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12 Speeches That Nobody Heard

Instead of one speech, tonight we offer twelve. Follow this link to Mental_Floss to read twelve speeches that were never given including Nixon’s speech prepared in case of a moon landing failure, Eisenhower’s speech if the European invasion failed and the speech JFK was to give the day he was assassinated. Follow the link and […]

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#3 Sunday Night Speech: “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Sunday Night Speech: Ed Stafford Walking The Amazon

I was flipping through the channels late one night when something caught my eye.  The program was called “Walking the Amazon” and it was one of the most amazing feats I have ever seen.  In short, Ed Stafford walked from one end of the Amazon River to the other.  It took 860 days.  While I […]

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The Pleasure of Books by William Lyon Phelps

  The habit of reading is one of the greatest resources of mankind; and we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more than if they are borrowed. A borrowed book is like a guest in the house; it must be treated with punctiliousness, with a certain considerate formality. You must see that it […]

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Weekly Awards: September 1, 2012

Most interesting throat slash gesture during a speech Best musical performance Coolest time lapse Best dance performance

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Sunday Night Speech: Becoming The Story by Giles Duley

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Sunday Night Speech: William Faulkner’s Nobel Acceptance Speech

  Here is the transcript: Ladies and gentlemen, I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work – a life’s work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of […]

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Sunday Night Speech: FDR Inaugural Address 1933

This is a classic speech. You can find the video and the text below. I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our Nation impels. This is preeminently the time to speak the […]

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Sunday Night Speech: Randy Pausch

Many of you are aware by now of the story of Rand Pausch. If you are not click here for a quick bigraphical read before watching the videos. Here are two speeches. The first is a short commencement speech from Pausch.     The second is the famous last lecture from Pausch. We should note […]

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Sunday Night Speech: “This is Water,” by David Foster Wallace

Tonight, rather than link to a video, we’ve chosen to link to an audio file of “This is Water,” a fairly well known commencement speech by the late David Foster Wallace. Wallace gave the speech at Ohio’s Kenyon College in 2005, and since that time it has come to represent the clearest, most direct example […]

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