Dude, Bob Dylan is fourth favourite to win the 2011 Literature Nobel being announced today! Can you believe?
Yes. I can actually.
The odds of Dylan winning the Nobel are 10/1 from 100/1 a day ago.
Yeah, I know.
Dude. If he gets it, they'll take rock'n'roll and Dylan seriously!
He's been nominated in the past: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002... In 2008, he won the 'Special Pulitzer' for songwriting.
But dude, he's a poet!
No, he's a musician with great lyrics. Not the same thing. And frankly, two of the three favourites for the Nobel this year are real poets.
But no one's heard of them, dude.
What do you think the Nobel prize in Literature is about if not awarding it to folks no one's heard of?
Do say: The odds they are a-changin'.
Don't say: Should Mahashweta Devi start making songs of her novels?