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I like studying for final exams

farleySince I’ve got a final exam in Greek on Tuesday, I’m afraid the next two days will be a little bit sparse on the blog front. Don’t worry, fellow web addicts, I’ll try to give you something good to eat both days, it just won’t be accompanied by much of my witty repartee.

Now, many of you, mostly my friends from back down south, have seen the video below. I don’t think any of my friends from high school read this blog, so aside from my parents, none of you were at the actual event. The event is my high school graduation at which I was the salutatorian and therefore a speaker. As I’m writing this, I’m struggling to determine how much I should describe the events shown in the video below and how much I should just let the video speak for itself. I think I’ll leave it at this:

This is my high school graduation video. I was the first student speaker of the night. I didn’t give the speech that I turned in beforehand; instead I rewrote the hilarious Chris Farley SNL sketch, Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker (if you haven’t seen that sketch, watch it here first), and gave that speech. Here’s the video. This is not fake. This was my high school graduation. Enjoy…I did.

PS – After this speech, the local newspaper and eventually the AP ran stories about me getting kicked out. After I finally got my diploma two weeks later, I was interviewed on radio morning shows all over the country and featured on the front page of the locals section in the local newspaper. Also, some random person made a webpage about what happened. I have no idea who this person is, and the site has gone years without being updated. It’s a little creepy. If you want to know anything else about what happened with the speech you can ask questions in the comments section.

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