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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Commencement Address at Tulane University


Ellen DeGeneres gave the commencement speech at Tulane University over the weekend in which she talks about her girlfriend who was killed in a car accident when she was 19, her stand-up comedy path, coming out as a lesbian, and living one's life with integrity.

Amazing speech!

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That was AWESOME!

    Posted by: tjc | May 19, 2009 11:16:50 AM

  2. I loved it and it was inspirational, funny and human....and she danced with the students at the great.

    Posted by: matt chicago | May 19, 2009 11:33:04 AM

  3. what a great speach! Funny..uplifting! :) Go Ellen!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 19, 2009 12:07:09 PM

  4. Love it. She's a bundle of radness.

    Posted by: phil | May 19, 2009 12:10:01 PM

  5. Thank You Ellen..

    Thanks Andy for hosting this post...

    Posted by: MCnNYC | May 19, 2009 12:27:51 PM

  6. if you can't win people over with rhetoric, win them over with humor and humanity. there are few that cannot be purchased with a laugh and an embrace. you go, ellen.

    Posted by: nic | May 19, 2009 12:28:12 PM

  7. What I like about Ellen is she celebrates being a classy person and a classy gay woman. Other *gay* comics who shall remain nameless could learn something from her.

    Posted by: flyboy | May 19, 2009 12:40:55 PM

  8. Well worth the 9 minutes 30 seconds. Fantastic.

    I appreciate Flyboy's comment: "What I like about Ellen is she celebrates being a classy person and a classy gay woman."

    Ellen just has excellent values.

    I appreciate a lot of Wanda Sykes' humor, but watch Wanda on Ellen's show with the former making a joke about the Special Olympics and the latter not smiling. It says a lot.

    Posted by: reality is reality | May 19, 2009 1:03:40 PM

  9. Phil, "bundle of radness" that. Going to use it, not sure where/when but it will be used. And I agree with all of you about Ms. E.

    Posted by: hank | May 19, 2009 1:44:48 PM

  10. Amazing lady. So glad to have seen that.

    Posted by: ichabod | May 19, 2009 2:25:44 PM

  11. Wow, that was brilliant! Ellen FTW!

    Posted by: CitizenGeek | May 19, 2009 2:40:14 PM

  12. That was a phenomenal speech.

    Posted by: David in Houston | May 19, 2009 2:40:53 PM

  13. What a great speech!

    Posted by: Eric | May 19, 2009 3:28:41 PM

  14. LOL THAT WAS F****** AWESOME!!!! Thank You Ellen.

    Posted by: Bosie | May 19, 2009 5:01:23 PM

  15. As part of the 2009 Katrina Class, I am so thrilled that other people get to see what an amazing commencement speech she gave! Spectacular!!!!

    Posted by: Joshua | May 19, 2009 10:22:57 PM

  16. That was a great speech. By a great woman. Thank you, Ellen!

    Posted by: Frank | May 20, 2009 8:42:17 AM

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