In Memoriam – 2011

by Rachel · June 12, 2011 · 2011 LAMMYs · 18 Comments

I’ll begin announcing the 2011 LAMMY Winners tomorrow, but first as part of the LAMMY ceremonies, it’s only fitting that we take a moment to celebrate the LAMBs that have fallen over the years. Dead LAMBs are sites that a.) no longer have a functioning URL b.) have not posted in over a year or c.) the last post was an official so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish sign off.

Feel free to share your stories of these sites, fond memories, or funny anecdotes in the comments section. If your site is listed, and you know it’s not dead, please email me asap. Accidents do happen.

Without further ado, a moment of silence, please:

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#2 – Movie Reviews (such as they are)

#4 – Unheraleded

#7 – Intermission at Work

#9 – The Spoon

#22 – The Movie Fanatic

#29 – Diary of a Mad Film Fan

#33 – Tricky Movie Trivia

#37 – Talking a Lot Without Ever Really Saying Anything

#39 – The Rub: Movie Reviews

#40 – Coosa Creek Mambo

#41 – Fataculture

#45 – Storywh0re

#48 – The Faded Silver Screen

#49 – MovieZeal

#51 – Bohemian Cinema

#54 – SciFiDrive

#57 – 1,416 and Counting

#61 – Anchormwoman in Peril!

#66 – Tractor Facts

#70 – Film for the Soul

#73 – Champlain Motion Pictures

#78 – Cinema Fist: Film to the Brain

#81 – The Long Take: Uninterrupted Cinema

#86 – Cinexcellence

#98 – Gina Faust, Movie Maven

#103 – Rita’s Romantic Movies

#112 – Movies et al

#115 – Exile in Myville

#122 – The Flesh Eating Blog

#133 – Auckland Film Festival 2008

#138 – Media Shy

#141 – Celluloid Fire

#156 – The Kinetoscope

#159 – Lurple.com

#174 – Mistertwister’s Movie Nook

#175 – The Arid Metropolitan

#187 – Directorama

#191 – Flick Rater

#208 – Mantis Fists

#210 – Read. Rave. Review.

#221 – My Christmas Movies

#223 – The Movie Coroner

#224 – The Dueling Cavalier

#247 – I Love Horror

#250 – Do You Have a Flag?

#257 – Not Just Movies

#260 – 10 Movies to See Before You Die

#264 – KidsFlix

#267 – Cynical Review

#272 – Monster Movie DVDs

#296 – Narry Borman

#297 – Blog About Movies

#301 – Cinema Beacon

#315 – Gone Cinema Poaching

#336 – Cinematronic

#346 – Cinematropolis

#369 – geekJane: random girly geekdom

#377 – Oscars in Order with Recipes!

#379 – Breathing Movies

#402 – bip-bip

#464 – The Movie Case

#473 – Lost in the Movies

#479 – Movie News Movie Trailers

#489 – Forget the Popocorn

#503 – The Tinseltown Review

#505 – The Asher Faye Show

#520 – Box Office Spy Blog

#523 – The Skullbasher

#528 – MoviePorch.com

#535 – Movie Stupidity

#570 – Box Office Predictions

#619 – Saif Samir’s Movie Blog

#658 – Faded Video Labels

#706 – Slapdash Jelly

#709 – Secure Immaturity

#715 – Monday Night Films

#744 – My Year in Movies

#808 – ANALoGICO

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18 Responses to In Memoriam – 2011

  1. Joel Burman says:

    RIP to all lambs. I’m especially sad that number 2 isn’t around anymore. But I think its the right way to go.

    Do we have a summer barbecue on the remains now? =)

  2. I’m going to listen to a certain Cake song now in honor of the fallen Lambs.

  3. Joel Burman says:

    Bonjour: Good call. Maybe someone can conduct a Lamb hymn? Anyone special you reminiscence about?

  4. wow, that’s a lot of fallen lambs. is the film blogging world that stressful?

  5. Alex says:

    Why is Not Just Movies there? I’m literally reading a review on Jake’s site right now. Did the url change from when he signed up or something? It’s http://armchairc.blogspot.com

  6. Rachel says:

    Joel-If we barbeque the remains, wouldn’t that be a bit cannibalistic of us?

    Toby-I doubt it’s that stressful, but a lot of folks fail to actually commit to it and eventually just quit.

    Alex-We actually had two separate sites with the name “Not Just Movies”. Jake’s site is the surviving one.

  7. blake says:

    This breaks my heart. So many dead lambs. So many that started it all, too!

  8. Alex says:

    Oh I see, sorry I didn’t know there were two!

  9. Caz says:

    Wow so many lambs gone!

  10. @Rachel–you say “cannibalistic” like it’s a bad thing.

  11. cinemasights says:

    I propose that future memorandums be called The Silence of the LAMBs

    You’re welcome.

  12. Simon says:

    This cinemasights fellow might be onto something.

  13. That’s such an incredibly great idea I can’t believe no one thought of it before.

  14. Dylan says:

    Bonjour – Ahaha…that’s such a perfect song for this, but I can’t help but sing to myself a little Boyz II Men ditty:

    “It’s so haaaaaaaard to say goodbyyyyyyyye to yesterdaaaaaayyyyyyeeeee…”

    So many great sites on here. It’s painful to watch them roll by. And the number of dead LAMBs is somewhat staggering. If it weren’t an administrative nightmare, I’d suggest that we re-number everyone. Turns out numbering might have been a bad idea from the start…oh well, hindsight and all that.

  15. Rachel says:

    Out of almost 1000 members, we have 130-ish dead sites. I really don’t think that’s too terrible. It is difficult seeing the early ones roll by, but I’m more shocked by the ones that have joined just within the last year or less already giving up.

    I would renumber the current sites if I wasn’t afraid someone would come back in 6 months and say I made some grave error in their dead status. Also now that I’m including sites that have just been inactive for a year, someone could always be resurrected if they started blogging again, as unlikely as that is.

  16. What an accident!!

    LAMB #619 isn’t dead yet! The functioning URL of this blog just changed. Also the blog’s title ‘Saif Samir’s Movie Blog’ has been changed to ‘Movie Critic Blog’. Everything else remains the same as before!

    Movie Critic Blog’s URL: http://www.somewhereinblog.net/blog/writer74blog/category/15071

    Please update your records accordingly! This blog is up and running!

    – Saif Samir

    • Joel says:

      I’ve told you before that I need our member sites to have transaltion widget that works. Even if it worked on your site I’d still need you to re-submit since you both switched name and url of the blog. You could still have your LAMB number but I need a new application.

      If you are serious with being on the LAMB make sure to fix your translation widget and send me another application.

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