click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Leisure Suit Larry

Leisure Suit Larry is an adult-themed video game series created by Al Lowe. It was published by Sierra from 1987 to 2009 by Codemasters starting in 2009; the first six Leisure Suit Larry titles, along with Magna Cum Laude and Love for Sail Mobile, were distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, while Box Office Bust and Reloaded were distributed by Codemasters. The games are being published and distributed by Assemble Entertainment; the games follow Larry Laffer, a balding, double entendre-speaking, leisure suit-wearing man in his 40s. The stories revolve around him attempting unsuccessfully, to seduce attractive women; the series had its origins in Sierra's earlier Softporn Adventure, a 1981 text adventure created by designer Chuck Benton. The "Larry" games were one of Sierra's most popular game series during the genre's heyday, when it was first released in the mid-1980s; the series contains the only games produced by Sierra. In general, the games follow the escapades of Larry Laffer as he attempts to persuade a variety of nubile women to sleep with him.

A common link between the games are Larry's explorations of luxurious and cosmopolitan hotels, beaches and casinos. The character of Larry Laffer was voiced by Jan Rabson. After the first game, the series – despite becoming known for its lewd content – gained a reputation for not featuring as much sexual material as expected. At most, the raunchier moments were hidden as Easter eggs. Things became racier again toward the end of the series in the final installment, Love for Sail!. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, a spin-off version of the series, featured a different protagonist and style of game play, it was developed by High Voltage Software and released by Sierra in 2004. In 2007, Vivendi Universal Games announced a mobile remake of Love for Sail! In 2008, Sierra Entertainment announced plans to release Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, it was developed by Team17, the publishing rights were offered to Codemasters, who published the game in 2009. Larry Lovage, the protagonist of Magna Cum Laude and Box Office Bust, was voiced by Tim Dadabo.

In June 2011, Replay Games announced on their blog that they had acquired a license for the Leisure Suit Larry series. Replay Games planned to re-release the titles, it was announced that the series' creator, Al Lowe, would be involved with the development of the new releases. In April 2012, Replay Games initiated a Kickstarter project that finished funding on May 2, 2012 and secured a total of $674,598, for which the developers promised to add more story, additional dialogue, one more character; the "HD" game, titled Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded was announced to be released in late 2012, but it was delayed to mid-2013. In April 2013, Lowe said that early development had begun on a remake of Larry 2. Larry Laffer games Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! Larry Lovage games Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust By Replay Games Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded By CrazyBunch Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies is the name for a never-made fourth installment regarded as an in-joke; the name, used by official sources and fans, refers to rumors that the reason for the cancellation of the game was the losing of the game's original production floppies, after which the developers refused to remake the game from scratch. Other sources claim; the franchise's installments were numbered. Al Lowe gave two official reasons for the cancellation of Leisure Suit Larry 4; the first was that Sierra had begun work on a multiplayer installment for The Sierra Network, but the project failed due to technical reasons. The second was that the ending of Larry 3 was definitive and somehow metafictional, since it showed Larry and Patti coming to the Sierra studios to make games based on their adventures, as well as living in a mountain cabin in Coarsegold.

This completed a cohesive trilogy, was a dead-end for a new story arc. In 2012, Lowe discussed what happened to the fourth installment in a video made for a Kickstarter project, in which he said that the idea for skipping Larry 4 came as a flippant comment in the office, became a "real marketing coup" when selling Larry 5 because buyers would ask what happened to the fourth, it became "one of software's big jokes". According to production notes given by Lowe, the following events must be assumed to have happened between Larry 3 and Larry 5 to connect the two games: Larry and Patti plan to marry; the ab

US Federal Contractor Registration/GovKinex

US Federal Contractor Registration is a privately-owned third-party government registration firm based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 2010 by current President/CEO Eric Knellinger, the firm's main service is assisting federal contractors take care of the registrations they need to work with the federal government. At the time of the company's founding, the registration needed was the Central Contractor Registration and Online Representations and Certifications. In 2012, following the policy changes made by the federal government, the company's primary service has changed to assisting with registration in the System for Award Management; the company's other services include assistance for other federal contracting related registrations and certifications. This includes set-aside certifications for WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, the 8 Program. US Federal Contractor Registration has been mentioned by the Washington Post, FOX News and the Washington Business Journal. US Federal Contractor Registration is a Bradstreet Platinum Accredited Business.

US Federal Contractor Registration has offices in Orlando, St. Petersburg & Washington D. C. US Federal Contractor Registration Main office is located at 9400 4th St N Suite 111 St. Petersburg FL 33702 US Federal Contractor Registration Main phone number is 1-877-252-2700 Extension 1 for New Clients and 2 for Customer Service Main website is uscontractorregistration.com

Tiger tail donut

A tiger tail donut is a donut, twisted with another ingredient so that it looks like the tail of a tiger. This other ingredient may vary; the tiger tail is the second most popular donut at The Donut Man in Glendora, United States, surpassed only by the shop's signature donut: the strawberry donut. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Kuala Lumpur, sold tiger tails to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Erin Allday of The Press Democrat called the tiger tail the "most unusual donut" at the Donut Hut in Santa Rosa, California. List of doughnuts List of fried dough varieties Maple bar Twisted doughnut Cruller Media related to Tiger tail doughnuts at Wikimedia Commons

Wilfrid Pelletier

Joseph Louis Wilfrid Pelletier, was a Canadian conductor, pianist and arts administrator. He was instrumental in establishing the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, serving as the orchestra's first artistic director and conductor from 1935–1941, he had a long and fruitful partnership with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City that began with his appointment as a rehearsal accompanist in 1917. From 1951–1966 he was the principal conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, he was a featured conductor for a number of RCA Victor recordings, including an acclaimed reading of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem featuring baritone Mack Harrell and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and chorus. Pelletier was one of the most influential music educators in Canada during the 20th century, it was through his efforts that the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec, an organization which has established and oversees nine different schools of higher education in music and theatre in Quebec, was established in 1942.

From 1943 through 1961 he served as the director of the CMADQ and its first school the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. He served as the first director of the CMDAQ's second school, the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Québec, from 1944–1946, was instrumental in establishing the Conservatoire d'art dramatique du Québec à Montréal in 1954; as a pianist, Pelletier was active during the 1920s and 1930s as one half of a piano duo with partner Arthur Loesser, the half-brother of Broadway composer Frank Loesser. The two made a number of recordings together, he made a number of solo recordings and Ampico piano rolls in the early 1920s, playing piano reductions from the operas of French composers like Georges Bizet, Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet. As a composer, he produced only a small body of work, most notably In the Dark, in the Dew which soprano Maria Jeritza included in a number of her recitals, he was married three times in his life, notably to opera singers Queena Rose Bampton.

Born in Montreal, Pelletier was the son of a baker who in his spare time performed as an amateur musician and conducted a community concert band. At the age of 8 he began to study music with Ida Héraly, the wife of clarinetist and bandmaster François Héraly, who taught him piano, music theory, solfège up through 1914, his older brother Albert taught him to play percussion instruments and at the age of 12 he began playing the drums with the St-Pierre-Apôtre parish temperance band in concerts at a local movie theatre. In 1910, at the age of 14, Pelletier had his first exposure to opera, a performance of Ambroise Thomas's Mignon at His Majesty's Theatre, Montreal; the performance enthralled him and he decided that night that he wanted to pursue a career conducting operas. While attempting to find work in the field of opera he took a position as the pianist for the orchestra of the National Theatre in Montreal. In the summer of 1911 he was hired by Henri Delcellier as the rehearsal pianist with the Montreal Opera Company, remaining there until the company went bankrupt in 1913.

While working for the company he married his first wife Berthe Jeannotte, the sister of tenor Albert Clerk-Jeannotte. The experience of losing his job with the MOC made Pelletier question his potential career opportunities in Canada and he decided that he needed to find a way to go to Europe. Lack of finances prevented him from pursuing this course of action, he continued his studies in his native city with Alexis Contant, Alfred La Liberté, Rodolphe Mathieu, his teachers encouraged him to enter the Prix d'Europe competition which he lost in 1914 but won in 1915. This competition win led to the Quebec government giving him a grant to pursue studies in Europe. In October 1916 Pelletier and his wife arrived in Paris, France in the midst of World War I and the outbreak of a major flu epidemic. Undaunted, the couple remained until circumstances related to the war forced them to leave at the end of June 1917. Although only in France for nine months, Pelletier's time there was well spent under the tutelage of Isidor Philipp, Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, Charles-Marie Widor, most Camille Bellaigue who gave him singing lessons and worked with him in learning the French operatic repertoire on the piano.

In July 1917 the Pelletiers arrived in New York City where they were befriended by conductor Pierre Monteux who introduced them to important people in the musical social circles of the city. These connections led to his being hired at the Metropolitan Opera as a rehearsal pianist for the company's French opera productions, a position he maintained until 1922 when he was promoted to assistant conductor at the Met. Between 1917–1924 he frequently played the piano for the Met's Sunday Night Concert Series, he portrayed the minor role of Boleslao Lazinski in Umberto Giordano's Fedora on the Met stage between 1924–1926. During these early years with the Met he developed a lasting friendship with Arturo Toscanini, who hired him to conduct his NBC Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions when he himself was unavailable. After divorcing his first wife, he married Met soprano Queena Mario in 1925; that relationship ended in divorce some years later. He married a former voice student of Mario's, opera star Rose Bampton in 1937.

From 1919–1922 Pelletier was the rehearsal pianist and assistant conductor for Antonio Scotti's touri

Miami RedHawks women's basketball

The Miami RedHawks women's basketball team represents Miami University in women's basketball. The school competes in the Mid-American Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the Redhawks play home basketball games at Millett Hall in Ohio. As of the 2015–16 season, the Redhawks have a 627–553 record, with a 323–260 record in the Mid-American Conference. Miami has won the Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament twice, in 1982 and 2008, while finishing as runner-up in 1983, 1990, 1995, they have won the regular season championship 4 times, the East Division twice, while making one appearance in the NCAA Tournament and three appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Official website

Harry Wendelstedt

Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. was an umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1966 to 1998. He was born in Maryland, he umpired in the World Series in 1973, 1980, 1986, 1991 and 1995, serving as crew chief in 1980 and 1995. He officiated in seven National League Championship Series and four All-Star games, calling balls and strikes in 1976, he umpired in the National League Division Series in 1995, 1996 and 1997. He wore uniform number 21. Wendelstedt called strikes in five no-hitters, tying an NL record held by Bill Klem; as a home plate umpire, Wendelstedt was known for keeping a wide strike zone. When a batter struck out swinging, he flailed his right arm straight up in the air; when a batter struck out looking, he applied the notorious "chainsaw" move. On May 31, 1968, Wendelstedt made a call that preserved Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale's consecutive shutouts and scoreless innings streaks. Giants catcher Dick Dietz came to the plate in the top of the 9th inning with the bases loaded and no outs.

On a 2–2 count, Drysdale hit Dietz on the elbow forcing in a run that would have ended the streaks. However, Wendelstedt ruled that Dietz made no attempt to avoid being struck by the pitch, called him back. Drysdale retired Dietz on a short fly ball and got out of the inning without yielding a run, earning his fifth straight shutout. On October 8, 1988, in Game 3 of the 1988 National League Championship Series, Wendelstedt ejected Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jay Howell from the game for having pine tar in his glove. Mets manager Davey Johnson asked the umpires to check Howell, Wendelstedt, the crew chief, ejected Howell after finding pine tar in his glove. Howell was suspended for the rest of the series. Wendelstedt's son, Harry Hunter Wendelstedt III, followed in his father's footsteps and is a current major league umpire; the younger Wendelstedt goes by his middle name of "Hunter" professionally. To honor his father, Hunter wears uniform number 21. In 1977, Wendelstedt took over control of the Al Somers Umpire School from its founder, renaming it the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School.

He ran the school until his death and it continues to bear his name. His son Hunter now leads the school, located in Florida. Harry Wendelstedt died at the age of 73 on March 9, 2012, after suffering from brain cancer for several years. List of Major League Baseball umpires Retrosheet Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires BaseballLibrary - list of articles Legacy.com obituary Harry Wendelstedt at Find a Grave The Sporting News umpire card