Monthly Archives: April 2013

COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: WAYCROSS COLLEGE

Waycross College Swamp FoxesWAYCROSS COLLEGE SWAMP FOXES

Location: Waycross, GA

Division: NJCAA

Conference Affiliation: GJCAA 

Comment: This name takes the whole concept of cool-named sports teams to the next level! Everyone loves the Swamp Fox aka Francis Marion, hero of the Continue reading

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DICK: RICHARD FALK, ALLEGED U.N. “HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL” EXPERT, IMPLIES THE BOSTON VICTIMS HAD IT COMING FOR BEING WESTERNERS

Dick hates it when westerners get in the way of Islamist explosives.

Dick hates it when westerners get in the way of Islamist explosives.

Richard Falk, a Princeton-indoctrinated groveler for Islam, has proven to be a callous monster as well as a fool. In his latest hate-filled rant in the Muslim propoganda outfit Foreign Policy Journal he HILARIOUSLY distorts the situation between the civilized world and Islamists. In the minds of people like … Dick … when Islamist madmen commit mass murder it is entirely justified. When anyone retaliates or even INVESTIGATES Islamist fanatics it is a sign that poor li’l Islam is being picked on. The homophobic and woman-hating Islamist fanatics are the kind of people Richard Falk should be condemning, especially for their savage treatment of women. Dick … doesn’t have the courage to do that so of course he redirects his anger at the United States, like his equally cowardly and mindlessly conformist colleagues in the academic world.

HEY … DICK … WHAT ABOUT THE “HUMAN RIGHTS” OF ALL THE DEAD VICTIMS OF ISLAMIST VIOLENCE?

AND … To the surprise of nobody except spineless crawlers like Richard Falk ANOTHER Islamist plot was Continue reading

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EIGHT ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES WITH THEMES THAT ARE STILL RELEVANT

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Map

The satirical comedies written and performed during the glory years of the ancient Athenian Democracy still pack a punch after more than 2,400 years. Athens faced many of the same issues and dilemmas we Americans face. Part of the reason for that is the fact that our founding fathers were great students of ancient Greek democracy and modeled some of our own institutions on the Athenian model.

The comedies are also much more sophisticated than modern audiences expect, featuring political views, sexual material and metatheatrical humor that seems several centuries ahead of their time. Breaking the fourth wall is not a postmodern concept like some people have convinced themselves – it was a convention established in these ancient works of comedy.

Irreverence toward any and all subjects – including the gods they worshipped – was permitted by the Athenians in the “anything goes” arena of the Theatre of Dionysus, where the comedies competed with each other at festivals, chiefly the Dionysia and the Lenaea.

TRIPHALLES – By Aristophanes. This comedy was a mythological burlesque and featured the fantastic story of the title character, a man with three penises. Mythological burlesques could be comedies that parodied the story of a specific mythological figure or could simply lampoon the grandiose approach of mythic tales. This would be done by employing the storytelling technique of a sweeping epic to tell a less-than-majestic story. Picture a modern-day grand opera about the John Holmes or Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE BASEBALL RESULTS FROM APRIL 20TH

Rose-Hulman Engineers logoENGINEERS DO IT WITH SLIDE-RULES – The unranked ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE ENGINEERS managed a split with the number 9 MANCHESTER SPARTANS yesterday. The Engineers doubled-up on the Spartans by a score of 6-3 in the first game but the Spartans turned the tables on them in the second game, crushing them 10-1. Believe it or not this was the only upset in the Top 25 in yesterday’s action!

Linfield Wildcats logoTHESE GAMES WERE RANK – In clashes between ranked teams yesterday: The top-ranked LINFIELD COLLEGE WILDCATS took care of business, mauling the number 19 GEORGE FOX BRUINS 6-1 and 10-3.   ###   In the 3 spot the KEAN COUGARS took two from the 14th ranked RAMAPO COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS, edging them 8-7 and Continue reading

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“WORLDVIEW: ISLAM” – THE MUSLIM MARATHON MASSACRE

RELIGION KILLS

RELIGION KILLS

Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only site on the web that truly criticizes American Liberals and Conservatives equally.

I’d like to offer my condolences to America’s Liberals, who were salivating with the desperate hope that the massacre at the Boston Marathon could be blamed on the Conservatives they hate with such irrational fervor. Democratic stations like NPR, CNN and others which are the Liberal versions of Fox News Channel and talk radio were lovingly dwelling on the April 15th date (Tax Day), practically orgasming at the thought that Continue reading

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1967) AND NIGHT FRIGHT (1967) ON THE TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT: MAY 10TH, 1986

Tommy Kirk's Greatest Moment

Tommy Kirk’s Greatest Moment

IN THE MIDDLE 1980s/ WAY DOWN ON LEVEL 31 …

 Before MST3K there was The Texas 27 Film Vault! In Balladeer’s Blog’s latest look at this mid-1980s cult show from the Lone Star State I’ll examine “The Dallas Double-Feature” from May 10th, 1986. My research through VERY old newspapers and other sources has uncovered several episodes where exact broadcast dates can be determined. This is the 4th review in that series.

THIS DOUBLE FEATURE FIRST BROADCAST: Saturday May 10th, 1986 from 10:30pm to 2:30am.

IF THE ONLY BAD MOVIE SHOW YOU KNOW IS MST3K THINK OF: Attack of the the (sic) Eye Creatures.

FILM VAULT LORE: Usually The Texas 27 Film Vault ran 2 1/2 hours, from 10:30pm to 1am, and would feature  machine-gun toting Randy Clower and Richard Malmos presenting (and mocking) episodes of old Republic serials followed by a cult movie. The previous Saturday night our “Film Vault Technicians First Class” showed the 12th and final episode of Radar Men from the Moon followed by the film Queen of Blood.  

The night of May 10th Randy, Richard, Tex, Joe “The Hypnotic Eye” Riley, Laurie Savino and the rest of the Film Vault Corps (“the few … the proud … the sarcastic”) presented a special called The Dallas Double Feature. The episode dispensed with a serial and showed (and mocked) two films made in Texas, one by Larry Buchanan and the other by Russ Marker. Also featured was an interview with good old Bill Thurman, a Buchanan regular who also appeared in the Russ Marker film Night Fright. Thurman was also promoting his latest film appearance, in the low-budget horror film Mountaintop Motel Massacre.   

MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1967) – Texas’ Larry Buchanan is known for Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: HAVERFORD COLLEGE

Haverford Fords logoHAVERFORD COLLEGE FORDS

Location: Haverford, PA 

Conference Affiliation: Centennial Conference 

Comment: Have you watched the Haverford Fords … lately? The alternate nickname for the Fords is the equally cool Black Squirrels. Teams with boring names like Continue reading

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THE TOP EIGHT NEGLECTED MONSTER-SLAYERS IN WORLD MYTHOLOGY

Heng

Heng

When it comes to gods and/or demigods who slay monsters Hercules, Thor and Gilgamesh get the bulk of the attention. Vishnu and Shiva’s roles slaying monsters in Hindu myths are well-known, too. Balladeer’s Blog as usual will show some love for those figures who get neglected simply because their pantheons are not as familiar to most of the world.

8. HENG

Pantheon: Iroquois

Chief Weapon: Spears made of lightning.

Rogues Gallery: This storm god destroyed an enormous porcupine with tree-sized quills, a giant bird with feathers made of wampum, a worm large enough to engulf an entire village, cannibalistic wizards plus a gigantic horned serpent and its army of equally large serpents.

For more Iroquois deities: https://glitternight.com/2013/01/28/the-top-fifteen-deities-in-iroquois-mythology/

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE BASEBALL RESULTS FROM APRIL 13TH

PrintHORNET SPLIT – The NAIA’s unranked SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY RUNNIN’ HORNETS split a double-header yesterday with the number 3 team in the nation, the FAULKNER EAGLES. In one game the Runnin’ Hornets came out on top by a score of 5-1 and in the other the Eagles won in a 4-0 shutout. It all made for a bittersweet Senior Day for the Faulkner faithful.

acu firestormCHAR-BROILED MUSTANGS – The ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM took both games of their double-header against the 6th ranked MASTER’S MUSTANGS. Both games were absolute blowouts as the Firestorm singed the Mustangs 7-0 to start things off then incinerated them by a score of 13-3 in the second game. Though unranked in the NAIA poll Arizona Christian is number one in Continue reading

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NCCAA COLLEGE BASEBALL RANKINGS

acu firestormNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division One – 1. ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM (20-17)   ###   2. CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY LANCERS *defending champions* (24-10)   ###   3. CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS (23-11)   ###   4. COVENANT COLLEGE SCOTS (22-6)  

 PalmBeachatlanticSailfish5. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SAILFISH (20-15)   ###   6. EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS (21-16)   ###   7. JUDSON UNIVERSITY EAGLES (23-13)   ###   8. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES (24-14)   ###   9. FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY SUNBIRDS (21-13)   ###   10. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE (20-18) 

florida christian college sunsNCCAA DIVISION TWO – 1. TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES *defending champions*   ###   2. FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SUNS *2012 runners-up*   3. DALLAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS   ###   4. ARLINGTON BAPTIST COLLEGE PATRIOTS   ###   5. Continue reading

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