Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Blunt Cogs Smug Awards

Following a suggestion by Monstee, and in light of the appaling travesty of justice in the Irish Blog Awards which left Anti-Barney out in the cold and wondering how all these stars could look so normal, Blunt Cogs is now to have it's very own Award.

In keeping with the self-congratulatory nature of these kinds of industry events, they are to be called "The Smugs" (superbly designed by Sarah).

Below are a series of Smug Nominations and on April 1st (seemed an appropriate date, somehow) so we will hand out the awards, with the winner's smug mugshot on a mug.

There will be 8 awards, 7 of which you can vote using the pollhost system below, and the last one, Best Single Strip, you will have to write in the comments section as pollhost doesn't allow for over 100 options (and a bonus award for the funniest strip about the awards) .

You will be allowed one vote per day, per category, so be sure to come back and support your favourite.

Bribery and corruption is not only expected, but encouraged.


First up - The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Artwork

Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Artwork
Sarah Laughs
Monstee
El Barbudo
Kim Ayres
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Script Writer

Best Script Writer
Sarah Laughs
Monstee
Kim Ayres
Foot Eater
El Barbudo
Dr Evil Scientist
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Gorilla Bananas
Binty McShae
Slim Lindy
SafeTinspector
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Series

Best Series
El Barbudo's Beard (Monstee)
7 Deadly Sins (Binty McShae)
The Language Sensor (Monstee)
Ending it All (El Barbudo)
The Angry Frenchman (Sarah Laughs)
Tom Clancy etc (SafeTinspector)
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Technical Innovation

Best Technical Innovation
Site Design and Layout (Kim Ayres)
Flash Header (Monstee)
Strip Selector (SafeTinspector)
Flash Banner (Monstee)
Flash Strip - Schroedinger's Cat (Monstee)
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best 6 panel strip

Best 6 Panel Strip
El Barbudo Deconstructed (El Barbudo)
Episode 9: The Big One (Monstee)
Outtakes (Monstee)
Identity Crisis (Kim Ayres)
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Character


Best Character
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Binty McShae
Dr Evil
Dr Maroon
El Barbudo
Fatmammycat
Foot Eater
Gorilla Bananas
Joke Mail
Just Breathe
Kim Ayres
Monstee
Redhead
SafeTinspector
Sarah Laughs
Sexy Beauty
Slim Lindy
Glark/Anonymous
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best Commenter


Best Commenter
Andraste
Anti-Barney
Binty McShae
Dr Evil
Dr Maroon
El Barbudo
Fatmammycat
Foot Eater
Gorilla Bananas
Joke Mail
Just Breathe
Kim Ayres
Monstee
Redhead
SafeTinspector
Sarah Laughs
Sexy Beauty
Slim Lindy
HappyKat
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The Blunt Cogs Smug Award for Best (Favourite) Single strip

Please leave your vote in the comments, along with the date of the strip so that others might be able to find it


There will also be a bonus award for anyone who comes up with the funniest strip about these awards before they are presented

My apologies if I've missed anyone out. This can be corrected in the next awards

25 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

My vote for favourite strip goes to Andraste Tells It Like It Is by Monstee, 22nd Feb. That was a real coffee-out-the-nose moment for me.

Foot Eater said...

I'll pick The Sordid Truth, 31 January.

Dr Maroon said...

Kim Ayres! I have done an NLP for you and you don't have time for all this.

Kim Ayres said...

Actually I was thinking that you could present the awards, Doc. You're like our very own Stephen Fry.

SafeTinspector said...

"gratuitous torture"
by Sarah Laughs.
The dude on the wall metamorphosed into a blue alien monkey! How frickin' hilarious is THAT?!?

hungbunny said...

You're taking the piss, right?

SafeTinspector said...

Hungbunny:Are you talking to Kim, Foot, Dr Maroon or me?
I can only speak for myself: no piss involved, apparently.

Sarah said...

one of my personal favorites..

Advice from the Master..

Sarah said...

SafeT.. i was going for the electrocuted look.. i didn't pull it off as well as El B did.. even when i followed his directions. GAH!

Binty McShae said...

Oh, jeez... I don't know! My two favourites are Barbudo Deconstructed and the one where under the masks are two Kims, but they're both 6 panel ones and probably up for their own award...

I'll go with Doctor Evils striptease on with the 'pasties' (26th Jan) is great...



Well, I can't really vote for my favourite as I'll look like a right sad egotistical wanker... (it's the introduction of Anonymous and the birth of a new word - Glark. My finest hour!)

Kim Ayres said...

Of course you can Binty. These awards are all about being smug, egotistical wankers and proud. If you're really worried about it, just feel you're being "ironic"...

Dr Maroon said...

I liked the one where Doc M gets his annual checkup from Dr Evil and he says....Oh yeah I never sent that in, did I?

I will vote for one of SafeT's morphing copier and or dustbin ones, about the books. I know that he couldn't stop laughing at the binoculars on his little robot. He loved that he did.

Binty McShae said...

WTF? Who in the hell voted me best commentator? That's got to be a mistake, surely! All I ever do is say boring shit like "Excellent" or "Nicely done".

Fucking madness I tell ya!

Kim Ayres said...

ha ha! Brilliant Binty! Absolute Classic! LOL, ROFL, LSHIPMP

Anonymous said...

Voting for THE BEST am too much! How you judge something like that? There am so many that am good for all different kinds of reasons. So many panels to pick from!!!

Now if we talking just favorite... that am something completely

Kim Ayres said...

Favourite is fine!

happykat said...

My vote: Suicide is painless

good fun!

SafeTinspector said...

We should ALL get an award, because we're all retards.

Binty McShae said...

Fuck. Change my vote to the new Monstee one, El Barbudo's Wake! That is pure genius...

Jokemail said...

I think I might join you with that one Binty!

SafeTinspector said...

"I will vote for one of SafeT's morphing copier and or dustbin ones, about the books. I know that he couldn't stop laughing at the binoculars on his little robot. He loved that he did."

Doc, are you being patronizing? I don't even own a shop. ...not a traditional shop, anyway.

SafeTinspector said...

Oh, and Sarah did the artwork. And dey were night vision goggles!

Monstee said...

Hey! How my comment get cut in half and made anonymous? Anonymous can't even post here! OH, so much wit and wisdom lost.... but me do remember me said me favorite am Passage of Time on 3/12/06 by Foot Eater with Kim's art. It still make me laugh!

redhead83402 said...

I am going to have to put in monstee's El B wake, that is just hilarious, but I am also in agreement with monstee, should be for favorite, not best. as a total non-contributor, I have no clue about what was hardest to do, or is best or whatever, therefore, my opinion doesn't really count ~ but I did have a few favorites, so that's what I'll put down, eh.

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Admittedly I've been a bit slow on the uptake here, but I'll throw my weight anyway behind the interactive masterpiece that was Monstee's wake for El Barbudo