Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.

10.04.2006

The 2006 Day Camp Blog Awards™


Total Posts


224



Most Posts


Winner

Gator
(49 posts; 22% of blog volume)


Runner-Up

Spidey
(38 posts; 17% of blog volume)



The Firestarter Award
(Most Comments)



Winner

Gator
(680 comments)


Runner-Up

Spidey
(313 comments)



The Quality Over Quantity Award
(Most Comments Per Post)



Winner

Snaps
(34.2 comments/post)


Runner-Up

Nova
(17 comments/post)



Most Posts By A Month


Winner

October 2005
(32 posts)



Fewest Posts By A Month


Winner

July 2006
(10 posts)



Most Commented


Winner

Snaps
we forgot... we suck
(135 comments)



Runner-Up

Gator
DC Spotter #5
(47 comments)




The Pride Goeth Before An Ass-Whomping Award


Winner

Fish
Did anybody notice....


Runner-Up

Fish
UCLA Beats Cal 67-58



Longest-Running Feud


Winner

Gator and Fish
Incited by Go ahead G8R
(4 days)




Best Debut Post


Winner

Nova
Untitled


Runner-Up

Deedee
DC family



Best Photo


Winner

Scout
From Russia With Love


Runner-Up

Who
On One Knee



Most Emo-rific Photo


Winner

Spidey
Spidey PLUGGED BACK IN!


Runner-Up

Spiff
Do you ever have one of those moments?



The Kick Me, Please, Kick Me Award


Winner

Shannon
A Question For Gator....


Runner-Up

Spidey
I'm going to see my Booty tomorrow



Most Self-Indulgent Photo


Winner

Spidey
I friggi'n hate my uniform


Runner-Up

Spidey
Cartoon Spidey



Shortest Post


Winner

Lark
Please Pray
(10 characters)



Runner-Up

Who
Hello to all!
(11 characters)




Longest Post


Winner

Gator
You can't take them with you.
(623 words)



Runner-Up

Fish
Fish's World (not crib)
(616 words)




Most Birthday Comments


Winner

Bro
we forgot... we suck
(135 comments)



Runner-Up

Lark
Hey boyyyyys!
(26 comments)




Most Nostalgic


Winner

Shannon
Misty Water Colored Memories


Runner-Up

Spiff
Do you ever have one of those moments?



Don't Drink And Post™
(sponsored by Jägerman's S'more-Flavored Schnapps)


Winner

Frodo
I'm Going to Hell...


Runner-Up

Spidey
Spring Banquet



Funniest Post


Winner

Spiff
So...this is what I've settled for


Runner-Up

Jav
To all who have called, texted, written, or just yelled really loudly in my general direction:



Best Post


Winner

Smalls
big families are fun.


Runner-Up

Spidey
Last HW is done!!


[A few charts for the hard-core data-o-philes. Also, last year's awards.]

20 Comments:

Blogger Lark said...

nice

6:30 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

I love this stuff. I also love how the only time when I am on the awards I'm either prideful or getting into a fight - nice to know how you think of me G8R.... or is it everyone?

Love this stuff.

10:18 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

second year in a row spidey has taken both spots for the most self indulgent picture catagory

these allways make me laugh... I've commented more then 16 times.. . in a year.... I'd like to think so at least. I better get on it.`

10:56 AM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

I made it! I just want to take a moment to thank the little people out there who have supported me. You know who you are.
When should I be expecting my awards to arrive?

2:43 PM

 
Blogger Spiffer said...

Nice. Now I have closure on 06. Wait, It's STILL 06!

P.S. - Spidey, you earned it. All of it.

2:45 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Spiff- Damn skippy!

3:29 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

So, basically: w/o Gator and Spidey, this place would be a damn ghost town.

I need to figure out how to upload pictures. As soon as I do, my postcount's SKYROCKETING. Watch out Gator, you're in my sights.

3:31 PM

 
Blogger Frodo said...

"I just want to thank all of you who found the humor in my 'I'm going to Hell' post. It's... (throw in voice breaking apart, tears) just thanks"

5:03 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

Yeah, so I don't understand some of the metrics. How do you come up with a gauge of quality?

Are questions about methodology too droll for the DC blog?

7:50 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Well, actually, Gator has no metric for quality. So, basically, he decides every qualitative category. Which is the majority. Accusations of dictator never seemed more apropos.


In other words: Can I get an effing recount? Or wait: Can I get an effing vote?

11:56 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

It looks like the quality quotion is the number of comments divided by the number of posts. So if you never post, but visit every day/comment a lot, then you are less selfish. or something.

Jav, i agree, i think we should have a ballot. or a second award ceremony - the Day Camp Blog Guild.

1:01 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Chilly's sorta right. The quality award is a quotient of comments/post. Since Spidey and I post more than anyone else it's pretty unsurprising we'd have the most comments. But the quality award goes to Snaps and Nova who, despite not posting as often, generate a lot of comments. (Especially Snaps, if you'll all remember that mess.)

Jav's right. There are metrics for a lot of the awards but not for quality. That's just my opinion.

But they're both wrong about democracy, which never works. Sure they both say they want a vote, but once they got one, it'd be a chore, something they'd put off until some midnight deadline. Frankly, I can't imagine anyone else on this board having the tripart mix of tenacity, a Type A personality, and the interest to go back and read every post in order to make an informed decision. Maybe I'm wrong. But then I don't see either of them offering to tabulate ballots.

Maybe interest is the only important factor, though. I just got my California Voter packet, which I plan not to read.

4:11 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Gator: you're right, of course. But the thing is (and Fish knows this better than anyone on the board, I imagine, just by sake of being involved quite directly in politics) no amount of either a) explanation or b) "satisfaction" will quell the bitching. That is, I'm gonna' complain about not having a vote if I don't get a vote and I'm gonna' complain about having to do crap if I am endowed with the responsibility to vote. Or I'm going to just ignore both acts of generosity and do and say absolute nothing. C'est la vie for political powers.

Which is all to say this: the DC Blog Awards is, hands down, the highlight post of the year, and I (and I'm sure everyone else - Fish excepted, of course) thanks you for putting in the time and effort. But, of course, that won't preclude our bitching.

Sucks bein' the prez.

6:27 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Don't you mean "king" or "don"? I don't remeber electing a prez.

11:57 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

Spidey - you're getting funnier homeboy.

7:41 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

And everyone bitches in a democracy. I make phone calls and go to people's houses in the state that could potentially change the tide of who controls the Senate - and the response? Mostly indifferent. I don't want a democracy on the blog, but we could damn well work a little bit harder at ours for our country.

Im the 1% who reads the election packet.

7:43 AM

 
Blogger alexandra said...

i feel really honored to have the quality award AND the most comments... pretty sure i was hoping and praying gator would do another blog awards when i saw you all had posted a million times on one of them... amazing.

"mess" gator? oh please.

i like and miss you all.
no, really.

1:32 AM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Fine. Not so much a mess as the right place at the right time.

9:33 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Snaps is drunk and weepy. Or she was around 1:30 this morning. More proof in Spidey's stealing thunder post.

2:30 PM

 
Blogger alexandra said...

michael k. ... still more proof you are going to hell.

sorry, mer. i like you a lot a lot a lot. it's just that husband of yours... punk.

9:27 AM

 

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