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That’s right, folks. I’m taking the day off to play a little golf with Fletch. As far as a winner, much like the Highlander, there can be only one. Luckily, I’ll be doing my best Ty Webb…
I’ve got to be honest with you guys… after nearly 53 weeks straight of bringing you the best movie lists on the web, I need a little break. So, I’m doing something I’ve never done. I’m taking a week off of work and taking a vacation.
When I started this blog, I managed to juggle a full time job, kids, a marriage and a biweekly podcast but about 9 months ago, a 4 hour daily commute got added to the mix and it has just taken it’s toll. So, the site is shutting down a couple weeks so I can recharge. We will be back with regular posts again the week of January 10th.
In the meantime, we will be posting MILFcast’s Tournament of Champions sometime between the 1st and 8th of January. Hopefully, that’lll be able to help fill the void so stay tuned for that.
I also want to say that during this time I will be celebrating my 8th wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife, and Editor-in-Chief, Shirley Rae.
You know what that means, right? Yup! I’ve had sex at least 7 times. Fingers crossed for #8! Actually, and in all seriousness, we are still completely smitten for one another. See:
So, stay tuned for our return and I’m out of here like Pesci and Glover!
Well, I’m not sure I thought it would ever happen but we officially turn 1 year old today. I would like to thank everyone who has tuned in to read my jibberish over the past 12 months. I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported not only myself but the blog and the podcast as well. This site is nothing without all of you.
It’s crazy because it took us nearly 3 months to cross 2,000 hits when we started and now we stand ready to cross the 70,000 mark. That’s quite a difference in just 9 months time. I cannot tell you how hard it is to maintain a family, a full time day job, a website and a podcast but when I know people care about what I have to say, it makes it well worth the effort.
I’ve been thinking about what to do for this post for months and I think it’s come down to this…
When I started this blog, it was just going to be a new list every week. I knew many would be film related but didn’t start making this an exclusively movie-centric site until my third post. Which happened to be our first FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED TO SEE post. But what came before that? Well, it wasn’t pretty but if you’s like to read my first attempts at trying to illicit smiles from you, click the links before and check out THE LIST’s first offerings. Offerings that, until this point, I’m pretty sure only my Wife and Mother had read.
They’re embarrassing but I’ve always tried to be that guy who lays it all out there. So, enjoy:
Thanks again everybody!!!
That’s right, THE LIST has been been selected to help cover this year’s Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival. We would like to thank the festival for having us. While TVIFF may be a smaller festival, it features a great atmosphere, awesome music and focuses on some very interesting films. Many of you may remember me mentioning it when I did my last FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED TO SEE post as it is where I first saw Mary Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.
Our press passes were given to us very last minute so unfortunately we will not be able to cover portions of Thursday and Friday. However, stay tuned next week when we hope to have some posts and an episode of MILFcast dedicated to the festival.
When I started this site in December, I had no idea what it was going to be. It started off partly to get back in the habit of writing, part to try and make people laugh and part to just unload some of the constant jibberish that weighs down my brain on a daily basis. I started by posting once a week so I wasn’t even sure I’d get to post #100 before the Mayan calendar ended forcing me to abandon the blog and flee with John Cusack and my family to China to jump on a giant submarine/ ark thingy.
Well, the response has been so overwhelming to this little project that things have progressed faster than I could’ve ever thought they would. Our first week we had 60 visitors. Now, we do that every few hours and this blog has been viewed nearly 35,000 times. We also have our wonderful podcast: MILFcast (aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast) . I appreciate the 100+ of you who have tuned in for our first few episodes. I’m also very grateful of the awesome and kind writing community that has welcomed me with open arms and churned my creative juices (among others… cough… FLETCH… cough). HAHA!!!
Anyways, while this isn’t an anniversary (2 more months till 1 year), it is a big deal. So, to celebrate, I open the floor to you… my faithful readers. A few other bloggers have done this and I think it’s kinda fun. Just ask me anything. As you know from my MEME’s, I always tell the painful truth. Leave any questions in the comments below and I’ll get back to you in 2 shakes of a Lamb’s tail!
1. I have some big news, Ladies and Gentleman. I am starting a podcast! [waits for applause to die down] We are set to tape our first episode tomorrow and should be available for free download on iTunes in the next couple of weeks. Details for that are forth-coming. However, I would like to officially announce the name of the podcast… of which I am especially proud. Here ya go:
(aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast)
Bet you were expecting LISTcast, huh? In fact, we won’t even be doing any lists on the podcast. It will feature a “what we’ve been watching” segment, a general film discussion topic, movie news, celebrity spotlight and a film trivia game. The idea of the podcast is to have fun, keep it light, talk about what we all love and, hopefully, make you laugh a little.
2. If you haven’t all ready noticed, I’ve set up a new survey in our sidebar to gage interest in our upcoming cast so make sure and vote. Along those lines, our other survey has been closed and, as a result, we’ve decided to keep our site name as THE LIST. Although, who ever suggested changing it to Bow Down, Earthlings is one cool cat in my book!
3. I plan on implementing a comment contest in the months to come similar to some of our friendly sites. I have yet to decide on whether it will focus on the podcast or the site as of yet but stay tuned for that. I do know it will be a quality (not quantity) comment contest with the winner being chosen by the readers. The prize will likely be an iTunes gift card or 10$ to Amazon.
That’s it for now. Just wanted to let my faithful readers know what was on the horizon but stay tuned.