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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:50 AM

Helen Mirren Gives the Best Commencement Address at Tulane!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/helen-mirren-commencement-speech-tulane-university_us_59255c2be4b00c8df2a02ff5?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

First -- Keep it short. No one wants to hear a 30-minute speech. So, that’s it, I’m done, see you at the bar. Make mine a vodka martini with a wedge of lime. The lime is because I’m a health fanatic.

The second point about commencements speech: talk about your journey and connect it to everything you have in common with the audience. So, today’s speech will contain advice for any of you born in England who decide to become Shakespearean actresses, and end up doing nude scenes in ten films. I mentioned that just to see if any of your fathers are getting out their cellphones now to google me. Dads. Stop. Inappropriate. Put it away. I mean the phone!

And number three. Everyone advises a commencement speaker to say one thing that the students will remember 40 years from now. Now that was hard—it took me weeks to come up with it. And then it came to me, something that I believe you will remember in the year 2057 because it is so true. Here it is. Get ready. “Whether you’re in the French Quarter or the Oval Office, no good can ever come from tweeting at 3 a.m.”




I just love her.

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Reply Helen Mirren Gives the Best Commencement Address at Tulane! (Original post)
RockaFowler May 2017 OP
suffragette May 2017 #1
Blue_Tires May 2017 #2
oasis May 2017 #3
DefenseLawyer May 2017 #4
Baitball Blogger May 2017 #5
demmiblue May 2017 #6
a kennedy May 2017 #7
Goodheart May 2017 #8
colorado_ufo May 2017 #10
kag May 2017 #9
dhill926 May 2017 #11
Aristus May 2017 #12
Lucinda May 2017 #13
smirkymonkey May 2017 #14
Martin Eden May 2017 #15

Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:58 AM

1. K&R

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:58 AM

2. That's why she's a legend!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:04 AM

3. Mirren's done fantastic work over the decades. She's tops.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:05 AM

4. Roll Wave!

 

Class of '92.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:08 AM

5. Love, love, love her!

She is so centered that she helps me keep it together as I wade through the crazy.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:08 AM

6. I posted this yesterday in the Video & Multimedia forum.

She is teh awesome!



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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:11 AM

7. Curious, anyone walk out???

NOT. I love her as well.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:15 AM

8. Beloved Helen Mirren in my beloved New Orleans!

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:03 PM

10. An unbeatable combination!

My hometown!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:57 AM

9. Perfect!

Such a great lady!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:17 PM

11. I was at the Pig and Whistle in Hollywood, when she got her star right in front...

yeah it was noon, don't judge. Anyway, she came walking thru with her entourage after the ceremony. I sat there like a smitten schoolboy. She is definitely Willie Nelson cool....

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:37 PM

12. She makes me swoon...





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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:33 PM

13. KNR Thank you!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:27 PM

14. She's fantastic!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:03 PM

15. Dame, she's good!

Why can't I rec this twice??

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