Proving that not just the underclassmen can be irrational babies, graduating seniors at Columbia University are enraged that Lost star Matthew Fox has been selected to give the commencement address at their annual Class Day.
While Fox is an alumnus and former member of the Columbia football team, many students find him incongruous with their intellectual achievements and are planning on protesting the decision:
Fox is hardly one of Columbia's most illustrious graduates, and, with due respect, should not be treated as such. In light of his comparative lack of credibility, Fox's invitation to speak should be rescinded.
Bwog invites all Columbia students to protest just as we protested McCain last year. Fox may not have authorized an illegal war, but then, what exactly HAS he done? To quote last year's anti-McCain buttons, "Fox does not speak for me."
How precious! Yet another protest! They've always been so successful and righteous in the past!
Here's this fantastic bit of bitching from another "slighted" Columbia senior:
$21,000/year for high school in DC, and our graduation speaker is our headmistress. $40,000 a year for the ivy league, and our graduation speaker's a b-list actor. i do feel a little cheated.
I'm glad to hear that the thousands upon thousands of dollars you spent on higher education taught you to not whine over the most trivial of things. Oh, wait.
Betcha he works skinnydipping into his speech. Because Fox apparently can't say more than two sentences without working in skinny dipping.
You obviously went to Columbia, Cord. You know how I know? 'Cause no one else insults Barnard women or gives a sh*t about who speaks at Columbia's commencement.
Put your beefs away. No one cares.
Yes, Matthew Fox does seem like a bit of a BONEHEAD. He actually GRADUATED from Columbia University?! AMAZING! Wanna know another SCARY Fox story? Rumor has it that he is a COUSIN of Tom Cruise! Horrors!
OMG!! Who cares??
It's still better than having a drunk teacher you hated the whole year give a boring-bullshitting speach...
Although Dominic Monaghan or the guy who plays Hurley look like more fun.
Shut the f up, children. Nobody is happy with who gives their commencement speech. They're too liberal, too conservative, too unfamous, too famous. Enjoy your Ivy League Degree, jerks.
Matthew Fox is hot. I certainly wouldn't be complaining. I'd make sure I was in the front row.
Honestly, I do feel for them. I don't even know who the fuch Matthew Fox is.
Hillary Clinton spoke at my graduation, and it was one of the most boring, self-righteous, prostelatizing stump-speeches I have ever had to endure... and I'm a card carrying liberal.
What's this Fox guy got to say, anyway? "Dude, like, acting is totally fucking boss" or "Sometimes, life can be tough, yeah, and then one day, you go to an audition, and, ah, the casting director is a like a totally horny fag right, and, you know, 15 minutes later you've got yourself a starring role in a big fancy Prime time TV show. Columbia RAWKS!"
Yea..um I graduated from CU last year and not only was our speaker John McCain (booo!) but we had to sit outside in the torrential rain and listen to him. I for one was pissed...after four years I think students deserve someone that the majority of the student body wants to hear. Being a predominately liberal school (and a little snobbish)..I can understand why kids are peeved at Fox. That being said..a politician isn't much better...he/she is just going to use the opportunity for self-promotion, propagandizing and/or campaigning (ehm McCain). Oh and Mina you must go to Barnard because no one else gets so defensive when people comment on your shitty school ;-)
Sorry, B, wrong guess. I went to Princeton.
Christ. No one likes their speaker. Mine was the stupid "Seven habits of highly effective people" guy. Did I listen to a word? No. I was still pissed off because the year ahead of me had Mr. Rogers. I mean, come on! It's Mr. Rogers!
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