Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week two
December 17, 2012 7:28 AM   Subscribe

We're on to round two of the MeFites' Choice awards. Come on inside for winners and prizes!

Far and away the top fantastic-flag getter is Bunny Ultramod's post I'm Going Straight, an exceptionally thorough post about the BBC sitcom Porridge. Bunny will receive a PC/Mac game from Steam from adrianhon, an Internet Archive donation from LobsterMitten and ... something from taz.

We had a tie for runners-up, two mega posts. Please MeMail me and I will send you a non-denominational holiday card and perhaps some stickers.
1. The super-linky but a bit of a bummer post 291 diseases and injuries + 67 risk factors + 1,160 non-fatal complications = 650 million estimates of how we age, sicken, and die by hat

2. One of those "I didn't know I knew that guy!" posts about Paul Frees the voice of Toucan Sam, Morocco Mole and Burgermeister Meisterburger: "Boris"... Why Always "Boris"? by MonkeyToes
DaveyDarling has offered his 10+ year old Sony Mavica to the most-fantasticked post about photography which is Got Milk by FirstMateKate.

Thanks to everyone for participating, keep voting for next week's winners and add prizes or special categories to the wiki if you'd like to.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:28 AM (51 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Hooray for everyone! One needs to have a wiki account to offer a prize, right?
posted by griphus at 7:37 AM on December 17, 2012


and ... something from taz.

Is that a threat?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:41 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


One needs to have a wiki account to offer a prize, right?

You could have someone with a wiki account write the prize down for you (I'd be happy to, I'm sure other people would as well). Accounts on the wiki are free and available to everyone but I think we disallow non-logged in editing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:42 AM on December 17, 2012


Woo!

Also a note on the wiki: enthusiastic sprucing up of the page is a nice instinct but it seems like we ended up with e.g. usernames munged significantly in the interest of fun/style which actually makes linking up a post like this with prize-givers a little more of a pain because we just need to get back to their actual username anyway. So improving the organization/readability of content is totally fine, but stuff like actual usernames should just be rendered properly as their explicit usernames, etc.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:45 AM on December 17, 2012


Thx. I MeMailed you jessamyn!
posted by griphus at 8:02 AM on December 17, 2012


Yay! These were fantastic posts! :)
posted by zarq at 8:05 AM on December 17, 2012


Yay! I completely missed the Porridge post, so pleased that it was brought to my attention.
posted by arcticseal at 8:14 AM on December 17, 2012


Add one more "Woo!" hat's post was excellent, and now I get a chance to check out Bunny Ulramod's post, which I had completely missed. Thanks!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:54 AM on December 17, 2012


an Internet Archive donation from LobsterMitten

*nods and smiles*
posted by DU at 9:53 AM on December 17, 2012


The Second Annual Metafilter User Awards For Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Fantastic!
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 AM on December 17, 2012


Minor thought. Could it be tweaked/reversed for the remainder so that prizes automatically go to different people in the same week, unless the prize giver says it's specifically for the winner? Otherwise, week four currently has just one winner getting four or five prizes, rather than six people getting one each.

Sorry for getting all Europeanie-socialist :-)
posted by Wordshore at 10:43 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Take it up with the prize-givers directly. I don't think it's appropriate of the mods to change the rules of the contest which is a user-driven contest without people's okay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:45 AM on December 17, 2012


Question: I am thinking of giving a prize for the last week of the contest. Does that mean I'm out of the running for this week? Or is eligibility on a week-by-week basis?
posted by ocherdraco at 11:11 AM on December 17, 2012


Excellent work, all!
posted by OmieWise at 11:19 AM on December 17, 2012


I have changed my prize criteria so that instead of it going to the most-fantasticked post, it will now go to the most-fantasticked single link post!
posted by Greg Nog at 11:47 AM on December 17, 2012


I also just changed my honorific
posted by Greg Nog at 11:48 AM on December 17, 2012


I just changed my spouse status with Greg Nog, you jerk.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:16 PM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am thinking of giving a prize for the last week of the contest. Does that mean I'm out of the running for this week? Or is eligibility on a week-by-week basis?

The only thing that makes you out of the running is winning in an earlier week. While it might make for some awkward rejiggering if you win your own prize, people are eligible to win for any week.

I just changed my spouse status with Greg Nog, you jerk.

See what happens when you get a little famous?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:16 PM on December 17, 2012


I was hoping for His Most Serene Fizziness.
posted by elizardbits at 12:16 PM on December 17, 2012


Although Saucer of the Donkey has a nice ring to it as well.
posted by elizardbits at 12:18 PM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Although Saucer of the Donkey has a nice ring to it as well.

In meds-addled mind state thought you meant something like this and was "wtf I do not get that", then realised. Then again, I don't understand Donkey Sauce, or the whole Flavortown thing, either. Being temperamentally British, any sauce other than HP or gravy is somewhat threatening.
posted by Wordshore at 12:25 PM on December 17, 2012


Okay! I added prizes for the next two weeks for posts about a woman/women doing awesome things, with the stipulation that I cannot win my own prize.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:32 PM on December 17, 2012


Also added book prizes for the next two weeks, winnable on certain mod-adjudication criteria, as you can never go wrong with books.
posted by Wordshore at 12:43 PM on December 17, 2012


Unless they contain dark magic within their pages
posted by wheelieman at 12:59 PM on December 17, 2012


Hooray for fantastic posts!
I hadn't seen some of these and am very glad to now. Congratulations Bunny Ultramod (IA donation will happen as soon as I'm home) and other winners!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 1:26 PM on December 17, 2012


Really seems like people have ramped up their posting the last week or so. Lots of good posts to go through!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:32 PM on December 17, 2012


I had no idea this existed until I got a memail asking for my address. I'm a lot less creeped out now that I know its because I won something.

Phrasing it like that makes it sound like I'm involved in some kind of One Millionth Customer email scam.

Congortulations, Mr FIRSTMATEKATE! We are much pleased to announce that you you have won a GRAND PRIZE in the amount of 1,000,000 dollars (USD). To received your amount please to enclose a processing fee in 25,000 dollar USd. Thanks You.
posted by FirstMateKate at 6:03 PM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


...with the stipulation that I cannot win my own prize.

Was I supposed to specify this?
posted by griphus at 6:17 PM on December 17, 2012


Blimey; nine prizes for the final week of December so far! And, unless someone does a single-link, single-word titled post about a woman who composed a great soundtrack to an old video game about cats, then there will be multiple prize winners.

Guessing that a few MeFi's will, at some point, quietly search the more obscure reaches of the net to see if such a game existed...
posted by Wordshore at 7:10 PM on December 17, 2012


...with the stipulation that I cannot win my own prize.


can't win my own prize
can't pat my own back
can't blow my own horn
can't fill my own sack
can't do much of anything, see, for myself
'cept rearrange knick knacks on my knick knack shelf

i once dreamed of glory
the praise of my friends
parades down the streets
those streets were dead ends
my dreams were all dashed
then scattered like dust
whatever's left now
will only just rust

so work on your projects
and yeah, do your best
to win adulation
and pass the big test
step into the spotlight
the critics will rave
a moment's bright glory
on your way to the grave
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:26 PM on December 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


This is fantastic! I may be moved to offer a prize and/or make a post.
posted by Mister_A at 8:42 PM on December 17, 2012


classic flapjax. <3
posted by ocherdraco at 8:56 PM on December 17, 2012


Take it up with the prize-givers directly. I don't think it's appropriate of the mods to change the rules of the contest which is a user-driven contest without people's okay.

Here are my adjustments:

1. I cannot win my own prize, I'm on a diet.
2. My prize would ideally go to the best post about healthy eating and Asian food but if no such post emerges then RECIPES!
posted by infini at 4:38 AM on December 18, 2012


Phrasing it like that makes it sound like I'm involved in some kind of One Millionth Customer email scam.

You are a character in my awesome new Spin Doctors rewrite 'Two (Nigerian) Princes.'
posted by mintcake! at 8:21 AM on December 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congortulations,

Oh this made me laugh so hard, thank you so much.
posted by KathrynT at 9:40 AM on December 18, 2012


So, based on Bunny Ultramod's answers to my extensive survey, he has won A BUCKET OF COCKS*! Which, in this case, is represented by Jolene Collins' artisanal sriracha, featured in this Metafilter post.

"Cocks," because sriracha is sometimes called rooster sauce or cock sauce, from the logo of the best known brand.
posted by taz (staff) at 12:01 PM on December 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


MeFites' Choice Winners' Prize Survey
  1. Please choose the appropriate delivery method for your cocks:
  2. a) Breadbox b) Barrel c) Bucket d) Barnyard
  3. Thank you.

posted by griphus at 12:43 PM on December 18, 2012


A block of cocks, obviously.
posted by mintcake! at 1:12 PM on December 18, 2012


What is this I note? Everyone is a Mr or Ms but griphus is Sir Griphus?? *eyeballs kid*
posted by infini at 2:14 PM on December 18, 2012


What is this I note? Everyone is a Mr or Ms but griphus is Sir Griphus?? *eyeballs kid*

There's also that Mr Nog person, who has decided to refer to himself as 'Brother'.
posted by Wordshore at 2:18 PM on December 18, 2012


Please address all questions about my honorific to HRH jessamyn, who posted my prize offer for me as I am apparently way, way too busy to register an account on the wiki.

Personally, I'm pretty sure this is some sort of legal loophole that lets the mods draft me into combat.
posted by griphus at 2:20 PM on December 18, 2012


Oh well that's alright then. As long as it wasn't an attempt to get away with ennobling yourself above the rest of us commoners.
posted by infini at 2:41 PM on December 18, 2012


Sir Griphus

I just liked how the vowels were the same! What's the word...? Assonant?

Also, I have this Greasemonkey script installed which, among other things changes my username to "Mom" which makes otherwise difficult threads tolerable but changed griphus' sentence to

"Please address all questions about my honorific to HRH Mom"

Which has now made me even happier than the stupid thing usually does. Anyone who wants a Greasemonkey name changer, his me up over MeMail when I'm back "on the job"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:09 PM on December 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


In case you were wondering, my honorific is Turkish.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:04 PM on December 18, 2012


jessamyn: Also, I have this Greasemonkey script installed which, among other things changes my username to "Mom"

Tangentially related: I just realized today that the MefiQuote script has options! So I changed the "quote" button to read "hedgehog", so now the options below everyone's comments are

[+] [!] [hedgehog]

which is making my life 100% better.
posted by beryllium at 7:40 PM on December 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's the word...? Assonant?

Correct!

Okay everyone, quiz tomorrow, read chapter three.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:51 PM on December 18, 2012


Yes, mom.
posted by infini at 12:41 AM on December 19, 2012


I genuinely cannot wait for the artisanal sriracha. I put sriracha on everything. I put it on my bed last night and slept in a sriracha cushion. I put it in my hair for an extra spicy spit curl. I put it on all my letters; it's what I use as a signature. I use it as toothpaste. I put it in my Neti pot. I went to the crossroads and called up the devil, and he asked me if I wanted to learn to play guitar better than anybody has ever played, and I said hell no, I just wanted you to try this amazing fucking sriracha, and then he and I honeymooned together in the Cayman Islands, enjoying the local cuisine with LOTS OF SRIRACHA ON EVERYTHING.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 12:53 AM on December 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Best song
Best job
Best project
Best question
Best answer
Best comment
Where will it end?
posted by unliteral at 4:57 AM on December 19, 2012


Best,

infini
posted by infini at 8:07 AM on December 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Worst deleted FPP pun of 2012.

Ah, Mr Cortex already has that one wrapped up.
posted by Wordshore at 2:42 PM on December 19, 2012


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