Puh-Rum-Pum-Pum-Post-Game Results for 2012

Brody the Rescue Pug
Tail of woe: Brody the cuddly-but-casualty-causing rescue puh-rum-pum-pum-pug. (Credit: Jonathan Davis)

2012 was a year of gravity-defying growth, LDBCers, beginning the season with about 570 of you and ending it with an astounding 1180 (before some of you apparently tired of my babbling—no, I don’t understand it, either—and unliked the page). We had the altruistic (Kristen Huntley and Jonathan Davis sacrificed themselves for the cute little pooch above, which came out of a 3-D printer, or had a microchip embedded in him, or something). We had the villains (Christine Butkiewicz didn’t mince marital words about who was to blame for her demise—it was her hubby). And we had the manipulators (Darren Mewha asked a group of charity carolers for a set list before he allowed them to proceed). We also nabbed new press mentions from the wonderful folks at CNET and the Chicago Sun-Times “Our Town” blog.

But most of all, we flourished or perished together, comforting and kicking, bolstering and berating, crowing and cursing (and oh, was there a lot of cursing—you people are never happier than when you’re lobbing f-bombs, and I join you in your enthusiastic embrace). So here again (and late again, which is becoming a beloved tradition), are the results. If you see that I got it wrong, please comment or send feedback to let us know. And if you’re not on The Wall, it’s not too late to fill out the form.

It’s also not too late to laugh yourself silly at Mrs. LDBC’s killer rundown of “12 Days of Christmas Songs Worse than LDB.”, our LDBCer Dispatches, or even last year’s post-game wrap-up.

This thing wouldn’t work if it weren’t for you, LDBCers. The fact that you show up and populate the page with your wonderful and hilarious comments and reports makes the holiday for us, and we deeply appreciate it. So until the 2013 edition, thank you from the bottom of our grown-three-sizes hearts.

Puh-rum-pum-pum-pum, people.

The Quick and the Dead

2012 LDBC Winners and Losers

Source: LDBC Analytics, Inc.

Song Sung Blue

LDBC Homicidal Artist Breakdown

Source: LDBC Analytics, Inc.

Here Is Where the Story Ends

LDBC Place of Demise, by Type

Source: LDBC Analytics, Inc.

LDBCer Tales from the Trenches

Kristen Huntley – L

My husband (Jonathan Davis – L) and I were walking our dogs when an adorable pug without a collar or tags joined our pack. [See photo above—Ed.] He was a total doll — we tried to knock on doors in the neighborhood, but no one knew who he belonged to. We packed him up in the car and took him to our vet’s office to see if he had a microchip. While we were waiting, Bing & Bowie came onto the radio. Vet’s office got very concerned when we both started shouting, “Oh, Jesus Christ Almighty!”

The good news is: little Brody was reunited with his people, who were visiting from Washington, DC.

Rollie Hatch – L

I immediately left the store without buying anything.

Barb Johnson – L


Irene Connelly – L

The produce section of a Safeway in Bethesda, Maryland. Bob Seger. It was hideous. … Two wins in a row, and now this. I never did like Bethesda that much. At all, really.

Valerie Sacchetti – L

I was eating my favorite breakfast sandwich. It tastes like magic, so I was bitter, but okay.

Jacqueline Broner – L


Ana Cardio – L

All I wanted was a lousy snack before dinner, and instead, I got taken out. I shake my fist at you, LDB!

Sarah Horncastle – L

I console myself with the fact that at least I didn’t fall in a Wal-Mart. That really was my biggest fear!

Gretchen Linder – L

I now hate Rockefeller Center and the giant tree.

James Barnett – W

OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS. [This is the sound of Mr. Barnett moonwalking to victory.—Ed.]

MaryJo Brown – W

I chose to pick a fight with my spouse, take a pill and go to bed rather than risk losing the LDBC in the homestretch last night!

Harris Falk – W

Not even the headless ghost of Walt Disney could take me out.

Adam Gott – W

Finally, I can stop looking like such an a–hole—wearing headphones in every store and making the clerks talk over them!!!

Mark Murray – W

I can come out of my spider hole now.

Terry Wolfisch Cole – W

[T]his year, I survived two holiday parties, numerous shopping excursions, and one Holiday on Ice special featuring Brian Boitano. See you in 2013!

Joey X – L

I hate that little f–ker.

The Victorious and the Vanquished: The LDBC Wall

Name Result
Denise L
Abbott, Ned L
Abel, Susan L
Abel, Susan Hay L
Abel, Jeremy W
Abramowski, Keith L
Adair, David L
Addison, Libby L
Adrienne, Michael L
Ahern, Nancy L
Albright, Kristen Strong L
Allen, Michael J. W
Althoff, Andrew L
Anastasia Harshbarger, Shandielle W
Anderson, Susan L L
Andrews, Shamela L
Andrews, Shamela L
Andrews, Lisa W
Andrews, Marcus L
Anselmo, Barbara W
Antonelli, Lisa Joanne L
Arnold, Jonathan L
Arnold, Richard L
Arnold, Brian W
Ascencio, Monique I. L
Austin, Karen D. L
Averill, Christian L
Badger, Honey L
Baker, Elizabeth L
Baker, Beth McMahon L
Baker, Jamie L
Banasek, Megan L
Barnett, James W
Barrett, Liz L
Barta, Steve L
Bartram, Michele L
Bassett, Kim L
Bassi, Laurie L
Bauer, Renee (Mrs. LDBC) W
Beachy, Mike L
Beachy, Susan L
Beebe, Gillian L
Bennett, Angela L
Bentley, Dawn L
Berg, Steve L
Bernal, Victoria Poppy L
Berndt, Nicci W
Bersano, Robbie L
Bertsche, Katie W
Betty, Isaac L
Biando, Becky L
Bichsel-Ingold, Stefanie W
Birkemeier, Glenn L
Blackburn, Barak L
Blair, Natily Ginger Snap L
Blanchard, Joanne L
Blanchard, Amy L
Blanchard, Amy Shamel L
Blatt, Jesse L
Blom, Ashley L
Bluestein, Carly L
Bluestein, Lisa L
Bodie, Jennifer L
Bogardus, Marsha Leigh L
Boni, Paul L
Borchardt, Jennifer W
Boschee, Lynne Adams L
Bot, Sooshe W
Boyle, Bridget Joyce L
Bradley, Sumner L
Braine, Bill L
Brand, Amanda W
Brekke, Carolie L
Breland, Jennifer Multiverse L
Bremer, Grant L
Bristol, Kaylei L
Brock, Glenny L
Brody, Larry L
Broner, Jacqueline L
Brooks, Steve W
Brown, Ben L
Brown, Loulie L
Brown, Steven Ray L
Brown, MaryJo W
Buck, Clay L
Burchill, Hannah W
bures, debra W
Burnand, Lisa L
Butkiewicz, Christine L
Butler, Neil W
Byers, Brooke L
C., Christy L
Caldwell, Mandee L
Campbell, Deb L
Campbell, Carolynn W
Candow, Cheyenne W
Caporossi, Suzanne L
Cardio, Ana L
Carey, Jeanette W
Carkner, Sue L
Carr, Mary Alice L
Carrier, Heidi W
Carrier, Jeff L
Casey, Peggy Stentz L
Caston, Casey L
Chadwick, Jonathan L
Chandler, Trey W
Chilson, Dawn L
Christensen, Julie L
Christensen, Julie L
Christian, David W
Cicero, Morgan L
Cicero, Donna Hutchison L
Coffaro, Paul L
Cohen, Jay L
Cohen, Barbara L
Cole, Emily L
Collesano, Michael L
Collier, Lauren L
Connelly, Irene L
Cooley, Martha L
Copass, Mike L
Corbell, Miranda Hill L
Corless, Allie L
Cornish, Scott L
Counts-Tabor, Deb L
Crane, Susan W
Crawford, Mindy Gulden L
Creamer-White, Jennifer L
Crosby, Tyler L
Crowley, Andrew L
Cummins, Kirsten W
Cunningham, Stephanie Yamashita L
Curtis, Tammy L
Daboo, Kim W
Danforth, Mary Beth L
danna, sherryann L
Dark, Stephanie Fishkin L
Dauphin, Marianne L
Davis, Jonathan L
Davis, Laurie W
Davis, Matthew W
Davis, Tina W
Davis Pitt, Beth W
de la Smy, Jamie L
DeBenedetto, Nora Martinez L
DeLange, Lisa L
Delarosa, Matthew L
Deming, Susan L
Denchy, Ruth Ann L
Devine, Sharon L
DiDomizio, Joseph W
Diehl, Lisa Levin-Gerbick L
Dixon, Jennifer L
Dixon, Stephen L
Doron, Alison L
Doron, Meredith L
Doron, Sue McDonald L
Dost, Andy L
Dougherty, Jennifer W
Douglas, Kim L
Dowell, Jenn L
Downing, Angela Reiner L
Dozetos, Barbara W
Dragonsfyr, Stephanie W
Draper, Dave W
Dumont, Gabrielle L
DuPriest, Matt L
Durish, Tiffany Crumb L
DuShane, Melissa Crosson L
Duthie, Holly L
Dye, Jessie L
Eastin, Patty L
Eckert-Chu, Corrin L
Edington, Jillian L
Edwards, Gavin W
Edwards, Tanya L
Ellis, Michelle L
Erwin, Robin L
Espinosa, Andelee L
Falk, Harris W
Feehan, Holly Olson L
Ferguson, Erika Nelson L
Ferguson, Pat L
Ferioli, Peter L
Ficcio, Donna Territo L
Fichtelberg, Aaron L
Finnegan, Sheila L
Fintschenko, Pete L
fiore, tony L
Fiore, Anthony L
Fischer, Molly Lenore L
Fisher, Stella L
Fitzgerald-Aylward, Heather L
Fleckenstein, Katie L
Fleetwood, Katie L
Fletcher, Kristin L
Forfia, Angela L
Fox, Elizabeth L
Francesca, Francesca O L
Frank, Libby L
Frank, Judith Symonds W
Frank, Janice Butler L
Friedman, Cheryl L
Friedman, LeeAnn L
Friedman, Steve L
Friedman-Boyce, Inez L
Fry, Michael L
Fusco, John L
G, J L
Gaither, Daigan L
Galdieri, Julie W
Galinson, Stephanie L
Galles, Aaron L
Galles, Jill L
Ganey, Sara Nuelle L
Gannon, Aaron L
Garrett, Michael L
Gatesy, Matthew L
Gentzler, Jennifer Weller W
Gerstbrein, Eric L
Gertrude, Bella L
Giangrande, Tina W
Gibson, Ben W
Godwin, Bryan L
Goff, Cathy O’Beirne L
Goguen, Etienne W
Goin, Renee Leonard L
Goldfarb, David A. L
Goldman, Nathan W
Goldman-Van Nostrand, Lisa L
González, DJ L
Gooch, SC L
Goodman, Nate L
Gorman, Steve L
Gott, Adam W
GR, Jessica W
Graeler, Ryan L
Grassdottir, Evalena W
Griffith, Kerrin W
Griffiths, Amanda L
Griner, Joe L
Gripman, Ben W
Gripman, Jen W
Gripman, Stuart W
Gualtieri, Jessika L
Guthrie, Caroline W
Gypsies, Goddess Of W
Gz, Ma L
Hagel, Kate Curran L
Hallstrom, Kyle L
Hankins, Jana Knable L
Hanses, Ben L
Harkey, Sharon W
Harrison, Patricia Moley L
Hatch, Rollie L
Hatton, Karl W
Hauser, Jim L
Hawn, Matthew L
Hddn, Jeff L
Heaney, Tim L
Hegedus, Eric W
Heller, Amos L
Hendrickson, Kathy L
Henry, Christopher W
Hernandez, Dave L
Herrington, Betsy L
Hill, Christine L
Hobaica, Joe L
Hobby, Zoe E L
Hoke, Donna W
Holcomb, Mike W
Holly, Miz L
Holmes, Leslie W
Hooper, Matt 0
Hoover, Melissa L
horncastle, sarah L
Hornyak, Jeff W
Hotchkiss, Liz W
Houlihan, Christopher L
Huber, Joanna L
Humphreys, Mary W
Hunt, Melinda W
huntley, kristen L
Husted, Cate L
Hyland, Mary Pat L
Igoe, Tom L
Ingmundson, Kris L
Irwin, Grace L
Jackson, Jonathan L
Jacobson, Meredith W
Jamma, Samma W
Jarett, Jennifer W
Jenkins, Leanne L
Jenkins, Melinda L
Jess, Dave L
Johnson, Barb L
Johnson-Fong, Jennifer L
Johnston, Maura L
Jones, Karen L
Jones, Erin L
Jones, Karen L
Joseph, Jeff W
Joyner, Regina W
Juncker, Chandra Bellamy L
Kakos, Kristen W
Kamm, Lisa L
Kasler‎, Jo חנה L
Kavanaugh, Barb Bayers L
Kellogg, Krisandra L
Kelly, Courtney L
Kelly, Kevin W
Kenyon, Cody L
KH, Molly W
Kief, Kristen W
Kincaid, Jaime W
King, Meggin L
Kirby, Jenn L
Kirklin, Steven W
Kittrell, Amanda L
Knapp, Hannah L
Knowles, Julie Hutchinson L
Kohl, Erica L
Kraiger, Michael L
Krueger, Caroline W
Kunz, Nicole W
Kyla, Cox L
La Rue, Karen L
LacQuaye, Jennifer W
Lai, Annette L
Langdell, James W
Lange, Amanda W
Larrow, Gina W
Larson, Melina L
Laurent, Rebekah L
Lawrence, Deena L
LDBC, Mama L
LeClair, Joe W
Lee, Soojung W
Lefton, Sarah L
Lent, Kristie Drury L
Leo, Jennifer L
Lerner, Mark W
Lewis, Suzanne L
Liao, Jena L
Linder, Gretchen L
Loechner, Kevin L
Loeffler, Carolyn L
Long, Michael L
Lopez, Gabe W
Loveland, Sheila W
Luckey, Dan L
Lutz, Ericka L
Lynch, Eli C. L
Lynch-Kohn, Vicky L
Lysne, Lisa L
Lysne, Lisa L
MacDuffee, Catherine W
Macellaio, Matt L
MacKinnon, Bryn L
Madara, Harry E W
Maier, John W
Manley, Marianna Delinck L
Manley, Kirk Clayton L
Manson, Tycho L
Marie, Stephanie W
Marracco, Muffy L
Marshall, Heidi Hebron L
Marykuca, Brent L
Maslar, Allison Fitzpatrick L
Matheson, Edith L
Maxwell, Jennifer L
Mayes, Candi L
Mayes, Donald L
Mayo, Josephine L
McClough, Seahare L
McConnell, Charlotte W
McCullagh, Angie L
McCullagh, Jim L
McCullough, Mike L
McDaris, John L
McDonald, Andrew W
McElreath, Tim L
McHugh, Christine L
McIntyre, Chris L
McKnight, Nikki L
McManus, Carole Newton L
McNutt, Carol Thomson L
McUne, Jennifer W
Meacham, Alyshondra Stay L
Medvick, Alan L
Meister, E. L
Mellicker, Reya L
Melton, Holly W
Meredith, Nudo L
Meredith, Elizabeth W
Metzner, Joerg L
Mewha, Darren W
Miera, Tom L
Mignone, Bernadette W
Miler, Ralph L
Miller, Don L
Milligan, Jennifer L
Mirenda, Kristen L
Miss-Andrea, Bumper L
Monaco, Michael L
Montanari, Mike L
Moore, Megan L
Moore, Fernanda W
Morayati, Katherine L
Morigeau, Christopher L
Morris, Todd L
Morrison, Amy L
Morrison, Cathy L
Morrison, Maria L
Morrison, Twila L
Morse, Tracy W
Morton, Amy L
Mulhall, Suzanne W
Murphy, Roy L
Murphy, Megan L
Murray, Mark W
Murray, Sandra W
Nachtsheim, Joyce Snell L
Nadig, Lori Boero L
Nak, Liz L
Neifeld, Emily L
Neilclan, Starry W
Nelson, Bradley L
Newlands, Samantha W
Nick Walahala, Sallucci L
Noel, Morgan L
Nolan, Mike L
Nordstrom, Elizabeth W
Northend, Desiree L
Noseworthy, Tery W
November, Sharyn W
Nugent, Sharon L
Oakes, Mary Kay Metzger L
Ochoa, Cassie Jo L
Oh’Snarky, Katy W
Olbrecht, Michael L
Olsen-Jacobsen, Gretchen L
Olson, Julie L
Orr, Amy L
osborne, jacob W
Owens, David W
Padgett, Ray L
Palsson, Carrie Badorek L
Paws, Santa L
Peck, Denise L
Peck, Larry W
Peck, Michael (Mr. LDBC) L
Peters, Toni L
Petit, Marianne R. L
Pfeiffer, Karl L
Plummer, Noel W
Poling, Fred W
Poling, Isabel 0
Poling, Reuben W
Polzin, Kim L
Porter, Brett G L
Portnoi, Dimitri W
Potter, Jeff L
Prebble, Hollt L
Prentice, Kim Drogan L
Prentice, Dave L
Preston, Kathy W
Printz, Irit L
Rackham, Tracy L
Radding, Reuben L
Rafferty, Tess L
Ragan, Greg W
Randall, Stephanie W
Range, Jennifer L
Reardon, Dave L
Record, Drew W
Reed, Tammey L
Reichman, Dana L
Reiss, Randy L
Renfro, Rebecca L
Renzulli, Linda L
Reznek, Karen L
Rice, Shelley Rochel L
Richard, Noah L
Rickert, Crista Harris L
Roberts, Brett W
Roberts, Laurie Wong L
Robichaux, Julie L
Robicheaux, Julie L
Robinson, Michelle L
Ronca, Debbie L
Rose, Mandy L
Rose, Michelle W
Rosen, Peg L
Rosenblum, Sarah W
Rosenthal, Pony L
Ross, Andrew W
Rossean, Kami L
Roth, Amy L
Rowe, Rachel L
Ruggiero, Megan W
Runde, Jenny W
Russell, Kate Slater L
Russo, Dann L
Ruzich, Christian L
Sacchetti, Valerie L
Sacrebleu, Kate L
Sadofsky, Alyson L
Safford, Kevin L
Salvador, Phil L
Sanchez-Murphy, Heather L
Sanford, Alaine L
Santistevan Elin, Donna L
Sawalich, Shelley Friesz L
Sawin, Anna L
Sawin, Anna L
Schaefer, Dan L
Scheer, Alttara W
Schnapper, Kathy L
Schulz, Wendy L
Schwartz, Sarah L
Sciullo, Allison Cubbage L
Sears, Christina L
Seaver, W.A. W
Segall, Margaret W
Senner, Lissa Robertson L
Severson, Kim L
Shea, Kelly L
Sheppard, Lisa L
Sheridan, Maria Cox L
Sherwood, Linda L
Shollenberger, Lee Ann L
Short, Jennifer L
Sigman, Laura L
Simmons, Shari Kelm L
Siple, Eileen W
sisk, ashli W
Skaught, Bradley W
Skinner, Claire W
Skinner, Margaret L
Skochko, Julia L
Sladen, Jane W
Slice, Brendizzle L
Smart, Pamela L
Smith, Lianne L
Smith, Karen L
Smith, Matthew L
Smith, Chris L
Smith, Jeanette L
Smith, Shelley L
Smith, Shannon W
Smotherman, Shelby W
Smyth, Neal L
Soeder, Molly L
Sohl, Judy Wickwire L
Solliday, Joanne L
Solomon, Joshua L
Sorenson, Greg L
Sorokoff, Carrie L
Sparks, Diane L
Speights, Lizzy W
Spreen, Tom W
Spring, Nomy W
Stadelmaier, Carol Eggert L
Staicer, Carmen L
Stamatiades, Flora ‘Lola’ L
Steffen, Chris L
Stephen, Alison Welsh L
Stern, Lexi L
Stevens, Andy L
Stevens, Doug L
Stewart, Dan L
Stickley, Aileen L
Stone-Baltz, Sandra Dvorsky L
Strack, Sandra L
Sullivan, Diane L
Sullivan, Jim L
Summer, Esther L
Sussman, Anne L
Svensson, Anders L
Swedberg and the SukeyJump Band, Heidi L
Sweeney, Ginia L
T, Megan W
Talley, Jennifer L
Tatrin, Mikhail L
Taylor, Hadley L
Taylor, Jason L
Taylor, Jack Emery L
Taylor, Lori Bryngelson L
Taylor, Matt L
Teeter, Don L
Teeters, Carol Reynolds L
Tepper, Michele L
Tetreault, Brian L
Thomas, Cathy D L
Thompson, Julie Ogden L
Thompson, Dylan W
Thompson, Erik Zelda L
Thurman, Thomas L
Thurman, Carri W
Timms, George L
Turchette, Alicia Kloesel L
Turowsky, Andi L
Tuyn, Andrea L
Underhill, Amanda L
Underhill, Amanda L
van Noordennen, Pieter L
Van Oss, Ilyssa L
VanMatre, Jennifer L
Varela, Ashley L
Velten, Lorri L
Vertino, Dave L
Visnov, Michael L
Von Ahn, Lisa L
Von Brilzovich, Erich Bruno L
Voss, Danae L
W, Honora W
Wagner, Essie L
Wahl, Ferris L
Walsh, John L
Walsh, Krista L
Ward, Terence P L
Ward, J. Robin L
Watson, Michael L
Weber, Kendra L
Wegenka-Moretti, Melissa W
Weinert, Sara L
Wenk, Sarah L
Wertz, Christine L
Wessel Walker, Mary W
Westbrook, Mel L
Whalen, Connor W
Whalen, Quinn W
White, Libby L
White, Beth L
White, Dave L
White, Dave L
Whitesides, Zee W
Whitright II, Terry W
Whitton, Audra L
Wiener, Adam L
Wilcox, Kirstin L
Wilcox, Michele W
Williams, Raymond L
Williams, Susan L
Wilson, Molly Logan L
Winslow, Lisa Davies L
Wise, Newton L
Wolbach, Erika L
Wolfisch Cole, Terry W
Wood, Dana L
Works, Laura L
Wright, Diana W
Wyght, Deborah W
Wyland, Susan L
X, Joey L
Yarbrough, Susan H L
Yoder, Patrick L
Yukich, Rachel L
Zellmer, Kirsten L
Zoccola, Dianne L
Zutterling, Amy L