I am many things, but "timely" is not one of them. You might've gathered that by now. Even so, I must apologize for not getting round to acknowledging the honor of the Dardos Award that has been given to me by that gentleman and scholar, Pierre Fournier of Frankensteinia. More info on the Dardos Award:
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.
1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.
I know so many amazing bloggers, it's really hard for me to pick just five that I want to share the love with! I'm sure several of these folks have already been honored, but I'm going to go ahead and give them more acknowledgement of their awesomeness right here, right now:
Cinebeats--Since I was granted this award by a gentleman and a scholar, I feel it only proper to pass it along to a gentlelady and scholar, Mz. Kimberly. Cinebeats discusses the films of the 60s and 70s with a non-elitist eye--finding equal joy in experimental films, musicals, and horror flicks from all over the world.
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies--Come on, like I'm not going to send a shout-out to the Vicar of VHS and the Duke of DVD and their lovingly detailed homages to far-out and freaky films...! What they lack in gentlemanliness, they make up for in pure glee. Must-read stuff, for sure.
Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience--A gem of a blog dedicated to the French master of the fantastique. I admire the fact that blogger Jeremy Richey updates so frequently on such a focused topic!
It's Deadlicious--A wonderful mix of lowbrow art, vintage magazines, cinema tributes and anything else that might strike the fancy of the mysterious lucha-masked cadre known as Deadlicious. And did I mention that they make heavy-metal-themed pies? Cos, yeah--they do.
Igloo of the Uncanny--The Igloo Keeper is an awesome in-character blogger who manages to balance insightful observations on the horror and exploitation films he reviews with a wonderfully dry sense of humor.