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Oct. 9 2009 - 4:09 pm | 16 views | 1 recommendation | 0 comments

When did the Nobel become an everybody-gets-a-trophy league?

Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, getting a participation award for being a president that, unlike his predecessor, wants to play nice with others.

Then again, Henry Kissinger also has one of these, so maybe the Nobel committee has always had a streak of making sure everybody gets a trophy. I think it also provides juice boxes and animal crackers at the awards ceremony.

bobbys-cameravideo-100My son and his bowling teammates, with their Nobel prizes.


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