Graduation Bingo


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This is what I did during graduation: doodled the most important parts into a single abstract image.

For those of you who may also be sitting through a commencement event this season I present to you the ultimate time-killer: Graduation Bingo. Boring speeches? Endless recitation of names? More verses of “Pomp and Circumstance” than you can think of dirty lyrics for? No problem! Simply produce a bingo card full of graduation tropes and let the schadenfreude begin! Here are some suggestions to get you started:

1. More than five refrains of” Pomp and Circumstance”.
2. Speech using the phrase: ” [Insert name here] once said…”
3. Speech using the phrase: “Follow your passion.”
4. Speech using the phrase: “I will never forget the day…”
5. Mention of the [Insert School Name] “bubble”.
6. Girl wearing too high of heels trips.
7. Obnoxious family members in audience with an air horn.
8. Sign written on back of the mortarboard.
9. Speaker gets misty eyed in middle of speech.
10. Family and friends of a graduate clap even when asked to hold their applause.
11. Latin.
12. Mispronounced name or stumbling over a name.
13. Victory dance or pose assumed upon receipt of diploma.
14. Faculty or staff member presenting a diploma to their own spawn.
15. Mention of “The next phase of your life in the Real World.”
16. Name called out of order or name called for a student not at the ceremony.
17. Sleeping professor.
18. Fat lady fanning herself with an actual fan: programs folded into a fan don’t count.
19. Graduate checking a smartphone.
20. Keynote speaker talks for more than twenty minutes.
21. Name with a suffix of II or III or higher.
22. National anthem singer misses the high note.
23. Mortarboard thrown in the air.
24. Crazy hair color or style on a graduate.

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I win!

Fill in your board in no particular order and see who can get bingo first: winner gets to make funny faces during the photos afterwards.

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on May 11, 2013.

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