In between jabs about the Wahoos snagging the top spot on Playboy's list of top party schools and personal recollections of doing some partying of his own with the girls of Phi Kappa Phi, Stephen Colbert had one pearl of wisdom to impart on the University of Virginia's Class of 2013: Feel free to be self-obsessed.
"So self-obsessed — tweeting your Vines, hashtagging your Spotifys and Snapchatting your YOLOs — your generation needs everything to be about you," Colbert told 12,000 graduates and family members during his keynote address at Saturday's valedictory exercises. "And that's very upsetting to us baby boomers because self-absorption is kind of our thing."
But boomers have bequeathed to millennials at least one useful thing: A world filled with challenges.
"I believe we have given you a gift, a particular form of independence," Colbert continued. "Because you do not owe the previous generation anything. Thanks to us, you owe it to the Chinese."