A review of Ira Nayman's What the Hell Were You Thinking?: Good Advice for People Who Make Bad Decisions!

07 May 2015 18:45 #1 :: Seregil of Rhiminee
A review of Ira Nayman's What the Hell Were You Thinking?: Good Advice for People Who Make Bad Decisions!

Ira Nayman's What the Hell Were You Thinking?: Good Advice for People Who Make Bad Decisions! was published in March 2015.

Information about Ira Nayman:

Ira Nayman once shot a man in 3-D to watch him dye.

Okay, okay, Ira Nayman is the author of three novels; he has also self-published five collections of Alternate Reality News Service (ARNS) articles in print. "The Weight of Information," the pilot for a radio series based on ARNS articles, can be found on YouTube. He updates his Web site of social and political satire, Les Pages aux Folles (www.lespagesauxfolles.ca), with new writing and cartoons on a weekly basis. Ira won the 2010 Swift Satire Writing Competition.

Oh, as you may have noticed, he is not above puns.

Information about What the Hell Were You Thinking?: Good Advice for People Who Make Bad Decisions!:

You say you're surprised that the boyfriend you created in virtual reality isn't as exciting as the guy he is based on who dumped you IRL was? The pizza you used your 3D printer to create was inedible, and now you're thinking of using it as a hubcap for your car? Do you really want a 30,000 year-old virus that was preserved in ice and could cause untold amounts of damage to your body just because one of your classmates got one and you're jealous of her?

WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?

Poor judgment abounds in What the Hell Were You Thinking? Good Advice for People Who Make Bad Decisions, the sixth collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles written and published by Ira Nayman, and the second to feature the advice columns Ask Amritsar and Ask the Tech Answer Guy. Even in worlds where superheroes pine for the love of ordinary people, unaware that behind their civilian identities they, too, are superheroes, where children swear off technology when their parents fiend them on Farcebook, and where you never know if the eye movement behind the glasses was a wink or a computer command, people make bad, bad, very bad choices. But, just between you and me, bad choices make for great advice columns!

A REVIEW OF IRA NAYMAN'S WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?: GOOD ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO MAKE BAD DECISIONS!

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