Victor Ludi (5): Holier Hoes

By: Patrick Cates
May 10, 2010

The small number of correct entries for the most recent Magister Ludi contest, even after some of the rubrical tightness was loosened, indicates that most people found it too difficult. Or too boring to slog through. Either way, there is still a Victor Ludi and a list of Holier-Hoes-become-HiLo-Heroes to announce. To wit: Olly Lambert will receive a copy of the Idler’s Glossary and a HiLobrow.com t-shirt for his flawless travails. He is to be congratulated. And now the decoded Heroes:

  1. Craved Bone Grind = David Cronenberg
  2. Born Quieter = Robert Quine
  3. Tracheal Burns = Artur Schnabel
  4. Show Erratic Mind = Cordwainer Smith
  5. Had Nails Only = Lindsay Lohan
  6. Solarium Bug Whirl = William Burroughs
  7. Hustling Camcorders = Screaming Lord Sutch
  8. Vacant Loser = Oscar Levant
  9. Rousing Mortals = Louis Armstrong
  10. Hails True Souls = Louis Althusser
  11. Spots Genre Ruts = Preston Sturges
  12. Dark Theory Pro = Dorothy Parker
  13. Hurries Rugged Cobra = Edgar Rice Burroughs
  14. Enhance Dolor = Leonard Cohen
  15. Fake Cranial Hum = Charlie Kaufman
  16. Salami Jab Technique = Jean-Michel Basquiat
  17. Calamity Shock Reel = Stokely Carmichael
  18. Shit Reference = Terence Fisher
  19. Priests Nearby = Britney Spears
  20. Prim Anal Nooks = Roman Polanski
  21. Onstage Cove = Steve Coogan
  22. Creates Wily Lore = Aleister Crowley
  23. Animal Whistler = William Shatner
  24. Matinee Horror = Harriet Monroe
  25. Herald Thy Hero = Thor Heyerdahl
  26. Sound Filterer = Rudolf Steiner
  27. Reliable Asylum Twit = William Butler Yeats
  28. Inmate Lover = Tom Verlaine
  29. Starring Moron = Grant Morrison
  30. Path Luminary = Hilary Putnam
  31. Bolder Bugger = Rube Goldberg
  32. Dire Lonely Creative = Voltairine de Cleyre
  33. Regrets Anagram = Margaret Sanger
  34. Heist Schemer = Chester Himes
  35. Garage Slob Elite = Georges Bataille

The next Magister Ludi challenge will be announced on Monday 18 May.

What do you think?

  1. Heist Schemer — Onstage Cove — Fake Cranial Hum — Rousing Mortals. The answers were there all along! You did a tremendous job, Magister Ludi.

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