The Honest Scrap Award is given to "a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant. This award is about bloggers who post from their heart, who oftentimes put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul."
Coming from B-Sol, who pens brilliant posts each and every day, this is indeed a high honor, and I'm deeply appreciative of the recognition. Thanks, man! Right back at ya! And now, in keeping with the spirit of the award, I am to select 10 bloggers whom I also deeply admire, and then provide a list of ten "honest things" about myself.
So the links first. I pass along the Honest Scrap Award to:
1. Radiator Heaven
2. And Now The Screaming Starts
3. Made for TV Mayhem
4. The Lightning Bug's Lair
5. Zombos' Closet of Horror
7. Classic Horror
8. Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion
9. Day of the Woman
And -- back at you B-Sol --
10. The Vault of Horror
Ten Honest Things About Myself:
1. I didn't enjoy The Dark Knight (2008). I found it loud, angry and ugly...though undeniably well-made.
2. As a kid, I was terribly afraid of horror movies. Then Tobe Hooper's Funhouse, broke my cherry, and I fell in love with the genre.
3. I once lost a really hot girlfriend in high school because I was more interested in watching a new horror movie than making out with her in the theater. Oopsy.
4. On the days I am a stay-at-home dad with Joel, my two-year old, we often have light saber battles. Yesterday, we crawled under our dining room table and pretended it was a "wormhole."
5. I was an extra in the movie Body Count (1997)...and played a convict wearing a red jump suit. Because I looked "like an intellectual" according to the assistant director, I was not allowed to play basketball with the other convicts. Rather, I was asked to sit at a nearby table and read Herman Hesse's book Siddhartha during my scenes. I finished the book in eight hours, while the scenes were shot.
6. I think my wife looks like Stacy Haiduk (but that's not why I married her.) Or at least not the only reason.
7. I once played Schroeder in a Peanuts play. I also once played Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in high school. I was a better Schroeder than a Caesar.
8. I wore my Superman shirt to my son's birth...so he would become a geek early.
9. I once had an intensely unpleasant personal experience with a genre icon that everybody absolutely adores and thinks is da bomb. I still live in fear that I will share a stage with him at a convention.
10. And -- finally -- I'm addicted to blogging.