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    Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/ar...rize.html?_r=0

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    Bob Dylan Is a Genius of Almost Unparalleled Influence, but He Shouldn’t Have Gotten the Nobel

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/...iterature.html
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    It seems to make more sense than the sitting chief executive being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize... At least Dylan had a reason to be considered. Not necessarily putting down BHO, but... can he sing and write a gazillion tunes?
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    Hasn't Robert Allen Zimmerman (aka Bob Dylan) already proven in 1965 he could lay a few words on paper? That's probably enough material for a Nobel prize for litterature... ;-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGxjIBEZvx0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Electron View Post
    It seems to make more sense than the sitting chief executive being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize... At least Dylan had a reason to be considered. Not necessarily putting down BHO, but... can he sing and write a gazillion tunes?
    From the couple of times I've heard President Obama sing at public appearances, I'd say that he sings a darn sight better than Dylan does these days.

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    Bob Dylan Doesn’t Seem to Care That He’s a Nobel Prize Winner

    He’s giving the Swedish Academy the silent treatment.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/20...prize-response
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    Nobel Academy Member Calls Bob Dylan's Silence After Prize Win 'Arrogant'

    http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/m...-prize-n671166
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    How dare he not conform!

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    Reminds me of the moment in Don't Look Back when a reporter was trying to interview him for Time magazine in that hotel room that might have been a ward at Bedlam. Words to the effect: I know what you're doing. Your job is to come here and get something and then write it small, because that's what those people need, but I don't need that, man! Well, I hope he's not going to take on like that now, but he might. As an award for lifetime achievement the Nobel Prize in literature has often had to struggle with being very yesterday or straining for relevance. But, jeez, can't they see that they took a chance on dangling in the breeze, this committee financed by high explosives, to offer some of that money to the guy who wrote Blowin' In the Wind? They must have known it was a risk.

    If it were me I'd say a polite thank you, take the money and donate it to the late Princess Di's organization trying to get the land mines cleaned up that are maiming and killing children and subsistence farmer's in various places around the world, and I would be very public about it. As for the the medal itself--he auctions off his stuff . . . .

    I think that if the committee members had ever heard Lenny Bruce's "Thank You, Masked Man" routine they would have chosen someone else.

    Personally, to me the Nobel in literature has always had an air of gratitude about it; that is not a bad thing, no matter what, and the appropriate response is to be gracious, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave View Post
    If it were me I'd say a polite thank you, take the money and donate it to the late Princess Di's organization trying to get the land mines cleaned up that are maiming and killing children and subsistence farmer's in various places around the world, and I would be very public about it. As for the the medal itself--he auctions off his stuff . . . .
    If I was on the Nobel committee you'd have my vote.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    If I was on the Nobel committee you'd have my vote.


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    Well, I didn't mean it that way, but I suppose that's the way it came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speakerdave View Post
    Well, I didn't mean it that way, but I suppose that's the way it came out.
    While often not the case, this time I meant it sincerely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    While often not the case, this time I meant it sincerely.


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    Thank you for your kind words.
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    STOCKHOLM — "He is who he is."

    I just assumed the other 7.5 billion people on the planet had already received their Nobel Prizes and this guy Dylan was the very last one to get one, hence it even making the news...

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    Bob Dylan - I'll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony... if I can

    Bob Dylan - I'll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony... if I can


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