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Subject: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: skittlesking on 02/02/08 at 11:09 pm

Well, not the biggest surprise in the world. . .but for the second year in a row. . .

PAOTY: Kristof Robertson (351 Points)

Runner Up: Stuart McArthur (312 Points)


The entire standings:

1. Kristof Robertson (351) (60, 50, 30, 39, 43, 30, 68, 26, 49, 42)
2. Stuart McArthur (312) (31, 49, 22, 57, 51, 36, 31, 32, 33, 31, 54, 24)
3. Phil Alexander (199) (25, 26, 32, 30, 26, 23,4, 27, 28, 30)
4. Agrimorfee (137) (5, 11, 7, 10, 15, 39, 35, 9, 18, 5, 9, 9)
5. Peter Anderson (130) (7, 5, 5, 3, 33, 42, 31, 7, 0)
6. Below Average Dave (124) (21, 20, 11, 0, 11, 16, 0, 15, 29, 12, 10, 4)
7. Red Ant (123) (33, 29, 21, 27, 13)
8. McKludge (114) (14, 8, 35, 12, 45)
9. Matthias (111) (19, 12, 10, 22, 18, 11, 13, 2, 13, 1, 14, 7)
10. Mikey Squirrel (96) (7, 30, 4, 1, 20, 18, 16)
11. Cat (90) (24, 40, 6, 20)
12. Johnny D (73) (16, 19, 20, 18)
13. Wannabemustangjockey (65) (6, 31, 5, 12, 7, 4, 0)
14. Chris Frederick (51) (51)
15.Jeff Reuben (45) (3, 21, 19, 2)
16. EmiLoca (45) (45)
17. The Conqueror of Parodies (36) (0, 0, 6, 5, 14, 2, 0, 0, 1, 8 )
18. Yoidy (34) (32, 2)
19. Ethan Mawyer (29) (16, 13)
20. Charnstar (27) (1, 10, 11, 1, 4)
21. Tim Mayfield (27) (12, 4, 11)
22. Wolverine (23) (23)
23. Jack Wilson (21) (11, 1, 1, 1, 2, 0, 3,0, 2)
24. Guy DiRito (19) (4, 12, 3)
25. Max Power (15) (5, 3, 2, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
26. Invisible Boy (13) (13)
27. Mike E Cormier (12) (7, 5)
28. Michael McVey (5) (4, 1)
29. Jason (4) (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1)
30. Tomario (4) (4)
31. Smeg and the Heads (3) (3)
32. Chris Bodily TM (1) (1)
33. Raphaella SO (1) (1)


Perfect Attendance (Enter AND Vote all 12 regular months) Was achieved by a number of people this year as well, congrats to:
Stuart McArthur
Below Average Dave
Matthias
Agrimorfee
Max Power


Personal Stats
Kristof Robertson (351) (60, 50, 30, 39, 43, 30, 68, 26, 49, 42)
    Rounds Entered: 10 (83%)
    Podium: 8 (3 Victories) (80%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 10 (100%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 10 (100%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 10 (100%)
Stuart McArthur (312) (31, 49, 22, 57, 51, 36, 31, 32, 33, 31, 54, 24)
    Rounds Entered: 12 (100%)
    Podium: 10 (3 Victories) (83%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 11 (92%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 12 (100%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 12 (100%)
Phil Alexander (199) (25, 26, 32, 30, 26, 23,4, 27, 28, 30)
    Rounds Entered: 10 (83%)
    Podium: 4 (40%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 3 (30%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 9 (90%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 9 (90%)
Agrimorfee (137) (5, 11, 7, 10, 15, 39, 35, 9, 18, 5, 9, 9)
    Rounds Entered: 12 (100%)
    Podium: 2 (1 Victories) (17%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 2 (17%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 2 (17%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 6 (50%)
Peter Anderson (130) (7, 5, 5, 3, 33, 42, 31, 7, 0)
    Rounds Entered: 9 (75%)
    Podium: 3 (2 Victories) (33%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 3 (33%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 3 (33%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 3 (33%)
    Honorable Mention: 1 (11%)
Below Average Dave (124) (21, 20, 11, 0, 11, 16, 0, 15, 29, 12, 10, 4)
    Rounds Entered: 12 (100%)
    Podium: 1 (8%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 3 (25%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 9 (75%)
    Honorable Mention: 2 (17%)
Red Ant (123) (33, 29, 21, 27, 13)
    Rounds Entered: 5 (42%)
    Podium: 1 (1 Victories) (20%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (20%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 4 (80%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 5 (100%)
McKludge (114) (14, 8, 35, 12, 45)
    Rounds Entered: 5 (42%)
    Podium: 1 (1 Victories) (20%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 2 (40%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 2 (40%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 4 (80%)
Matthias (111) (19, 12, 10, 22, 18, 11, 13, 2, 13, 1, 14, 7)
    Rounds Entered: 12 (100%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (8%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 9 (75%)
Mikey Squirrel (96) (7, 30, 4, 1, 20, 18, 16)
    Rounds Entered: 7 (58%)
    Podium: 1 (14%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (14%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 2 (29%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 4 (57%)
Cat (90) (24, 40, 6, 20)
    Rounds Entered: 4 (33%)
    Podium: 1 (25%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (25%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 3 (75%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 3 (75%)
Johnny D (73) (16, 19, 20, 18)
    Rounds Entered: 4 (33%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (25%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 4 (100%)
Wannabemustangjockey (65) (6, 31, 5, 12, 7, 4, 0)
    Rounds Entered: 7 (58%)
    Podium: 1 (14%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (14%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (14%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 2 (29%)
    Honorable Mention: 1 (14%)
Chris Frederick (51) (51)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
    Podium: 1 (1 Victories) (100%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (100%)
Jeff Reuben (45) (3, 21, 19, 2)
    Rounds Entered: 4 (33%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (25%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 2 (50%)
EmiLoca (45) (45)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
    Podium: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (100%)
The Conqueror of Parodies (36) (0, 0, 6, 5, 14, 2, 0, 0, 1, 8 )
    Rounds Entered: 10 (83%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (10%)
    Honorable Mention: 4 (40%)
Yoidy (34) (32, 2)
    Rounds Entered: 2 (17%)
    Podium: 1 (50%)
    Earned at least 30 Points: 1 (50%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (50%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (50%)
Ethan Mawyer (29) (16, 13)
    Rounds Entered: 2 (17%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 2 (100%)
Charnstar (27) (1, 10, 11, 1, 4)
    Rounds Entered: 5 (42%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 2 (40%)
Tim Mayfield (27) (12, 4, 11)
    Rounds Entered: 3 (25%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 2 (67%)
Wolverine (23) (23)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
    Earned at least 20 Points: 1 (100%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (100%)
Jack Wilson (21) (11, 1, 1, 1, 2, 0, 3,0, 2)
    Rounds Entered: 9 (75%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (11%)
    Honorable Mention: 2 (22%)
Guy DiRito (19) (4, 12, 3)
    Rounds Entered: 3 (25%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (33%)
Max Power (15) (5, 3, 2, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
    Rounds Entered: 12 (100%)
    Honorable Mention: 8 (75%)
Invisible Boy (13) (13)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
    Earned at least 10 Points: 1 (100%)
Mike E Cormier (12) (7, 5)
    Rounds Entered: 2 (17%)
Michael McVey (5) (4, 1)
    Rounds Entered: 2 (17%)
Jason (4) (1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1)
    Rounds Entered: 10 (83%)
    Honorable Mention: 6 (60%)
Tomario (4) (4)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
Smeg and the Heads (3) (3)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
Chris Bodily TM (1) (1)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)
Raphaella SO (1) (1)
    Rounds Entered: 1 (8%)

And believe it or not, not one person entered and voted in at least one round all year and not earn a single point between his or her competitions, congrats on a good year, good luck in 08, oh yeah. . .I kinda took over for Matty if you haven't noticed.


Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Matthias on 02/03/08 at 1:20 pm

9th Place?!?!?!?!

Damn... That blows

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Max Power on 02/03/08 at 1:36 pm

At least I'm ahead of 8 people.

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Invisible Boy on 02/03/08 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for compiling all of this Dave. I'm thrilled to be on the list at all. Maybe I should have started a little sooner in the year.

8)

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Red Ant on 02/03/08 at 9:42 pm

Congrats to Raphaella So, PAotY!

"Ant, this contest isn't reverse scored like golf is..."

???

:-th given my limited participation last year. I hope I can be more active this year.

Ant

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: agrimorfee on 02/04/08 at 7:36 am

#4.
And proud of it.  8) Thanks to all for your votes.

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Mikey Squirrel on 02/04/08 at 9:10 pm

Awesome... just squeaked into the top ten. Thanks for compiling this list, Dave. And thanks for the boost to my self-esteem. I plan to climb up the chart higher for 2008... look out, number 9! ;)

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 02/04/08 at 9:17 pm


Firstly.....

WOW, Dave!!!

:o

That is amazing work.  I can't wait to see your completed SOTM and ABCs websites, but at that level of detail, I'm tipping it might be a while before you get it all done.  As I've said before, your energy levels are amazing.

As for the results, I could not have hoped for a better year - and it will never happen again, I assure you.  I was hoping to keep Kristof honest, and I almost did, but he had bolted to unbackable first place by midyear, if I recall.  Anyway, I was hoping for 250 points to beat my 2006 result, so to crack 300 was fantastic for me.  Thanks for all my votes everyone :)

As for Kristof and Phil, those two have been around longer than me, and I have looked up to them from day 1.  I never stop learning from the 2 of them.

Kristof is just the full package - pacing, ideas, and effort are all flawless to provide him with a base, but then there's the looniness and the plain brilliance of his humour that just lifts his stuff to another level.  It would be a crime if anyone else (except Spaff maybe) ever beat him to PAOTY because, as Tina says, he is simply the best.

Phil is so versatile and prolific, I am in awe of his output.  That he manages to fill his parodies with so many one-liners and so much tangential off-beat humour makes him unique.  Often I try to figure out where he got a particular idea from, and then just put it down to divine inspiration.  And he and Kristof are both experts at what I call "wink-to-the-reader" humour, which you've either got or you haven't.  Red Ant and Arwen also come to mind with that skill.

Finally, some of you may have suspected, but despite my intentions, my energy-levels/time-available have diminished over the last 6 months.  I've struggled to even write a parody a month.  It's because my personal CPU Usage metre is constantly at 100%, with 3 businesses, and 3 boarders, and 3 kids entering into or at the teenage years.

This year, I have to home educate one (my 13yo daughter) as she has taken up ballet training full-time with her eye on a career, so I've had to allocate my parody-writing hours (ie. my spare time) to doing that, and can't see me doing much parody-writing at all this year, except on holidays.  Hopefully on holidays I might get some done - I wrote "Prequel To Stan" on one last year.

I'll definitely still be running the ABCs because I can still participate in them with my old parodies.

And I'll definitely be watching what's going on, with an eye to submitting again (I'm starting to sound like Rick Cormier now!).  But the SOTMs might be a little out of my reach.  Anyway, all the talented newbies (too many to mention) will more than fill the gap, I know.

Good luck for SOTM 2009 everyone :)


 

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Matthias on 02/04/08 at 10:16 pm

http://www.auburn.edu/~murraba/elucid/baby,crying,tantrum.jpg

Goodbye Stuart.... We'll miss you!!!  :\'(

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: agrimorfee on 02/05/08 at 7:38 am

Aw, he ain't leavin'...think of his role as Emeritus.  8)

Saddened that your challenge for "You Give A Little Love" may go unseen until further notice, but I will understand completely. Best of luck on the home schooling and towards your daughter's career...for real, if she makes to the Alvin Ailey or the Bolshoi or anything at all, shamelessly gush her achievements to us!  ;) :-*

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Kristof Robertson on 02/06/08 at 4:42 am

Aw, heck....

I'm not very good at this speechafyin' business, so I'll just say a warm thank you to all who supported me over 2007, and for all the wonderful feedback you've given me. I found 2007 much tougher in terms of being "in the groove" as far as writing goes, so it's immensely gratifying to know that you're generally enjoying what I do. CHEERS!

First big round of applause to my Aussie compadre, Mr McAuthor. If anyone deserves plaudits for consistently funny, inspiring and technically excellent work, it's Stu. I honestly thought I'd at best be tailgating him to the podium, such is the impact he has made (10 medals MUST be a record). Stu, you are a gentleman and a scholar, and it's always been a pleasure....don't stay away too long.

Secondly, a big mexican wave for Big Phil Alexander, who has an uncanny ability to move between subtle eloquence and bawdy ribaldry effortlessly, and who (as Stu has already suggested) has more originality in his little finger than Weird Al has in his whole body (plus entourage)....you, sir, are a parody giant.

Thirdly, a huge debt of gratitude to Matty who has run SOTM with skill and intelligence (at the same time managing to run the Decathlon: phew!), and to Dave for his stats and general "I'll help" attitude. You guys are GREAT!

Mucho kudos to all who entered SOTM this year. We've seen some of the very best work produced by certain individuals, new contributors to the comp making huge impacts, and a general rise in the level of confidence and risktaking. You all should be immensely proud of what you've produced. A virtual beer, wine or softdrink of your choice to each and everyone of you...on me.

I, like Stu, am not sure how much of a presence I'm going to be in SOTM 2008...but I think I said that last year. I'm kind of at a crossroads as to what this year's got in store for me, and may be making some big decisions. But hey, I'll play it by ear.

I'll sign off now. Once again....thanks.

K

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 02/06/08 at 5:54 am


http://www.auburn.edu/~murraba/elucid/baby,crying,tantrum.jpg

Goodbye Stuart.... We'll miss you!!!  :\'(


thanks Matty, but I'm not going!



Saddened that your challenge for "You Give A Little Love" may go unseen until further notice, but I will understand completely. Best of luck on the home schooling and towards your daughter's career...for real, if she makes to the Alvin Ailey or the Bolshoi or anything at all, shamelessly gush her achievements to us!  ;) :-*



got that at the top of my -to-do list Ag - thanks God there's no time limit on requests - and yes, my daughter has her heart set on the Joffre, so I may see all you New Yorkers over there one day



(10 medals MUST be a record). Stu, you are a gentleman and a scholar, and it's always been a pleasure....don't stay away too long.



thanks K-man, and I don't intend to - I love the whole caper and the site and everything about this place, so I'll be back into SOTMs as soon as I can


Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: agrimorfee on 02/06/08 at 7:47 am


Aw, heck....


Awww...{virtual pat on the back}. That was really a nice speech.

Subject: Re: Parody of Author of the Year Results 2007!

Written By: philbo on 02/06/08 at 2:19 pm

I don't think I should have read Stu's and Kristof's posts... there's only a normal sized door to this room, and I don't think my head will fit through ;)  And the football's started..

Congratulations to everyone for a remarkably good year, but especially Kristof & Stu.  The bastards.  The number of times I thought I had a sure-fire winner, until I read theirs..

Stu - I know what the time pressure is like: only the one job, now, but more children to run around after.  But I find that I can't stop writing the parodies: if I don't get them down on paper, they keep going round and round my head until I do.  (The fall in my output recently is partly to do with a lack of time to finish some of these.. I have a few dozen incomplete, much more than usual, but also the musical which is taking up what free time I have.  But that's another story.)

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