Oh, sorry, that’s “New Ways to Procrastinate.” In case you were running out of brief (?) diversions to get you through the upcoming week, or simply looking for new websites to add to your Self Control app, here’s a good one that can keep you going for a while. (If you don’t believe me, just check out today’s Tower Talk e-mails — 49 e-mails later, it’s still funny. Sort of.)
Just type in your name, a friend’s name, perhaps a mortal enemy’s name, and let the little website do its work. What you get out? Hilarious – and often terrifyingly accurate – anagrams of what you put in.
Take, for example, a small controlled experiment done on the site to elicit its true feelings about the Ivies. Inputs of each university’s name yielded the following:
Princeton University: “I spurn cretin ivy” (Possibly Princeton students’ favorite activity…)
Harvard University: “Try hard an’ survive” (At least that’s what “The Social Network” would have us believe.)
Columbia University: “Evil scum in obituary” (Really? I’ll have to start reading the obits more often.)