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Simon

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Which shipmate has made the biggest impression on deck this year? It could be someone who's sulphurous in Hell, persuasive in Purgatory, inventive in Heaven. He or she doesn't have to have 99,000 posts to their name; it's the quality of posting that's important here. Shipmate of the Year is for the person who has made the strongest contribution to the Ship in 2008.

If you're nominating someone for a Simmy on this thread, please follow the format shown in the next post. Your post should simply contain your nomination and nothing else.

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Simon

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NOMINATION

I nominate: Shipmate's board name

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Your comments in full here

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Yerevan
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I nominate: Matt Black

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Nice guy. Courteous, intelligent posts.

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uncletoby

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I nominate: Matt Black

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: I disagree with him about almost everything but he always remains courteous. (Also he used something I wrote in his sig for a while, which was a nice little ego boost for me!)

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Earwig

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NOMINATION

I nominate: Wiff Waff

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Wiff Waff welcomes every newbie who posts on the the noobs thread in All Saints - there must be hundreds of people who's first interaction on the Ship is with Wiff Waff. He gives a great insight into his life in India, and keeps us entertained by burning his lips with hot drill bits, and hitting himself on the head while folding towels. What would we do without him?!

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Joan Rasch
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NOMINATION

I nominate: Telepath

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: She provides, as one poster put it, "[an]incredible ministry of prayer here on the Ship". Telepath serves as a major anchor of the All Saints Prayer requests thread by frquently posting summaries of the requested intercessions (sample here).

- Joan

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Tree Bee

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NOMINATION

I nominate: Curiosity Killed the Cat

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating:
1. She has organised several meets in London, several to contribute to walking around the world and the recent meet with Kelly.
2. She has stored and distributed the ship's mugs.
3. She is organising the Secret Santa thread.

[ 11. December 2008, 18:59: Message edited by: Tree Bee ]

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Doublethink.
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I'd like to second the nomination for Curiosity killed the Cat, not only for all the reasons mentioned by treebee - but also for anchoring the cafe !

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luvanddaisies

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quote:
Originally posted by Tree Bee:
NOMINATION

I nominate: Curiosity Killed the Cat

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating:
1. She has organised several meets in London, several to contribute to walking around the world and the recent meet with Kelly.
2. She has stored and distributed the ship's mugs.
3. She is organising the Secret Santa thread.

- thirded.

She also organised the last Fitness Race too. She's also a Very Nice Person, as far as I can make out [Smile]

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Janine

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I nominate -- together -- Ye Olde Motherboarde & JB, the Conjoined Twins of Graciousness --

For Shipmates Of The Year.

My reasons for nominating:

Their interactions on threads aboard Ship are always gracious, humorous or sympathetic or wry or aghast as needed.

Their interactions IRL, among the throng of Shipmates they've brought together in various Meet contexts, are just as wonderful -- with the added facet of being so doggone healthy for us.

Hanging with them is like an Olympics. They're always embroiling Shipmates in traveling or touring or hiking or trotting up and down foothills on a Rent-A-Horse, driving zippy cars around hairpin curves, not to mention Marathon Shopping and Iron Man Triathalon Dining...

They, each, are lovely. Together, they're a delight.

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Beautiful Dreamer
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I nominate: Comet
For: Shipmate of the Year
Reasons: you can always count on her to say something interesting or funny, even if she doesn't agree with you. She is also a very caring person.

I also nominate: Paddy O'Furniture
For: Shipmate of the Year
Reasons: She is a really funny and intelligent person online or off.

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Uncle Pete

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Is this where we praise Shipmeet hosts and organisers?


NOMINATION

I nominate Smudgie the inimitable, the hyperactive, the smallest penguin on ship

Reasons: Over the years she has hosted an annual shipmeet on the Isle of Wight which has attracted Shippies from over the Great Britain and associated islands and from scattered places around the world.

In addition to this gargantuan effort, she opens her home to stray shippies from Australia, the Orient and the North American continent whenever they land nearby.

Smudgie! The hostess with the mostest and her sidekicks!

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Emma Louise

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I'll second the Smudgie shipmate of the year nomination [Yipee]
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Miffy

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quote:
Originally posted by Emma Louise:
I'll second the Smudgie shipmate of the year nomination [Yipee]

You nipped in before me, Emma! Nomination 'thirded' then. [Yipee]
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Melangell
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Smudgie - another vote in favour of her nomination. [Angel]

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Flausa

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quote:
Originally posted by Sha_Sha:
I nominate: Comet
For: Shipmate of the Year

Red Carpet Gown On

Sha_Sha, as Comet is a host, she is not eligible for this award. Also, please be sure that all future nominations contain NOMINATION at the beginning.

Red Carpet Gown Off

[ 12. December 2008, 11:16: Message edited by: Flausa ]

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welsh dragon

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I thought the Simmies were a really bad idea... but maybe, if Smudgie can be voted Shipmate of the Year, there's some point to them...
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Pigwidgeon

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NOMINATION

I nominate: Ye Olde Motherboarde

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: YOM (with her sidekick, JB) host the Santa Fe Shipmeet every summer. I haven't made it yet, but it seems to be the biggest and best Shipmeet of the year. YOM also keeps track of everyone's "Birthdays, Saints Days and Just Fun Days" and is just a ray of sunshine on these Boards.

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Janine

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What I want to know is, how are we supposed to narrow it down? The Ship is crawling with fantastic people...

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Jahlove
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While, in theory, I can't say I care for the concept of the categories of Award which seem to be an Individual Unpopularity/Popularity Contest, I do think it worthwhile adding my support for

NOMINATION: SMUDGIE

FOR: SHIPMATE OF THE YEAR

My reasons for nominating: All that others have said. Although I couldn't make the whole Wightmeet this year, I and my carload were kindly welcomed for the Treasure Hunt Saturday (though by the time we finished, she had eaten all the grub and left only a handful of Pringles an' a bit of limp salad [Biased] ). She subsequently gave me very helpful tips in constructing a similar event for my church's first attempt at Feast Week jollities.

Plus, and this is really the crux of it, though all her recent problems, she's been incredibly open and honest and has shown - to me anyway - what it is to bear such a burden with truly amazing grace, generosity of spirit and still retain a sense of humour.

[ 12. December 2008, 17:49: Message edited by: Jahlove ]

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Zwingli
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NOMINATION

I nominate: Mousethief.

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Made several thousand posts, a handful of which were worth reading, putting him above many other Shipmates. Was a good sport about the Godwin's Law video, whose jokes I have shamelessly stolen for this nomination. Proves that, on almost any subject imaginable, it is possible to have an opinion which is intelligent, educated, witty - and wrong. And mostly because, despite disagreeing with me vehemently on the boards, he is still warm-hearted, compassionate and forgiving.

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Gracious rebel

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NOMINATION

I nominate: Ken.

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating:Basically he is the only shipmate who can tempt me to read a thread I was otherwise uninterested in, just because he was showing up as having posted on it. His comments are well researched, interesting, and generally worth listening to, and he is a mine of fascinating information.

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Marvin the Martian

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I'll second ken. Because he not only has strong opinions that have illuminated many threads this year, but can back them up with well-reasoned argument and debate of the highest order. And because I've never seen him act like a jerk, or flame someone when they haven't richly deserved it.

But mostly because, despite the fact that he and I disagree strongly (and sometimes angrily) about politics, he is never anything other than civil and friendly at meets. Such camaraderie and friendship despite disagreement is what I think the true spirit of the Ship is all about [Smile] .

He would be a worthy winner of this award.

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uffda
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Nomination

I nominate Smudgie

For: Shipmate of the year

Reasons: Along with all the wonderful things others have said, her contributions on CIRCUS are hilarious, and have brought much joy to others. A well-rounded penquin, indeed.

[ 14. December 2008, 20:51: Message edited by: uffda ]

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jedijudy

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Nomination

I nominate: babybear

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Her posts are always interesting to read, but beyond that, she is a very brave woman, hosting strange 'Mercans (who eat funny) into her home. She is also one of the most caring and comforting people I have ever met.

[ 14. December 2008, 21:28: Message edited by: jedijudy ]

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Rossweisse

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I wish to second the nomination for Telepath, for her wonderful ministry of prayer.

However, Smudgie is a close second. And then there's Motherboard. And...

As an ex-Chicagoan, I trust there are provisions for stuffing the ballot box.

Ross

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Sir Pellinore
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I'd like to nominate Foaming Draught.

For Shipmate of the Year.

He is a man of great warmth and passion. His posts are often incredibly insightful and underplayed. He has strong opinions but also Christian charity. The hospitality and kindness he has shown to so many - not just in Australia -is indeed praiseworthy.

He's the sort of person who keeps things going smoothly and seemingly effortlessly.

[ 14. December 2008, 21:55: Message edited by: Sir Pellinore (ret'd) ]

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Rev per Minute
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quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
As an ex-Chicagoan, I trust there are provisions for stuffing the ballot box.

Vote early, vote often... Perhaps we could sell the awards as allegedly happens in Illinois?

I was going to second someone, but I think all of the nominees are strong contenders. Anyone got a fence for me to sit on?

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Robert Armin

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Nomination

I would like to nominate Josephine. However, I really want to nominate her for Shipmate of the Decade, rather than the year, as the posts that really stick in my mind as some of the best ever on the Ship go back a little while. She has helped me understand Orthodoxy much better, posting with wit and clarity on difficult and emotional subjects. Thanks to her there are now issues where, although I still disagree with the Orthodox line, I can see why the issue matters so much to Orthodox. I've also found her witty and courteous at all times, and would love to see her getting honoured.

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rexory
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quote:
Originally posted by Sir Pellinore (ret'd):
I'd like to nominate Foaming Draught.

For Shipmate of the Year.

He is a man of great warmth and passion. His posts are often incredibly insightful and underplayed. He has strong opinions but also Christian charity. The hospitality and kindness he has shown to so many - not just in Australia -is indeed praiseworthy.

He's the sort of person who keeps things going smoothly and seemingly effortlessly.

Seconded. He keeps track of many birthdays, anniversaries and other events, has a very pastoral heart - and a beautiful wife [Overused]

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Gamaliel
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I'd second Josephine. Not only is she wise, witty and compassionate but I also feel sorry for her for being married to Mousethief.

Perhaps that is how she has developed her virtues ...

Gamaliel

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Nicolemr
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Another person torn between two nominations, Telepath, for her work on the prayer thread, and Ken, just for general all-round good-shipmateness.

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chicklegirl
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Please add another vote for Curiosity killed... for all the same reasons as everyone else.

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mousethief

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
I'd second Josephine. Not only is she wise, witty and compassionate but I also feel sorry for her for being married to Mousethief.

Perhaps that is how she has developed her virtues ...

No, she had the virtues before she married me, which is why I married her. God knows why she married me.

Zwingli: thank you for your kind words.

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Sir Pellinore
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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
I'd second Josephine. Not only is she wise, witty and compassionate but I also feel sorry for her for being married to Mousethief.

Perhaps that is how she has developed her virtues ...

No, she had the virtues before she married me, which is why I married her. God knows why she married me.


I think neither of you would have been begging to find a decent partner. The fact you found each other is a decided plus.

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Josephine

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quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
I'd second Josephine. Not only is she wise, witty and compassionate but I also feel sorry for her for being married to Mousethief.

No need to feel sorry for me, Gamaliel. Being married to Mousethief is a blessing and a joy.

He cooks, he does laundry, he fixes things around the house. He keeps my bird feeders filled. He likes to talk about etymology and philosophy and books. He likes stories that have beginnings and middles and proper endings. He cares for my children as if they were his (and indeed adopted the two younger ones). He graciously hosted my former in-laws for visits out here when they were still able to travel. He writes poetry, he sings. He prays. He calms me down if I get wound up. He cleans up his own messes. He removes spiders from the house. He laughs at himself. He puns outrageously. He encourages me to try things that I have been too unsure of myself to try, cheers me when I succeed, consoles me when I don't.

I'm sure that I've thoroughly embarrassed him now, but that's okay. He may or may not be a wonderful shipmate -- that's not for me to decide. But he is a wonderful husband.

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mousethief

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[Hot and Hormonal]

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Wesley J

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[Overused] [Angel]

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Alfred E. Neuman

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quote:
Originally posted by Josephine:
...He cooks, he does laundry, he fixes things around the house.

Yeah, but he's crap at yardwork.

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Zwingli
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I've already nominated someone else for Shipmate of the Year, but I have to agree with this assessment of Matt Black:

quote:
Originally posted by Yerevan:
I nominate: Matt Black

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Nice guy. Courteous, intelligent posts.


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tclune
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quote:
Originally posted by Josephine:
quote:
Originally posted by Gamaliel:
I'd second Josephine. Not only is she wise, witty and compassionate but I also feel sorry for her for being married to Mousethief.

No need to feel sorry for me, Gamaliel. Being married to Mousethief is a blessing and a joy.

As I understand it, you Orthdoxen view marriage as a spiritual struggle. Perhaps that explains it... [Big Grin]

--Tom Clune

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I'm glad I haven't got to make the decision on this - they're all so different, and all great!

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Chelley

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Well, so much for that last post - I'd picked up on the fact that hosts could now nominate and be nominated, but only just read the complete changes and see that we'll all be voting!

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Sioni Sais
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Another for Curiousity Killed The Cat.

Not just for posting, organising and the "mugging", all of which are worth recognition, but for her service in the cafe: being there, keeping the conversation running and welcoming newcomers to the cafe.

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antSJD
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quote:
Originally posted by Yerevan:
I nominate: Matt Black

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Nice guy. Courteous, intelligent posts.

I concur. Matt Black also gets my vote.

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comet

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just to make sure it's legit:
NOMINATION
quote:
Originally posted by Yerevan:
I nominate: Matt Black

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reasons for nominating: Nice guy. Courteous, intelligent posts.

so seconded. or whatever.

but my reasoning is because Matt could have easily been the Golden Asshat a few years back. He's proof that you can redeem yourself around here. He's become one of my favorite posters after having stuck with us through our anger at some pretty shitty behavior.

I appreciate his sheer determination and willingness to slog through the slop to make up for his mistakes.

Call him the Come Back Kid.

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The5thMary
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quote:
Originally posted by Sha_Sha:
I nominate: Comet
For: Shipmate of the Year
Reasons: you can always count on her to say something interesting or funny, even if she doesn't agree with you. She is also a very caring person.

I also nominate: Paddy O'Furniture
For: Shipmate of the Year
Reasons: She is a really funny and intelligent person online or off.

Thanks. I don't always present myself very well here but offline, well, I'm a bit less... obnoxious.

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Matt Black

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I'm humbled and grateful for the kind but undeserved nominations. My own is as follows:

Nomination

I nominate: Josephine

For: Shipmate of the Year

Reasons: what Robert said above. Plus her posts are characterised by kindness, charity, caring, wisdom, experience and a deep faith.

[ 18. December 2008, 11:53: Message edited by: Matt Black ]

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Pooks
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Nomination

I nominate: §Andrew

For: Shipmate of the Year

My reason for nominating: §Andrew has been involved in plenty of arguments and has taken a fair amount of flack on the Ship. We have seen lesser characters flounce off as soon as some unpleasantness was flung at them, but not §Andrew. Whether I agree with his theological views or not, I have to say that I admire his tenacity and commitment to the Ship; he has stuck around. I don't know what criteria are used to judge who receives this award, but if we are prepared to go beyond a popularity contest and look at an individual's contribution that makes the Ship such a unique vessel, I think §Andrew has added plenty to the Ship's unrest by giving us his unique point of view so unyieldingly over the years.

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Gamaliel
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I know that Americans 'get' irony. At least sometimes. Mousethief's Onion Dome is testimony to that.

But I was probably being too tongue-in-cheek in my comments about the thieving rodent. But at least it elicited a truly touching uxorious moment from Josephine.

Not a dry eye in the house.

[Tear] [Votive]

Seriously, folks, I like both Josephine and Mousethief. They're among my favourite shipmates as well as favourite Orthodoxen.

Better go before this becomes too much of a group-hug fest ...

Mousethief can irritate at times. Which of us can't? But he's there among the top rank in my view.

Gamaliel

PS Matt Black. Yay!

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