Sure Shot is a song by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released as the third single from their 1994 album Ill Communication. The single was released a few days after the release of the album, the track features a sample from jazz flautist Jeremy Steigs Howlin For Judy, which provides the main instrumental part of the song. The CD and cassette single features three remixes of the title track, one by Large Professor, one by Mike Nardone and Dred Scott. It features 3 new songs, Mullet Head, Son of Neck Bone and The Vibes, a more traditional rap song in the manner of Sure Shot
Black comedy or dark comedy is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo. Literary critics have associated black comedy and black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes, Black comedy corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor. The term black humor was coined by the Surrealist theorist André Breton in 1935 while interpreting the writings of Jonathan Swift. Bretons preference was to some of Swifts writings as a subgenre of comedy and satire in which laughter arises from cynicism and skepticism. Scholars have associated black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes, Breton coined the term for his book Anthology of Black Humor, in which he credited Jonathan Swift as the originator of black humor and gallows humor, and included excerpts from 45 other writers. This victims suffering is trivialized, which leads to sympathizing with the victimizer, as found in the social commentary. Black humor is related to that of the grotesque genre.
Breton identified Swift as the originator of black humor and gallows humor, particularly in his pieces Directions to Servants, A Modest Proposal, A Meditation Upon a Broom-Stick, the terms black comedy or dark comedy have been derived as alternatives to Bretons term. Bruce Jay Friedman, in his anthology entitled Black Humor, imported the concept of comedy to the United States. He labeled many different authors and works with the idea, arguing that they shared the literary genre. The Friedman label came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, early American writers who employed black humor were Nathanael West and Vladimir Nabokov. In 1965 a mass-market paperback titled Black Humor, was released and this was one of the first American anthologies devoted to the conception of black humor as a literary genre, the publication sparked nationwide interest in black humor. Among the writers labeled as black humorists by journalists and literary critics are Roald Dahl, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Warren Zevon, John Barth, Joseph Heller, popular themes of the genre include violence, disease, sexuality and barbarism.
Comedians, like Lenny Bruce, that since the late 1950s have been labeled for using sick comedy by mainstream journalists, have labeled with black comedy. By contrast, blue comedy focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, in obscene humor, much of the humorous element comes from shock and revulsion, while black comedy might include an element of irony, or even fatalism. For example, the black comedy self-mutilation appears in the English novel Tristram Shandy. Tristram, five years old at the time, starts to urinate out of a window for lack of a chamber pot. The sash falls and circumcises him, his family reacts with both chaotic action and philosophic digression, cringe comedy Comedy horror Macabre Off-color humor
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels Ltd. trading as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, is a Canadian international luxury hospitality company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. It operates more than 100 hotels worldwide, since 2007, Bill Gates and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal have been majority owners of the company. Canadian businessman Isadore Sharp founded Four Seasons in 1960, while a young architect working for his father, Sharp designed a motel for a family friend, its success motivated him to try creating his own hotel. He bought a parcel of land in a run-down area of Toronto and planned a stopover for business travelers. Four Seasons built more hotels, including the 1963 Inn on the Park, upscale luxury became part of the brand when the company expanded to London. When a developer approached Four Seasons about building a hotel in London, Sharp planned it to compete with the citys old-world, elite hotels, such as Claridges, in 1974, cost overruns at a Vancouver property nearly led the company into bankruptcy.
As a result, the company began shifting to its current, management-only business model, eliminating costs associated with buying land, the company went public in 1986. The first full-service spa was introduced in 1986 at Four Seasons Resort, nearly all Four Seasons hotels and resorts have spa facilities, and the remainder offer spa services. Many of the hotels have integrated high-end restaurants, economic downturns in the early and mid-2000s affected the company. The company recovered, and in 2007 it agreed to a buyout by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, the pair own 95 percent of the company, in equal shares, and Sharp owns the rest. Challenges returned again during the crisis of 2007–2010. The company made the first corporate layoffs in its history, cutting 10% of its Toronto workforce, in April 2010, after a year-long dispute with Broadreach Capital Partners and Maritz, Wolff & Co. The arbitrators ordered Broadreach pay Four Seasons to terminate the contract, the resort is no longer a Four Seasons.
Four Seasons has continued to add more hotels and resorts to its portfolio and it opened a new hotel in Hangzhou in 2010 and Guangzhou, and a second property in Shanghai in 2012. In India it has one hotel in Mumbai, in 2013, it opened its first hotel in Russia in the Lobanov-Rostovsky Residence in St. Petersburg, and opened a second hotel in Moscow. In October 2012, Four Seasons opened a new 259 room Toronto property in Yorkville, the hotel will include an upscale restaurant led by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. It was hailed by The Globe and Mail as the renewal of an iconic Canadian brand in its hometown, the penthouse was bought by entrepreneur Robert Österlund, the founder of Xacti, LLC and Inbox. com, for a Canadian record price of over $28M. The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts offers trips in a company-owned Boeing 757 with 52 seats, Four Seasons does not own most of its properties, it operates them on behalf of real estate owners and developers
Jesse Adam Eisenberg is an American actor and playwright. Born and raised in New York City, Eisenberg began acting in plays at an early age, in 2006, Eisenberg won the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award for his role in The Living Wake. In 2009, he starred in the comedy-drama film Adventureland with Kristen Stewart and the horror comedy Zombieland with Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson. He played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network, for which he received nominations for awards, including the BAFTA, Golden Globe. He starred in Holy Rollers, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, he has gone on to voice the character, Blu, a male Spixs macaw, in the animated films Rio and Rio 2. Eisenberg starred in two films by Woody Allen, To Rome with Love and Café Society, and the magician heist film Now You See Me, Eisenberg has contributed pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeneys websites. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage, The Revisionist, and The Spoils, Eisenbergs first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015.
Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in East Brunswick and his mother, who now teaches cross cultural sensitivity in hospitals, previously worked as a clown at childrens parties and choreographer for a Catholic high school for 20 years. His father, Barry Eisenberg, drove a taxicab and worked at a hospital, Jesse Eisenberg is Jewish and was brought up in a secular Jewish family that originated in Poland and Ukraine. He attended the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, and Churchill Junior High School, Eisenberg transferred to the High School of Performing Arts in New York. When he was a senior, he received his role in the independent comedy-drama film Roger Dodger. His work in the film prevented Eisenberg from enrolling at New York University, Eisenberg struggled to fit in at school due to an anxiety disorder, and began acting in plays at an early age. At 13, he understudied the role of Young Scrooge in a version of A Christmas Carol starring Tony Randall.
Eisenberg made his first professional role in Arje Shaws off-Broadway play, The Gathering and he stated, When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as youre given a prescribed way of behaving. Pre-fame, Eisenberg got into trouble with Woody Allens lawyers, as a teenager he penned a play about how Allen came to change his name and managed to get the script to Allens people. Instead of a seal of approval, Eisenberg received two cease and desist letters, Eisenberg went on to star in two films directed by Allen, To Rome with Love, and Café Society. Eisenberg made his debut in the series Get Real, from 1999 to 2000
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan, as of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan. A historic furniture-manufacturing center, Grand Rapids is home to five of the leading office furniture companies. Its more common nickname of River City refers to the landmark river for which it was named. The city and surrounding communities are diverse, based in the health care, information technology, aviation. Grand Rapids is the hometown of U. S. President Gerald Ford, for thousands of years, succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples occupied the area. Over 2000 years ago, people associated with the Hopewell culture occupied the Grand River Valley, later, a tribe from the Ottawa River traveled to the Grand River valley, fighting three battles with the Prairie Indians who were established in the area.
The tribe split, with the Chippewas settling in the lower peninsula, the Pottawatomies staying south of the Kalamazoo River. In 1740, an Ottawa man who would be known as Chief Noonday, between 1761 and 1763, Chief Pontiac visited the area annually, gathering over 3,000 natives and asking them to volunteer to fight the British in Detroit, which would culminate into Pontiacs War. The Potawatomi attacked the Ottawa in 1765, attempting to take the Grand River territory but were defeated, by the end of the 1700s, there were an estimated 1,000 Ottawa in the Kent County area. After the French established territories in Michigan, Jesuit missionaries and traders traveled down Lake Michigan, at the start of the 19th century, European fur traders and missionaries established posts in the area among the Ottawa. They generally lived in peace, trading European metal and textile goods for fur pelts and they were French-speaking and Roman Catholic. They likely both spoke Ottawa, Madelines maternal ancestral language, La Framboise, whose mother was Ottawa and father French, merged her successful operations with the American Fur Company.
By 1810, Chief Noonday established a village on the west side of the river with about 500 Ottawa, madeline La Framboise retired the trading post to Rix Robinson in 1821 and returned to Mackinac. The first permanent European-American settler in the Grand Rapids area was Isaac McCoy, general Lewis Cass, who commissioned Charles Christopher Trowbridge to establish missions for Native Americans in Michigan, ordered McCoy to establish a mission in Grand Rapids for the Ottawa. In 1824, Baptist missionary Rev. L. Slater traveled with two settlers to Grand Rapids to perform work, the winter of 1824 proved to be difficult, with Slaters group having to resupply and return before the spring. Slater erected the first settler structures in Grand Rapids, a log cabin for himself, in 1825, McCoy returned and established a missionary station
Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank is a U. S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center, and is the principal subsidiary of holding company Fifth Third Bancorp. The company operates under an Ohio charter, the companys main businesses include branch banking, commercial banking, consumer lending, payment processing, investment advising, and title insurance. Fifth Third Banks corporate history began on June 17,1858, five years later, the Third National Bank organized on June 23,1863. On April 29,1871, the bank acquired the older one, beginning a long history of acquisitions. Fifth Thirds unusual name is the result of the June 1,1908, merger of Third National Bank and Fifth National Bank, the name went through several changes over the years until March 24,1969, when it was changed to Fifth Third Bank. In 1999, the completed the acquisition of Enterprise Federal Bancorp Inc. one of the biggest thrifts in the Cincinnati area. The purchase, estimated at $96.4 million, added 11 branches to Fifth Third in greater Cincinnati, Fifth Third acquired Ashland Bankshares, Inc.
and its subsidiary Bank of Ashland, both based in Kentucky. The $80-million purchase gave Fifth Third four more branches and $160 million in assets, Fifth Third began to implement plans to expand further into Florida and acquired South Florida Bank Holding Corp. in June, adding another four branches to its Florida roster. Additional expansion into the Cleveland area came with the acquisition of Emerald Financial Corp. Fifth Third acquired Cleveland-based Emerald Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, in November 2000, Fifth Third announced the purchase of Old Kent Bank of Western Michigan. This added more than 300 full-service banking centers in Indiana, Illinois, on August 16,2007, Fifth Third announced the purchase of First Charter Bank of Charlotte, North Carolina. As part of transaction, Fifth Third entered the North Carolina market with 57 branches. The Federal Reserve Board approved the transaction for Fifth Third Bank to acquire First Charter, the acquisition completed in June 2008. On September 25,2007, Fifth Third announced the acquisition of nine locations in Atlanta, GA.
First Horizon canceled the sale February 7,2008, as the sale price suddenly became unacceptable to FHN, news outlets reported that the sale was reinstated March 25,2008. On October 31,2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced that all deposits of Florida-based Freedom Bank, which ceased operation that day, would be assumed by Fifth Third Bank. On March 30,2009, Fifth Third announced a joint venture with Advent International, in which Advent would purchase 51% of its credit card processing business, the new company Fifth Third Processing Solutions LLC began operation June 2009. Ultimately, PNC sold the bulk of the branches to First Niagara Bank
Bianca Maria Kajlich is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement, Kajlich was born in Seattle, the daughter of Patti and Dr. Aurel Jan Relo Kajlich. Her father was Slovak and her mother is of Italian descent and she is a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle and attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Kajlich began her career with the Olympic Ballet Theater as a dancer in Edmonds. After seven years, she decided to try acting, by that time she had already performed lead roles in The River, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Kajlichs first acting part was in an advertisement for Kragen Auto Parts and she has since appeared in the films Bring It On,10 Things I Hate About You, Resurrection, and 30 Minutes Or Less. Kajlich had recurring roles in the television series Boston Public as Lisa Grier and in Dawsons Creek as Natasha Kelly, as well as roles in UPNs Rock Me Baby and the Fox drama Vanished.
Kajlich appeared in an episode of the USA Networks Psych entitled Psy vs. Psy as a psychic FBI agent who ends up not being who she appears to be. She appeared as a character in an episode of Foxs short-lived action TV show, Fastlane. Kajlich had an appearance as a punk nose-piercing girl in an episode of Freaks and Geeks. She was ranked No.74 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004, in March 2013, Kajlich was cast as a main character in the NBC sitcom Undateable, which premiered on May 29,2014 and ended January 29,2016. Kajlich married soccer player Landon Donovan on December 31,2006, the couple separated in late 2009 and a petition for divorce was filed on December 23,2010. On December 16,2012, she married radio personality Michael Catherwood, Kajlich gave birth to the couples first child, Magnolia, in April 2014. Bianca Kajlich at the Internet Movie Database Rules of Engagement Cast Bio – Bianca Kajlich Donovan Files for Divorce from Bianca Kajlich
Tick Tick Boom (song)
Tick Tick Boom is a single by Swedish rock band The Hives, released in 2007. It is the track to The Black and White Album and is the first single taken from that album. Tick Tick Boom was released on 8 October 2007, two music videos exist for this song. The video directed by Kalle Haglund stars the Hives as giant statues in Stockholms Liljevalchs konsthall who eventually destroy the museum on the songs final Boom, in the video, the Hives fashion suits with white dress shoes. The second version is of a live performance of the song. It is used in a video for NCAA Football 10. WWE used the song to serve as the song for the 2007 PPV event. Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler used the song as his song for the 2015–16 NHL season
A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values. Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone, in some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family, rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college. Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching, in most countries, formal teaching is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. This article focuses on those who are employed, as their role, to teach others in a formal education context. A teachers role may vary among cultures, Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracy, craftsmanship or vocational training, the arts, civics, community roles, or life skills. Formal teaching tasks include preparing lessons according to agreed curricula, giving lessons, a teachers professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. In some education systems, teachers may have responsibility for student discipline, Teaching is a highly complex activity.
This is in part because teaching is a practice, that takes place in a specific context. Factors that influence what is expected of teachers include history and tradition, social views about the purpose of education, so the competences required by a teacher are affected by the different ways in which the role is understood around the world. Broadly, there seem to be four models, the teacher as manager of instruction, the teacher as caring person, the teacher as expert learner, some evidence-based international discussions have tried to reach such a common understanding. Scholarly consensus is emerging that what is required of teachers can be grouped under three headings, knowledge craft skills and dispositions and it has been found that teachers who showed enthusiasm towards the course materials and students can create a positive learning experience. These teachers do not teach by rote but attempt to find new invigoration for the materials on a daily basis. One of the challenges facing teachers is that they may have covered a curriculum until they begin to feel bored with the subject.
Students who had enthusiastic teachers tend to rate them higher than teachers who didnt show much enthusiasm for the course materials, Teachers that exhibit enthusiasm can lead to students who are more likely to be engaged, interested and curious about learning the subject matter. Recent research has found a correlation between teacher enthusiasm and students intrinsic motivation to learn and vitality in the classroom, students who experienced a very enthusiastic teacher were more likely to read lecture material outside of the classroom. There are various mechanisms by which teacher enthusiasm may facilitate higher levels of intrinsic motivation, teacher enthusiasm may contribute to a classroom atmosphere of energy and enthusiasm which feeds student interest and excitement in learning the subject matter. Enthusiastic teachers may lead to becoming more self-determined in their own learning process. The concept of mere exposure indicates that the teachers enthusiasm may contribute to the expectations about intrinsic motivation in the context of learning
San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California. The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International, San Diego and it is a four-day event held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. On the Wednesday evening prior to the opening of the event, there is a preview for professionals, exhibitors. Comic-Con International produces two other conventions, WonderCon, held in Los Angeles, and the Alternative Press Expo and it is the home of the Will Eisner Awards. In 2010, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees, the convention was founded in 1970 by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, Bob Sourk, and Greg Bear. Detroit, Michigan-born, comics fan Shel Dorf, had, in the mid-1960s, mounted the Detroit Triple-Fan Fairs, one of the first commercial comics-fan conventions. When he moved to San Diego, California, in 1970, he organized a convention on March 21,1970.
Dorf went on to be associated with the convention as president or manager, Alf co-chaired the first convention with Krueger and became chairman in 1971. Following the initial gathering, Dorfs first three-day San Diego comics convention, other locations in the conventions early years included the El Cortez Hotel, the University of California, San Diego, and Golden Hall, before being moved to the San Diego Convention Center in 1991. I was quietly walking the floor stunned and in awe of just how much bigger it really was, the convention is organized by a panel of 13 board members,16 to 20 full-time and part-time workers, and 80 volunteers who assist via committees. Comic Con International is an organization, and proceeds of the event go to funding it, as well as the Alternative Press Expo. The convention logo was designed by Richard Bruning and Josh Beatman in 1995, in September 2010, the convention announced that it would stay in San Diego through 2015. In 2015, working with Lionsgate, a channel was created to host Comic-Con related content.
According to the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, the convention has a regional economic impact of $162.8 million. Along with panels and workshops with comic book professionals, there are previews of upcoming feature films, like most comic-book conventions, Comic-Con features a large floorspace for exhibitors. These include media companies such as studios and TV networks, as well as comic-book dealers. And like most comics conventions, Comic-Con includes an area, as well as the Artists Alley where comics artists can sign autographs. Despite the name, artists alleys can include writers and even models and comic industry professionals annually hold the Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con, presenting scholarly studies on comics as a medium
Glenn Lewis Frey was an American singer and actor, best known as a founding member of the rock band Eagles. Frey was the singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley. Frey played guitar and keyboards and he sang lead vocals on songs such as Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Lyin Eyes, New Kid in Town, and Heartache Tonight. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a solo career. As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, the Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. Consolidating his solo recordings and those with the Eagles, Frey had 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Frey was born in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in Royal Oak, Michigan, he studied piano at age five, switched to guitar, and became part of the mid-1960s Detroit rock scene. Immediately after graduating from Dondero in 1966, he was invited to join The Four of Us, Frey attended Oakland Community College while in the band, and he learned to sing harmonies performing with The Four of Us.
In 1967, He formed the Mushrooms with Gary Burrows brother Jeff, Bill Barnes, Doug Gunch and that year Frey met Bob Seger, who helped Frey get a management and recording contract with a label formed by Segers management team, Hideout Records. Seger wrote and produced the bands first single, Such a Lovely Child, Frey had intended to join Segers group but his mother blocked that course of action for smoking cannabis with Seger. In the part of 1967, Frey pulled together another band called Heavy Metal Kids with Jeff Burrows, Jeff Alborell, Paul Kelcourse, in 1968, at age 19, Frey played the acoustic guitar and performed background vocals on Segers single, Ramblin Gamblin Man. Frey has said that Seger strongly encouraged and influenced him to focus on writing original songs and they remained good friends and occasional songwriting partners in years, and Frey would sing on Segers songs such as Fire Lake and Against the Wind. In Detroit, Frey met and dated Joan Sliwin of the female group The Mama Cats.
Frey went to Los Angeles hoping to reconnect with his girlfriend, and he was introduced to J. D. Souther by her sister, Alexandra Sliwin, who was with Souther at the time. Frey returned to Detroit after three weeks, but went back again to Los Angeles to form a duo with Souther called Longbranch Pennywhistle. They were signed to Amos Records and released an album in 1969, which contains songs he wrote such as Run, Boy and Rebecca. Frey met Jackson Browne during this period, the three musicians lived in the same apartment building for a short time, and Frey said that he learned a lot about songwriting from hearing Browne work on songs in the apartment below. Frey met drummer Don Henley in 1970 and they were signed to the same label, Amos Records, at that time and both spent time at the Troubadour
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, the band have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in current music. The Hives have released five albums, Barely Legal, Veni Vidi Vicious, Tyrannosaurus Hives, The Black and White Album. They have one album, Your New Favourite Band and they have issued a live DVD. The band claims it was formed in 1993 under the guidance of Randy Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimmons suggested that they form a garage rock band. He gave each member a letter asking them to start the band. Fitzsimmons allegedly acts as a songwriter and manager for the band, the band recorded a demo titled Sounds Like Sushi in 1994. The following year they were signed to Burning Heart, a Swedish skate punk record label, the following year they released their debut EP Oh Lord. Almqvist decided to promote the band to Burning Heart, in 1997 they released an album called Barely Legal, and began touring.
The following year released their second EP A. K. A. They released their studio album Veni Vidi Vicious in April 2000 through Burning Heart Records. The band themselves described the album as being like a glove with brass knuckles. The album yielded the singles Hate to Say I Told You So, Main Offender, All Right. and Supply and Demand. After seeing the video for Hate to Say I Told You So on German TV, Poptones released the best of compilation Your New Favourite Band in 2001, which proved to be their breakthrough record, reaching No.7 in the UK album charts. Following the success of the album, the band re-released singles Hate to Say I Told You So and Main Offender which reach numbers No.23, the band re-released Veni Vidi Vicious in the US. The Hives - Introduce the Metric System in Time was included on the punk rock sampler album Punk-O-Rama Volume 5 from Epitaph Records. It was during the promotion of Veni Vidi Vicious and Your New Favourite Band that the Hives signed a deal with Universal Music.
This led to a dispute between the Hives and Burning Heart, who claimed that the Hives were still contracted to them for one more album