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John Kay (caricaturist)

John Kay was a Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith. At 13 he was apprenticed to a barber, he went to Edinburgh, where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1784 he published his first caricature, of Laird Robertson. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Close. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. Kay's portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes, forming a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Kay's famous shop on the Royal Mile was destroyed during the Great Edinburgh Fire of November 1824.

He was buried at the north end of Greyfriars Kirkyard. The British Museum has extensive holdings of his works, including two albums assembled by Kay, both described in the Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum Hugo Arnot Joseph Black Hugh Blair Claud Irvine Boswell John Brown James Burnett, Lord Monboddo Alexander Carlyle James Donaldson Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville Alexander Gerard Alexander Gordon, Lord Rockville John Grieve Francis Grose Henry Home, Lord Kames Sir Archibald Hope, 9th Baronet John Hope James Hutton Thomas Jefferson Vincenzo Lunardi Sam McDonald William Nairne, Lord Dunsinane William Robertson Sarah Siddons Adam Smith Peter Williamson Alexander Wood The complete two volumes of John Kay's Originals with searchable text and images and Volume 2 John Kay

Pet Sematary (1989 film)

Pet Sematary is a 1989 American supernatural horror film and the first adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, it stars Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Blaze Berdahl, Fred Gwynne, Miko Hughes as Gage Creed; the title is a sensational spelling of "pet cemetery". The film was released on April 21, 1989, grossed $57.5 million at the box office on a budget of $11.5 million. A sequel, Pet Sematary Two, was released in 1992 and a second film adaptation was released in 2019; the Creed family—Louis and their children Ellie and Gage—move from Chicago to rural Ludlow, after Louis is offered a job as a physician with the University of Maine. They befriend their neighbor Jud Crandall, who takes them to an isolated pet cemetery in the forest behind the Creeds' new home. On his first day at work, Louis encounters Victor Pascow, a jogger, mortally injured after being hit by a truck, he warns Louis about the pet cemetery before he dies, calling Louis by name despite the fact they have not met.

That night, Pascow comes to Louis as a ghost and leads him to the Pet Sematary, warning him not to cross the barrier because the ground beyond is "sour". Louis awakens, assuming it was a dream. During Thanksgiving while the family is gone, Ellie's cat, Church, is run down on the highway. Realizing that Ellie will be devastated, Jud takes Louis beyond the cemetery and deep into the woods, where they reach an ancient Miꞌkmaq burial ground. Jud warns him not to tell anyone else about what they have done; the next day a reanimated Church returns to a shell of what he was before. Jud explains that as a boy he himself revived his beloved pet dog in the Miꞌkmaq ground and that although the cat might be different, it will save Ellie the grief of losing her favorite pet. Sometime Gage is killed by a truck along the same highway; the family is devastated, Jud anticipates that Louis is considering burying his son in the Miꞌkmaq ground, although Louis denies it. Jud believes that introducing Louis to the ritual ground aroused the malevolent forces present there, which caused Gage's death.

He tells him the story of a local named Bill Baterman who buried his son Timmy in the Miꞌkmaq ground after he was killed in World War II. Timmy returned as a malevolent zombie, terrifying the townsfolk. A group of men including Jud tried destroying Timmy by lighting the Baterman house on fire, only for Bill to perish with his son. Jud insists that the burial ground is evil and Louis must never try to bury his son there. After the funeral and Ellie leave for Chicago while Louis remains home. Despite Pascow and Jud's warnings, Louis buries him at the ritual site. In Chicago, Pascow appears to Ellie in a dream and warns her that Louis is about to do something terrible. Rachel is unnerved by her daughter's dream but is only able to reach Jud when she calls, who tells her Louis is not home, she decides to return to Maine, much to Jud's alarm. That night, Gage steals a scalpel from his father's bag, he taunts Jud before slashing his Achilles tendon and his mouth horizontally through the lips, before biting his throat, killing him.

Rachel returns home and is lured into Jud's house by the voice and specter of her dead sister Zelda, only to discover that she is seeing Gage, holding a scalpel. In shock and disbelief, Rachel reaches down to hug her son and he kills her. Waking up from his sleep, Louis notices Gage's muddy footprints in the house and discovers that his scalpel is missing. Receiving a phone call from Gage that he has "played" with Jud and Mommy, he fills three syringes with morphine and heads to Jud's house. Encountering Church, he destroys the cat with an injection before entering the house. Gage taunts him further and Louis is startled by Rachel's falling corpse hanged from the attic before he is attacked by his son. After a brief battle, Louis defeats Gage with the morphine injection, he lights the house on fire, leaving it to burn as he carries Rachel's body from the fire. Pascow appears and warns Louis not to "make it worse" but grief-stricken Louis believes that because Rachel was not dead as long as Gage was, burying her "will work this time".

Pascow vanishes as Louis passes through him. That night, Rachel returns to the couple embrace. Rachel takes a large knife from the counter; the film rights were sold to George A. Romero in 1984 for $10,000. King had declined several other offers for a film adaptation. Romero had to pull out of the production, as he was busy with Monkey Shines. Development executive Lindsay Doran loved the finished script and advocated for it to be made at Embassy Pictures and at Paramount Pictures, after she became vice president of production there in 1985, she was told each time that there was no more demand for Stephen King movies after the slew of adaptations from his novels released in the early 80's. It was only during the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike that Paramount reconsidered because the studio was facing a possible shortage of new productions for 1989 release. Stephen King's script for Pet Sematary was finished and ready to go, so Doran was given the greenlight to obtain the rights for Paramount and start production.

King, who had final say on the choice of a director, met with the studio's first choice of Mary Lambert. She impressed him with her enthusiasm for his books and her commitment to stay faithful to his novel, which secured her the job; the original cut of the film delivered to Paramount's

Desiigner

Sidney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper and songwriter. In December 2015, his debut single "Panda" reached number one on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. In February 2016, Kanye West signed Desiigner to his GOOD Music imprint. In 2019, he was released from GOOD Music and is independent. Selby was born on May 1997, in Brooklyn, New York, he is of Afro-Barbadian and African American descent, is the grandson of blues musician Sidney "Guitar Crusher" Selby. He grew up in the Louis Armstrong housing projects in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, he began practicing vocals at school church. At the age of 14, after being shot, he embarked on his music career. Desiigner embarked on his music career under his original moniker Dezolo, before he began putting out work on these tracks under the alias of Designer Royel with Royel, his sister convinced him to drop the "Royel" part and keep the "Designer" part as his new stage name, doubling the "I"'s. On December 3, 2015, under his new pseudonym, Desiigner released his debut track, called "Zombie Walk".

The song was produced by The Shell God. On December 15, 2015, Desiigner titled "Panda" on SoundCloud; the song released on iTunes within five days before being re-released as of February 2016. On February 11, 2016, Desiigner signed a recording contract with Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. After signing a record deal, Desiigner subsequently appeared on two tracks — "Pt. 2" and "Freestyle 4" —, taken from Kanye West's seventh album The Life of Pablo. Desiigner went on to perform at the 2016's South by Southwest music festival. In an interview with Billboard, Desiigner confirmed the release of his first upcoming mixtape, titled Trap History Month. On May 5, 2016, producer Mike Dean announced that he would be serving as the executive producer for Desiigner's upcoming debut studio album. On May 24, Desiigner announced that the title to his upcoming debut album would be called The Life of Desiigner. In June 2016, XXL magazine revealed their annual "Freshmen Class" for 2016, Desiigner was included on the list with nine other new artists.

In June 2016, "Champions" was released as the lead single from the GOOD Music's upcoming compilation album, Cruel Winter. Desiigner made a guest appearance on this track, alongside his label-mate Kanye West, other rappers such as Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti and Quavo. In the same month, Desiigner made his US television debut, when he performed his single, "Panda" at the 2016's BET Awards. On June 26, 2016, Desiigner released his first full-length mixtape, titled New English on Tidal, following a live premiere of the mixtape on June 22. In July 2016, American pop singer Demi Lovato brought out Desiigner at her concert in New York. On July 21, 2016, Desiigner premiered the track, called "Tiimmy Turner", released as a single on iTunes the next day. Desiigner appeared. On November 7, 2017 it was reported that BTS will release a remix of their song "Mic Drop" featuring Desiigner and it was said that the remix was made by Steve Aoki, it is set to be released on November 17, 2017 but it was postponed and set to be released on November 24, 2017 instead.

On May 3, 2018, Desiigner announced via social media that his debut EP, L. O. D. would be released at midnight on May 4, 2018. On September 8, 2016, Desiigner and three other people were arrested in New York City, after a 911 caller claimed that he pulled a gun on them. Desiigner was found in an SUV with four other people and the vehicle was searched; the police found oxycodone and guns, for which he and the other individuals received drug and weapon charges. They were all detained in custody. On September 10, 2016, he was acquitted of the felony gun charge, he was cleared of the charges on September 12, 2016, when it was found that the pills were anabolic steroids belonging to his driver. Desiigner's musical style is influenced by Southern hip hop, namely trap music which originated in Atlanta, Georgia, his rapping technique and vocals have been compared to that of Atlanta-based rapper Future. When asked about the frequent comparisons, he told Complex: "God gave him a blessing, but he gave me a blessing too.

I ain't gonna doubt the man's music. He make beautiful music too. Music is made every day. Big ups to him, big ups to Future. I like Future's music. I like his music, you feel me. I’m not a hater or a critic on him, you know, I do me. God bless him, God bless me." New English L. O. D. Official website