Re: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations

Date: 9 Sep 2012 08:31:53 +0200
From: Jesse Lee McGarr <jesselee-mtl@xxxxxxxxxxx>


MARK HAYWARD. UNION STRONG.

> From: mishka_generic@xxxxxxxxxxx
> To: grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx; kek76@xxxxxx
> Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:29:27 -0700
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> Subject: Re: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations
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> I concur on the Strom nom! Totally positive, all around great guy with a chill attitude.And thanks to the person that put up the vid of Markus! I was actually trying to describe him to someone the other day...an impossible task. As we know, they broke the mold when they made him.-Mishka, S.F.
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> > Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 07:00:46 -0700
> > From: grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx
> > To: kek76@xxxxxx
> > CC: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations
> > 
> > Seconded. Strom is god!
> > 
> > On Saturday, September 8, 2012, kai edel wrote:
> > 
> > >
> > >
> > > I nominate another great swiss messenger for MCA.
> > > Monsieur Jerome "Strom" Thiriet.
> > >
> > > Many of you might know him from several ecmc's, cmwc's, suicmc's, etc.
> > > he attended through all these years.
> > > I guess, he is already around since 13 years of messengering and
> > > throughout all these years he organised countless of Alleycats and events.
> > >
> > > For example, the ecmc 2005 in Basel. Everyone, who was there,
> > > will remember the Party on "Das Boot" where naked couriers got all crazy
> > > and turned the boat into a giant drum machine!
> > >
> > > As the organizer of the Tricmc 2009, he brought the french, swiss and
> > > german messenger scene together and created a spirit and plattform,
> > > which all of us european messengers brought us even closer together.
> > >
> > > But, personally and most of all, i nominate Strom because he is one of
> > > the most positive and active people in the community.
> > > And even if he can't be as often as he wants to be on the street anymore,
> > > because he is one of the chiefs of the Kurierzentrale, Basel, he never
> > > forgets his messenger roots.
> > >
> > > You can party hard, race hard, snuff harder or just chill out with him.
> > >
> > > Whenever there was a messenger in need, like Pablo from NYC or
> > > April from Washington, he threw a race to donate money or it just came
> > > out of his own pocket.
> > >
> > > Strom has a true messenger heart, and i know, whenever i will be
> > > in trouble, lying deaddrunk in some corner or running out of cash,
> > > he will be on my side to help me out like he will help out anyone of us
> > > in the family.
> > >
> > > Strom for MCA!
> > >
> > > ...to the heart, kai
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
> > > > Datum: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:25:50 -0700 (PDT)
> > > > Von: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
> > > > An: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
> > > > Betreff: [messengers] 2012 Markus Cook Award - call for nominations
> > >
> > > > http://messmedia.org/2012/09/05/201mca-noms-call/
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > It’s time to call for nominations for this year’s Markus Cook Award
> > > > for services to the international messenger community.
> > > >
> > > > This will be the 14th year that the award is presented. It was started by
> > > > Buffalo Bill in 1998, to remember Markus and to draw attention to
> > > > messengers whose work benefits all of us.
> > > > From the IFBMA’s Markus Cook Award page:
> > > > “The MCA for services to the International Messenger Community is not a
> > > > prize for winning a race. At the time the Award was conceived, CMWC was
> > > > beginning to be more about the racing than the happening. I [ Buffalo
> > > Bill]
> > > > wanted to re-establish the spirit of the championships, to restate the
> > > reason
> > > > that we all come to this event every year.
> > > > The MCA is a reflection of the axiom that everyone who comes to a CMWC is
> > > > a winner, whether they race or not.
> > > > >Markus himself was very much in love with the CMWC, and in many ways he
> > > > was the unlikeliest bike racer imaginable. He was several other things,
> > > of
> > > > course. Editor of Mercury Rising messenger zine, unofficial spokesperson
> > > of
> > > > the SFBMA, leader of L Sid, and a friend to all. The enthusiasm of Markus
> > > > brought CMWC and the international messenger community toSan Francisco,
> > > and
> > > > it saddens many people to this day that he did not live to see it.
> > > > This award is for people that inspire and empower the wider messenger
> > > > community, that put all of us before themselves.”
> > > > There is no limit to the number of nominees and anyone can nominate
> > > > someone. The messenger community is fortunate to have many people who
> > > are willing
> > > > to devote time and effort to improve the lot of others. The difficult
> > > part
> > > > is narrowing the list down to just one recipient every year.
> > > > Nominations will close on Sunday September 18
> > > > So send your nominations to the messenger list and/or send it to my
> > > > email.
> > > > The basic but not so strict criteria are:
> > > >   – it must be mainly for activities that have taken place in the last
> > > > 12 months; although you can also draw attention to his or her prior work.
> > > >  - they don’t have to be a working messenger; they can be a former
> > > > messenger
> > > > The decision will be taken by a committee of former recipients and will
> > > be
> > > > awarded as close to Messenger Appreciation Day (October 9) as possible.
> > > > More on Markus:
> > > > Markus Cook at the Messenger Memorial
> > > > Mercury Falling from SF Weekly (<somewhat flawed)
> > > > Letter replies to Mercury Falling
> > > > Video clip of Markus:Markus "Fur" Cook- bike messenger<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvEfq-gMxZE>
> > > > (Apologies for the video quality)
> > > >
> > > >
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