Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Some Imaginary News

Not too long ago, there was an award meme doing the rounds. Originating at, the Arte y Pico prize started being awarded to bloggers who then had to distribute it to other bloggers that the recipient liked. Some of my favourite bloggers reported on their sites that they had been given this prestigious award by some admiring other blogger.

"Hmm," I thought, "wouldn't it be nice if someone were to give this award to me?"

If such a thing happened, then, I decided that it wouldn't be the Imaginary Review if I were to accept an award of this nature and then pass it on to some of my favourite blogs. No, instead of this, I decided, I would invent some blogs, review them briefly, and give them the award. How we would all laugh! Aha ha ha!

Ha ha ha! Christ, that was a good idea. Ha ha! Ahem.

So, without pausing to grab my thesaurus, I wrote a series of reviews of some imaginary blogs, ready for the inevitable day when I would get the Arte y Pico Award. And then I saved it on my hard drive (in C:/my documents/notporn/imaginary reviews). And waited.

And waited.

And more and more people got the award, and gave it to more and more fellow bloggers. But not me.

And then, one day, I came to the conclusion that the Arte y Pico award meme had run its course, and the meme had all but died out, without my gaining any recognition from my fellow bloggers. That's okay, I figured, I don't do this for awards. I do this for the laydeez. Oooh yeah.

But I was still left with a hilarious review of some imaginary blogs, which I posted, after making some changes so it contained no mention of the Arte y Pico award. What a great review that was, eh? Fantastic. The laydeez loved it.

HUZZAH!! Thank you, Mister Samuraifrog! Your appreciation of my blog is highly appreciated! Alas, I am left with no more imaginary blogs to laud, so I will again bring your attention to some of my favourite (albeit non-existent) blogs. But first, the small print:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.

That done, I will now nominate the following blogs for this award: One man's unending quest to locate his front door keys. He can't leave the house until he does so, and he's been trapped inside for nearly nine months now. The food is running out, and he's getting more and more crazy. Making sandwiches using robots for fun and profit. A shrine to the identical sister of actress Jill Deacon, written by a man who can't remember her name. A misleadingly-titled blog about horses. A new contender to Falwless's crown?

In other news, apologies for the lax updates recently, I've been jumping through hoops for immigration bureaucrats and away for a while. All is now done, I am happy and I have a big list of ideas, including a new (and exciting) feature. Stay tuned folks!


Mo said...

Screw those Arte y Pico people anyways. I mean, they can't even spell.

Dr Zibbs said...

This award is sooo important. Well, it WAS important when I won it but I guess it's still a bit.

Falwless said...

I'm pretty sure Arte Y Pico is holed up right now in some big ass mansion reaping the sweet, sweet rewards of having this shitty award travel the entire globe of mediocre Blogger blogs, like yours and mine (and not to mention the terrible blogs, like Dr Zibbs').

I would seriously love it if someone made lotsbetterthenlotsbetterthenyourblog. That would be so awesome I might die of awesome overload.

(P.S. Sorry I've been a terrible commenter recently.)

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Mo: Yeah! Have you seen their website? It's rubbish. All nonsense words and stuff.

Zibbiddy Zoo Zah: Mock if you will, but I can now sleep at night, knowing I have made into the same hallowed halls as yourself and falwless.

Falwless: Someone should start an award meme, given to those awards that you deem 'not bad, if you like that sort of thing'. You could start by giving one to Mathdude.

Falwless said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA TIR. Dude, that was hilarious.

ÄsK AliCë said...

Ok so being gullible I entered those urls into my internet-making-screen and guess what? is a real site. A really freaking weird one.

Also, although doesn't exist,