THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

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My great blogging friend Vinnie (go check out his site if you haven’t already) has nominated me for another award, this time the ‘Versatile Blogger’ award. These awards remind me how I have constantly been meeting people who also love to write about film, and whatever else, since I started this blog. Of all those folk, Vinnie is probably the dude who I have had the most correspondence with. At least in comments sections! I just get a sense that, if this guy were to come to Adelaide for some strange reason, I’d have him staying at my house to show him round. Such is the great community within the ‘blogosphere’, almost every person you meet is nice, complimenting, honest and best of all, often not too dissimilar from myself. Having always felt like a weirdo and not having many friends at all in real life, meeting and chatting to peeps like this online is great for things like my self-esteem as I meet more and more really cool people, some located down under themselves!

As Eric correctly alluded to himself in this post over at IPC, these awards seem to run around in circles within the blogosphere, and while I love the intention behind them, I’m gonna change it up a bit and take the ‘award’ that he created and will nominate a few blogs that can choose to participate if they wish. Much like this award, it will involve answering a few questions, but they will be from my twisted mind. Muahaha!

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank anyone who has ever read one of my posts or commented on this site. I hope you find my ramblings somewhat interesting, and I appreciate each and every comment. I honestly thought no one would ever read my bullcrap when I first created this. I look at the date and its a few months from my first year anniversary for this site, and I was never expecting people to actually read my stuff. And comment kindly on them! Its kinda cheesy but its an awesome feeling, even if only one or two people read a post and leave a comment, I love reading and responding to each and every one.

Okay, enough of the blabbering….

Before I get to the blogs and questions, this is my list of ten facts about myself. First, a picture to accompany fact #1.

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  1. I have a five year-old American Pitbull named Brutus. He is like a son. As you can see above, he is teh awesome
  2. I drink way too much bourbon when I write. That or cigarettes. Or energy drinks.
  3. I have only left my home state of South Australia four times, and have never travelled abroad. I plan to rectify this as soon as I can afford it!
  4. I play drums in an aspiring old school hardcore punk/death metal band. We are currently preparing to record our debut EP in my ‘jam room’/recording studio that is a normal room covered in carpet
  5. I support the Chicago Bulls religiously, to the point of swearing at the screen in frustration
  6. There are more movie posters in my house than I can count
  7. I have watched 2001: A Space Odyssey at least 50 times, if not a hundred times
  8. The first film that ever made me laugh was BASEketball. I was 12 when I first saw it and I almost died from laughter
  9. I am nearly four years sober from a 7-plus year addiction to painkillers. Check outThe Archway Chroniclesto read my insane experience in rehab, it was quite the ride!
  10. I have recently completed a Youth Work diploma and will soon be doing work placement at some sort of youth centre. I can’t wait to help young folk who are struggling like I was many years ago

Last time I did this I totally forgot to list other blogs, but not this time. In no particular order, the ten recipients of the Award of Awesomeness:

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And now the questions!

1 – Was is the most bizarre thing that has ever happened to you?

2 – What is the one movie you would take with you to a desert island? Not necessarily your favourite movie, one that you can watch an infinite amount of times

3 – Do you or have you ever played a sport?

4 – What is your favourite genre of music?

5 – What was the most irritating cinema experience you can remember?

6 – What movie really gets to you whenever you watch it?

7 – What is your dream job?

8 – What is the first funny scene from a movie that comes into your mind as you read this right now?

9 – List a memory that makes you chuckle just thinking about it

10 – What is your dream movie? Pick a director (and writer if you want) and starring actors, and write a blurb for the movie you would make if you could!

… And I can’t think of any more. But congratulations to those listed, and if you feel like it, nominate a few blogs yourself and answer my questions! If you do though, you need to think of at least five questions yourself. Ah haaa, yes, that is how this shall work. Feel free to not take part if you can’t be bothered 🙂

Everyone have a nice day!! You all rule!

 

50 Comments on “THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

  1. Jordan!!! Firstly, congratulations on your nomination you ball of awesome-ness!!! It could not have gone to a better person.

    I know just what you mean about the blogosphere – it makes me so happy too! Chatting to all you marvellous, lovely people and exchanging opinions and reading posts. It’s made life……better! I’m so glad you get so much from it too, you’re great!

    Your dog (son) has a great smile haha. You will so perfect at youth work!! All your facts were very interesting – it’s good to learn more.

    Thanks for my nomination brother 🙂 it means an awful lot!! I happily accept of course!!!!

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    • No worries! 🙂 And THANK YOU so much!!

      Hehe I love that photo of Brutuasaurus Rex. He has the best smile, staffies/american pitbulls always do. They also have giant heads!!

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  2. Since we already did this one a while back, I’m gonna answer your questions here:

    1 – Was is the most bizarre thing that has ever happened to you?
    That is a very good question and I have a very bad memory. I think there are lots of bizarre things that float around me but the thing that continues to astound me is that even though I truly am an asshole, I somehow have an amazing group of friends and the universe keeps letting me take stabs at finding TLF (true love forever).

    2 – What is the one movie you would take with you to a desert island? Not necessarily your favourite movie, one that you can watch an infinite amount of times
    Spinal Tap

    3 – Do you or have you ever played a sport?
    I always say grocery shopping is my favourite sport. Lots of people think it isn’t one, but then, they haven’t seen how I play it.

    4 – What is your favourite genre of music?
    Does loud count?

    5 – What was the most irritating cinema experience you can remember?
    Watching The Butler with old people behind me. They “whispered” to each other the whole way through, constantly needing to explain it to each other, even the really obvious stuff like “Oh, it’s JFK, I think he’s dead” and also confusing EVERY BLACK CHARACTER IN THE FILM – they seriously couldn’t tell them apart.

    6 – What movie really gets to you whenever you watch it?
    Loads.

    7 – What is your dream job?
    I’m doing it.

    8 – What is the first funny scene from a movie that comes into your mind as you read this right now?
    Weirdly, it’s the, um, bathroom scene from Bridesmaids, which is weird, because I think it’s really NOT funny. I hate all poop jokes.

    9 – List a memory that makes you chuckle just thinking about it
    When Sean sneezed and fell of his bike.

    10 – What is your dream movie? Pick a director (and writer if you want) and starring actors, and write a blurb for the movie you would make if you could!
    I’m absolutely obsessed with the SNL parody of a Wes Anderson horror movie. I really really wish it could get made because I’m desperate to see it.

    Thanks for thinking of us – and congratulations yourself 😉

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  3. Thank you, so much, Jordan, I’m honoured, but I don’t do awards. I will, however, take the liberty of answering your questions here:

    1. What is the most bizarre thing that has ever happened to you?
    First thing that springs to mind is catching Typhoid in India. I turned into a stick person with a bloated belly and a black tongue from the antibiotics.

    2 – What is the one movie you would take with you to a desert island? Not necessarily your favourite movie, one that you can watch an infinite amount of times?
    Monsters Inc. Yes, Monsters Inc.

    3 – Do you or have you ever played a sport?
    No thank you.

    4 – What is your favourite genre of music?
    I don’t really listen to music very much these days as I’m usually looking for quiet, but lately I’ve been listening to Robert Johnson.

    5 – What was the most irritating cinema experience you can remember?
    First thing I think of is the entirety of Transcendence.

    6 – What movie really gets to you whenever you watch it?
    Requiem for a Dream

    7 – What is your dream job?
    I’m on a pension but I really really wanted to have my own bookshop.

    8 – What is the first funny scene from a movie that comes into your mind as you read this right now?
    When the alien jumps out of John Hurt’s chest and looks around before scooting off.
    Seriously. I was laughing so much that the person behind me was kicking the back of my seat in an attempt to make me shut up.

    .9 – List a memory that makes you chuckle just thinking about it
    One of my friends trying to show me how to do the Tai C’hi movement called White Crane Spreads Wings in the kitchen when he was drunk. The incident is for ever after known as White Crane Falls into Kitchen Stove.

    10 – What is your dream movie? Pick a director (and writer if you want) and starring actors, and write a blurb for the movie you would make if you could!
    Lars Von Trier, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Enough said.

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    • Hehehe awesome. Thanks for playing! I don’t expect anyone to make their own post, but it is cool that some have answered the questions. Its cool, I don’t know how interesting they are but your reply makes two interesting replies to the questions 🙂

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    • Yeah, it is an award of awesomeness after-all. If you can’t be fucked making a post like this but don’t mind answering the questions, leave them here. I don’t know how interesting the questions are though…

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      • Here are my answers to the questions posed above:

        1. Unknown, I’m pretty boring.

        2. Clerks 2

        3. Soccer

        4. Too hard to choose.

        5. I remember someone texting once – that was irritating.

        6. Separate Tables.

        7. Writer or comic store owner or theater owner.

        8. ?

        9. My dog rubbing her face on the carpet after every meal.

        10. Director – John Ford, Starring – John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Yul Brynner, Lee van Cleef, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Ernest Borgnine, Jimmy Stewart

        – The greatest Western ever made…

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    • Too easy man. I don’t expect anyone to make a post about it, but if you feel like it you can leave your answers to my questions in this here comments section 🙂 I’ve had some amusing replies already hehehe

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      • Sorry dude! Remind me to do it next week and I’ll be happy answer all of them here (or I’ll do it sooner if I get a chance)! I haven’t touched my own site in a while either! Final week of uni for the year and I’ve working on filming a short flick for the first time!

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      • That is awesome dude!!! I love photography and really would love to shoot a movie, but I don’t have a clue how I would go about doing that. I’d love to see your final result!!

        Up to you if you wanna answer the questions 🙂 I’ve already read some funny responses, I can’t imagine what your warped brain will come up with 😛

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  4. Hey Jordan, THANKS so much for nominating me. I’m sorry I can’t participate at this time though, but I appreciate your wonderful support.

    Your Pitbull Brutus is awesome! Oh and you should be happy that I borrowed my pal Ted’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Blu-ray, I’m gonna watch it this weekend 😉

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