The Spoon accepts Bestest Blog of the Day honors with open arms and a nearly fresh tooshie

My new best friend Jessie (!) from Who Are We was kind enough to name The Spoon as The Bestest Blog of the Day over at The Bestest Blog of All Time! I’d like to be humble and say that it’s an honor just to be nominated, but really, I’ve been coveting this award like it was my neighbor’s wife, and not the homely one either.

You’re probably wondering what the heck you’re doing here, so let me give you a snippet about myself and The Spoon.

Reviews are kind of my “thing.” Some people like to fight chickens and others sniff glue - I happen to like watching and talking about movies. If you also like talking about movies then this is probably a good spot for you to hang out.

I only have a few creative thoughts a day so my posts tend to be the every-other-day variety. And as much as I like to hear my own voice (or read my own words… or whatever), I try not to subject my captive readers to the disturbing details of my latest cheese grating accident or bowel movement (although they do sometimes slip out in a manner of speaking).

Now that we’re acquainted I’d like to ask for your help

You see, my movie rating system has been completely lacking in consistency and panache. Below are some rating systems I’m considering using and I’d greatly appreciate it if you could comment on which ones you like, which ones you hate, and what sexy clothing you’re currently wearing.

Feel free to also suggest your own rating systems.

Rating system candidates:

1) The Five Star system – Every movie gets a one to five star rating, one star being hideous and five stars being excellent. Very vanilla.

2) The One Star system – Excellent movies get a full star while less than perfect movies get a fraction. For example, Stranger than Fiction would get 8/11ths of a star. Slightly less vanilla.

3) The Steetlight system – Movies get a green for “go see this,” yellow for “proceed with caution” and red for “less fun than a twelve car pile up.”

4) The Strange Analogy system – I’ll compare the movie watching experience with a descriptive analogy. For example, “Watching Lucky Number Slevin is a lot like eating an entire bag of Doritos in one sitting. At times the flavor is sharp and tasty, but after a while you feel bloated and painfully aware that a bag of Doritos is not a true meal.”

5) The Beatles system – The highest rating is a “John,” followed by a “Paul,” then a “George,” and pulling up the rear is a “Ringo.”

Running with Scissors would get a "Ringo"

Reader submissions are encouraged.


Lexa Roséan said...

Congrats on winning bestest blog today. I like the Beatles or the standard 5 star system. I hate the fractioning of the stars. My wardrobe is not particularily sexy this morning except maybe... well, I forgot to wear underwear!

SQT said...

I like the Beatles system. Although you could develop the spoon rating. Full, half-full or empty. Or perhaps 1-5 spoons. Spoons up or spoons down. Something like that.

Sadie said...

Of those choices, I like the strange analogy system.

I'm not nearly creative to come up with something different, but if something should come to me I'll let you know. I thought of you the other night when I watched "The Break Up" and fifteen minutes (cause that's all I could take) of "American Dreamz." I was going to copy you and write a review, but it didn't come out nearly as good as yours so I scrapped it.

Congrats on Bestest Blog! You deserve it. ;)

Sadie said...

Oh, I also like sqt's idea of doing something spoon related.

Reel Fanatic said...

A hearty vote for the Beatles system, especially since you put John rightfully on top

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

The Beatles all the way, though I think Paul and George should be switched.

Julie said...


p.s. your new best friend's name is Jessie.

ian said...

I like the "Beatles" system. You could add a couple of ratings even below the Ringo.

The Stuart (as in Sutcliffe).

The Phil (as in Hartman, from an old SNL skit where he was the Beatle who played the trombone).


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Orhan Kahn said...

For vistors, The Spoon is the place to be for decent and amusing reviews.


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ian said...

Oh, and here's my politically-incorrect contribution:

Los Beatles Mexicanos:


Matt said...

lexa - Thanks! And for the underwear info, thanks again...

sqt. - I like the spoon idea, I'll have to work on that one.

sadie - The strange analogy method is fun for me too, but a little more difficult. And give the review a shot anyway. I'm sure it'll turn out better than you expect.

Reel - thanks, I figured John was the bestest.

silver - I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. Though I do like some of George's solo work.

Julie - hehe, thanks.

Ian - thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a link to that clip? I don't think I've seen that one.

neverending - Gracias!

blanjo - you write a lot.

Orhan - thanks for the plug, now what do I owe you?

Ian - when I was first writing out my beatle syste, I accidentally wrote Ringo as "gringo." I wonder if my hands were trying to say something to me.

Thanks for the input everyone! I'm probably going to use the Beatles system for now and reserve the right to switch it up in the future.

Orhan Kahn said...

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