Monthly Archives: November 2013

VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY: THE GOD OF FIRE

AH NHI – The Vietnamese god of fire. The child of the sun goddess, he is often depicted holding a burning golden crow similar to the golden roosters that adorn his mother’s palanquin. In other myths about the fire god this Continue reading

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NCAA DIVISION 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2013

The field of 32 teams for the D3 playoffs has been announced. Here is a look at the First Round matchups for this Saturday, November 23rd: FOR SCORES FROM THESE GAMES CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/

Washington and Jefferson PresidentsThe UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS, the defending champions and most storied dynasty of D3 football, will host the WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE PRESIDENTS (helmet at left) at 12 Noon ET

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St Norbert College Green KnightsThe UW-WHITEWATER WARHAWKS, who defeated Mt Union in 4 of 7 championship games in recent years, will host the SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS (helmet at left) at 1pm ET Continue reading

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VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY: BA CO, THE “SIRENS” OF HALONG BAY

Halong Bay, home of the Ba Co, or Sirens of Vietnam

Halong Bay, home of the Ba Co, or Sirens of Vietnam

BA CO – “Three girls.” Water goddesses of Quang Hanh Grotto (9 km west of Cam Pha), often called the tunnel grotto.

Long ago three young ladies, in some versions friends, in others sisters, were journeying around Halong Bay. The Quang Hanh Grotto is accessible by boat or on land but the entrance is only visible when the tide is out.

The Ba Co sought shelter from heavy rainfall by entering the grotto when the tide was out. Entranced by the beauty of the grotto they Continue reading

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NCAA DIVISION TWO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2013

The playoff field of 24 teams has been announced for NCAA Division Two football for 2013. The 24 teams are divided into four Super Regions with the top two seeds in each Super Region getting a bye in the first round. The defending champions, the Valdosta State Blazers did not make the playoffs so a new D2 champion will be crowned on December 21st in Florence, AL. Here are the 24 teams competing for the 2013 title and their opening round matchup for Saturday, November 23rd: FOR SCORES FROM THESE GAMES CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/11/24/college-football-playoff-and-bowl-results-from-november-23rd/

Shepherd Univ Rams helmetSuper Region One – The Number One Seed for this region will be the SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS and the Number Two Seed will be the BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY HUSKIES.

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Lenoir Rhyne BearsSuper Region Two – The Number One Seed for this region will be the LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY BEARS and the Number Two Seed will be the UNC-PEMBROKE BRAVES.

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Northwest Missouri BearcatsSuper Region Three – The Number One Seed for this region will be the NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS (overall number one) and the Number Two Seed will be the MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS

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CSU-PuebloSuper Region Four – The Number One Seed for this region will be the CSU-PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES and the Number Two Seed will be the OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY PANTHERS

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* FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS *

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VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY: THE TRUNG SISTERS

The Trung Sisters, national goddesses of ancient Vietnam, atop their war elephants

The Trung Sisters, national goddesses of ancient Vietnam, atop their war elephants

THE TRUNG SISTERS – Trung Trac and her sister Trung Nhi occupy a special place in Vietnamese mythology. If you want a glib or simplistic comparison to approach their story with think of them as an ancient Vietnamese version of Lakshmibai of Jhansi in the history of India or Joan of Arc in Western lore. In the early 40’s C.E. Trung Trac led an uprising against the latest Chinese occupiers withher sister acting in a much smaller capacity according to all accounts but the Trung Sisters  are always mentioned as a team and iconography usually depicts them together astride their battle elephant.

 Trung Trac’s uprising, consisting largely of former noble families and by all accounts (even on the Chinese side) large numbers of female combatants, succeeded in driving the occupying forces far to the north. She then abolished all the Chinese taxes and restored Continue reading

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NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2013

Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday it was August and the season was just beginning. Now here we are getting ready for the postseason. Here are the 16 teams that made the NAIA college football playoffs for 2013 and their First Round matchups for this Saturday, November 23rd. The defending champions, the Marian University Knights, did not even make the field after a disappointing season so there will definitely be a new champion crowned on December 21st in Rome, GA.

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Cumberlands_KY1 SEED – The UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS will be hosting the SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 16TH

Cumberland BulldogsCUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY RULES THE WORLD – Every week of the college football season brings at least one NAIA team defeating a team from supposedly higher divisions. Yesterday the NAIA’s CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS continued this year-in year-out tradition by demolishing NCAA Division TWO’s ALDERSON-BROADDUS COLLEGE BATTLERS in their own house. The final score in this butt-kicking was Bulldogs 41  Battlers 17.

Angelo State Rams helmetANGELO STATE ALSO RULES THE WORLD – Division 2’s ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY RAMS also brought down a team from a higher division. The Rams took it on the road against NCAA Division ONE team the INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS and emerged triumphant in a defensive epic. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 7-0. 

HELMETSHEIDELBERGA RUSHING CARTEL, NOT A DRUG CARTEL – Running Back Cartel Brooks from NCAA Division Three’s HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY STUDENT PRINCES set the new single-game rushing record for ALL DIVISIONS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL yesterday. Brooks ran for an unbelievable 465 yards in the Student Prince’s 42-14 rout of the homestanding BALDWIN-WALLACE YELLOW JACKETS.   

Tabor_KSTOP 25 UPSETS- NAIA – The 12th-ranked TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS were on the road against the number 8 team in the nation, the OTTAWA UNIVERSITY BRAVES and toppled them in a 23-20 game for the ages   ###   And the unranked TAYLOR UNIVERSITY TROJANS notched a 30-20 road win over the 17th-ranked Continue reading

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AL SHARPTON CLAIMS THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY IS “A WHITE CONSPIRACY TO MAKE AFRICAN-AMERICANS LOOK TOO STUPID TO BE PRESIDENT”

Professional hatemonger Al Sharpton demonstrates his orgasm face for all to see.

Professional hatemonger Al Sharpton demonstrates his orgasm face for all to see.

Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton, professional hatemonger and noted homophobe, has speculated that the countless instances of ineptitude, dishonesty, corruption and outright criminal behavior displayed by Barack Obama and his administration are evidence of “a white conspiracy to make African-Americans look too stupid to be President.”

Sharpton stated that Barack Obama, a piece of sewage from the cesspool of Chicago politics, was “clearly unqualified to be President and displayed no particular abilities that would make any reasonable person believe such a shallow and lying demagogue could function as dogcatcher, let alone United States President.”

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DOCTOR COOK’S GARDEN (1971): BING CROSBY AS A MASS-MURDERING PHYSICIAN

Bing Crosby as the sinister Dr Cook

Bing Crosby as the sinister Dr Cook

DOCTOR COOK’S GARDEN – (1971) – Category: Enjoyably campy bad movie elevated by kitsch-value in the casting.    

Bing Crosby IS Colonel Sanders in Finger Lickin’ Good: A One- Man Show! No, actually Bing plays the title doctor in this made-for- tv movie based on a play by Ira “Rosemary’s Baby” Levin. Trouble is, with the snow-white hair and beard he wears in this telepic Bing looks like he’s supposed to be Colonel Harlan Sanders, inducing laughter in the audience in what is supposed to be a horror/thriller.

Doctor Cook is the seemingly amiable physician in a small Vermont town but in reality he’s a killer with a God Complex, giving fatal treatment to everyone he considers an Continue reading

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OBAMACARE CATASTROPHES: A LITTLE LEVITY

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November 15, 2013 · 1:09 pm