Friday, March 06, 2009

An Award Just in Time For Oscar Season

Floating around the blog-o-sphere lately has been the Dardos award, something bloggers can bestow upon one another for "Cultural, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing appreciation and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.""

Bob from the Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind blog selected me as someone to share this award with. The rules include the following:

1. Accept the award by posting it on my 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 acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

Needless to say, when I started this blog a little over three years ago (and really, had been doing the same thing in newsboard fashion years before that) my intention was the farthest thing from adding cultural or literacy values. It was something to pass the time and a forum of expression for writing that, I feel, simply must be done as a sort of therapy. I know many of you feel the same way. Now, three years on, I feel blessed and full of abundant joy that I've made as many friends from around the country through this crazy thing called a blog and that someone considers me to have added value and fraternity in this seemingly small portion of my day-to-life. And finally (yes I hear the orchestra playing the 'wrap it up' music) I can only add that the daily and weekly humor, insight and intelligence that fills my google reader gives me a smile every time I log into it. Thanks again, Bob!

The five bloggers who I choose to keep this thread of good-will going includes:

1. Peter Nellhaus at Coffee, Coffee and More Coffee for often wading into the wilderness of good, bad, and ugly Asian cinema and keeping my Netflix queue full.
2. Chris at his Trashcan Odorous Jr's blog for continually keeping the political talk up.
3. Daniel at Getafilm for inspiring great discussions.
4. Dennis at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule for seeming to be ground zero for internet discussion through his various quizzes and dissection of Los Angeles film events.
5. Sam at The Listening Ear for detailing (and instilling jealousy) in every film event that rolls through Boston with intelligence and passion.

I apologize if any of these five have already been awarded the Dardos. Let the kinship of the blog-o-sphere continue.


PIPER said...

Well done.

Fine brandy on the left and Cuban Cigars on the right. Sheila is friendly with the drinks and the chatter but don't get any ideas and ask her to go home with you. She's been happily married for over 20 years now.

Daniel Getahun said...

I'm honored, Joseph - thanks so much for this and congrats on receiving it yourself!

Joseph B. said...


Does Sheila have any single friends?

Daniel, thanks!

Chris Allen Gaubatz said...

Congrats Joe, yours is one of the few blogs I check almost daily. My daily online routine is as follows: Drudge Report, email, ebay, amazon, and, last but not least, itsamadmadblog2. Thanks a lot...we have much to discuss on our next radio show!

weepingsam said...

Oh god - you've had this post up a week and I've... um... been meaning, you know... I've become a total blogging slug....

Anyway - thank you - thank you... for the tag, and also for your blog - and, whatever it's been - 12-13 years of movie conversation...

Joseph B. said...


Wow it has been that long huh? I think we first started conversing on the old NY Times message boards, maybe? Interesting. And the tag for you is well deserved.