In his speech at at Yale College Class Day in New Haven, Connecticut today, Secretary of State John Kerry told (at least!) two jokes: one about erectile dysfunction drug Viagra and another about NBA team owner Donald Sterling.
The one about Viagra went like this, according to a transcript sent out by the State Department:
So right after we graduated, Time Magazine came out with its famous “Man of the Year” issue. But for 1966, Timedidn’t pick one man or one woman. They picked our entire generation.
And Time expressed a lot of high hopes for us. It not only predicted that we’d cure the common cold, but that we’d cure cancer, too. It predicted that we’d build smog-free cities and that we’d end poverty and war once and for all. I know what you’re thinking – we really crushed it. (Laughter.)
So fair question: Did my generation get lost? Well, that’s actually a conversation for another time. But let me put one theory to rest: It’s not true that everyone in my generation experimented with drugs. Although between Flomax, Lipitor and Viagra, now we do. (Laughter and applause.)
The Donald Sterling joke went like this:
You are graduating today as the most diverse class in Yale’s long history. Or as they call it in the NBA, Donald Sterling’s worst nightmare. (Laughter and applause.)
Kerry has an undergraduate degree from Yale.