I’m not a professional actor, so there’s very little chance that I’m ever going to suddenly win an Academy Award.  This is fine by me, though, as I find the strange golden homunculus both disturbing and hideous.  The Emmy award is better, with its strange sharp little wings (perfect for Homer Simpson to attack Peter Griffin with, I mighty add), but for my money, the most beautiful award of them all is the classic Big Gold Belt, used as the World Heavyweight Championship in both World Championship Wrestling and the WWE over the years.  I have a plastic replica that I had been known to wear across my shoulder in call center situations in order to remind people who the real champion was, but if I had one of the real metal ones, I would probably never take the thing off, leading to today’s commemorative query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also finds great beauty in that big gold dinner plate they keep giving Serena Williams at Wimbledon, asking: What’s the most beautiful award of all in your eyes?

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  1. October 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    I would have to vote to the garland of roses draped over the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby

  2. October 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    “… but if I had one of the real metal ones, I would probably never take the thing off…”

    I used to have two metal replicas made to nearly the same specifications of the official belts, one WWF and one WCW. The WCW belt was a Tag Team belt, with my best friend owning the other (her mother bought the belts as a symbol of the fact we did everything together and were both huge wrestling fans). The WWF belt was a Christmas present from my older brother and was the Stone Cold Steve Austin variant of the Heavyweight Champion belt. Wish they hadn’t been stolen from me.

    But to answer the question… I’m pretty fond of the Hugo Awards. The awards themselves have always been fairly simple, but there is elegance in their simplicity.

    • The Mark
      October 3, 2017 at 8:37 am — Reply

      the Hugo Awards… Having held the prototype one, held these days by a rocket firm in London it’s awesome

  3. Ron
    October 2, 2017 at 5:55 pm — Reply

    I don’t follow hockey but I think the Stanley Cup is pretty neat.

  4. October 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm — Reply

    Stanley Cup!

    • Daniel Langsdale
      October 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm — Reply

      Yes, the trophy which doubles as a vessel for the winners to drink their Molson Canadian from!

  5. The Mark
    October 3, 2017 at 8:36 am — Reply

    The World Cup (the football ball one) no not the crap modern one but the original Jules Rimet Trophy one stolen and never recovered.

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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