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Chandler Bing

Chandler Muriel Bing is a fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends, portrayed by Matthew Perry. He was born on April 24, 1968, to Nora Tyler Bing, an erotic romance novelist, Charles Bing, a gay female impersonator and star of a Las Vegas drag show called "Viva Las Gay-gas" as Helena Handbasket, his star sign is Taurus. He is of Swedish ancestry, he is an only child and is from an affluent family. Chandler's parents announced their divorce to him over Thanksgiving dinner when he was nine years old, an event which causes him to refuse to celebrate the holiday in his adulthood and develop his notorious sense of humour as a defense mechanism, it is revealed in season 1. Chandler's best friend is Joey Tribbiani, his roommate, he lived with his good friend Ross Geller. He met Ross' sister, Monica Geller, her friend, Rachel Green, while celebrating Thanksgiving at Ross' parents' house. Chandler was the first person to know about Ross' love for Rachel, he moved to New York City and lives across the hall from Monica and, through her, meets Phoebe Buffay.

Chandler has a good sense of humor, is notoriously sarcastic. He attributes his sarcasm as a defense mechanism he developed due to his parents' divorcing when he was a child, he is the highest earning member of his friends' circle on account of responsible income management, having learned the value of money from a young age. He suffers from commitment issues, but marries Monica at the end of season 7. In season 10, he and Monica go on to adopt twins. Perry received critical acclaim for his performance and Chandler Bing is considered to be one of the most popular television characters of all time. Chandler works in "Statistical analysis and data reconfiguration," but loathes it. Chandler was Ross Geller's roommate in college. Chandler met his future wife Monica Geller while celebrating Thanksgiving with the Geller family during his first year at college. On a tip from Monica, Chandler moved to Apartment #19 in Greenwich Village, across the hall from Monica and her roommate Phoebe Buffay. Actor Joey Tribbiani moves in with Chandler.

Ross and Chandler have been best friends since college. They were in a band together. Chandler learned "Hug and Roll" from Ross when he was dating Janice; until moving in with Monica, Chandler shared an apartment with his best friend Joey Tribbiani. Chandler and Joey's apartment is an important focal point for the series as one of the few meeting areas of the gang; the two form a close and enduring friendship, get into many humorous situations. When Chandler is first considering Joey as a roommate, the two start off on the wrong foot when Joey says that he "is cool with the gay thing". Joey comes to fill the slot, only Chandler had chosen a roommate – a fashion photographer with a porn-star sister, but after their eccentric neighbor Mr. Heckles tells the photographer that he is Chandler's new roommate and is able to open Chandler's unlocked door, the photographer leaves; this forces Chandler to give the keys to Joey and they find out they had a lot in common, including a fondness for Baywatch and beer.

Chandler supports Joey throughout the show, by always supporting Joey at every step of his roller-coaster of a career in show business besides paying the rent, paying for Joey's head-shots, buying most of the food, giving money to Joey for his numerous dates. When buying a new house for his own family, Chandler reveals that he is going to have a'Joey room' in it for him; the relationship between the two is balanced: Joey looks to Chandler as his intellectual superior, while Chandler acknowledges Joey as the more confident counterpart when it comes to romance and Chandler takes advice from Joey on how to date women. Chandler and Rachel did not like each other, but grew to become good friends. In "The One with All the Cheesecakes" Chandler and Rachel steal and share the cheesecake which belonged to their downstairs neighbor. Rachel, who works for Ralph Lauren, is the one who helps Chandler pick out his wedding suit. Rachel sets up Chandler with her boss Joanna. Rachel and Chandler never have any romantic relationships apart from a glance back to their time in college when they made out.

In Rachel's thoughts in the one with the Flashback Chandler and Phoebe are good friends. They sometimes have fun with one another. In "The One with the Metaphorical Tunnel", Phoebe and Chandler play seek, they play games, like coming up with superhero names and reclining the Barcaloungers like cowboys. They share a duet of "Endless Love" at the end of one episode, when Chandler is sad after a breakup with his on-off girlfriend Janice. In "The One Where Everyone Finds Out", she tries to trick him into believing that she is attracted to him, but Monica tells him that Phoebe finds him charming in a "sexless" way, indicating that any hints of romance are jokes. Phoebe is the initial reason that Chandler quit smoking in "The One with the Thumb", after an argument between the group about his smoking, he is leaving the apartment. Chandler is brash and estranged from both of his parents, he suffers from commitment issues, brought on by growing up in a broken home with no idea of what a stable marriage looks like, can be neurotic and defensive, with humour as his shield.

Chandler associates everything that links to his parents' divorce in a negative light Thanksg

Bobby Smith (ice hockey)

Robert David Smith is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. Smith is majority owner of the Halifax Mooseheads junior hockey team, he played for the Minnesota North Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. Smith was born in Nova Scotia; as a junior playing for the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League in the 1977–78 season, Smith set league records that still stand more than thirty years for most assists and most points in a single season. The 20 year old Smith beat out 17 year old Wayne Gretzky for that year's OMJHL scoring title, while winning the Red Tilson Trophy as the OMJHL's most outstanding player and was voted the CHL Player of the Year for the entire Canadian Hockey League, he was drafted first overall in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft by Minnesota, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1979 during his rookie campaign and won the Stanley Cup in 1986 with Montreal. Smith is the majority owner of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League serving as head coach for most of the 2010-11 season.

He served as general manager of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes from 1996 to 2000. OHL Second All Star Team Memorial Cup All Star Team George Parson's Memorial Cup Trophy - "Most Sportsmanlike Player" OHL Most Valuable Player OHL First All Star Team OHL Record for Most Assists in a Single Season OHL Record for Most Points in a Single Season OHL Record for Most Power-Play Goals in One Game Canadian Major Junior - "Player of the Year" NHL Calder Memorial Trophy "Rookie of the Year" NHL Stanley Cup NHL All Star NHL Top Ten in Scoring with 114 Points NHL Top Ten in Assists NHL Top Ten in Game Winning Goals NHL Top Ten in Assists Per Game NHL Top Ten in Points Per Game NHL Top Ten in Power-Play Goals NHL Top Ten in Goals Created Led NHL in Games Played NHL Hart Trophy "MVP" Nominee NHL Selke Trophy Nominee List of NHL players with 1000 games played List of NHL players with 1000 points Bobby Smith career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Daniel Blumenthal (pianist)

Daniel Blumenthal is a German-born American pianist. Daniel Blumenthal is Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, of the Thy Masterclass Chamber Music Festival in Denmark, he has served on the jury of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for the Paris Conservatory. He is an honorary member and musical advisor of Icons of Brussels. Daniel Blumenthal was born to Rivkah Blumenthal and Col. Peter J. Blumenthal, U. S. Army in Landstuhl, Germany on September 23, 1952, he began his musical studies in Paris at 5 years of age, was graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School in New York City. Blumenthal enjoys a career of acclaimed performances on five continents and award winning recordings. In Europe, he has performed concerti with such distinguished orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Flanders Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the L’Orchestre du Capitole in Toulouse, to name a few.

In addition to his concerto performances, Blumenthal has been presented by the Chopin Society in Paris, has performed numerous recitals in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. He has performed in all of the major concert halls in London, including three acclaimed recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. U. S. concerto performances have included appearances with the Atlanta, North Carolina, Maryland and Utah Symphonies, as well as a televised performance as soloist with the Houston Symphony. Carnegie Hall has presented Blumenthal on three occasions. Other American recital credits include Tanglewood, Yale University, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D. C. the Today’s Artists Series in San Francisco, the Frick Collection, Bargemusic in New York, Community Concert Tours, a performance at Lincoln Center supported by a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music. In 1993 Blumenthal made his Latin American debut in three recitals at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico.

He returned to Mexico in 1995 for his debut with the National Orchestra of Mexico in Bartok’s 2nd Piano Concerto. He made is Swedish debut in June 1996 in an opening night gala recital of the Kils Piano Festival, followed by a performance of the Schumann Concerto for the Swedish Early Summer Music Days in Karlstadt. Blumenthal’s career extends to Australia and Southeast Asia, where he has performed three lengthy tours. In addition to numerous solo recitals and chamber music performances, he appeared as soloist with the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and was Performer-in-Residence at the University of Adelaide for two seasons. Blumenthal enjoys an active career performing joint recitals, he collaborates with such renowned artists as violinists Peter Zazofsky and Pierre Amoyal, Barry Tuckwell, bass-baritone Jose Van Dam, tenor John Aler, soprano Dinah Bryant, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, the Orlando and Colorado String Quartets. Blumenthal is an annual participant in the Thy Chamber Music Festival in the north of Denmark.

He was a regular performing member of the acclaimed Spectrum Concerts in Berlin from 1999-2008. Blumenthal has won prizes in several competitions, including the Sydney International Piano Competition,. With an impressive discography of more than eighty solo and chamber music releases, Blumenthal can be heard on EMI, Autographe, Naïve, Cyprés, Ambroisie, ADDA, Reader’s Digest, Phonic, Marco Polo, Naxos,Etectera, Musique en Wallonie, Fuga Libera. Www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Blumenthal-Daniel.htm www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=41:13713~T1 www.naxos.com/artistinfo/Daniel_Blumenthal/76.htm