Anagrammy Awards Results - May, 2006

The Anagrammy Awards Results - May, 2006


We had 40 voters this month, after running in the 30's for the last couple of months. I have reopened the Email Reminder List to new people (usually those who download Anagram Artist), so I expected that the number of voters will gradually climb back up.

As you all know, we have moved to a new hosting company and our early impressions are extremely favourable. Their Tech Support was very good during the switchover and testing phase. There are been no outages (except a brief one that was my fault). Behind the scenes, we have found that the file transfer rate for uploading has been very fast, and I think the Forum seems to run faster and more reliably.

This was a month dominated by four members (Mey, Tony, David and Rick) each of whom won two or more awards. In all, there were 15 awards spread between seven members.


GENERAL:

As is often the case, this category was quite close, not just for the usual battle for third place, but for the winner, too.

Mey was one point in the lead at 12 hours, then Rick took over the lead at the end of the first day. Mey kept the tiniest of leads at the end with many changes of leader right to the last vote.

Andrew, a new member (I think), won his first award. Congratulations.


1

  Mey Kraus

28  

Sumo tournaments = Enormous mutants!

2

  Tony Crafter

27  

My real vision? Beating the Germans! = Every Englishman's great ambition.

3

  Andrew

21  

A watched pot never boils = Observe the cold pan....wait!

4

  Scott Gardner

20  

Google search for "miserable failure" = Is a life career of a Mr. George Bush! LOL!

4

  Rick

20  

The girl of your dreams = Lot of guys married her.

ENTERTAINMENT:

This was another close contest.

Tony took the early lead at the 12 hour mark and was six points clear by the end of Day One. Scott began a strong challenge by the end of Day Two and passed Tony right at the end, getting home by two points.

Scott's win this month gives him seven wins for the year and a grand total of 24 awards. That win moves him up to equal 13th with Toby on the All-Time Table.


1

  Scott Gardner

47  

The Da Vinci Code: Special Illustrated Edition = Anti-Catholic? Loved detailed pictures inside!

2

  Tony Crafter

45  

Motion picture: 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' = We've electroshock option on menu to cure fits.

3

  Ellie

33  

Kate Bush: 'Wuthering Heights' = Sang her best with huge UK hit.

TOPICAL:

David predicted good things for his entry in this category this month and he was spot-on.

David jumped to a sound eight point lead with 12 hours, extending this to 18 points after two days and 19 at the finish.


1

  David Bourke

49  

The Spanish team Barcelona = The champions beat Arsenal.

2

  Don Rogers

30  

Genocide in Darfur = Did foreign UN care?

3

  Rick

29  

Mount Merapi, Central Java, Indonesia = Lava eruption means a major incident.

PEOPLES NAMES:

There was some behind the scenes speculation as to which of Mey's two Entertainment entries that he would move to People's Names. His choice of his Fred Astaire anagram was the correct one.

Mey had an impressive 17 point margin after just 12 hours. He steadily increased this to a huge 31 point win.


1

  Mey Kraus

66  

Screen icon Fred Astaire = One's dances are terrific!

2

  View

35  

Princess Stephanie Of Monaco = In casino, perhaps? Comes often!

3

  Tony Crafter

30  

Footballing star Ronaldinho = Brilliant on goal, and so forth.

OTHER NAMES:

This was close right down to the line.

Rick was in the lead most of the way, but never by a huge margin. After 39 voters, Tony snatched the lead, but the last voter favoured Rick who scraped in by two points.


1

  Rick

42  

The Church of Scientology = Goofy cult cons the rich, eh?

2

  Tony Crafter

40  

Disney Theme Park Resorts, Florida = Kids, parents, mostly here for a ride.

3

  Paul Pan

33  

Serbia-Montenegro = Merge, or be nations?

MEDIUM LENGTH:

This was the closest category and a tie here was a fair result.

Tony and Mey were tied at 12 hours, 24 hours and at the end, although Rosie briefly led at the end of Day Two.


1

  Tony Crafter

44  

Miss Keira Knightley to be The New Face of Chanel's 'Coco Mademoiselle'=
Nice, gentle, wholesome choice. Man, I bet Kate Moss is really hacked off!

1

  Mey Kraus

44  

A Gary Griffin book, 'Penis Enlargement Methods: Fact and Phallusy'=
One fraud by a hack tells the men to find a proper magnifying glass!

3

  Rosie Perera

38  

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Edison =
Our president, opining: "Idiocy is one percent an appointment (I ran), the rest in insaneness."

LONG:

There were only four entries here, but only one stood out.

Tony was eleven points ahead after 24 hours and finished 24 points clear at the conclusion of the contest.

Tony had three wins this month, giving him nine for the year. His grand total is now 35, moving him up to Number 9 on the All-Time List, passing the legendary Mike Keith. Quite an achievement!


1

  Tony Crafter

59  

After having their ninth child, a Brummy... = A married couple are motoring along at...

2

  Rosie Perera

35  

Within the first three months of the ye... = Leno mainly scoffs at the idiot. Beho...

2

  David Bourke

35  

The former singer of The Beatles, Sir P... = The geriatric performer fears she may...

SPECIAL:

There were six entries here, three of which were by David Bourke, so there was always a good chance of him winning more than one award.

It was no surprise to me that his hilarious Queen Elizabeth anagram was an easy winner. I also expected his Monday's Child to perform well, which it did, coming in third just behind Mey.

David has three winners this month, giving him ten for this year and a total of 86, just eleven awards behind me.

Mey had another good month with four awards. That puts him up to 22 awards for the year and he has cracked the 250 mark in the process with 253 awards.


1

  David Bourke

67  

80 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Queen Elizabeth.

2

  Mey Kraus

28  

The Peace Proposal (From Shel Silverstein's 'Where The Sidewalk Ends').

3

  David Bourke

23  

Monday's child.

RUDE:

Rick led from start to finish here.

He won two awards this month, taking his year tally to four and a total of 17 all up. He moves up to 17th on the All-Time Table.


1

  Rick

41  

Use a personal lubricant... = Rubs it on pleasure canal.

2

  Tony Crafter

30  

He: "Do you spit, or swallow?"
She: "Neither, man ...I gargle." =
Oral option how a girl deals with guy's semen here!

2

  Mey Kraus

30  

Lack of inches = An elfish cock.


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

There were a few contenders for this award this month. Ellie's third on Entertainment, Don Roger's runner-up in Topical, Paul Pan's third place in Other Names, and Rosie's third place in Medium Length were considered. However, I liked Ellie's anagram best. I had suggested to her that it was the better of her two entries in Entertainment.

Ellie Dent with:
Kate Bush: 'Wuthering Heights' =
Sang her best with huge UK hit.

Ellie has won this award for two months in a row. It was her 13th award and moves her to 20th place on the All-Time Table.


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


Updated: May 10, 2016


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