Balladeer’s Blog resumes its look at the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various super-natural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.
G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin, his two Battle Aces.
100. WINGS OF THE GRAY PHANTOM (October 1942) – Yes, it’s the 100th issue of the G-8 Pulp magazine! An old foe – Mr Matsu – returns for the occassion. As a quick reminder to people unfamiliar with World War One during THAT war Japan was on the side of the Allied Powers, not the Central Powers.
The Japanese Mr Matsu is a traitor who took his scientific inventions to the Central Powers because they offered him more money than his native Japan did. This time around Matsu’s come up with a way of making fighter planes virtually invisible.
These Gray Phantoms are mowing down Allied planes at an incredible rate and as always it’s up to G-8, Bull and Nippy to find a way of defeating Mr Matsu’s creations. G-8 manages to steal a helmet that enables its wearer to see the Gray Phantoms, but will it be enough to turn the tide? Continue reading
THIS HAUNTING IMAGE STRIKES RIGHT TO THE CORE OF THE HATRED THAT IS ISLAM.
Yes, good old Islam, the rabid beast of a religion that is forever retarding the rest of the world’s social progress, rears its ugly head yet again. News has emerged of A PUBLIC SCHOOL in Toronto that holds Muslim prayer sessions in its cafeteria on Fridays and, even worse – MAKES THE FEMALES SIT BEHIND THE MALES to show they are “inferior” in Muslim beliefs. Girls who are menstruating are regarded as UNCLEAN (What century is this again?) and must show their greater inferiority in Islam’s eyes by sitting behind the other females. Again, this is not a mosque but a PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIA.
Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Wiccans and everyone else – if you want this type of favoritism shown to your religion then the Western Democracies are making it clear how you go about getting it: violence, violence and more violence. The more Muslim savages kill and kill and kill the more that gutless enablers of Islam are happy to accomodate them. Continue reading
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – 1. FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS ### 2. DAEMEN COLLEGE WILDCATS ### 3. BEREA COLLEGE MOUNTAINEERS ### 4. WEST VIRGINIA TECH GOLDEN BEARS ### 5. CONCORDIA (AL) COLLEGE HORNETS ###
6. SUNY-CANTON KANGAROOS ### 7. WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK (Defending Champions) ### 8. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS ### 9. TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS ### 10. SILVER LAKE COLLEGE LAKERS ### Continue reading
CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA STEELS
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Conference Affiliation: Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Comment: Presenting the academic institution where students, faculty and administrators can all honestly say “I’m with the CIA.” This school, known as “The World’s Premier Culinary College”, was founded in 1946 as a successor to the Office of Strategic Skilletry (I’m kidding. But not about the year it was founded.) Continue reading
Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are familiar with my examinations of obscure pantheons of gods. I’ve also covered several neglected epic myths from around the world. Here’s a guide to the ones I’ve covered:
Central Figure: Aiwel Longar
Synopsis: Aiwel Longar was the son of the Nile River god and was set adrift as a gift for the childless woman who found him. The young godling displays his divine nature from childhood onward and many years later when various plagues strike the land Aiwel Longar leads his faithful followers to a new promised land where they can live but which he is forbidden to enter. A miraculous crossing of the Nile is also featured in this ancient epic with a broad influence.
FOR FULL STORY CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2013/08/13/mythology-the-epic-of-aiwel-longar/
A WAR BETWEEN GODS
Central Figures: The jungle and mountain god Tan Vien and Thuy Tinh, the god of the monsoon rains.
Synopsis: While on a safari with the semi-divine emperor Hung Vuong XVIII, Tan Vien saves the life of the rain deity Thuy Tinh. Thuy Tinh’s father, the sea god Long Vuong, welcomes Tan Vien to his undersea kingdom to thank him. Thuy Tinh and Tan Vien’s friendship grows as the jungle and mountain god is feasted and celebrated for weeks before being sent home with various supernatural gifts from the god of the sea.
When Hung Vuong XVIII’s daughter Mi Nuong is offered up to be courted Tan Vien and Thuy Tinh best all of the mortal suitors competing for her hand. Next follows a tragic conflict between the two deities, a conflict with long-lasting consequences.
FOR FULL STORY CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/vietnamese-myth-2/ Continue reading
Oh, yeah … Muslim savages. The madmen of HAMAS have produced a cartoon figure to make a hero out of the Muslim who savagely stabbed over fourteen people on a bus in Tel Aviv on January 21st. I can’t think of any people outside of Islam who get so happy about the killing of innocent people going about their daily business. At any rate in the tradition of Marvin the Martian the cartoon character the Palestinians created to commemorate this outbreak of that Muslim sacrament of mindless violence looks like it’s a kind of “Marvin the Muslim” figure.
FOR MORE CLICK HERE:https://glitternight.com/category/liberals-and-conservatives/ Continue reading