January 16, 2021

JAN 16, anagram contest winners: 'ELECTION FRAUD'

Over the last week we have had an anagram contest at the national (U.S.) level. We are sorry if you missed the opportunity to participate.
The challenge was to come up with the best anagram (letter-scramble) of


Out of an abundance of caution, we avoided announcing the contest initially, and have not required contest participants to agree to publishing their phone numbers, email addresses or charge-card PINs.

But we are now pleased to announce that the winning entry nationally was ...

Consideration was also given by the judges to the best entry for each participating state; the winning entries are shown on the accompanying map.

Sincere thanks to all who participated.

January 14, 2021

JAN 14, urban portaging


From the Archives: An Illustrated E-Mail about Urban Portaging, 2017

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I encountered this on my late afternoon cycle-ride through trendy Rosedale on a rainy autumn afternoon. In its second year, this festival, I found out, brings together people portaging canoes across a 17 km ancient aboriginal trail between the Humber and Don watersheds. At this point, the portagers had just crossed the Mt Pleasant Expressway.

January 13, 2021

JAN 13, anagrams of 'impeachment' (again)

Sixteen states have two-letter postal abbreviations that fit in with this scheme. Other locales may have decided on their stance on this issue, but their preferences are hidden on the 'dark web'.