Best BMG Pollster
No contest: Ernie Boch, III. “Come on down,” Ernie, you truly are “everything we’re looking for” in a BMG pollster. I don’t know where your undisclosed bunker exists, but it has been a non-stop source of hilarious polls – especially since they are chock full of truths and half-truths. You never cease to amaze!
Best Patrick Commentor
This is a tough category, since, if Ernie’s latest poll is any indication, 99.9999% of BMG commentors are Patrick People. However, my vote goes to Andy. Between his comments here and his own blog, does an great job of advocating for Deval Patrick without making you feel like you’re shockingly uncool if you ask questions or withhold support. (Bonus points if you correctly identify both “actors” in the photo!)
Best Gabrieli Commentor
My vote goes to southshoreguy. Respectful of the opinion of others, SSG is an articulate supporter of the “Vote for Gabbers!” crowd. (Maybe it’s just me, but Chris has a certain Dynamite quality about him, don’t you think?)
Best Reilly Commentor
And the award goes to our very own poet laureate and Reilly wordsmith, sabutai. What Reilly lacked in blogosphere quantity, sabutai made up in blogosphere quality. Besides, sabutai was Gengis Khan’s most brilliant general, so that’s pretty badass in itself, right?
Most Likely to Post About “Raillery”
Charley on the MTA in a landslide! I still have no freakin’ idea what raillery is, but every month or so, there would be a post from Charley explaining that raillery is better than sex. (Wait! Maybe I’m engaging in raillery right now!)
Simplest BMG Posts
Hello, jdhaverhill! Regrettably, jdhaverhill was just a July thang, never posting before that month and never posting after. However, I really started to enjoy his signature item – short, yet effective diaries – mostly because they would rile people up. Listen, if you can generate 21 comments with a 4 word diary, you are on to something.
Best Elephants in the Room
OK, I’m going to wuss out and split this award between Peter Purcupine and gary. I’m pretty sure that they are the entire field, but they are both well-deserving. Seriously, would you spend this much time on Hub Politics? I wouldn’t (and don’t), but we all benefit from their perspective.
I offer these to get the ball rolling, but I hope that the rest of the BMG community will work to improve/enhance the concept.
Ladies and gentlemen, I submit to you the First Annual BMG Honor Roll. . .a work in progress!