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First Cemetery of Athens

The First Cemetery of Athens is the official cemetery of the City of Athens and the first to be built. It soon became a prestigious cemetery for Greeks and foreigners; the cemetery is located behind the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaiko Stadium in central Athens. It can be found at the top end of Anapafseos Street, it is a large green space with cypresses. In the cemetery there are three churches; the main one is the Church of Saint Theodores and there is a smaller one dedicated to Saint Lazarus. The third church of Saint Charles is a Catholic church; the cemetery includes several impressive tombs such as those of Heinrich Schliemann, designed by Ernst Ziller. There are burial areas for Protestants and Jews, this segregation is not compulsory; the cemetery is declared an historical monument. Odysseas Androutsos, hero of Greek War of Independence George Averoff, businessman Sotiria Bellou, singer Nikolaos Bourandas and fire service general, politician Yannoulis Chalepas, sculptor Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of Athens Richard Church, general Jules Dassin, actor Stratos Dionysiou, singer Dorotheus, Archbishop of Athens Odysseas Elytis, poet Demetrios Farmakopoulos, painter Adolf Furtwängler, archaeologist Dimitris Horn, actor Humphrey Jennings, filmmaker Georgios Kafantaris, prime minister Dimitrios Kallergis, statesman Tzeni Karezi, actress Manos Katrakis, actor Nikos Kavvadias, poet Stelios Kazantzidis, singer Theodoros Kolokotronis, politician Marika Kotopouli, actress Ellie Lambeti, actress Grigoris Lambrakis, politician Zoe Laskari, actress Vassilis Logothetidis, actor Yannis Makriyannis, military officer, author Orestis Makris, actor Alexandros Mavrokordatos, politician Melina Mercouri, politician Andreas Michalakopoulos, politician Dimitris Mitropanos, singer Dimitri Mitropoulos, pianist, composer Kostis Palamas, poet Alexandros Panagoulis, poet, democracy activist Antonios Papadakis, University of Athens' greatest benefactor Georgios Papadopoulos, military dictator during the Regime of the Colonels Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece Katina Paxinou, actress George Polk, American journalist murdered during the Greek Civil War Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, poet Demis Roussos, singer Alekos Sakellarios, screenwriter, lyricist Rita Sakellariou, singer Dimitris Papamichael and director Alexandros Papanastasiou, lawyer Kalliroi Parren, feminist Heinrich Schliemann, amateur archaeologist who excavated the site of Troy Giorgos Seferis, poet Seraphim, Archbishop of Athens Angelos Sikelianos, poet Michael Tositsas Charilaos Trikoupis, Prime Minister of Greece Vassilis Tsitsanis, rebetiko composer Ioannis Varvakis, member of Filiki Eteria Thanasis Veggos, actor Sofia Vembo, singer Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress T.

H. White, author Emmanuil Xanthos, a founder of the Filiki Eteria Nikos Xilouris and composer Nikos Zachariadis, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece from 1931 to 1956 Ernst Ziller, architect Xenophon Zolotas, prime minister Papyrus Larousse Britannica, 2006 Media related to First Cemetery of Athens at Wikimedia Commons

Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey is a series of comics and illustrated books written and drawn by the American cartoonist Tony Millionaire. Sock Monkey relates the adventures of the titular sock monkey, named Uncle Gabby, a plush crow named Mr. Crow. Despite being toys, they are able to move, think and eat, as are most of the other toys in the series; the books are notable for their intricate artwork, dark humor, quaint, vaulted dialogue. The inspiration for books' detailed settings come from Millionaire's childhood memories of his grandparents' Victorian house. In contrast to the scabrous humor of his weekly comic strip Maakies, Millionaire has said that "Sock Monkey is me trying to rise above all that bullshit, to be more poetic, looking at the bright side, remembering the things that used to delight me as a child." At the same time, "the main theme to all the Sock Monkey books is the crashing of innocent fantasy into bone-crushing reality." Four volumes of black-and-white Sock Monkey comics have been published.

Volume 3 won the 2001 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. Volume 4 featured one issue drawn in charcoal, as opposed to the ink of the other issues, another issue in which the character designs were changed dramatically; these comics have been collected in two trade paperbacks, each containing two volumes: The Adventures of Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey and The Collected Works of Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey. As of late 2006 a four-issue Sock Monkey miniseries featuring an extended story titled "The Inches Incident" is being released one issue at a time. In addition to the Sock Monkey comics, Millionaire has produced five other Sock Monkey books. Sock Monkey: A Children's Book and Sock Monkey: The Glass Doorknob mix comics with illustrated prose. Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby, That Darn Yarn, Little and Large are full-color, hardcover comic books; that Darn Yarn and Little and Large are both 36 pages and read much more like children's storybooks than Millionaire's other Sock Monkey comics. The 8 issues, "The Inches Incident", Sock Monkey: The Glass Doorknob, Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby have been published together by Fantagraphics Books, Inc. in a volume known as Sock Monkey Treasury.

Millionaire published an 80-page illustrated story with co-author Matt Danner under Fantagraphics Books, Inc. called Sock Monkey Into The Deep Woods. This book re-tells the story of Uncle Gabby's origins, along with an adventure shared by Uncle Gabby, Mr. Crow, Inches. Sock Monkey: A Children's Book and Sock Monkey Into The Deep Woods are both illustrated literature, as opposed to Millionaire's usual comics. While Sock Monkey: A Children's Book alternates between a page of text and illustration, Sock Monkey Into The Deep Woods has small illustrations interspersed throughout the prose. All the Sock Monkey books are published by Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse sells a variety of Sock Monkey merchandise including stationery, t-shirts and figurines. Though the titles and general ambience of the Sock Monkey books are reminiscent of classic children's literature and picture books, Millionaire has emphasized that "some of the Sock Monkey books I do are for kids, some are not." He describes them as being "based on kids' books.

They're for adults who remember and love great old kids' books." Uncle Gabby: A sock monkey with a hat and a penchant for poetry. He is eager to help others. Together with his friend Mr. Crow he cooks up various schemes, such as going on a salamander hunt or match-making for a widowed mouse, which tend to lead to unforeseen calamity, he is loosely connected to the character of the same name in Maakies. Mr. Crow: A plush crow with buttons for eyes, he has a fondness for alcohol, is more brash and excitable than Uncle Gabby. Unaware that he is not a real bird, he attempts to fly, does not understand why other crows are not friendly toward him. Though ostensibly an alternate version of Drinky Crow from Maakies, in the Sock Monkey stories he is referred to as "Mr. Crow" or "Crow," never "Drinky." Ann-Louise: The young girl whose home is the starting point of most of the stories. She owns Uncle Gabby, whom she treats dearly, as well as most of the other toys, it is unclear. Inches: A small doll with an egotistic and bellicose personality.

In 2014, Millionaire and animator Matt Danner created an proof-of-concept short to promote an upcoming live-action/animated feature. The film, to be written and directed by Danner, would be based on the storybook Sock Monkey Into the Deep Woods; as of April 2017, they are shopping around Hollywood to find investors that are interested in the film. Tony Millionaire's official website IloveWaterloo Official T-Shirt Store Dark Horse Comics

Ballistic parachute

A ballistic parachute, ballistic reserve parachute, or emergency ballistic reserve parachute, is a parachute ejected from its casing by a small explosion, much like that used in an ejection seat. The advantage of the ballistic parachute over a conventional parachute is that it ejects the parachute canopy, causing it to open this makes it ideal for attaching to light aircraft, hang gliders and microlights, where an emergency situation may occur in close proximity to the ground. In such a situation, a conventional parachute would not open enough. In 1982, Comco Ikarus developed the FRS rocket-launched parachute system for its ultralight and hanglider aircraft. In 1998, Cirrus Aircraft provided the first ballistic parachutes as standard equipment on their line of type-certified aircraft, the Cirrus SR20. Ballistic Recovery Systems – manufacturer of ballistic parachutes for use in light aircraft Scott D. Anderson – test pilot who flight tested the first certified ballistic parachute