October 13, 2016
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: Pixy Misa at October 13, 2016 07:14 AM (PiXy!)
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)
These day, it's just another SJW mouthpiece.
Posted by: BigFire at October 13, 2016 09:44 AM (O7l6D)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 13, 2016 11:02 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at October 13, 2016 11:14 PM (9BWts)
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)
Posted by: RickC at October 14, 2016 06:47 AM (ECH2/)
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)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 14, 2016 08:22 AM (XOPVE)
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)
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)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at October 14, 2016 10:08 PM (XOPVE)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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