Friday, July 10, 2015

Liebster Award

Just recently, I started frequenting The Blazing Reel. It's a wonderful movie blog run by Khalid. Please check his site out when you get the chance. I was by there the other day and saw that he had gotten a Liebster award. For the uninitiated, this is an award bestowed upon bloggers by their fellow bloggers. When you are nominated, there are a few simple rules to follow in order to accept your award:

1. Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
2. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the coveted award.
3. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
4. Tell your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Give the nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.

It's a great way to meet new bloggers and expand horizons within the blogosphere. When I got to the end of Khalid's post, I saw that he nominated me.


And I didn't even prepare a speech.


Just to double check myself on following the rules, I'll say thank you to Khalid at The Blazing Reel for this honor.

We'll jump around the rules a bit and next hit up 11 random facts about myself.

1. I have a rapidly expanding collection of superhero t-shirts.
2. My first car was a 1985 Chevy Cavalier.
3. I've never took one puff of a cigarette or anything else you can smoke.
4. I've been known to eat an entire can of Pringles in one sitting.
5. I share a birthday with John Glenn, Nelson Mandela, Hunter S. Thompson, James Brolin, and Vin Diesel.
6. I'm fairly certain peanut butter and chocolate is the most dynamic duo of all-time.
7. I'm a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, Giants, and Knicks.
8. I recently read the entire novel Shiloh in a little over two hours.
9. The U.S. Army taught me to type.
10. I type about 70 wpm.
11. I began reviewing movies in a thread on a video game message board.

Here are my responses to Khalid's questions:

1) What is your favorite movie?
Do the Right Thing. Its  a movie that connects with me in every possible way.

2) Which post-apocalyptic world would you not mind living in?
Hmmm...I'll go with The Matrix. I mean, I could be sleep and just think I'm living a normal life or awake and have an amazing adventure while trying to save the world. Win-win.

3) Favorite character from F.R.I.E.N.D.S.?
I guess the Jennifer Aniston one, since Aniston still has a career...and is still hot. Honestly though, I can't say I've seen more than one or two episodes from start to finish.

4) Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke.

5) If you were Archie who would you pick, Betty or Veronica?
Veronica. I'm more of a brunette type of guy.

6) Favorite kind of Pizza?
If we're talking major name brand, I'd probably go with Papa John's. If we're talking what's on it then give me beef, sausage, pepperoni, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, crushed red pepper and garlic powder. I'm getting hungry, now.

7) Favorite Television Show?
The Honeymooners. Don't watch any TV shows nowadays, but might start with some of the Netflix shows.  And I don't think I can watch The Cosby Show and get the warm and fuzzies anymore. Sigh.

8) Name a movie that you consider to be your guilty pleasure.
Got tons of 'em. Just click here for a bunch of them. If you're forcing me to pick one, I'll go with Showgirls.

9) Name on dead person you'd meet if you could.
Langston Hughes.

10) Name a movie that made you cry.
The 1978 version of The Champ. I watched it when I was eight years and cried my eyes out. To this day, it's the only movie that's ever made me cry.

11) Name one thing you'd say to a younger version of yourself.
Don't watch The Champ.

For my 11 nominees, I'm selecting bloggers I've only recently become familiar with so that, hopefully, you too. They are (alphabetically by blog title)...

Almost Ginger
Assholes Watching Movies
Dancin' Dan on Film
Epileptic Moondancer
Ever So Ethnically Confused
Fernby Films
Graveyard Shift Sisters
Isaacs Picture Conclusions
Mike's Cinema
Robbins Realm Blog
Speaks in Movie Lines

Here are my questions for you guys...

1. What movie is most responsible for making you a film buff?
2. If there were a movie made about your life, who should play your significant other?
3. Name an event you've been a part of that they should make a movie about.
4. Name an event you wish they would stop making movies about.
5. What villain do you think would make a great hero? Why?
6. What hero do you think would make a great villain? Why?
7. Name a movie you love from a genre you hate.
8. Name a movie that's so bad it's awesome.
9. What is your favorite color?
10. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
11. How and why did you become a blogger?

Thanks again to Khalid, and congrats to all of my nominees. I hope you choose to accept this award as I look forward to reading your responses.


  1. Great answers and thanks for the mention. I enjoy reading your blog and hope to keep reading it in the future as well

    I had no idea you shared a birthday with so many famous people and I love Do the Right Thing as well, I think its one of those movies that has a universal message and can connect with anyone. Agree with your take on The Matrix as well, a win-win.

    1. Thanks a bunch. I had no idea about my birthday, either. I just decided to look it up on a whim. Always glad to see love for Do the Right Thing . And thanks again for nominating me.

  2. Thanks for the shout out Dell! :) I liked this:

    11. I began reviewing movies in a thread on a video game message board.

    Me too!!! My 'mini' movie reviews usurped the entire thread haha!

    1. So did mine! I eventually created a thread specifically for my reviews and that turned into this place, soon enough. Looking forward to your answers.

  3. Very nice acknowledgement, congrats! You deserve it, yours is a fun blog. I'm familiar with some of the other blogs you nominated but you've given me some new ones to check out. Thanks!

    1. I appreciate the kind words, Joel. Hope you like the other blogs you visit.

  4. Nice job, Dell, and thanks for the link. I'll have to try and get to this in the next week or so!

    1. No problem. Looking forward to your responses.

  5. First, thanks so much for the shoutout here. I'm honored. Second, watch Friends. It is hilarious. Third, good for you for never smoking. I'm a nicotine fiend (Copenhagen Long Cut), trying to quit. It's hard. Fourth, I am too a NYY fan. Go Yankees! Finally, Do the Right Thing is a great favorite movie to have. It is one of the best movies ever made.

    1. You deserve the shout. The few times I have tried to watch Friends, I thought it was meh. Yay! More love for Do the Right Thing! Go Yanks!

  6. Fantastic stuff, man. Some interesting tidbits here.

    I think I gotta go get a slice now. Damn.

  7. Nice to get to know you a bit more Dell! Ahah, my hubby also have quite a collection of superhero t-shirts, mostly from Target and they surprisingly have good quality! Good for you that you never smoked. I only tried a few times in college but the smell is just so bad I can't fathom being a smoker. Ahah, and we all have plenty of guilty pleasures don't we? :D

    1. Yes, mine come from Target and that monstrosity known as Wal-Mart. I once dated a smoker. Not recommended at all.

  8. Thank you for the nomination!! Hope I answered your questions well :) Love the sound advice to your younger self too.