Editor's Note: Harvard Sophomore again in Plagiarism Chair
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Harvard Sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan is under the scrutiny of the Press again for plagiarism. She is now being accused of copying passages from "Can You Keep a Secret?" a chick-lit novel by Sophie Kinsella.
Now I think that the liberal media should lay off of Miss Viswanathan. My regular readers will remember I am a big fan of teenage Asian girls. But my readers will also ask, "Aren't you more interested in the Woody Allen type Asian girls? Well, I find Miss Viswanathan intriguing because she has something that not all young Asian girls have, a $500,000 advance.
But back to the issue of plagiarism, every word has already been written. Even my personal hero, Stephen Colbert was involved in a scandal for the use of the word "truthiness", a word he obviously coined.
The simple fact is that every word written in the editorial has been written in a book somewhere, except for this one: Qwase. That because I just invented it. But let's face it we can't go inventing words because qwase fantis noneln npuk. You didn't understand that last bit, did you? Well that's because it's gibberish.
Also, it should be admitted that you can only tell the story of a young girl coming of age so many ways. In fact, the last original piece written on the topic was probably written by Jane Austin. Now, I don't know that for sure, because I don't read that kind of thing, but I'm pretty sure Jane Austin wrote it, and it was a long time ago. I think she wrote the movie "Clueless".
In Summary, leave Kaavya Viswanathan alone. She's reasonably hot. She's barely legal. She's Asian. And she's not using any words that haven't been used before. Unless she uses the word Qwase. Then I'm suing the bitch.
Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, NewsBlog 5000
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That's very confusing. I'm not even sure it's legal to have two people posting under the same name.
But let me make this clear. If I wanted to hear other people's opinions, I would be reading, and not writing.
Gee, to post as anonymous and tell someone that they are an idiot is idiotic.
But, yes, Dr. Maynard you should stop writing "things". Keep on writing your articles. I need my news feed.
You should hang your head in shame and return your $500,000 advance!
- Badtux the Irate Penguin
PS: My "word verification" word for this post was "raalf". Hmm. Are drunkards programming Blogger now?!