Don’t Plagiarize

This one’s making the rounds of the internet this week.

Comedy writer gets IMed by college student asking him to write a paper for him. He does. Badly. Then he blows the whistle and posts his evidence.

The writer is being badmouthed by those who think he did a bad thing in “taking advantage” of the student. I think he’s in the clear, and that it’s her fault for cheating.

Others think the whole thing is an elaborate hoax.

You make the call:

A Week of Kindness Blog: Laura K. Krishna is a Plagiarist.

I reached one more branch out to her, in the form of misspelling the name of the god of destruction as a liquor brand. ["Shiva"/"Chivas"] But it wasn’t enough to get her to tell me to [expletive deleted] myself, so I started making up my plan. Which was real simple: Take her money and cut and paste a paper together from the internet that was so obviously plagiarised that she’d be guaranteed to get caught. And then, if I was able to get the information out of her, I’d report her to whatever her school was, and who knows, maybe even pump her for double money in exchange for not turning her in. Either way, I’d eventually be writing the story up in this blog, and sending her the link to it.

(Edited to reflect the original story’s edit. Name changed to protect the alleged innocent.)


5 Responses to “Don’t Plagiarize”

  1. Josh Herndon
    30. March 2005 at 11:40

    Just thought I would let you know that an update has been posted dealing with some of the aftermath of the situation. Quite funny if you ask me. The dean of her school has gotten involved now.

  2. EarlLantern
    30. March 2005 at 11:46

    You play with fire, you might get burned. You play the game, you might lose. You can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. You sleep with dogs, you get up with fleas. No honor amoung thieves.

    Or, for those who don’t understand — The student got what she deserved, plain and simple. She’s lucky I’m not running that school.

  3. EzekielRawlins
    30. March 2005 at 12:14

    “I made a doody…” Hilarious.

  4. Tomas
    30. March 2005 at 12:31

    Krishna, eh? Hmmm… Not too clever, but clever enough…

  5. Josh Herndon
    30. March 2005 at 13:28

    Well, the author originally put the real name of the student on his blog along with her real university, but at her request, he changed the information to Krishna and India Community College so that she would stop getting harrassed. You should check out the other blog entries for further details.