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Mellencamp is an asshole

I didn’t go to graduation yesterday because I was swamped checking people out of my quad, but students who went told about the antics of John Mellencamp, the commencement speaker who also recieved an honorary degree.

Supposedly, he started by spitting his gum of the stage before talking, then complained about how hot it was and stripped off his cap and gown. Later, after recieving his honorary degree still in his jeans and tshirt, he took off the cords and such and laid them on the ground.

All the seniors I spoke to felt like he cheapened their graduation and didn’t take it seriously enough.

I bet The Boss would have had more class.

5 responses so far (Respond)

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What a shock–a guy who is on wife 3 or 4 (because he constantly cheats on them) and who won’t stop smoking despite the fact that he’s had a MASSIVE heart attack turns out to be an asshole? You were better off filling out room damage reports and taking up keys, Matt…

Hope the move is as stress-free and non-heavy-lifting-intensive as possible! Congrats on the new job!

Max | 7 May 2000
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Listen Matt…
okay i didn’t mean to send it yet… but this is what i have to say… first of all, you didn’t go to graduation because you didn’t want to go to graduation, not because you were swamped with check outs! Twisting things… argggggh! Anyway, I never said Mellencamp sucked.. he was just a little laid back. I don’t think you have a place to say anything since you didn’t go!

Shan-dogg | 10 May 2000
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Listen Matt…

Shan-dogg | 10 May 2000
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Shannon – you’re not the only person I talked to about graduation. Amber and Avalon were just 2 of the many people who told me they felt like Mellencamp ruined graduation for them.

Matt | 11 May 2000
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I hear from most of the unlucky people that have been lucky enough to meet Mellencamp in Bloomington establishments in the early 90’s that unless you are an attractive female he will not treat you civily. Course this is second hand, but I hear he is quite rude.

gwiz | 28 Aug 2003