On October 13, 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel prize for Literature and the reaction was decidedly mixed.
Apparently, embarrassing dad who responds to your hip-hop records by telling you Dylan was the *real* poet runs the Nobel committee.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) October 13, 2016
Though the logic of the Nobel committee is pretty easy to glean when it comes to the sciences, in other, less-defined categories, it surprises on a fairly regular basis. Remember Barack Obama’s hey-I-just-got-elected Peace prize? In Dylan’s case, one cheeky Twitter user suggests we only have a look at the committee to understand what happened this time.
Bob Dylan’s win makes a lot more sense when you see this photo of the Nobel Committee. pic.twitter.com/OmJK86lmkJ
— ethereal chill (@ethanchiel) October 13, 2016