Monday, August 22, 2011

Son of Celluloid's first blog award!

Son of Celluloid first blogging award has been bestowed upon me by John Squires of Freddy in Space. Not only is this my first award, but it was given to me by one of the bloggers that got me interested in doing this. If you’ve never checked Freddy in Space out…what the hell is wrong with you? Do it, do it now! Thank you John, I am honored and gratefully accept this award. Looking at that pretty, colorful award, I have a sneaking suspicion that it was never intended to reach a site like this. I love the irony of a horror blog being dubbed “Irresistibly Sweet.” I am truly stoked.

The idea of this award is that you receive it from someone who digs what you’re doing in your little corner of the blogosphere. I still always feel pretentious when I use that word. Then, you thank them for the award, give seven random facts about yourself, and bestow the award upon blogs that you deem worthy. So here we go…

  1. In addition to being the Son of Celluloid, I’m also a son of a preacher-man. Yup, when I was a kid my family were traveling evangelists. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?
  2. I am scared of snakes. Actually, I am terrified of snakes. For some reason, people always seem to think that’s hilarious. In fact, in my opinion the scariest scenes in film history aren’t even in horror movies. It’s the snake scenes in the Indiana Jones trilogy. I’ll watch Cannibal Holocaust, Serbian Film, Salo, August Underground, Martyrs, whatever without batting an eye. Snakes on a Plane? No way in hell!
  3. I can quote It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Garfield’s Halloween Adventure all the way through. When I was 8 I taped (yes kids, taped, as in VHS) these two Halloween specials of of TV, so the commercials are part of quoting it too. It was my favorite tape to watch as a kid and now it's required viewing, multiple times, in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
  4. My other obsession is professional wrestling. It was my first obsession, actually. I've ended up being featured in crowd shots on the TV shows of all 4 major American promotions in the last 30 years, WWE, WCW, ECW, and TNA. There are only 6 wrestlers who can say that they were on all 4 companies shows (Shane Douglas, Raven, RVD, Sabu, Mick Foley, and Scott Steiner.)
  5. While I mainly listen to horrorpunk, psychobilly, and metal, I am a big oldies fan. I love 50’s and 60’s music. A nowhere near complete list of oldies bands I’ve seen live includes Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys, The Animals, The Turtles, The Grass Roots, Tommy James, Johnny Rivers, Little Richard, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Percy Sledge, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Tams, Frankie Valli, Booker T and the MG’s, Junior Walker and the All Stars, Ben E King, and a whole lot of others.
  6. There is one song, and therefore one movie that features this song, that can make me cry. Not every time mind you. Probably about 85% of the time. Remember the scene in The Muppets Take Manhattan in the bus station where they all go their separate ways and sing that “Saying Goodbye” song? Go ahead and laugh, but that’s the most heart wrenching song ever recorded. In fact, it’s the song I want played as they carry my casket out of my funeral.
  7. If I ever win the lottery, one of the first things I’m going to do is buy a food manufacturing plant and make sugar free Little Debbie style snack cakes. I’m diabetic, and I can find a decent sugar free version of almost anything except that. I betcha I’d make a fortune. My kingdom for a Starcrunch.

There they are, seven random, and in some cases kinda embarrassing, facts about myself. Now to bestow the award on others. It doesn’t say how many though. John did 5, but I’m going to switch it up, make the award a little more exclusive, and narrow it down to one. That recipient is…

The Moon is a Dead World

This is a great blog. Ryne writes great reviews about horror flicks, books, music, comics, collectibles, and just about anything else you can think of. His Viewer Vomit series (which unfortunately for one reason or another I haven’t been able to participate in yet) invites you, the reader, to join in the reviewing fun. The blog’s recurring Horror Horizon feature breaks down each week’s releases and is an invaluable resource for staying abreast of what’s being released. Tons of good content and good writing going on over there, and for that I give you this award. Nathan says check it out.

So there you have it folks. I’d like to thank the academ…I mean John from Freddy in Space again for the award. Who knows, maybe I’ll get another one sometime soon and we can do this again. In fact…

6 comments:

Master_Gio said...

Congrats, bro! Your blog is always fun to read. And, it's always great to meet anyone else into horror, metal/ punk, and pro-wrestling! :)

WYLL A MINA said...

Congrats!!! You deserve it!!! :D

Cash Wampum said...

Your first of I'm certain to be many awards my Southern friend. Congrats ;)

jrake said...

I heard about your award from someone very close to "HOME" to you. That is awesome!!!!! You deserve it.....Keep moving forward..This is awesome! I love it... :D

SonOfCelluloid said...

Hmmm, I do believe I know who you are jrake. Thank you very much.

AhdBod said...

<--- beaming w/ pride! :D

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