THANK YOU once again to all of you readers for making Balladeer’s Blog so enjoyable to write. As I always say the weird and controversial items I churn out here mean that readers have to be very secure in their own beliefs not to just take offense and leave.
Here’s a look at Glitternight.com’s six biggest hits since last June 21st:
MOST POPULAR MYTHOLOGY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: GODS OF BELLONA AND RENNELL ISLANDS
People who enjoyed my examinations of myths from various other Polynesian island groups were especially enthusiastic about this blog post. There are similarities to figures from Hawaiian and Samoan beliefs plus deities unique to these two islands.
MOST POPULAR ANCIENT SCI FI POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: A MEXICAN MYSTERY (1888)
A story that was far ahead of its time in the whole “revolt of the machines” sub-genre of science fiction. In 1800s Mexico an inventor devises a revolutionary train engine that is so independent and capable that it soon goes on a rampage of destruction … and eventually starts using human beings as food.
MOST POPULAR GUNSLINGER LEGEND OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: KID RUSSELL: GUNSLINGER TURNED ARTIST
Charles Marion Russell aka Kid Russell was a real-life internationally-renowned artist who spent his younger years roaming the old west. Russell is often considered the finest painter and sculptor of depictions of America’s frontier era. Before he made the art he LIVED it.
MOST POPULAR ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: THE BIRDS BY ARISTOPHANES
There was an EXPLOSION of controversy over this post which examined the original work AND explored how The Birds could be applied to the anti-intellectual madhouses called colleges here in America. Aristophanes wrote “In Cloud Cuckooland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” I made that “In Ivory Towerland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” And off it went …
MOST POPULAR “LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES” POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: TRUMP DEFEATS HILLARY
A look at some mock headlines regarding the Trump defeat of Hillary “Bugsy” Clinton from the day after the election last November. These were played for humor after the intense campaign season.
MOST POPULAR POST ABOUT MUSLIM FASCISM IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: WOMEN WHO FIGHT MUSLIM OPPRESSION
A look at Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and many other women who show the backbone to take on the greatest oppressors of women in this day and age: the Muslim World. These women deserve much more notoriety than they currently enjoy.