... I bet you thought I forgot! I know you've all been anxiously awaiting the results of the 2009 Cannonball Awards... with out further ado let me introduce to you this year's winners...
Best Blog by a Religious... not Fr. Z
With 217 of the 870 votes is Fr. Erik at Orthometer.
Best Political Blog... not the Papist
587 votes confirms the winner is Catholic Key.
More Catholic Than the Pope
Rorate Caeli swept this category with 44% of the votes to earn his papal tiara as winner.
Best Blog by a Heretic
Wining by just 3 votes, defeating last year's winner, The Internet Monk is our favorite heretic.
Richard Leonardi's 10 Reasons
caused an upset with 356 votes making him the victor.
Best Under Appreciated Blog
266 votes seals Minnesota's Mom as the victor in this category. Although, it also means she is not under appreciated. I know. crazy.
Best Visual Treat
I was robbed! 4th place! I'm not bitter. All hail the Queen of Visual Treats, Mikki at Holy Cards for Inspiration.
Conversion Diary proves that converts really are better Catholics! Just kidding. No am I not. Yes I am. or am I?
Bat Shit Crazy
It was a cage match battle to the death in this category, but in the end I had to concede my crown as last year's winner. I just wasn't willing to go off my meds for the sake of a blog award. However, the Digital Hairshirt had no such reservations making her this year's new reigning Queen of Crazy.
In an unbelievable uprising, Southern Appeal managed to over throw is Orthometerness to win in this category. Fr. Erik could not be reached for comment.
Potpourri of Popery
Pro Ecclesia takes home the winner's trophy with 34% of the votes.
Snarkiest Catholic Blog
Creative Minority Report is so snarky he didn't even want the votes. Too bad.
Best Hifreakinlarious Blog
Acts of Apostasy gratefully accepted CMR's pity votes to narrowly win in this category by 2 votes. I am glad to see LarryD win. I heard he only has a short time to live.
Best New Kid on the Block
Though they ignored my suggestions for LOLPope, LOLSaints is this year's best new blog.
Susan Boyle Award
Danielle Bean, you won! And, no, not because we thought you needed to wax your eyebrows. You won for being surprisingly talented. Not that that implies no one expected you be talented. Never mind. You won!
Best Blog That Needs to be Updated More Often
Sweeping this category for a landslide victory is Fr. Erik's Orthometer. Having won in two categories, you can stop taunting the Southerners and go update your blog now.
I want to thank everyone who helped make these awards a huge success. Wait. I would be thanking myself. I want to thank everyone who's blog gained recognition off the sweat of my labors. You deserved it.
Congratualtions to all the winners!
Losers, take note. Shameless posturing pays off. See next year.