THANK YOU once again to all of you readers for making Balladeer’s Blog so enjoyable to write. As I always say the weird and controversial items I churn out here mean that readers have to be very secure in their own beliefs not to just take offense and leave. Here’s a look at Glitternight.com’s six biggest hits since lastJune 21st:
MOST POPULAR MYTHOLOGY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: TOP GODS OF THE NYANGA PEOPLE (AFRICA)
Gods who gamble, river gods, star gods who run a celestial courtroom and much, much more including the semi-divine hero Mwindo. This one barely beat out the Philippine Epic Myth about the god Baybayan.
MOST POPULAR ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: THE BIRDS BY ARISTOPHANES
There was an EXPLOSION of controversy over this post which examined the original work AND explored how The Birds could be applied to the anti-intellectual madhouses called colleges here in America. Aristophanes wrote “In Cloud Cuckooland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” I made that “In Ivory Towerland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” And off I went …
MOST POPULAR CONTINUING FEATURE OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: THE SONGS OF MALDOROR (1868)
Technically this feature began in February of 2015 but was so lengthy it didn’t wrap up until August of 2015, thus putting it within the past year, at least partially.
This work of horror was the darkest, most deranged and graphically violent item I’ve ever covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
MOST POPULAR “LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES” POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND ART
This item took a look at one of the many ways that the hypersensitive, judgmental and censorship-crazed American Liberals have become even more intolerant than the worst Christian Conservatives.
And that’s the truth.
MOST POPULAR POST ABOUT MUSLIM FASCISM IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: WOMEN WHO FIGHT MUSLIM OPPRESSION
A look at Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and many other women who show the backbone to take on the greatest oppressors of women in this day and age: the Muslim World.
These women deserve much more notoriety than they currently enjoy.
MOST POPULAR TEXAS 27 FILM VAULT POST OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS: THANKSGIVING TURKEYS ON THE TEXAS TWENTY-SEVEN FILM VAULT
A Turkey Day look at some of Randy and Richard’s most storied episodes, featuring movies like It! The Terror From Beyond Space, The Giant Claw, The Party Crashers, Return of the Fly and many, many more!