NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Last night the Defending National Champions – the EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS – took on the 2016 Champions – the GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS – for the 2018 title. Defense was the name of the game, with the Lions on top just 3-0 in the 1st Quarter and 10-0 at Halftime. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2018
Balladeer’s Blog’s Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead returns with a shoutout to the very old Paul Simon with his song Mother and Child Reunion. This goes out to two very special ladies.
Continuing with the Christmas Season here’s the 2nd adventure of the very FIRST superhero team in history: DC’s JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA. It’s some Kid-Friendly Holiday Fun here at Balladeer’s Blog. FOR PART ONE CLICK HERE
I will review the original issue and then detail how I would “script-doctor” the story for modern audiences.
ALL-STAR COMICS #4 (March 1941)
Title: FOR AMERICA AND DEMOCRACY
Heroes: HOURMAN, GREEN LANTERN (Original), SPECTRE, THE ATOM (Original), DOCTOR FATE, FLASH (Original), SANDMAN, HAWKMAN (Original), JOHNNY THUNDER
Villains: THE GREY SHIRTS
Synopsis: Summoned to Washington, DC by FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, the Justice Society of America is told about a secret Axis organization operating inside the United States despite America still being neutral in the Second World War then raging. That secret organization – the Grey Shirts – are carrying out covert sabotage operations across the nation.
The JSA goes into action, thwarting the Grey Shirts’ villainous efforts at a munitions factory, at Oil Fields in Oklahoma, at a Top Secret Aircraft testing field and elsewhere. The entire Axis organization across America is crushed.
How I Would Revise It: Continue reading
Yes, it is time once again for another round of Transgress With Me here at Balladeer’s Blog.
** IT’S TIME TO CALL FOR THE PRIVILEGED WHITE ONE PERCENTERS OF HOLLYWOOD AND SILICON VALLEY TO LIVE UP TO THEIR SELF-RIGHTEOUS PREENING AND DONATE ALL BUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF THEIR OWN FORTUNES TO FINANCE THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THEY PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT.
** AS A FOLLOWUP, THIS SHOULD BE DEMANDED OF THOSE SHALLOW POSEURS EVERY TIME THEY PRESUME TO LECTURE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.
** AN OLD SAYING GOES THAT “THE DISSENTING OPINIONS OF ONE GENERATION BECOME THE PREVAILING VIEWS OF THE NEXT.” THAT IS NO LONGER TRUE SINCE DEMOCRATS INTOLERANTLY TRY TO PRESERVE THEIR EVERY POLITICAL WHIM BY SETTING THEM IN STONE AND DECLARING IT “HATE SPEECH” TO QUESTION THEM.
** THE SUPPOSEDLY “INTOLERANT” DEAD WHITE MALES OF THE PAST RECOGNIZED WHAT THE FASCISTIC POLITICAL LEFT DENIES – THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS SHOULD HAVE THE FREEDOM TO AMEND THE LAWS ACCORDING TO EVOLVING PHILOSOPHIES AND ATTITUDES. INSTEAD THE LEFT INSISTS THEY HAVE “THE ONE TRUE WORLD VIEW” AND THAT THEIR NARROW-MINDED VALUES ARE ENTIRELY AND ETERNALLY “RIGHT.” NOW AND FOREVER.
** TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HOLLYWOOD SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SWITCH TO A SOCIALIST SYSTEM IN WHICH ALL THE MONEY MADE IS DISTRIBUTED EVENLY AND NO POSITION EARNS MORE THAN ANY OTHER POSITION. ALL THEIR MANSIONS ARE TO BE USED AS HOUSING FOR THE POOR, TOO. Continue reading
Here is the iconic Holiday standard Hooray For Santy Claus! It’s by the poor man’s Skitch Henderson – Milton De Lugg – and The Little Eskimos.
And here’s the version by Al “Green Hornet Theme” Hirt: Continue reading
If anyone in the world is still wondering why Fake News is what everybody except Democrats call America’s media then this is another flagrant example. Just like the Democrats’ media outlets tried blaming de facto Third Party President Donald Trump for the family separation policy that OBAMA AND GEORGE W BUSH had followed at our southern border they are playing the same game with the tear gas incident.
With their typical selective outrage and outright lies the anti-Trump fascists are claiming that Border Enforcement’s use of tear gas was “unprecedented.” Wrong again. Or, more accurately, they’re LYING again.
Barack Obama’s Border Enforcement men used tear-gas on illegals – including women and children – TWENTY-SIX TIMES in 2012, TWENTY-SEVEN TIMES in 2013 and 3 more times in 2016. In addition, Obama’s men used pepper spray on illegals of all ages and genders ONE HUNDRED FIFTY ONE TIMES.
And remember Obama using drone strikes on CHILDREN?
I will say again – President Trump gets gifted with more and more loyalty and support every time the Democrats in the media flagrantly lie and lie and lie like this.
IF YOU’RE ONLY A CASUAL OBSERVER OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCENE YOU CAN’T GO WRONG BY JUST ASSUMING THAT THE CORPORATE MEDIA’S CRITICISM OF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ALWAYS MISINFORMATION. ALWAYS DIG DEEPER.
Balladeer’s Blog’s 9th Annual Christmas Carol-A-Thon continues with this take on one of the perennial staples of Christmastime viewing. Readers are often surprised that I haven’t reviewed this one even though it’s one of my favorites. No special reason, it’s just that so many excellent reviews have already covered this Carol that I wanted to hit the more obscure versions first.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1984) – Let me kick off this review with my old, overused joke about wanting to hear George C Scott holler “Dickens, you magnificent bastard … I READ YER BOOOOOOOOK!”
My only complaints about this undeniable classic would be 1) the way it’s one of those Carols which unnecessarily add extra tension to the relationship between Scrooge and his father and 2) unnecessary magnification of why the poor and unemployed are sad at Christmas. Dickens put it poetically. This adaptation belabors it.
Moving on to the performances:
SCROOGE – Be thankful that George C Scott toned down his George C Scottishness for this role. If you’ve seen him as Fagan in the 1982 adaptation of Oliver Twist you know what a bullet this Christmas Carol dodged. (“When you put your hand into a pile of goo that a minute ago was the Artful Dodger’s face … You’ll know what to do.” That’s the last time I’ll do that. I promise.) Continue reading