Dr. Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Includes Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas, Star Trek, Whitney Houston, Empathy, Kindness And His “Fat Face.”

Source: Variety

You didn’t/don’t have to go to USC or any college for that matter to appreciate Dr. Will Ferrell’s speech.

“For many of you who don’t have it all figured out, it’s okay. That’s the same chair I sat in. Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the result. Trust your gut. Keep throwing darts at the dartboard. Don’t listen to the critics and you will figure it out.”

Why can’t you get a message like this at the beginning of college?

Well maybe more people would realize you don’t need a tassel and a piece of paper to prove your intelligence?

Then again, I didn’t graduate so I wouldn’t know.

What I DO know?

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Don’t Call It A Comeback…

What would you pay to see your favorite artist in concert… if you had thought you were never going to get a chance again? OK, what if it’s actually a hologram of that artist? What if that artist is Whitney Houston?

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It’s happening, according to a company company called Hologram USA, who are spending millions to develop a 3D moving image of the late superstar that will launch a world tour in 2016. And surprisingly, they have the support of her family and estate, with her sister Pat Houston saying:

“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership.”

I know, I know, this seems like kind of a bad idea on the surface. But let’s check out a couple of super cool holographic performances from years past that might change your mind. The first one everyone tends to think of is the epic Tupac resurrection at Coachella in 2012.

And what about bringing back the late, great Michael Jackson for last year’s Billboard Music Awards. You’ve got to admit, he looked good.

Is it worth it to have one last epic Whitney experience? Or do you think these artists are better left alone? Let me know where you stand on Twitter by talking to @ParkeronSlacker – and check out some of the biggest hits of the past 3 decades on Slacker’s 80’s, 90’s & Today station!