Monday, July 18, 2011

Wise Words for a Monday

In these days of Graduations and Graduation Speeches here are a couple of videos with awesome advise to impart.

First, the original video of THE SUNSCREEN SONG.  The lyrics are based on a column written by Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune in 1997.  The real title of the work is "Advise, like Youth, Probably Just Wasted on the Young".  In the introduction Ms. Schmich noted that were she called upon to give a commencement speech, this would be it.  Baz Luhrmann set her words to music in 1998.

And here is the Commencement Speech delivered by Conan O'Brien to the Class of 2011 at Dartmouth this past May.
It's long but it's worth watching the whole thing.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVED that when it was on the radio! And will play it for my daughter that I just rubbed sun burn lotion on just a little bit ago because she was feeling miserable.


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