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Subject: ABC 2010 (G/H) RESULTS POSTED

Written By: Below Average Dave on 05/25/10 at 1:04 am

ABC 2010
(G and H)


Please note that the rule changes I suggested last year all passed, most of them unanimously, and the others by a wide margin, all new rules will be in bold text like this

- Any parody beginning with either of the current letters is eligible, except parodies that have been entered into any previous ABC competition
- You're not allowed to vote for your own parody
- Once you've posted a vote, you're not allowed to change it
- Anyone who's participated in any previous ABC contest may vote
- Any entrant who hasn't left a comment on all entries will forfeit all their points for that round


-All letters are to be combined into thirteen rounds (A/B, C/D, E/F etc) and numbers will go by their spelling (IE. "10 Candles" would qualify as a "T" entry being that ten is the spelling of 10).  Symbols will generally be ignored, and go by the remaining spelling instead (IE '**Love' would qualify as an L or '^#% 72' would qualify as an S) eliminating the need for the specialty round at the end of the competition.  In the event that symbols are clearly used to take the place of actual words, the word intended may be used (IE @$$hole can be used in A) and in the event that the name of a song is a symbol, the spelling of said symbol may be used (IE '*' would be asterisk-an A entry)

-3 week entry and voting periods

- 5 points for voting (only applicable to entrants who are required to vote) (also known as the Artistry rule, all those who vote and are in the round will have 5 points added to their score for that round)

-All Scores Count towards your totals for the tournament

-DQ's only dq the current round's score, in other words you will no longer have to sit out the next letter since you will always be forfeiting points when you don't vote (hence the 5 point bonus rule)

-Top entry for each letter (2 per round) makes the year end competition (Exception: if all entries in a given round are of the same letter, or no entry from either letter earned at least one point through voting, the top two overall for the round will be selected for the year end competition)

-No Extensions may be granted due to the length of the new voting periods (if you aren't positive you can vote in the last three days, you should vote early), late entries up until the first vote are at the mercy of whoever is currently hosting the ABC competiton, this is not meant for strictness as much as time, 3 weeks is a lot of time, and extending past that messes up the dates and can cause ABCs to overlap into other contests who may have planned around it to avoid conflicts of deadlines

1. Getting Down to the Wire by Below Average Dave
   We Didn't Start the Fire

2. Having a Contraction by Christie Marie M
   Loosing My Religion

3. Got Bitten by The Conqueror of Parodies
   Unwritten
   US Version

4. Humpty Dumpty by Abbott Skelding
   If U Seek Amy

5. Hamilton, Joe Franks & Reynolds by Andria
   Don't Pull Your Love (Out)

6. Homely No More by Jeff Reuben
   Lonely No More
   Official Recording (Featuring Jeff Reuben and Below Average Dave

7. Goodbye OJ by Mark Scotti
   Goodbye Stranger

8. Heinz 57 by Agrimorfee
   Psalm 69

9. Going to Ursa Minor by Warren Baker
   Carolina in My Mind

10. Hyper by Matthias
     Cryin

11. Hard Video Game by DJ Blaze
     Hard Habit to Break


Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: agrimorfee on 05/28/10 at 7:17 pm

Apparently Americans aren't allowed to watch Natasha Bedingfield with the link above for Conqueror's parody...but they can with this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7k0a5hYnSI .

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: agrimorfee on 05/28/10 at 7:43 pm

5pts=BAD
4pts=CMM
3pts=Jeff R
2pts=Conqueror
1pt=Abbott

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: scottim50 on 06/01/10 at 2:00 pm

5 to Having a Contraction by Christie Marie M
4 to Hamilton, Joe Franks & Reynolds by Andria
3 to Hyper by Matthias
2 to Going to Ursa Minor by Warren Baker
1 to Humpty Dumpty by Abbott Skelding

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: WeirdAbbott on 06/07/10 at 12:34 pm

Great work everyone!

5 Pts- Having a Contraction
4 Pts- Hyper
3 Pts- Got Bitten
2 Pts- Heinz 57
1 Pt- Hard Video Game

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: kilgore523 on 06/08/10 at 2:06 pm

Taking a sick day (sinus infection and headache) to do my voting.  :)

5 points to Jeff Reuben
4 points to B.A. Dave
3 to Christie Marie M
2 to Matthias
1 to Conqueror

Honorable mentions to all others except me (I can't vote on my own, and even if I could, I wouldn't feel right about doing so)  :)


Andria

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: ThaConqueror on 06/12/10 at 2:19 am

1 point to Abbott
2 points to Christie
3 points to Dave
4 points to Matthias
5 points to Warren

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: Matthias on 06/12/10 at 8:59 am

5 Points: Abbott's Humpty Dumpty
4 Points: Agrimorfee's Barbecue Sauce
3 Points: DJ's video game skills
2 Points: Below Alarm Cock Dave
1 Points: Jeff Reuben's Ugly Mug

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: Christie Marie M on 06/12/10 at 11:48 pm

Oh, wow, has it been really that long? Is it really near the 14th already?! Where does the time go? OK, enough of me talking and I'm going to vote before it's too late!

5 Points: B.A.Dave Getting Wired Up
4 Points: Nothing Bites About T-Cop's Satire
3 Points: Jeff Needs A Clean, Shaven, Makeover
2 Points: DJ's Impossible Gaming Situation
1 Point:  Andria Needs to Open A Case By The Law Firm: Hamilton, Frank, and Reynolds

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/13/10 at 7:39 pm

I promise I'll get my votes in tomorrow.

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: jreuben on 06/14/10 at 6:48 pm

5 pts:  Below Average Dave
4 pts:  Conqueror Of Parodies
3 pts:  Abbott Skelding
2 pts:  Christie Marie M
1 pt:  Matthias

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/14/10 at 7:03 pm

Is it just me or are the ABC rounds getting harder to judge than the SOTMs?????

HM goes to DJ Blaze, coherency/randomness made this one a tad confusing to me, but the title and idea were not lost on this video game freak, and I really appreciated seeing this under-represented group (by AmIRight standards) hit

HM goes to Warren Baker, this one just needed a little more funny to be there, and on most rounds your uniqueness alone would have gotten you in my top 5, just one of those oddly hot contested rounds.

1 Point to The Conqueror of Parodies, Despite some rhyming liberties, this one was pretty funny and I love the idea, something about Vampire parodies always gets me giggling, and to this OS, an Epic 40 song no less, good job

2 Points to Matthias, despite the coherency/random issue you had in a few spots, most of this was right on target with your title, and more importantly it was very funny, earning it a top 5 spot in my book

3 Points to Abbott Skelding, the only negative on this one was it ran out of steam towards the end, but the beginning--especially the incorporation of the nursery rhyme into the chorus--pure unadulterated (see how often you can use that word when speaking of anything related to Brit) comedy.  If this were recorded, I'd want to rewrite your ending, but damn this would be a great recording, I already hear some of your lyrics in my head when the "All the boys and All the Girls" part of the song plays on the radio--signs of a good parody.

4 Points to Christie Marie M-A brilliant parody that I cannot give enough praise, truly a classic amongst your collection Christie, I loved everything about it, no constructive criticism I can give you on this one, nothing to improve, excellent work!

5 Points to Jeff Reuben-Sorry everyone else, but when i go out of my way to help on a parody recording without being asked, its because I was in love with the parody to begin with, the contrast of this parody to its OS is classic, especially when you watch the video to the original.  To make a long story a little longer--I really enjoyed it.

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: DJ Blaze on 06/14/10 at 8:35 pm

Not a bad round.

5 points to Dave
4 points to Jeff
3 points to Matthias
2 points to Christie
1 point to Conqueror

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: WarrenBaker on 06/14/10 at 10:46 pm


Jeff- 5 points
Matthias- 4 points
Christie- 3 points
Conqueror- 2 points
BAD- 1

Subject: Re: ABC 2010 (G/H) Voting Thread: Deadline June 14th, 2010

Written By: Below Average Dave on 06/15/10 at 5:49 am

The Results are final. . .and they are . . .

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1st Below Average Dave with 35 Points
1st Christie Marie M with 35 Points

3rd Jeff Reuben with 31 Points
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4th Matthias with 28 Points

5th The Conqueror of Parodies with 23 Points

6th Abbott Skelding with 19 Points

7th Warren Baker with 12 Points

8th Agrimorfee with 11 Points
8th DJ Blaze with 11 Points

10th Andria with 10 Points

11th Mark Scotti with 5 Points


Great round!! NO DQ's, Congrats to Christie Marie M and to Jeff Reuben, and thank you all for voting me into a tie with CMM for 1st!

Entries into Song of the Tournament

G: Getting Down to the Wire by Below Average Dave
H: Having a Contraction by Christie Marie M

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