USC Names Commencement Speaker

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, will be USC’s commencement speaker on May 12.

I’m underwhelmed but that’s because I’m not a big follower of those type of movies.

Feige is a USC alumnus and has been behind multiple Marvel franchise films, including “The Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and the “Black Panther” series.

“I’m so excited Kevin Feige is our commencement speaker. He’s a creative force: an impresario who builds extraordinary teams and tells magical, diverse stories that captivate people around the world,” USC President Carol Folt said in a statement.

72 thoughts on “USC Names Commencement Speaker

    1. Kevin tells “diverse (wtf?) stories that captivate people around the WORLD”…..
      #”TheWorld”:StillTheBestPlaceToCaptivateMovieGoers….
      #[CarolCan’tEvenSpewGoodBullshit]….

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      1. Exactly MG: Folt rarely misses an opportunity to bring up “diversity, inclusion and equity.” Otherwise known as DIE. Under the DIE standard, Carol has no rightful claim to the Presidency of USC. She is white and therefore privileged. Where’s the ethnic diversity and inclusion. Her academic record of a Phd in chemistry is also impressive. Where’s the equity wherein we reward low achievement over merit. I say we fired Folt and hire a blind, illiterate, illegal immigrant from Haiti that is in the process of transitioning. It may not make a lot of sense, and will harm the school but it should make some of us feel good about ourselves and after all that is what is really important.

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      2. I wanna feel good too, Plow. I’ll say whatever I’m told to …and think whichever thoughts are approved….
        #…AllMyNeighborsAreAlreadyOnBoardWithItSoItMustBeGood!

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      1. MG: Ya better cut it out with Dey, George..
        George: Ya think I’m gonna fall for some dame?
        Mg: I never knew it to fail. A tough egg like you sees a pretty face– and bang —he cracks up and goes sappy….
        –With Apologies To Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot
        [In King Kong]

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  1. Damn! Another year of not inviting Scott Wolf! Scott for commencement speaker! “Graduates as you start this exciting new chapter in your life…well, ok, might not be exciting for all of you, and for some it will be pure hell……always remember, life is short and then you die..”

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    1. “…and let me (Scottie) tell you a couple of conversations I had with an unidentified Pac-12 coach, which will really teach you some valuable lessons as you enter the next stage of your life.”

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      1. “…and I want to remind you again to be on the lookout when it comes to hiring football coaches with combined alcohol and drug problems… or no head coaching experience… and, as I think about it, be sure to stay away from Athletic Directors without any managerial skills whatever….and that brings me around to the way you select Presidents here at USC ….
        #”Hey!WhyDidAllThoseAirRaidSirensStartGoingOff?…
        #…It’sNotTheRightDay”

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    1. I guess the guy who made The Avengers has a lot more to say …..
      #Kevin:”ArtChallengesTechnology&TechnologyInspiresArt”
      #GraduatingStudent:”IFinallyFeelPrepared!”

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      1. Perhaps he could say sports challenges us for life. We lose now and then but you chose well to go to USC, had it been the crosstown little school you would lose all the time.

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      1. Just when you think she has hit rock bottom, she brings out the bobcat, snaps on the diamond bit, and breaks right through bedrock.

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    1. Yeah So Cal, Trump would be the perfect 2023 Clown U Commencement speaker. Graduates could march to LZ’s “Ramble On,” or “Dazed and Confused.”

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    2. You REALLY have the nerve to cry “Ramble On” or “Dazed & Confused” with the dementia we have in the White House now?! That is hilarious!

      Thanks for the laugh!

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    3. The Mr. & Mrs. are gonna be a little too busy distancing themselves from Joe to be doing commencements when it turns out the info in Hunter’s April 2014 email to Devon Archer [about “dwindling offshore drilling opportunities for the United Kingdom” and how this related to Burisma profiteering] was lifted from a top secret meeting between Joe and President Obama.
      #ObamaOnPhoneToJoeToday:”YouMotherFuckingIdiot”

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      1. Snore!….And Trumpty Dumpty was robbed in the 2020 election.

        Hunter Biden….the Ratpublicans chase another political boondoggle.

        Who could forget Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi investigation…..millions spent; zero indictments. What f**k’g joke.

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      2. Thank you for asking, Inquisitive. I read a lot of the crap on Hunter’s laptop —and mostly the 2014 stuff sounds braindead & drug addled. But there’s one incredibly detailed and well written email to Devon Archer standing out like a sore thumb in the middle of all that garbage. It’s way beyond Hunter’s analytical level. ….and discusses the effects of various upcoming governmental actions [by the E.U. and the United States] on Burisma. Everyone who has read this email says it’s “apparently” based on stolen classified state department documents. And that’s where things will stay …unless…. the republican hacks who chair committees demand all of State’s classified documents on upcoming [as of April 2014] Russian economic sanctions, dwindling offshore drilling capacity of the United Kingdom and lessening E. U. reliance on Russian oil as it related to the burgeoning capacity of Burisma. IF Hunter’s email is found to be based [as in lifted word for word—which, given it’s specificity, is a safe guess] on classified documents [within the custodial control of Joe], The Biden Family is headed for a cozy federal prison. It’s a crime to profiteer off of classified information relating to national security. A crime that can be punishable by life imprisonment or even death —not that such a sentence would ever begiven to one of our Elites.

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      3. P. S.
        I don’t think Obama did anything wrong —I just think he’s going to have to distance himself from Joe’s venality…. this all happened on his watch after all…..

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      4. Fair points but your first sentence makes it sound like Hunter’s laptop was sitting on your lap.
        Who are you trusting for what is on the device and that it actually is real?

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      5. In order to “authenticate” writings in court you need to have (1) the custodian of the writing [Hunter in this case] introduce it….or… demonstrate that the writing [laptop here] is self authenticating. The laptop that was turned over to the FBI contains hundreds, if not thousands, of emails from Hunter which have been authenticated by the recipient [his main business associate].

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      6. The only sources mentioned here are a tabloid newspaper and Tucker Carlson but you guys are treating it as gospel.
        How will that hold up in court?

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      7. Even some of the intelligence officials who prematurely claimed the info on Hunter’s laptop was fake and/or disinformation are now [belatedly but wisely] recanting. This is one of those Biden fuckups you really wanna back away from….
        #It’sOnlyGonnaGetWorse

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      8. I’m not taking a side here so no need to back away.
        What I have attempted to find out is the veracity of the story.
        At this point I am not convinced.

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  2. “Impresario,” huh Carol, why is it I always see ‘Without-a-Folt’ running to the dictionary before she writes her latest piece. And I thought impresario was basically reserved for organizers of Live entertainment such as operas and concerts not mere movies, and movies of a genre that Scott and I do not like, ‘action dependent meaningful dialogue suspended’

    And why would not Scott Wolf be a commencement speaker, I would rather listen to him than some action movie producer pontificating about the “social relevance’ of movies and how important movies are to the world peace movement

    You ever imagine what you might say if you were chosen to address a college graduating class?– I think I would start off with something like, “Hello everybody, I am a member of the generation that is responsible for L.A. homes that once cost $15,000 in the 1950s to magically turn into million-dollar homes today without adding anything of value to it. I’ll explain later how we did it.”

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  3. If this isn’t the “back in my day” crowd. Who cares?! NBD. And to try and insult a former president and his wife because you don’t like their politics? Folt is an airhead who got pushed into the top spot. Fiege is the Neil Armstrong of this generation. Kinda let’s you know the state of affairs at the BLVD. You know it must have been hard to find someone who everyone agreed with or actually wants to speak. I’ve been to many graduations at the school, as long as no stupid right wing gun loving monster doesn’t shoot everyone, it’s all good.

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    1. World doesn’t like the politics of stupid right wingers —cuz…. they keep going to public forums and shooting everybody….
      #InNewYork…
      #…D.C….
      #..Chicago…
      #…LosAngeles…
      #…SanFrancisco…
      #…Portland…
      #…Seattle….
      #…Baltimore…
      #LasVegas….
      #RightWingers!TheyHaveSoMuchToLearnFromPeacefulFolks!

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      1. Sorry Mike. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I don’t get the need to protect dumbasses right to get a get military grade weapon and decide to exercise their right to participate in a civilized society. But the get off my lawn folks want that right protected at everyone’s expense. Fake right wingers or wannabe Buckley bottoms.

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      2. Their rights don’t end where your feelings begin.

        No one is forcing you to stay. If you don’t believe in the Constitution, you’re welcome to leave.

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      1. MICHAEL OLD PAL
        JUSTTAKE ONE LOOK AT HER IN ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL ON YOU TUBE
        1979 FLICK
        TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK
        SHE PLAYS THE SECOND LEAD TO RIFF RANDALL
        SEE HER CLIMB ROPE IN HER JUMPSUIT !!

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  4. ugh,y aint they pik me ore john,we wud let theese so calld studince now that life aint fare and that thay in fir alotta dissapoyntmince if u now wut i meen,but i geuss thay wunna miss leed evry wun and tel them that thay got hoap and dreems and stuf,jussed wate till thay get them dreems brokin and then cant get no job cuz we aint taik poeple like u ed wit ur runins wit the policy and sutch,smdh

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    1. You are so right, Ed, and by the way I am glad you did not ‘sell-out’ to sports fans ideas
      –Maintain your eccentric point-of-view no matter the crisp-criticism
      And for those who decipher your particular English we say, “I wonder what this guy looks like?”

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  5. KIDS RAN FROM ED
    CUZ
    HE WAS A TRUANT OFFICER !!!!

    NOW A HEDGE FUND MANAGER AT BLACKROCK WITH AN NAV OF OVER TEN TRILLION !!!!!

    ED NOW WORTH MORE THAN ELON
    THANX ELON

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  6. MICHAEL MY FRIEND
    YOUVE REALLY GOT BALLS
    THE MINISTER OF TRUTH SAW YOUR POST RE HUNTER WILL BE HELPED A LITTLE INTO COMMITTING SUICIDE

    HASHTAG. IT COULD REALLY HAPPEN
    THIS IS THE USA 2023 !!!

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    1. I’m actually worried about Hunter, George. The pressure on him at this point is unreal. On top of that —- the possibility for an assisted suicide is legit.
      I know this WON’T happen….but…. it would be so cool for Biden to pardon his son and step down.

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      1. The voters of San Francisco repeatedly demonstrate an almost unimaginably powerful death wish. As someone familiar with the choices they’ve made in Mayors, District Attorneys, Supervisors, state and federal representatives —- I watch what this City has done to itself with a sense of wonder. It’s driven it’s tax base away, it’s crippled it’s police department. Voters have to step over puddles of urine and feces to walk to work or catch the bus. But they like it.
        #TheyAreSincerelyProudOfWhatThey’veDone

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      2. My nephew was beaten and robbed on a few block walk from his office to his condo in downtown San Fran. The depleted police force has solving that case well down their catch and release “to do” list. The once charming cable cars are littered with drug paraphernalia and have the acrid aroma of feces and urine. Which cable company is responsible? MSNBC?

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    1. George Will: The Malicious, Historically Illiterate 1619 Project Keeps Rolling On

      “The New York Times is like God, who, if Genesis reported Creation correctly, beheld His handiwork and decided “it was very good.” The Times is comparably pleased with itself concerning its creation, “The 1619 Project.”

      This began in August 2019 as aspecial editionof the paper’s Sunday magazine. Now it has becomea bookby which the Times continues attempting to “reframe” U.S. history. In the Times, an advertisement for the Times’s book describes it as “a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism.” That description damages journalism’s reputation for respecting facts, which the 2019 writing that begot this bookdid not do. The 1619 Project’s tendentiousness reeks of political purpose.

      The Times’s original splashy assertion – slightlyfudgedafterthe splash garnered aPulitzer Prize– was that the American Revolution, the most important event in our history, was shameful because a primary reason it was fought was to preserve slavery. The war was supposedly ignited by a November 1775 Britishofferof freedom to Blacks who fled slavery and joined British forces.

      Well.

      That offer came after increasingly volcanic American reactions to various British provocations: After the 1765 Stamp Act. After the 1770 Boston Massacre. After the 1773 Boston Tea Party. After the 1774 Coercive Acts (including closure of Boston’s port) and other events of “The Long Year of Revolution” (the subtitle of Mary Beth Norton’s “1774”). And after, in 1775, the April 19 battles of Lexington and Concord, the June 17 battle of Bunker Hill and George Washington on July 3 assuming command of the Continental Army.

      Writing history is not like doing physics. But event A cannot have caused event B if B began before A.

      Addressing the American Council of Trustees and Alumni last month, Gordon S. Wood, today’s foremost scholar of America’s Founding, dissected the 1619 Project’s contentions. When the Revolution erupted, Britain “was not threatening to abolish slavery in its empire,” which included lucrative, slavery-dependent sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. Wood added:

      “If the Virginian slaveholders had been frightened of British abolitionism, why only eight years after the war ended would the board of visitors or the trustees of the College of William & Mary, wealthy slaveholders all, award an honorary degree to Granville Sharp, the leading British abolitionist at the time? Had they changed their minds so quickly? … The New York Times has no accurate knowledge of Virginia’s Revolutionary culture and cannot begin to answer these questions.” The Times’s political agenda requires ignoring what Wood knows:

      “It was the American colonists who were interested in abolitionism in 1776. … Not only were the northern states the first slaveholding governments in the world to abolish slavery, but the United States became the first nation in the world to begin actively suppressing the despicable international slave trade. The New York Times has the history completely backwards.”

      Wood’s doctoral dissertation adviser in 1960 to 1964 was Bernard Bailyn, the title of whose best-known book, “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution,” conveys a refutation of the 1619 Project’s premise that the Revolution originated from base economic motives. When Bailyn died a year after the 1619 Project was launched, the Times’s obituary noted that he had challenged the “Progressive Era historians … who saw the founders’ revolutionary rhetoric as a mask for economic interests.” Actually, the rhetoric gave momentum to ideas that were the Revolution.

      The 1619 Project, which might already beembeddedin school curricula near you, reinforces the racial monomania of those progressives who argue that the nation was founded on, and remains saturated by, “systemic racism.” This racial obsession is instrumental; it serves a radical agenda that sweeps beyond racial matters. It is the agenda of clearing away all impediments, intellectual and institutional, to — in progressivism’s vocabulary — the “transformation” of the nation. The United States will be built back better when it has been instructed to be ashamed of itself and is eager to discard its disreputable heritage.

      The 1619 Project aims to erase (in Wood’s words) “the Revolution and the principles that it articulated – liberty, equality and the well-being of ordinary people.” These ideas are, as Wood says, the adhesives that bind our exceptional nation whose people have shared principles, not a shared ancestry.

      The Timessays“nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional” flows from “slavery and the anti-black racism it required.”

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  7. If you want to know how the British “lost” America, then read about Thomas Payne. An expatriate who convinced many people that taxation without representation is wrong. The New York Times turned a simple project that studied the origins of slavery into a cause celeb for marketing purposes and voila! There is no connection of the first Africans in this country to British abolition efforts thought the world, which didn’t happen until 100 years later.

    Why would any self respecting conservative protect the right of any man to aim a weapon at unarmed women and children in public? I dare any of you to answer that.

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    1. I dare you to provide a link to where this right is stated: “to aim a weapon at unarmed women and children in public”.

      This is the first I’ve ever heard of this “right”.

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    2. Ah, OK. So you just made that up. A lot of anti gun nuts do that when making arguments.

      About as ridiculous as claiming that because cars are available for purchase and alcohol is available for purchase, we have the right to drive drunk.

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  8. Scooter and Plow Horse,

    Folt and Marvel dude are cut from the same bullsh#t Political Crapness and Wokness thought. That jackass turned Captain Marvel into some lesbo broad. Superman would kick her ass.

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