Friday, February 13, 2009

Dardo Me? DARDO YOU!

Got a nice message from blogger Wiec of When is Evil Cool?, offering me the Dardo award. I thought this was awesome because A) YAY! PEOPLE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO ME!

and B) I really like Wiec's site so that was a cool nod. So to nod back, go check his site out as well as his Random Picture Day site. They are awesome and he has good write ups on movies, comics, and random other things of equal awesomeness. If you don't, you will zoom immediatly up to the top of the list of people who will not survive my inevitable rise to power. INEVITABLE.

Wiec also probably described my blog in a much more flattering way than I ever could. I usually tell people 'It's just me bitchin' at stuff. And monkeys.' His was '...a comic industry insider bent on world domination." So thanks for that as well!

What is the Dardo? Hell if I knew. TIME TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW!

"The PREMIO DARDO is designed to recognize unique voices and visions on the Web as well as to promote fraternization amongst bloggers of all sorts.

The Rules are:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award."

So there you have it. Essentially, it's kinda a chain letter/meme thing, but a cool one. Like that write 25 notes about yourself thing. Which, I still haven't done because I am prone to spectacular bouts of laziness >_>

Now the tricky part, figuring out who to pass the award onto. I really really really like waaaaaay too many blogs. So I'm gonna feel really bad for leaving people out, but here's my go at it:

1) Igloo of the Uncanny! has great reviews of tons of horror films. Also, you have to love the title.

2) Crom! definitely makes the list. Won me over so fast with posting the cartoons. Seriously, that opening theme song is so epic. Can you imagine hearing that when you're a kid? Part of the song is a dude screaming as he's being thrown and then you hear-

3) The Nerdy Bird over at Has Boobs, Reads Comics was one of the first blogs I regularly checked. She has great updates, reviews and an awesome sense of humor to go with it all.

4) Living Between Wednesdays. Total props for the Captain Cold Halloween costume. Lots of great reviews and great humor.

5) Valerie D'Orazio's Occasional Superheroine is also one of the first blogs I really followed. What I really appreciate about Valerie is that she calls it like she sees it and sticks to her guns. From her posts, she obviously has to put up with a lot of people who really don't like that aspect of her blog, to the point that she had to worry about her own safety. That shit drives me crazy. I really appreciate her opinions and the fact that she has additional perspective on the comic book industry that you might not find on your average comic blog.

So yah. That's pretty much my list. Lots of others I left off, but feelin' pretty good about this selection.

I did this entire post while listening to Edith Piaf & Nina Simone. Tonight was a good night.


The Igloo Keeper... said...

Number 1! Before I tellem bout the gun, I wasn-t licensed - to have one!

Hey, thanks so much for this, it really does mean a lot to me. The idea that I'm being read by people I respect is very cool.

chrishaley said...

There's a weird thing happening on my blog where it says you linked to my latest entry in this post, but that is obviously not the case.
Anyway, well done, sir.

Continually Spicy said...

Igloo! ty!Respect? As a supervillain, I was aiming towards reviled and feared >_> I obviously don't whine and moan enough. ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR MAXIMUM BITCH.

Chris! I was totally trying to fit you into this! But I figured I already wrote a little entry for your site a couple weeks ago and I wanted to spread the love around. Your site for sure belongs with the others in the list :)

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