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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

It's always nice to receive kudos for you work for the simple fact that it reaffirms someone out there is reading your stuff! filmgeek over at the excellent blog Final Cut bestowed this blog the and in keeping with the good will I'm passing on this award to other blogs that I enjoy reading and that inspire me. Here are the deets:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award (done)

2. Share seven things about yourself

3. Pass the award along to 15 who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reason (in no particular order)

4. Contact the blogs you picked and let them know about the award.
The Cooler
She Blogged By Night
John Kenneth Muir's Reflections on Film/TV
Twenty Four Frames
Ferdy on Films
Cinema Viewfinder
Dinner with Max Jenke
Junta Juleil's Culture Shock
Sugar and Spice
Lazy Thoughts from a Boomer
Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies
Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur
Things That Don't Suck
Technicolor Dreams
Musings of Sci-Fi Fanatic


  1. J.D.:

    It is a true honor to be listed on this roll of distinction, one created by a blogger of your versatility and talent.

    And also, I feel humbled to see my blog included in the company of such other truly great sites. I see some of my faves there (including Lazy Thoughts, Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic, and more). Wow!

    Thank you very, very much, my friend.

    All my best,
    John Kenneth Muir

  2. You are more than welcome! A small token of appreciation for all the great articles you've written that I've enjoyed.

  3. I can only repeat John's sentiments, J.D. - thanks for putting me in such excellent company!

  4. First off, congratulations, J.D. The title of the award fits you very well. It shows in your superb reviews and posts, and it's the reason I enjoy coming back again and again to your blog. As our mutual friend and author John Kenneth Muir put it so well, I am very honored to be included with the distinguished bloggers you've selected. Thank you very much for this.

  5. Wow. Honestly J.D... I am humbled by the recognition. I have such high regard for the writing you put forth along with all of the other fine writers listed here.

    It is a truly thoughtful recognition and I am sincerely honored.

    I am such a huge fan of the work on Radiator Heaven, Lazy Thoughts and John K. Muir's Reflections. To be held up with everyone here is something special. Thank you.

    The writing is often so outstanding on these sites I am often distracted from my own writing. ;^) It looks like I have others to investigate.

    My sincere thanks J.D.. It meant alot to see this today. Congratulations to you. You deserve it my friend. You set a standard!

  6. Many thanks JD.

    I'm very much obliged.

  7. Thanks on behalf of myself and Marilyn, J.D. You certainly deserved this recognition. This is our second time around for this award but last time we forgot to do anything about the recipient criteria, due to exceeding lameness. Hopefully this time...

  8. Thanks for the award. It's very encouraging.

  9. Jeff Allard:

    You're welcome! You certainly deserve it for all the hard work you put into your blog.


    Thank you for the kind words, my friend. It means a lot. And you are also welcome for the award. You more than deserve it.

    The Sci-Fi Fanatic:

    You are more than welcome and also thank you for the heartfelt comments. I always enjoy what you have to say and really dig your blog. With so many horror genre-centric blogs, it's great to see one exclusively devoted to science fiction. Keep up the great work!

    Bryce Wilson:

    You're welcome!
    Many thanks JD.

    I'm very much obliged.

    Roderick Heath:

    Thanks! And you are welcome. Since discovering your blog (and your own personal one), I've really enjoyed everything you guys write. The quality of writing is amazing and inspires me to a better writer.

    Tony Dayoub:

    You are welcome. You deserve the kudos for having such a excellent blog filled with insightful writing.

  10. christian:

    Correct on both counts! ; )

  11. Thanks JD! And such great company, too.

    Interesting fact: I just today realized that my RSS feed hasn't been updating Radiator Heaven. I thought you were on vacation or hiatus! Argh. Got a lot of catching up to do.

  12. R.D. Thanks for the recognition. It is much appreciatated and congrats to you sir and everyone else!

  13. Stacia:

    You are welcome! A small token of appreciation for all the good work you do on your blog.


    Thanks! And you are welcome also. Since discovering your blog I've enjoyed your thoughts and observations and all the films you've covered.

  14. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. It means a lot to me to get such an award.

  15. Hey Keith! You deserve it, my friend! Keep up all your great work.

  16. I did a list similar to this, all facts about myself. Check it out here: http://dtmmr.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/7-facts-about-me/ Nice list!