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January 17, 2005

Rathergate story, told in anagrams of "Instapundit."

Regular readers will have noticed my fondness for anagrams. I recently started anagramming the names of some of my favorite blogs, and made an interesting discovery: I could tell the entire Rathergate story using only anagrams for Instapundit. Here it is.

Disputant in
Unpaid Stint

A story in anagrams

Titan du Spin.

Dan tip is nut.
Dan puts it in.
“Tut, Dan!” I snip.
“Dan? Nut!” I spit.
I stand, input.
I sit, punt Dan.
Stint up, Dani!
Dan in tits-up.*

*Tits-up = British slang for dead, kaput, hopelessly messed up.

I'm going to attempt the same feat with anagrams of Little Green Footballs and Powerlineblog. I'll post what I have as soon as I've completed it.

Update: Glenn says I have too much time on my hands. Guilty as charged, m'lud!

Update: Check out the new set: Rathergate story, as told in anagrams of "Little Green Footballs."

Update: Now the Powerlineblog anagram story is up.

Posted by EtherPundit at January 17, 2005 04:26 PM   Category: Anagrams , Greatest Hits , Language , Media , Rathergate Anagrams


You REALLY need to get a hobby :-)

Posted by: John [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2005 08:06 PM

Perfect. Anagram reporting seems exactly the right note to take for some stories.

Posted by: magda j [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2005 08:40 PM

Wow! I did not think it was possible to do such a thing. My kids and I were pretty happy with this palindrome when the Iraq war started: Mad dash, eh, Saddam?

Posted by: CJ at January 17, 2005 08:56 PM

He has a hobby! Anagramming! :-)

Posted by: Mitch [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2005 09:31 PM

I'm afraid that, yes, anagramming is one of my hobbies.

And I'm a she. But I guess I do kind of write like a man, at that. :-)

Posted by: EtherPundit at January 17, 2005 10:20 PM

Perhaps too much time, but wonderfully wasted!

Thanks for the larf.

Posted by: Other John at January 17, 2005 11:32 PM

Funny, I thought of you as a man. Now, it's pajamaa. ;^)

Posted by: Jabba the Tutt at January 18, 2005 12:28 AM


Posted by: Rod Stanton at January 18, 2005 05:37 AM

Mazel tov!

Posted by: Rod Stanton at January 18, 2005 05:38 AM

Apologies, Ma'am. *tips hat*

I suppose if I'd paid attention to the right column about section, I would've known your gender. :-)

Posted by: Mitch [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 20, 2005 03:40 PM

I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is required to get setup? I'm assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
I'm not very internet smart so I'm not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Kudos

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