My 5 Word Speech

The Webby Awards allow winners to give a 5 word speech.

Only 5 words. Like some sort of geek haiku.

It’s great because it forces people to be pretty darn creative.

In 2000, I used my 5 words to play charades.

This year I tried to so something along the same lines.

My speech didn’t work well in text…But I’m really happy with how it felt.

It was like a ‘21 Hug Salute’ to Grandpa.

I felt authentic in that moment.

I felt like I was sitting in the still truth that roots Hug Nation.

I was standing in Love.

THANK YOU to everyone who is a part of Hug Nation. Thank you for all the love.

the speech:

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  1. #1 written by ari June 6th, 2007 at 09:04

    Congratulations John. That was lovely.

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  2. #2 written by spotman June 6th, 2007 at 10:37

    That was beautiful! Put a big smile on my face seeing you up there! keep rocking it Hal!

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  3. #3 written by Kelly Fay June 6th, 2007 at 16:07

    Bravo! Well done!

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  4. #4 written by Raven June 6th, 2007 at 18:11

    what a GREAT great speech!!!!!!!


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  5. #5 written by drew olanoff June 6th, 2007 at 20:57

    best speech ever man.

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  6. #6 written by Meegs June 7th, 2007 at 06:19

    Perfect. Simple. Beautiful.

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  7. #7 written by irina slutsky June 7th, 2007 at 21:50

    thanks so much for sharing your grandfather with us! i didnt really have one or two even, so its so nice

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  8. #8 written by ytcracker June 7th, 2007 at 21:56

    you are the man hal – a heartfelt 5 words

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  9. #9 written by JRay June 8th, 2007 at 08:27


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  10. #10 written by jenn June 10th, 2007 at 12:10

    love and hugs for Grandpa, you and all the world xXx

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  11. #11 written by Stu June 10th, 2007 at 12:15

    Less is More!
    God Blesses All
    Hugs Make God Smile

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  12. #12 written by QueenMaryLady June 13th, 2007 at 20:18

    You could not have done it any more perfect. Awesome job and congratulations! ((hugs)) 🙂

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  13. #13 written by ladyvae June 19th, 2007 at 17:41

    There needs to be more people like you. You have touched so many in a great way!

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  14. #14 written by Jim G August 19th, 2007 at 06:24

    No one could have said something so meaningful so eloquently, no matter how they try. Those five words put a lot into a simple demonstration of agape, and only our Savior could have done better. May you continue to be blessed, and may God smile upon your work, for you are carrying out the Great Commandment.
    My prayers and hopes go with you everywhere, and keep up the good work.

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  15. #15 written by a_delle September 21st, 2007 at 15:40

    lovely and heartfelt.

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  16. #16 written by Longbeak153 January 9th, 2008 at 08:56

    this is a great thing for grampa calob

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