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Martin H. Glynn

Martin Henry Glynn was an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic head of government of what was the most populated state of the United States. Glynn was born in the town of Kinderhook, N. Y. and grew up in one of Kinderhook's villages. He was the son of Ann Scanlon, who were both born in Ireland, he graduated from Fordham University in 1894 studied at Albany Law School of Union University, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1897. From 1896 on, he wrote for the Albany Times-Union daily newspaper, becoming its editor and owner. In 1898, Fordham awarded Glynn the honorary degree of master of arts. Over the course of his career, Glynn received honorary LL. D. degrees from Fordham, Syracuse and Union Universities. Glynn was elected as a Democrat to the 56th United States Congress, served from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1901; when he took his seat at age 26, Glynn was the youngest member of the House. He was New York State Comptroller from 1907 to 1908, elected in 1906, but defeated for re-election in 1908 by Republican Charles H. Gaus.

He was elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1912 on the ticket with William Sulzer, succeeded to the governorship upon Sulzer's impeachment and removal from office in 1913. He was the first Catholic New York governor, but was defeated for re-election by Charles S. Whitman in 1914, he was a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Conventions. As the keynote speaker at the 1916 National Democratic Convention, Glynn delivered one of his most famous speeches, praising the accomplishments of President Woodrow Wilson and the platform of the Democratic Party. Martin Glynn had an interest in Irish-American affairs. Glynn committed suicide by gunshot in 1924, after having suffered throughout his adult life from chronic back pain caused by a spinal injury. Though the cause of death was listed on his death certificate, the local media reported that Glynn died of heart trouble; the true story of his death was publicized in Dominick Lizzi's 1994 biography. He was buried at the St. Agnes Cemetery in New York.

Glynn's article "The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!" was published in the October 31, 1919, issue of The American Hebrew. Glynn referred to these conditions as a potential "holocaust" and asserted that "six million Jewish men and women are starving across the seas". Robert N. Proctor says that " oddity has been exploited by Holocaust deniers but is a remarkable coincidence and nothing more." Glynn Ill in Germany, May Decline Office.

Stephen Longespée

Stephen Longespée was an English knight who served as Seneschal of Gascony and as Justiciar of Ireland. Longespée was 3rd Earl of Salisbury and Ela of Salisbury, he was a cousin of the King Henry III of England. His wife Emmeline was an heiress of her grandfather Walter de Ridelisford, brought possessions in Connacht and Leinster in Ireland. In 1255, Longespée was appointed the Seneschal of Gascony, where his administration was hampered with disputes with Lord Edward. After Lord Edward returned to England in 1255, Longespée remained until 1257 as Seneschal, before returning to England; when Lord Edward reluctantly recognized the Provisions of Oxford in 1258, Longespée was one of the four counsellors given to accept the reform program. In 1259, Longespée was appointed Justiciar of Ireland, he died in 1260. Stephen married Emmeline, the widow of Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster, the daughter of Walter de Ridelsford and Annora Vitré, they had the following known issue: Emeline Longespée, married Maurice FitzGerald, had issue.

Ela Longespée, married Roger la Zouche, had issue. Frame, Robin. Ireland and Britain, 1170-1450. Continuum. ISBN 0-8264-4544-6. Prestwich, Michael. Edward I, English monarchs. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520062665

Zombie Wars

Zombie Wars is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by David A. Prior, it stars Adam Mayfield, Alissa Koenig, Jim Marlow, Kristi Renee Pearce as humans struggling against zombie overlords. After a zombie apocalypse, humanity is enslaved by zombies. Bred in captivity for food, these humans receive no training. Bands of free humans work to turn the tide against the zombies. Adam Mayfield as David Alissa Koenig as Star Jim Marlow as Brian Kristi Renee Pearce as General Jonathan Badeen as Sliver Billy Hayes as George A trailer was released in November 2006. On March 15, 2009, Zombie Wars played at the first Paranoia Horror Film Festival. Scott Foy of Dread Central rated the film 3/5 stars and called it "a fun little piece of pulp action horror – a modern day drive-in movie and cheesy, but done so with an unmistakable enthusiasm." David Walker of DVD Talk rated the film 1/5 stars and said, "Zombie Wars is not a terrible film in the sense that it is not unwatchable. It is, however, a terrible film in that the script is bad, the direction is lackluster, the acting is marginal and the premise, which has hints of Planet of the Apes, is laughable in its execution."

Peter Dendle wrote that the film is "conceptually ambitious" but dragged down by its poor writing and production values. Zombie Wars on IMDb

Philip Wylie

Philip Gordon Wylie was an American author of works ranging from pulp science fiction, social diatribes and satire, to ecology and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Born in Beverly, Wylie was the son of Presbyterian minister Edmund Melville Wylie and the former Edna Edwards, a novelist, who died when Philip was five years old, his family moved to Montclair, New Jersey, Wylie attended Princeton University from 1920–1923. A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Wylie's output included hundreds of articles, serials, short stories, syndicated newspaper columns, works of social criticism, he wrote screenplays while in Hollywood, was an editor for Farrar & Rinehart, served on the Dade County, Florida Defense Council, was a director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, at one time was an adviser to the chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee for Atomic Energy which led to the creation of the Atomic Energy Commission. Most of Wylie's major writings contain critical, though philosophical, views on man and society as a result of his studies and interests in biology, ethnology and psychology.

At least nine movies were made from stories by Wylie. He sold the rights for two others. Wylie's wide range of interests defies easy classification, but his earliest work exercised great influence in twentieth-century science fiction pulp magazines and comic books: Gladiator inspired the comic-book character Superman; the Savage Gentleman "Pulp historians point out that the themes of The Savage Gentleman are replicated to an uncanny degree in the pulp character Clark "Doc" Savage created by Lester Dent..." - Richard A. Lupoff When Worlds Collide, co-written with Edwin Balmer, inspired Alex Raymond's comic strip Flash Gordon and was adapted as an eponymous 1951 film by producer George Pal. Wylie applied the scientific method quite broadly in his work, his novel The Disappearance is about what happens when everyone finds that all members of the opposite sex are missing. The book delves into the double standards between men and women that existed prior the women's movement of the 1970s, exploring the nature of the relationship between men and women and the issues of women's rights and homosexuality.

During World War II, writing The Paradise Crater resulted in Wylie's house arrest by the federal government. Wylie's nonfiction book of essays, Generation of Vipers, was a best-seller during the 1940s and inspired the term "Momism"; some people have accused Generation of Vipers of being misogynistic. The Disappearance shows his thinking on the subject is complex, his novel of manners, Finnley Wren, was highly regarded in its time. Wylie wrote 69 "Crunch and Des" stories, most of which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, about the adventures of Captain Crunch Adams, master of the charter boat Poseidon, the basis of a brief television series. In 1941, Wylie became Vice-President of the International Game Fish Association, for many years he was responsible for writing IGFA rules and reviewing world record claims. Wylie's 1954 novel Tomorrow! Dealt graphically with the civilian impact of thermonuclear war to make a case for a strong Civil Defense network in the United States, as he told the story of two neighboring cities before and after an attack by missile-armed Soviet bombers.

This was adapted on October 17, 1956 by ABC Radio, as a one-hour drama narrated by Orson Welles, produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration. Wylie was active in writing detective and mystery novelettes for a variety of magazines. Five of them were collected in 2010 as Ten Thousand Blunt Instruments and Other Mysteries, published by Crippen & Landru in its "Lost Classics" series and edited by Bill Pronzini. An article Wylie wrote in 1951 in The Saturday Evening Post entitled "Anyone Can Raise Orchids" led to the popularization of this hobby—not just the rich, but gardeners of every economic level began experimenting with orchids. Wylie's final works dealt with the catastrophic effects of pollution and climate change. Notably, Wylie wrote "L. A. 2017", a 1971 episode of the television series The Name of the Game. The series was a contemporary drama; the 90-minute episode was directed by Steven Spielberg, featured Gene Barry, Barry Sullivan, Edmond O'Brien, Severn Darden and Sharon Farrell.

Wylie wrote a near-simultaneous novelization of the story as Los Angeles: A. D. 2017. Wylie's final novel, The End of the Dream, was published posthumously in 1972 and foresees a dark future where America slides into ecological catastrophe. Philip Wylie, now the Philip Wylie estate, is represented by Harold Ober Associates. Wylie married Sally Ondek, had one child, Karen. After divorcing his first wife, he married Frederica Ballard, born and raised in Rushford, New York. Wylie's daughter, Karen Pryor, is an author.

Lanemeyer

Lanemeyer was a pop punk band from northern New Jersey, United States. Lanemeyer was formed in 1997. Taking their name from John Cusack's character in the film Better Off Dead... Lanemeyer were known for their love of comedy, they broke up in 2001 after touring with bands such as The Lawrence Arms, River City High and many more. After the breakup, several members continued to perform with other bands, such as The Forever Endeavor, The Gaslight Anthem, Day at the Fair. Lanemeyer has reunited several times to play single shows, with varying member lineups. In 2018 they re-released Stories for the Big Screen on limited Green Vinyl I Surrender Records; this is Rob Hitt from Midtown's record label. Chris Barker Mike Doyle - Currently representing Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District | Check out his podcast about the late 90s punk scene Sean Smith Rob Heiner Alan Rappaport David Patino Andrew Bowman Spratt Casey Lee Morgan Brian Fallon Stories for the Big Screen EP Available HERE on VINYL Lanemeyer/Emanuel Nice split If There's a Will, There's Still Nothing Songs We Hated The Least Whispering Every Word into a Smile Compilation appearances Punk Uprisings: Incompatible, Vol. 1 - song "Me and You on the Big Screen" Punked Up Love - song "Fuck You And Your Boyfriend" Punk Rock Strike: Punk Rock Strikes Back, Vol. 2 - song "Alarm" Day at the Fair - Chris Barker, Rob Heiner, Casey Lee Morgan Arcade Academy - Mike Doyle the Look Away - Sean Smith The Gaslight Anthem - Brian Fallon This Charming Man - Brian Fallon Cincinnati Rail Tie - Brian Fallon, Casey Lee Morgan Revolution Summer - Casey Lee Morgan The Forever Endeavor - Casey Lee Morgan We're All Broken - Casey Lee Morgan Lanemeyer on ARTISTdirect.com

Morelia International Film Festival

The Morelia International Film Festival was founded in 2003 in the city of Morelia, Michoacán, México. It is an annual event. FICM emerged as a need to create a unique meeting point in México for the cinematographic community, the people of Michoacán, international filmmakers; the festival's goal is to establish a forum to promote up-and-coming Mexican cinema talents, to create incentives and cultural opportunities for the Mexican and international public, to display the cultural richness of the state of Michoacán. The festival has achieved notable prestige and prominence in Mexico as a result of its outreach and growth, it is becoming known in other parts of the world for its uniqueness and quality. Throughout its history, FICM has been privileged to host distinguished guests such as Olivier Assayas, Javier Bardem, Demián Bichir, Alfonso Cuarón, Geraldine Chaplin, Amat Escalante, Stephen Frears, Gael García Bernal, Terry Gilliam, Michel Gondry, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Salma Hayek, Todd Haynes, Werner Herzog, James Ivory, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Abbas Kiarostami, Pablo Larraín, Jennifer Lawrence, Tommy Lee Jones, Diego Luna, Julia Ormond, Marisa Paredes, Sally Potter, Edgar Ramírez, Carlos Reygadas, Robert Rodriguez, Volker Schlöndorff, Steven Soderbergh, Quentin Tarantino, Béla Tarr, Guillermo del Toro, Danny Trejo and Gus Van Sant among others.

In 2018, the festival presented the inaugural lifetime achievement award to director Alfonso Cuarón prior to a screening of his landmark film Roma. In 2019, the award will be presented to Robert Redford; every year, FICM honors an important figure of Mexican cinema from the state of Michoacán. In previous years, the festival has paid tribute to the filmmakers Miguel Contreras, Fernando Méndeza and the Alva brothers. Since its beginning in 2003, FICM established a solid partnership with the Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival, which has promoted Mexican filmmakers such as Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro and Fernando Eimbcke. A selection of films from the Critics’ Week is presented each year at FICM with the presence of some of their participants; the Critics’ Week shows some of winning films from FICM. Since 2008, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States recognized FICM by offering the winning fiction and animation short films at Morelia the opportunity to be considered for an Oscar® nomination.

Once the activities in Morelia have ended, the festival presents the winning short films and feature films, as well as a careful selection of films shown outside of competition, at different Mexico City venues. Film series, outdoor screenings, round tables and exhibitions in Morelia, Pátzcuaro and Mexico City complete FICM’s year-round activities. Film festivals in North and Central America Premio Cuervo Tradicional Morelia International Film Festival official website