Anagrammy Awards Results - January, 2006


Our quiet run of voters continued with us failing to get 50 voters in the last three competitions. There are 370+ people on the Email Reminder List, which means only 10-13% actually vote. Let's hope things improve as the year goes on.

Despite this, it was a good competition with some categories easily won and some closely fought. Nine people won 14 awards, with four getting more than one award.


GENERAL:

I was not altogether surprised to see Zoran jump into the early lead, with his great (if rather sexist) anagram.

Zoran was 11 points clear at 12 hours, opening that up to 22 ahead by 24 hours.

As usual in this category, the minor places were tightly contested, with Mey, Rick and Matjaz all in good position. The last 24 hours saw Toby finish strongly to make it into second place and narrow Zoran's winning margin.

This was Zoran's first award for more than a year. It brings his total to 18. Tony's third place award makes his career total 28.


1

  Zoran Radisavlevic

48  

Female persons = Pleasers of men.

2

  Toby Gottfried

33  

Unsolicited commercial emails = Mad, malicious, electronic slime.

3

  Tony Crafter

23  

Police cadet = Delicate cop.

4

  Mey Kraus

21  

The Immaculate Conception = Pathetic cult... I mean, come ON!

5

  View

19  

Tip for ~ profit.

ENTERTAINMENT:

This was quite close at the start and at the end of the competition.

Mey and View were just two points apart at the 12 hour mark. By the end of Day One, Mey was suddenly 11 points ahead. Don finished strongly and came with one point of an upset win.


1

  Mey Kraus

42  

Ang Lee's film 'Brokeback Mountain' ~ about menial farm blokes necking.

2

  Don Rogers

41  

Captain (Admiral) James Tiberius Kirk = In Star Trek, Jim said, "I lack air! Beam up!"

3

  View

34  

The famous animator Walt Disney = Sweet author of tiny, mad animals.

TOPICAL:

This was a walk-over for Scott.

By the 12 hour mark, he was 13 points clear of Mey. That lead steadily increased to a whopping 34 point margin by the end.


1

  Scott Gardner

72  

The West Virginia coal mine disaster = It is twelve deaths in a grim scenario.

2

  Mey Kraus

38  

Oscar nominations unveiled = Movies' list announced on-air.

3

  Tony Crafter

32  

Hamas triumphs in Palestinian elections = Oh man, this result is insane. Panic time, pal!

PEOPLES NAMES:

This was a close two-horse race.

Mey and Tony were tied half way through Day One. Mey was one point ahead of Tony at both the 24 and 48 hour mark, but polled better in the final 24 hours to come home eight points clear.


1

  Mey Kraus

55  

The Israeli PM Ariel Sharon = He's in mortal peril, as I hear.

2

  Tony Crafter

47  

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti = Is a jailbird madman that disliked USA.

3

  Rosie Perera

35  

Canada's new Prime Minister, Stephen Harper = This deep man renews American partnership.

OTHER NAMES:

David predicted success for me here, but experience has made me doubt his judgement. However, this month he was spot on.

I was 16 points ahead halfway through the first day, getting to 27 points clear by the end of Day Two. Tony narrowed that margin in the last 24 hours.


1

  Larry Brash

59  

United States of America = Deem it as an utter fiasco.

2

  Tony Crafter

35  

Southern Beirut = Is burnt-out here.

3

  View

30  

South American countries = He came to tour Incas ruins.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

Scott had only two nominations this month and both were excellent. This win here was not as spectacular as his win in Topical.

It was close between Scott and Mey for the first two days, but Scott polled well near the end for a modest but definite win.

Scott's two wins this month, bring him up to 19 all-up.


1

  Scott Gardner

56  

Best actress nominees:
1. Dame Judi Dench
2. Reese Witherspoon
3. Felicity Huffman
4. Charlize Theron
5. Keira Knightley
=
1. The erudite Mrs. Henderson
2. Johnny Cash's chick
3. This effeminate guy
4. A lifetime coal worker
5. Pride's Eliza Bennet

2

  Mey Kraus

47  

"Do tell me", I asked president George W. Bush, "What's your honest opinion of Roe v. Wade?" =
"Sorry, kid", he answered, bemused, "I don't give a shit how people got out of New Orleans!"

3

  Tony Crafter

40  

Terror group Hamas wins at the Palestinian elections =
Astonishing news! Israel in complete uproar at threat.

LONG:

My prediction here was for a win by Toby, but he had to earn it the hard way in a close contest with Mey.

Mey led out by a small margin on Day One. Toby caught and just passed him by 24 hours and hung on well for seven point victory.

A successful month for Toby with two wins, giving him an all-time haul of 23 awards.


1

  Toby Gottfried

47  

Six Jewish gentlemen were once playing poker in their condo's rec room, and one of them bet and los...

2

  Mey Kraus

40  

A Little Fun With Math 1. Pick any n... = The Freudian Magic Trick 1. Be tota...

3

  Tony Crafter

35  

A paranormal researcher was giving a ta... = A union rep, checking on a farmer thou...

SPECIAL:

My hot favourite in this category was Mike with yet another brilliant combination of literature and mathematics.

Somewhat surprisingly, Mey and I were the early leaders. Mike joined Mey in the lead by the end of the first 24 hours and crept into the lead in the last few hours. I was delighted with a third place award.

Mike's success here gives him a total of 33 wins. Mey now has 234 awards to his credit with three awards this month. My two awards give me 97 on the All-Time Table.


1

  Mike Keith

51  

5 anagrammed poems

2

  Mey Kraus

44  

Oscar Wilde's sonnet 'E Tenebris'

3

  Larry Brash

40  

Twelve Days day of Christmas

4

  Tony Crafter

17  

'HAPPY NEW YEAR' by ABBA

5

  Matjaz P

7  

Don't think twice, it's all right

RUDE:

This was certainly one of the most closely contested categories this month.

David and I were tied after 12 hours. I had a tiny one-point lead by the end of Day One, with me thinking I might win three awards this month.

However, it was not to be. David moved in to the lead by the last 24 hours, but a fast finishing from aussie battler pipped him at the post.

This was aussie battler's first win in the Anagrammies. Congratulations!


1

  aussie battler

31  

Fat lords = Old farts.

2

  David Bourke

30  

The Europeans = One up the arse.

3

  dupe

25  

Anal suppository = Oral? No. Up ass. Pity.


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

There were two contenders for this award this month. Don in Entertainment and David in Rude missed an a award by just one point each. I think I would have picked Don's if he had been able to get Captain Kirk to say "Beam me up". However, I particularly like David's shorter and funnier anagram. I do not usually give this award to Rude category entrants, but I made an exception this month.

David Bourke with:
The Europeans =
One up the arse.

David's win here gives him 76 awards in total.


Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you all for voting.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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