Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ig Nobel for Literature

As we wait for Thursday to arrive with its much anticipated announcement of the Nobel in Literature, we should take a moment to honor the winner of the Ig Nobel in Literature. I'm sure the competition was fierec but the award 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.
An example of online literarture at its best.