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Charlie Day Nails Commencement Speech At His Alma Mater

Charlie Day Nails Commencement Speech At His Alma Mater
"Don't wait for your break, make your break."

Charlie Day, fantastic commencement speaker — who knew? The actor gave the commencement address at his alma mater, Merrimack College, and advised the graduating class, in his typically funny and doofus-y way, to not give a shit about failing. After all, “The higher you climb in life, the more ridiculous your hats will become.” [HyperVocal]

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Smith College turns out tons of smart, plucky, independent and driven women, so it’s no surprise that they chose actress Jane Lynch as their 2012 commencement speaker. Equally not surprising: Lynch gave one hell of a speech, offering up humor, wisdom and some trademark Jane Lynch charm. “Today is all about you,” she told the graduates, “but just a little bit about me.” She encouraged graduates to accept what was in front of them, and then to do something with it. “If life gives you lemons, grab it by the horns and drive — and yes, i just mixed three metaphors. Remember, I was a C-student.”

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