BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2022

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual end of year retrospective concludes with this look at September’s best. October and November were too recent to need examining.

bl sadMODERN PARODY HALL OF FAME – My look at NINETEEN of the greatest comedies which parodied entire genres or specific movies. Needless to say, expected films like Blazing Saddles, Airplane, plus Monty Python and the Holy Grail got inducted into this Hall of Fame, but many unexpected and/or obscure examples made the list, too. Click HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOON AND MEME ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 16th – You can take a look at them HERE.

THE EMPEROR OF THE AIR (1910) – “Ancient” science fiction. Disgruntled scientists band together to create a futuristic flying fortress with which they wage war on the world at large. Their headquarters is a high-tech compound in Spain. Read it HERE.

chase logoCHASE (1973-1974) – From Balladeer’s Blog’s Forgotten Television category came this review of Chase, a one-season series about a special police unit that used experts on motorcycles, helicopters, speedboats and other such vehicles. HERE

TRANSGRESS WITH ME: SEPTEMBER 8th – The latest installment of this recurring segment that is only for the daring and the iconoclastic. It’s HERE.

red sonya for realROBERT E. HOWARD’S REAL RED SONYA (1934) – My review of the only story that THE Robert E. Howard ever wrote about his often-misrepresented woman warrior Red Sonya (not Sonja). He depicted her in action during the 1520s, not during the same time period as Conan the Barbarian. Read it HERE.

SASHA STONE DISCUSSES HER CONTEMPT FOR JOE BIDEN AND HIS REGIME – It can be found HERE.

samson in islamSAMSON MYTHS AS DEPICTED IN ANCIENT ISLAMIC LITERATURE – I examine the differences and similarities to more widely known Samson tales HERE.

HEADLINE ROUNDUP – More political scandals than even Tammany Hall could have spawned. HERE.

FOOL KILLER: MAY 1913 – This edition of James Larkin Pearson’s version of the folk figure targets the Democrat and Republican Parties, a faulty tuberculosis vaccine, the newly-formed government in China, and calls out the Pope for being political rather than sticking to religion. You can read it HERE.

IN THE PAST I EXAMINED HOSTILITY TOWARD OBAMA AND GEORGE W. BUSH, THIS TIME I LOOKED AT HOSTILITY TOWARD TRUMP – It’s HERE.

shane carradine versionSHANE: THE SERIES (1966) – The forgotten television version of the movie Shane, with David Carradine starring as the iconic fictional gunslinger. My review is HERE.

POLITICAL CARTOON AND MEME ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 5th – HERE.

WINNIE THE POOH: BLOOD AND HONEY – The trailer is HERE.

mtu 15 coverMARVEL TEAM-UP: THE EARLY 1970s STORIES – Marvel’s tales teaming up Spider-Man with assorted other Marvel characters. It’s HERE.

POLITICAL OUTRAGE ROUNDUP – For September 19th HERE. For September 28th HERE. And September 30th HERE.

SAMSON MYTHS WHICH DEPICT HIM AS A SOLAR DEITY – I look at these 1800s Samson tales HERE.

JOE BIDEN’S FASCISM HERE

THE CREEPER: STEVE DITKO HERO – I review the Creeper’s 1960s to 1980s stories HERE.

roosterROOSTER: SPURS OF DEATH (1977) – I rip apart another ugly, horrible movie from the bizarre subgenre of cockfighting flicks. The review is HERE.

DEMOCRAT KILLER CONFESSES TO TARGETING THEIR VICTIM FOR BEING A REPUBLICAN – Political violence driven to a fever pitch by Joe Biden labeling every dissenter as a “domestic terrorist.” Read it HERE.

bl orch cvrBLACK ORCHID: HER EARLY STORIES – The early stories of the DC superheroine called the Black Orchid, beginning in the 1970s. Click HERE.

DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES – HERE. Democrats, can you please leave children alone?

EL BORAK – Robert E. Howard’s neglected character El Borak – an 1800s old west gunslinger who becomes a sword and pistol hero in 19th Century Afghanistan. Click HERE.

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2 responses to “BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2022

  1. Whatever prompted me to read this? I dunno. But. On the one hand, most anything Balladeer pokes out is a good rea`d. On the other, his “retrospectives” are good for walks down Memory Lane, often in ways, for reasons, I suspect he little knows. Thankee, Balladeer.

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