Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, Alan Arkin appearing in supporting roles; the film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic selection to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents. The film centers on Vincent Freeman, played by Hawke, conceived outside the eugenics program and struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of going into space; the film draws on concerns over reproductive technologies that facilitate eugenics, the possible consequences of such technological developments for society. It explores the idea of destiny and the ways in which it can and does govern lives. Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with society and with themselves to find their place in the world and who they are destined to be according to their genes.
The film's title is based on the letters G, A, T, C, which stand for guanine, adenine and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. It was a 1997 nominee for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. In the future, eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as "in-valids". Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs. Vincent Freeman is conceived without the aid of genetic selection, his parents, regretting their decision, use genetic selection in conceiving Anton. Growing up, the two brothers play a game of "chicken" by swimming out to sea as far as they can, with the first one returning to shore considered the loser. Vincent always loses. Vincent is reminded of his genetic inferiority.
One day, Vincent beats him. Anton is saved by Vincent. Shortly after, Vincent leaves home. Years Vincent works as an in-valid, cleaning office spaces including that of Gattaca Aerospace Corporation, a spaceflight conglomerate, he gets a chance to pose as a valid by using hair, skin and urine samples from a donor, Jerome Eugene Morrow, a former swimming star paralyzed due to a car accident. With Jerome's genetic makeup, Vincent gains employment at Gattaca, is assigned to be navigator for an upcoming trip to Saturn's moon Titan. To keep his identity hidden, Vincent must meticulously groom and scrub down daily to remove his own genetic material and pass daily DNA scanning and urine tests using Jerome's samples. Gattaca becomes embroiled in controversy when one of its administrators is murdered a week before the flight; the police find a fallen eyelash of Vincent's at the scene. An investigation is launched to find the murderer. Through this, Vincent becomes close to a co-worker, Irene Cassini, falls in love with her.
Though a valid, Irene has a higher risk of heart failure that will prevent her from joining any deep space Gattaca mission. Vincent learns that Jerome's paralysis is by his own hand. Jerome maintains that he was designed to be the best, yet wasn't, and, the source of his suffering. Vincent evades the grasp of the investigation, it is revealed that Gattaca's mission director was the killer, with the administrator's threats to cancel the mission as a motive. Vincent learns that the detective who closed the case was his brother Anton, who in turn has become aware of Vincent's presence; the brothers meet, Anton warns Vincent that what he is doing is illegal, but Vincent asserts that he has gotten to this position on his own merits. Anton challenges Vincent to one more game of chicken; as the two swim out in the dead of night, Anton expresses surprise at Vincent's stamina, so Vincent reveals that his strategy for winning was not to save energy for the swim back. Anton turns back and begins to drown, but Vincent rescues him and swims them both back to shore using celestial navigation.
On the day of the launch, Jerome reveals that he has stored enough DNA samples for Vincent to last two lifetimes upon his return, gives him an envelope to open once in flight. After saying goodbye to Irene, Vincent prepares to board but discovers there is a final genetic test, he lacks any of Jerome's samples, he is surprised when Dr. Lamar, the person in charge of background checks, reveals that he knows Vincent has been posing as a valid. Lamar admits that his son looks up to Vincent and wonders whether his son, genetically selected but "not all that they promised", could break the limits just as Vincent has, he passes Vincent as a valid. As the rocket launches, Jerome dons his swimming medal and immolates himself in his home's incinerator. Vincent muses on this, stating "For someone, never meant for this world, I must confess, I'm having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say. Maybe I'm not leaving; the exteriors and some of the interior shots of the Gattaca complex were filmed at Frank Lloyd Wright's 1960 Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California.
The speakers in the complex broadcast announcements
WHQG is an active rock FM radio station licensed to and serving the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The station is owned by Saga Communications, its studios and transmitter are located in Milwaukee's West Side. The 102.9 frequency started out in 1962 as WRIT-FM. In 1971, they became WFWO-FM, played light adult contemporary music; the station flipped to country music on October 1, 1972 as WBCS. WBCS found success with the format, since they were the only country station in the market at the time. WLZR succeeded WBCS-FM with a hard rock format on February 16, 1987. "Lazer 103" dominated the album-oriented rock market, such that competing station WQFM switched to smooth jazz in 1996. WLZR's longtime morning show of Bob and Brian debuted in July 1987; the station ran a simulcast on sister station 1340 AM beginning in the WBCS era, sporadically until 1997, when 1340 AM became the faith-based WJYI. With Bob & Brian's success, during Lazer 103's last few years, the aging audience of Bob and Brian's show did not translate to listenership of the station's younger-skewing active rock format the rest of the day, as older listeners dispersed to the more work-appropriate offerings of sister station WKLH, or WKTI and other offerings after the show's end.
In 2004, WLTQ dropped their light adult contemporary format and switched to 1980s-oriented classic rock as "97.3 The Brew", which stripped listeners of WLZR post-Bob and Brian, along with WKLH. Management decided to rebuild the station around the demographic of their popular morning show, along with the general decline in the active rock format altogether at the time. On August 15, 2005, WLZR teasers, they played songs with the word "Jack" in them. The next day, just after 10:00, Bob and Brian signed off their morning show by signing on a new radio station -- "102.9 The Hog". The station re-imaged itself, dropped much of the younger-skewing rock music from bands like Slipknot and Linkin Park, added more rock from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, expanded their playlist; the new slogan was "Everything That Rocks", serves as a harder rocking counterpart to its classic rock sister, WKLH. Another slogan used to help change the station's image and to steal listeners from other stations included "Not Just the 80's, Everything That Rocks".
The results of the image and playlist changes were immediate. "The Hog" soon eclipsed "The Brew" in the local ratings hastening their May 2010 conversion to Top 40 as WRNW. The Hog's mascot hog was named "Dr. Squealgood" in a contest, takeoff of a popular Mötley Crüe song: "Dr. Feelgood"; the Hog branding's success has led to Janesville, Wisconsin station WWHG changing its branding to mirror WHQG's. 102.9 The Hog official website Query the FCC's FM station database for WHQG Radio-Locator information on WHQG Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WHQGBob and Brian's official website Milwaukee radio: a retrospective "Lazer 103 to change music format" "The Hog offers no sentiment for Lazer"
Do Rabbits Wonder? is the first full-length album released by Whirlwind Heat and produced by Jack White of The White Stripes as the debut album of his imprint label on V2 Records, Third Man Records. Do Rabbits Wonder? received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 62, based on 13 reviews. AllMusic's Heather Phares praised the band for displaying their idiosyncratic sludge rock with gusto and charm throughout the color-filled track list, concluding that the band's "major-label-level exposure is as refreshing as its noisy weirdness." Tom Moon of Rolling Stone praised the album for utilizing the punk blues formula set by The White Stripes and adding their own take on it, concluding that the result is "the kinetic rush of vintage punk minus the self-conscious nostalgia, the discipline of pop songcraft with, thankfully, no sugar added." Jason Jackowiak of Splendid was mixed about the album, saying that there were great ideas heard throughout but were brought down by the instruments taking away the songs' melody, concluding that "Any hopes that their label boss/producer might plug in and inject some six-string vitality into the humdrum proceeding are dashed to bits as "Grey" fizzles out in a tempest of gargling mini-moog."
Cam Lindsay of No Ripcord was intrigued by the band's approach to their music with the color-coded track list but was put off by the instrumentation being overly idiosyncratic and stripping the melody away from the songs, saying that "for those who have difficulty trusting the hype, Do Rabbits Wonder? is just too much of a silly mess to enjoy." Pitchfork's Eric Carr panned the album, criticizing the band for being similar to Devo but with misused vocals and instruments that become incoherent arrangements that are hard to listen to, concluding that, "If nothing else can be said in its favor, this is music that will violently polarize people: some folks' inner masochists may welcome it as an alternative to self-flagellation. He singled out Jack White, V2 and Rolling Stone's promotion of the band for the album's creation. All tracks are written by Whirlwind Heat. Adapted from the album's liner notes. Whirlwind HeatBrad Holland – drums Steve Damstra – bass David Swanson – vocals, synthesizerProductionBrendan Benson – engineering Dave Fridmann – engineering Jim Diamond – mixing Mike Marsh – mastering Bill Racine – assistant engineerImageryWinston Maxwell – photography
Cynthia Ciurluini, known professionally as Cynthia Dale, is a Canadian television actress and stage performer. She is best known for her role as lawyer Olivia Novak in the 1987–94, re-booted in 2019, television drama Street Legal. Dale was born in Toronto, Ontario and attended Michael Power/St. Joseph High School, she is the sister of Canadian actress Jennifer Dale and entered the acting world in 1965 after accompanying her sister to an audition. Dale and her sister would appear together in a CBC variety special. In the 1970s and 1980s, she appeared in a number of movies and stage productions, she appeared as Patty in My Bloody Valentine. She appeared in New York City in an off-Broadway play in 1987, in 1983 first appeared at the Stratford Festival, where she has headlined several shows in the 2000s, she starred in the 1985 movie Heavenly Bodies, where she played the owner of an aerobics dance studio. Since 1998, she has been married to CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge, they have Will. She was a member of the judging panel of the Canadian TV show Triple Sensation in 2007.
De Club van Sinterklaas is a Dutch kids' soap opera based on the legend of Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet. The series follows a group of Black Pieten on their misadventures on their yearly way to the Netherlands; the series has a different subtitle every year in relation to the plot of the year. The show is popular in the Netherlands and has been the most successful show on the Dutch Jetix channel for several years and seems to be gaining in popularity with every season that comes by. Enormous merchandising has appeared around the show over the years, ranging from CDs and DVDs to board games and collectible figures. Season 1: The Club of Sinterklaas - 1999/2000We meet Wegwijspiet and Chefpiet who have just started their own Paella restaurant on the side of a little beach in Spain. We meet Rosita, Wegwijs' girlfriend, who helps out from time to time at Pedro's. After experiencing the misadventures of the duo in their restaurant, Wegwijs comes to a difficult point, he has to tell Rosita he's leaving with his Pieten to the Netherlands in a week.
Wegwijs is sorrows of into the pueblo. Will he be able to beat his fear in time with only a week to go...? Season 2: The New Club of Sinterklaas - 2001 Season 3: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Disappearance of Van 27 - 2002 Season 4: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Barking Powder - 2003 Season 5: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Letters of Jacob - 2004 Season 6: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Misschiev of Aunt Toets - 2005 Season 7: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Panic in the Confetti Factory - 2006 Season 8: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Toy Thief - 2007 Season 9: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Unknown Stranger - 2008 Season 10: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Hunt For the Castle - 2009 Movie 1: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Saint Mystery - 2012An evil scoundrel abducts Saint Nicolas and the Club has no idea where he is. Movie 2: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Piet School - 2013For the first time one child can earn a visit to the Piet School in Spain. Movie 3: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Talking Horse - 2014Out of the blue Amerigo can speak the human language.
Movie 4: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Vanished Shoes - 2015The shoes of the children aren't filled with presents and the shoes disappear. Movie 5: The Club of Sinterklaas & the Peril on the Steamboat - 2016All of a sudden the Pieten can't talk anymore but bark when they try to speak. Wegwijspiet - The Piet responsible for making sure Sinterklaas find his way through the Netherlands. Quite the bossy type, tries to take control of any situation. He's the owner of the Paella restaurant Pedro's Paella Palacio, which he runs with his best friend Chefpiet. Obvious is that he's been losing it over the years, with his most memorable quality his forgetfulness, as well as his life motto "Recht zo die gaat". Earlier mentioned went over the limit over the years which forced him into retirement in 2005. Chefpiet - The chef of Pedro's Paella Palacio, owned by his best friend Wegwijspiet, he used to work for Sinterklaas as his personal cook before joining Wegwijs in his Paella venture. He's the correcting one of the duo, always stopping Wegwijs from doing something wrong.
Returned to the kitchen of the Saint in 2005 when Wegwijspiet turned to do his own cooking at Pedro's. Testpiet Hoge Hoogte Piet Profpiet Muziekpiet Coole Piet "Diego" Hoofdpiet Sinterklaas Meneer de Directeur Jacob Tante Toets Rosita Tante Soesa Jetix' official De Club website De Club van Sinterklaas on IMDb
The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is a GT car, manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari from 1962 to 1964. Sometimes known as the GTL, GT/L or just Lusso, it is larger and more luxurious than the 250 GT Berlinetta; the 250 GT Lusso, not intended to compete in sports car racing, is considered to be one of the most elegant Ferraris. Keeping in line with the Ferrari "tradition" of that time, the 250 GT Lusso was designed by the Turinese coachbuilder Pininfarina, bodied by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. Although the interior was more spacious than that of the 250 GT, the 250 GT Lusso remained a two-seat GT coupe, unlike the 250 GTE; the car was manufactured for only eighteen months, from 1962 to mid 1964, was the last model of Ferrari 250 GT generation. Auto shows provide an opportunity for manufacturers to introduce new designs publicly. Ferrari did so at the 1962 Paris Motor Show to unveil, as the 250 GT Lusso; the prototype was identical to the production version, only minor details changed thereafter.
The new model was a way for Ferrari to fill a void left between the sporty 250 GT SWB and the luxurious 250 GTE 2+2, the Lusso met the new demands of the 1960s. Indeed, fans of sporting driving of the time became as fond of civilized designs, that is, comfortable and spacious, as they were of radical sports cars. Ferrari did not skimp on details in the GTL. Unusually brief for a Ferrari model, GTL's production began in 1962 and ended August 1964. According to a longstanding American expert on Ferrari, Peter Coltrin, the construction of the 250 GT Lusso must have begun soon after the presentation of the prototype of the Paris Motor Show. Although it was not intended to compete, the 250 GT Lusso made a few appearances in several sporting events in 1964 and 1965, such as the Targa Florio and the Tour de France; the final iteration of the 250 GT series, 351 copies of GT Lusso were produced before being replaced by the Ferrari 275 GTB. Sold for $13,375, the GTL saw sales in 2010 between $400,000 and $500,000, in 2013 values approached 4 times this figure.
Using certain aesthetic and aerodynamic features of the 250 GT and 250 GTO, Pininfarina led the design of the 250 GT Lusso, regarded by many as one of the most beautiful Ferraris made. As usual, the company Carrozzeria Scaglietti was responsible for the manufacturing of the body; the body was made of steel with the exception of the doors, boot lid, bonnet, which were made of aluminum. The stern of the body featured a small integrated spoiler; the short rear is characterized by a bezel that slopes down to the "tail" of the car. The glazed surfaces, including the rear window and triangular quarter windows, provided good visibility; the 250 GTL came with four round headlights in the front with the exception of a few versions, like an early London show car s/n 4335GT, used by Battista Pininfarina himself, featuring two covered headlights and an elongated nose section, like on previous style Ferraris. Numerous details of the body are unique to the 250 GT Lusso, such as the rectangular air vent placed on the hood, curved wings, chrome bumpers, which were decorative and positioned vertically beneath the indicator lights.
As a variation of the luxurious 250 GT, the 250 GT Lusso had a spacious interior, made possible by the forward position of the engine. As the car was only a two-seater, there was a capacious boot space with a parcel shelf, covered in quilted leather. While 250 GT Lusso was a civilized sport car, it was "recommended in preference to young and flexible passengers" due to the fixed-position seatbacks. Despite this, the pedals were adjustable to 5 cm, as in the racing versions; the design of the instrument panel, covered with soft and black leather was unusual. Five additional gauges were positioned in front of the driver, behind the three-spoke Nardi steering wheel made of wood and aluminum, placed vertically. Contrary to the 250 GTE "2+2" which had a wheelbase of 2.6 m, the GT Lusso was built on a short wheelbase of 2.4 m, identical to that of the 250 GT Berlinetta. The chassis was with narrower tubes; the chassis could, according to Brian Laban, author of Ferrarissime, "brilliantly support the comparison with that of competitors".
At the level of suspensions, the 250 GT Lusso had double wishbones and coil springs at the front, while the rear suspension comprised a live axle, leaf springs, semi-elliptical concentric coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. Braking was provided by four-wheel disc brakes with hydraulic control, placed behind the polished aluminum Borrani wire wheels with single knockoffs, fitted with 185VR15 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 tyres; the 250 GT/L Lusso used a Colombo-designed V12 engine with a displacement of 2,953.21 cc. This engine developed an output of 240 hp at 242 N ⋅ m torque at 5,500 rpm, it was able attain a maximum speed of 240 km/h, thus becoming the fastest passenger car of that period, required only 7 to 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h