The Anagrammy Awards Results - March, 2006


Both the Forum and the voting were a bit quiet in March. I have decided to stop agonising over the declining number of voters.

As you will be aware, we lost email capability for a while recently because Doteasy received a complaint from AOL that we were sending out spam. Doteasy reconnected it after I explained the reality of the situation. They suggested dropping people off the list after a few months if they did not vote and warned me that another spam complaint will lead to a permanent loss of email service. As a result, I have reduced the email list to regulars and those who have actually voted in the last few months. Also, I have dropped the option of joining the email list when you register to download Anagram Artist.

Anyway, back to this month's results. Two members dominated the awards this month winning ten of the twelve category awards.


GENERAL:

This was the only close category this month and the winner could have been anyone of the top six place-getters.

At 12 hours, Rick and David were tied, just one point ahead of aussie battler, with Mey and Zoran another point back. By 24 hours, Zoran had assumed the lead by one point over aussie battler. With 24 hours to go in the competition, Zoran was still one ahead of aussie battler, with Paul Pan coming into contention four points further back.

The last 24 hours saw a big change, with Paul leaping into the lead, winning by two points over Zoran, and Mey finishing well to get into third place just one point ahead of Rick and aussie battler.

Of interest, the three award winners here do not have English as their mother tongue.

Paul's win was his second this year and his 13th in the four years he has been a regular in the awards. Zoran's award was also his second this year and his 19th in the five years he has spent with the awards.


1

  Paul Pan

32  

Heel claims ~ me, Achilles.

2

  Zoran Radisavlevic

30  

Computer viruses = Must revise our PC!

3

  Mey Kraus

28  

A cure for bald males = A dream for cue-balls.

4

  Rick

27  

Antiperspirant deodorant = Ad ran: "No pit stain reported."

4

  aussie battler

27  

An interest ~ entertains.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Mey was eight points clear by the 12 hour mark and never looked in doubt. He extended his margin to a comfortable 13 points by the end of the competition.


1

  Mey Kraus

51  

'On the Origin of Species' by author Charles Darwin = Big theory which infers our ancestor is an old ape.

2

  Scott Gardner

38  

Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Melos) = Model of maid poses in the Louvre.

3

  View

27  

'The Simpsons' cartoons = Spastic Homer, snot son...

TOPICAL:

David had an entry in every category this month and they were all of good quality, too.

By the end of Day One, he was ten points ahead over Zoran. He maintained this lead down to the line with Mey and Zoran battling it out for second place.


1

  David Bourke

45  

Gary Glitter gets three years in a Vietnamese prison = "I try some very tight pre-teenage Eastern Asian girls!"

2

  Mey Kraus

36  

Media report on avian flu cases = Paranoid tales of virus menace.

3

  Zoran Radisavlevic

34  

Milosevic's funeral = Fine. All is over, scum!

PEOPLES NAMES:

Another strong win here for Mey who took the lead late on Day One after I led briefly at the 12 hour mark. He powered on to win by 16 points.


1

  Mey Kraus

51  

The former president Slobodan Milosevic = Don't sob over him, after prison-cell demise.

2

  Rick

35  

Maureen Stapleton = A supreme talent, no?

3

  Megan R

27  

Ahmadinejad = A damn Jehadi.

OTHER NAMES:

Mey picked up the "Name Double" with another comfortable win here. He led from the start coming home 17 points ahead, the largest margin of the competition.


1

  Mey Kraus

51  

Microsoft Help and Support Website = Stupid patch! Problem is often worse!

2

  Tony Crafter

34  

The Labour Party Prime Minister = I'm that super Premier Tony Blair!

3

  View

27  

CIA man = Maniac.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

Only four competitors started here. It was the shortest anagram that won.

David shot into the lead by 14 points midway through Day One. He extended this to 23 points by the start of Day Two, but Mey clawed that gap back to 15 points by the end of the event.


1

  David Bourke

60  

President Slobodan Milosevic, "The Butcher of the Balkans" =
Devil takes the scum responsible for an ethnic bloodbath.

2

  Mey Kraus

45  

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. (Arnold Toynbee) =
I remain most livid over a greatly incorrect adage, as it is *I* who grovel and lick my Yankee master's loafer! (Tony Blair)

3

  Larry Brash

41  

I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER. =
I'm George W. Bush. I can't accept being in a country that always elects me, a blatant simpleton, to be President to all (Twice, man!)

LONG:

Another start-to-finish win for Mey, with Tony in second all the way, miles ahead of the rest of the field.


1

  Mey Kraus

64  

Let's quickly survey all of the 78th Aca... = But never mind these... Time to see wh...

2

  Tony Crafter

53  

The kids were lined up for lunch in the... = A teacher was observing the children ...

3

  David Bourke

22  

George W. Bush: "America is a friend t... = "The post-Nine-Eleven terrorism threa...

SPECIAL:

David looked like the winner half way through Day One. The question was who would get the second place award, as there were only going to be two awards given this month, because of the fact there were only four entrants,

Tony was looking like picking up the second place award after 24 hours. However, Mey was just one point behind him at 48 hours. He passed Tony on the last day.

David won three awards this month, a feat that he has not done since November 2004. His five wins this year, give him a total of 81 monthly awards.


1

  David Bourke

50  

New Woman's 100 Sexiest Men in the World 2006

2

  Mey Kraus

45  

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Tom Lehrer

3

  Tony Crafter

37  

Dear Mr Viddik

4

  View

24  

You are my destiny

RUDE:

What a month for Mey!

He opened up a strong lead on the first day and and cruised in for a record-equalling record of seven awards for the month. Both Mey and Richard Grantham have achieved this in the past.

His grand total of monthly awards is now 247.


1

  Mey Kraus

46  

The nudist community = I must not hide my cunt!

2

  Tony Crafter

32  

Under each Scotsman's kilt ~ the clan's scrotum is naked!

3

  Rick

28  

Oral stimulation of the clitoris = Lo! A lot of irritation 'til she cums.


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

Looking at how close General was this month, you may be forgiven for thinking that the winner of this award would come from there. However, the anagrams that I really liked was Scott's runner-up in Entertainment. I would like to also give special mention to Tony's third place-getter in Special which I also strongly considered for this award.

Scott Gardner with:
Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Melos) =
Model of maid poses in the Louvre.

This was Scott's 22nd award.


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


Updated: May 10, 2016


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