Speaking at College Graduation

April 18, 2009

I was invited to speak at Art Center’s commencement today. It was the first time I’ve spoken at a college graduation. The college also gave me an honorary degree: Doctorate of Humane Letters. For those of you who are interested, I’ll try to get a video of the speech up here soon.

Chester told me he’s going to start calling me “Dr. Shinoda,” HA!


PS – sorry about the blurry photo πŸ™‚




  1. nine84 on February 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Thats great! Congratulation!! What an honor. You deserved it! Whats that for a feeling to get such a honor? I promised: I don`t want you to ask about doctor games ever! lol πŸ˜‰ I hope you`ll post the vid of it soon πŸ˜€ CONGRATS DR. SHINODA!!! XD

  2. Coley21 on April 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Congrats Mike!!! Im Soo proud of you!! thats awesome!!

    hahahah Dr.Shinoda..thats awesome!!


  3. Rose_ChazyChaz on April 26, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I never posted a comment before and I think this is a great time to start. The more I read about you, the more I find you fascinating. A special person and a complete artist. Congratulations, Mike! Chester is right: we should call you doctor, after all, you deserve! I wish you a brilliant year with great achievements like this and I hope to see a concert of Linkin Park here in Brazil again. We will be happy to receive you. Kisses from your Brazilian fan
    PS1: I read many comments about your hair. To me, you’re so perfect as always.
    PS2: Sorry for my poor English

  4. analoggirl on April 25, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Congratulations! What an honour. πŸ™‚ I’d love to ask you what exactly a Doctorate of Humane Letters entails, but I’m still fixated on “Dr. Shinoda”. I hope that means that you play Doctor now. haha

  5. Samemax on April 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations! My branch are translation studies, but I like art and since I’m working on my PhD-thesis on intersemiotic translation, have more pleasure with it. I like Your artwork, even more I like the fact, that You are supporting cultural institutions like the museum. But most of all I like Your support for the students, who need financial help to become who they should. We have things in common, I see πŸ™‚
    Best greets!

  6. Kaolla_Shiori on April 23, 2009 at 5:48 am

    LAWL Dr. Shinoda sounds funky on you. Can’t really imagine you being introduced as “Dr. Shinoda” at interviews and stuff though XD I hope you get to give another speech and I get to hear it! I’m on my path to ACCD and I’m trying my best to keep on that path =X I’m studying Visual Communications in school now and hopefully I’ll graduate with a degree and a good portfolio that will get me a scholarship to ACCD… it’d be really cool if we met there XD

  7. Neem on April 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, good for you, Mike! Or would you prefer ‘Dr. Shinoda’? : ) Tell Chester it sounds great,though.Nadia, my baby sister and I are very happy for you. Here is one more reason to rejoice about the man whose music and art brought us closer than ever before! How did you feel up there on the podium? I would also like to thank you for being an inspiration to someone who is mortally afraid of public speaking. I am going to finish my BA in a couple of months and hopefully, I will be able to keep my legs from turning into Jell-O when I go a nd make my acceptance speech in front of a packed hall.
    Best wishes for all you do!

  8. Charlotte_Jay on April 22, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations Mike! now my inspiration is “Dr.Michael Shinoda!”

    You rock Doctor!


  9. Mikado on April 22, 2009 at 5:19 am

    …”DR. SHINODA”…yeah, that sounds sooo great, hahaha! LOL. Chester is so right. Good job, man. Waiting for the video.
    So congratiulations “DR. SHINODA”…youΒ΄re the best!!!

  10. Hawaii_LP_fan on April 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Congratulations Sensei Mike! GREAT job receiving a honorary degree and speaking words of wisdom to the 2009 graduates! Look forward to hearing your awesome speech! Thanks for sharing Mike. πŸ™‚ P.S. Mr. Chester is such a hoot isn’t he? haha

  11. sammysamsam on April 21, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Mike you look great, you must be so proud , well done , you can be my doctor any time xx

  12. tpbarbosa on April 21, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Congratz Mike! I’ll be waiting to watch the video!
    I’m sure you had done a great job up there ^^
    Dr. Shinoda :p lol Chaz is hilarious ;p

  13. Aditya_the_warrior_within on April 21, 2009 at 3:40 am

    cool dr.shinoda !!! πŸ˜€

  14. saif on April 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    wowwww!!! congrats mike…

  15. bryan2426 on April 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats Mr. Shinoda! You’re awesome, love ya!

  16. Loukkid on April 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Congratulations Dr.Shinoda πŸ™‚ you are genius !!!!!
    always love you Mike

  17. ThunderStrike on April 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “Dr. Shinoda” LOL!! Maybe you can take care of Chester everytime he falls sick πŸ˜‰

  18. ShadowerLiltani on April 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    That is so cool, lucky you! Were you nervous at all? I would feel very awkward like… I think it would be funny if the community college I’m going to asked me to give a speech at a future graduation. Maybe because as a whole, I can’t take my college seriously, lol. I guess at a four year school, where you worked much harder, this is much neater.

  19. JackShinoda on April 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Dr. Shinoda……waiting the video!!! good job

  20. Franny on April 20, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Watch out people! Dr. Shinoda is gunna get ya! hehehe good job mike πŸ™‚ you re always awesome!!!! love you xxx

  21. Alexandra1984 on April 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations!! “Ever to excel and stand far above all others”(Homer,Iliad 6. 208).

  22. anaslinkin on April 20, 2009 at 11:35 am


  23. bojkic on April 20, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Dr Shinoda,

    Congratulations!!! Great news and what a great honor! Mike, you are the man!!! Really! All that hard work is now paying off and we hope that this will stimulate you to make more beutiful things we can listen to and watch :D. I am very proud that you have been my idol for almost 10 years now and never have I thought that I had made a wrong choice. But after this, I guess you could say I am very smart too, as I recognized that you are the person that I should look up to, even when you had just over 20 and I was in early teens. So, I am proud of myself a bit too πŸ˜€

    I guess you celebrated this and had a lot of fun! WE HAVE TO SEE AND THAT SPEECH SOON!
    Bojan, Serbia

  24. Diana_LP_adicted on April 20, 2009 at 11:10 am


  25. Sintia on April 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I’m proud to say that I’m very happy for you and as always…. your work. It goes to show hard work DOES pay off esp. when its something you truly love doing. Like the other comments before….does this mean you may change your name to Dr. Mike Shinoda? haha I can’t see you realisticly doing that unless its for professional reasons at an approperate time. πŸ˜€
    but then again you may surprise us! 😑 Thanks again for sharing the great news with us Dr. Micheal K. Shinoda….I mean Mike! Hope all is good with you, LP, and your families.

  26. gilovesmike on April 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Hi Mike, congratulations baby!!!! iΒ΄m so proud of you and never change, i wish to have the same talent. have a nice day love you.
    PS, put if you can the video of this meeting.

  27. nikkiann0100 on April 20, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Thats so great. Congrats Mike. If you cant get the video, at least tell us what your speech was about.

  28. LiyanaNaznim on April 20, 2009 at 8:13 am

    you’ve always been my inspiration.
    congrats Dr.Mike! πŸ™‚

  29. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on April 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

    heey Mike πŸ™‚ congrats, im so happy for you πŸ™‚ u look so happy in that pic, dont u? πŸ™‚ and dont worry 4 the quality of the pic XDXD DR Shinoda, HA. that sounds pretty funny XDXD but i think u deserve it πŸ™‚ take care and have a great day ^^ Gabry

  30. drshinoda1 on April 20, 2009 at 6:39 am


  31. lptemplar on April 20, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Congratulations Mike!
    Keep doing awsome things ;] All the best wishes from Bulgaria!

  32. zahra on April 20, 2009 at 5:25 am

    OMG HAHA U DO LOOK LIKE A DOCTOR thats sooooo cool!!!..lol….haha….omg mike i think ur making me fall in love with art school….ITS SOOO COOOL!!!…..omg lucky those who saw ur conference…..why does every one have to bee sooo lucky???.lol….kiding….omg i cant wait to see what u were talking about…..post the video really fast i will be waiting 4 u…and omg i have to wake up 4am in the morning to CHAT WITH PHI!!! I CANT WAIT!!! i hope i dont sleep through it…..,,,,have a nice day …tc…bye

  33. DayBreaker on April 20, 2009 at 4:07 am

    wowwww You are so smart guy…Congratulations…

    I waiting the video…

    Little girl from Thailand ^__________^

    Love Youuuuu

  34. Shinodabestfriend on April 20, 2009 at 2:56 am

    woow… that suits really great on you! Dr. Shinoda… it’s cool, man! you really deserve this! …but… YOU CUT YOUR HAIR AGAIN?!?!?!?! -.- mikeeee!!!!

  35. Wotur11 on April 20, 2009 at 2:39 am

    ha im the 100 comment πŸ™‚ hahaha chaz ‘s funny πŸ™‚ “Dr. Shinoda” so funny and unique πŸ™‚

  36. M4LL0RY on April 20, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Dr. Shinoda? Kawaii! I like saying that..Dr. Shinoda. Shhhiinnooddaaa. It’s a fun name to speak. -^_^-

    Congrats, anyways. πŸ™‚

  37. Shelby1967 on April 20, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Congratulations Dr. Mike Shinoda. You actually don’t look like a Dr.You don’t have a gray beard, huge glasses and all that things that would make you look like a doctor but who cares right…? Seriously I’m really happy that now I can say that my favorite painter is Dr. Michael K. Shinoda…

  38. Leconte on April 20, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Congratulations Mike!! You’re really cool!! Keep up the good work!!

  39. sassi_lp on April 20, 2009 at 12:03 am

    So for the next record the credits will be “Dr. Michael K. Shinoda – Vocals, Guitar, Piano” or what? That’s weird, sounds like you’re the professor and the rest of the guys are your students…kinda. I guess Chester is hoping to annoy you with that haha but great job Mike, you can be proud of that!

  40. lynndarwinharris on April 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Congratulations Mike (Dr. Shinoda)!! Well deserved honor. Can’t wait to see the video! Have a good Monday!

  41. Zara on April 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Shinoda!

  42. nillp on April 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    @i was feeling like a bi**h, for taking too long to back here the school is killing me anyway. i’m up to date with your blog; finally!@

    aaah. you cut your hair again! 😦 anyway~ dude, i mean, Dr. [x)] i’m really happy and excited for you; congrats!

    cannot wait to see your speech.. lucky guys; i’d give anything to have you making a speech at my graduation! i’m so fucking proud of you..! :’)

    tell Chester that i loved the “Dr. Shinoda” thing.. x)

    call me perverted or what, but “Dr. Shinoda” sounded kind of dirty to me at first instance; especially coming from Chester :B sorry for this. ;x

    [old, but, did you see (http://digg.com/d1n58e)?

    take care Dr.
    mk’nil β™₯

  43. Rex on April 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I’m gonna wear a “Dr. Shinoda” t-shirt during the Taipei concert. Look out for it!

  44. linkinladie328 on April 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    oh, Dr. Shinoda. hmhmhm.


  45. Ayden_K on April 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Hm Dr.Shinoda?Nice has a ring to it,(once again Chester has a good idea)…Yes I can’t wait to see the video.The photo isn’t that blurry…and those are some lucky graduates,

  46. shan1105 on April 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    congrats, that is so cool. i bet you had a blast. all hail Dr. Shinoda

  47. HarryHeadbanger on April 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    You totally & truly deserve that, Dr.Shinoda πŸ˜‰
    Waiting for the video !

  48. Madlen on April 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Dr Shinoda…we expect you to show us the video asap:)It sounds so cool…Dr Shinoda:DLOL anyway congrats!You totally deserve it!And your hair is shorter…I had to point that out!:D

  49. numbrocker02 on April 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Hmm, I think Chester’s on to something. Dr. Shinoda has a ring to it. πŸ˜‰ Of course we want the vid!! This is so awesome Mike!! I’m so happy for you!! That must have been really exciting! Congratulations Mike!! aka Dr. Shinoda πŸ˜€

  50. NoMoreSorrowGirl on April 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Shinoda!…have you notice that everyone is calling you Dr. Shinoda…LOL…not bad!…Of course Doc all of us is interested on that speech video…I wonder what your speech is :)…hope it’s inspiring one…of course it is :)…was that a certificate your holding at!?

    PS: Did someone ask you an authograph? And how does it feel to become a speaker on your beloved Art Center?

  51. mack on April 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations Dr.Shinoda! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  52. NeneLP88 on April 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Oh Congratulations Mike! πŸ˜€ You got your degree without even studying for a single exam.. I’m soooo jealous! XD

    Btw.. and now? Have you considered starting to teach? No wait, that wouldn’t be a good idea.. Your classes would be overcrowded. πŸ™‚

  53. Jordana on April 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Mike! IΒ΄m so proud of you! .

  54. Keres on April 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    “Dr. Shinoda”…..I’m with Chester on this one πŸ™‚ Congrats Mike.

  55. lucky_cat on April 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations! Me too, wanna hear your speech, Dr. πŸ™‚
    It’s the same college where you studied and graduated once, right? Must be an awesome feeling!

  56. murry on April 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Man, even our President couldn’t get an honorary degree. Haha… Dr. Michael K. Shinoda, D.H.L. has a pretty good ring to it.

  57. YuN_RoCks on April 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    WOHOOOO this is great! really proud of you Mikey, congrats! and Chaz is awesome as always. PS: I want your “long” hair back!!!

  58. lp_fm_fan on April 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    rofl! Dr. Shinoda! πŸ˜›

    gosh i hate speeches so badly, lol. My heart starts beating like crazy. Even a small audience, or just family, somehow I need to get over that. eek. lol.

  59. dianlucas on April 19, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations, Shinoda πŸ™‚

    P.S.: Old school hair o/

  60. RedD_aka_Fluke on April 19, 2009 at 11:31 am

    “Chester told me he’s going to start calling me “Dr. Shinoda,” HA!” -Oh, yeah! Awesome)

  61. iamsatan on April 19, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I would definitely like to see your speech because I’m graduating in May with a BA in Graphic Design.

  62. spraypaintNinkpens on April 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Reminds me of the time you wrote a doctors note excusing us from school because the rising tied came out ha.

  63. miKer0cks on April 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Awww Dr. Shinoda!!! What a cute pic πŸ˜‰ I don’t mind it’s blury, I like it….you look great πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see the video too πŸ™‚ Btw did you get a haircut or is it just me?

    I have an idea…Take the honorary degree and put it in your wall but also sign it but not as you usually sign stuff…sign as Dr. Shinoda. Hehe πŸ˜›

    PS. i f a get a m&g this summer here in Greece I’l tell you this: “Dr. Shinoda, could you plz tell me a few tips to make my drawings even better?” Seriously I’ll ask you that πŸ™‚

  64. pandora426 on April 19, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Hi Dr. Shinoda… lol… hope the speech went great.. i want to see the speech too… can’t wait for the album.. i loved the photos u had put up a few days ago… hope to see u and the rest of the guys in concert one day!!!

  65. NataliaForgotten on April 19, 2009 at 10:09 am

    God, I’m so proud of you, Mike! Congratulations, Dr. Shinoda, haha! I want to listen to your speech so bad, what was it about? Bet you were very nervous. XD

  66. pink_skull on April 19, 2009 at 9:43 am

    wooooooow Dr.shinoda that’s great,congrats!i’m proud!! oh please try to get that video i really like to hear you take care.

  67. xomusicmaniac94 on April 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

    CONGRATS!! I had to google Doctorate of Humane Letters: “The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters is always conferred as an honorary degree, usually to those who have distinguished themselves in areas other than science, government, or religion”…So you have distinguished yourself as a Doctor in Art–awesome! I hope that i will be as successful as you someday. Not that i would really want to speak at a commencement because of my fear of oral speeches lol…And i don’t exactly want to be famous either. But still. I wish to be recognized for my achievements and talents in the future like you are (rightfully so).

  68. rockermeg on April 19, 2009 at 9:32 am

    That is so great!!!
    Ahahahaha Dr Michael Shinoda…it’s got a ring to it πŸ˜‰
    Congratulations!! What does it mean…exactly? “Humane Letters” ?
    Well doooone!
    You cut your hair short again… O.o

  69. Eddie on April 19, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Hey Mike, that’s fantastic! Congratulations! Yeah, I would like to see a video of your speech! It will be awesome! Also, YOU HAD A HAIRCUT!!!!!!! Hope to see you face – to – face in a meet n greet Mike, or……., I have to say Dr. Mike Shinoda!!! Keep going Mike!!!!

  70. N_C_O on April 19, 2009 at 8:42 am

    uuuhh…Dr.Shinoda!!! Congratulations on your degree! πŸ™‚
    You really deserve it!
    and yes…i would like to see your speech, too.
    have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  71. PankakeMunky on April 19, 2009 at 8:34 am

    that sounds awesome. can’t wait until you put up the speech. i think we should all start calling you dr. shinoda from now on, even at the meet and greets.

  72. mshcooper on April 19, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Congrats Mike! =D

  73. MS_Ineedyou on April 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations Mike! Or should i say, Dr.Shinoda. I wish you’d speak at my high school graduation haha. I’m only a freshman though :p// But still!! Haha.In the LPU chatroom a couple days back we were talking about dance moves right? and i was like .. we should totally name one after Mike. Cause someone would just be dancing .. and you hear someone say “Look!! He’s doin’ the Shinoda!” i think it would be hilarious haha. But that’s just me :p —Brooke P.S– Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  74. lilaznoreo on April 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Congrats on the Honorary degree! There goes Mike Shinoda, Here comes Dr. Shinoda!

  75. STINGER_LP on April 19, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Congratulations Dr. Shinoda from all of the Ukrainian fans at LinkinParkCrimea.com!!! πŸ™‚ It’s really great, Mike! We’re so happy for you. It emphasizes once again your incredible art talent! Wish you good luck with your new paintings and art show, and looking forward to see video of your speech and honorary degree awarding πŸ˜‰

    P.S. “Dr. Shinoda” sounds great! We’ll call you like that at the upcoming LP show in Russia (if you don’t minde) =)))

  76. RachaelLP on April 19, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Well, congratulations then haha. So now we have The Chemist AND Dr Shinoda, awesome.

  77. Kalini on April 19, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations! Are you the first Rock/ Rap star to get an honorary Doctor’s degree? Yes, the photo is a little blurry, but that’s not the problem. Looking at the photo, I can see that you’re the only one who doesn’t wear a suit, at least you wear a shirt. Mike, you’ve been invited to speak at a college graduation and to be given an honorary degree! It’s OK that you prefer casual clothes, but sometimes you need to follow the dress code! Please, take it as an advice! The way you dress shows your attitude to the event you attend. If you wear a suit you show your appreciation and respect to all the people there (of course when the event requires it). Well, I’d like to hear your speech! KK

  78. Ana_ on April 19, 2009 at 6:49 am

    It almost happened on my birthday (April,17)… lol Congratulations on Honorary degree Dr. Shinoda! :p You really deserve it! You seem very happy in the picture. πŸ™‚ Seriously, I’m proud to be your fan! Looking forward to hear your speech. Kisses, Ana.

  79. MarishkaLP on April 19, 2009 at 6:49 am

    WOW! Congratulations Mike!!!

  80. noidea on April 19, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Congratulation Dr. Shinoda!!!! haha!! Can’t wait to see the video.

    BTW, again, Chester makes me laugh so hard.

  81. cuz on April 19, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I am so proud of you, Dr. Shinoda πŸ™‚ You should see my grin at the moment! I’d love to see the video. It’s so nice they invited you, I guess graduates were so excited and happy to have you at such day. And Chester always know what to say πŸ˜‰ Congratulations Mike!!!

    PS. Photo is cool as it is πŸ™‚

  82. Lvix on April 19, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Okaay uuh Dr. Shinoda,

    Well done!


  83. Chemist999 on April 19, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Academic degrees are groovy. πŸ˜€ Especially when you don’t have to write a thesis and defend it to acquire them.

  84. Giti on April 19, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Congratulations for you honory degree, and Dr. Shinoda sounds very cool, i can’t wait to see the video of your speech!!
    Best wishes

  85. DinaraLP on April 19, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Wow! This is the coolest new that I’va known the last time!!! My congradulations, Mike! oh, sorry, Dr.Shinoda!;)

  86. Duragon on April 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Way to go Dr. Shinoda πŸ™‚ unfortnatly, i have to agree with Carla. Miss the Nodahawk.

  87. Shinoda77 on April 19, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Oh Mike congrats! You totally deserved it! Oh and your new hair cut, beginning of the mtm, love it as always πŸ™‚

  88. Janni_Loves_LP on April 19, 2009 at 4:44 am

    wow, Mike! or should I say Dr. Shinoda? haha.. Congratulations on your degree! πŸ˜€ seriously, now I’m more proud of being a fan of yours, if that’s even possible! You’re such an inspiration to me! And yes, I’d also love to watch your speech.. Again HUGE congratulations from Denmark! πŸ˜‰ – Janni

  89. Carla on April 19, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Haha, congratuatltions Dr. Mike for getting the honorary degree! πŸ˜€ Now I think I’d rather call you that too. I also am looking forward to your speech. Oh yeah, didn’t actually notice you had a haircut until people mentioned it lol. Honestly, I loved the Nodahawk.

  90. RazToritsuki on April 19, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Yo… Doc…
    haha well wat can i say? gratz on ur doctorate n im lookin 4wrd 2 seein ur vid- cuz as u can imagine… we r indeed interestid… πŸ˜‰ … hope dat da students didnt… u no… lyk run up 2 u r beg u 4 a picture/kiss/’autogram’ etc etc… wow…
    luvin da orange colour coordination in da pic btw =)

  91. MusicIsHealthy on April 19, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Congratulations Mike or should I say Dr. Shinoda πŸ™‚ Thats really great. We’re all so proud of you. πŸ™‚
    I’m really looking forward to hear the speech.

    take care of youβ™₯ see you

  92. _MiHaRu_ on April 19, 2009 at 3:58 am

    wow!!congratulations Dr. Shinoda!!!!!
    our Mikey has got an honorary degree!! hat’s off
    (I’m going to do like Chester and call you Doc πŸ˜› )
    I’m so proud of you!!I can’t wait to see the video of your speech!!
    (ps..Mike!I agree with pinkwater3..why have you cut your beautiful hair??)..anyway..again my congrats Doc!!!kisses

  93. PinkWater3 on April 19, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Ok, I’m normally not one to care much about the appearance, but ugh, why cut the hair? This is definitely a very big loss to the many of us who were worshipping the nodahawk. As for the honorary degree, congrats! You deserve it, doctor. Looking forward to hear the speech.

  94. NJMikai on April 19, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Congratulations Dr. Shinoda πŸ™‚

  95. linkinparc on April 19, 2009 at 3:36 am

    you fool posted a thumbnail of the picture, and its allrite, but your layout coding makes every picture fit to the box, thats why rob looks so blurry too..


    dr.shinoda sounds like Dr. Shiwago haha

  96. Ainur on April 19, 2009 at 3:23 am

    hi Mikey. how are you?
    my congratulations. Dr. Shinoda)
    i writing you for the first time, and happy)
    i have request for you, please.
    can you arrive in Kazakstan? after Russian,
    your fans in Kazakstan cant arrive to Sn. Peterburg, because all tikets are finished.
    can you and your group give a concert in Almaty city (Apple city ^_^) please!!!!
    with the best wishes. Ainur (we love you!!)
    PS – my apologize for bad english and mistakes) I love you and your music)))
    (answer me, please)

  97. Ash75 on April 19, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Congratulations, DR. SHINODA! ! !
    HA! ;DDDD
    Put up your speech, oww I can’t wait! Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  98. Daga280 on April 19, 2009 at 3:09 am

    wooo Mike !! this is important degree !! πŸ˜€ CONGRATULATIONS ! only ppl who REALLY have something to say gets such degrees πŸ™‚

    and YEES please get the video from your speech !! πŸ™‚ im very interested wot you’ve said πŸ™‚

  99. Merecy on April 19, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Hi Mike
    Congratulations ^.^
    & Have a great Day

  100. Joie on April 19, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Wow, big news!!! Congratulations Dr Shinoda πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  101. Sharisse on April 19, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations! I would love to see the video of the speech whenever you have the time to get it up here. Seriously, is there anything you can’t do?

  102. antje on April 19, 2009 at 2:04 am

    uuuhhhhh…. I am impressed, Dr. Shinoda! Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚ This is pretty cool.
    Look forward to see the video…. πŸ™‚

  103. liope on April 19, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Congratulations Dr. Shinoda!!!! We are all so proud of you!! Find me an other rock star that speaks to universities and gets honored too!!!!! ^_^ You’re the best Doctor keep it up!!!! πŸ™‚ oh and plesase get us that video!! πŸ™‚

  104. KOBSHI on April 19, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Haha, I love you man, you always surprise me, Yes, I’m extremely interested in your speech, please put it up as fast as you can! So, Chester went to that college with you? Thats why he called you Dr.Shinoda? Anyway, Chester should be more obeyed to you right? Mr.Doctor? hehe. By the way, hope you can get a doctorate in MUSIC someday too : )

  105. KATHYxx on April 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

    “Dr. Shinoda will see you now” haha

    I need to google what that is because I’ve never heard of a doctorate like that. You also make it look ridiculously easy to get one lol.

  106. pat on April 19, 2009 at 12:50 am

    from now on I will call you also Dr.shinoda Ahaha congratulations on your degree = D

  107. Aline on April 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Hello Mr. Shnoda,
    Congratulations on doctor’s degree!!! you deserve for that=)
    I think all of us are interested in the video)))
    hope things going great on the record! We wish you luck and wait impatiently for the new album.
    Don’t forget about Ukraine=) greetings

  108. gaby_ on April 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

    haha dr.shinoda !!!!! cool πŸ˜€ ….

  109. CuteWhiteBunny on April 19, 2009 at 12:43 am

    congratulations on your degree Dr. Shinoda

  110. Dori on April 19, 2009 at 12:18 am

    That’s great, Mike! You look so proud! Where is that ugly-ass cap and gown that they make you where when getting an honorary degree!? lol

  111. Smarky on April 19, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I love these kinda speeches, I’d love to hear what you talked about and more of your views/advice =) I loved Steve Jobs talk in 2005 “stay hungry, stay foolish” did you hear it? it’s on youtube!

  112. CoLOrBLiNd on April 18, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I need to listen to one of your lectures Dr. Michael Shinoda…wwooww that sounds kind of hawt lol

    …btw you should come speak at USC’s commencement πŸ™‚

  113. HaveFunLiar on April 18, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Wow, but you should also got this on degree, Master of Lie.

  114. Cyan on April 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    wow~dr.shinoda! cant wait to listen to your lecture! XD
    and i”m so looking forward to lp and chaz’s new albums! hope everything goes well! ^^

  115. ThePrincess on April 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations … woow Doctorate of Humane Letters and Hot Famous Rockstar !! .. oh what a perfect fusion ( believed That made me love you even more Hehe ) … anyway is that new haircut DR Shinoda ???

  116. JoeyDC on April 18, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    So, Dr. Shinoda huh? πŸ˜‰ Well, the title would definitely fit you better than something like Dr. Bennington ;). Anyway, congratulations! You look so proud on the photo, and I am happy that you got this opportunity. I sure would like to see a video of the speech! I do believe all your hard work pays you off sooner or later, and you are surely a great role model, Mike. I am sure your wife, family and friends are so proud of you! Greetings from Boston.

  117. AilinaAnn on April 18, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    congrats doctor shinoda.u go mike can’t wait for july and the new lp album.good luck on everything.and thanks for the song leave out all the rest that song helped me through my dad’s death thanks.love,Ailina

  118. outlawserenade on April 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Soo.. how do one get about to get that Doctorate of Humane Letters? — write many letters that are humane in nature? }ggls{

    Congrats, anyway, Doc.

  119. mike_n_LP_4ever on April 18, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    OMG! Look at how cute you look you in the pic(the small one that’s not blurry. :P)!!! Your hair is short again! Either that, or you didnt spike it up. πŸ™‚ That was really nice of them to do that. Congratulations! I really want to see the video Mike! I mean…Dr. Shinoda? πŸ˜› Peace out Doc. Shinoda πŸ™‚


    PS — The LPU vid: “Shinoda is sex” xP And have you heard of, ‘Aint Nuttin But A G Thang’ by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre and ‘It Was a Good Day’ by Ice Cube?<< That song is so magical !!! πŸ™‚ That song gets me happy all the time; no matter what! πŸ™‚

  120. tinkerbella26 on April 18, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Dude, that’s awesome. Were you nervous? I mean I know you’re used to playing in front of thousands of people, but this is kinda different, no? Well, I’m sure you left some words of encouragement. Congrats dude!


  121. durg on April 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    aww πŸ˜€

  122. Anstice on April 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    …You got all of your gorgeous hair hacked off =( I’m going to go curl in a ball and die.
    Congratulations, though =) That’s really awesome ❀

  123. Ranger111133 on April 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Dr. Shinoda!!!! sweetest nickname ever lol mike i was wondering if you know what ur head/hat size is? i wanted to get u a sweet looking hat and give it to u at a meet n greet next year when you guys go on tour (trust me it’s an amazing hat)

  124. WonderG on April 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Thats krazy!
    Dr.Shinodas the name&Speaking is my game;D
    Cant wait for the video!

  125. deadbyke on April 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    cool man。。。。
    looking forward to the video
    i have been waiting for new CD for so long!
    Mike!be quick!

  126. po2ja on April 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulations on your doctorate Mike. You deserve it

  127. Lizzy on April 18, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Hi Mike! Congratulations for your doctorate! You really deserve it!
    I’m a big fan of your work, that’s why I’m going to make a seminary about your work on my University. I’m going to work with your paintings and your exhibitions. First of all I want you to give permission for me to talk about your work, and if it is possible if you can put some more information about your next exhibition here on your blog, ’cause I need some material to make a research and to talk about. I really thank you! Congratulations again, you are doing a really good work!
    PS: All of us want you see your speech, it’s going to be awesome!

  128. Jaclyn on April 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Congrats Dr Shinoda!!! That’s really great news and you look awesome, shining with happyness on the pic!

    Btw me and my friends started calling you Dr Shinoda some time ago πŸ˜€ coz you deserve this degree like no one else!

    Looking forward to watch and hear your speech ❀

  129. soyuneik on April 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Ha, thats whats up. I probably would have called you that too. Or ProfShOdah.
    Must be a Piscean thing.

  130. Maaark on April 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Well I’ll call you “Dr. Shinoda” for a while too. I’m really happy for you man! Congratulations on your honorary degree! I’m sure you deserve it (Even I don’t get the “Humane Letters” part. It has nothing to do with your course at college, does it?)

    Hell yea we want a video! And maybe some HQ pics too.

    By the way what was your speech about?

    You rock Dr Shinoda! Talk to you soon.

  131. burningdaylight on April 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    aww!!!! that’s awesome!!! congrats on your honorary degree – after all the work you’ve done, you definitely deserve it!!!!! but what’s a doctorate of humane letters? (i know what a doctorate is, i just don’t know what the humane letters part is) ps: and yes, i would like to see your speech. that would be awesome. ^_^

  132. Shinobi_Ninja on April 18, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Dr.Shinoda , I want some to study this subject with my favourite band lol

  133. Curiosa on April 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Hey CONGRATS! That’s really great & what an honor. πŸ™‚

    If you still lurk fmmb you’ll remember I once mentioned that you’re really good at teaching. Of course the girls did make a point that your female students would be too busy paying attention to you & not the lecture. :)~ Reminds me of the Indiana Jones lecture scene where his student had written “I Love you” (I think) on her eyelids & he felt a bit uncomfortable. lol

    Anyway great news. πŸ™‚ Any word about SOB? πŸ™‚

    Have a good weekend. πŸ™‚

  134. allUK3473 on April 18, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    LOL! Congrats Dr. Shinoda!

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