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Thursday, October 05, 2006

 
The Envelope, Please XIII

A Jay Manifold email alerted me to Mitch Townsend's anticipation of this year's crop of Nobel Prizes. He offers a rule of thumb on how some of those prizes will be distributed:

Many of the prizes for actually discovering something will go to Americans, and the prizes for doing things that make Europeans feel good will go to anti-Americans (Rigoberta Menchu, Peace, 1992; Yasser Arafat, Peace, 1994; Harold Pinter, Literature, 2005).

As of tonight, the Townsend Theory is scoring 5 for 5. This year's Nobels for Physics and Medicine are each shared by two Americans. One American - whose dad shares the 1959 Nobel in Medicine with another American - won the prize in Chemistry.

Update: It's Bush's fault.




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