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Old 03-01-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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The 2005 Bomb Awards - The Envelopes Have Arrived!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for is here - the envelopes with the results of the Round 2 voting - the WINNERS of the Bomb Awards - have arrived(play along)!

Before we get into the presentation of the awards themselves, I would like to say a few things so that you understand how these votes were tallied.

I went into my hotmail, and I opened each ballot(e-mail) I recieved in a new window. I then opened Microsoft Excel, and created 11 worksheets. Each work sheet had three(or four, depending on the category) columns, one for each song nominated in that category. I then looked at the first ballot, and put a '1' in the column for the song that had been voted for. I did this with each vote, and then with each ballot. At the end, I used Excel's mathematic functions to sum each column - this gave me the number of votes per song in each category - sum the column-sums up to give me the total number votes for that category - and divide the highest column total by the total number votes to tell me what percent of the vote the winner recieved in that category. The same was done with each category. The results were finalized just moments ago.

There were two complications: The first was that two people - who will remain unnamed - left some categories blank on their ballot. For each vote left blank, I added a vote to song in LAST PLACE in the category in question. I needed to keep the vote totals close to each other so the percentages in the end would mean something. The second complication was that one of the categories ended in a dead-heat tie(this was after my own ballot was entered in). To break the tie, I went to a round 1 ballot that didn't get to me in time for round 1, and checked the category in question. Luckily, only one of the two tied songs was voted for on that ballot. And so the tie was broken.

That about covers it. If you have any further questions about the vote-tallying procedure, feel free to ask me.

Now, to reveal the winners. I will add one post to this thread for each category, just to prolong the whole thing even more and build up the suspense...and I'll be going backwards through the categories in terms of importance(importance to use anyway)

The first winner will be posted in FIVE minutes.................
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Category: Best Drums

The Nominees Were:


Love And Peace Or Else
Vertigo
Miracle Drug


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 82% of the vote...

LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE
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Category: Best Bass

The Nominees Were:


A Man And A Woman
Vertigo
City Of Blinding Lights
Love And Peace Or Else


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 41% of the vote...

LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE
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Category: Best Lyric

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Fast Cars
Miracle Drug
One Step Closer
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 35% of the vote...

MIRACLE DRUG
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Category: Best Vocal

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Miracle Drug
Original Of The Species
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 71% of the vote...

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN
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Vertigo
Miracle Drug
All Because Of You


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 41% of the vote...

ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
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Category: Most Un-U2 Song

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A Man And A Woman
Fast Cars
Love And Peace Or Else


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 65% of the vote...

FAST CARS
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Category: Song That Will Improve The Most On Tour

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All Because Of You
Miracle Drug
Love And Peace Or Else
Yahweh


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 53% of the vote...

LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE
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Category: Most Underrated Song

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A Man And A Woman
One Step Closer
Yahweh


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 39% of the vote...

YAHWEH
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Originally posted by namkcuR
Category: Song That Will Improve The Most On Tour

The Nominees Were:


All Because Of You
Miracle Drug
Love And Peace Or Else
Yahweh


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 53% of the vote...

LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE
This really will be COBL which will piss all over the rather lame album version.
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LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE!! YEAH!!
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:15 PM   #12
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Category: Most Overrated Song

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All Because Of You
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 47% of the vote...

CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS
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well, looks like its a sweep for LAPOE! go LAPOE go!

here's the letter i just sent to principle management and universal:

to U2 management,

i want LAPOE to be the next single. if you do this, i promise ill buy 2 copies.

sincerely,

your biggest fan

hehehe.. that'll show them :P
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Category: Worst Song

The Nominees Were:


All Because Of You
A Man And A Woman
One Step Closer
Crumbs From Your Table


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 41% of the vote...

A MAN AND A WOMAN
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And now...The final award of the ceremony...what you've all been waiting for...

Category: Best Song

The Nominees Were:


Miracle Drug
City Of Blinding Lights
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 53% of the vote...A MAJORITY...

*hums '...and it's you when I look in the mirror...'*

SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN!!!!!!
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Category: Most Overrated Song

The Nominees Were:


All Because Of You
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 47% of the vote...

CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS
47% of the people who voted are morons.
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47% of the people who voted are morons.
What, because they didn't agree with your opinion.
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"overrated" is not good or bad. It is just "overrated". It is possible to think a song is very good, but overrated. Or to think a song is terrible and overrated.
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Category: Worst Song

The Nominees Were:


All Because Of You
A Man And A Woman
One Step Closer
Crumbs From Your Table


AND THE BOMB GOES TO....

Receiving 41% of the vote...

A MAN AND A WOMAN
you put up some of the best songs up there for achievement in lousiness!

id say :

yahweh
miracle drug (never liked you!)
original of species

thats it!

one step closer - awesome
crumbs - rocks
a man and a woman - nice tune
aboy- very rocky! great intro
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Hey Ax, I like COBL, but I think it was a bit overrated myself. It's a great tune, but it didn't move any mountains for me. Just my opinion.
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