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Juernes | 4 de Julio del 2002

Queridos Graduandos

Conan O'Brien es el conductor de un programa de variedades (casi talk-shows) tarde en la noche en la tele gringa; ha escrito para Saturday Night Live y Los Simpsons (de hecho el es quien escribe mi episodio favorito: Marge vs. the Monorail). Es Conan el que aparece como autor de un discurso (?) de graduación para la clase del 2000 de la Universidad de Harvard. Las universidades gringas tienen este estilo de que invitan a un personaje (más o menos famoso o influyente) para que hable un poco el día anual de graduación. De vez en cuando alguien se sale del libreto con estilo. Un extracto:

Students of the Harvard Class of 2000, fifteen years ago I sat where you sit now and I thought exactly what you are now thinking: What's going to happen to me? Will I find my place in the world? Am I really graduating a virgin? I still have 24 hours and my roommate's Mom is hot. I swear she was checking me out.

(...)

So, I was 28 and, once again, I had no job. I had good writing credits in New York, but I was filled with disappointment and didn't know what to do next. I started smelling suede on my fingertips. And that's when The Simpsons saved me. I got a job there and started writing episodes about Springfield getting a Monorail and Homer going to College. I was finally putting my Harvard education to good use, writing dialogue for a man who's so stupid that in one episode he forgot to make his own heart beat.


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