Gustavo Invited to Give Commencement Speech at UCLA!

For some bizarre reason, UCLA–where I received a master's degree in Latin American Studies in 2003–has decided to invite me to give the school's undergrad commencement speech this year. Yeah, I'm wondering what batch of refried beans warped the reasoning of school officials, too.

But the invitation is done, and I'm planning to join an exclusive list
of people who have addressed a Bruin graduating class like some guy from
Linkin Park and some administrator or other.

Some flattering reactions after the jump!

From Twitter:

@jeffreezy my Spanish major finally coming in handy.

@familyvan I thought April fools was last week…

@Reuth That's the weakest thing ever

And then this Facebook couplet:

your [sic] a joke, you don't deserve to be a speaker at such a prestigious
university. you are a local columnist. Respect your university and
refuse your offer. I don't want to hear a weekly newspaper columnist
talk. accomplish [sic] something of any…any…before you ever think of
speaking at UCLA.

Yay! Can't wait until Know Nothings, pedophile-apologists, and the SanTana City Council starts lodging formal rants…

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