Nobel Prizes reached the rock bottom of absurdity when Barack Obama received one less than a year into his first term, before he had even had time to do anything that might warrant it. But the Swedish Academy, which grants these prizes, is still looking for sharks to jump:
Bob Dylan, whose poetic lyrics have influenced generations of fans, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the first songwriter to win the award in a decision that stunned prize watchers.
Compounding the absurdity and the insult to high culture, the Swedish Academy’s permanent secretary Sara Danius compared Dylan’s lyrics to the works of Homer.
“But we still read them, 2,500-some years later… And in much the same way you can read Bob Dylan too. And you realise that he is great at rhyming, great at putting together refrains and great at poetic images,” she told AFP.
These moonbats have set themselves up as the caretakers of Western Civilization. They are using their position to tear civilization down.
If Homer were around today, he would go unpublished while fools drool over hippy folk music lyrics.
Here’s the reason they picked Bob Dylan, rather than some other worn-out pop culture relic from the 1960s like The Monkeys:
Dylan confronted social injustice, war and racism, quickly becoming a prominent civil rights campaigner…
Swedish author Johanna Koljonen predicts that in 10 or 20 years, rappers Jay Z and Kanye West will be considered for the prize, “and that would be great.”
On tips from Varla, Dan F, and Bodhisattva.