Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of 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 supernatural 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. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.
43. VULTURES OF THE WHITE DEATH (April 1937) – Introducing a new villain for G-8, Bull and Nippy to tackle: Professor Unger. This professor – Felix Unger’s grandfather no doubt – is a brilliant chemist who wants nothing more than to see the Allied Powers lose the war.
To that end Professor Unger has provided the Central Powers with a deadly new super-scientific weapon: apparent snowfall which is actually a chemical solution that dissolves human flesh! Allied pilots and soldiers are dying in large numbers and once again it is up to our heroes to get to the bottom of the situation and thwart a mad genius’ scheme to alter the course of the war! Continue reading
OPEN HOUSE (1987) – This movie falls into the bizarre sub-genre of “Theme Slashers” from the 1980’s. I have a soft spot for those flicks and have previously reviewed Horror House on Highway 5 (slasher in a Richard Nixon mask), The Newlydeads (undead transvestite slasher), Bloodbeat (female slasher using a samurai sword), Hellroller (slasher in a wheelchair) and about a dozen others.
With Open House we get a slasher who specializes in killing … Real Estate Agents. Now who could resist a movie about a killer with such an oddly specific obsession? Cult figure Adrienne Barbeau stars in the film and has outrightly admitted she only made this turkey to finance her child’s college education. I have no idea what motivated Sam Bottoms and Tiffany Bolling to appear in this “so bad it’s good” little honey.
Harry, our homeless slasher, wins the hearts of all lovers of bad movies right off the bat with the makeshift weapon he uses to kill his first two on-screen victims. The homicidal Harry stops eating from a can of dogfood long enough to tape razors to a toilet plunger handle and uses the improvised device to unleash bloody mayhem. He carves up the sexy realtor and her hunky househunter just as they were about to get their freak on in the house she was trying to sell him. Continue reading
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 1. GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS ### 2. FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES ### 3. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS ### 4. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS ### 5. TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS ###
6. SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS ### 7. BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS ### 8. CARROLL COLLEGE FIGHTING SAINTS ### 9. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS ### 10. DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS ### Continue reading
Here’s a shoutout to the Kurdish women serving in the armed forces fighting against the Islamic State. Their courage is awe-inspiring and serves as a reminder of what all women risk losing in the global battle against the misogynistic forces of Muslim fanatics. These photos are stirring in a way I’m not fit to capture in words.
While some women consider themselves brave for lifting protest signs these women carry the coffin of one of their fallen sisters.
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A SEXY AND DANGEROUS LADY WHO LOVES BALLADEER’S BLOG
Special thanks to the gorgeous and intelligent Alana for this very kind shoutout to Balladeer’s Blog! For additional pics of this incredibly beautiful and talented lady click here: Continue reading
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THE BLUE RAIDERS ANNIHILATE D2’s KWC – Nearly each week of every college football season at least one NAIA team upsets a team from the NCAA Division TWO. This is similar to when a 1AA team upsets a 1A team. Yesterday the NAIA’s LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS didn’t just upset D2’s KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE PANTHERS, they folded, spindled and mutilated them! Lindsey Wilson College won the game by a score of SIXTY-TWO to TEN, thoroughly pleasing their home crowd!
SXU RULES THE WORLD – Another NAIA team – the SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS – hosted NCAA Division Two’s 15th ranked UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS GREYHOUNDS. The Cougars were happy to demonstrate what kind of football they play in the NAIA and led the Greyhounds 12-7 at Halftime. SXU was led by 2 rushing Touchdowns by Khary Ferguson as they pulled off the upset. The Cougars held on late to win this game for the ages by a final score of 19-15.
THE BATTLING BISHOPS ALSO RULE THE WORLD – NCAA Division Three’s NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY BATTLING BISHOPS were on the road against Division Two’s LINCOLN (PA) LIONS. QB Dustin Midgett led his team to a 13-0 Halftime advantage, with the Battling Bishop defense turning in a repeat performance in the 2nd Half for NC Wesleyan’s first shutout since 2011. Meanwhile RB Jacques Alston ran for 3 Touchdowns on the day for a Battling Bishop win by a score of 27-0. Continue reading
MUSLIM FANATICS RELEASE ANOTHER BEHEADING VIDEO AS LIBERALS RENEW THEIR VOW TO PREVENT THE WESTERN DEMOCRACIES FROM EVER WINNING A WAR AGAINST SUCH FANATICS.
Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site that equally criticizes both Liberals and Conservatives. There was another beheading video released by the favorite people of American Liberals – Muslim religious fanatics. The fanatics claim they beheaded David Haines a British AID WORKER and said they did it as a warning to America’s allies about being dragged into allegedly “unwinnable wars”. The expression “unwinnable wars” needs put in perspective. In modern warfare a victorious nation shows restraint and does not bombard an entire nation into submission like was done to Germany in World War Two for instance.
That restraint means that when the conventional war is won there is a sufficiently effective enemy network still at large in the defeated nations. The existence of such networks – often aided by forces outside the defeated country – means that any victorious nation needs to be prepared to maintain forces in the defeated nation for literally two decades AT LEAST.
That will not happen because the civilized world’s enemies (Muslim fanatics at present) know that as long as they can maintain ANY level of hostile activity they can count on the spineless and self-aggrandizing political left in the Western Democracies to do politically what they themselves cannot do militarily – force a premature withdrawal of the victorious forces. Continue reading