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TOP TWENTY-FIVE UPSETS – The NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY VIKINGS improved to 10-8 on the season with their 92-68 clobbering of the 17th ranked NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CARDINALS ### Meanwhile the BETHEL (MN) ROYALS notched a 95-89 road upset of the number 19 ST OLAF COLLEGE OLES ### And the DENISON UNIVERSITY BIG RED toppled the 23rd ranked OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BATTLING BISHOPS in a 73-70 nailbiter.
CENTURY CLUB: D-3 – Teams scoring 100 or more in Regulation: The NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY GOTHIC KNIGHTS put up 100 in their rout of the homestanding KEAN UNIVERSITY COUGARS, who only managed 70 of their own ### The LYNDON STATE HORNETS, meanwhile, logged a 101-85 road win over the HUSSON EAGLES ### And the GRINNELL COLLEGE PIONEERS won a 128-101 offensive orgy against the visiting BELOIT COLLEGE BUCCANEERS. Continue reading
Featuring the return of Doktor Krueger!
Balladeer’s Blog resumes its look at the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various super-natural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.
G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin, his two Battle Aces.
97. RAIDERS OF THE DEATH PATROL (April 1942) – This story features the return of G-8’s old foe Herr Butscher! The crazed genius who was thrown out of medical school so long ago has been busy since his last appearance devising a deadly green liquid that destroys the metal of tanks as easily as it destroys human flesh!
Herr Butscher’s Death Patrol are deployed along the Western Front, armed with modern-day catapults that hurl glass containers filled with the green liquid. As the containers are catapulted into the Allied lines the soldiers and armored weapons are devastated, threatening to change the entire course of the war.
Desperately, General Pershing and his subordinates try to locate G-8, the one man they are sure can save the Allies once again. Our hero can’t be found, however, as he’s already deep behind the Central Powers lines, risking his life to find a way of defeating Herr Butscher’s ghastly chemical weapon. Will he survive? And if so how many will die before he can convey his vital information to the Allied High Command? Continue reading
NAIA2 – 1. INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS (Defending Champions) ### 2. DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS ### 3. EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES (should be the Aeronauts) ### 4. COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES ### 5. SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS ###
6. BETHEL COLLEGE (IN) PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) ### 7. DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PANTHERS ### 8. WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE KNIGHTS ### 9. BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS ### 10. MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS ### Continue reading
Can’t you just feel the love?
Just a small sampling of the latest atrocities perpetrated by Muslim fanatics – practitioners of the most homophobic, misogynistic, intolerant, superstitious and violent religion in the world at this particular point in history.
Cowardly apologists for Islam love to pretend that the delicate little darlings are always entirely justified in their non-stop killing, genital mutilation of women, etc so I have no illusions that they will care about any of this. To those would-be Kapos for Islam if someone is killed by a Muslim that means the dead victim had it coming.
NIGERIA – Boko Haram, the Nigerian franchise of the global enterprise called I.S.L.A.M. (Intolerant Savages Loathing All Modernity) still haven’t released the female captives that the world pretended to care about for approximately 30 seconds. In fact they’ve taken even more captives, mutilated their genitals and have taken to using children as young as 10 as improvised suicide bombers. What a peaceful religion! Continue reading
Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are familiar with my tendency to examine neglected pantheons of deities, as in Vietnamese, Bunyoro, Inuit, Tupari, Navajo and other Native American tribes.
When I covered popular pantheons I avoided the major gods to prevent rehashing the same myths many people were already familiar with. That enabled me to spread some love to the less appreciated deities in those pantheons. Here’s a convenient guide to those items:
The Usual Suspects: Thor, Odin, Loki, Sif and Baldur
Sampling of the Deities I Covered Instead: Skadi the mountain goddess, Ull the hunting god, Forseti, the god of the laws, Aegir the sea god and Hodur the god of darkness.
Top Deity on List: Hel, Loki’s daughter and the goddess who ruled over the land of the dead, inflicting misery on anyone too wimpy to die in battle.
Comment: I first did this list in 2011 and since then the popularity of the Thor movies and of tv shows like The Vikings and The Almighty Johnsons have sent interest in Norse mythology through the roof.
FULL LIST CLICK HERE: http://glitternight.com/2011/04/10/the-eleven-most-neglected-deities-in-teutono-norse-mythology/ Continue reading
Some college athletic programs are receiving unsolicited endorsements from the most unlikely of sources. Instead of prestigious pro athletes urging others to follow in their footsteps under their university’s name, porn stars are now garnering the most media attention for their recruitment skills. Continue reading
Islam: Recommended by hatemongers of all eras!
With the Islamic State threatening to behead its Japanese hostages now and with German reporter Jurgen Todenhofer relaying the fact that the Obama- spawned ISIS is gearing up to slaughter millions upon millions of people in their self-proclaimed “religious cleansing” of the land, this seemed like a good time to post this reminder that in very, VERY many ways Muslim fanatics are the 21st Century Nazis. Continue reading