Completely mental and brilliant freshman delivers epic welcome speech!
AMERICANS, as we know, like to do things a little larger than everywhere else… and boy howdy, the student who gave a welcome speech to new starters at Atlanta’s Georgia Tech doesn’t half prove that point.
Imagine, if you will, the welcome speech at a British university. Some dour face mumbling something about opportunity and hard work while blithering on about past students and how much lottery funding they got for the media department.
Now, to Nicholas Selby, hollering his throat up through his face, ranting and foaming at the mouth about former US president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter, while standing on the stage “like a bad ass.”
Shouting over the music from the film ’2001: A Space Odyssey’.
He also quoted Sir Isaac Newton, before challenging his audience to “crush the shoulders of the giants on whom we stand”.
He also adds:
“We are all innovative people so I am telling you if you want to change the world, you’re at Georgia Tech! You can do that! If you want to build the Iron Man suit, you’re at Georgia Tech! You can do that! And if you want to play theme music during your convocation speech like a bad ass, we’re at Georgia Tech, we can do that! I am doing that!”
Watch it and weep.