Signs You’ve Plagiarized Your Nobel Prize Lecture

Bob Dylan has been accused of lifting portions of his Nobel Prize lecture from SparkNotes. Dylan came under suspicion because some of his remarks were actually comprehensible.

  • You start out by thanking the Motion Picture Academy

  • You’re reading directly from an old Encyclopedia Britannica

  • You won for literature and you keep talking about particle physics

  • Reading straight from the page, you keep saying, “citation needed”

  • You’re reading the lyrics to Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know It’s True”

  • It sounds a LOT like a speech Michelle Obama gave several years ago

  • You mispronounce most of the big words

  • You occasionally frown and ask, “Who wrote this crap?”

  • The name of the lecture is “The Origin of Species”

  • You’re Robin Thicke