, Barbara Kingsolver
, Barack Obama
, and J.K. Rowling
inspired the hell out of Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Wesleyan, and Harvard graduates this year.
If you're a big fan of pomp and circumstance, you'll also want to check out these: Chuck Norris
at Liberty University, Samantha Power
at Pitzer College, and Michelle Nijhuis
at Reed College. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Jun 8, 2008 -
Typical jokes aside, the Make Your Own Bush Speech
application is a great use of flash.
Some fun hints: layer phrases over one another for added effect, and always end with the "afghanistan and beyond" blurb. Now if I could only save the speeches out as mp3 files, and layer some beats underneath...
posted by mathowie
on Sep 26, 2002 -
Stealing from the "real" President?
In a bit of a follow up to a thread
last week whereupon Bush joked that he'd only go into deficit spending if he hit the "budget trifecta" of war, recession and national emergency. Well, nobody could ever find proof that he'd said any such thing during the campaign. As it turns out, it's because it was Gore who said it. In related news, it turns out that Bush "borrowed" his June 24th Tough on Palestine
speech from Natan Sharansky, Israel's deputy prime minister, who published almost a word for word version
of the speech back on May 3rd.
posted by dejah420
on Jul 2, 2002 -