September 15, 2132

According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, it is now literally impossible for a student to write an essay pertaining to the themes or symbolism in the popular F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby without it technically being considered plagiarism.

"I’ve had a number of instances where students would ‘accidentally’ plagiarize another piece of work," says Eugene Smith, an English professor. "Sometimes what they write just happens to be almost identical to what someone else wrote. This was less of a problem earlier in the century, but lately… every essay seems identical to one I’ve already read before."

The study claims that, due to the sheer quantity of papers written on The Great Gatsby, there are “virtually no formations of words pertaining to symbolism and/or theme in The Great Gatsby that have not already been written at least once. Henceforth, any organization of words about the aforementioned novel will, inevitably, bare enough resemblance to at least one, but probably many more, previous writings on the subject, and would therefore technically be considered plagiarism. It’s now linguistically impossible to say anything about The Great Gatsby that has not already been said multiple times, almost verbatim, no matter what.”

One English teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he gave up entering students’ essays into plagiarism detecting programs, as they always showed up multiple results, dating back for decades, even when no conscious plagiarism was performed.

Teachers are currently debating whether to finally remove The Great Gatsby from the curriculum, as there is now “literally nothing left to say about it.”

Symbolism, Theme Essays on The Great Gatsby Literally Impossible To Not Plagiarize, Says Recent Study

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wanderlostme:

peruvian—goddess:

this is so fucking accurate 

wanderlostme:

peruvian—goddess:

this is so fucking accurate 

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d-o-r-ia-n:

little-crazy-misha-minion:

thereaintnorestforthefandoms:

queen-of-the-rising-demons:

The Four Founders of Hogwarts.

This fucked me up for a good 5 minutes.

oh

Oh God…

OHH

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rae-rose:

who-lligan:

So I just had the shit creeped out of me.

I’m not someone who believes in ghosts, but I was sitting in my room, alone and in the dark, and I heard the strings of my violin being softly plucked. 

My violin is hanging on the wall several feet away. 

So I gathered my courage, grabbed my phone, and used the camera light to investigate. 

And found this.

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A goddamn spider was playing my violin. Not even joking. The little shit.

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huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

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blowmydandelion:

i laughed for 10 minutes

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gamegrrl:

did a little eyeliner tutorial for you guys :-)

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luxvriously:

My anaconda will consider it

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toastedpopsicle:

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i definitely thought the orange one was a pumpkin and this was some weird yankee halloween thing

vonmunsterr:

toastedpopsicle:

CAT NEST

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CAAAAAAAAT NEEEEEEEEST.

CAT. NEST.

i definitely thought the orange one was a pumpkin and this was some weird yankee halloween thing

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My education in a nutshell

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