Wednesday, October 27, 2004

nelson mandela? colin powell? jon stewart? OR... should we go all-out and try to get john elway???

A friend of mine at Stanford sent me the following list of their student body's eleven finalists for who to recommend as commencement speaker:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bono
Larry Paige/Sergey Brin (Google)
John Elway
Colin Powell
Conan O'Brien
Sally Ride
Jon Stewart
Ted Koppel
Nelson Mandela

13 comments:

Jude said...

Uh, you do realize how big John Elway is to Stanford athletics, right?

Just don't ask him about The Play.

jeremy said...

Yes, I know this. Still, I think Mandela has made modest social contributions as well.

Brayden said...

Invite the smartest (and funniest) guy on the list - Jon Stewart, hands down.

Anonymous said...

What, no Condi Rice?

Anonymous said...

Huey Newton has my vote

Anonymous said...

What about Huey Lewis

Anonymous said...

- the SOX - hey, any team that can break an 86 year old curse ought to be able to give a few tips to college graduates

Anonymous said...

Huey Lewis is actually, as it turns out, the current incarnation of the Buddha, and may be coming to give a talk to the Madison Sociology department.

Drek said...

I'm thrilled just to see that student know who Sally Ride IS. The space program doesn't get any respect anymore, I tell 'ya.

A+ said...

I just saw yesterday that Huey Lewis got a perfect 800 on his math SAT.

Anonymous said...

The Buddha knows all maths.

Anonymous said...

Does Bo know all maths?

Anonymous said...

the smith twins - both scored perfect SAT scores - dillon is thumbing his nose at Sociology and going into engineering