Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 29, 1977
Mike: Nice day for a graduation! Zonker: I'll say! had I know, I would have graduated! Man: Platitudes... pontifications... a rehash of what I've said every year... a few epigrams... an inside reference... a wry joke... but with a thoughtful moral! (pause)... two sweeping statements!... a modifier... three consecutive observations! Voices: Ha! Ha! Hee, hee! *chuckle!* *Smile!* Man; Dramatic pause.. eye contact! A call for action! A challenge for our times! Electrifying exhortation! Voices; YEAAA!! Bravo! Clap! Clap! Clap! Man: Tired... seriously tired... a need for many martinis.