What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
As a public service, The Midnite Drive-In and Dubsism are here to remind you that while you are busy donning surgical masks, rubber gloves, and self-quarantining, you can still be killed by volcanoes, tornadoes, wild fires, plagues of locusts, or any number of other forms of murderous mischief Mother Nature can conjure.
As film bloggers, we would be completely derelict in out duties is we didn’t point out there’s an entire genre dedicated to disasters. So, as a means of taking your mind off your inevitable death, we are teaming up once again to bring you an event which coincides with the current out-break of the
bubonic plague Corona Virus and the birth of disaster movie mogul Irwin Allen, which happened on June 12th, 1916.
As such, this blog-a-thon is exactly what is purports to be…all about all things “disaster.” If you have a favorite disaster-related film or television production, take some Clorox wipes to your keyboard and share your story.
Here’s three reasons why you need to join this blog-a-thon right now.
1) Most good disaster movies set the table for you to sympathize with the victims. Are really going to tell me there’s a better time than right fucking now for that?
2) Most good disaster movies set the table to make you believe that it is only the grace of God that separates you from perishing alongside your empathetic victims. Hell, CNN is doing that for you right now. The fact is the garden-variety “flu” has killed more people in the last month by orders of magnitude than the
Wuhan Virus Corona Virus reason why panicked people are creating Soviet-style lines for toilet paper is conveniently not being reported.
3) ALL disaster movies have that character who makes things worse by his general assholery. Think Richard Basehart’s “Mayor Cutler” in my Genre Grandeur post about the Martin Milner “made-for-TV” craptacular “Flood!”
After all, a perusal of the comments of that post will show you the genesis of this very blog-a-thon. That sets me up as the perfect “Mayor Cutler” for those of you who want to be pissed off at my making “virus” jokes.
This brings us the pesky “usual rules” about such an event. One the one hand, there are no restrictions on how many posts you would like to share; the more the merrier. After all, the builders of the Titanic didn’t care if they had enough life boats, so why should we? But since there are so many choices (How many different “Titanic” movies are there?), we are allowing only two duplicates per film. You all can’t write about “The Andromeda Strain.”
If those reasons aren’t good enough for you, try this. If you don’t join, no one will ever know about your favorite disaster movie (everybody has one…let’s not bullshit anybody here). Not to mention, you’ll lose the chance to call me a pipe-pointing douche-bag!
Getting your chance to do either is easier than putting on a useless surgical mask. All you have to do to claim your “Disaster” film(s) is hit us up via the contact form below, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to The Midnite Drive-In at email@example.com (or both since we are co-hosting). For the participants, once your piece is published, send the link to your finished piece in any of the ways already mentioned, and we’ll take care of the rest!
If you’re aren’t contributing, then please be sure enjoy all the fine reading which will be available, and make sure to like, share, and comment!
For future reference, you’ll also want to keep tabs on my Blog-a-thon page because that’s not only where projects are going to be announced for 2020 and beyond, but that’s also where you can see every blog-a-thon in which Dubsism has been a participant.
Let the blog survival begin!
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Fabulous idea! Could I do When Worlds Collide (1950), if not already spoken for?
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This is what I like to call setting an early precedent…
Hi Dub! May I please do Airport 1975?
My all-time favorite bad movie. Welcome aboard!
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Thank you! ✈️
If you go back in the archives, I did this movie for another blog-a-thon because as the sports/movie guy, how could I pass up a movie with Gloria Swanson, Two-time Super Bowl champ quarterback Jim Plunkett…all topped off with Charlton Effing Heston? I’m so glad somebody grabbed it for this event; it wouldn’t be complete without it!
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Hi there, here’s my post for the blogathon! https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/films-airport-1970/
from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
My review of No Time At All (1958) is up! – Lyz
Hi there! I just uploaded my contribution here: https://silverscreenings.org/2020/06/11/politely-awaiting-the-end-of-the-world/