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'Make no mistake about it, you are dumb'

Among all the big names sharing their sagacity with America's freshly minted  college grads this week (President Obama, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Colin Powell et al.)  was award-harvesting film/TV writer Aaron Sorkin, who spoke at his alma mater, Syracuse, yesterday.

For anyone weary of the usual commencement if-you-can-dream-it-you-can-do-it uplift, Mr. Sorkin's remarks will come as a welcome antidote:

"Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly well-educated dumb people. I was there. We were all there, you're barely functional.

"There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you there was a way avoid the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they're a-comin' for ya.  It’s a combination of life being unpredictable and you being super dumb."