BEST OF 2020: NOVEMBER

Iron SmokeBalladeer’s Blog’s year-end retrospective comes to a close with this look at November’s best. Hunker down with some Iron Smoke Bourbon to help you ring in the new year.

As usual with whiskey I prefer cask strength, and the people at Iron Smoke amusingly call their cask strength bourbon “Casket Strength.”

It’s ONE-HUNDRED TWENTY PROOF and goes with any celebration.

The Thin ManTHE THIN MAN (1934) – My review of Dashiell Hammett’s final novel, a murder mystery set between Christmas and New Year’s. Click HERE.

GULLIVAR JONES ON MARS (1905) – A work of “ancient” science fiction and a look at the controversy surrounding it. Click HERE.

LEO FONG’S BEST B-MOVIES – Several of Fong’s very flawed but enjoyable films, like Bionic Ninja. Click HERE.

DEMOCRAT GLENN GREENWALD RESIGNS OVER CENSORSHIP OF THE BIDEN CORRUPTION SCANDALS – One of the few journalists left with integrity, Greenwald revealed his censored story about Joe and Hunter Biden AND the emails from his editors wanting the story covered up in order to save Biden’s campaign. Click HERE.

EIGIL HOLST: RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1973) – The renowned Danish detective in a mystery set in Copenhagen. Click HERE.

666 picSIX-HUNDRED & SIXTY SIX (1972) – A combination science fiction/ post-apocalypse/ horror/ religious flick starring cult actor Joe Turkel, best known for his role as Lloyd the Bartender in The Shining. Click HERE.

CHIEF PURSER HORROCKS: RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1973) – Chief Purser Eli Horrocks solves the theft of gold bullion on a trans-Atlantic vessel. This 1900 tale is sort of an Agatha Christie mystery BEFORE Agatha Christie. Click HERE.

IRON MAN VS THE BLACK KNIGHT – Iron Man battles the Marvel Comics version of the Black Knight. Click HERE.

rivals of sherlockPOLLY BURTON: RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1973) – A review of an Edwardian murder mystery featuring the fictional female reporter named Polly Burton. Click HERE.

THE DEMOCRATS AT POLITICO ADMIT WHAT A DISASTER THE ELECTION RESULTS WERE FOR THE DEMOCRATS – Politico looked at the mammoth losses the Democrats suffered in Congressional races at the national AND state level. Democrat policies were definitely NOT popular. Click HERE.

FLASHMAN DOWN UNDER: LOST FLASHMAN PAPERS – Harry Flashman gets caught up in the Australian Gold Rush of the very early 1850s. Click HERE.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE BROKE FROM THE DEMOCRATS TO ENDORSE TRUMP – For the first time in five decades the Post-Gazette endorsed a non-Democrat, in this case because of Trump’s beneficial policies for the working class and the poor. Click HERE.

Monkey Business posterTOP FIVE MARX BROTHERS MOVIES – My five favorite Marx Brothers movies. Click HERE.

CENSORSHIP BY BIG TECH – The Techno-Fascists smothered news stories about Biden corruption and are being rewarded with positions in his illegitimate “administration.” Click HERE.

SOME REMINDERS ABOUT WHAT A WEAK, INEPT AND CORRUPT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS – Click HERE.

ELIZABETH WARREN AND OTHER DEMOCRATS ADMITTED DOMINION SYSTEMS COULD ALTER VOTES – The title says it all. Click HERE.

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24 responses to “BEST OF 2020: NOVEMBER

  1. You have shared some wonderful tales this year! Thank you! Wishing you the best for the year ahead! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  2. (Sigh, I should make a cut-and-paste template. Save time.) Superb! Imma come back and control my evening television time when the Boss asks me. “Wanna watch a movie tonight?” Find the perfect one from your lists. Thanks. (More template stuff.) By the way, if ever you find time on your hands and want a quick diversionary read, look up Kaminsky’s You Bet Your Life. His Toby Peters bails-out Chico Marx in typical Toby Peters style. Light fast read. Have a successful and safe 2021.

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