Mystery Blogger Award! Great Blogs! People Sharing Stories! Travel Adventures! Burgers!


I’m An Award Winner!

I have seen this “Mystery Blogger Award” before, but guess what? This time it was bestowed upon me!

Thank you very much to Lloyd Marken for the Nomination!

Here is a link to his website:

After Lloyd was nice enough to tag me, I read through the material and am jumping all in – so here goes!

The “Mystery Blogger Award” was created by the wonderful Okoto Enigma, who I’m sure we can all agree can describe the award better in her own words, which she does here:


“The “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion”.

alex duda john rieber barcelona rooftop sculpture

For those new to following me, here are 3 things about myself:

My wife, Alex Duda, encouraged to start this blog five years ago as a creative outlet…I work in the entertainment industry, and it has proven to be a fun way to share some adventures with friends and family…

Tokyo late night neon

Tokyo Nightlife!

One place I have posted about many times is Japan – whether its to share fun stuff like strange Kit Kat flavors:

corn on the cob kit kats

Yes, like “Creamed Corn Kit Kats”, which you can see more of here:

Or when I told the story about eating “sushi for breakfast” with my wife and son at Tokyo’s famous Tsujiki fish market:

us at tokyo breakfast sushi

Tokyo breakfast sushi 2016 Tsukiji fish market closing

I have been lucky enough to travel to Tokyo several times…here is more of an in depth look at my trip during the summer of 2016:

I love to travel, and Tokyo’s an incredible adventure…but so are many other cities – like Barcelona:

john rieber alex duda barcelona

This amazing city offered unique architecture AND amazing food!

You can see our great Barcelona “tapas” adventure here:

People have also noted that I am prone to share lots of pictures of this:

tower of bacon


Yes, I love to share stories about bacon because bacon is funny, and “you never cut funny.” Here is a story about the health benefits of bacon – so how can your refuse now?

I also share lots of burger pictures, like this one from Taylor’s Refresher in Napa Valley:

Taylors Refresher

I recently posted some of the wildest burgers from around the world, including one that is SO HOT that you have to sign a release before you eat it! Check it out here:

I also post lots of stories about movies – movies of all kinds: the greatest films ever made, and some that aren’t:


Yes, there is a movie called “The Sinful Dwarf”, and yes, I OWN IT.

If you’ve never heard of Times Square’s notorious “grindhouse” era, it was a time for wild wild moviemaking like this – and moviegoing as well:

grindhouse 42nd street

Here is a primer of this crazy era in movie history:

OK, so according to this “mystery blogger award” post, I must nominate 15-20 other bloggers…

Here are a few that I read religiously:

Also, you go to my main page and you will see links to many blogs I follow on the right side of the front page…they are all worth nominating!

Let me know what kind of posts you like, and let me know other bloggers I should follow as well!


Categories: 70's Cinema, Action Films, Art, BACON, Blaxploitation!, Books / Media, Christina Lindberg, Classic Rock, Comedy Movies, cookbooks, Cult Movies, documentary films, Exotic Travel, Exploitation films, Extreme Asian Cinema, Film Fight Club, Film Noir, Food, food blog, Food Review, Foreign Films, Funny Pictures, Golden Globes, Great Films, Grindhouse, Halloween, Hamburgers, Hollywood, Horror films, Independent Cinema, Japan, London, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Movies, Movies About Movies, Music, New York, Obscure Movies, Obscure Music, Paris, Politics, Recipes, Restaurants, Revenge Movies, Russ Meyer, Sasha Grey, Sexploitation Movies, Spain, Talent/Celebrities, Technology, The Beatles, Tokyo!, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, TV Show, Uncategorized, Wacky Food, wine

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

14 replies

  1. Congrats John. I enjoyed learning more about you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m flattered to be among your favorite blogs, John. You are interesting and your posts are always entertaining. Guess where I’m going in June? Barcelona ! Can’t wait to take pictures and eat.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That was a good way to talk about yourself and link back to previous posts. Well in the end if you want to find out about us, read our blogs. It comes out in the posts. Glad you did this John and for the shout out to me and others. Have a great day.


  4. Congratulations John! Nobody does burgers and bacon and B movies better than you!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Well done, John! As you might have seen from Lloyd’s blog, I did answer his questions, but declined to nominate others to do the same. Nonetheless, it is a great way to promote fellow bloggers, and I am most grateful for getting a mention here.
    Best wishes as always, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique


Follow us as we follow the road

Carpe Diem Eire

Travel Through Ireland and Europe


Life in a flash - a weekly writing blog

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV


Tea, Tours and Escapades

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Drift among the scribbles of writer Janet Gogerty

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

planks or it didn't happen

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Films. History. Books. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health


The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotronic Cinema

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists


Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!


Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: