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Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is a stage show featuring an Audio-Animatronic representation of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln, best known for being presented at Disneyland since 1965, it was showcased as the prime feature of the State of Illinois Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. One year after its debut at the World's Fair, the show opened at Disneyland, where it has undergone several changes and periods of hiatus over the years. Today Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is an element of the Disneyland attraction The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, which opened in 2009. Walt Disney conceived of a show that would pay tribute to all U. S. Presidents as part of a proposed extension of Main Street, U. S. A. in the 1950s. However, the technology at the time would not permit a show on the scale Disney wanted, the Main Street extension proposal was abandoned. Disney's Imagineers opted to focus instead on creating a tribute to Disney's boyhood hero. In 1962, Robert Moses visited Disney seeking ideas for attractions for the upcoming World's Fair.

Moses was intrigued by a prototype of the Audio-Animatronic Lincoln, Disney agreed to build it. The show premiered at the World's Fair on April 22, 1964, consisted of a pre-show highlighting the state of Illinois, followed by a theater presentation in which the Audio-Animatronic Lincoln gave a speech that included excerpts from multiple speeches delivered by Lincoln, it ran for the entirety of both of the World's Fair's 6-month seasons, closed on October 17, 1965. During the second season of the World's Fair, a duplicate version of the show opened at Disneyland on July 18, 1965; the show ran until 1973, when it was replaced by The Walt Disney Story, a biographical film on Walt Disney. Disneyland was criticized for this move, in 1975 the show was replaced by The Walt Disney Story Featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, a hybrid of the two shows; the 1975 version of The Walt Disney Story Featuring Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln underwent several minor changes over the years, closed in 2000. In 2001, it was replaced with an attraction of the same name, but which had more of a focus on the American Civil War.

This version closed in 2004, from 2005 to 2009 the attraction was replaced with Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years, a tribute to Disneyland's 50th anniversary which included exhibits on Disneyland in the pre-show and post-show areas and a film narrated by Steve Martin. The present-day attraction features a pre-show consisting of exhibits on the history of Disneyland; the main show features a short biographical film on Lincoln and an updated version of the original show. The original version of the attraction opened with the rest of the New York World's Fair on April 22, 1964, as Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln; the overall theme of the show dealt with inspiration and the meaning of the United States Constitution. The pre-show consisted of a film with a depiction of paintings representing Illinois and a soundtrack featuring the Illinois state song with narration by Royal Dano and Disney Legends recipient Paul Frees. Guests entered the main theater where the curtains opened to reveal an audio-animatronic figure of Abraham Lincoln sitting in a chair.

He stood up and gave a measured, dignified address, lasting 5 minutes and 15 seconds, a combination of several of his speeches. Royal Dano was the voice of Lincoln; the show concluded with the curtains opening further to reveal the Rotunda of the United States Capitol Building. An abstract image of the American Flag was revealed behind the Rotunda as a backdrop, a rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" could be heard. Lincoln's face was created by sculptor Blaine Gibson using a copy of a life mask of Lincoln made by Leonard Volk in Chicago in 1860. Lincoln's speech was compiled by James Algar, the main writer and producer of the show; as performed, the speech ran as follows: The attraction closed at the end of the Fair's first season on October 18, 1964, reopened for the second and final season from April 21, 1965, to October 17, 1965. At the end of the Fair, the State of Illinois Pavilion was demolished. Only valuable cultural artifacts and collections were returned to Illinois or elsewhere around the world.

The original audio-animatronic figure of Lincoln was believed to have been lost. For many years, all that remained of the original version of the attraction were the memories of those who saw it, audio tapes and film recordings. Years it was discovered that the original Lincoln figure had been packed in a crate, shipped back to California and mysteriously forgotten for decades, it is on display at the Walt Disney: One Man's Dream attraction at the Hollywood Studios. In 2009 the a CD box set of Walt Disney contributions to the world's fair was produced, with the second disc comprising music and dialog from, Disney's own introduction to, Great Moments; the attraction has appeared in many forms over the years at Disneyland in Anaheim, United States. The first Disneyland version of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – named after the World's Fair attraction – opened on July 18, 1965, in honor of the official 10th anniversary of the park, in the new Opera House on Main Street, USA; the show in the main theater with Mr. Lincoln was a duplicate of the World's Fair attraction.

The exterior and interiors of the building were given a new theme using Abraham Lincoln and Walt Disney exhibits and films as the attraction was presented by Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, not the state of Illinois. It did not require an "A" t

Sailing the Seas of Cheese

Sailing the Seas of Cheese is the second studio album and major-label debut by the American rock band Primus, released on May 14, 1991. It spawned three singles: "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver", "Tommy the Cat", "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers". "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" appeared in the video games ATV Offroad Fury, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Rock Band 3, as downloadable content for Rocksmith 2014, while "American Life" appears in Tony Hawk's Project 8, as well as in the first season of True Detective. "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" contains a sample from the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in which the character Chop Top exclaims "Dog will hunt!" "Los Bastardos" contains samples from the BBC television series The Young Ones including Vyvyan shouting, "Shut up, you bastards!" as well as Rick saying, "You just called me a bastard, didn't you?" and "Mike, you bastard!" The lyrics "sail the seas of cheese" from "Seas of Cheese" would appear in the song "DMV" on their next album Pork Soda, as well as the song "Dirty Drowning Man" on 1999's Antipop.

The song "Eleven" is in an unusual time-metric of 11/8, hence the name. The album was performed live in its entirety in 2003 and 2004 on their Tour De Fromage, on December 30, 2010 and once more during a two night show at Royal Albert Hall in April 2012. Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Steve Huey contends that "Sailing the Seas of Cheese redefined the possibilities of the electric bass in rock music for those who'd never heard the group before." He describes the album as "mostly riff-driven, fleshing out their heavy metal roots with prog rock tricks from Rush and Frank Zappa, as well as the novelty side of Zappa's sense of humor." He notes that "the willful goofiness may alienate some listeners, but... it never detracts from the band's stunning musicianship" and concludes that this album is "the tightest, most song-oriented representation of their jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind style." Simon Reynolds reviews the album for Entertainment Weekly by describing Primus as "too self-consciously goofy for their own good, but their rubber-boned thrash-funk can be cartoonish fun."

Sailing the Seas of Cheese reached Gold status in March 1993. It was certified platinum in December 2001. Plain Recordings released a 180 gram version of the LP. A deluxe edition of the album was released on May 21, 2013, it is available in two six-panel Digipak configurations, each featuring the album’s new stereo mix on CD and the new 5.1 surround mix on Blu-ray or DVD, plus three exclusive unreleased bonus tracks, liner notes by music journalist Greg Prato.” Claypool stated, “Musically, it holds up well. Sonically, it holds up well. There's some old-style reverbs. With modern technology, we can fix some of that stuff, but we don't want to mess with it too much. We want to fatten it up a little bit.” All lyrics are written by Les Claypool. Baker" by Todd Huth

Alexander Tumansky

Tumanskiy, Aleksandr Grigorevich was a Russian orientalist, military interpreter, Major General of the Imperial Russian Army, belonging to an ancient aristocratic family which had originated from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Aleksandr Grigorevich Tumanskiy was born on 23 September 1861. From 1888–1891 Tumansky an officer in the Imperial Russian Army, received his Oriental education at the Officers' Courses of Oriental Languages organized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he studied Arabic and Persian. From 1891–1895 Tumansky was stationed in Central Asia. In 1894 he was responsible for establishing communications with Persia. Between 1900 and 1905 he served as the Russian vice consul in Turkey. From 1908 to 1909 he was ordered to Persia again to resume his diplomatic duties. In 1911 he was appointed the head of the officers' Oriental language preparatory school in Tiflis, which functioned under the Headquarters of the Caucasian Military Command. In March 1917, Tumansky retired from the military service with the rank of Major-General.

He left Russia after the October Revolution in 1917 and died in Constantinople on 1 December 1920. Tumansky is one of the first Russian-language scholars to investigate the Bábí movement in Persia in the middle of the 19th century and the first Baháʼís in the East, he befriended the Baháʼís in Ashgabat where Mirza Abu'l-Faḍl wrote for him the Risáliy-i Iskandaríyyh, a summary of the life of the founder of the Baháʼí Faith. In 1899 he translated it into Russian. Now the Kitáb-i-Aqdas is known, but in that time it was an epochal discovery. During his research of the Bábí movement Tumansky corresponded with E. G. Browne through Baron Victor Romanovich Rosen. Another of his discoveries was a lost work of Ulugh-Beg, an ancient manuscript entitled "Olus-e-Arbaʻa", part of which, "Hudud ul-ʻalam", was published in 1930 and in 1937. Being a military man, he wrote a book entitled Military Art of the Ancient Arabs in 1897. Russian Orientalist I. U. Krachkovskiy wrote that Tumansky was one of the rare orientalists by his calling but not by his profession.

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