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    I have to give a speech on Monday (tomorrow, April 10th) in my night speech class. The only catch is that it's a ghost speech, meaning I will be reading someone else's speech. I don't want to do anything too cliche or anything too political as I can do some other famous works including speeches from films, books, etc. My speech can be 2-6 minutes ... but at this time I am open to any suggestions you might have because I can't really pick one!

    Any ideas from the lovely MiceChat peanut gallery? (if you can find it online that'd be great too!)

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    Re: A Speech?!

    Deaths in the Magic Kingdom! There are plenty out there.
    Come to the dark side,
    we have cookies.

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    Re: A Speech?!

    BPF,

    Why not do something fun like do someone's comedy routine? You didn't say if you had to memorize it, or if you could read it.


    Jon Stewart's ('84) Commencement Address
    http://www.wm.edu/news/?id=3650

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.DooDah
    Deaths in the Magic Kingdom! There are plenty out there.
    It's not a speech for me to write myself. It's a speech someone else has given. It doesn't have to be "famous" exactly, but overall it needs to have already been said by someone that I can find it online to re-read it.

    Also, I'd rather it not be on a Disney topic since "Disney" is my theme for my speeches this semester and this one is supposed to break it, if possible.

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    Re: A Speech?!

    hmmm...I wish you had more time! I can tell you (I'm in theatre, so if you can/don't want to do something from a play then never mind, but...)

    Agnes of God is a great play that is an all female cast.
    Same with the Women

    if you want something funny I would seriously look for anything by Ellen Degeneres. She's funny and 99% clean (language and I'm pretty sure content wise).

    other than that, is there a movie/character that YOU really like? That's always fun...Good luck, you'll do great!



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    Re: A Speech?!

    My fallback speech topic:

    America's Role in the Post-Cold War Era
    -Monorail Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Fischer
    BPF,

    Why not do something fun like do someone's comedy routine? You didn't say if you had to memorize it, or if you could read it.


    Jon Stewart's ('84) Commencement Address
    http://www.wm.edu/news/?id=3650

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
    I don't know if I could pull of the humor. I would try but probably fail.

    Just read it from a printed "script." And it's nothing I am writing, just reciting. I wish I had more time too but I didn't even think of asking MC until now. I know! So silly.

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    Re: A Speech?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Fischer
    BPF,

    Why not do something fun like do someone's comedy routine? You didn't say if you had to memorize it, or if you could read it.


    Jon Stewart's ('84) Commencement Address
    http://www.wm.edu/news/?id=3650

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
    That was a very intresting and speech....
    Thank You for dropping by my post. I do hope you enjoyed your stay....

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    Charles Chaplin, from The Great Dicator:

    I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!

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    Re: A Speech?!

    An interesting way to go..

    The Chief Joseph surrender speech from the American Adventue... or one of his others, they're all good speeches.

    http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/reso...ix/jospeak.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybop
    That was a very intresting and speech....
    I could probably get away with most of it... except the ending of it.

    Any help MiceChatters??

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    Re: A Speech?!

    ooo! I'll look into those others that were posted at the same time I was when I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPigletFan
    I could probably get away with most of it... except the ending of it.

    Any help MiceChatters??
    Oh come on, if you cant get away with saying something like that in a College classroom, then what is the point in paying all of that tuition
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmybop
    Oh come on, if you cant get away with saying something like that in a College classroom, then what is the point in paying all of that tuition
    Eh, you know me! It would be hard enough to pull off the speech with the humor let alone the ending.

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    Good Luck tonight with this! I'm sure you will do great though
    Thank You for dropping by my post. I do hope you enjoyed your stay....

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