The singer Patti Smith was the recent commencement speaker at the Pratt Institute in New York. She took that opportunity to speak of dental care. No kidding!
Here is the YouTube link: http://www.theawl.com/2010/05/the-patti-smith-pratt-commencement-speech.
Here is her quote: “My greatest urge is to speak to you of dental care. My generation had a rough go dentally. Our dentists were the Army dentists who came back from World War II and believed that the dental office was a battleground. You have a better chance at dental health. And I say this because you want at night to be pacing the floor because your fuse is burning inside of you, because you want to do your work, because you want to finish that canvas, because you want to help your fellow man. You don’t want to be pacing because you need a damn root canal. So, floss. Use salt and baking soda. Take care of your damn teeth.”
Great words of wisdom! – but the audience laughed. She was spoofing the commencement speech. But who gets the last laugh?