Sunday, May 30, 2010

He Shot Cyrus Featured in The Guardian!

Um...something pretty exciting happened today. I received an e-mail from Adam Lowes from Max Fischer's Film Club telling me that my blog had been featured in The Guardian's weekly entertainment supplement "The Guide."

For those who don't know, The Guardian is one of England's longest running newspapers. It was founded in 1821, became ridiculously successful and eventually spawned which is where my post on how Lethal Weapon spawned an uncountable number of pretty terrible buddy cop movies was featured. The post was a part of Mike Lippert's "27 Greatest Movies That Made Going to the Movies Suck" event.

Seeing as The Guardian is "one of the highest-traffic English-language news websites," there's a good chance that I might have some European visitors making their way over to my humble site over the next couple days. So I'd like to give a huge thanks to Johnny Dee for giving me the shout-out and give these potential fans a little info about me.

1. My favorite movie is The Warriors. Cult classic, gang warfare, it inspired my blog's name.

2. People yell "Superbad" at me on a weekly basis. They think I look like Jonah Hill.

3. On an ironic note, the movie Superbad is a pretty close depiction of my high school life.

4. I watched over 450 movies last year.

5. I have two tattoos. One of Doug. One of Skeeter.

6. I started wearing suit jackets after watching Superbad. I guess I've been asking for it.

That's about it. Thank you, England! I'm out!


Runs Like A Gay said...


As an occasional Guardian reader I can tell you this is a big leap for the blog, expect some very earnest cinephiles to come over to discuss the continued influence of Frank Borzge's romanticism on the doomed love story sub-genre.

Univarn said...

Just going to say congrats! Hope this helps get your name out there even more than before :)

Alex said...

Wow that is truly cool! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You have a tattoo of Doug? I cannot find enough words to express how awesome that is.

Look at you, getting shoutouts in big fancy papers. You're livin' the dream, man.

Simon said...

Lucky bastard. I'm lucky if I get the occasional link from my blogging counterparts. Of course, I never really write anything good.

Congratulations, and you probably do look like Jonah Hill. People are never wrong, of course.


The Taxi Driver said...

I'm glad for you and it's nice that this somehow, inadvertantly has something to do with me as well. Woo to that.

Ronan Wright said...

Congrats on the mention in the Guardian. Well done!

Matt-suzaka said...

Whoa, that's major league! Congrats...anytime something I do is mentioned or featured anywhere, it makes my incredibly happy, so I can only imagine how happy this makes you. Very awesome indeed!

Angie said...

Congrats on the shout-out! So cool! Jonah Hill? Now I need a photo!

Amber said...

Congrats! I've only just started visiting your blog but I think the shout out was well deserved.

elgringo said...

Runs Like a Gay - That's what I've always dreamed of!

Univarn - You and me both!

Alex - Agreed. Thanks.

M. Carter - I will post tattoo pictures soon.

Simon - I never would have written this without the genius of Mike Lippert so my thanks are to him.

Mike - Thank you thank you!

Ronan - Thanks a billion!

Matt - I'm pretty much beyond stoked (if people still say that word).

Angie - That could be arranged (but it probably won't be, haha)

Amber - Thanks! That's so rad. How's you find me?

oliveobrien1978 said...

Congratulations, that's fantastic. Am a Guardian reader and wouldn't mind a shout-out from them either. Well done:)