Pop Culture & The Meaning of Life

James Rollins Parties with Taco Sea Nags!

I’ve been invited (Hey, Kristen!) to help promote an international party, and I want you to join me!

The celebration marks the official launch of the newest book from New York Times Best-Selling author James Rollins.

Join THE social media event of the season ~ June 21

Blockbuster maker Jim will be there as well as any other high fallutin’ friends of his who might just pop in. [George Costanza voice] Luminaries will be there. Luminaries I tell you!

The adventurous author’s new book The Devil Colony is part of his ongoing Sigma Series. You know the history professor in me loves anything about America’s Founding Fathers, and that’s exactly what this new book features, a conspiracy theorists delight that promises loads of intrigue.

Many of you know that Indiana Jones was a key role model for me as a kid. Well, Rollins novelized (converted the movie script into a book) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! Major coolness points. He gets the power of Indy too.

“I would’ve written this book in my own blood if they asked me too,” he said.

Now he’s back with a new novel. So in honor of this special occasion I am going to pay tribute in anagrams. Some of you know just how dangerous I can be with a word jumble, but I’ve never unleashed the full potential of my wordsmithing prowess on the world.

Until now.

See, when you read a James Rollins novel you have to be able to decipher the clues, and I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you.

Amazing what mysteries I found in these key phrases. All you have to do is rearrange the letters and a name like…

Jim Rollins

Turns into Jr Millions which would make a fun name for a character. I also recommend that this character be killed in the first chapter.

James Rollins = Major illness

Okay, not the happiest anagram in my bag o’tricks, but we do need a way to kill Jr. Millions. I think we’ve found our solution in the major illness. No wonder this guy sells so many books. The entire plot is right there in his name!

Alternate James Rollins anagram = arm jolliness. You’re welcome.

The Devil Colony = Hotly Iced Novel

Ah, an oxymoron. Or is it? See how he builds suspense with just the title? What a pitch. This book is one hotly iced novel!

Alternate anagram here = Thy cloned olive

A Sigma Force Novel = I am fool scavenger

Just let that little chestnut bounce off you for a minute.

Bestselling author = a libelous strength

Some of you might be saying, “Clay, aren’t you worried about libel by writing about such a powerful author like this? After all, you did just relate him to a major illness.” Worry not my friends. James Rollins is a bestselling author. That means he’s got libelous strength and doesn’t take offense.

Maybe you want to know what this new book is really about. Let this handy anagrammed guide assist you. It’s about…

  • Native American history = I am the nectar visionary
  • The end of days = faded honesty
  • Founding Fathers = a rodents huffing or fish futon danger
  • Nanotechnology = not loony change

Because I know what you’re thinking, that this conspiracy stuff is loony.

No. No it’s not.

Thomas Jefferson = horseman jets off

Interesting because the famous statesman was also a scientist. And according to Rollins, perhaps a spy.

You’ll also meet an often unknown figure named:

Canassatego = ace snot saga or taco sea nags

No word on the exact snot content of The Devil Colony but it does promise a gruesome discovery which may be snot related. Or mummies.

And just steer clear of those taco sea nags. They can’t be good.

All of this in preparation of:

The worldwide book release party = steady like wheelbarrow torpedo

I know you don’t want to miss it. After all, wheelbarrow torpedoes are awesome.


I think I’ve outlined the book pretty well here (not really), but maybe you want to hear from the star author himself. Lucky you because he’s written his own post about Tuesday’s online bash and sweet prizes you can snag including a new Nook!

Maybe you don’t read thrillers or James Rollins. No problem. We’re going to an event, a place where we can hang and chat and be excited for someone else’s success. You can meet new people and just be part of the fun. No gimmick, just community. Rub shoulders and hobnob. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t done any good hobnobbing for a while now.

Sounds like all kinds of surprises are in store, especially since social media maven and Jedi master Kristen Lamb is the force behind this grand scheme. And did I mention that Jim and Kristen are looking for pictures? Get creative, crazy or both. Post your pictures on Twitter at the #DevilColony hashtag where we can all hang out. You even have a Facebook option if Twitter ain’t your thing.

I’ll be there with my own fun pics (and maybe a video eh?)

The bottom line is to have a blast and hang out with fun peeps, big time authors, and whoever else might show up!

Got any good ideas for pictures or videos?

June 17, 2011 - Posted by | Humor, Writing


  1. See you there! Are you dressing up? You seem like you’ll dress up….

    Comment by Tiffany A White | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. Okay Clay. You are either uber-smart, an anagram savant, or you have way too much time on your hands bro. Bro – orb. Hell, this anagram stuff is easy. Later dude – Le rad duet (pax de duex) See you Tuesday – yes suede to ya (what Sarah Paline says when giving her husband a nice jacket)

    Comment by Kerry Meacham | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry. I have no time on my hands, so I’ll take the compliment! But if you can anagram in foreign language then you are way outta my league.

      Comment by educlaytion | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. One of my favourite/favorite types of play is wordplay.

    Does “weirdification” have an anagram? (Is it anagramable?)

    Devil’s costume = a must, eh?

    I’ll be there Tuesday, getting my horns on.

    Comment by Leanne Shirtliffe | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  4. Love the post, Clay! I just linked to it over on Writers in the Storm. 🙂

    Comment by Jenny Hansen | June 17, 2011 | Reply

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  6. It’s been a long while since I hobnobbed also; I wish I could be there in person but I will certainly be there in spirit. Have a great time!

    Comment by Christian Emmett | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • All you gots to do is jump on Twitter. Hope to see you there!

      Comment by educlaytion | June 17, 2011 | Reply

      • Oh cool! I’m sorry for missing that, I was so busy being amazed by your anagramming skillz that I also lost my sense of time and space.

        Comment by Christian Emmett | June 18, 2011 | Reply

  7. Please tell me there was an app for anagrams that helped you with that. Because I cannot imagine how long it took to come up with all those anagrams. Outstanding. You know I totally want to dress up. Don’t know how to take pictures and send them off to twitter without putting them on my blog – which I’d prefer not to do. But there has to be a way, right? I mean, people post stuff to Twitter all the time… Hmmm. Can someone give me a quick tutorial? You know I want to dress up all slutty. I mean scary.

    Comment by Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • I figured out Twitpic in a short time when I started. Just go make an account. If you’re phone has share you can send it right to Twitter as long as you’re already logged in.

      Comment by educlaytion | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  8. Clay Morgan, you are the King of Clever. That’s not an anagram. I suck at anagrams, but I really enjoy yours. Great post! See you at the party.

    Comment by Piper Bayard | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • 🙂 Thanks Piper Bayard. After all, you are the Rid Bay Rapper!

      Comment by educlaytion | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  9. Taco sea nags? Am I the only one who thought it was a tasty theme dish?

    Looking forward to costumes!!! And a devil-themed taco sea nag please, I like like extra paprika on mine!

    Comment by Jess Witkins | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  10. This party will be awesome!

    Comment by Terrell Mims | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • You know it! Way to be the 5,000th comment around here.

      Comment by educlaytion | June 19, 2011 | Reply

  11. Keep on forgetting about the date. When’s this again?

    Comment by Marilag Lubag | June 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Tuesday, June 21. See you there.

      Comment by educlaytion | June 19, 2011 | Reply

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  15. Love the anagrams!!!

    Comment by Sonia G Medeiros | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  16. Lol! Nice spin. I love anagrams but you make it seem way easier than it is. Well done. And of course I’ll be joining Major Illness’es party. Wouldn’t miss out on the torpedoes either. Though I’d like to know what they’ll shooting out first before I committ. 😉

    Comment by lynmidnight | June 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Sounds great Lyn! Can’t wait to see you there. I’m so glad you stopped by here first.

      Comment by educlaytion | June 20, 2011 | Reply

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