The Gods of Randomness have spoken, and the signed hardback of Chris Hayes’ Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy goes to Comment #23 — geg6. Congratulations!
If you are one of the other entrants, Twilight of the Elites is also available for Kindle, audiobook or Audible. Amazon’s even offering a special deal with Maddow’s Drift…
Thanks to everyone who commented, and I hope to post my review within the week.
The contest was RIGGED!
Congrats, geg6. I hope you have a photo ID.
Let the bitter caterwauling commence!
Well done, geg6.
:: POUT ::
Ordering my Kindle copy now.
I was going to pout too! ;)
COngrats to geg6.
Should we expect a book report?
Congrats to geg6. Nice to see the book go to a frequent commenter.
The book must be excellent since it made David Brooks all pissy.
@Valdivia: I can’t pout for her. She’s too much fun and the work Dawg worships her. I can say damn yinzers though. :)
More and more, I am thinking we’re twins separated at birth :-)
I expect Brooks will write his own book in response. Possible titles include Dawn of the Elites, Revenge of the Elites, and The Elites Strike Back.
but pouting is so fun!! :)
yes me too :D
Don’t pout for me, dear Yutsano
The Hayes book , I never read it.
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
Off topic – where did the phrase “Conservatism cannot fail, it can only be failed” originate?
OMG. So funny.
And I hate that song because of all the Evita papers I had to read when I was teaching freshmen Lat Am history, that song played in my head over and over. SO you made it the impossible possible, making me like that.
@Bizono: It’s an adaptation of an older phrase about communism. I don’t know who is to thank for the adaptation, but thanks are definitely due to that person.
If it had to go to someone other than me, at least it went to a longtime commenter. Congratulations to Geg6.
Crud. Oh, well, I’ll hope for better luck with “Elites, After Dark”.
@dmsilev: It’s a terrific adaptation for which I find regular use.
Phoenician in a time of Romans
the signed hardback of Chris Hayes’ Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy goes to Comment #23
The random number generator was only pseudorandom, with a strong bias. I can prove it with calculus.
@mclaren: What do small stones have to do with it?
WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, geg6??
So awesome that it was you! Hooray!!
If somebody gad to win, I wish it had been me.
@JenJen: Does Lord Stanley know you’re a birfer?
I assume that geg only has 10 minutes to respond.
Release the next random number!
Yeah, but those involve money.
LOL. I guess my work here is done.
@Phoenician in a time of Romans:
Ah jeez, I came THISCLOSE to saying something about Robert Anton Wilson and for some reason didn’t think anyone would know what I was talking about.
I was forgetting for a minute there that this is BALLOON JUICE, BITCHEZ and that pretty much everyone here would get the #23 reference.
I’m too old for this.
BOOOOO. BOOOOOOO, I SAY, BOOOOOOO.
I’m betting the random number generator was made by Diebold.
The book’s really great. I’ve got about a dozen pages to go. Chris really clearly makes the case for the pursuit of an unachievable meritocracy is a death spiral.
Mr Stagger Lee
Well played Geg6!!! Oh by the way message from David Rockefeller from the CFR, you buy the first round at next week’s CFR’s Kegger at George Soros’ estate!
It’s also available for the Nook.
Can’t find anything earlier than a reference to Digby in February 2006.
It’s so unfair…Hayes has a TV show and a book and he looks like he’s only 12 years old. But I’m not old and bitter….lol
Actually I have a great deal of respect for his intellect and insight…am off to purchase the kindle version now.
OMG! Seriously? I NEVER win ANYTHING!
Gotta get ready for work, but I’ll email you my address, Anne Laurie. You’ve made my day!
Hayes has such pretty eyes. I wish he’d loose the glasses more frequently. Sigh….
Drat! Missed by 14. But if you convert “GeG” to numerals and subtract “6,” then eliminate the post itself since it’s obviously a fake, then I WIN!!!!!!!!! You can send me the book via book rate mail.
Shit. Congratulations, Geg6, but still. Shit.
@Steeplejack: And on iBooks. I have a couple of gift cards I haven’t used yet. Any word on a book club for this?
When is the sequel, “Twilight of the Elites: New Moon of the Elites,” going to be coming out?