I’ll preface this by saying that I’m definitely not a Mindy Kaling fan. I don’t find her funny, charming, endearing or anything of the sort, but some people do, and that’s what life’s about – personal taste. Clearly the graduating class at Harvard Law School was pleased to see Mindy when she was the speaker at their Class Day ceremony this past week.
Full video of the speech below, but here’s a little taste of some of her speech:
“I know what you’re probably thinking: Mindy Kaling, why did they ask her? She’s just a pretty Hollywood starlet. What does that quadruple threat know about the law? Sure, she seems really down-to-earth and pretty in a totally accessible way. And, yeah, she was on People magazine’s Most Beautiful People list this year—and also in 2008—but what intelligent remarks could she possibly make about the law? She’s probably too busy doing shampoo commercials. But I’m not too busy. In fact, I would love to do a shampoo commercial so if anyone from L’Oréal is out there please just Snapchat me after this.”
“So even though I have no idea why I was asked to speak here today, I have prepared this speech very carefully like any Dartmouth-educated graduate would. I drank a 40 of Jägermeister, then I called my dad to see if he would get me out of it—he could not get me out of it—so I tried to hire a college freshman to write it for me in exchange for a $200 gift card to Newbury Comics. That didn’t work out. Finally, seeing that I absolutely had to do this and couldn’t get out of it, rolled up my sleeves, sat down at the computer and tried to buy a commencement address off of MovingCommencementSpeeches.com. My credit card was declined, so I had to write the thing myself.”
Okay, I guess that was somewhat amusing – you have to give credit where it’s due, I suppose.