I apologize for the late acknowledgment, but things have been a tad scattered lately. First of all, the impossibly, magically, gloriously dreamy love of my life, Miss Holly Herrick, packed up her bags this weekend and shipped off to Sarasota for the next two months, leaving me all alone in our spacious, lovely home. How dare she do that?!?!?! Then, I took a three-day painting job for some extra ducat action. Then, I got home last night only to find that my toilet tank had begun to leak. Calgon, take me away!!!
What I'm trying to say is that I am sorry it's taken me so long to respond to Like Anna Karina's Sweater's lovely mention of this site in his acceptance of the Premio Dardos award that was lavished upon him by Glenn Kenny. Kenny, I should mention if I haven't already—I'm too lazy to check right now—just so happens to be one of the few sources of actual life in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience. As Steven said in the post-film Q&A, he cast real people to play themselves. Which is either the most backhanded compliment or forehanded criticism he could have given Kenny. Easily the most disgusting screen presence of 2009, and I mean that as a compliment (I think?).
Back to the task at hand. If you have no idea what I am talking about with regards to this situation, here is what I am talking about:
The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the web.
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 5 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know that they have been selected for this award.
Seems simple enough, right? I suppose I should start by re-establishing that this award was virtually bestowed upon me by none other than Andrew Grant (see the links above). Thank you, Andrew, for your smart movie-loving brain. And now, on to number two:
Here are the blogs/bloggers to whom I would like to hand out my own Premio Dardos trophies:
David Lowery — Creativity incarnate.
Tom Hall — He writes like I wish I did.
Brandon Harris — A sharpness and enthusiasm that is inspiring.
Randy Bobbitt — He needs to write more!
Mark Rabinowitz — His beef stew makes me moan like a Southern feline in serious heat.
I don't know if these reasons are the kinds of things the founder(s) of the Premio Dardos (or is that Premio Dardoses?) were looking for, but these are my awards and that's how it's going down, Cleveland Brown.