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University speaker Chris Pan admits his bizarre commencement speech was written on psychoactive drugs

[quote]On Sunday, the Ohio State University class of 2024 was treated to an unorthodox commencement address by inspirational speaker Chris Pan. “I’d like to get started by moving our energy,” Pan said near the beginning of his speech, before jumping into a sing-along of the classic 4 Non Blondes song “What’s Up?” Soon after, he was encouraging the new graduates to consider investing in bitcoin, leading to groans from many students. To get them back on his side, he performed a magic trick with crowd volunteer and OSU president Ted Carter, then brought it home with a second sing-along of “This Little Light of Mine.” Intrigued viewers from home soon found that Pan — a former McKinsey adviser and early Facebook employee — had written about taking ayahuasca as part of his creative process to prepare for the speech.

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by Anonymousreply 10May 12, 2024 10:14 PM

Sorry--here's a better link.

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by Anonymousreply 1May 11, 2024 4:40 AM

Pan's Labyrinth of Crazy

by Anonymousreply 2May 11, 2024 4:43 AM


by Anonymousreply 3May 11, 2024 4:56 AM

The OSU president is really going to take the flak for this too. He insisted on having Pan as a commencement speaker--no one else wanted him.

by Anonymousreply 4May 11, 2024 5:16 AM

The woman who jumped to her death before the commencement speech was one of the lucky ones.

by Anonymousreply 5May 11, 2024 5:41 AM

Could he not just use an AI like ChatGPT, same as the rest of us?

by Anonymousreply 6May 11, 2024 10:03 AM

Yes, r5. I was just going to bring up the suicidal swan song. Horrific human being, she was, causing pain for countless others even as she ceased to breath

by Anonymousreply 7May 11, 2024 10:32 AM

One thing for sure - no one fell asleep during the speech, although one woman fell to her death during it.

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by Anonymousreply 8May 11, 2024 11:17 AM

She didn’t “fall” to her death, R8. She jumped.

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by Anonymousreply 9May 12, 2024 7:41 PM

Who is this person?

by Anonymousreply 10May 12, 2024 10:14 PM
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