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The Mothership - 2012-06-12

Saints preserve us, the muted clapping suggests few got the message. Elite high school my ass.

memedumpster - 2012-06-12

And he was never invited to speak anywhere ever again.

citrusmirakel - 2012-06-12

I'm gonna five star this on title alone. Then I'll watch it.

Simillion - 2012-06-12

It's pretty decent. I kind of wish it was shorter, that he would focus on just a few lines a lot more. Kids are fucking stupid, after all, even wherever-the-fuck this "prestigious" high school is. If a 25 year old in grad school, if a 35 year old teacher of grad students can't get his point with a speech like this, how the hell does he expect an 18 year old to?

Then again, it's pretty decent. I approve of his message, agree with it, and hope that it spreads to the same popular bullshit media that 18 year olds actually consume. (But it won't. His viewpoint is poison to consumerism, to corporate worship. It'll destroy the current leaders in our economy, and if he works too hard to spread this knowledge, he will probably only enjoy a failing career. And no, this isn't gangstalking. This is just groupthink, a well-described psychological phenomenon. This is people subconsciously maintaining status quo for their own sake: "buying makes me happy," and they will fight anyone who tries to burst that bubble, whether actively or passively, whether overtly or with microaggressions (well documented to do serious psychological harm, look up the term)).

So in sum, good try, guy.

memedumpster - 2012-06-12

Well... fight back. What else you got going on?

Simillion - 2012-06-17

A lot, right now. I'd like to think of myself as a butterfly still in the pupa stage. In a number of years I should hopefully be blooming and spreading my own version of this message as far and wide as possible, but I don't yet have the credentials to do that.

I'd also like to think there's thousands more out there like me, people from the current 18-30 generation who will eventually be respected and change how we educate our own kids to fit our future needs. As it is now, education isn't doing that.

Jet Bin Fever - 2012-06-12

Even though he says it a few times, that line was really a minor part of his message. It seemed to be more a speech about not feeling entitled to success and instead working to help others and preserve our human race. I really like his approach to the issue.

mon666ster - 2012-06-12

Speech ghostwritten by Tyler Durden.

TheSupafly - 2012-06-12

From what I heard was that most people loved this, and only a few people were upset.

CornOnTheCabre - 2012-06-12

Yeah, I think there was some misinterpretation going on about this speech going viral because people are entitled pricks who don't like being told they aren't special..

Really, this speech went viral because people are entitled pricks who insist upon seeing the world through facile, reductive platitudes and blame the world's problems on lazy stereotypes. This speech isn't anything special either.

Kid Fenris - 2012-06-12

Minus a star for the lazy, sexist crap at the beginning. How about those WEDDINGS, fellahs? Ain't they a drag?

CIWB - 2012-06-12

What you call "sexist", everyone else calls "absolutely true."

Xenocide - 2012-06-12

The "So what does this get me?" syndrome is absolutely one of the biggest, most malignant tumors currently spreading throughout our culture.

It took me a couple of decades to even recognize that I was buying into it. I'm still working to shake it. It's frustrating, but amazingly liberating.

FABIO - 2012-06-12

Jane Jensen?

FreeOJ - 2012-06-12

He came off a little pompous (especially at the beginning with the sexist jokes) but overall a hard but also important message to take.

kingofthenothing - 2012-06-14

Not sure how the wedding jokes were sexist. Sure, it didn't bring up gay marriage or how that works, but for straight people in America, what he said was true. More than that, though, weddings are kind of a symptom of the bigger problem, that people feel marriage is another achievement, like something they're supposed to do, instead of something they're going to enjoy doing.

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-06-12

David McCullough, formerly of The Kids in the Hall.

sosage - 2012-06-13

It's the eternally true moral of every graduation speech ever: that weddings are lopsided as shit and men should avoid the ritual as long as possible

...and then something about spending energy only on things that truly matter to you.

Aelric - 2012-06-13

It's actually not nearly as harsh as the headline suggests. I was hoping for some intelligent and true but drunken and spiteful diatribe calling all the kids stupid cunts and telling them they will all end up straing rubbing alcohol through toast by the dumpster behind Dunkin Donuts to wash the cock taste out of their mouth.

Yeah, it's obvious I'm a teacher, isn't it?

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-06-13

It's obvious that you haven't sucked a lot of cock. A Mentos will usually do the trick.

Caminante Nocturno - 2012-06-13

Yes, but people who eat Mentos after sucking cock always look so trashy and unrefined.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2012-06-13


Nonsense. They look fresh! And full of life!


poopy - 2013-02-16

Doesn't matter what comes, fresh goes better with life!

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