Ira Nayman is a class M planet in the Orion constellation. Or, is he a Toronto based humour writer? If he was, Ira would have a Web site, Les Pages aux Folles (http://www.lespagesauxfolles.ca), which is updated weekly with new writing and cartoons. He would have three collections of Alternate Reality News Service stories in print (Alternate Reality Ain’t What It Used To Be, What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children’s Toys and Luna for the Lunies!). He would be looking for a publisher for a novel, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience). He would have produced the pilot for a radio play based on those stories, called “The Weight of Information,” and a book trailer called “A Book Trailer Called ‘Book Trailer,’” both of which could be found on YouTube. In 2010, Ira would have won first prize in the Jonathan Swift Satire Writing Contest. But, perhaps he is a class M planet dreaming he is a humour writer…
If you don't read Luna for the Lunies!, you will miss the following:
This is the future: an Apple Records logo stamped on the cheek of humanity...forever.
Proper attribution format in news articles must be maintained. This is what separates us from the animals!
When everybody looks like they are starving, true starvation becomes kitsch.
"Have we learned nothing from the GEU UME?"
"Y"' ''''d't ''''''' h'' b'' '' ca' g''," v'' W'''y s'''.
"I doubleplusunhate you. I doubleplusunhate you with all my heart!"
"As we say in the company’s executive colouring book: Extremism in the pursuit of violent vices is no liberty."
After you've slept with a comedian, there are no depths to which people won't believe you can sink. "As happy as a herd of flutzes. Trips off the tongue, doesn’t it?"
Of course, you won't miss any of this because you just read it. Here. In the description of the book. But, you will miss other things that are almost as good. Like, context. So...there.