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Guess Who (film)

Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. It is a loose remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about a black man marrying a white woman; this film instead focuses on a black woman marrying a white man. The film stars Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana; the majority of the film was filmed in New Jersey. Theresa Jones takes her boyfriend, Simon Green home to meet her parents on the occasion of her parents' 25th wedding anniversary, planning to reveal that they are engaged. However, what Theresa has left out is that Simon is white, her father, dislikes Simon immediately because of his race. Wishing to impress Percy, Simon lies to him about being a NASCAR pit driver for Jeff Gordon, not realizing that Percy is one of his biggest fans. After catching Theresa and Simon in a compromising position, Percy tries to force Simon into a hotel, but all the hotels in town are booked. Instead, he allows Simon to sleep in his basement on the couch, where Percy sleeps.

With the help of his personal assistant Reggie, Percy tries to dig up as much dirt on Simon as he can as well as creating the ideal black boyfriend for Theresa instead of revealing her boyfriend is white. He manages to get Simon to reveal that he lied about being a NASCAR driver and that he needs a $50,000 loan. Simon discovers. Percy goes to tell his daughter this new information, however Simon claims he wasn't fired and instead quit. Angry that he didn't tell her the truth, Theresa leaves while Percy's snooping and plagiarism of his vows temporarily strains his relationship with his wife, Marilyn; the next morning Percy and Simon find the women to apologize, but while Marilyn and Percy reconcile and Theresa break up and he leaves. On the day of his anniversary, Theresa tells her father that she and Simon were going to get married. After wondering why a man planning to get married would quit his job, Percy realizes that Simon quit his job due to his boss' disapproval of interracial relationships.

Percy goes after Simon and brings him back to Theresa where they get back together the festivities begin. Bernie Mac as Percy Jones Judith Scott as Marilyn Jones Zoe Saldana as Theresa Jones Ashton Kutcher as Simon Green Hal Williams as Howard Jones Kellee Stewart as Keisha Jones Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Joseph Jones Sherri Shepherd as Sydney Robert Curtis Brown as Dante RonReaco Lee as Reggie Phil Reeves as Fred Nicole Sullivan as Liz Klein Jessica Cauffiel as Polly Niecy Nash as Naomi Kimberly Scott as Kimdra Richard Lawson as Marcus The film's working title was The Dinner Party. At one point, Harold Ramis was slated to direct. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned $68,915,888 domestically and another $32,950,142 internationally, giving it a total gross of $101,866,030 worldwide. Guess Who received mixed reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 42%, based on 151 reviews, with an average rating of 5.41/10. The site's consensus reads: "Despite the chemistry of its stars, Guess Who, a loose remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, lacks the political relevance of the original."USA Today said of the film, "A succession of tired race jokes made worse by the bad comedic timing of the bland, under-talented Ashton Kutcher", The Wall Street Journal said, "Guess Who is, impurely and a comic premise borrowed, turned around and dumbed down to the level of sketch or sub-sketch humour" and Rolling Stone said, "Guess what?

It's bearable". More positive reviews included The Baltimore Sun, which said, "The movie's sweetness and charm go beyond its can't-we-all-just-get-along premise". Something New Official website Guess Who on IMDb Guess Who at Box Office Mojo Guess Who at Rotten Tomatoes

Red mullet

The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus surmuletus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, east North Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea. Both "red mullet" and "surmullet" can refer to the Mullidae in general. Though they can be distinguished—M. Surmuletus has a striped first dorsal fin—their common names overlap in many of the languages of the region. In English, M. surmuletus is sometimes called the striped red mullet. Despite the English name "red mullet", these fishes of the goatfish family Mullidae are not related to many other species called "mullet", which are members of the grey mullet family Mugilidae; the word "surmullet" comes from the French, probably from a Germanic root "sor"'reddish brown'. They are both favored delicacies in the Mediterranean, in antiquity were "one of the most famous and valued fish", they are similar, cooked in the same ways. M. surmuletus is somewhat more prized. The ancient Romans reared them in ponds where they were attended and caressed by their owners, taught to come to be fed at the sound of the voice or bell of the keeper.

Specimens were sometimes sold for their weight in silver. Pliny cites a case in which a large sum was paid for a single fish, an extraordinary expenditure of time was lavished upon these slow-learning pets. Juvenal and other satirists descanted upon the height to which the pursuit of this luxury was carried as a type of extravagance; the statesman Titus Annius Milo, exiled to Marseille in 52 B. C. joked that he would have no regrets as long as he could eat the delicious red mullet of Marseille. Alan Davidson, Mediterranean Seafood, Penguin 1972, ISBN 0-14-046174-4 James Grout: The Red Mullet and Rome, part of the Encyclopædia Romana

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City the City of Jefferson and informally Jeff City or Jefferson, is the capital of the U. S. state of Missouri and the 15th most populous city in the state. It is the county seat of Cole County and the principal city of the Jefferson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-most-populous metropolitan area in Mid-Missouri and the fifth-largest in the state. Most of the city is with a small northern section extending into Callaway County. Jefferson City is named for the third President of the United States. Jefferson City is located on the northern edge of the Ozark Plateau on the southern side of the Missouri River in a region known as Mid-Missouri, it is 30 miles south of Columbia and sits at the western edge of the Missouri Rhineland, one of the major wine-producing regions of the Midwest. The city is dominated by the domed Capitol, which rises from a bluff overlooking the Missouri River to the north. Many of Jefferson City's primary employers are in manufacturing industries.

Jefferson City is home to Lincoln University, a public black land-grant university founded in 1866 by the 62nd Regiment of U. S. Colored Troops with support from the 65th Regiment of U. S. Colored Troops. In pre-Columbian times, this region was home of an ancient people known only as the "Mound Builders", having been replaced by Osage Native Americans. In the late 17th century, frontiersmen started to inhabit the area, including Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Louis Jolliet, Jacques Marquette, Robert de LaSalle, Daniel Boone, with the latter having the greatest influence on the region. Daniel Boone's son, Daniel Morgan Boone, would lay out Jefferson City in the early 19th century; when the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, St. Louis was Missouri's seat of government, St. Charles would serve as the next capital. However, in the middle of the state, Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821, when Thomas Jefferson was still living; the village first was called "Lohman's Landing", when the legislature decided to relocate there, they proposed the name "Missouriopolis" before settling on the city of "Jefferson" to honor Thomas Jefferson.

Over the years, the city became to be most referred to as "Jefferson City" and the name stuck. For years, this village was little more than a trading post located in the wilderness about midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1825, the settlement was incorporated as a city and a year the Missouri legislature first met in Jefferson City. Jefferson City was chosen as the site of a state prison; this prison, named the Missouri State Penitentiary, opened in 1836. This prison was home to multiple infamous Americans, including former heavyweight champion Sonny Liston, assassin James Earl Ray, bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd. During the Civil War, Jefferson City was occupied by Union troops and the elected state legislature was driven from Jefferson City by Union General Nathaniel Lyon; some of the legislators reconvened in Neosho and passed an ordinance of secession. Missouri was claimed by the Union, as was neighboring state Kentucky. Missourians were divided and many people in the state—especially in St. Louis—supported the Union, while other areas were pro-Confederate along the Missouri River between Jefferson City and Kansas City.

German immigrants created vineyards in small towns on either side of the Missouri River on the north from the city east to Marthasville, located outside of St. Louis. Known as the "Missouri Rhineland" for its vineyards and first established by German immigrants in the mid-1800s, this region has become part of Missouri's agricultural and tourist economy; the city won a 2013 essay contest sponsored by Rand McNally, was named "Most Beautiful Small Town". 15 minutes before midnight on May 22, 2019, a tornado emergency was issued for the Jefferson City area. Minutes a destructive EF-3 tornado caused extensive damage on the southwest side of the city. At least 20 people were injured and one man died from related injuries the next day. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.58 square miles, of which 35.95 square miles is land and 1.63 square miles is water. Jefferson City has a humid continental climate with cold winters; the city borders on having a humid subtropical climate but falls just short due to January having a mean temperature of 30 °F, below the 32 °F isothern.

Thunderstorms are common in both the summer. Light snow is common during the winter, although about half of wintertime precipitation falls as rain; as of the census of 2010, there were 43,079 people, 17,278 households, 9,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,198.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 18,852 housing units at an average density of 524.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 78.0% White, 16.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.6% of the population. There were 17,278 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 42.3% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

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