Saturday, July 23, 2005

As in eyeballs

This "slimmable" comes courtesy of Rasa Ming-Ozu:

retreated
reteared (as in eyeballs)
retread
retard
darer
dear
ade
ad
a

Our friends over at The Dizzies (thedizzies.blogspot.com) have a B.S. Johnson poem up that has a slimmable aspect to it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

F. Un

The writer Jonathan Ames has another name—if you use his first initial with his surname, you get J. Ames, or "James."

Curiously, the narrator of his novel The Extra Man is Louis Ives—L. Ives, or "Lives."

A friend of Ought who used to work at a literary agency said that the company would abbreviate authors' names by using the first three letters of the last name plus the first letter of the first.

Thus Frederick Barthelme = "Barf"
Susan Sontag = "Sons"
Italo Calvino = "Cali"

Submissions to either of these vaguely amusing contests are welcome.

Everybody was funk fit hugging

Anagram of the day:

TAE KWON DO = O, TAKEDOWN!