Anagrammy Awards Results - September, 1998

18 votes were received over the last week. This was a long enough period of time to collect enough votes to decide the categories. I suggest that one week (rather than 2 weeks) be the voting period, as 12 of the 18 votes came in the first 48 hours.

This time, I will go through the categories individually with comments about each contest.

GENERAL CATEGORY

This was closely fought, with no decisive leader until Jean Fontaine's super anagram came through and won with 5 votes. A late finish from myself could not catch this one. It is Jean's second Anagrammy.

Jean Fontaine with:
Are we earthlings alone in the universe?
Answer: green aliens live out there (ha!).

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

Krakers took an early lead with one of his classic Literary anagrams, but Mick Tully caught him midway. Not to be outdone, Krakers polled strongly at the end winning 9 votes to 7, to pick up his second Anagrammy.

Steve Krakowski with:
"Lord of The Flies" by William Golding. =
Marooned boys will fight. I fled, Gill.

TOPICAL CATEGORY

Another closely contested event, with a battle royal between, Mick Tully, Darren Donlen and Richard Peers. It looked a 3 way tie until the last vote was casted. Richard's lengthy anagram, whilst using a little dramatic licence, was a beauty. His win was his first and long overdue.

Richard Peers with:
"I made a bad mistake. It's indefensible and I'm sorry about it." - Bill
Clinton. =
Monica fondled my stalk; debased, I toil; bomb sinister little unit in
Arabia.

RUDE CATEGORY

This was a complete no-contest after Richard Brodie's hilarious contribution picked up the first 5 consecutive votes and never slowing down from there. A well-deserved winner with 11 votes, with William Turnstall-Pedoe a long way back with 4 votes. The inaugral winner of the Angrammy, this is his 5th Award.

Richard Brodie with:
The President stuck cigars into my vagina. =
Cunt? Depict it smoking. Give her an ass tray!

SPAM CATEGORY

My spamagram dominated this category from start to finish. Johnnie Burning Elk was second with 3 votes. I rated it as one of my better efforts in this genre and this was my second Anagrammy in the Spam Category.

Larry Brash with:
Make five dollars into thousands; it's easy!! =
He'd earn us vast millions? I say to sod: "Fake!"

LONG CATEGORY

This one surprised me completely. I had picked Mattias Inghe's super-long anagrammed poem as an easy winner. I even voted for it myself. However, he and I traded vote for vote, and the decision was a made on the last vote. This was my 3rd Long Anagrammy.

Larry Brash with:
"A picture had better be worth a thousand words - it takes up more disk
space" =
Did Shakespeare author this absurd utterance? Top-rated post, Mick. We
bow.

PERSON'S NAME CATEGORY

William Turnstall-Pedoe came with a charge from behind picking up 4 of the last 5 votes. He shot past the leader, David Byron, whose anagram about Miss America looked a likely winner. This was William's third Anagrammy.

William Tunstall-Pedoe with:
William Clinton, The US President. =
Sin? Lies? Little downturn? Impeach!

PLACE NAME CATEGORY

This was yet another close event, so close that it was a tie between Tom Myers and Meyran Kraus. As Webmaster, I made the difficult choice of selecting a winner. The runner up, who deserves a special mention, was:

Tom Myers with:
Royal Opera House to close. =
See poorhouse; loyal actor.

and the winner was:

Meyran Kraus with:
A Chevrolet =
Love the car!

ANAGRAM SET CATEGORY

This was the second time that this category was judged and the winner was the same both times. Mick Tully took an early lead in this crowded field, then shared it with Johnnie Burning Elk, only to win on the last vote.

Mick Tully with:
The Presidential Video. =
A vile, red-hot penis diet.
He stained it? Lie proved.
Evildoer in it? He's taped.

Congratulations to all the winners. And to others: Keep on trying; you could win an Anagrammy one day!

Finally, I would like to thank Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky for having such anagrammable names and providing much fodder to alt.anagrams.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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