October 13, 2016

Nobel foolishness

It almost seems as if there's been a concerted effort to turn the Nobel prizes into a laughing stock.

Awarding Obama the Peace Prize for not being George Bush was bad enough, but another prize committee has decided to top that:

Bob Dylan has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.

Fortunately, the Chemistry and Physics award committees retain a bit of dignity, but I suppose it's only a matter of time before one of them does something contemptible like giving an award to a Warmist, or something like that.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 03:56 AM | Comments (12) | Add Comment
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1 There are three real Nobel prizes, two that are darts thrown at a list of nominations at best, and one that is completely discredited.  It's always been that way.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 13, 2016 07:14 AM (PiXy!)

2

I guess you're right. The only ones I ever pay attention to are Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 13, 2016 08:43 AM (+rSRq)

3 Back when Nobel Prize actually means something, they actually gave Peace Prize to Norman Borlaug, the father of Green Revolution and probably saved 1 billion+ people.
These day, it's just another SJW mouthpiece.

Posted by: BigFire at October 13, 2016 09:44 AM (O7l6D)

4 I stopped caring about the Peace Prize after they gave it to Arafat.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 13, 2016 11:02 AM (+rSRq)

5 I fail to see how this is any different from giving it to a poet.

Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at October 13, 2016 11:14 PM (9BWts)

6 I fail to see how this is any different from giving it to a poet.

How about because Dylan hasn't been relevant since the mid-70s, unless you count The Traveling Wilburys.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 14, 2016 05:34 AM (vZvpB)

7 I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if a million old people cried out all at once.

Posted by: RickC at October 14, 2016 06:47 AM (ECH2/)

8 How about because Dylan hasn't been relevant since the mid-70s, unless you count The Traveling Wilburys.

I don't think that's a criterion for giving someone a Nobel prize... in fact it seems more like the norm to award it after many years have passed.

Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at October 14, 2016 07:35 AM (9BWts)

9 I didn't even know who Bob Dylan was. Maybe they tried to elevate him back into public consciousness for 15 minutes. I heard of John Lennon though.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 14, 2016 08:22 AM (XOPVE)

10 ...as if a million old people cried out all at once.

I'm approaching 50, RickC, and I was a show producer at an Oldies radio station for seven years or so.  I think I know of what I speak.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 14, 2016 03:37 PM (vZvpB)

11

I was never a fan. The big problem is that I have perfect pitch, and Dylan cannot stay in key when he's singing even at gunpoint.

I have the same problem with Mick Jagger, which is why I cannot listen to the Stones.

On the other hand, Queen is a pleasure to listen to. Mercury not only had a superb voice, he was always exactly in key. Art Garfunkel was the same way.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 14, 2016 07:33 PM (+rSRq)

12 Great, now I need you to listen to Asami Imai, just to know if she's as good as everyone says.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 14, 2016 10:08 PM (XOPVE)

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