Graduation speeches that come from the heart and past experiences are always tear jerkers!
Normally, we'd all expect to get great laughs from someone like Jim Carrey — and he did manage to sneak in a few jokes during his speech!
But when he stood in front of a crowd of graduating students, faculty members, and family members to deliver his commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, the comedian inspired many, if not all.
The Truman Show actor told a story of his father, who inspired him to become a comedian, which in turn lead to this inspiring message to the graduating class of 2014:
Oh man! What we wouldn't give to be present for THIS!
Dartmouth College announced this morning that Conan O'Brien will be giving the commencement address to the school's graduating class of 2011!
Check out the announcement from Eric Tanner, Dartmouth's Student Body President (above)!
Apparently, the funnyman normally turns down these types of invitations, but because the college's President, Jim Kim, was a former student of O'Brien's father, Harvard University professor Thomas O'Brien, he agreed.
He says in a statement:
"I was honored to to be asked to give the commencement address to Dartmouth's graduating class of 2011, until I found out their first choice was Pauly D."
Lucky ducks! We hope you guys realize what a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this one is!
According to this young woman, the process was strange and exhausting, and although she doesn't regret it, she wouldn't do it again, either.
Beginning at 8 a.m., she and hundreds of other young people were bussed from New York to New Jersey to get dressed, before being brought back to Madison Square Garden, and were paid $100 for 10 hours of work.
Read on for HIGHlights from her tale (below)!
The extra explains how she felt like cattle being herded about:
"It was like a really big assembly line. It was literally like a factory. You go through, you get your outfit, go to the shoe section and get your shoes, go to the hat section and get your hat. Put it on, take your picture, go out, get on the bus again."
The extras also didn't wear any pieces designed by Yeezy himself:
"I think a misconception was that the clothes the extras were wearing were from the Yeezy collection. All the shoes were Adidas, but the clothes were thrift store finds that I think they dyed to be the same color scheme. "When I first got to the warehouse, I was like, how in the world did he produce all of these pieces. Then I realized they weren't his label. The models that were wearing his designs were all on the platform, but they were also mixed in with some of the extras."
The anonymous extra recalls feeling strange about the whole experience: