Stephen Colbert Delivers UVA Valedict...

Stephen Colbert Delivers UVA Valedictory Address

There are 26 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 16, 2013, titled Stephen Colbert Delivers UVA Valedictory Address. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The host of the Emmy Award-winning show "The Colbert Report" gave the valedictory address at the University of Virginia Saturday.

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Since: Oct 12

Charlottesville, VA

#1 May 18, 2013
Didn't Dante mention suffering endless commencement speeches as punishment within one of the inner rings of the Inferno?
sez you

Macomb, MI

#3 May 18, 2013
Goes to show you have to be very careful what one reads here. Poe was not a UVA graduate. He attended for a very short while but thats it.
Greene

Ruckersville, VA

#4 May 18, 2013
Fits Cville.
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#5 May 18, 2013
sez you wrote:
Goes to show you have to be very careful what one reads here. Poe was not a UVA graduate. He attended for a very short while but thats it.
Shouldn't expect a liberal to let the facts get in the way of a good story.
zeek

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 18, 2013
So glad we can have ajoker joke about our countrys demiss
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#7 May 19, 2013
sez you wrote:
Goes to show you have to be very careful what one reads here. Poe was not a UVA graduate. He attended for a very short while but thats it.
Those were nbc29s words, I believe colbert used alumni which means graduate or former student.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 19, 2013
zeek wrote:
So glad we can have ajoker joke about our countrys demiss
He didn't joke about our country's demise and doesn't on his show. He does poke fun at those who think they are doing the country good, where in fact they accomplish the opposite. colbert plays the conservative, so it must be baffling for some who are more comfortable watching the channel that keeps it simple with easy to understand words and none of that confusing double entendre. The stories/subjects will repeat over and over and even the news ticker on the bottom scrolls at half speed for the slow on the draw.
Bob

Danville, VA

#11 May 19, 2013
Pretty sad that uva can't get anyone of value for graduation ceremonies!
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 19, 2013
it is sad that many of you can't seem to find humor or happiness appealing. it is easier and takes less muscle effort to smile than frown. it is part of what is wrong with the world today. conservatives want to blame liberals, liberals want to blame conservatives, when really, neither makes a bit of difference. banks and corporations run the world, not politicians. stop fighting and insulting one another and do something to make a difference.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#13 May 19, 2013
amaithi wrote:
it is sad that many of you can't seem to find humor or happiness appealing. it is easier and takes less muscle effort to smile than frown. it is part of what is wrong with the world today. conservatives want to blame liberals, liberals want to blame conservatives, when really, neither makes a bit of difference. banks and corporations run the world, not politicians. stop fighting and insulting one another and do something to make a difference.
Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain... keep your eye on the ball... it's a race...
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to the bottom
sez you

Macomb, MI

#14 May 19, 2013
What else is there to do but laugh in the face of adversity?
Frank

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 19, 2013
amaithi wrote:
it is sad that many of you can't seem to find humor or happiness appealing. it is easier and takes less muscle effort to smile than frown. it is part of what is wrong with the world today. conservatives want to blame liberals, liberals want to blame conservatives, when really, neither makes a bit of difference. banks and corporations run the world, not politicians. stop fighting and insulting one another and do something to make a difference.
No, what we have is spiritual warfare.
zeek

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 19, 2013
huck wrote:
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He didn't joke about our country's demise and doesn't on his show. He does poke fun at those who think they are doing the country good, where in fact they accomplish the opposite. colbert plays the conservative, so it must be baffling for some who are more comfortable watching the channel that keeps it simple with easy to understand words and none of that confusing double entendre. The stories/subjects will repeat over and over and even the news ticker on the bottom scrolls at half speed for the slow on the draw.
Sad and so true
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#17 May 20, 2013
huck wrote:
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Those were nbc29s words, I believe colbert used alumni which means graduate or former student.
Actually, alumnus, the root for alumni, is "a man who has graduated from a certain school college or university" (alumna is the female)
Pathetic

Charlottesville, VA

#18 May 20, 2013
This dork isn't even slightly funny. Bad choice.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#19 May 20, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, alumnus, the root for alumni, is "a man who has graduated from a certain school college or university" (alumna is the female)
"a graduate or former student "
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alumnu...
he was speaking of famous alumni, and mentioned poe as one of them
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#20 May 20, 2013
huck wrote:
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"a graduate or former student "
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alumnu...
he was speaking of famous alumni, and mentioned poe as one of them
My definition comes from the American Heritage dictionary, yours comes from an online website that uses advertisements to support it. I'll stick with my "dictionary".
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#21 May 20, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>My definition comes from the American Heritage dictionary, yours comes from an online website that uses advertisements to support it. I'll stick with my "dictionary".
You can, if you want to be wrong, that's your prerogative

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alu...

The Latin noun alumnus means "foster son, pupil" not "graduate."
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#22 May 20, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>My definition comes from the American Heritage dictionary, yours comes from an online website that uses advertisements to support it.
seen any ads around here?
hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#23 May 20, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>My definition comes from the American Heritage dictionary, yours comes from an online website that uses advertisements to support it. I'll stick with my "dictionary".
You can use the Heritage Dictionary, but you still didn't get their definition right. As from their website:

n. pl. aĚlumĚni (-n&#299;&#8242;)
A male graduate or former student of a school, college, or university.

http://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html...

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