Results for October 2004


Another great month with 67 votes cast! This breaks last month's record by one. This is two months running where there has been more than 60 voters. I think the combination of mid-week competition and the new clickable voting buttons has made quite a difference.

As I did with last month's results, here are the data for this month. We had 24 votes in the first six hours, 32 votes by 12 hours, 44 by the end of Day One, 58 at the end of Day Two, and nine votes in the last 24 hours.

This month, nine competitors won the 15 awards.


GENERAL:

By the end of the first day, the ultimate leader, David Bourke, emerged and was never in doubt.

As is often the case, the minor places were hotly contested, with Richard Grantham and Horrid Stretchy Pus tying for second. JB and Adrian were never far off the pace.

David's win was his 12th this year and his 60th all up.


1

  David Bourke

65  

The cosmetic dental practitioner = I implant nice teeth at record cost.

2

  Richard Grantham

45  

"The best thing since sliced bread" = Bad cliche needs better insights.

2

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

45  

No doubt = Bound to.

4

  JB

33  

See a haggler at ~ the garage sale.

5

  Adrian Hickford

32  

Nuclear devices ~ can reduce lives.


ENTERTAINMENT:

Mey open a nice 12 point lead after just six hours. This ballooned out to a massive 47 point margin by the end of the competition.


1

  Mey Kraus

86  

The movie 'Apocalypse Now' = How Coppola eyes Vietnam.

2

  JB

39  

The singer Luciano Pavarotti = I have operatic lungs to train!

3

  Rick Rothstein

38  

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield = Famed legend died in coronary.


TOPICAL:

Again this month, this was the closest contest.

Mey led by a small margin at the half way mark, with Tony, Scott and Toby close behind. Toby took the lead at that point and it was extremely close, but just broke clear with the last two votes.

Toby's win was his 7th this year and brings his total to 15.


1

  Toby Gottfried

55  

November Second, Two Thousand Four = And we counted Morons-for-Bush vote.

2

  Mey Kraus

53  

The elections in November, Two Thousand Four = Dolt runs the nation if we vote 'Bush' once more.

3

  Tony Crafter

45  

Human cloning debate is re-ignited = I match DNA, engineering its double.


PEOPLES NAMES:

If Mey had done well in Entertainment, then he wiped the floor with the rest of us here. His 20 point lead at six hours continued to grow to an amazing 55 point win. His final point score here of 120 points in the secong highest ever.


1

  Mey Kraus

120  

Bill Clinton, the former president of the USA = On reflection, I'd still prefer the man to Bush!

2

  David Bourke

65  

The singer Tina Turner = Rather uninteresting.

3

  Tony Crafter

41  

Singer Marie Osmond ~ is a 'designer-Mormon'.


OTHER NAMES:

Mey is simply unstoppable.

He was 26 points ahead after six hours, and this blew out to 53 points at the end.


1

  Mey Kraus

95  

Microsoft Internet Explorer = Expect online terrors from it.

2

  Zoran Radisavlevic

42  

The Anagrammy Award Competition = I wait to compare Grantham and Mey.

3

  Tony Crafter

38  

'Mein Kampf''s political and social theories = Adolf Hitler's policies: maniac makes point.


MEDIUM LENGTH:

Yet another win to Mey, with his nearest competition 28 points back.


1

  Mey Kraus

78  

The Mad Hatter's question to Alice: "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?" =
Ah, I got it! I created an answer: "It seems the two have inky-dark quills!"

2

  Toby Gottfried

50  

The number Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter =
Archimedes' correct claim, "In brief, 'three' is off. I compute it true to Athene."

3

  Rick Rothstein

44  

Yasser Arafat flown to Hopital d'Instruction des Armees de Percy in France. =
A fancy theory is... Palestinians' world-famous President treated for cancer.


AWARDSMASTER'S CHALLENGE:

This month's Challenge was to anagram:
"Who, you may ask, will be the next American President."

This soon shaped as a two-man event, with Richard and Horrid breaking well clear in the first few hours.

Richard seemed to have a good lead by the half way mark, but Horrid caught up rapidly towards the end and briefly led. However, the final votes swung the result back to Richard.


1

  Richard Grantham

54  

I expect Dubya has won: a new term is more than likely.

2

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

50  

Actually, we semi-want Kerry. He isn't a dim xenophobe.

3

  Allan Morley

44  

A Republican who likes money and the extremist way.


LONG:

I predicted that this category would be close between JB and myself, and that certainly turned out to be the case.

I had a two point lead after six hours, which I held at the end of Day One. However, JB moved to a small lead in the second half and keep 5 to 6 points ahead to win.

JB's 8th win for the year, gives her 60 all up.


1

  JB

98  

A duck walks into a bar and orders a bee... = This duck walks into a crowded city p...

2

  Larry Brash

93  

All the world's a stage, And all the ... = All the world's a shop. And all the...

3

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

47  

Statue of Liberty Inscription: ...Giv... = Michael Moore's pledge: Voting Geor...


SPECIAL:

Eight starters this month, which meant that there would be three awards.

Richard Brodie and Mey were close at the start, but Richard soon moved clear for quite a comfortable win.

Nice to see Richard, one of the masters of this genre, back in the Winners' Circle. This win gives him 50 awards. Mey's second place gives him 36 awards this year and 182 ever. Tony Crafter's surprise third place is his third award.


1

  Richard Brodie

82  

Sonnet #17 anagrammed five different ways.

2

  Mey Kraus

62  

Shakespeare's sonnet anagrammed into a paraphrase.

3

  Tony Crafter

45  

In the Garden of Eden lay Adam, Complacently stroking his madam...

4

  David Bourke

29  

Flash! Ah! Saviour of the universe!

5

  Tony Crafter

18  

Over-age anagrams.


RUDE:

Horrid took an early lead over View and he extended this to win comfortably.

Horrid had his best ever result this month with two awards, bringing his total to three.


1

  Horrid Stretchy Pus

54  

A woman having triplets = Won't ma split her vagina?

2

  View

38  

The beach for nudists = Bunches of red tits, ah?

3

  Rick Rothstein

36  

Self gratification = Fisting of clit-area.


AWARDMASTER'S AWARD FOR THE BEST ANAGRAM OF A NON-WINNING AUTHOR

This category's selection criteria is that the author did not win an award in another category, but was well placed through the competition and did not finish far off winning an award.

Considered Adrian's 5th place in General, Rick's third in Entertainment and fourth in Peoples Names, Scott Gardner's fourth in Topical, Zoran's second in Other Names, Allan Morley's third in the Challenge, and my second in Long.

As my Long entry led or was no more than 6 points off the lead, we selected it, as all the others were a long way from the lead in their categories. Also, I thought mine was a bloody good effort.

Larry Brash with:
All the World's a stage....

This was my 12th award this year and 86th on the All Time Table.


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award can be found here.

Thank you all for participating and voting in this months awards.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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