Monthly Archives: July 2011

INUIT MYTH PAGE: THE NARWHAL GODDESS

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A look at my detailed entry on the Inuit goddess who ruled over narwhals. For more Inuit deities click here: https://glitternight.com/inuit-myth/

ATUQTUQARNAQ – The narwhal goddess, who had the form of a whale-sized mermaid with her hair sculpted into the traditional horn/tusk of the narwhals she ruled over. Before Sedna transformed her into the narwhal  deity she was an abusive mother to  Continue reading

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS

 

Location: Pensacola, FL 

Division: NCAA Division 2

Conference Affiliation: Gulf South Conference

Major sports: baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball

Site: http://www.goargos.com/

Comment: As always I have a soft spot for teams that combine my passion for college sports with my passion for mythology. I think they should adopt a cheer that Continue reading

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FRONTIERADO RECIPE: DEUCES WILD

We are just 12 days away from the  Frontierado holiday on Friday August 5th.We’ve examined Sagas, weird westerns, quality westerns and other Frontierado traditions. Time for another drink recipe for those of legal drinking age.  Previously I gave you the recipe for a Cactus Jack and now I’ll give you the recipe for another traditional Frontierado drink. It’s called a Deuces Wild and Continue reading

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D3 AMERICAN TEAM WINS THE GOLD MEDAL

 The United States produced a stunning display of offensive fireworks and defensive dominance to humble Canada 50-7 in the Gold Medal game of the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship and defend the world title it won in Japan in 2007.

USA scored 21 points in the final 1:51 of the first half and Continue reading

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FRONTIERADO POKER: BETTER THAN SEX? YOU BE THE JUDGE

As promised here are the rules for Frontierado Poker, the game that is strictly my own invention to go along with my made-up Holiday Frontierado.

1. Remove all face cards from the deck. The game is played with a 40-card deck.

2. Every player antes up. (I’m not advocating gambling. You can decide for yourselves what you play for.)

3. Each player is Continue reading

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SHAMELESS BRAGGING: BALLADEER’S BLOG FEATURED

My blog has once again been featured, this time in a press release and at the site of Humboldt State University. Their stadium, the Redwood Bowl, was featured in my recent bit on The Top Six College Football Stadiums In D2.

The response has been tremendous, from D2 message boards and the institutions themselves and I am very appreciative! I’ve been getting literally thousands of visits to that post over the past few days and some very nice e-mails from students and administrators at those schools. Humboldt State went the extra mile, contacting me with a few e-mail interview questions and doing that nice simultaneous press release and post at their site. Here is the link! Let’s all cheer on the Lumberjacks – http://hsujacks.com/news/2011/7/19/FB_0719114546.aspx?path=football

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JUST SIXTEEN DAYS UNTIL FRONTIERADO!

What is Frontierado?  Frontierado is a Continue reading

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