Friday, January 15, 2010

K is for Kreativity

I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to announce that Thrilling Days of Yesteryear—the nostalgia blog that’s usually responsible for generating raised eyebrows and a slight gasp rather than accolades—has been chosen to receive the prestigious and coveted Kreativ Blogger Award. This honor was bestowed upon me by Edward Copeland—not the one who works the counter at Subway during the lunch rush, but the one who maintains Edward Copeland on Film…who I am relieved has returned to his blogging duties after a “health-mandated hiatus,” as he terms it.

With great power comes great responsibility, however—and so I must adhere to the rules and regulations of the award which follow:

1.) Thank the person who nominated you for this award. (Thanks ever so, Ed!)

2.) Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (Done and done!)

3.) Link to the person who nominated you for this award. (Check…and double check.)

4.) Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. (Oh, I just knew there was going to be a catch in here somewhere…)

a.) In a previous life, I was Jean Harlow. (Yes, I know—kind of let myself go in this one…)

b.) I have never been out of the United States. (Not even Canada.)

c.) I like to put Fritos on bologna sandwiches.

d.) I attended a Catholic school for kindergarten and grades 1-3, and emerged from that experience wracked with guilt.

e.) Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. (Okay, technically that’s not about me—it’s a line from Miracle on 34th Street—but I get so many hits when people put it in Google that I thought they might stumble onto this post and I can show off my award.)

f.) Contrary to what people may think, I am not the Devil but merely one of his abject minions. However, my duties are mostly administrative.

g.) I have simply been unable to sit through The Hunt for Red October (1990) from start to finish. I’ve tried three times, and I always ended up falling asleep about thirty minutes in—you can practically set your watch by it.

5.) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers and post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

a.) J.C. Loophole at The Shelf.

b.) Kliph Nesteroff at Classic Television Showbiz.

c.) Toby O’Brien at Inner Toob.

d.) Randy Riddle at rand’s esoteric otr.

e.) Laura at Laura’s Miscelleaneous Musings.

f.) Stacia at She Blogged by Night.

g.) Rick Brooks at Cultureshark.

6.) There is no Number Six.

7.) Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

Congratulations, all!

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Pam said...


FYI .. I think you have a typo in item g.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Noted and corrected -- thanks for the heads-up, Pamerella!

J.C. Loophole said...

Congrats to you ...and thank you very kindly. I shall fulfill my obligations and duties later today. (the link you posted in my comments thread wasn't working- is there a better one?)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I went ahead and posted a new link, J.C. -- I test drove it and it should work.

Laura said...

Congrats, Ivan, and thank you so much for the lovely compliment. It gave me a great lift as I started a busy Friday!!

Best wishes,

Bill the Splut said...

You didn't miss much; Red October is a terrible movie.

The "Russians" have Russian accents, British accents, American accents, Scots accents (guess who!). All of the Russians on the Kremlin's supersub are happy to defect--who chose THAT crew?--except for the "mysterious mole," who turns out to be (SPOILER!) the cook, whose entire dialogue before this is "DA!"

Then the godless commmie Russkies blow up a sub of other Russians and cheer. Imagine that same scene with American sailors killing other Americans! Kinda seems wrong now, huh?

Yes, a very boring movie that inexplicably became popular--Reagan era military masturbation, I guess.

Toby O'B said...

Thanks, Ivan! When I saw the comment on my blog with the bad link, I thought somebody hijacked your identity and was spreading www woe.

I'll get on this tomorrow. And just so's ya know - if anybody else had nominated me, you'd be on the top of my list for the next round!