January 23, 2021

JAN 23, classic palindrome: 'Yreka bakery'








 This brief poetic musing was originally published here March, 2020.


You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 

January 22, 2021

JAN 22, anagram swarm: 'ELECTION FRAUD' contest: other submissions, #1

 Continuing from the posts of January 16January 18, and January 20 ...



And here are a few other imaginative entries for the National Anagram Contest ...
FORNICATE DUEL;     ADORE FIT UNCLE;     RECITAL DONE - FU! 
ONE LURID FACET;    COULD IRAN FÊTE?    TOUCAN FIELDER;
FONDUE ARTICLE;     EDUCATE FOR NIL;     IN 'ACUTE' FOLDER;
A FECUND TOILER;    I.O.U. FACT LENDER;  DOCENT FAILURE;
ULTRA-FINE COED;   DETOUR IF CLEAN;      ENTICE FUR-LOAD; 
DO INFLATE CURE;   RE CUE, "DON'T FAIL!" OFTEN LURED C.I.A. 







January 18, 2021

JAN 18, anagram swarm: 'ELECTION FRAUD' contest: honorable mention

Continuing from the posts of January 16 and January 18 ...


As you know, in the National Contest the Best Anagram was 
                                               FAILED RECOUNT

and the Runner-up was...     OUTLINED FARCE

Here are some other national entries worthy of attention...
                                                LO, INCUR DEFEAT
                                                OR FEED LUNATIC 
                                                NOTICED EARFUL
                                                LIAR OUTFENCED
                                                REINFECT ALOUD
                                                FUEL RIOT-DANCE
                                                UNALTERED FOCI
                                                ELUDE FRACTION
                                                LEFTIE CANDOUR
                                                ULCERATED INFO
                                                ROTUND LIE-FACE
                                                DUE LATIN FORCE
                                                RUINED FACT: Olé !  
                                                LUCIFER ATONED
                                                UNDO RELIEF ACT
                                                I.O.U. FACT-LENDER
                                                FIE ON A RED CULT!
                                                URAL DEFECTION                                             
                                                UNCLAD RIOT-FEE 
                                                U.F.O. CREDENTIAL
                                                CURT FOE DENIAL
                                                ONCE-FED RITUAL
                                                FEAR NOT IL DUCE
                                                TO CRUDE FINALE


At the state level, there are quite a few additional  submissions worthy of honorable mention, attributed to the participating state, as shown on the accompanying map.





BONUS FEATURE!

Here's a reprise from a post published in November, now illustrated with Barry Blitt's cartoon-cover for this week's New Yorker, (A Weight Lifted) ...