The Nobel Peace Prize. Ya Want Fries with That?


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In view of the Nobel Peace Prize that was just given to the European Union (the appropriately named EU), coupled with others given in past years to Yasser Arafat, Le Duc Tho, Rigoberta Menchú, Al Gore, and the then-just-barely-elected-but-already-infinitely-deserving-for-simply-being-himself Barack Obama, the development above (brought to my attention by Mike Parker) is unsurprising.


My favorite comment, so far, about the Prize going to the EU is an expression of gratitude that the Norwegian Nobel committee doesn’t select the winner of the prize in Medicine (who is chosen by a Swedish committee).  If the Norwegians were involved, observed one wit, the Nobel Prize for Medicine would probably have gone to a tumor.



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