Tuesday, May 26, 2009


... 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.

Armchair Theologian
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.

Spiritual Treat
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.

Church Militant
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.


Jeff Geerling said...
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Jeff Geerling said...


As I was saying... thanks for the award; iz heavy!! --> LOLSaints.

Smiley said...

I dont know you no more, i was not even nominated.

Derik said...

congrats to the winners

The Digital Hairshirt said...

Wait, what meds?

Larry Denninger said...

'Tis a true comfort knowing that I won such a prestigious anti-award, making every painful breath most decidedly worth it.

Please place the award on the shelf where I can gaze upon it from my death bed...

[resume wheezing]

The Crescat said...

the nickle bag. ;-P

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Shameless posturing and claiming to be dying clearly mattered this year. Maybe those should be categories next time?

Cres: Thank you for all your work sorting thru all of the multiple votes of Father Richtsteig that he submitted several times/day from his own computer. That must have taken a lot of time.

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

Hey, thanks!!

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

I am #1. All others are #2, or less.

Robert Simms said...

The Big-Doofus has evidence that the voting was rigged by Republicans.

Steve Dillard said...

When do we get our banners! They should be made of gold and include a bayonet somewhere in the design. Oh, and a bust of Robert E. Lee. :)

A Secular Franciscan said...
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A Secular Franciscan said...

So much for fake humility. Next time, I'll just nominate myself.

But I need the right category.

Best Lousy Poetry?
Best Plagiarist ... not named Joe Biden?

Michelle said...

Perhaps the best underappreciated should have gone to the one with the fewest votes!!

Micki said...

What an honor. No blog advertising...just good friends.
Carolina - you were wrong..lots of new visitors today...the trick will be to keep them :-)

Thanks everyone. Hope my blog does what it promises...be a visual treat but mostly to be inspiring.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Thanks for the fun. I have no problem coming in third to a blogger on his deathbed. I'm big that way. ;)

Terry Nelson said...

I'm so happy for everyone. Really, I am. I'm just so happy for the f---

leo said...

Carolina, thanks for going through all the troubles to make the Cannonball Awards happening! That was fun!

"Shameless posturing pays off."
Don't I know it!

Mary Rose said...

Congratulations, everyone! It was great fun and I discovered more fantastic blogs along the way.

As for "shameless posturing," well, huh. Maybe next year if I'm nominated, I'll bring in my Italian uncles, Joey "Bingo" Bulleti and Frankie "The Fleece" Palmetto. I'm sure they'll be able to do all the posturing I need.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Ah heck, are you kidding? And here I thought that to win in my category you had to get the least number of votes.

I didn't prepare a speech, is what I'm saying.

It WAS fun, though, and a pleasant diversion from another event that I had slated for that weekend. Thank you for all your hard work!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to all the winners!
And thanks so much for such a great group of blogs...now I NEVER find time to update my own...I'm always reading all these others!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Come pick up your "Real Blogger Award" "Real Blogger Award"