Felis is a genus of small and medium-sized cat Felinae species native to most of Africa and south of 60° latitude in Europe and Asia to Indochina. The genus includes the domestic cat; the smallest Felis species is the black-footed cat with a body length from 38 to 42 cm. The largest is the jungle cat with a body length from 62 to 76 cm. Genetic studies indicate that Felis and Prionailurus diverged from a Eurasian progenitor about 6.2 million years ago, that Felis species split off 3.04 to 0.99 million years ago. The generic name Felis is derived from Classical Latin fēlis meaning "cat, ferret". Carl Linnaeus considered Felis to comprise all cat species known until 1758. Taxonomists split the cat family into different genera. In 1917, the British zoologist Reginald Innes Pocock revised the genus Felis as comprising only the ones listed in the following table. Estimated genetic divergence times of the listed species are indicated in million years ago, based on analysis of autosomal, xDNA, yDNA and mtDNA gene segments.
Pocock accepted the Pallas's cat as the only member of the genus Otocolobus. Other scientists consider it a Felis species. Several scientists consider the Chinese mountain cat a subspecies of F. silvestris. A black cat from Transcaucasia described in 1904 as F. daemon by Satunin turned out to be a feral cat a hybrid of wildcat and domestic cat. The Kellas cat is European wildcat occurring in Scotland; the Corsican wildcat is considered to have been introduced to Corsica before the beginning of the 1st millennium. A genetic study of a dozen individuals showed that they are related to the African wildcat originating in the Middle East; the phylogenetic relationships of living Felis species are shown in the following cladogram: Fossil Felis species include: Felis attica Felis lunensis Felis species have high and wide skulls, short jaws and narrow ears with short tufts, but without any white spots on the back of the ears. Their pupils contract to a vertical slit. Media related to Felis at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Felis at Wikispecies Ernest Ingersoll.
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"Smuckers" is a song by American rapper Tyler, the Creator featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West, from Tyler's third studio album Cherry Bomb. It features background vocals from Samantha Nelson; the song was supposed to feature Kanye West and Jay-Z. West disses shoe company Nike with the lines: "Why, why?/Why don't they like me?/Cause Nike gave lot of niggas checks/But I'm the only nigga to check Nike". He went on to diss the company further in promotional single "Facts" in late 2015; the track was performed by Tyler on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in July 2015 alongside the album's title track. In November 2016, a video clip was shared by Eric Diep of Tyler speaking about why the song will be legendary; the song includes a sample of "Metropolis Notte" by Gabriele Ducros. Its first verse is rapped by Tyler, the second is rapped by West, whilst the third and final verse is rapped by both Tyler and Wayne. West explained that he rewrote his verse after hearing Tyler and Wayne on "Smuckers" in Tyler's 2017 documentary about Cherry Bomb.
Tyler revealed in April 2015 that the track was supposed to be a Kanye West and Jay-Z record. Prior to the release of the Cherry Bomb documentary, a video clip from it was shared of West recording his verse on the track in January 2017. "Smuckers" reached number 8 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart upon the album's release, making the song the only non-single release from it to chart. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Craig Clevenger is an American author of contemporary fiction. Born 1964 in Dallas, Texas, he grew up in Southern California where he studied English at California State University, Long Beach, he is the author of two novels, The Contortionist's Handbook and Dermaphoria, both released by MacAdam/Cage. His work has been classified by some as neo-noir and has received praise from such authors as Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh. Clevenger lists among his influences Jim Thompson, James M. Cain, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Matheson, Italo Calvino, Kōbō Abe, Steve Erickson, Mark Danielewski, Will Christopher Baer, Seth Morgan, James Ellroy, Michael Hogan, John O'Brien, Michael Ventura and Rupert Thomson. Clevenger has completed work on a third novel, Mother Howl, based on his short story The Fade, which he has adapted into a short film with director Scott Krinsky, he shares a fan base with fellow authors Will Christopher Stephen Graham Jones. Clevenger's debut novel, The Contortionist's Handbook, was first published in 2002.
It is the story of John Dolan Vincent, a prodigious forger, detained for a psychiatric interview following a near-fatal painkiller overdose. As the narrator bluffs his way through the interview in order to avoid being involuntarily institutionalized, he tells the reader his true story - the one he is not telling the psychiatrist - revealing both his past and the true nature of his circumstances; the Contortionist's Handbook has since been translated into five languages - German, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese - as well as published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins. Several other translations are forthcoming, including Japanese. Film rights for The Contortionist's Handbook were optioned in 2007 by Greenestreet Films. Miguel Sapochnik has been linked as Channing Tatum as star. In 2005, MacAdam/Cage released Clevenger's second novel, the diary of an amnesiac LSD chemist who becomes addicted to a drug which synthesizes the feeling of human touch. Documentary film maker Ross Clarke will be making his narrative directorial debut with a film adaptation of the book adaptation.
It now has a website. It has toured film festivals, the director says news about its release will be released as soon as they are decided, it stars Joseph Morgan, Ron Perlman, Walton Goggins and Kate Walsh. Musician Bill Brown composed the score for the film. Craig Clevenger has announced on his Twitter, he is waiting on a publisher and suggests the release date to be "2017, at best". MacAdam/Cage bio for Craig Clevenger Transcript of Chuck Palahniuk's Audio Blog Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 "Tied Up in Knots," Irvine Welsh for "The Guardian," Apr. 16, 2005 "Greenestreet Books Deal" Variety.com May 2007 Hardcover, 2002. Anthology "Vapor Trail" in The Sunday Rumpus "Thirteen Hours at the Oakland Strike" on Huffington Post "Scotty's Last Name" on OccupyWriters.com "Neglected Authors: Seth Morgan" on LitReactor.com "High Priest of the Godless: A Jim Thompson Primer" on LitReactor.com "Smoke and Mirrors" available from Six Finger Films due to this Kickstarter Official site of Craig Clevenger The Velvet The official online community of Craig Clevenger, Will Christopher Baer and Stephen Graham Jones 200 Proof Storytelling Workshop A class Craig Clevenger teaches online with LitReactor Curled Up MookyCh!ck Movie Poopshoot 1 Movie Poopshoot 2 Professor Barnhardt's Journal 1 Professor Barnhardt's Journal 2 TastesLikeChicken Suicide Girls I Suicide Girls II KQED's "The Writer's Block Craig Clevenger reading from Dermaphoria at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn while on tour in October, 2005 Misnomer Radio's Logan Rapp interviews Craig Clevenger