- Second-hand embarrassment, noun
1. a moment characterized by someone else making a complete a** of themselves; so much so that it causes you to want to crawl under whatever rock they left their pride under and hide.
We’ve all experienced a moment where it caused us actual physical pain to watch someone in the midst of a verbal train wreck. Well a moment created by Richard T. Jones at the University of Maryland University Colleges’s recent 2011 commencement ceremony might just go down in history as the worst second-hand embarrassment inducing moment in history.
WARNING: This video is likely to cause extreme embarrassment, denial of one’s race, and in some cases, death by self-strangulation.
Not only is his “speech” embarrassing to both himself and everybody watching, it’s outright disrespectful to the people he was supposed to be honoring. These graduates have spent thousands of dollars and countless sleepless nights achieving step one of the American Dream and it’s a shame that the culmination of all that hard work is this pathetic excuse for a commencement speech. It’s just dreadful!
He begins by pointing out that the university booked “an actor behind a bunch of doctors”. Well sir…IT’S A COLLEGE GRADUATION! Not sure what you were expecting, but I’m pretty sure you knew that the individuals in attendance would have pretty stellar credentials–including those that you were speaking to. If you were intimidated by that fact, here’s a suggestion: SAY NO! Don’t ruin the most important day of a person’s life with your pointless thoughts about thoughts.
Richard T. Jones, if this speech were a relationship, it would definitely be the “20″ in the equation. smh. Just a dern shame.
What did you think of Richard’s commencement speech?