BEST OF AUGUST 2022

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual end of year retrospective continues with this look at August’s best:

day time endedBRIDE OF WILLIAM SHATNER – My review of several movies featuring Marcy Lafferty-Shatner, William Shatner’s wife from 1973-1996. I take a look at Marcy’s appearances in Paper Man, Coffee, Tea or Me?, Hunter, Stat, Want a Ride, Little Girl?, Kingdom of the Spiders, The Day Time Ended and a Bacardi Rum short with Bill at her side. Click HERE.

NEWS ROUNDUP: AUGUST 1st – Many virtually unbelievable examples of political corruption and incompetence. You can read about them HERE.

365 days365 DAYS (2020) – The hilariously bad movie version of the equally lame novel that combined the worst elements of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey with Dark Mafia “romances.” My review is HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOONS: AUGUST 8th – See them HERE.

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S NEGLECTED CHARACTER TURLOGH DUBH – My review of Howard’s three stories about this ancient Irish warrior is HERE

LIFE HERE IN CROOKED JOE BIDEN’S CORPORATE FASCIST KLEPTOCRACY – Some Banana Republic dictators are more honest and less abusive than the Biden Regime. HERE.

jack p greatest show onGREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1963-1964) – Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the Forgotten Television item The Greatest Show on Earth, with Jack Palance, Lucille Ball and others in Desilu’s series about a circus. Read it HERE.   

ROBERTO ALVAREZ-GALLOSO: A CUBAN EMIGRE’S TAKE ON FBI TOTALITARIANISM AND ALTERNATIVES TO BIG TECH SITES – This courageous man’s look at these issues is HERE.

BATMAN: THE REAL YEAR ONE – I examine the Batman stories from the character’s first year: 1939-1940, featuring the Joker, Catwoman and others. Click HERE.

buckskin frank picBUCKSKIN FRANK LESLIE: NEGLECTED GUNSLINGER – A Frontierado Holiday look at the saga of the one and only Buckskin Frank Leslie, and his exploits in Tombstone, San Francisco, Guadalupe Canyon and at Yuma Territorial Prison.

All that and his mysterious death. Find it HERE.

NEWS ROUNDUP: AUGUST 21st – The heroic Sharyl Attkisson reports on widespread corruption at the FBI, plus much more HERE

mars revealed picMARS REVEALED (1880) – This work of “ancient” science fiction is yet another of the many 1800s stories which combine religious lore and science fiction concepts. A mysterious cosmic figure takes an Earthling on a visit to Mars. The geographical features, high-tech civilization and alien animals like winged horses are just the tip of the iceberg. And on the religious side, it turns out that God lives in the star called Sirius and Martian telescopes are powerful enough to watch God and the attending angels. Click HERE.

DOWNING AMERICA’S CORRUPT POLITICAL FAMILIES LIKE THE BUSHES, CHENEYS, CLINTONS AND MCCAINS – Some defeats for just some of the families who have combined white-collar crime with political influence. HERE.

bloodstone enduringULYSSES BLOODSTONE – One of Marvel’s neglected heroes from the 1970s. My examination of the underrated figure is HERE.

ONGOING POLITICAL SCANDALS – The Ashley Biden Diary and many, many more scandals and failures of the Biden Crime Family. Click HERE.

BELLONA’S HUSBAND (1887) – This story follows a scientific expedition to Mars, where they learn that Phobos and Deimos are not moons, but massive spaceships. On Mars itself, the explorers are in for even more surprises. HERE.

FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: AUGUST 31st – You can read it HERE.

marchers of valhalla bookROBERT E. HOWARD’S NEGLECTED JAMES ALLISON TRILOGY – Another often-overlooked character from the creator of Conan, Solomon Kane and Kull. The time-lost sword and sorcery tales of James Allison aka Hunwulf. My review is HERE.

F.B.I. (FUHRER BIDEN’S INTIMIDATORS) – Not even J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. was this politically corrupted. Read it HERE.

PONY BOB HASLAM: PONY EXPRESS RIDER – A look at the saga of one of the most storied Pony Express Riders this side of Buffalo Bill Cody. It’s HERE.

libraryTHE POLITICAL CLASS CONTINUES ITS VIRTUAL WAR ON THE REST OF US – Modern-day corruption is making the Gilded Age look almost honest. HERE.

THE WARSTOCK: A TALE OF TOMORROW (1898) – This work of “ancient” science fiction finds a secret scientific society forming their own high-tech country and ultimately winding up at war with many other nations. HERE.

THE ANNIVERSARY OF JOE BIDEN’S AFGHANISTAN DEBACLE – Biden is the only U.S. President to be found in contempt of Parliament as the inept crook failed even America’s closest allies. It’s HERE

she hulk pictureSHE-HULK: HER FIRST TWELVE STORIES – She-Hulk’s earliest adventures in the 1980s. You can read my review HERE.

IT, THE LIVING COLOSSUS – Another overlooked 1970s Marvel figure, who could have been the centerpiece of a Marvel Kaiju movie series. Click HERE.

THE RAINBOW OF ADAMANT (1897) – “Ancient” science fiction about intrigue surrounding a new form of helium. Read it HERE.

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