Robert Deniro tells graduating class “you’re f—ed and people call it a great speech…what?

This morning on Twitter I looked a link to a Time magazine article. The headline said Robert Deniro gives the best commencement speech ever. I read the link and saw Deniro had told those in the creative sciences that they were
f—ed. Call me crazy but I fail to see the brilliance, and I question who are we choosing to deliver commencement addresses. The graduates have worked hard to receive their degrees and wouldn’t it be nice to give the graduates words of encouragement? No it does not have to be rosy nonsense but it certainly does not have to be you’re f—ed. Share your thoughts.

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  • Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209  On May 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    He used the word as a substitute for “cheated” •

    A better choice would have been “screwed” •

    I heard a ♀ attorney use that word during an oral argument at The Supreme Court of Ohio and all took the word other than the act of coitus •

    Taking the speech as a while , I agree , but were i speaking , I would have used a different word •

  • Bill  On May 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    “There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, they cease to interest us” – F. H. Bradley

    While I found Robert De Niro’s message quite compelling, he apparently believed that it was necessary to assume the role of enfant terrible fearing his audience would not find him interesting.

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