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James Parry

James Parry known by his nickname and username Kibo, is a Usenetter known for his sense of humor, various surrealist net pranks, an absurdly long.signature, a machine-assisted knack for "kibozing": joining any thread in which "kibo" was mentioned. His exploits have earned him a multitude of enthusiasts, who celebrate him as the head deity of the parody religion "Kibology", centered on the humor newsgroup alt.religion.kibology. James Parry lived in Scotia, New York, he showed early computing skills, such as being able to open up and reprogram ROM video game cartridges such as those for the Atari 2600, but was more interested in graphics and artistic pursuits. In this vein, he was a computer engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, but moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1990 and attended Emerson College, where he studied videography and graphic design. At that time, he worked as a typeface designer and for the internet service provider. He developed several fonts in use today.

One of his better-known works is the typography for Philip K. Dick's novel Gather Yourselves Together. In the early 1990s, as public awareness grew of the Internet and Usenet, Parry received publicity, including a cover story in Wired magazine and mentions in Playboy and The Times, he became known on Usenet for grepping all occurrences of the term "Kibo"—whether intended to refer to Kibo himself or not—and replying in a fanciful manner. A typical exchange: Mary Rose Campbell wrote: >At CMU, we have something called Gray Matter in the center of Skibo >. It's a bunch of shapes, holes, >and steps covered with the same dark gray carpet that's on the floor. >It looks like a giant cat toy. It's a life-size model of S. Kibo himself, my great great grand-uncle; this was. Now he's a trilobite. – K. This practice became known as kibozing. In 2006, Parry estimated that he had posted "an average of 20 articles a week to alt.religion.kibology during the past 15 years about 500 words of original content per article, that's... seven point eight mmmmillion words.

Equivalent to about 100 books."He is best known on Usenet for his famous "Happynet Proclamation", circulated to many newsgroups, some absurdly unrelated, which satirized the endless flamewars on the network, with Parry posing as a godlike being issuing an edict full of in-jokes and humor targets that claimed to unify all news into one glorious totality, "happynet". In the article, Kibo claimed that: ********* HAPPYNET: THE NET THAT'S HAPPIER THAN YOU! ********* UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ALL-WISE LEADER KIBO, THE NEW NETWORK SHALL BE ORGANIZED THUSLY: Three hierarchies encompassing ALL HUMAN DISCOURSE. => nonbozo.* => bozo.* => megabozo.* Existing groups will be moved into the new organization scheme, resulting in, bozo.rec.pets,, nonbozo.comp.virus,,, bozo.postmodern, etc. as determined by scientific measurements of the bozosity of the groups, measured by Leader Kibo's Council On Scientific Bozosity and the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, world leaders in bozosity assessment.

It is estimated that the breakdown will be thus: 1.0000% nonbozo.* 90.0000% bozo.* 9.0000% megabozo.* Bozo.* will, of course, be subdivided logically: bozo.nerd.*,*, bozo.inane.*, bozo.boring.*,*, bozo.argue.*. Kibology is a parody religion created by Parry, the central figure. Practitioners of Kibology are called Kibozos. Parry began Kibology about 1989. In its early Usenet days it was centered in the newsgroups talk.bizarre and alt.slack, until the creation of alt.religion.kibology in late 1991. The religious satire of Kibology shares tenets of other parody religions, including similar concepts to the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Invisible Pink Unicorn; the alt.religion.kibology newsgroup remained active through the 1990s, with less emphasis on the joke religion and more satirizing popular culture and internet culture. Other popular regular contributors kept the group active during "Kibo"'s periodic absences from Usenet. In 2003, the group spawned a band, Interröbang Cartel, which by 2011 had written and recorded more than 80 songs.

The term "bozo" and related jokes like the physics particle the "bozon" were Parry hallmarks. Revisions of the Manifesto were published in 1994 and 1998. HappyWeb was introduced in 1999. In 1992, at age 25, he launched a spoof campaign for President of the United States. Kibo's website The alt.religion.kibology newsgroup –.signature Ted Faber Ted Faber's archive of early Kibology postings

Heinrich Mücke

Heinrich Karl Anton Mücke was a prominent Realist painter known for his liturgical and genre paintings as well as frescoes, which still adorn some of Germany's ancient castles and cathedrals. His paintings are hung today in Germany's leading museums, including the National Gallery Berlin, Breslau Museum and the Brunn Museum, his son, Karl Mücke, was a recognized genre painter. Heinrich Mücke was a professor at the Düsseldorf Academy and received the Portuguese Medal for Art and Sciences as well as the Breslau Medal, he is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Heinrich Mücke was born in Breslau in Prussia and today in Poland, in the spring of 1806, he received formal training in art at both the Düsseldorf Academy. Mücke worked under the well established painter Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow. Travel was an important element of life to Mücke, Italy being his first extended foreign sojourn over the winter of 1834-35. In the year 1950 he visited England, while he vacationed in Switzerland many times.

From earliest predilections, he chose historical religious subjects those containing dramatic or exalted themes. Biblical topics were the first. In the core of his early painting career he completed such works as: Saint Catherine carried by Angels to Mount Sinai. Further liturgical oils of the late 1840s,early 1850s and undated works are: Coronation of the Virgin. Heinrich Mücke attended to other subject matter while in his early forties, he enjoyed portraying famous historic people in foreign lands, such as Dante in Verona and Cleopatra Dying. The well known Male Portrait hangs in the Düsseldorf Museum. To note his genre work, one can turn to his painting Mother and Child. Not content with liturgical art on canvas, Mücke relished the creation of expansive frescoes in some of the superb old buildings in Germany; the earliest well-known example is a series of many large images produced over a nine-year period at Castle Heltorf near Düsseldorf: Scenes from life of Barbarossa. In general Mücke's frescoes comprised early compositions, although these works were interleaved in time with his liturgical oil paintings.

Karl Mücke was born in 1847 and studied under his father. Karl became a distinguished painter in his own right, he specialized in genre painting and is recognized for such works as Little Brother, Sunday Afternoon, Mother's Joy, Paternal Joys and Mending Nets on the Coast of Holland. Karl died on 27 May 1923. Breslau Museum Brunn Museum Chemnitz Museum Düsseldorf Museum National Gallery Berlin Cyclopedia of Painters, Vol. 3, ed. by John Denison Champlin, Empire State Book Co. E. Benézit, Dictionnaire de Peinteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 1st ed. 1911, revised 1976 Michael Bryan, Bryan's Dictionary of Painters, C. Bell and Sons, London Wiegmann, p118

Jimmy Kruger

James Thomas Kruger was a South African-born politician, part of the conservative National Party government which championed apartheid. He rose to the position of Minister of Justice and the Police in the cabinet of Prime Minister John Vorster from 1974 to 1979, he was President of the Senate from 1979 until 1980, when it was abolished. Kruger was born in Bethlehem, Orange Free State, South Africa of Welsh parents and was adopted by Afrikaner parents, he obtained his matric from a high school in Ventersdorp and became a miner. He trained as a surveyor at a gold mine in Brakpan before taking an exam as a mining surveyor, he would work as surveyor engineer in Barberton. Kruger studied part-time for an Afrikaans teaching degree from the University of South Africa and attended the University of the Witwatersrand where he obtained a law degree in 1954, he began practising as a lawyer in 1955. In 1962 he became a member of the Transvaal Provincial Council; as National Party candidate, he became a member of the House of Assembly in the South African parliament from 1966.

In 1972, Kruger was made a deputy cabinet minister in the police and welfare portfolio. In 1974 he was upgraded to a full minister for the police and justice portfolio. In June 1979, the ceremonial post of President of the Senate but retired in 1980 when the Senate was abolished, he was responsible for the banning of Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko. This account was challenged by the white South African journalist Donald Woods, a personal friend of Biko. Kruger's response to Biko's death was: "Dit laat my koud.". Kruger began to recant his earlier statements, while claiming that Biko had authored pamphlets calling for "blood and body in the streets." Woods came under increasing scrutiny for his articles, following the publication of an article calling on Kruger to resign, he was banned under direct orders from Kruger. Not long afterwards and his family fled the country for a life of exile in England. In response to international pressure, the South African government ordered an inquest to investigate the cause of Biko's death.

So, it was the end of Kruger's career. Having decided that his performance had compromised the country's credibility abroad, the government ordered him to resign, he lost not only his cabinet post, but his membership in the ruling party, as well. In 1982, Kruger joined the Conservative Party of Andries Treurnicht in protest against the racial reforms of the Botha Government. Kruger spent the rest of his life in political obscurity. Kruger was married to Susan Kruger after whom the Robben Island ferry the Susan Kruger was named in 1977. Kruger died at his home in Irene after having heart surgery, he was survived by his wife and two sons and Eitel. In the film Cry Freedom, based on Woods's role in the anti-apartheid struggle, Kruger was portrayed by English actor John Thaw. In the film Goodbye Bafana, Kruger was portrayed by Norman Anstey. South Africa under apartheid

The Pattern (band)

The Pattern was an American punk garage rock band based in Oakland, California from 2000 to 2004. The Pattern formed in the summer of 2000 as a "party band", uniting the efforts of a five-piece crew, all of which had previous band experiences. Led by vocalist Christopher Appelgren, along with guitarists Jason Rosenberg, Andy Asp, bassist Carson Bell, drummer Jim "Nastic" Anderson; the Pattern "joined garage rock, indie tones, punk rock's rousing references revealing inspired and unique alternative tunes". During the months subsequent to its formation, the band swiftly assembled a fan base not only in the U. S. but in Europe. Following the release of several 7" records a compilation EP was released in September 2001 under the title Immediately; the crew's first EP, hit the record stores via the Lookout Records label in the United States and Wichita Recordings in the UK enjoying good reviews by the local media and prompting appearances at the 2001 Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK. In late 2001, the Oakland-based band started preparing to embark on their first major American nationwide tour, alongside bands such as the Vue, the Donnas, Girls Against Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, opening for X and The Strokes.

In 2002, The Pattern's first full-length album Real Feelness was released. Jim Anderson was replaced by drummer Scott Batiste. Shepard Fairey directed The Pattern's first video for the single Fragile Awareness. After the record's release on Lookout Records, Witchita Recordings, JVC, The Pattern continued to tour the United States and the UK with bands like The Hives, The Datsuns, The Mooney Suzuki, Clinic. Original bassist Carson Bell and drummer Scott Batiste left the band in 2003; the Pattern continued to tour the United States and eventually called it quits in 2004. Chris Appelgren now plays drums in West Bestern, Carson Bell went on to play bass with former Pattern tour mates The Mooney Suzuki, Scott Batiste plays drums in the metal band Saviours, Andy Asp and Jim Anderson play together in SMOKERS; the Pattern "Non-Stop" 7" Gearhead Records, 2001 The Pattern "Wet Circuit City" 7" Alternative Tentacles, 2001 The Pattern "Feverish" 7" GSL Records, Released 2001 The Pattern Immediately EP Wichita Recordings - Released September 25, 2001 The Pattern "No Caress" 7" & CDEP Wichita, October 2001 The Pattern Real Feelness Wichita Recordings - Released 2002 The Pattern "Fragile Awareness/Abigail 7" & CDEP Released 2002 The Pattern "Nothing of Value/Cream Puff War" 7" & CDEP Released 2002 Various Artists "Lookout Freakout Episode 3" The song "Selling Submarines" was included in Episode 14 "The Countdown" of the Fox television series The O.

C.. music from the show "London Calling" East Bay Express article about The Pattern "Life of the Party" SF Weekly article about The Pattern "Now That's What I Call Garage" Feature in the Seattle Stranger "NME artist page on The Pattern "Taming the Rock'N' Roll Bull" Daily Nexus Feature on The Pattern The Pattern on The Pattern on Subsite at Wichita Recordings Noise Pop on the web Saviours on the web The Parish on the web Swann Danger on the web Carson Bell on the web

Francis Heydt

Francis Elmer Heydt was a competitive swimmer who won three NCAA men's swimming championships, including the 150-yard backstroke event and two 300-yard medley relay championships as a member of the University of Michigan swimming team in 1940 and 1941. He operated a successful clothing and export business that manufactured camouflage clothing to governments in the United States and Libya, he was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1988. Heydt was born in Wellington and graduated from North High School in Wichita in 1936. In August 1935, Heydt set a new record at the Missouri Valley A. A. U. championship, swimming the 150-yard backstroke in 1:46.6. He enrolled at the University of Iowa in the Fall of 1936. After swimming for Iowa in his sophomore year, Heydt transferred to the University of Michigan to work with legendary coach Matt Mann of the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team. After transferring, Heydt became eligible to compete for Michigan in February 1940, won the Big Ten championship in the 150-yard backstroke in both 1940 and 1941.

At the Big Ten Conference swim meet in early March 1941, Heydt set a new conference record for the 150-yard backstroke with a time of 1:41.6. At the NCAA tournament that month, Heydt shaved nearly four second off his time, swimming the 150-yard backstroke in a time of 1:37.7, winning the individual championship. Two years another Michigan swimmer, Harry Holiday, broke Heydt's record, swimming the 150-yard backstroke with at time of 1:33.5. Heydt participated in Michigan's NCAA 300-yard medley relay championships in 1940 and 1941. Heydt's performances helped Michigan win the NCAA team championships in both 1940 and 1941. Heydt was inducted into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor in 1988. After graduating from Michigan with a business degree and his wife opened a clothing store, Lee's Men and Boys Store, in Mission, Kansas. In 1956, Heydt purchased a larger clothing store in Kansas, he sold the store in 1959 and purchased a clothing factory in Oswego, Kansas opening a second factory in Commerce, Oklahoma.

Operating as the Francis E. Heydt Company, Heydt opened additional factories in Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Heydt specialized in manufacturing camouflage clothing, flight suits, other clothing for the United States and other countries, including Israel and Libya, he sold airport runway sweepers, dog tag making machines, file cabinets, batteries and airplanes. In the 1980s, Heydt's company became involved in a dispute with the government over allegations that the company paid a government official a $10,000 gratuity in exchange for a contract to manufacture 56,800 night camouflage desert trousers; the government sought to disbar the company from conducting business with the government and refused to pay invoices totaling $175,000. In 1991, the company sued Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in a suit that resulted in a published decision from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Francis E. Heydt Co. v. U. S. and Richard Cheney, 948 F.2d 672. In 1983, Heydt received further public attention when former CIA agent and explosives smuggler Edwin P. Wilson was charged with smuggling guns and 21 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya.

Wilson was charged with taking out contracts for the murder of two prosecutors and six witnesses. The indictment stated that Heydt was on Wilson's "hit list" and that Wilson offered $500,000 for Heydt's murder. Heydt was identified as a former business partner of Wilson who Wilson claimed had cheated him out of $3.5 million. Heydt met Virginia Lee Williams while he was working as a lifeguard at Mission Hills Country Club in Kansas City; the two were married on November 1940, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Heydt was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2008 and died in Kansas City, Kansas in November 2008

Ontario Association of Food Banks

The Ontario Association of Food Banks is a food bank network in the Canadian province of Ontario. Founded in 1992, the OAFB represents 125 food banks, over 1,100 hunger-relief organizations across the province, including: urban and rural food banks, community kitchens, breakfast clubs and school meal programs, community food centres, emergency shelters, seniors' facilities; the mission of the Ontario Association of Food Banks is to "strengthen communities by providing food banks with food and solutions that address both short and long-term food insecurity."Every year, the OAFB releases a research report on hunger and food bank use in Ontario. In 2015, the OAFB Hunger Report revealed: 358,963 people accessed food banks across Ontario in March 2015, with 120,554 of those clients being children under 18 years of age 35% increase in senior citizens visiting food banks over the previous year 49% of food bank clients are single-person households 90% of food bank clients are either rental or social housing tenants Over 12% of senior citizens fall below Ontario’s Low Income Measure.

This number more than doubles to 27% when looking at seniors who identify as single Senior citizens are expected to represent 23% of the population by 2030 Single person households represent 50% of those who visit food banks, an 11% increase over the past 5 years The average food bank client spends 70% of their income on rent, leaving little for all other necessities 1 in 3 jobs in Ontario is temporary, contract, or part-time. An individual working full-time, at minimum-wage will have an annual income of $21,000, falling well below Ontario’s Low Income MeasureIn 2007, the OAFB has been noted for innovative programming by The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Official Website of the Ontario Association of Food Banks