Annual Kire Ramgnir Award

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Kire Ramgnir, the original founder of this blog, was a senior lecturer in Comparative Fantasy in the Department of Grovelment at the London School of Ergonomics and Patriarchal Science. He was in his day a picturesque iconoclast, an irreverent believer in the truth, and a constant thorn in the backside of the powers-that-be. He was also a certified talking head IOU, IUD. In his spare time he was known to take his children to poison pigeons in the park.

Kire was found dead in the Thames, just off Westminster bridge, at low tide on April 1, 2006. The cause of death seemed to be associated with his feet somehow or another becoming embedded in concrete. “These kinds of accidents are only too common,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Grovelment. “We know Kire was a great DIY enthusiast and he always got himself mixed up with quickly hardening substances. It is true Kire was a critic, but we didn’t really mind.”

Kire will be much ignored by all those who thought they knew him.

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