In the arms of Chivas

Comedy writer Nate Kushner doesn’t like plagiarists. So when a stranger offered to pay him to write a college paper on Hinduism, he decided to write the paper, find out her name and expose her online and to her professor as a cheater. She’d found him based on an old AOL profile that listed one of his hobbies as “Eating Hindu Sculpture.” She turned out to be a dean’s list student at Lewis University near Chicago.

I wouldn’t go to all this trouble to punish a plagiarist myself. But he did warn her that “plagiarism is not going to free you from the painful cycle of death and rebirth any quicker.”

Update: Here’s the follow-up.

About Joanne


  1. The update, including a review of his conversation with the girl’s mother, has been posted here.