Honorary degrees? Please.

From the Virginian-Pilot: (Hampton Roads, VA)

Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert found  the perfect use for his honorary doctorate: Joke material.

At the conclusion of his enormously entertaining commencement address to Knox College in 2006 – a transcript is here – Colbert gently mocked honorary degrees in his final words of advice to the graduates:

First, being pre-approved for a credit card does not mean you have to apply for it. And lastly, the best career advice I can give you is to get your own TV show. It pays well, the hours are good, and you are famous. And eventually some very nice people will give you a doctorate in fine arts for doing jack squat. “