Ellen Commencement Speech

May 23, 2009

I know this post is pretty random…but after seeing my commencement speech, my friend showed me this one. I don’t really follow her or watch her show, but Ellen DeGeneres might be a genius.

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41 Comments

  1. JohannesK on May 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

    video has been removed =(

  2. MusicalMorphine on May 26, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Brilliant speech. Humour with some important points thrown in. Or maybe important points with humour? Anyway, love Ellen.

  3. Yuki on May 26, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Oh wow this speech was awesome! It would’ve been perfect for me, like, this is exactly what I needed to hear! Amazing! Thanks for putting this up Mike. And I liked your speech to🙂

  4. NoFace on May 25, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Ellen is totally love! I’m glad you got her on your blog finally. I LMAO when she started quoting PCD. That woman is made of so much awesomeness. Her speech and yours remind me most of V for Vendetta, when Evey found Valerie’s letter and what she said “It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch we are free.” Integrity. Those pages got me all the time, touched the very depth of me and still has the power to bring tears to my eyes. As a music fan, I wish you best to keep your integrity making your music. Don’t let the veil of the so called celebrity status or some fake harmony blind your eyes. Art starts from resistance and integrity keeps it truly alive. Something cannot be sold.

  5. rockermeg on May 25, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Hahahahaha!!! That’s hilarious, i love it.
    Wow, she lost everything because she told the truth? Man…
    You need to practice your stand-up Mike🙂
    xxx

  6. soyuneik on May 25, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Ha, Exactly. When my fleas came to visit I killed them. That actually wasn’t intended as a metaphor but we can run with it…
    Not gay yet, but they assume I am because I actually wear clothing. Success is freedom, now. Proving that you don’t have to strip to be someone?..priceless.

  7. lp_fm_fan on May 25, 2009 at 1:10 am

    LMAO, I love it. I laughed so much and it’s like 3AM, I can’t sleep and now I really can’t sleep because of the video. Looking for iPod nano cases for my mom, just bought it for her birthday. I realized my family has turned into apple freaks. This is also random but since you were random first I’m just babbling because I can’t sleep.

    ANYWAY take care and remember the planet is just fine, thank goodness I was getting worried. LOL. I so needed to laugh. GRACIAS, MIKE.

  8. JaySinkie on May 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

    This is completely off-topic Mike, but I thought you’d like to know that Hahninator from LPLive just got the DJ Lethal (feat. Chester Bennington) “State of the Art” track directly from DJ Lethal himself. The server is BUSY, and may be down when you check it, but it’s up on LPLive.net!

  9. Gerardo on May 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    yeah, Elen Degeneres is very funny dude…..I sawher show sometimes…..peace bro🙂

  10. frgtnhvymtal on May 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    yours was sooo much better XP

  11. mano_lprx on May 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Lol… Yup, Ellen is pretty much awesome!! : ]

  12. murry on May 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    God, I love her. Have you ever seen one of her stand-up specials? She’s hysterical. Always. Both your speech and hers were much better than the one at my commencement. We had David McCullough, the author of 1776. Then the next day I had to sit through convocation with the Lt. Governor of Oklahoma. A tad on the boring side. And it was hot and stretched on forever. Still, it was the best couple days of my life, so far.

  13. NoMoreSorrowGirl on May 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Yeah!…she is really a genius!

    Awesome speech!…much better than you!….hehe!joke!

  14. bojkic on May 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    LMAO!!!!!!!😀

  15. Madlen on May 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I really like Ellen…she’s so funny:)I’ve watched videos from her show a few times and I find it pretty cool…she’s cool:)

  16. Lori on May 24, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I LOVE ELLEN🙂 she’s soooo funny!! i saw this last week COMMON CEMENT!!! :P:P her stand ups great too PS check out the old dude to her right, hes luvin it

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  18. lucky_cat on May 24, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Who the hell is she ?! (ok, ok, I’ll find it out myself …) She’s f***ing amazing and proves once more what I’ve always supposed: Real humor is just the flip side of pain.
    EDIT: Meanwhile I found out it even exists a petition on the internet to bring her show to Germany, LOL.

  19. MS_Ineedyou on May 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

    “And the creepy spanish teacher.” LMAO !! XDD I still like your speech better though XDD Mike !! I went to Chinatown yesterday in Chicago. (i live about 2 hours away from Chicago) Anyway, i was wearing my LPU shirt, and this random girl came up to me saying something in Chinese then i heard “Linkin Park!” and she SOUNDED excited .. so i was like .. “yes” and she was like jumping and laughing and going on in Chinese and brought her friends over and had a discussion about how much we all love Linkin Park XDD i had no idea what they were saying, but it was fun XDD —Brooke .

  20. 4n174 on May 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I really like both of the speeches. Speaking of commencement speeches, Jon Stewart’s commencement speech at the College of William & Mary, and Stephen Colbert’s speech at Knox College were also pretty awesome.

  21. Kalini on May 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

    “Look at me I’m a huge celebrity”. Genius! Mike, I think this speech came right on time for you: “Don’t try to please everybody!Don’t try to be something that you are not! Never follow someone else’s path! Follow your passion! Stay true to yourself! Live your life with integrity!” I hope your new album won’t be New Divide-ish. As I told you New Divide is a good song, but I don’t think it’s the kind of music, that LP want to do. Try to remember it: “I like what I do, I do what I like”. Thanks for the speech! Wow, she didn’t have a written speech, but gave an amazing advice! KK

  22. MarishkaLP on May 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    she’s just unbelievable! i enjoyed the speech a lot! thanks for sharing Mike🙂

  23. Eddie on May 24, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Cool! But pretty random! By the way, Lakers RULE!!!! Have a nice day Mike!!!!

  24. Thom_ on May 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

    ‘I’m not saying you wasted your time but look at me I’m a huge celebrity’

    Hahaha oh man xD

  25. cuz on May 24, 2009 at 7:58 am

    That was great but I love your speech much more🙂

  26. Shallowroots on May 24, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Mike, as long as you’re admiring commencement speeches, I have to recommend Stephen Colbert’s address at Knox College in 2006.

    I still remind myself daily of his advice to say yes, to yes-and. In the nearly three years of taking this verb to heart, it’s only brought good things. Also, his speech is hilarious.

  27. Gem on May 24, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Mike, your blog is pretty random.

  28. Janni_Loves_LP on May 24, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I laughed several times during this! And yes Mike, she is a genius! I just love her..! x’D “Common… cement!”❤

  29. miKer0cks on May 24, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Hahaha! That vid made laugh so hard! Just dance…da da da… LOL! Thx for sharing Mike! You made my day!😉

    PS. That’s a cool pic of you two🙂 Go Lakers!!!😀 (I love the NBA! best f*cking basketball ever)

  30. Melissa on May 24, 2009 at 5:23 am

    I adore Ellen so much. She is one of my favourite stand up comedians and just seems totally genuine which is a hard thing to come by within the industry. She deserves all her success.

  31. _MiHaRu_ on May 24, 2009 at 4:53 am

    very nice speech!!I like her very much even if I can only see her show on youtube -.- have a nice sunday..but not too nice…LOL😛

  32. zahra on May 24, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Ok then i guess every one needs to start there big life with a big shok or a big pain just to wake them up& then keep trying hard no matter how many times u fail just keep ur self strong and i guess that can get u where u want to be at.soo thats the trick! Lol!, Nice speach!funny too…wish u the best mike bye4now

  33. Lvix on May 24, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Just dance… Lol, never thought i would watch to a video where a woman is talking for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.

    Greetz,
    Lode

  34. bec on May 24, 2009 at 1:55 am

    I’ve seen so many better speaches given at US universities on youtube than the ones I’ve had to suffer when I graduated

    My BSc graduation was so dull (duller than an LPU chat with Brad!) that I didn’t attend the ceremony when I got my Masters: my mother fell asleep and my dad was very angry…though that could be because the guest speaker was Gérard Houllier, then manager for Liverpool Football Club (attending a graduation for Geophysicists and Medics????) having beaten Manchester United in a cup final the previous season.

    Here’s another entertaining speach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqEqalMb-CA

  35. antje on May 24, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I like her. She is really a genius. But I didn’t knew why/how she started with stand up….

  36. liope on May 24, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Dara Durum she ROCKS!!!😀 awesome speech!!

  37. Maaark on May 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    What a speech! Seriously I’m impressed. The Brazilian Warner Channel broadcasts The Ellen DeGeneres while I’m working so I can’t watch it. I watch some of her videos on Youtube though. I trully think she is a genius. You need to be really smart to make people laugh (and we all know she can do that). More important, she’s got her on opinion about important subjects. For sure if you weren’t available to make a speech on my college’s graduation, I’d love to have Ellen there. By the way I laughed so hard at the “when you’re older, most of you will be gay”. She’s really nice! Maybe Linkin Park should play on her talk show! What do you think?

    Take care Mike, have a nice weekend!

  38. ThePrincess on May 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Hahaha .. You’re a genius Doc !!! anyway Start tomorrow Apparently I’ll ‘ OFF ‘ from this blog .. coz I have to go for a while ( Huh .. it sounds exciting right ? because in a few weeks you’ll not find my ‘ stupid comment ‘ in here .. LOL !! ) well anything that I just want to say success for LP new album ( can’t wait !! .. & I hope there is a little touch of rap in there .. ) ..
    Take care ur self and keep health Dr Shinoda !!

  39. mengmeng on May 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    现在是几点钟???

  40. meryshi on May 23, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    mike q no tas conectado oritaaa!!! jajajajaja bueno t amo mike i love youuuuuu!!!! venezuelaaaa

  41. Curiosa on May 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hi there, was going to say something smart ass but don’t feel like it tonight so instead you’re just going to get a good night & have a good weekend.😛 lol

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