Anagrammy Awards Results - January, 1999

I am a day or so late, because of the disqualified anagram.

22 votes received. 9 voters were asked to reselect their favourite in
the Topical Category and 7 replied by the closure of voting.

So without further ado, here are the winners of the January Anagrammy

General Category

This was, as usual, the most crowded category with 16 noms. It was close
early on, but Art's boozy anagram broke clear midway and was never in
doubt. This was Art's second ever award.

1st. Art Day with: Gin and Vermouth = Hung over, damn it! 6 votes
eq 2nd. Earle Jones with: Compulsive anagrammer = Man's opium - a
clever 'gram. 3 votes
eq 2nd. Rodley with: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. =
Urgent: unsatisfactory! I'd rectify - TODAY! 3 votes

Entertainment Category

Paul Lusch has been a regular for about one month and like several new
members before him, he picked up his first win here with an excellent
anagram of an old favourite song of mine. He actually tied with Ernesto,
but I picked Paul's partially because Ernseto had already done very well
this month, as you will see later in the awards.

1st. Paul Lusch with: "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." = A fantastic song
- notice it! 5 votes
2nd. Ernesto Guiraldes with: Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca = Canny
hero, trim gal, a Casbah pub... 5 votes
eq 3rd. Janet Muggeridge with: Police, Camera, Action! = Ace Race
Compilation! 3 votes
eq 3rd. Steve Krakowski with: Omar Bradley's, "A General's Story". =
Orders able tyros; "Slay a German!" 3 votes

Topical Category

Controversy here! This was the first time that an anagram was
disqualified after voting was underway and it was leading easily. Voters
re-allocated their choices and the previously second placed anagram by
Tom Myers (Tom Myers) strengthened its position. Tom's 5th Anagrammy and,
surprisingly, only his first win in this category.

1st. Tom Myers with: Bosnian War Crimes = Serbian racism won. 9 votes
eq 2nd. Jon Gearhart with: Circumstantial Evidence = Cum-stained tail
'n' crevice! 2 votes
eq 2nd. Stephen Crossland with: Dougie Walker = I leak, drug woe. 2

Disqualified, but worthy of special mention to honour its unknown
President Clinton of the USA = To copulate, he finds interns.

Rude Category

This was a three-way tie until the last vote just received as I was
about to close the voting. Ernesto's 4th award.

1st. Ernesto Guiraldes with: “The brain? It's my second favorite organ”
= A ragin‘ hardon’s my first bet. I covet one. 5 votes
eq 2nd. Tom Myers with: vaginal secretions = increases at loving. 4 votes
eq 2nd. Mick Tully with: Disappointment = 'I'd tampons in, pet.' 4

Spam Category

Ernesto and I went neck to neck throughout the voting until he blitzed
me by picking up 5 of the last 6 votes. Number 5 for Ernesto.

1st. Ernesto Guiraldes with: "Hello, I would like to take this chance
to tell you how you can get to heaven, and live with God for all
eternity" = Know the theological novelty? Hinted how to levitate,
arsehole? We all laughed, fuckin' idiot! O, runty acolyte! 9 votes
2nd. Larry Brash with: For your copy please send an email to = Your
spam is crap! Fool anyone? Delete! 5 votes
3rd. Janet Muggeridge with: test don't bother reading = Do better -
hoard in Test NG. 2 votes

Long Category

The King of the Long Anagrams, Richard Brodie, was no surprise winner
here with the ultimate anti-gram. Not counting his Grand Anagrammy wins,
this was his 13th award.

1st. Richard Brodie with: A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean,
and Reverent. = Lie! The boy of terror: Rotten, False, Berserk,
Truculent, Rude, Uncivil, Elfish, Nasty, Cheap, Cowardly, Filthy, and
Undevout. 8 votes
2nd. Larry Brash with: Awardsmaster’s Choice Award for Best
Anagrammatist of the Year = We fete Richard A. Brodie, as cast as a most
worthy, fast anagrammer. 5 votes
3rd. Rodley with: "Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave
Games" = High wattage morphs comatose rodent. A perverse game! 4 votes

Name Category

15 starters lined up here and Wayne opened a small lead but was able to
maintain this to win comfortably. There were 4 in 3rd place, the best of
which was Tom Myers. Despite being one of the longest term member here,
this was Wayne's first Anagrammy.

1st. Wayne Baisley with: Chairman Mao = I am on a march. 6 votes
2nd. Janet Muggeridge with: Charles and Camilla = Hell! A rascal - Di
'n' Cam. 3 votes
3rd. Tom Myers with: US President William Jefferson Clinton. = Fondle up,
fellatio, screw. Jism in interns. 2 votes.

Place Category

This was anyone's til near the end when Richard came from nowhere with
this beautifully disgusting anagram. Number 14!

1st. Richard Brodie with: Minced Lamb Veg Hotpot = Belch, vomit and get
mop. 6 votes
eq 2nd. Johnnie Burning Elk with: Bombay Sapphire Gin = I may be hopping
bars! 4 votes
eq 2nd. Wayne Baisley with: The monkeys write ... = The New York Times
4 votes

Set Category

Ernesto and Richard seem to have dominated this months awards. Here,
they tied eachother, but I went for Ernesto's set, as Casablanca is one
of my favourite movies and these really fit. 6th Anagrammy for Ernesto.

1st. Ernesto Guiraldes with: Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca = Canny
hero, trim gal, a Casbah pub.../Play at bar, Sam! Burn aching
echo!/Ambush, by hangar, entail cop car 5 votes
2nd. Richard Brodie with: When thou goest, thy steps shall not be
straitened, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. = Plan on
steel sinews, but strong as hell, that when thou rusheth, thou needst
not stub thy damn toe./Shalt not thy sinews be most strong? When thou
hasteneth, all abustle, thou needst not end up hurt. 5 votes
3rd. Janet Muggeridge with: A recipe for spaghetti bolognese = beef grot
or pig loin, cheese, pasta/O, I blanch tiger pee pesto for ages/e.g.
heat casserole, bite frog, pop in. 4 votes

Special Category

Another Brodie win! Mey's brilliant reworking of Alanis Morissette's
song was my favourite and lead much of the way, but beaten by a
whithering finish from the Great Man. This is his 15th Anagrammy and now
equals me.

1st. Richard Brodie with: Hail Mary, full of grace [...] 9 votes
2nd. Meyran Kraus with: Alanis Morissette, Thank You [...] 8 votes
3rd. Mathijs Panhuijsen with: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
[...] 5 votes

Congratulations to all the winners.

Special mentions to

Ernesto Guiraldes & Richard Brodie, each with 3 firsts and one second,
both of which were actually tied for first.

Janet Muggeridge, new to alt.anagrams but already a very active
contributor, with one second and three thirds.

Updated: May 10, 2016


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