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TWO MORE CHOCTAW DEITIES

choctaw great sealAs a followup to my earlier list of The Top 12 Deities in Choctaw Mythology here’s a look at two additional figures from that same pantheon.

IMMA – The Choctaw goddess of war. Unlike most war deities Imma did not participate in actual combat herself, but was the idealized woman to whom Choctaw warriors dedicated all their battlefield heroics. She was the most beautiful goddess in the Choctaw pantheon and, like her husband, the hunting god Hatakachafa, Imma was originally a mortal raised to godhood in the afterlife by the supreme deity Nanishta. He did this after Imma died from grief after Hatakachafa was given up for dead during his year-long struggle to return home to her. When Imma’s true love at last returned home astride his giant white wolf and learned she was dead he too died of grief. The two were reunited in the afterlife as husband and wife. 

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FRIDAY THE 13th: THE ORPHAN (1977) – REVIEW

Friday the 13th The Orphan biggerFRIDAY THE 13th: THE ORPHAN (1977) – H.H. Munro must have turned over in his grave at this adaptation of one of his short stories. This quasi-horror film was re-released in 1979 as just The Orphan and despite the original title it has no connection to the Friday the 13th series of slasher flicks. At least, no REAL connection. I’m surprised some unscrupulous distributor never tried sneaking this into theaters in the 1980’s as a “prequel” to the slasher movies by presenting the insane young boy in the movie as the grandfather of Jason Voorhees.

Even so the title makes it hard not to think of our wealthy young protagonist “David” (Mark Owens) as an ancestor of the hockey- masked slice and dice man from Crystal Lake. In the 1920’s David’s mother accidentally shoots his African Big Game Hunter father Kevin to death during an argument about his frequent overseas trips. David not only witnesses this but sees his mother put the gun in her mouth and kill herself immediately afterward. Next David gets VERY disturbed when a presumed family member (an uncredited Christopher Lloyd in a “blink-and-you’ll- miss- him” appearance) forces him to kiss his dead father as he lies in his coffin. Continue reading

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CAPTAIN Z-RO (1951-1960): FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

Captain Z-Ro and Jet

Captain Z-Ro and Jet

CAPTAIN Z-RO – (1951-1960) Over a full decade before Great Britain’s ultimate cult show, Doctor Who, hit the airwaves this American show featured the  titular Captain traveling in time and space with various sidekicks, including Jet, the young man pictured with Captain Z-Ro in the photo to the left. Continue reading

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DEPARTMENT S: FORGOTTEN TELEVISION

departmentsdvdaust_lDEPARTMENT S (1968-1970) – Department S was a fictional department of Interpol and was a  highly specialized unit called in to investigate exceptionally mind-boggling mysteries that left all other authorities baffled.

A passenger plane lands after being missing for six days but with the hundreds of passengers all swearing that mere hours passed for them? Call in Dept S.

An entire town disappears except for one woman who was asleep from tranquilizers? Call in Dept S.

In an abandoned factory an elaborately constructed room is discovered, elegantly furnished but with bars on the doors plus a dead woman and a gibbering, demented man inside? Call in Dept S. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: JEFFERSON COLLEGE

Jefferson CannoneersJEFFERSON COLLEGE CANNONEERS

Location: Watertown, NY

Division: NJCAA

Conference Affiliation: Mid-State Athletic Conference

Comment: How can any man, woman or child NOT like a name as cool and original as the Cannoneers? Plus their logo features a cartoon cannon that looks ready to sing Be Our Guest at any moment! Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES: ANOTHER PARALLEL

“Can 2 of the worst presidents in history share an apartment … without driving each other crazy?”

This time around we’ll look at another of the many ways that Liberals and Conservatives are the same kind of unbearable people.

And not just because of the way they can’t comprehend that the rest of us (aka “adults”) aren’t the same narrow- minded partisans they are.  

  • * Conservatives delude themselves that
    they’re saving our souls for us and therefore we should mindlessly go along with their distorted worldview.
  • * Liberals delude themselves that they’re saving our planet for us and therefore we should mindlessly go along with their distorted worldview.

In reality both groups are interested only in stroking their own egos and reassuring themselves that they’re wonderful people for believing what they do. Both groups also lie habitually and bluster with indignant outrage whenever this is pointed out to them.

FOR MORE OF THESE CLICK HERE:  http://glitternight.com/2012/07/09/liberals-and-conservatives-and-why-we-despise-them-both/  Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CONVERSE COLLEGE

CONVERSE COLLEGE VALKYRIES

Location: Spartanburg, SC

Division: NCAA Division 2

Conference Affiliation: Conference Carolinas

Comment: As we’ve seen I’m a sucker for team nicknames that combine my passion for college sports with my passion for mythology so this institution’s teams were a natural for this blog!  Continue reading

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