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13-10-2016, 06:15 AM
Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
I kid you not.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/arts/m...ature.html
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13-10-2016, 07:09 AM
RE: Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
Beatles stand a chance then!

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13-10-2016, 07:11 AM
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My favorite Bob Dylan songs are the ones somebody else sings. First time I heard him I thought somebody's grandfather had gone hippy. Consider
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13-10-2016, 07:50 AM
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That bale of Humbolt Green he sent to the Nobel Committee probably had SOMETHING to do with it...

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13-10-2016, 08:15 AM
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I'm as big a Bob Dylan fan as anyone (and I like his singing, too -- or I did until the last few years), but it's a real stretch to call his stuff literature, and I would have to consider this one of the worst prize selections ever.
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13-10-2016, 08:26 AM
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Ah get born, keep warm,
Short pants, romance, learn to dance,
Get dressed, get blessed,
Try to be a success.
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift,
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift.
Look out kid,
They keep it all hid.
Better jump down a manhole,
Light yourself a candle.
Don't wear sandals,
Try to avoid the scandals.
Don't want to be a bum,
You better chew gum.
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

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13-10-2016, 08:41 AM
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(13-10-2016 08:15 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I'm as big a Bob Dylan fan as anyone (and I like his singing, too -- or I did until the last few years), but it's a real stretch to call his stuff literature, and I would have to consider this one of the worst prize selections ever.

It was called "poetic expression".
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13-10-2016, 09:21 AM
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(13-10-2016 08:26 AM)Chas Wrote:  Ah get born, keep warm,
Short pants, romance, learn to dance,
Get dressed, get blessed,
Try to be a success.
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don't steal, don't lift,
Twenty years of schoolin'
And they put you on the day shift.
Look out kid,
They keep it all hid.
Better jump down a manhole,
Light yourself a candle.
Don't wear sandals,
Try to avoid the scandals.
Don't want to be a bum,
You better chew gum.
The pump don't work
'Cause the vandals took the handles

That's a great song lyric (one of many that he has written), but is it poetry? I'm not convinced. And I'm even less convinced that it's Nobel prize-worthy poetry. In any event, it's better if you can also hear it:



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13-10-2016, 09:40 AM
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(13-10-2016 07:50 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  That bale of Humbolt Green he sent to the Nobel Committee probably had SOMETHING to do with it...

I nominate Willy Nelson and Snoopdog then.

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13-10-2016, 10:00 AM
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(13-10-2016 09:40 AM)Dom Wrote:  
(13-10-2016 07:50 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  That bale of Humbolt Green he sent to the Nobel Committee probably had SOMETHING to do with it...

I nominate Willy Nelson and Snoopdog then.

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