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Sharing the Dardos Love at Last
February 6, 2009, 2:13 am
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A few weeks back, I was surprised and honored to receive a Dardos Award from Rick Olson at Coosa Creek Cinema.

What is a Dardos you say? Here’s a brief explanation: “The Dardos Award is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.”

To which I can only replay “Aw, shucks…” Truly, I was very humbled to get such a nod, especially from a fine writer like Rick whose own, Dardos-awarded blog is a reliable source of thoughtful and provocative film commentary.

With the award comes the happy responsibility of passing on the love. Everyone who receives the Dardos is asked to bestow the same honor on to five other deserving bloggers. Here are my choices – some of them may already have racked up a Dardos or two, but that’s ok. They’re quite deserving.

1. Fletch: In addition to writing the lively, insightful and frequently very funny Blog Cabins, Fletch is the creator of the Large Association of Movie Blogs (LAMB), giving over 230 cinephiles (so far!) the opportunity for online community and exposure. The LAMB has helped us many of us film bloggers find an audience.

2. IBetolis of Film for the Soul: He has a great love for film, great taste and an infectious enthusiasm. I’ve added a few title to my Netlfix queue based on his recommendations.

3. Alexander Coleman of Coleman’s Corner on Cinema: Alexander is scholarly, enthusiastic and prolific. He posts extensive, thoughtful reviews with amazing frequency. How does he do it?

4. TS of Screen Savour: His recurring series of posts on Alfred Hitchcock films is great reading, whether you’ve seen the films or not.

5. Jen of Monkey Posh: Jen is a good friend of mine. We met in an improv class at Second City about 5 years ago, and she’s been crackin me up ever since. Her blog is nominally a fashion and beauty blog, but it’s about much more than lipstick and shoes. Her love of family and friends (and dogs!) and her great taste in everything, including movies, shines through. It was Jen who convinced me to start a blog of my own, and her generosity and encouragement have meant a lot to me.

Congratulations to all. And please, pass it on.

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Wow, thank you very much for the humbling honor, Pat! 🙂

Comment by Alexander Coleman

Muchas gracias, Pat! I too am humbled by the honor.In the “isn’t that ironical?” department, my verification word is – no joke – “tried.” Spooky…

Comment by Fletch

Thanks Pat, not only for the accolade but for the kind words as well; you summed me up in a nutshell.It was great to awarded amongst such luminary blogs, as well as being given the award by someone that’s been a supporter of my blog from the beginning.Thanks again.

Comment by Ibetolis

Boys, you’re all quite welcome – and quite deserving!

Comment by Pat




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