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Camulus

Camulus or Camulos was a theonym for a deity of the Celts that the Romans equated with Mars in the interpretatio Romanum. Camulus was an important god of early Great Britain and Gaul among the Belgae and the Remi, a Gaulish people living in the region, now modern Grand Est around Reims. Evidence of Camulus' popularity can be seen in several place-names notably Camulodunum. Camulus is named in combination with Mars in inscriptions coming from Reims, Kruishoutem, Mainz, Bar Hill Fort near the Antonine Wall and Southwark, London The town Camulodunum in Essex may have been named after him. Camulodunum is a Latinised form of the Brittonic Camulodūnon from Camulos plus dūnon "fort, stronghold", a reference to the town's extensive Iron Age earthwork defences. Attempts from the 20th century and earlier to link the name Camulus with the nursery rhyme character Old King Cole, with Irish mythological Cumhall, the hero Fionn's father, have been rejected by contemporary scholars

NEXT (Chinese band)

NEXT known as NEX7 is a seven-member Chinese boy-group under Yuehua Entertainment. They debuted on June 21, 2018 with the song "Wait a Minute". Fan Chengcheng was known to be the younger brother of renowned actress Fan Bingbing before becoming a trainee. All the members of the group were once part of YHNEXT, a project group of trainees of Yuehua Entertainment that hadn't debuted yet. Info on Yuehua's new boy-group leaked online and soon enough the line-up was confirmed with seven members. Prior to debuting, members Zhu Zhengting and Justin took part in Korea's Produce 101, placing 51st and 43rd and gaining international attention; as Yuehua Entertainment trainees, all members competed in China's Idol Producer where Fan Chengcheng and Zhu Zhengting placed 3rd, 4th and 6th making it into the final debuting group. The 3 members were members of the project group Nine Percent and they promoted as NEXT as well as Nine Percent until the latter disbanded on October 4, 2019; the group debuted on June 21, 2018 with the lead single "Wait a Minute".

Group photos and trailers of the MV were showcased on Yuehua Entertainment's official Weibo on the days leading up to their debut. On November 8, 2019, the group released their most recent album titled Next Begins; the album teasers called this their debut and their name was changed from NEX7 to NEXT. Fan Chengcheng was notably absent for production on this album as his schedules kept him from participating; the MV for the title track “WYTB” was released on November 28, 2019. Zhu Zhengting - Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocal Bi Wenjun - Main Vocal Huang Xinchun - Sub Vocal Ding Zeren - Main Dancer, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocal Fan Chengcheng - Lead Rapper, Sub Vocal Li Quanzhe - Lead Vocal Justin - Main Rapper, Lead Dancer

Miki Dora

Miklos Sandor Dora III, known professionally as Miki Dora was a noted surfer of the 1950s and 1960s in Malibu, California. Dora received numerous nicknames and aliases during his life, including "Mickey Dora," "The Black Knight," "the Gypsy Darling," "Malibu Mickey," "Kung'Bu," "the Fiasco Kid," "El Taquache," and "Da Cat." Dora was introduced to surfing by Miklos, in the late 1930s. His stepfather Gard Chapin was a "surf pioneer... a roughneck rebel who never fit into polite society." Chapin's obsessions with surfboard design brought Dora into contact with California industrial designers including visits to the studio of Charles and Ray Eames. Dora's signature surfboard, released in 1966, became the biggest selling surfboard in history, again on its re-release 25 years later; the visibility of surfers such as Dora as well as the impact of the book Gidget meant many new surfers were starting to surf and thus crowding out existing surfers such as Dora. This sudden influx of surfers caused Dora to decry the masses both in person and in advertisements for his surfboards, one of which features Dora being crucified on two of his boards.

He decided to leave the U. S. in 1970 and lived around the world spending a majority of his time in France and South Africa. After he returned to the US from France in 1981, he was subsequently arrested by the FBI for violating his parole by leaving the country in 1975 after pleading guilty to writing a bad check for the purchase of ski equipment. While serving time for that, he was sentenced to six months in federal prison after a Denver grand jury indicted him for credit card fraud in 1982. Despite his perceived mistrust towards the commercialization of surfing, Dora did enter into a profit sharing arrangement with Greg Noll to release a limited number of Miki Dora "da cat" surfboards, during which time he created magazine advertisements promoting the boards, he died at his father's home in Montecito, California, on January 3, 2002, at age 67 from pancreatic cancer. "... If you took James Dean’s cool, Muhammad Ali’s poetics, Harry Houdini’s slipperiness, James Bond’s jet-setting, George Carlin’s irony and Kwai Chang Caine’s Zen, rolled them into one man with a longboard under his arm, you’d come up with something like Miki Dora, surfing’s mythical antihero, otherwise known as the Black Knight of Malibu."

Surfing books focus only on Dora's heroic and charismatic side. Dora was known for being surly and standoffish, he was referred to as a bigot and a white supremacist. Notably, he painted a swastika on his surfboard at least once. Dora's idea of "localism" - that the waves belonged to those who grew up near them, outsiders deserved violence to be kept away - has been criticized as terrible and de-facto racist. Nat Young, world surfing champion in 1966 and 1970, knew Dora; as Young told an interviewer: “Dora’s take is push the black man under. He's a supreme racist, always; when I was younger, I believed. Feature Films Beach Party For Those Who Think Young Surf Party Muscle Beach Party Bikini Beach Beach Blanket Bingo Ski Party How to Stuff a Wild Bikini The Endless Summer In 2013, Leroy Fail recorded a song called "Dora Lives" In 2018, Amen Dunes named a song "Miki Dora" off their album Freedom Miki Dora on IMDb MikiDora.com