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Discordant Bleu

14 June, 2012

Just spent a happy half-hour researching Pixar movies for a forthcoming Metrohead puzzle, when I discovered something wonderful about this pompous chef. The monsieur, who appears in Ratatouille, is named Auguste Gusteau – where first and last names are anagrams of each other.

Magnifique, I’m thinking. What fun for a blog game, twisting first names into plausible surnames, and providing a mini-bio. It’s almost like Masterchef, but without the Three Wise Monkeys over your shoulder. So who else can we cook, chef-style?

Belinda Badline – telco service provider
Tom Mot – bon vivant
Simone Oneism – ferociously independent Ms
Logan Anglo – National Front secretary

Any more for the droll-call?

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