This French-produced (but English language) series about William Tell was the perfect antidote for fans of derring-do who were bored with the umpteen versions of the Robin Hood legend.
The series starred Will Lyman, who would go on to be the voice of the narrator in those old “World’s Most Interesting Man” commercials, as the crossbow- wielding Tell.
Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy fame) co-starred as Gessler, the tyrant Tell opposed during the Swiss Uprising against the Austrians in the 14th Century. Each episode featured William Tell and his son (the famous one with the apple on his head) defiantly foiling Gessler’s sinister machinations with the aid of fellow rebels. Continue reading
THE WARSTOCK: A TALE OF TOMORROW (1898) – Written by the British William Oliver Greener under the pen name Wirt Gerrare. Despite this book’s Great Britain origins, the two lead characters are American inventors from Plainfield, New Jersey – Robert Sterry and Willie Redhead.
In the near future (from 1898), the pair have discovered a new energy source and use it to power their wireless telegraphy system called the Sterrygraph. Sterry and Redhead seek investors in England and on the Continent without success.
While hitting the social circuit in London, our heroes meet Madeline Winship, who connects them with backers who are part of an exclusive Royal Society-inspired group of scientific minds. The group are called the Isocrats, and they devote themselves to science and similar intellectual pursuits, like elevating dancing to what we might call performance art. Continue reading
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LATEST FBI/ BIG TECH COLLUSION SCANDAL ADDS EVEN MORE EVIDENCE REGARDING HOW CORRUPT AND TAINTED THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS. More HERE. It is becoming clear it was even more corrupt than the 1876 and year 2000 presidential outcomes.
POLL: SEVENTY-NINE PERCENT NOW ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS TAINTED AND CORRUPT. Better late than never, I guess. When Biden’s thugs say “By any means necessary” they apparently mean it.
BIDEN CALLS FOR MOB ACTION TO “CRUSH” HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS. More HERE. Joe Biden is fascist filth.
PEOPLE ARE STILL REELING OVER THE WAY ASHLEY BIDEN’S DIARY RECOUNTED HOW JOE BIDEN TOOK “INAPPROPRIATE” SHOWERS WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. More HERE. Meanwhile, the Biden Regime is upset only that the diary was supposedly stolen. Hey, so were the Pentagon Papers but the public deserved to know about both sets of explosive info.
A BIG WIN IN ARIZONA TO PREVENT THE KIND OF VOTE FRAUD THAT TAINTED THE 2020 ELECTION. This is why the 2020 cheating and rigging must continue to be discussed – to help reform measures that restore election integrity.
THE FBI’s LATEST HOAX AGAINST DE FACTO THIRD PARTY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS PROVEN FALSE, JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHERS. More HERE. And HERE. How gullible are anti-Trump loons that they still buy into every lie about Trump?
BIDEN REGIME CALLED OUT FOR CONTINUING TO RELEASE COVID-POSITIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO THE COUNTRY. Continue reading
Yesterday continued the 2022 college football season which kicked off on Thursday.
FMU UPSETS DIVISION TWO – Every year multiple NAIA teams topple teams from higher divisions. Yesterday the FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY LIONS started 2022 by knocking off NCAA Division Two’s EDWARD WATERS UNIVERSITY TIGERS. The Lions led 26-0 at the Half, then held on against a furious Tigers rally for a 39-34 triumph.
SAFETY FIRST – This game pitted the TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS against their hosts the IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS (should be the Purple Tigers). The first points scored in this clash came on a 1st Quarter Safety, giving the Blue Jays a 2-0 edge which remained unchanged come Halftime. From there the Tigers led Tabor College 10-8 in the 3rd Quarter only to see the Blue Jays win out 17-13 in the 4th.
UNDER THE RADAR CLASSIC – The BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS paid a visit to the THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY SAINTS. A 21-7 1st Quarter lead for the Saints became a 21-21 tie at the break. The Rambling Rams led 35-21 going into the 4th Quarter, then held on to win the game 42-35. Continue reading
For this weekend’s light-hearted, escapist superhero post, Balladeer’s Blog will look at the first twelve months of Batman stories.
DETECTIVE COMICS Vol 1 #27 (May 1939)
Title: The Case of the Chemical Syndicate
Villains: Alfred Stryker and his thugs
NOTE: This was the very first appearance of Batman.
Synopsis: Wealthy Bruce Wayne is relaxing with Commissioner Gordon at the latter’s home. Gordon discusses with Bruce the reported sightings of a figure called the Batman. Bruce pretends to be as puzzled as the commissioner is.
A phone call summons Gordon to the Lambert Mansion, where the son of the chemical company tycoon is being held on suspicion of murdering his father. The commissioner invites Bruce to tag along (?) and he does so.
The Lambert son (no first name is ever given for him and his father) insists he’s innocent and that his father was receiving threats from a criminal syndicate muscling in on the family’s firm, Apex Chemical Corporation. The dead man’s partner Steve Crane starts getting threats now and wants police protection.
Bruce Wayne secretly decides to give Crane extra protection as Batman. That night, our hero clashes with multiple hired killers, tossing one of them off the roof of a building during their fight. Batman also has to evade the police, who want the vigilante arrested. Continue reading
Yesterday saw the kickoff in the 2022 college football season in two of the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. The rest will join in next week. As for yesterday’s results:
WORKING OVERTIME – The UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES welcomed the VALLEY CITY STATE VIKINGS. The Jimmies led 7-0 in the 1st Quarter and 14-0 at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with the University of Jamestown on top 21-7, but the Vikings forced Overtime with a 21-21 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session, VCSU notched a Field Goal, following which the Jimmies scored a Touchdown to win the game 27-24.
VALOR AND PRIDE – In this game the EVANGEL UNIVERSITY VALOR took the field against the visiting CLARKE UNIVERSITY PRIDE. A 17-13 edge for the Valor at Halftime became a 24-20 advantage over the Pride headed into the 4th Quarter. Evangel University added another Touchdown for a 31-20 victory. Continue reading
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The Biden Regime has now forced the working class and the poor to pay for the student loans of privileged Democrats. This will not be the last time, based on how Democrats run these scams. This will happen again and again. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi previously stated (correctly) that no president has the authority to do what Biden just did regarding student loans.
But hey, Democrats already make taxpayers fund their media outlets like NPR and PBS. Democrats already make taxpayers fund the schools where Democrat OPINIONS have replaced rational thought. It’s the logical next step for Democrats to make taxpayers fund their children’s degrees in Democrat Studies programs. So much for the party that pretends to care about “fairness.”
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe celebrated how much Biden’s move will help many of his ex-students. By the way, “No. 2 is Harvard Law School, where grads with little or no experience pull down a median salary of $143,000. At mid-career, Harvard law graduates earn $234,000, on average,” Forbes reports.” It sounds like they can afford to pay their own student loans.
And there’s more:
FBI WHISTLEBLOWERS REVEAL EVEN MORE ABOUT HOW AGENTS WERE ORDERED NOT TO LOOK INTO THE BIDEN FAMILY SCANDALS UNTIL AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION. More HERE.
THE DEMOCRATS AT FACEBOOK CENSORED THE OPPOSITION PARTY’S POST CRITICIZING BIDEN’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTION ON STUDENT LOANS.
FBI STILL PERSECUTING PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE ASHLEY BIDEN DIARY INCIDENT. DEMOCRATS IGNORE HOW HER DIARY REFERRED TO HER FATHER JOE BIDEN TAKING “INAPPROPRIATE” SHOWERS WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD. More HERE. And HERE.
Try to imagine how this story would be handled if it was a non-Democrat at the core of the scandal. EVERY TIME the case was mentioned, Democrat news outlets would be mentioning Ashley’s allegations that her creepy father Joe Biden took those “inappropriate” showers with her when she was a child.
ONLY 32% TRUST THE MEDIA. And no wonder.
ON A LIGHTER NOTE, HILLARY CLINTON LOST A COMPETITION OF LEGAL QUESTIONS AGAINST KIM KARDASHIAN … WITH HILLARY’S OWN DAUGHTER ASKING THE QUESTIONS! Kim beat her 11-4. Always remember that Hillary flunked the bar exam long ago.
AND MORE FBI WHISTLEBLOWERS EXPOSE FAKE CASES AND FAKE AFFIDAVITS. This is worse than J Edgar Hoover’s time at the FBI. Continue reading
Author Blanka Lipinska
365 DAYS (2020) – My fellow fans of bad movies have long been leaving comments and sending emails encouraging me to review Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m glad I delayed, because now I can review this even worse book and film series.
You may be wondering why, if I could resist reviewing the tale of a hundred-year-old vampire and a shirt-challenged werewolf fighting over a hopelessly bland teen girl, why have I decided to go ahead and review 365 Days and its sequels? And you may be wondering why, if I could resist reviewing the tale of a deranged billionaire stalker and the hopelessly bland object of his fixation, why have I decided to go ahead and review 365 Days and its sequels?
I can answer with one word … pierogie!
As my last name indicates, I am of Polish-American descent and with the scene where the abducted woman in the 365 Days franchise demands that her gangster captor provide her with “Normal food … pierogie!” I knew I had found my muse! Even though I never got the hoped-for line “Leave the gun. Take the kielbasa.” Continue reading
A sentiment that cannot be repeated often enough.