Tarefic/Wheaties Winners

By: wheatmeister
January 31, 2013

Voting has now concluded.  We hope you have all enjoyed this year’s effort.  Wheaties award winners are cordially invited to use this button:

Best Big Blog: Feminist Mormon Housewives

Best group blog: Doves and Serpents

Best Humorous Blog: Sistas in Zion

Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin by Ardis Parshall

Best new blog: Peculiar People

Best blog layout/graphics: FMH (redesign)

Best overall blogger: Hawkgrrrl

Best commenter: Hawkgrrrl

Funniest thread: Ziff’s Nacle Notebook 2012: Funny Comments

Best post title: Exactly 1000 words on pants by Cynthia L.

Best humorous post: Matsby, “John McNaughton’s Idea Journal

Best historical post: Rock Waterman, Are We Paying Too Much Tithing?

Best spiritual post: Jacob Baker, “All Eternity Shakes: Mormonism’s Weeping God

Best doctrinal post: Rock Waterman, Are We Paying Too Much Tithing?

Best personal post: Kristine, “To See Face to Face

Best current events post: fmhLisa, On Nastiness: Why Nice Mormons Can be so very very mean about pants

Best book/article review: Juvenile Instructor’s series on Turner’s biography of Brigham Young

Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2012: Joanna Brooks appearing on The Daily Show

Best contribution to interfaith dialogue: Joanna Brooks

Best Mormon podcast series: Mormon Stories

Best Mormon Facebook Community: Feminist Mormon Housewives Society

Write-in category (top 3):

  1. Best Social Activism – All Enlisted – Wear Pants to Church Day
  2. Best Activism: FMH – Temple Baptism Project -leading to church clarification that menstruating women should not be banned from temple baptisms
  3. Best Mormon Moment Post: Patrick Mason, “Why Romney’s Loss is Good for Mormonism

Tarefic award winners are cordially invited to use this button:

Worst Mormon internet drama: Pantspocalypse

Biggest Soapbox commenter: Nick Literski

Commenter that started the most arguments: DKL

Most missed personality on the Bloggernacle: Steve Evans

Write-in Tarefic category: Worst Comments: Facebook comments on the Pants page.

Most Passionate, Yet Fashionably Late Fanbase: Rational Faiths

Congratulations to all the winners!

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30 Responses to Tarefic/Wheaties Winners

  1. Hawkgrrrl on January 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I’d like to thank the academy.

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  2. Rigel Hawthorne on January 31, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Can someone explain (from an expert bloggernacle academy voter’s perspective) why BCC merits such high status? Not anti-BCC, just curious–as a mostly BCC-lurker. I know the occasional cross-posts from Hawkgrrl are one likely factor.

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  3. Cynthia L. on January 31, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    I’m so honored!! This victory could be my undoing though–how will I muster the energy to write long posts when I win for the shortest one I’ve ever written. :-D

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  4. Kyle M on January 31, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    It’s a popularity contest, Rigel. We’re clearly the best-looking bloggers in the blogosphere. Style over substance wins every time.

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  5. Aaron R. on February 1, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    Not that I want BCC to lose the award but didn’t FMH get more votes?

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  6. Ben P on February 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    “Can someone explain (from an expert bloggernacle academy voter’s perspective) why BCC merits such high status?”

    Come on, in the two days we have had comments from people claiming homosexuals wanted to burn down libraries with their erotic porn, defended genocide, said there was nothing “icky” about JS marrying teenage girls, and calling us “a disgusting hive of offensive people.”

    Surely we know how to host a party! ;)

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  7. Nick Literski on February 1, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Hmmm…how to respond to an “award” for making comments that were apparently unwelcome and unwanted? How lovely and encouraging. Yay, it doth make my bosom burn within me…

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  8. hawkgrrrl on February 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Nick – I think it is just about your commenting portfolio. Time to diversify?

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  9. Nick Literski on February 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Don’t mind me. I’m just being sensitive, at a time when I’m consciously trying to shift my online persona. :-)

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  10. Ray on February 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    “I’m just being sensitive”

    Nick, there are a couple of offensive jokes just begging to be said :D , but I respect you too much to let my twisted sense of humor out of its cage. I appreciate your comment and believe you won’t win that award in the future, fwiw (probably not much).

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  11. Ziff on February 1, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Nice! I feel greatly honored to have received this major award for merely having stolen and gathered the humor of others funnier than I.

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  12. Will on February 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    Looks like I lost on both nominations, I’ll just have to try harder.

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  13. Roger on February 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Will,

    If this were south Texas and I could have voted as often as I wanted, you would have won in a landslide.

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  14. Brother Matsby on February 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Hey thanks guys.

    Fun Fact about that “McNaughton Idea Journal” post: A few months after the fact, after the comments had been closed, Brother McNaughton was Googling himself one morning apparently at about 6 am and found that thread, unable to comment, he sent me a decent sized email explaining that he just wants to be understood. I didn’t write him back of course because he’s clearly insane and I am not stupid.

    Also he blocked me on Facebook for suggesting multiple times that he do a painting of Obama being chased by giant spiders.

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  15. fMhlisa on February 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  16. Cynthia L. on February 2, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Never such a travesty of elections and retracting a call after was made since Bush v. Gore!!!!1!!!!!1 Pitchforks, pistols at dawn, etc etc.

    [throws down white handkerchief] (or is it supposed to be a glove?)

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  17. Zara on February 2, 2013 at 1:26 AM

    I nominate Brother Matsby’s response in the this thread for some sort of award, for it entertained me greatly.

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  18. Ray on February 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I second Sara’s nomination.

    Can you do a post-awards show addition of some kind?

    Ziff, if you come back to this thread, please mark Gatsby’s comment to quote in the next annual compilation.

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  19. Ray on February 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Sorry, I second Zara’s nomination.

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  20. Ziff on February 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Ray, done and done!

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  21. Cynthia L. on February 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Begun, the Meme Wars have.

    http://bycommonconsent.com/2013/02/02/tarefic-scandal-rocks-bloggernacle/

    W&T bloggers, care to weigh in on this travesty? (in meme)

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  22. Juliathepoet on February 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    So I am assuming there was a mix up at some point and BBC thought they won but FMH did? The memes are (searching for adult word for YoMama jokes at kindergarten level and fails) definitely real.

    So what were the final votes in that category?

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  23. FireTag on February 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Dratted hanging chads! Last time we count votes from Florida! :D

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  24. Cynthia L. on February 2, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    @Julia, the original version of this post here at W&T announced that BCC was the winner of “Best Big Blog.” Only when (our own!) Aaron R pointed out that that announcement didn’t match the vote result was the post updated.

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  25. MH on February 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    It just wouldn’t be right without some sort of scandal! I’m glad to see BCC is paying attention, and frankly that post of Cynthia’s was pretty dang funny! I’ll nominate hers for next year’s funniest post!!!

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  26. Rock Waterman on February 3, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    So now that I’m a winner, how do I go about putting my picture on the Wheaties box and then posting the thing on my blog?

    Please, will some of you young whippersnappers who understand this interweb thing show me how it’s done?

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  27. Hedgehog on February 3, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    ’tis a gauntlet, Cynthia (#16).

    MH #25, Yup, hilarious.

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  28. Sistas in Zion on February 4, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    What we win an award, we’re so excited! It’s like 1978 all over again! ;-) Thanks W&T

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