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Khampelf
12-03-2006, 04:50 PM
I'm trying to figure out what the anagram might be for today's 'Opus' comic strip

http://comics.com/wash/opus/index.html

(good for this week only, looks like. Wait. That's Last week's strip, at least currently.) In This weeks strip, they work out an anagram for 'The Prophet Mohammed', but scribble it out.

The anagram maker gives tons, and I'm sorting through them, it's scribbled out imperfectly, it seems to start with an H. I've come across some (discounted) possibilities, including

HEATED MOTHER HMM POP - not it, the first word seems to be only four letters, possibly 'Heed'

and - HEATED HEMP HMM TROOP? Just the thing, before a patrol, eh?

HEAD THEME HMM PRO POT - A Theme, indeed.
only to find later,
POTHEAD THEME HMM PRO?
This is fun.
some are just ironic - HATRED THEME HMM POOP
DEATH MOTHER HEMP MOP - Sounds like Circe's broomstick. (Don't I have a wiccan sense of humor?)
DEATH HEMP THE OM ROMP - A reference to the sect that gave rise to the word 'Assasins'?
(Don't blame me, I left out most of the ones that started out 'Pothead', well, becasue they weren't funny, mostly.)
DAME HE TEMPT MORPH HO - Pick up a prostitute, cover her in Chador, instant prophet wife? Holy Men get different moral rules.
POMADE THE REP HMM HOT - A little hair oil can improve anyone's appearance.
MAPPED THEM OTHER OHM - Call to prayer?
MAPPED THEM HER OHM TO - Women can pray, as well.
MAPPED THE ORE HMM HOT - If petroleum is 'ore', this could have been prophetic.
DAMPER HEMP THE OHM TO - Ethnic cleansing of Bhang smoking Hindis?
DAMPER HEMP MET HO THO - I've stopped smoking the killer weed, but women still tempt me, prophet!
TRAMPED HOME HEMP HOT - Keep the home fires burning, Ahmed!
TRAMPED HEMP THE HOMO - Gay dealers beware!
TRAMPED THEM HEP HOMO - Could explain the lack of Starbucks in the Middle East.
TAMPED HE HOPE HMM ROT - Early Pope's response?
TAMPED HE THE OHM ROMP - More persecution of the Hindu, no dancing?
ARMED TEETH HMM OH POP - Must we spread this new religion by the sword, Oh Allah?
ARMED HE THEM HOT POMP - Yes, in ceremonies in the desert sun.
ARMED THE POPE HMM HOT - Crusades, anyone?
DREAMT HEMP ME HOP THO - After you ban it, you can only dream about bacanalia
DREAMT THE POPE HMM HO - Even prostitutes can have religious dreams, just becareful who you elucidate them to.
MATED HE HEP MORPH TOM - Now we get blasphemous revelations. One of mohammed's wives was transexual and steeped in western culture.
MATED HE TEMP MORPH HO - But it didn't last long.
MATED HE TOPPER HMM OH - Many Powerful men have their submissive side.
TAMED HER POPE HMM HOT - Siezed Jerusalem to impress a woman?
ADORE HEMP THE HMM POT - Just not for Hindus, I guess.
APED HE THEM OHM TROMP - Borrowed from other religions? I thought it was all revealed to him in a cave, by an angel. Whoops.
APED HE THE HMM PROM TO - Is there no end to his plagarism?
APED THEM OTHER HMM OP - Yeah, I know there's been anagram threads before.
APED THEM ME MORPH THO - Differences accrue over the ages, leaving the historians to sort out ancient plagarisms.
DAPPER THEME HMM HOOT - Yet you rarely see Muslims in Tuxedos
DAPPER TEETH HMM HOMO - Lack of Dental care is Macho?
RAPPED THEME HMM HO TO - What's Muslim rap without backup dancers?
TAPPED THEM HER HO MOM - Er, Did What? Don't wanna hear about it.
RAPED HE THEM HMM OP TO - It gets worse, and I'd better look out, myself.
RAPED HE PET HMM OHM TO - Ethnic cleansing and beastiality?

Khampelf
12-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Oops. Hit reply too soon. Just as well, I could have been going for hours.

In the cartoon, it looks something like, 'Heed the Red Hot Poet', which doesn't work, not enough 'e's.

Any Help, Dopers? I looked up and it was 4pm. I used hours chasing this.

Dr. Rieux
12-03-2006, 07:22 PM
I didn't think about it. I was laughing at Opus pointing to the carttonist's signature--Walt Disney.

mobo85
12-03-2006, 07:36 PM
The third line is clearly "red-hot," so that whittles things down.

Khampelf
12-03-2006, 08:02 PM
The third line is clearly "red-hot," so that whittles things down.

I went to the advanced funtions on that anagram maker, and forced the word redhot (who cares about spaces?)

that leaves us:

REDHOT AHEM THEM POMP
REDHOT MATH HEME POMP
REDHOT MATH HEMP MOPE
REDHOT MATH HEMP POEM
REDHOT PATH HEMP MEMO
REDHOT PHAT HEMP MEMO
REDHOT ATOM HEMP HEMP
REDHOT MOAT HEMP HEMP
REDHOT TAMP HOME HEMP

I think B. Breathed is playing fast and loose with the Anagrams. He hints as much in last weeks strip. I don't think there's a legitimate anagram to find, that will match what was in the paper. He may not have had one in mind.

Although that last one, re-arranged as tamp home red-hot hemp is a possibility, it just about follows what's visible, maybe. I'd scribble that out, too.