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a Dickensian tale for graduates living in harperland
June 23, 2012 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Rohinton Mistry's convocation speech to Ryerson [video - g&m, must wait for short ad) this link is to the text, with no ads, but hearing his reading is nice.
posted by chapps (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Did anyone make it through the first 30 seconds without falling asleep?
posted by anothermug at 4:26 PM on June 23, 2012


Ned? Ned Ryerson?
posted by sciurus at 4:28 PM on June 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I considered posting Chomsky's speech at St Andrews, but never found an online video.
posted by jeffburdges at 5:06 PM on June 23, 2012


you can see Chomsky get bonked on the head in deference to academic protocol (and then answer questions later about Scottish independence, language & texting, and the diamond jubilee) here
posted by chapps at 5:31 PM on June 23, 2012


I give the speaker extra points for the Bachman-Turner Overdrive reference.

Disclaimer: read the text quickly, didn't watch the video
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:31 PM on June 23, 2012


Did anyone make it through the first 30 seconds without falling asleep?

Spoken like a true Undergrad.
posted by ovvl at 4:29 PM on June 25, 2012


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