Body Paint Anagrams - 11/15/05
The good news: Brown won their game over Dartmouth and Princeton lost, assuring the 5-1 Bears at least a share of this year's Ivy League Championship. If they beat Columbia (the worst team in not only the Ivy League, but also the world) next week, they'll be champs outright. Go Bears.

The bad news: There was no '80's party, so Tony Toni Tone; Zack, Screech, and AC; and three of the Ninja Turtles never got a chance to show their stuff.

The redeeming news:



Although we didn't get a chance to make asses of ourselves at a decade party, Mark, Alex's friend Andrew and myself did get a chance to make even bigger asses of ourselves by painting ourselves and running amok at the football game. By writing the letter combinations "BE", "AR" and "S" on our fronts, and "T", "A" and "X" on our backs, in those corresponding orders, we found that we were able to flip around and make the following words:

BEARS
ABEX (our nickname for Alex)
STAR
BEX (our shorter nickname for Alex)
ARTS
ART
AR (pirate talk)
ABE
ARBES (an egregious misspelling of the delicious fast food chain)
TAR
AX
AT
AS
A
And, of course, TAX, which was a big hit with all the Econ major in the audience

What do these last 12 words have to do with a Brown football game? Not much, but the fans seemed to love it when we made everybody chant them. Abe! Abe! Abe! The best part was that I saw Brown students (real nerdy ones) writing down our letters and trying to figure out if there were any anagrams we'd missed. C'mon, people, didn't you read my T9 posts? Anagrams are my thing.

Originally, however, we'd had an even better plan. There were supposed to be five of us at the game - the three pictured above plus two of Alex's other friends - which would have given us the leverage to really get creative with our lettering. In another installment of "Things I've Done at Security When I'm Bored", I give you the following email:

TO: 'Mark Jury'; 'Jury, Gary'
FROM: 'Paul@paulspond.com'
SENT: Mon 11/7/2005 7:27 AM

So if we have 5 people willing to paint their chests Saturday, and we paint the letters B-E-A-R-S on their fronts and the letters !-Y-U-T-J on their backs, in that order, we can make the following words:

Bears
Jury!
Stab
Beats
Eats!
Bras
Stay!
Yar!
Jar!
Bets
Ears!
BS
Jet!
Bust
Busty
Beast
Stub
Best
Bars

There are probably more, but I'd have to run a computer program on it. Clearly, we'll get the most use out of some of the obvious ones like "Bears" and "Jury!", but I'm especially looking forward to making use of "Eats!", "BS", "Yar!", and "Stab", for when we're feeling particularly pugnacious.

Also, we can make "Breas", and then the B guy and R guy can quickly run to the other end, to make "Breast!"

Looking forward to it...

- Paul (the OCD one)


A real shame - those Brown fans would have loved it.

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