From the very end of this article:
The Ig Nobel for literature went to the Nigerians who introduced millions of e-mail users to a “cast of rich characters … 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.”
You know, when you get right down to it, those spam messages really are a fascinating literary phenomenon. Lies and cons are, after all, just fictions posing as fact. A really, really good lie is probably worth a literary prize.
Of course, we don’t want to go rewarding that kind of behavior. Me, I say the Ig Nobel is too good for them. I’d rather see them all qualifying themselves for Darwin awards.