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It’s that time of year when everyone is rolling out their Best Of The Year columns, awards, lists, etc. and WorldOfHurtOnline.com is no exception. As a reminder, the nominees are:
- “Hawk” as portrayed by Avery Brooks
- Legendary comic book artist, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
- “Apollo Creed” as portrayed by Carl Weathers
And my selection for Unsung Bad Mother****** Of The Year is…Carl Weathers!
Without a doubt, one of the primary non-webcomic generators of traffic to this site is my July 31, 2009 blog entry which sung the praises of Apollo Creed of the Rocky films. Every day, dozens of people arrive at this site by using search terms related to Carl Weathers’ iconic character, and thi is how I made this determination. The actual prizes for The Unsung Bad Mother****** of The Year Award include a “Bad Motherfucker” wallet, which has generously been provided by our new sponsor, www.BMFWallets.com and a framed copy of the following proclamation:
Now here’s the thing, I don’t want this to just be an exercise in me flapping my gums. I would love for Mr. Weathers to actually accept this award and know that there is so much love for him out there. “How can we make that happen?” you ask. Good question. Carl Weathers is active on Twitter as @TheCarlWeathers.” My goal is to let Mr. Weathers know of his award via Twitter and for him to Tweet his ”acceptance speech” You can find WORLD OF HURT on Twitter under @World_Of_Hurt.
[UPDATED December 11, 2009 at 4:41 PM. Mr. Weathers Tweeted his acknowledgment. Thanks for your help everyone!]
I hope you will join me and get your friends and respective Tweeples involved. You just have to Tweet @TheCarlWeathers once, but re-Tweet to your heart’s content. Also, this campaign will end at midnight, Wednesday, December 16, 2009, because I don’t want to harass the poor guy to death.
I’ve included some suggested Tweets below, but please feel free to use your imagination and judgment (I’ve included the tinyurl that leads directly to the post):
- @TheCarlWeathers You are cordially invited to accept your Unsung Bad Mother****** Award http://tinyurl.com/yagtbbk #unsungbmf
- Nobel?? @TheCarlWeathers named Unsung Bad Mother****** of the Year by #Blaxploitation comic @World_Of_Hurt http://tinyurl.com/yagtbbk
Now, to sweeten the pot, I will put the name of anybody who Tweets @TheCarlWeathers advising him of the award into a hat. Regardless of whether or not he accepts the award, I will draw a name from that group of Tweeters or re-Tweeters.Mr. Weathers does accept before midnight Wednesday, December 16, 2009, the winner of the drawing will receive an original, inked illustration by me suitable-for-framing and a snazzy WORLD OF HURT t-shirt. If Mr. Weathers has not accepted his award by the allotted time, then the winner of the drawing will still receive a t-shirt. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 18, 2009.
I hope you join in and help get the word out.