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HOME PAGE THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:
The last time I hit the Noooooorth-uh, the Noooooorth-uh hit back! Iím never doing that again - it hurt!

Welcome to Les Pages aux Folles, a collection of satirical writings and comedic doodles. The most recently written articles can be found in the New section; two or three will appear each Sunday. I now also rotate two cartoons (My Toronto and/or Delicate Negotiations); while the latest will appear on this page every Sunday, recent cartoons can be found on the appropriate pages in the New section. Collections of older material (currently numbering 33: 25 books of prose and eight of cartoons) appear in the Archive.

Enjoy,
Ira Nayman

WARNING: This Web site contains words, images or concepts that may be offensive to some.
While reading, please be sure that your inner child is otherwise engaged.

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Anniversaries 'R' Us

This month marks the end of the 14th year of Les Pages aux Folles and the beginning of year 15. It's hard to imagine that, when the Web page was started in 2002, the Internet still had training wheels and I still had hair! As always, thanks to Web Goddess Gisela McKay for sending me down this crazy, but incredibly creatively fertile path!

Novels 'R' Us, Too

Have I mentioned that It's Just the Chronosphere Unfolding as it Should, the fourth novel in my increasingly misleadingly named Transdimensional Authority series, was released as an ebook and will be available in print in October? Well, that and that! The novel starts with Time Agency agent Radames Trafshanian rescuing Elvis Presley from the end of the universe; then, it gets a little strange.

Fans of humourous science fiction should order a copy yesterday!"

Subtle Self-promotion is Equated With a Good Idea at Les Pages aux Folles!

If you read a book by a small press or self-published author that you really enjoy let the world know! Blog about it. Post reviews to Amazon, Goodreads or the like. Mention it to your social networks. Small press and self-published authors live and die by word of mouth, and your friends would probably be grateful to find a good book by a new writer. Everybody wins!

This Week's New Columns

The Daily Me - Odessa Paloma Parker

I would like to make my country an international laughingstock, but nobody seems to notice that I'm alive. What is a poor coastal city to do?

I'm Just a Fount of Too Much Information

When I'm on public transit, I imagine that all of the girls and women have Fu Manchu moustaches. #tmi?

CEO Oh! The Sharing Economy Not a Caring Economy [ARNS]

Oh, hi. My name is Mandy. I work for Words and Stuff, an online company that offers "high quality journalism" at "the Internet is eating our advertising revenue base" prices.

Other Things Worth Knowing

Welcome Back My Friednishes To The Show That Never Ednishes

I now have a Facebook author/fan/whatever you want to call it page: Ira Nayman's Thrishty Friednishes. Go, look around, like it if you feel so inclined and feel free to leave a comment. I have only just started it, so it may be a little sparse at the moment, but I will add content based on what people post they would like to see. Within reason.

Your Immortality Is Ensured! Sorta... More Or Less...

Ask Amritsar and Ask the Tech Answer Guy, the two advice columns produced by the Alternate Reality News Service, are now a weekly feature of Les Pages aux Folles. I'm not sure how this is going to work out, but it's nice to see the Web site continue to evolve. Now that the advice columns are a regular feature, I need reader input more than ever! If you have a grave concern or a passing wonderment that you think one of our advice columnists can answer, I want to hear from you. Simply submit your own questions to: questions@lespagesauxfolles.ca. It's your shot at immortality! And, it's my chance to fill another 700 word column!

Other...Other Stuff

As always, all praise to Gisela McKay of Pixcode for her assistance with Les Pages aux Folles since its inception. Not only has she donated space on her server for me to park the Web site, but she has withstood an onslaught of newbie questions that would have made a lesser woman run away screaming (not an uncommon reaction to me, I must admit). This Web site would not have been possible without her. Gisela is, truly, a tech goddess.

All material on this Web site is (c) copyright by Ira Nayman. For more on this fascinating subject, go to the Les Pages aux Folles Legal page.

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Welcome, Science Fiction Fans!

If you came to Les Pages aux Folles curious about my writing thanks to science fiction or fan fiction, welcome! You can find the complete text of Alternate Reality Ain't What It Used To Be, +

Welcome Back My Friednishes To The Show That Never Ednishes

I now have a Facebook author/fan/whatever you want to call it page: Ira Nayman's Thrishty Friednishes. Go, look around, like it if you feel so inclined and feel free to leave a comment. I have only just started it, so it may be a little sparse at the moment, but I will add content based on what people post they would like to see. Within reason.

Would you be interested in immortality?

The Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) has two advice columns: Ask Amritsar, a column about love and sex and technology, and; Ask the Tech Answer Guy, a column about +