1. Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday and that delights me. I am also delighted by the goofiest joke ever the literary scholar on the prize committee made:
Sara Danius, a literary scholar and the permanent secretary of the 18-member academy, which called Mr. Dylan “a great poet in the English-speaking tradition” and compared him to Homer and Sappho, whose work was delivered orally. Asked if the decision to award the prize to a musician signaled a broadening in the definition of literature, Ms. Danius responded, “The times they are a-changing, perhaps.”
2. The best ad of the election? Possibly. Ladies, get your vote on!