Lightning Strikes and Bob Dylan

I've heard two people say that they don't like Bob Dylan. One was my friend Ryan, and when he mentioned it casually in conversation, my friend Peter said, "Man, he wrote 'Lay Lady Lay.'" That's among the most concise and convincing arguments I've ever heard. It didn't sway Ryan, but I'm convinced that Ryan was exhibiting some attention-seeking behavior. He was just trying to be a contrarian to get us going. This is the same guy who told me he's been struck by lightning seven times, and once he came into the office on a bluebird day and said that he just saw a plane flying overhead get struck by lightning. None of his lightning stories really got me going. If he'd come in and said, "Bob Dylan just flew by," I'd be more likely to get into it with him.

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