Fun with plagiarism

Fun with plagiarism: New York Magazine’s David Edestein wrote an essay on plagiarism that was 99% plagiarized (the first and last lines are the only original things in the entire piece.) The last paragraph gave away the gag: “In this world of Google and Nexis, in which you can pick and choose among so many words written on a given subject, you can’t be sure that anything you read is original. Even this.”

I feel certain he’ll be accused of stealing the idea from someone.

(via: Romenesko letters)