Friday, October 07, 2005

And the winner is...

The 2005 Ig-Nobel Prize in Literature goes to
The Internet entrepreneurs of Nigeria, for creating and then using e-mail to distribute a bold series of short stories , thus introducing millions of readers to a cast of rich characters -- General Sani Abacha, Mrs. Mariam Sanni Abacha , Barrister Jon A Mbeki Esq., and others -- each of whom requires just a small amount of expense money so as to obtain access to the great wealth to which they are entitled and which they would like to share with the kind person who assists them.

I heartily concur. Heavens, but I seem to spend most of my e-mail time following these thrilling stories. For a full list of this year's Ig-Nobel prize winners (the Prize in Medicine goes to the fellow who invented "Neuticles" – artificial replacement testicles for dogs), and for previous years' winners, go here.

1 comment:

Jehza said...

I'd say the winners were most deserving. I too have been captivated by their stories. I was particularly taken in by their appropriation of layouts from international news corporations' websites in order to market the authenticity of their tales...

-jeremy