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Title: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: jedikaiti on January 04, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
A spinoff from the Don't Eat The Meatballs thread: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=102719.msg2614443#msg2614443

There are no hits on my name, but a name similar to mine comes up with US Army Technical Bulletins.

Just my first name brings up Contemporary Religious Movements in Taiwan: Rhetorics of Persuasion.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Eeep! on January 04, 2012, 12:45:21 PM
Well my first hit isn't all that exciting - a book called Murder in Shawnee.
But my second book is a book in German - Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg u.a. / Scientific Correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg a.o.: Band/Volume 3: ... and Physical Sciences) (German Edition) [Hardcover]  - Which sounds quite interesting!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: artk2002 on January 04, 2012, 12:48:58 PM
I get a bunch of biographies of philosophers -- in German!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: #1aunt on January 04, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
I get romance novels and motorcycle photography books.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Betelnut on January 04, 2012, 12:51:31 PM
Apparently, my name is the same as the author of science fictiony Harlequin romances featuring space soldiers and intergalactic love affairs.  Cool!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on January 04, 2012, 12:53:54 PM
As I stated in the original thread, my name gets me a book on Lincoln (but not my last name, that brings up nothing.)

My forum name brings up an article about insurance trends.  Yawn.  But the second hit for that is "The Traska Name in History", which is kind of cool.  I'm not buying it, I'm not in there.  ::Sniffs::
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on January 04, 2012, 12:56:33 PM
My last name is a maker of sporting goods...59,000+ items

First name is mostly book authors...11,500+ items
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: jedikaiti on January 04, 2012, 12:59:52 PM
As I stated in the original thread, my name gets me a book on Lincoln (but not my last name, that brings up nothing.)

My forum name brings up an article about insurance trends.  Yawn.  But the second hit for that is "The Traska Name in History", which is kind of cool.  I'm not buying it, I'm not in there.  ::Sniffs::

I got that The ___ Name in History for my first name - apparently, the way I spell it, Kaiti is a last name, too! (Greek, I think?)
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Seraphia on January 04, 2012, 01:17:31 PM
I get a whole pile of books on WWII and a book called The Man Without Qualities. That's...different.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 04, 2012, 01:25:19 PM
I get two hits:

1) "From the Sanctuary to the Streets: How the Dreams of One City's Homeless Sparked a Faith Revolution That Transformed a Community"

2) National Lampoon's Senior Trip

Love the combination there!  I have no idea why either of these come up for me, other than that the author of the book and I share a first name  ::)
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Harriet Jones on January 04, 2012, 01:38:33 PM
No hits on my full name.  First hit (out of 100,000+) on my first name is the movie Laura.   Only about 15 hits on my last name, mostly revolving around the name of a character in a particular book
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: White Dragon on January 04, 2012, 01:44:51 PM
My first name had very predictable results since my name is biblical.

My last name pulled up a squicky sounding horror novel and something called "The man who thought he was king of France", which sounds kind of intriguing.

And, since my forum name *is* a book title, the results were surprising only is that the seem to be various books by various authors with that title.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: #borecore on January 04, 2012, 01:57:47 PM
Slartibartfast: I love your first name!


My first and last (without quotation marks -- with = no results) have no books, and only one film, 2001's "Ticker."

First only gives 22,000 results, the first a Portuguese movie with a title that's just my first name.
Last only gives 2,000 results, starting with fiction for girls written by someone with my last name.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: VorFemme on January 04, 2012, 01:59:22 PM
Apparently, my name is the same as the author of science fictiony Harlequin romances featuring space soldiers and intergalactic love affairs.  Cool!

Ah - is this the writer who will have a love scene interrupt a BATTLE?  Because the characters just can't stand it any longer - they have to touch (even a kiss takes too long when you're a target for weapons - but that would be MY gut instincts - I've never been shot at)........anyohne who has been shot at can tell us how realistic it might be.............

Please tell me there aren't that many writers folding romance novels into science fiction AND interrupting the really dramatic parts for a romantic interlude?  Please..............
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: hermanne on January 04, 2012, 02:26:00 PM
My first name came up with books whose titles have the same name. First and last brought up movies with an actress who has the same last name.

For the heck of it, I typed in my unusual German maiden name, and got 3 hits. I never knew I shared a name with an author!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: mw8242 on January 04, 2012, 02:34:31 PM
My first name brings up an mp3 album. Not suprising since people of my parents generation always ask about my new rollerskates

putting in my first & last brings up cookbooks

First Middle Last brings up RUDE :)
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Betelnut on January 04, 2012, 02:35:41 PM
Apparently, my name is the same as the author of science fictiony Harlequin romances featuring space soldiers and intergalactic love affairs.  Cool!

Ah - is this the writer who will have a love scene interrupt a BATTLE?  Because the characters just can't stand it any longer - they have to touch (even a kiss takes too long when you're a target for weapons - but that would be MY gut instincts - I've never been shot at)........anyone who has been shot at can tell us how realistic it might be.............

Please tell me there aren't that many writers folding romance novels into science fiction AND interrupting the really dramatic parts for a romantic interlude?  Please..............

I have no idea--I've never read the books but looked at the synopses when they came up after typing in my name.  It is quite possible they are the same books though.  The books did get high ratings so I assuming they are good for the genre.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: blue2000 on January 04, 2012, 02:41:11 PM
First try brings up a boatload of music. My first name is not common, but everyone and their brother seems to have used it for a group or album name. Weird.

Second try (with just books) brings up, among other things, the story of an Italian bishop who is now a saint. Apparently my rather feminine name was a boy's name at the time??

First and last gets me an author of the same name. But for some reason, I got Zorro movies as well. Really weird!!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: SeptGurl on January 04, 2012, 02:44:14 PM
No hits on my full name. With just my first name, the first hit is a stainless steel soy milk maker. "First one in U.S.A.," it says.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: jpcher on January 04, 2012, 03:34:28 PM
While my first name isn't all that common, it is the name of a very famous story --  32 pgs. 19,015 hits.

My first and last name really baffles me . . . I get a bunch of hits for Green Bay Packers memorabilia. ???
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 04, 2012, 03:53:44 PM
While my first name isn't all that common, it is the name of a very famous story --  32 pgs. 19,015 hits.

My first and last name really baffles me . . . I get a bunch of hits for Green Bay Packers memorabilia. ???

Vince Lombardi, is that you?  :P
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: pendragon1980 on January 04, 2012, 04:30:35 PM
Well, I share a first name with a famous Stephen King move&book. (Carrie)

And I share a last name with a feminist author.

Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: merryns on January 04, 2012, 04:31:37 PM
Nothing on my full name Oodles on my last First hits on my first name would cause family drama - self help books for survivors of child abuse. OUCH!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: mbbored on January 04, 2012, 07:33:26 PM
First name: self help book and VHS I've never heard of.

Last name: business books, again random VHS, a style of shoes and a whole bunch of stuff made by a company started by my ancestors way back when, that my branch doesn't have any part of any more.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: alkira6 on January 04, 2012, 07:37:41 PM
A book called "Satan Exposed".

I'll be back after I finish smacking my husband for yelling out "See, everyone already knows!" when that result came up.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: SisJackson on January 04, 2012, 07:54:11 PM
Last name - super common, too many predictable results.

First name - pretty uncommon, top 3 results:

Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: KenveeB on January 04, 2012, 09:24:23 PM
LOL, Mom will be mortified to learn this turned into a forum game, but I'm delighted! :)

I share my first name with a famous singer and a small electronics company, so I get a lot of CDs and a few electronics.  My last name is the name of a sci-fi writer, so I get those eventually.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Redsoil on January 05, 2012, 06:31:38 AM
Ha!

Just using my first name, I got a soft-porn book!  Next one was a ghost story.

Using my full name, I got books on a famous artist.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: mechtilde on January 05, 2012, 06:36:12 AM
A humerous book about life in New Jersey.  ???
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 05, 2012, 10:50:24 AM
My first name, way too common.  First and last, I share with a woman in England who is an expert on children with a certain medical condition (don't want to get too specific).  She is quite well known, has written books, and has a facility named after her as well.  She's done tons of research and is well regarded in her field.

There is also a woman with my exact name who owns a B&B on PEI.  There's a good chance I'm related to her as I have a distant branch of my dad's family who lives up there.  I always thought it would be kind of funny to go up and stay there - I can only imagine what she might say when I tell her MY name when making the reservation!

And then there are several others, but who spell their name one letter off from mine.  Which is the more common spelling of my last name; I see it way more than I do the way I spell it.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: emwithme on January 05, 2012, 01:07:32 PM
Full name (no inverted commas): First hit, a manga version of Hamlet.  I may have to buy it.

Full name (with inverted commas): I share with a round the world sailor so I get her autobiography.

First name alone: Very popular book by a 19th Century female author...lots of it!

No hits on my login name...
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Rohanna on January 05, 2012, 07:58:57 PM
My name w/o quote brings back a scrabble toy as the first hit   :o . Just my first name brings up a boatload of arrangements of a particular classical piece.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Twik on January 05, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
Apparently I teach a form of lacemaking!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: crella on January 05, 2012, 09:22:14 PM
First name, song books.

Last name, books of woodblock prints.

Both names, a list with a mix of the above two! I had no idea that someone with our last name was a woodblock artist.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Sirius on January 05, 2012, 11:22:45 PM
My name comes up with a series of mystery books with an author who has the same first name and a hyphenated last name containing my last name, and  PH. D. in education who writes about teaching.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: mabelle on January 06, 2012, 01:15:09 PM
i share a not-common-at-all last name with a horror/fantasy author, so all my name brings up is his novels.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Petticoats on January 06, 2012, 01:21:33 PM
My name w/o quote brings back a scrabble toy as the first hit   :o . Just my first name brings up a boatload of arrangements of a particular classical piece.

I have to admit I'm curious what the toy is, but I know of at least one brand that uses women's names for the different models, so it's probably not that uncommon an occurrence.

For my full name, Amazon actually has a novel I self-published back in 1990. Presumably some of the relatives who felt duty bound to buy it are now putting their copies up for sale. :)

For just my first name, the top result is the mp3 of a song from the '80s with my first name as its title.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: bansidhe on January 06, 2012, 01:31:26 PM
There's no use doing a search with just my first or just my last names, as both are dirt common. Using both names, I get 1,175 results. Using first name, middle initial, and last name I get 177 results including Prison Break Season 1 and some movie called Relax, It's Just Sex.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: dustyninja on January 06, 2012, 10:45:22 PM
The first hit to my name is the same as one of Mexico's' Day of the Dead lead female figures. Then I got a bunch of accessories with my name. Then other decorating things. 
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Dazi on January 06, 2012, 11:03:55 PM
A movie called "The Definition of Insanity" and a couple of travel books.  My maiden name pulls up umpteen religious books.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: AngelicGamer on January 07, 2012, 01:55:27 AM
My first hit comes up with the short story collection I'm in.  I'm kind of happy that it does that.  All the profits of the book goes back into making sure the website that the people who run the collection happen.  :)

I then get a lot of biographies and other things on Frank Schubert.  Fun!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: iridaceae on January 07, 2012, 03:08:06 AM
The first hit on my first name is some sort of Christian guide to energy- fossil fuels and the like, not spiritual- and how energy affects your life as a Christian. Or something.

The first hit on my surname is my father's (out of print) textbook.

I am likely the only one in the world with my combination of first and surnames, so no hits on my first name and last name for me.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: travestine on January 07, 2012, 02:49:34 PM
First+last names = no hits

First name = DVD's of recently cancelled, Emmy-award winning for Best Comedic Actress series AND DVD entitled "Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet" (yeah, right.  Put me in a bikini and they'd be trying to lose THAT planet real fast!)

Last name = I have a distant relative who is an NHL hockey player - bunch of stuff signed/about him

Forum name = nothing, but it is one letter off a type of decorative stone, so lots of hits for that
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Golden Phoenix on January 08, 2012, 05:45:30 PM
First name: Never Stop Holding Hands: And Other Marriage Survival Tips by Shara Grylls

Married surename: Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-defense: With ... Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-defense by R.C. Allanson-Winn and C. Phillipps-Wolley

Maiden Surname: Salt [DVD] [2010] Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, et al.

Full Married name: No hits

Full Maiden Name: No hits but my first name did get suggested-correctionned to Shark.

Forum name: The Golden Phoenix: Seven Contemporary Korean Short Stories by Suh Ji-moon and Ji-moon Suh
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: turtleIScream on January 09, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
Hmmm, I must come from a long line of talentless people; not a single hit on my maiden name. I share my married name with an author of medical textbooks, but he's not related to my husband.

My first name, I get results for an illustrator of primarily children's books, and also a country musician whose limited availability CDs are priced around $40.

Not surprisingly, nothing for my full name. I'm kind of bummed the results were so limited; I was hoping I might see something that would spark a new interest. Oh well.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: afbluebelle on January 09, 2012, 08:28:43 PM
Nothing for my full name, but parts of my full name pops up with Linux for Dummies, books about wild men in alaska, and a vet tech manual for horses. Oh, and a popular type of kid's toys  ;D
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Bluenomi on January 09, 2012, 09:14:56 PM
My married name bring up an educational psychologist and a dodgy actor on IMDb.
Maiden name just gives me facebook and linked in profiles of other people with the same name.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: WolfWay on January 10, 2012, 04:57:55 AM
Several books on dog br33ding and one fan book about Freddie Mercury (amusingly, the author also has my mother's middle name, and my mum is a huge Freddie Mercury fan. Mum? Is that you??)  ;D
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: glinda on January 12, 2012, 11:31:45 AM
First name alone - an Elizabeth Taylor movie
Last name alone - a music CD that is named it

My whole name (first and last):

English textbooks
A series of children's adventure novels
Books on building relationships

edited to wonder if Sirius has the same first name?
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: aiki on January 17, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
Ha! I win. I get

{Whiskey furnished to U.S. Navy] Report Of The Committee Of Claims On The Petition Of {My Full Name Here} March 17, 1814.

I do like whiskey.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: #borecore on January 17, 2012, 05:49:01 PM
Ha! I win. I get

{Whiskey furnished to U.S. Navy] Report Of The Committee Of Claims On The Petition Of {My Full Name Here} March 17, 1814.

I do like whiskey.

Just a warning (if you care) but typing this in minus "{My Full Name Here}" gives folks your full name!

I agree that that's pretty cool.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: violinp on January 17, 2012, 06:07:33 PM
My first name is a restaurant in the East Village (New York City). My last name brings up a famous sports writer.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: MizB on January 17, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
My whole name has no hits.

My first name is a mystery novel and then books written by women with the same first name as mine.

My last name brings up smut novels written by a man with my last name.

searching me on google brings up a collegiate athlete who is actually from really close to where I went to college.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: aiki on January 17, 2012, 06:52:44 PM
Ha! I win. I get

{Whiskey furnished to U.S. Navy] Report Of The Committee Of Claims On The Petition Of {My Full Name Here} March 17, 1814.

I do like whiskey.

Just a warning (if you care) but typing this in minus "{My Full Name Here}" gives folks your full name!

I agree that that's pretty cool.

Yeah, I know, but I'm not that worried if people find out that I post to e-hell.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: BabylonSister on January 17, 2012, 07:15:23 PM
My first name is Emmanuelle so of course the first hit is that movie  >:( .


Nothing with my highly uncommon last name alone and same result as above for the first and last name combo.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Pinky830 on January 17, 2012, 07:29:31 PM
I share a name with a prominent Scientologist in Miami, a real estate agent in Wisconsin whose husband's name is the same as my DH's, and a jazz musician.

My brother has the same name as a famous (in the UK) soccer player, as I was surprised to find when I Googled him once.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: dietcokeofevil on January 17, 2012, 08:00:33 PM
My full name resulted in only one result:  "Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario"
My first name had a lot of results the top being "The Egoist"
My last name had a couple thousand results.  The top ones were about psychoanalysis.
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: flowersintheattic on January 19, 2012, 07:33:52 PM
My first name only returns over 7,000 hits...and a suggestion that I meant "Jenga." The first hit is a romance novel, "{My Name}'s Cowboy." Results go from games (the aforementioned Jenga) to a line of scrabble-related items released by an enterprising p0rn star. Sigh.

My last name returns mostly diet items, over 4,000 results.

First and last name returns the movie "An American Carol" and a book called "Enjoy the Journey: Of Women and Their Horses Along the Snake River Plain."
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Ceallach on January 19, 2012, 07:50:41 PM
A DVD of "The Great Race" is the top result I get.  Weird!!

If I confine the search to books only, I get a book by somebody with my exact first and last name, and interestingly enough in my field of interest (Psychology & Sociology) which is freaky.  Won't tell you the name of the book as it would reveal my identity!  ...Actually, looking further down the list, this chick with the same name as me has written a few books, all on topics that interest me.  That's creepy. Is she me in the future??  I want to write books!
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Elisabunny on January 24, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
My first name is very common, so I got about a million hits.  My last name brought up a bunch of financial self-help books written by hubby's second cousin.  First and last names together got nothin'.  My maiden name, however, was the jackpot.  Prostate health, aquaculture, and Japanese thread balls. :D
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: Kaora on February 21, 2012, 09:42:07 PM
My full name brings up nothing but a pair of books I assisted on. :)

My Name, Middle Initial, and Last brings up a historical Polish novel.  Too bad I'm out of the otherside of Prussia (German :D)
Title: Re: S/O Don't Eat The Meatballs - the Amazon Hits on Your Name game
Post by: zyrs on February 26, 2012, 01:25:06 AM
43 results for my first and last name, but I share that with an actor who has a lot of small parts in movies.