Came across a bizarre reference to rockcritics.com today on, of all places, Roger Ebert’s website (in regards to, of all people, the guy who plays Deuce Bigalow):
[Rob] Schneider retaliated [to a bad review] by attacking [critic Patrick] Goldstein in full-page ads in Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter to Goldstein, Schneider wrote: “Well, Mr. Goldstein, I decided to do some research to find out what awards you have won. I went online and found that you have won nothing. Absolutely nothing. No journalistic awards of any kind … Maybe you didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize because they haven’t invented a category for Best Third-Rate, Unfunny Pompous Reporter Who’s Never Been Acknowledged by His Peers.”
Reading this, I was about to observe that Schneider can dish it out but he can’t take it. Then I found he’s not so good at dishing it out, either. I went online and found that Patrick Goldstein has won a National Headliner Award, a Los Angeles Press Club Award, a RockCritics.com award [my emphasis], and the Publicists’ Guild award for lifetime achievement.
Say what? Huh?? Strangely enough, I wasn’t even invited to the ceremony for this gala event. Got me to thinking, though: if there was in fact a rockcritics.com awards show:
- who would host it?
- what would the categories be?
- who would be the winners?