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tassels, caps and gowns?

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All too often, featured graduation speakers drone on too long. They traffic in sugary, "galvanizing platitudes" and "boilerplate empowerment bromides," delivering "didactic, triumphal and, ultimately, forgettable...

All too often, featured graduation speakers drone on too long. They traffic in sugary, "galvanizing platitudes" and "boilerplate empowerment bromides," delivering "didactic, triumphal and, ultimately, forgettable speeches." (See Luke Epplin's excellent article in Salon, May 4, 2014.)

Tongue in cheek, Epplin has even come up with a Commencement Address Formula:

WIT (Personal Success Story + Earnest Exhortation)/
Self-Effacement - Humble Bragging
= Inspirational Uplift

This bead celebrates the exceptions.
Jason Bagdade
May 26, 2014
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