Jon Vitti is an American writer best known for his work on the television series The Simpsons. He has written for the King of the Hill, The Critic and The Office, has served as a screenwriter or consultant for several animated and live-action movies, including Ice Age and Robots, he is one of the eleven writers of The Simpsons Movie and wrote the screenplays for the film adaptions Alvin and the Chipmunks, its sequel and The Angry Birds Movie. Vitti is a graduate of Harvard University, where he wrote for, was president with Mike Reiss of, the Harvard Lampoon, he was very close with Conan O'Brien while at Harvard. Prior to joining The Simpsons, he had a brief stint at Saturday Night Live, describing his experience on a DVD commentary as "a unhappy year." After leaving the Simpsons writing staff in its fourth season, Vitti wrote for the HBO series The Larry Sanders Show. Beginning in its seventh season, he was a writer for The Office, he is the fifth most prolific writer for The Simpsons. His 25 episodes place him after John Swartzwelder, who wrote 59 episodes, John Frink who has written 33, Tim Long who has written 30, Matt Selman who has written 29.
Vitti has used the pseudonym Penny Wise. Vitti used the pseudonym for episodes "Another Simpsons Clip Show" and "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" because he did not want to be credited for writing a clip show as expressed on Simpsons DVD commentaries. On the season four Simpsons episode "The Front," Jon Vitti is caricatured as a Harvard graduate who gets fired from I&S Studios for penning mediocre episodes and gets hit on the head with a name plate by his boss, Roger Meyers, his wife, Ann, is the sister of fellow Simpsons writer George Meyer. He is a distant cousin of Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti, award-winning author Jim Vitti, actor Michael Dante, he is credited with writing the following episodes: "Bart the Genius" "Homer's Night Out" "The Crepes of Wrath" "Simpson and Delilah" "Bart's Dog Gets an F" "Lisa's Substitute" "When Flanders Failed" "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" "Radio Bart" "Bart the Lover" "Black Widower" "Treehouse of Horror III" "Mr. Plow" "Brother from the Same Planet" "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show" "Cape Feare" "Another Simpsons Clip Show" "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily" "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" "The Old Man and the Key" "Weekend at Burnsie's" "Little Girl in the Big Ten" "Marge vs. Singles, Childless Couples and Teens, Gays" "Simple Simpson" "Sleeping with the Enemy" "Jeannie's Visit" "Hank's Sex Tape" "Larry's Sitcom" "Everybody Loves Larry" "Make a Wish"Vitti was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for "Hank's Sex Tape" and "Everybody Loves Larry".
He was credited as co-executive producer for 30 of the 89 episodes. "Dr Jay" "Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice" "I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show" "Jon Vitti Presents:'Return To La Grunta'" "Dog Dale Afternoon" "Rodeo Days" "Hank's Bad Hair Day" "Hank's Choice" "Viewing Party" "Garage Sale" Jon Vitti on IMDb Jon Vitti interview
Kemble is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England. Part of Wiltshire, it lies 4 miles from Cirencester and is the settlement closest to Thames Head, the source of the River Thames. At the 2011 census it had a population of 1,036; the village lies in Thames Head electoral ward, which stretches from Kemble in the south to Frampton Mansell in the north-west. The population of the ward as recorded in the 2011 census was 1,955. Kemble was the site of Anglo-Saxon cemetery; the village church today has a Norman door and a tower dating from 1250, to which a spire was added in 1450. The full restoration in 1872 included bringing here brick by brick the chapel of ease at nearby Ewen, to form a new south transept. Kemble Church is part of the Thameshead benefice, covering the congregations of Kemble, Poole Keynes, Somerford Keynes, Shorncote; the benefice since 2001 includes Coates, Sapperton and Frampton Mansell. Cotswold Airport on the edge of the village hosted the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic display team from 1966 until 1983.
After the Red Arrows moved to RAF Scampton, the station was used by the US Air Force as a maintenance facility. The airfield is used by light industry, by flying clubs and by private aircraft owners, for events including two annual air displays, for scrapping and storage of airliners. Delta Jets rebuild and fly historic jet aircraft Hawker Hunters; the Bristol Aero collection had a museum at the airfield until 31 May 2012. Aston Down airfield, 3 miles to the north-west belonged to the RAF but is now used for gliding by the Cotswold Gliding Club. Kemble railway station is on the Golden Valley Line, served by eastbound Great Western Railway trains to Swindon and London Paddington, westbound services to Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa. Kemble was once an important railway junction; the branch lines from Cirencester and Tetbury were dismantled in the 1960s. Kemble Primary School has around 100 pupils; the pub, The Tavern, is next to the station. There is a combined post office and local store. All Saints Church, Shorncote Kemble Community website Kemble village website This is Gloucestershire information Cotswold Airport
Laurie Calvin Battle was a U. S. Representative from Alabama. Born in Wilsonville, Battle graduated from Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1930, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama, 1934. He attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville and Scarritt College, Tennessee, 1934 and 1935, he received a Master of Arts from Ohio State University, Ohio, in 1939. He attended the University of Alabama in 1946, he was in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 and the United States Army Reserve from 1946 to 1972. He worked as a farm laborer, as a professor at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1940, as an insurance agent, as a professional advocate. Battle was elected as a Democrat to the 80th and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1955, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate. He served as staff director and counsel of the House Rules Committee from 1966 to 1976.
He served as special adviser to the United States League of Savings Associations, Washington, D. C. from 1976 to 1988. He died on May 2, 2000, in Bethesda, is interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. United States Congress. "Laurie C. Battle". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Laurie C. Battle" is available at the Internet Archive