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Doctorate for Bob Dylan

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    It's Dr. Bob now....

    Doctorate for Bob Dylan
    Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Posted: 2:08 PM EDT (1808 GMT)

    Dylan has accepted only one previous honorary degree.

    St. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Bob Dylan accepted an honorary doctor of music degree Wednesday from Scotland's oldest university. He was speechless, but a professor at the University of St. Andrews sang his praises.

    "Many members of my generation can't separate a sense of our own identity from his music and lyrics," said professor of English Neil Corcoran in an awe-struck address.

    Dylan's fusion of folk, blues, country, rock and poetry, Corcoran said, "moved everything on to a place it never expected to go and left the deepest imprint on human consciousness."

    "His magnificent songs will last as long as song itself does," he added.

    Founded in 1413, St. Andrews, northeast of Edinburgh, is Britain's third-oldest university and one of its most prestigious. Its current students include Prince William, second in line to the throne.

    The university also awarded honorary degrees to Harvard philosopher Hilary Putnam and Cheryll Tickle, one of Britain's leading biologists, along with degrees for 180 graduating students.

    Dylan has accepted only one other honorary degree, from Princeton University in 1970.
  2. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    They should have something else, other than Doctorate, for Dylan. He should get a "Shakespeare" or something perhaps named after him. Something beyond Doctorate. Anyone can study for a doctorate. Heck, Kent State, I know a lot less prestigious, gave Joe Walsh a Doctorate a year or two ago. Then he writes a song where he "picks up the dog doo/ hopes that its hard". I'm losing myself a little here, but somewhere I was attempting to make a point about creativity of the course of an extraordinary lifetime.
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  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Thank god his Doctorate wasn't in Linguistics.

    The dude mumbles so bad anymore that you can't understand him.
    buckeyebri likes this.
  4. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    I just assumed that the doctorate was in "glue essencing". Maybe next time.
    buckeyebri likes this.
  5. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Speech Pathology
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  6. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    What you mean to say is...

    "I would not feel so all alone-a... everybody must get a diploma!"


    "I'm making records, my fans think I'm great.
    After my name are some letters - a Ph.D. from Kent State"
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  7. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

  8. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  9. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

  10. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I mean I like Dylan, but...WTF?
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

    The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.

    He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in Stockholm, was a surprise: Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the literary canons of novels, poetry and short stories that the prize has traditionally recognized.

    Entire article:
  12. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    I wonder if anyone will be able to understand his acceptance speech?
  13. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  14. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Now that's funny.
  15. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    Mmm bibble like plrr your opinion shebush man.

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