Pendleton is a city in Umatilla County, United States. The population was 16,612 at the 2010 census, which includes 1,600 inmates incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution; the city is the county seat of Umatilla County. Pendleton is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Hermiston-Pendleton Micropolitan Statistical Area; this micropolitan area covers Morrow and Umatilla counties and had a combined population of 87,062 at the 2010 census. A European-American commercial center began to develop here in 1851, when Dr. William C. McKay established a trading post at the mouth of McKay Creek. A United States Post Office named Marshall was established April 21, 1865, renamed Pendleton; the city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on October 25, 1880. By 1900, Pendleton was the fourth-largest city in Oregon; the Pendleton Woolen Mills and Pendleton Round Up became features of the city captured in early paintings by Walter S. Bowman. Like many cities in Eastern Oregon, where thousands of Chinese immigrant workers built the transcontinental railroad, it had a flourishing Chinatown that developed as the workers settled here.
The sector is supposed to have been underlain by a network of tunnels, which are now a tourist attraction. The authenticity as a Chinese tunnel system has been questioned; the town is the cultural center of Eastern Oregon. Pendleton's "Old town"; the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have their property nearby. They have established the Wildhorse Resort & Casino and golf course on the reservation to generate revenue for development and welfare, they have built the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, for education and interpretation of their cultures. Pendleton Woolen Mills is a maker of wool blankets, an assortment of other woolen goods. Founded in 1909 by Clarence and Chauncey Bishop, the company built upon earlier businesses related to the many sheep ranches in the region. A wool-scouring plant opened in Pendleton in 1893 to wash raw wool for shipping. In 1895, the scouring mill was converted into a mill that made wool blankets and robes for Native Americans. Both businesses failed to survive, but the Bishops, with the help of a local bond issue, enlarged the mill and improved its efficiency.
They developed a successful line of garments and blankets with "vivid colors and intricate patterns."St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton is a 25-bed medical center. Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton is the only place in Oregon where inmates make "Prison Blues" denim clothing; the prison operates a commercial laundry serving customers that include EOCI, the Snake River Correctional Institution, Pendleton High School, a local flour mill, other entities. In addition, some EOCI inmates have jobs in food service or maintenance. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.52 square miles, all of it land. The city was built on both sides of the Umatilla River, which has periodically flooded and caused some damage. In the beginning, the river was vital as a transportation and trading route for settlers, as well as a water and power source, it connected the city to the Columbia River. Pendleton has a semi-arid climate with hot summers. Pendleton had the highest temperature recorded in Oregon at 119 °F on August 10, 1898, proven to be unreliable).
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,800, the median income for a family was $47,410. Males had a median income of $31,763 versus $23,858 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,551. About 8.7% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 16,612 people, 6,220 households, 3,789 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,579.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 6,800 housing units at an average density of 646.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.3% White, 1.4% African American, 3.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.6% from other races, 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population. There were 6,220 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 39.1% were non-families.
31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96. The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 53.4% male and 46.6% female. In addition to the woolen mills, Pendleton is famous for its annual rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up. First held in 1910, it is part of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association -sanctioned rodeo circuit, it is among the top ten PRCA venues in terms of prize money. The Festival of Trees is held in early December each year, it is a fundraising event produced by the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation. Local arts institutions include the Pendleton Center for the Arts and Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts on the nearby Umatilla Indian Reservation; the Pe
Bad Santa is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Bernie Mac. It was John Ritter's last film appearance before his death on September 11, 2003; the film was dedicated to Ritter's memory. The Coen brothers are credited as executive producers; the film was released in the United States on November 26, 2003, was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. An unrated version was released on DVD on March 5, 2004 and on Blu-ray Disc on November 20, 2007 as Bad Santa. A director's cut DVD was released in November 2006. A sequel, Bad Santa 2, was released on November 23, 2016. Willie T. Soke and his dwarf assistant Marcus Skidmore are professional thieves; every year, Willie gets a job as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus as an elf to rob shopping malls at night, with Marcus' wife Lois as their getaway driver. Marcus takes his elf duties but Willie, a sex-addicted alcoholic, is unable to perform with children affecting his safe-cracking abilities.
When they are hired at the Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, Willie’s vulgarity shocks the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska, who brings them to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel. At the mall, Willie is visited by Thurman Merman, a friendly but exceedingly gullible, overweight boy who assumes Willie is Santa, is bullied by a teenage gang of skateboarders. At a bar, Willie meets Sue, a woman with a Santa Claus fetish, they begin a sexual relationship. Willie is harassed by a man in the bar. Willie gives Thurman a ride home. Thurman reveals that his mother died and his father, Roger, is "exploring mountains"—actually in jail for embezzlement. Willie tricks Thurman into letting him rob the house safe and steal Roger’s BMW 740iL. Bob informs Gin that he overheard Willie having sex in a dressing room and Gin starts to investigate. Willie sees his motel room being raided, moves in to Thurman’s house, much to Thurman's delight. Marcus is angry at Willie for taking advantage of Thurman, states his disapproval of Willie's sex addiction when Willie makes a rude remark about Thurman's grandmother.
Gin visits Roger. Gin confronts Willie and Marcus at the mall, takes them to a bar. There, he reveals that he has figured out their plan, blackmails them for half the score to keep silent. Willie and Marcus’ partnership begins to falter, further exacerbated when Willie shows up to work drunk and destroys the Santa attraction, to Marcus' and Gin's shock. Willie attempts suicide by inhaling vehicle exhaust fumes, he gives Thurman a letter to give to the police, confessing his misdeeds and the heist planned for Christmas Eve. Willie notices Thurman's black eye, abandons the suicide attempt to confront the skateboarders. Furious at Gin’s blackmail and Lois set a trap for him. Feigning the need to jump start their vehicle, Lois hits Gin with the car, Marcus kills him via electrocution. Willie and Thurman prepare for the approaching holiday with help from Sue. On Christmas Eve, Willie and Lois burglarize the mall. Willie gets. Marcus reveals to Willie. Just as Marcus is about to shoot Willie, the police swarm in, tipped off by the letter Willie gave Thurman.
Marcus opens fire and the police shoot back, Willie flees. Determined to give Thurman his present, he leads the police on a chase to Thurman's house, ignoring their orders to freeze, he is shot on Thurman's porch, but survives. The epilogue is told through a letter from Willie, he expresses his gratitude to Thurman, reveals that he was cleared of the robbery—the shooting of an unarmed Santa embarrassed the police—and will be working for the police as a sensitivity counselor. Sue is granted guardianship over his house until his father's release. Marcus and Lois are in prison. Willie ends the letter by telling Thurman that he should be out of the hospital soon and to be ready for his return; when the lead skateboard bully harasses Thurman again, Thurman stands up to him by kicking him hard in the crotch and riding away on his bike giving the finger. Bad Santa, Zwigoff's fourth film, was his most mainstream, following the limited releases of Crumb and Ghost World; the original screenplay was written by John Requa.
Prior to filming and Joel Coen and Zwigoff did rewrites on the script, although by WGA rules, they were uncredited. Jack Nicholson and Bill Murray were both interested in playing the role of Willie, but were filming Something's Gotta Give and Lost in Translation, respectively. In an interview in 2012, Zwigoff revealed the difficulty of the film's production, explaining how he and the writers tried to get the tone of the script right and revealing creative differences between himself, the Coen Brothers and Bob and Harvey Weinstein; the Coen Brothers didn't agree with the casting of Tony Cox as Marcus, the Weinsteins filmed additional sequences with another director without Zwigoff's approval, in order to make the film more mainstream. An editorial in The Washington Times
PlayStation is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines. It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, 1994, with the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan; the original console in the series was the first video game console to ship 100 million units, 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000; the PlayStation 2 is the best-selling home console to date, having reached over 155 million units sold as of December 28, 2012. Sony's next console, the PlayStation 3, was released in 2006 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013. Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fastest selling console in history; the first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013.
Its successor, the PlayStation Vita, which launched in Japan on December 17, 2011 and in most other major territories in February 2012, had sold over 4 million units by January 2013. PlayStation TV is a microconsole and a non-portable variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console. Other hardware released as part of the PlayStation series includes the PSX, a digital video recorder, integrated with the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, though it was short lived due to its high price and was never released outside Japan, as well as a Sony Bravia television set which has an integrated PlayStation 2; the main series of controllers utilized by the PlayStation series is the DualShock, a line of vibration-feedback gamepad having sold 28 million controllers as of June 28, 2008. The PlayStation Network is an online service with over 110 million users worldwide, it comprises an online virtual market, the PlayStation Store, which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia, a subscription-based online service known as PlayStation Plus and a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home, which had over 41 million users worldwide at the time of its closure in March 2015.
PlayStation Mobile is a software framework. Version 1.xx supports both PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV and certain devices that run the Android operating system, whereas version 2.00 released in 2014 would only target PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV. Content set to be released under the framework consist of only original PlayStation games currently.7th generation PlayStation products use the XrossMediaBar, an award-winning graphical user interface. A touch screen-based user interface called LiveArea was launched for the PlayStation Vita, which integrates social networking elements into the interface. Additionally, the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles featured support for Linux-based operating systems; the series has been known for its numerous marketing campaigns, the latest of which being the "Greatness Awaits" commercials in the United States. The series has a strong line-up of first-party titles due to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, a group of fifteen first-party developers owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment which are dedicated to developing first-party games for the series.
In addition, the series features various budget re-releases of titles by Sony with different names for each region. In October 2018, Sony President Kenichiro Yoshida stated the necessity of the new PlayStation console. Yoshida said, it has become "necessary to have a next-generation hardware" to replace the PlayStation 4, now 5 years old. PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just finished managing one of the company's hardware engineering divisions at that time and would be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation"; the console's origins date back to 1988 where it was a joint project between Nintendo and Sony to create a CD-ROM for the Super Famicom. Although Nintendo denied the existence of the Sony deal as late as March 1991, Sony revealed a Super Famicom with a built-in CD-ROM drive, that incorporated Green Book technology or CD-i, called "Play Station" at the Consumer Electronics Show in June 1991. However, a day after the announcement at CES, Nintendo announced that it would be breaking its partnership with Sony, opting to go with Philips instead but using the same technology.
The deal was broken by Nintendo after they were unable to come to an agreement on how revenue would be split between the two companies. The breaking of the partnership infuriated Sony President Norio Ohga, who responded by appointing Kutaragi with the responsibility of developing the PlayStation project to rival Nintendo. At that time, negotiations were still on-going between Nintendo and Sony, with Nintendo offering Sony a "non-gaming role" regarding their new partnership with Philips; this proposal was swiftly rejected by Kutaragi, facing increasing criticism over his work with regard to entering the video game industry from within Sony. Negotiations ended in May 1992 and in order to decide the fate of the PlayStation project, a meeting was held in June 1992, consisting of Sony President Ohga, PlayStation Head Kutaragi and several senior members of Sony's board. At the meeting, Kutaragi unveiled a pro
"Quagmire's Baby" is the sixth episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It aired on Fox in the United States on November 15, 2009; the episode centers on neighbor Glenn Quagmire, who discovers that he is the father of a newborn baby girl after she is left at his doorstep. While he takes care of the baby, whom he names Anna Lee, Quagmire becomes reluctant to give up his sex life, must decide whether to keep her or to give her up for adoption. Meanwhile, Griffin family baby Stewie decides to create a dumbed-down version of himself, in order to perform various tasks for him and serve as his slave, the intrigued family dog, Brian wants one; the episode was written by series regular Patrick Meighan, directed by Jerry Langford. It received positive reviews from critics for many cultural references. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 8.28 million homes in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by Luke Adams, John Bunnell, Max Burkholder, Noah Gray-Cabey, Christine Lakin, Brittany Snow, Mae Whitman, Tom Wilson, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.
"Quagmire's Baby" was released on DVD along with seven other episodes from the season on June 15, 2010. Peter buys an amateur radio at Quagmire's garage sale and finds out that he can use it to communicate with the spirit of Ronald Reagan. Peter becomes fond of his friendship with the spirit until he is found out as Rich Little impersonating Reagan, he goes noticing a baby in a basket by his door. The baby turns out to be Quagmire's illegitimate daughter. Quagmire names her Anna Lee. However, she affects his sex life. Quagmire decides to put Anna Lee up for adoption. However, Quagmire is unable to stop thinking about Anna Lee, so the group head to her adoptive house to regain her. Quagmire realizes that Anna Lee's new parents decides to leave her with them. Meanwhile, Stewie clones a less intelligent assistant and names the simpleton duplicate "Bitch Stewie". After Brian meets Bitch Stewie, he becomes interested in having a clone of his own. Stewie and Bitch Stewie comply by creating "Bitch Brian", less intelligent than Stewie's clone and incapable of doing the simplest of chores, due to Stewie being too lazy to create him and having Bitch Stewie do it instead.
The clones disintegrate due to their instability. The episode was written by series regular Patrick Meighan, in his first working episode of the season, it was directed by Jerry Langford in his first working credit of the season although he would direct "Brian Griffin's House of Payne"."Quagmire's Baby", along with the seven other episodes from Family Guy's eighth season, were released on a three-disc DVD set in the United States on June 15, 2010. The sets included brief audio commentaries by Seth MacFarlane and various crew and cast members for several episodes,In addition to the regular cast, actor Luke Adams and television narrator John Bunnell, voice actor Max Burkholder, actor Noah Gray-Cabey, voice actress Christine Lakin, actress Brittany Snow, voice actress Mae Whitman and actor Tom Wilson guest starred in the episode. Recurring guest voice actors Danny Smith, writer Alec Sulkin and writer John Viener made minor appearances. "Quagmire's Baby" was broadcast on November 15, 2009, as a part of an animated television night on Fox, was preceded by an episode of The Simpsons and MacFarlane's newest series The Cleveland Show.
It was followed by MacFarlane's second show American Dad!. In a significant improvement over the previous week's two episodes, "Quagmire's Baby" was viewed in 8.28 million homes in its original airing, according to Nielsen ratings. The episode was the second most watched episode of the night, following The Simpsons episode "The Devil Wears Nada", despite airing with Sunday Night Football on NBC, Desperate Housewives on ABC and Three Rivers on CBS; the episode acquired a 4.1 rating in the 18–49 demographic, beating The Cleveland Show and American Dad!. The episode received positive reviews from critics, citing "Quagmire's quirky storylines" and the pairing of Brian and Stewie as a good combination. Ahsan Haque of IGN noted that the episode possessed "some memorable jokes", that "this episode manages to entertain from start to finish". Todd VanDerWerff of The A. V. Club reviewed the episode much more negatively, going on to state, "Tonight's episode started out promisingly", found Bitch Brian to be "the sole saving grace of an episode that sort of meandered around after the first five or ten minutes".
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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.
Adult Swim is the adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the American children's cable network Cartoon Network and its own television production studio Williams Street Productions. It broadcasts every night from 8 p.m.-6 a.m.. Williams Street produces Toonami, block-within-a-block, on Adult Swim and produced Miguzi. Debuting in 2001, Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, was established as alternative programming during the late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, children between the ages of 6–15, would be sleeping. Much of Adult Swim's general content is known for their experimental, risqué, crude and improvisational humor, along with purposefully cheap-looking animation, bizarre presentation. In 2005, the block was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to targeting a separate demographic; the block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows including original programming, syndicated series consisting of Fox animated programming, short films, original video animation, anime with minimal or no editing for content.
In the United States, Adult Swim has aired adult animation features, mockumentaries, sketch comedy, live action, pilots. Shows may have sexual themes, frank sexual discussion, strong language, graphic violence. While the network features comedic and dramatic programs of all types, many of its programs are aesthetically experimental, transgressive and surrealist in nature. Thus, Adult Swim has become a source of conflict, with some saying that it is too controversial, while others noting that its ability to question the norm brings a level of surrealism and experimentalism, welcome. Adult Swim has contracted with various studios known for their productions in absurd and shock comedy; as with Cartoon Network, Adult Swim's reach through various services totals 94 million American households. Cartoon Network's original head programmer, Mike Lazzo, conceived Adult Swim; the block grew out of Cartoon Network's previous attempts at airing content appropriate for teenagers and young adults who might be watching the channel after 11 pm.
The network began experimenting with its late night programming by airing anthology shows like ToonHeads, The Bob Clampett Show, The Tex Avery Show, Late Night Black and White, O Canada, which all presented uncensored classic cartoon shorts, as well as blocks such as Toonami Midnight Run. In numerous interviews, it had been stated that at the time, one third of Cartoon Network's audience were adults. During the 1990s, prime time animation geared at adults started growing popular due to the success of Fox's hit show The Simpsons; this was followed by a trend of other adult-oriented animated shows throughout the decade, such as: Liquid Television and Butt-Head, Aeon Flux, The Brothers Grunt, The Critic, The Maxx, King of the Hill, South Park, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, The Oblongs, Clerks: The Animated Series, Mission Hill, Home Movies, Family Guy, more. Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network's first foray into original programming, was created in 1994 for late night adult audiences.
The series was created by Mike Lazzo's Ghost Planet Industries, which became Williams Street Studios, the eventual producers and programmers of Adult Swim. Between 4:00 am and 5:00 am on December 21, December 30, 2000, several new Williams Street series made unannounced "stealth" premieres. Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show all premiered unannounced. Prior to that, in Entertainment Weekly, it was stated that Michael Ouweleen's next project was working on the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Pilot with J. J. Sedelmaier. In a 1999 interview, the indie pop rock band Calamine stated they had recorded the theme song for Sealab 2021. While entertaining pitches for a variety of adult cartoons, Lazzo realized the potential for packaging them as a complete adult-focused block. Different names were considered, including “ibiso”, said to be Spanish for “stop”, “Parental Warning", but he settled on "Adult Swim". In June 2001, TV Guide had recorded an interview with Cartoon Network's former president, Betty Cohen.
She stated there was a new programming block coming out in September, aimed for an adult audience. During this month at the Cartoon Network Confidential, "Cartoon Network's best originals and outrageous animated shorts for discriminating adults" in New York City, an upcoming episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast titled "Kentucky Nightmare", the stealth pilots from December, Captain Linger, an episode of Home Movies were screened for free; the screening was part of the Toyota Comedy Festival. On Saturday, July 21, 2001, the Space Ghost Coast to Coast panel at San Diego Comic Con had a trivia game in which the winners won a promotional CD that had the theme songs to the upcoming Adult Swim Shows. Everybody who attended got a free Adult
Multnomah County, Oregon
Multnomah County is one of 36 counties in the U. S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 735,334, its county seat, Portland, is the state's largest city. Multnomah County is part of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, though smallest in area, it is the state's most populous county. Multnomah County was created on December 22, 1854, formed out of two other Oregon counties – the eastern part of Washington County and the northern part of Clackamas County, its creation was a result of a petition earlier that year by businessmen in Portland complaining of the inconvenient location of the Washington County seat in Hillsboro and of the share of Portland tax revenues leaving the city to support Washington County farmers. County commissioners met for the first time on January 17, 1855; the county is named after the Chinookan word for the "lower river", Matlnomaq, máɬnumax̣ being interpretive English spellings of the same word.
In Chinook Jargon, Ne-matlnomaq, means the "place of matlnomaq" or the Ne-matlnomag, "the lower river", from the Oregon City Falls toward the Columbia river. Alternatively, Chinookan máɬnumax̣ ‘those toward water’; the explorer William Clark wrote in his Journal: "I entered this river...called Multnomah...from a nation who reside on Wappato Island, a little below the enterence". Although Clark refers to the Willamette River as Multnomah, he may not have understood the meaning. Put, Multnomahis the shortened form of nematlnomaq/nímaɬnumax̣". In 1924, the county's three commissioners were indicted and recalled by voters "in response to'gross irregularities' in the award of contracts for construction of the Burnside and Ross Island bridges". Vanport, built north of Portland in 1943 to house workers for Kaiser Shipyards, was destroyed by a flood five years later. In 1968, the Oregon Legislative Assembly referred a bill, Ballot Measure 5, to voters that would amend the state constitution to allow for consolidated city-county governments when the population is over 300,000.
The 1968 voters' pamphlet noted that Multnomah County would be the only county in Oregon affected by the measure and voters approved the referendum in the 1968 general election. Since the approval of Measure 5 in 1968, an initiative to merge the county with Portland has been considered and placed on the county ballot several times; the merger would have formed a consolidated city-county government like that of San Francisco, California. None of these proposals has been approved. In the 2000 presidential election, Multnomah played a decisive role in determining the winner of the state's electoral votes. Al Gore carried the county by more than 104,000 votes, enough to offset the nearly 100,000-vote advantage that George W. Bush had earned among Oregon's 35 other counties; the Democratic tilt was repeated in 2004, when John Kerry won by 181,000 votes, in 2008 when Barack Obama won by 204,000 votes. In February 2001, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners unanimously accepted the recommendation of the Library Advisory Board and authorized the library to enter into a lawsuit to stop the Children's Internet Protection Act.
The US Supreme Court decided in 2003 that the law was constitutional in US v. ALA. However, the library chose to turn down $104,000 per year of federal funding under CIPA to be able to continue to offer unfiltered Internet access. Faced with decreasing government revenues due to a recession in the local economy, voters approved a three-year local income tax on May 20, 2003 to prevent further cuts in schools, police protection, social services. Multnomah County was one of the few local governments in Oregon to approve such a tax increase. On March 2, 2004, Multnomah County Chair Diane Linn announced the county would begin granting licenses for same-sex marriages, pursuant to a legal opinion issued by its attorney deeming such marriages lawful under Oregon law, her announcement was supported by three other commissioners, but criticized by Lonnie Roberts, who represents the eastern part of Multnomah county and was left out of the decision. Within a few days, several groups joined to file a lawsuit to halt the county's action.
But after that and the three commissioners developed a public feud, with the latter becoming known as the "mean girls". The county government has faced significant budget issues, including not being able to open the Wapato Corrections Facility since it was built in 2003. According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 466 square miles, of which 431 square miles is land and 34 square miles is water, it is the smallest county in Oregon by area. It is located along the south side of the Columbia River; the county includes a number of extinct volcanoes in the Boring Lava Field. The Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge forms the eastern portion of the county's northern border. I-5 I-84 I-205 I-405 US 26 US 30 US 30 Byp. US 99 OR 10 OR 43 OR 120 OR 213 Clark County, Washington - north Skamania County, Washington - northeast Hood River County - east Clackamas County - south Washington County - west Columbia County - northwest Mount Hood National Forest As of the 2000 census, there are 660,486 people in the county, organized into 272,09