The Versatile Blogger Award Goes Slumming.

8 Apr

NEW April 8, 2011

It has been this blog’s great honor to receive The Versatile Blogger Award. It is possibly the greatest award in its history, a proud history, which dates back to my great-grandfather’s colonial pamphlet Zebediah Blog’s Persnickety Ride in 1786.

First of all, I would like to thank the one whose vision, foresight, and taste gave me this great honor, The Batty Broad of

In her own words: “Ladies and Gentleman – I present to you the master of multi-tasking, the oracle of organizing, the empress of efficiency, the battiest of broads….THE BATTY BROAD!  (the crowd goes wild, applause, applause, applause).”

And now, in keeping with the tradition and history of The Versatile Blogger Award, I present

Seven Things About Mr. Blog.

1- “Mr. Blog” is actually the non de plume of six Laotian faith healers who make up the Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride.

2- Despite several restraining orders, Mr. Blog inches ever closer to his dream of meeting Conrad Bain.

3- No less a personage than Bruce Vilanch has gotten a chuckle from this blog. And that’s true: Click here, please.

4- This blog began in 2006 on MySpace. That explains why none of you have heard of it. By then everyone had moved to Facebook.

5- The only blogs to get hate mail were those about the TV show Scrappers. Seriously, those letters were both vehement and illiterate.

6- This blog has often been confused for an official American Chopper blog. Many comments are addressed specifically to some of the guys on that show. I have gotten exactly one pro-Paul Sr. comment.

7- This blog boasts both a drunk (Mr. Know-It-All) and the undead (the Tepid Zombie) among its contributors.


And now, I pass the torch to seven others who keep the values and honor the tradition of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride.

Jim, of the Relic Radio Network. Classic Old Time Radio, a fantastic message board community, and more.

JRD Skinner of Flash Pulp fame. Great fiction, and stuff you may have missed along the way but shouldn’t have.

Thomas Stazyk of The wonderful writing of a man who knows how things should be written, all based on and around things in his life.

Mac of BIOnighT. Consummate modern electronic music site.

Matt Cowan of Vintage Horror. Great essays and insights on the greats of classic and modern horror.

Super Mike Monge. Great art. He does it all.

Marc Barnhill and The Sorely Missed. As he aptly puts it, and he should know, “From the imaginary intersection of a Coney Island side street and a Carolina dirt road” comes touching and evocative music that is sure to touch you where you live.

OK, so technically they are not all bloggers. So what? They are great sites, check them out!

So in conclusion, I would like to accept this award on behalf of The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride, and, in the immortal words of Sally Field, “Well, look at all these wiggy birds around here.”

Wait a minute, that’s from Gidget. That’s not what I meant to say at all. Wasn’t there some quote from The Academy Awards, something about a dyspeptic polar bear? Ah, what the Hell.

Sheesh, Giget. “A hot dog makes her lose control,” my ass it does. Oh wait, that’s The Pattty Duke Show.

4 Responses to “The Versatile Blogger Award Goes Slumming.”

  1. Thomas Stazyk April 8, 2011 at 12:53 am #


    And thanks very much for the nice comment. I’ll be travelling for a few weeks so I might be kind of quiet, but I’ll catch up when we get back.

    PS–I’m proud to say that you also got hate mail on your Conway Twitty post:


    • bmj2k April 8, 2011 at 1:08 am #

      I still say that was misdirected and she was angry at the guys in the article.
      On the other hand, I will take any comments I can get.

      Enjoy your trip.


  2. The Hook April 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    Congrats! You had it coming.


    • bmj2k April 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      Oh man, I sincerely hope I don’t get everything I’ve got coming to me.

      But thanks.


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