Odd, pointless, and completely random: it seems that someone in the state of Nebraska’s Office of the Chief Information Officer doesn’t like Aaron Copland. Or, more likely, Aaron Copland was in the wrong place at the wrong time on a February night in 2007. According to WikiScanner, a slew of vandalism to Copland’s Wikipedia article originated from an IP address in said office. Most of the edits are along the lines of changing Copland’s name to “Cheesehead,” and asserting that his parents owned a booger shop. One prank is unexpectedly poetic, though, changing
He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1925
He was eaten by a Guggenheim fellowship in 1925
Many an artist has been similarly consumed by high expectations.