Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Home at 9:54

Just pulled in from Hattiesburg. I want to thank USM for having me down, I hope I wasn't too bad and I feel like I have been beat with a baseball bat.

Cool theater that I spoke in, though.


SoMissTV said...

Marshall Speaking Report

Filed by: SoMissTV

Report follows

Having never seen a Marshall presentation, I was unsure what to expect. Marshall made it to the building a couple of minutes early, where I had a chance to give him a quick pep talk ("don't suck"). After waiting through the introduction given by the man behind the podium, Marshall bounded up to the mic, grabbed it off the stand, and kissed the stuffy podium behind. Marshall's adherence to antiquated media display technology (overhead projector) was a statement to the spartan existence to which he subscribes. It became apparent that today's college students take no interest in beef plants or Jackson politics. Those of us in the know, however, found Marshall's pithy humor and sage wisdom to be both refreshing and old-fashioned. Speaking with great conviction in his voice, Marshall displayed a burning desire to better his craft (and win the Pulitzer for something... anything, really). Marshall's confirmation that he was offered another job recently confirmed my suspicions that he was, in fact, Bush's first (third?) choice for Attorney General. Marshall, enjoying the fourth meal advantages of the Capital City Taco Bell, wisely declined. During the question and answer period, two incredibly brilliant and insightful questions were posed by the author of this report. Marshall's answers were equally stunning in their complexity and simplicity ("blue" and "adverb"). Marshall sold nearly 700 books in one evening, with 698 bought by one individual. All in all, an exquisite evening was had by all. By all, of course, I mean me.

end report

Great job, Marshall! :)

Southern Miss Alum said...

That pep talk is right up there with "Win one for the Gipper"!

Kendall said...

Thanks for coming down last night. I looked over the students' comments and all said positive things, several said best one yet. Thanks again!

Marshall Ramsey said...

Thanks, Kendall. That is great to hear. Enjoyed myself and enjoyed meeting you.