November 25, 2004

Let No One Else's Work Evade Your Eyes

Carl Caputo at Improv has been sleuthing, and it looks like the blog which plagiarized me is entirely composed of plagiarized posts. (There are some he's not found a source for yet.) This goes beyond the offensive into the simply absurd; somebody is evidently using Tom Lehrer's "The Great Lobachevsky" as a guide to writing.

I am never forget the day my first book is published.
Every chapter I stole from somewhere else.
Index I copy from old Vladivostok telephone directory.
This book, this book was sensational!
Pravda --- ah, Pravda --- Pravda said:
"Jeel beel kara ogoday blyum blocha jeli," ("It stinks").
But Izvestia! Izvestia said:
"Jai, do gudoo sun sai pere shcum," ("It stinks").
Metro-Goldwyn-Moskva bought the movie rights for six million rubles,
Changing title to The Eternal Triangle,
With Brigitte Bardot playing part of hypotenuse.

At least I'm in good company.

(Posted while waiting for the soup to finish simmering.)


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