Fezziwig’s Christmas Party
Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s Fourth Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon! It’s the time of year when I examine countless adaptations of the Dickens classic from television, movies, radio and elsewhere! As always new versions will be sprinkled in with the old standards.
Starting us off for 2013 is the 1995 home video Read-Along Christmas Carol. This version is just 50 minutes long and is ideal for youngsters learning how to read or for the hearing-impaired to watch. The video features a series of still drawings AND limited animation from the Dickens classic accompanied by word-balloons of dialogue (like in comic books or comic strips) appearing over the characters’ heads.
This version provides an Continue reading
In keeping with the way in which every other First Season episode of the new Cable Show 21st Century Golem sparked an uproar last night’s conclusion of the 2-part Season Finale has ignited an outcry of Continue reading
Blood Freak (1972)
For the Thanksgiving holiday Balladeer’s Blog is focusing on bad movies and hilariously lame educational shorts that have a specific Thanksgiving theme. As always my Bad Movie page contains full-length reviews of the films I’m offering a brief synopsis of here.
BLOOD FREAK (1972) – This movie is about a man who turns into a murderous monster with the head of a turkey after he eats a chemically treated gobbler at the turkey farm where he works. Blood Freak has been a cult classic for Thanksgiving for decades now, with many Movie Host shows of the late 70’s onward making a point of screening it at this time of year (including The Texas 27 Film Vault). The biker who turns into the blood-crazed turkey monster is Continue reading
“Please, sir, may I have some more?”
It’s that time of year again! Just a note in the spirit of the holiday season to mention my favorite Thanksgiving Eve movie.
Every Wednesday before Thanksgiving I make a point out of watching the musical Oliver!
I know the Continue reading
At this time of year we should all give thanks that we get to live on the same planet as the indescribably beautiful Nina Elle! Not only is Nina known as one of the sexiest women in the world but she is Continue reading
* FRIDAY NIGHT *
CARRIER DOME BOWL – Friday night November 22nd saw the first Bowl Game of 2013. The ASA COLLEGE AVENGERS took on the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS in a duel of cool-named teams. The Avengers led 7-0 early on and never looked back, winning easily 23-3. It’s impossible to over-praise the Avengers. This still-young college football program just played in its second Bowl game in a row and with this victory logged the first Bowl win in program history.
* NCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP *
VICTORY BOWL – The Victory Bowl is the National Championship game in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). Rome, GA was the site of this game yesterday. The AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COUGARS played the defending champions, the GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS. Despite being the incumbents, the Panthers were very heavy underdogs against the Azusa Pacific juggernaut. The final score in this lopsided title clash was Cougars 67 Panthers 0. Congratulations to Azusa Pacific University!
* NAIA PLAYOFFS *
BATTLE OF THE BIRDS – The TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS traveled to take on the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS as the playoffs kicked off in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). The Ravens led 7-0 after one Quarter but the Blue Jays made it 7-6 by Halftime. In the 3rd Quarter Tabor College got a Touchdown but failed on the 2-point conversion attempt, leaving the score at 12-7. Early in the 4th Quarter the Blue Jays forced a Safety out of the Ravens, making it 14-7 after all. Benedictine College pulled within one but ultimately got upset 14-13. Continue reading
Barack Obama: Pathological Liar
Trying to keep up with all of the corruption and criminal malfeasance of the Barack Obama administration is a difficult task. As with the Nixon scandals the supporters of the crook in the White House at first smugly dismissed the ongoing investigations, then pompously declared them to be “political witch hunts”. Finally, they resigned themselves to the fact that the scandals weren’t going away and tried to downplay them, shift blame or (in the case of Little Barry Obama) make unfounded accusations of “racism”. Uh. Yeah, Barry. Like no other presidents have been grilled while in office.
And remember, I’m the furthest thing from a Conservative. In fact I outspokenly supported gay marriage YEARS before the weak little man named Barack Obama decided it was politically safe enough for his opposition to it to “evolve” into support.
And let’s not forget Barry’s slimiest partner in crime Eric Holder, the 21st Century J Edgar Hoover who abuses his position for political purposes and is up to his ears in investigations and impeachment hearings himself. At any rate let’s dive in to the Obama Crime Family Scandal Guide:
FAST AND FURIOUS – Obama and his Consigliere Eric Holder’s inept (or outrightly crooked) attempt to Continue reading
Here is a look at the 2013 playoff and Bowl matchups for CCCAA college football. The defending champions, the Bakersfield College Renegades will not be participating. As usual Balladeer’s Blog will cover all of the postseason action.
*** *** FOR SCORES FROM SATURDAY’S BOWL GAMES CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOWL – The CCCAA incorporates their playoffs into their Bowl format. This game will serve as one semifinal for the championship of the SCFA (Southern California Football Association). The GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE RUSTLERS will travel to take on the RIVERSIDE COLLEGE TIGERS in this Bowl matchup on November 23rd. 9pm ET
NATIONAL BOWL – This game will serve as the other semifinal in the SCFA. The National Bowl will also be played on Saturday November 23rd and will pit the COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS COUGARS against the FULLERTON COLLEGE HORNETS. Kickoff will be at 4pm ET. Continue reading
Artist’s rendition of a Golem
Last night’s episode of 21st Century Golem, the hottest new cable series since The Walking Dead, was the first part of the two-part finale for this inaugural season. True to form the episode was controversial both for its graphic violence and for the way in which Barack Obama, who is Continue reading
MISSISSIPPI BOWL – This Bowl will be the National Championship game for NJCAA football this year and will pit the top-ranked GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS against the number 2 EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS. Both teams are 11-0 and the Lions are trying for their second football championship in the last three years. The game will be played on December 8th.
CARRIER DOME BOWL – The ASA COLLEGE AVENGERS, the official team of Rachel Laird, are playing in their second straight Bowl game, an impressive accomplishment for such a young football program. The 10th-ranked Avengers will assemble to face the number 20 COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS in this game that will be played this Friday, November 22nd. *FOR THE GAME RESULTS CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/
SALT CITY BOWL – The number 18 team in the nation, the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS, will take on the unranked COLLEGE OF DAKOTA-BOTTINEAU LUMBERJACKS. The Blue Dragons have won the last four Salt City Bowls in a row. Will the Lumberjacks be able to stop Hutch from making it five in a row? Find out on Continue reading