Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Physics for [plagiarists]

You know, sometimes imitation isn't the best form of flattery. It's plagiarism. You'd think that Columbia University's General Studies Valedictorian Brian Corman would know what plagiarism is since it's kinda important in college to, you know, not do that. Except that he did, during his largely masturbatory speech about how wonderful he and his fellow classmates are, plop Patton Oswalt's "Physics for Poets" bit right in the middle of his speech as if he'd written it himself. But hey, maybe they don't cover plagiarism in the General Studies department because it's not general enough.

Corman's speech starts at about 34 minutes in (yes, MINUTES. It's the longest video in YouTube history, I think), though if you want to watch him being introduced for added irony, start at 31 minutes.

Via Videogum.

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