By Evan V. Symon Published: November 13th, 2017
Kristen Bell is pretty much the best as she continues to help out those affected by Hurricane Irma at shelters in Orlando, Florida.
10 new places coming to NYC. BED-STUY — A new bar and music venue is in the works called C'mon Everybody. "We want this to be somewhere where people of color, straight people, gay people — everyone can have a good time. Our vision was to have a space where everybody feels included, and the name itself is a call to action," co-owner Eric Sosa tells Bedford + Bowery. In addition to bands, theater, and a monthly bingo night, there will be cocktails and hopefully pretzels from a local vendor. The soft opening is scheduled for June 2 and the grand opening for June 5. 325 Franklin Avenue. …
“As we go forth” into graduation season, let’s take a moment to acknowledge that your commencement speaker is not being original when they announce “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
Perhaps Ira Glass said it best during his speech at Goucher College in 2012 when he declared them a “doomed form” in a commencement address of his own. “Commencement speakers give stock advice which is then promptly ignored,” Glass said. Stock, indeed.
We created a bingo card you can use to track all of the clichés you are bound to hear or encounter while going through your commencement and subsequent graduation festivities. Many of these tropes are based on what you’ll hear during your commencement speeches. Others are things that’ll happen later on at the graduation party, like getting a copy of “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. (It’s a great book, but we’re just saying “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” could work too.)
We’re not totally against each one of these — you really should pursue your passion and, if it’s actually funny, pulling some sort of stunt on stage is a nice way to spice up the ceremony. But let’s see how many of these you can spot during your commencement.
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