Saturday, March 12, 2005

Stupid Games (Ernest Hemingway)

Herewith is today's edition of the Stupid Anagram/Famous Name/Headline game.

For those (whose name is legion) unfamiliar with the rules of this game, they are as follows:


  1. Select a famous name. (Longer names are best.)
  2. Create lots of anagrams. If you don't have infinite amounts of time to fritter away pointlessly (as opposed to finite amounts, which is presumably why you are here) go to this website.
  3. Imagine you're a newspaper editor, albeit a rather odd one. Select vaguely plausible headlines from among the anagrams.
  4. Provide a minimal context for the headlines. This should render them funny.

Todays' example draws on anagrams of "Ernest Hemingway":

The Daily Planet

  • In International Affairs: Enemy Warns Eight
  • In Crime: Teeny Swing Harem
  • In Nature: Swine Greet Mynah
  • Special: Muppet Health Tips: Ernie Gnaws Thyme
  • In Theater: Review: Shrew Tying Enema
  • In Music: Pop Review: Eager Hymen Twins; "Segmentary Whine"

For those who don't quite get it, this prior edition, based on anagrams of "Lawrence Summers," will probably not help:

Front Page:

MEN SWARM RECLUSE

(Full Story page two)

In
Medicine:
NEW SERUMS CALMER

In Crime:
MAULER SCREWS MEN

In Popular Music: NEW SLUM SCREAMER

In The Arts: MENSES MURAL CREW

In Media: MESCAL NEWS REUN

In Living (Section 2): CALMER NEWS RUNES

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