And my winners are ...... February 1, 2015 3:09 PM   Subscribe

Inspired by Eyebrows McGee's post Strange Fruit, I decided to offer a $50 prize in the best of December contest.
On reflection after I finally got my broadband back I decided that I could do a bit better than that as I liked several posts very much.
Please would the following mefites memail me with a valid email adress to get a $20 Amazon gift card. You may do what you like with it but it would please me if you purchased a book(s) either electronic or traditional.
dhruva - The true history of the Paisley design
quiet earth - (Canine) Guardians of the Corpse Ways
Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey - No Gloves, No Rounds, Plenty of Blood
nebulawindphone - Find eyes within, look for the door into the unknown country
and Eyebrows McGee for the inspiration.
Thanks everyone for another great month of posts.
posted by adamvasco to MetaFilter-Related at 3:09 PM (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

A very kind gesture. Perhaps for the next round, consider homunculus - possibly the best poster of 300K+ on MetaFilter.
posted by four panels at 4:58 PM on February 1, 2015

Well, thanks for thinking of me four panels, but I didn't actually post anything in December, so I don't really qualify.

And I missed all these fine posts since I wasn't on the site as much, so thanks for posting this, adamvasco!
posted by homunculus at 5:25 PM on February 1, 2015

I know PBZM doesn't spend much time on MeTa, so I've pointed him to this.

Taking the liberty of speaking on his behalf, many thanks, adamvasco!
posted by Lexica at 7:16 PM on February 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Adam, you gentile mercantilist gift giver you. Good works sir.
posted by clavdivs at 7:55 PM on February 1, 2015

I appreciate the recognition. That was my cri de coeur that otherwise was going to explode forth in a lot of angry-ass posts and mf-bombs about racism and police brutality. Sometimes Billie is the only person who can understand and help carry that pain.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:26 PM on February 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

Here's a recent post about how Billie Holiday was hounded by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics all the way to her deathbed. It makes me angry every time I think about it.
posted by homunculus at 12:48 AM on February 2, 2015

Very kind and generous of you, adamvasco.
posted by terrapin at 6:29 AM on February 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thank you so much!
posted by dhruva at 7:31 AM on February 2, 2015

adamvasco: it would please me if you purchased a book(s) either electronic or traditional.

This is what I got : Reading Darwin in Arabic by Marwa Elshakry --"In Reading Darwin in Arabic, Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading studies and weaving together the history of science with intellectual history, she explores Darwin’s global appeal from the perspective of several generations of Arabic readers and shows how Darwin’s writings helped alter the social and epistemological landscape of the Arab learned classes."
posted by dhruva at 3:52 PM on February 2, 2015 [3 favorites]

I got A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century ("The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.”") and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up which keeps getting recommended here lately. :)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:55 PM on February 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Prolly gonna get a couple of books on whisk(e)y. Professional development. 😜

Glad you liked. Some FPPs i slave over and craft. Some just spill out. This just spilled.

posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:06 PM on February 2, 2015

I got Among Others and Seasonal Velocities, both of which I've been meaning to read for a while now. Thank you!
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:00 AM on February 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

Please confirm to me your email.

quiet earth is also being very eponysterical.
posted by adamvasco at 2:56 PM on February 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Aww, can't believe I missed a MeTa thread, and especially a MeTa thread that mentioned me! Mea culpa. Thank you for appreciating a post that I enjoyed compiling! Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thank you!

It has been a difficult month for me, what with another move and a fight to get my kitties home safe. Now I am tearing up just a bit from a kind Mefite. I swear, it's dusty in here...
posted by quiet earth at 11:32 PM on February 11, 2015

Now you need to taste those 200 whiskies. We await your report.
posted by adamvasco at 6:25 AM on February 27, 2015

More like 194.

There's a few "Not Recommended" in there. ;-)
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:58 AM on February 27, 2015

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