click links in text for more info

Max and Moritz

Max and Moritz: A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks is a German language illustrated story in verse. This inventive, blackly humorous tale, told in rhymed couplets, was written and illustrated by Wilhelm Busch and published in 1865, it is among the early works of Busch, yet it featured many substantial, effectually aesthetic and formal regularities and basic patterns of Busch's works. Many familiar with comic strip history consider it to have been the direct inspiration for the Katzenjammer Kids and Quick & Flupke; the German title satirizes the German custom of giving a subtitle to the name of dramas in the form of "Ein Drama in... Akten", which became dictum in colloquial usage for any event with an unpleasant or dramatic course, e.g. "Bundespräsidentenwahl - Drama in drei Akten". Busch's classic tale of the terrible duo has since become a proud part of the culture in German-speaking countries. Today, parents read these tales to their not-yet-literate children. To this day in Germany and Switzerland, a certain familiarity with the story and its rhymes is still presumed, as it is referenced in mass communication.

The two leering faces are synonymous with mischief, appear logo-like in advertising and graffiti. During World War 1, the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, named his dog Moritz, giving the name Max to another animal given to his friend. Max and Moritz is the first published original foreign children's book in Japan, translated into rōmaji by Shinjirō Shibutani and Kaname Oyaizu in 1887 as Wanpaku monogatari. Max and Moritz became the forerunners to the comic strip; the story inspired Rudolph Dirks to create The Katzenjammer Kids. After World War 2, German-U. S. Composer Richard Mohaupt created together with choreographer Alfredo Bortoluzzi the dance burlesque Max und Moritz, which premiered at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe on December 18, 1949. There have been several English translations of the original German verses over the years, but all have maintained the original trochaic tetrameter: Ah, how oft we read or hear of Boys we stand in fear of! For example, take these stories Of two youths, named Max and Moritz, instead of early turning Their young minds to useful learning, Often leered with horrid features At their lessons and their teachers.

Look now at the empty head: he Is for mischief always ready. Teasing creatures - climbing fences, Stealing apples and quinces, Is, of course, a deal more pleasant, And far easier for the present, Than to sit in schools or churches, Fixed like roosters on their perches But O dear, O dear, O deary, When the end comes sad and dreary!'Tis a dreadful thing to tell That on Max and Moritz fell! All they did this book rehearses, Both in verses; the boys tie several crusts of bread together with thread, lay this trap in the chicken yard of Bolte, an old widow, causing all the chickens to become fatally entangled. This prank is remarkably similar to the eighth history of the classic German prankster tales of Till Eulenspiegel; as the widow cooks her chickens, the boys sneak onto her roof. When she leaves her kitchen momentarily, the boys steal the chickens using a fishing pole down the chimney; the widow finds the hearth empty and beats the dog. The boys torment a well-liked tailor who has a fast stream flowing in front of his house.

They saw through the planks of his wooden bridge, making a precarious gap taunt him by making goat noises, until he runs outside. The bridge breaks. Although Till removes the planks of the bridge instead of sawing them there are some similarities to Till Eulenspiegel. While their devout teacher, Lämpel, is busy at church, the boys invade his home and fill his favorite pipe with gunpowder; when he lights the pipe, the blast knocks him unconscious, blackens his skin and burns away all his hair. But: "Time that comes will quick repair; the boys collect bags full of May bugs. Uncle is nearly asleep. Horrified, he goes into a frenzy; the boys invade a closed bakery to steal some Easter sweets. Attempting to steal pretzels, they fall into a vat of dough; the baker returns, catches the breaded pair, bakes them. But they survive, escape by gnawing through their crusts. Hiding out in the grain storage area of a farmer, the boys slit some grain sacks. Carrying away one of the sacks, farmer Mecke notices the problem.

He puts the boys in the sack instead takes it to the mill. The boys are ground to bits and devoured by the miller's ducks. No one expresses regret. Max und Moritz was adapted into a ballet by Alfredo Bortuluzzi. In 1956 Norbert Schultze adapted it into Max und Moritz. Spuk mit Max und Moritz, by Hermann Diehl, Ferdinand Diehl and Paul Diehl Wilhelm Busch – Die Trickfilm-Parade: Max und Moritz und andere Streiche by Halas and Batchelor Max und Moritz Max and Moritz Die fromme Helene Max und Moritz Reloaded Der Fall Max und Moritz, 1988 by Jörg M. Günther, a satirical treatment in which the various misdeeds in the story - both by the pro

Cliff Robinson (artist)

Cliff Robinson is a British comic book artist best known for his cover work on 2000 AD, contributions to the Judge Dredd strip. Clifford Robinson was raised in Gorleston Norfolk England. Robinson has an precise inking style, well suited to producing detailed, composed single images for cover art, but his strip work has been praised by, among others, Gordon Rennie. This excerpt from a 2004 interview demonstrates the regard in which Robinson’s art is held by the 2000 AD writers: Q - Have you had an artist turn in something, thought ‘Oh No! What have they done?!’ A - Yeah, but what can you do? The reverse happens too, of course. You turn in a script you maybe didn't think was so great, the artist brings it to life; that happened on a Dredd story I did called "Couch Potatoes". I quite liked it. Cliff Robinson did an incredible job on it, people loved it. Robinson’s strip work outside Judge Dredd has been quite limited, though he did create the strip Mother Earth with Bernie Jaye. Judge Dredd: "First of the Many" Mother Earth Vector 13: "Case Three: Graven Images" "Case Eleven: Search & Rescue" "Divine Fury" Pulp Sci-Fi: "Eggs is Eggs" "War of Words" Terror Tales: "Futurity" Cliff Robinson's blog

A View of the Harbour

A View of the Harbour is a novel by Elizabeth Taylor. First published in 1947 in England and the United States, it was her third novel, it is the first of her novels. The relationship of the artist to society and other people was to be an important theme in Taylor's subsequent work; the narrative, set in a postwar English seaside town, is told from the points of view of several characters. The story involves an abortive love affair between the husband of Beth, a novelist, her best friend and next door neighbour, as well as the comings and goings of Bertram, a retired naval officer who has come to town intending to take up painting; the novel was favourably reviewed when first published, has been reissued in the 2010s in the Virago Modern Classics and NYRB Classics series. The novel is set in a fictional English seaside town soon after the end of World War II. Several characters' points of view alternate in the narration; the story begins with the arrival of Bertram Hemingway, a retired naval officer and amateur painter who soon becomes acquainted with most of the other protagonists.

These include Beth Cazabon, a novelist, her husband Robert, the town doctor, Beth's best friend and next door neighbour Tory Foyle. Robert and Tory, a divorcée, are secretly in love with each other; the Cazabons have two daughters: a little girl named Stevie, Prudence, who has finished school and is living at home. Prudence learns of the relationship between her father and her mother's friend, but does not tell anyone; however and Robert know they have been discovered. Other characters include Mrs. Bracey, a widowed invalid, her two adult daughters. Mrs. Bracey spends her time watching the view from her window and speculating on the behaviour of the townspeople, she is a patient of Robert Cazabon and is visited by Bertram Hemingway, who enjoys listening to her gossip. When she develops pneumonia Bertram takes turns with her daughters sitting with her, is present when she dies. Bertram briefly befriends Lily Wilson, a young war widow who owns a waxworks exhibition, he meets her at the pub where he is lodging and gets into the habit of walking her home in the evenings.

Lonely and depressed, Lily is disappointed when his attention shifts to Tory Foyle, to whom he proposes marriage. In order to end her affair with Robert, Tory decides to move to London and unexpectedly agrees to marry Bertram. Before leaving the town Bertram presents the pub owner with a painting depicting a view of the harbour. Tory's departure for London takes place on the same day as Mrs. Bracey's funeral; the relationship of the creative artist to other people and to society is a major theme in Taylor's work, more than half of her novels have a writer or visual artist as a main character. A related theme is the relationship between creative self-deception. A View of the Harbour is the first of Taylor's books to centre on a creative artist. Beth, a novelist, is portrayed as "blind to external reality", not noticing that her husband is having an affair with her best friend and next-door neighbour. Taylor describes Beth writing a detailed description of a fictional funeral, when she has never attended a real funeral and refuses to attend Mrs. Bracey's, protesting "I shouldn't know what to do.

I should hate it." On the other hand, she realizes that her talent is limited and that the real value of her work is the pleasure and fulfillment it gives her. Bertram, the other artist character, has a vision of himself as a successful painter, but does not paint much or with much success, instead spending much of his time visiting. A View of the Harbour deals with the details of domestic life and the traditional activities of women's work, including cooking and child care. Beth's novel writing takes place in the context of her family responsibilities as the doctor's wife and the mother of two daughters. Among the characters whose inner lives are described are the Cazabons' "daily woman" and Mrs. Bracey's daughter, who serves drinks at the pub. A View of the Harbour was first published in 1947 by Peter Davies Ltd. in England and by Alfred A. Knopf in the United States. Virago Press published it in the Virago Modern Classics series in 1987. In 2018 it was one of 12 novels included in a new Virago series published in celebration of Virago's fortieth anniversary.

NYRB Classics republished A View of the Harbour in the United States in 2015. A View of the Harbour was favourably reviewed on its publication in 1947. In The New York Times Orville Prescott described the novel as characteristically English in being "all wit and charm on the surface and unexpectedly penetrating underneath". In the New York Times, Donald Barr placed Taylor in the tradition of Jane Austen for her humour, praised her talent for characterization while finding "flaws of technique" including "laconic settings of scene". Nelson Algren commented on her gift for characterization, describing the novel as "deft and witty" while "almost plotless", compared Taylor's technique to Henry James's

Abhinav Bharat

Abhinav Bharat is a right wing Hindu organization founded by Retired Major of Indian Army Ramesh Upadhyay and Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit in 2006 in Pune, Maharashtra, it has a large base in Madhya Pradesh. The organization is believed to be the revived form of the pre-Independence era Abhinav Bharat Society; the activities of the organisations came into sharp focus after Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad arrested its member for Malegaon blast case. It has no relationship to the Mumbai-based charitable trust of the same name. Abhinav Bharat was named after the Abhinav Bharat Society, an organisation founded by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1904; the original organization believed in armed revolution, was responsible for the assassinations of some officers of the ruling British government before being disbanded in 1952. The current Abhinav Bharat was founded in 2006 by Retired Major of Indian Army Ramesh Upadhyay and Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit; the first few meetings of the new group took place in 2007.

Himani Savarkar, the niece of Nathuram Godse and the wife of Vinayak Savarkar's nephew, was elected president of the group in 2008. During the first few meetings of the organisation, the members discussed the idea that Hinduism was in danger, needed to be defended. In 2008, several of its members were arrested on the suspicion of being involved in the 2006 Malegaon bombings, its official website was closed down. Sangh Parivar representatives have distanced themselves from Abhinav Bharat. Dr. Praveen Togadia, the former head of the VHP, fears that Abhinav Bharat is weaning away radicals from the VHP, from where much of the Abhinav Bharat membership originates. Among these included Sameer Kulkarni, the points-man for Abhinav Bharat in Madhya Pradesh, expelled from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in June 2008 for not following protocol within the organization. Abhinav Bharat has been accused of plotting to kill senior RSS leaders including RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat who they thought weren't doing enough for Hindutva.

The Caravan news magazine conducted interviews of to publish an exclusive profile, in which he named RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in relation to 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, Ajmer Dargah attack and Mecca Masjid bombing. Swami Aseemanand called the magazine article "fabricated" and threatened to launch legal action against the Caravan journalist. However, the Caravan defended its report and released tape recordings and transcripts of the interviews. National Investigation Agency, probing the case against Aseemanand, said he never named any RSS leader during questioning; the RSS, has rubbished the allegations. The Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde seems to believe the report. Following the arrest and investigation of Abhinav Bharat members Swami Aseemanand, Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan, Sunil Joshi and Rajendra Choudhary in connection with the 2006 Malegaon blasts, the organization has been investigated for its alleged role in 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, Malegaon blasts, Mecca Masjid bombing, Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast and Jalna mosque bomb attack.

In all these bombings 147 people were killed. Anti-Terrorism Squad Investigations have revealed that serving and retired army officers associated with Abhinav Bharat hijacked the organisation and motivated the youth to take up armed struggle against Muslims. Swapan Dasgupta notes that the group seemed little more "than a letterhead or part of a fantasy world". Praveen Mutalik, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, is alleged to have received more than Rs 300,000 from Prasad Shrikant Purohit, a co-founder of the Abhinav Bharat. Anti Terrorist Squad has alleged that Ajay Rahirkar the treasurer of Abhinav Bharat received Rs 1 million from various Hawala sources. 2006 Malegaon blasts 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings 2008 Malegaon & Modasa bombing Saffron Terror

Cleawox Lake

Cleawox Lake, is a body of water dammed by sand dunes along the Pacific Ocean coast of the U. S. state of Oregon. The lake is about 3 miles south of Florence along U. S. Route 101. Sharing the lakeshore are private properties as well as Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, which partly fronts on Woahink Lake. Cleawox is derived from the Siuslaw name for the lake. Cleawox Lake is a submerged remnant of the headwaters of a small coastal stream that existed before the most recent ice age; the lake formed after melting glaciers caused a rise in sea level that drowned the lower reaches of the stream. Sediments from the sluggish stream formed sand dunes, behind; the dunes, estimated to be advancing northward at 15 to 20 feet a year, are encroaching on the lake. Covering only 1.6 square miles, Cleawox Lake's drainage basin is separate from the nearby Woahink–Siltcoos watershed to the east and south. Water enters Cleawox from small surface streams and by seepage, no surface outflow has been identified.

Soils are sandy and well-drained and support pines and shrubs. Although the lake is saltier than most other coastal lakes in Oregon, it is more transparent. About 2 miles of the lakeshore borders Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, about 1 mile borders Honeyman State Park; the rest borders private property, including girl scout Camp Cleawox. Park visitors use the lake for swimming and fishing for warm-water species and rainbow and coastal cutthroat trout. In the state park, picnic tables have been set up in sight of the water. No overnight camping is allowed next to the lake, but nearby areas of the state park have many campsites. List of lakes in Oregon Media related to Cleawox Lake at Wikimedia Commons

Arthur Palliser

Admiral Sir Arthur Francis Eric Palliser, KCB, DSC was a prominent British naval officer during the Second World War. Palliser was born in Richmond, the son of Arthur Palliser and Hester Brenda Boord, he was educated at Bradfield College, joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1907 and was trained at RN College, Dartmouth and RN College, Greenwich. By 1911, he had achieved the rank of lieutenant. Following service during the First World War, Palliser was awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre avec Palme in 1917, he was promoted to lieutenant commander in 1919. In 1921, Palliser married Margaret Eva King Salter, with whom he had a daughter. From 1923 to 1925 he attended a gunnery school at Portsmouth. In 1927 -- 28, Palliser attended a staff course at Greenwich. During 1930–32, he achieved the rank of captain and spent brief periods as fleet gunnery officer, executive officer of the battlecruiser HMS Tiger, with the Atlantic Fleet and as commander of the destroyer HMS Blanche, in the Mediterranean.

During 1934–35, he attended RN War College, followed by an appointment as chief of staff to the Commander-in-Chief, China. Palliser returned to the gunnery school at Excellent, as commander, in 1938–40. Palliser commanded the battleship HMS Malaya in 1940–41 and was an Aide de Camp to King George VI during the same period. In 1941, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief of the British Eastern Fleet, Admiral Sir Thomas Phillips. During early 1942, as a rear admiral, Palliser became deputy commander of Naval Forces, in the American-British-Dutch-Australian Command – a short-lived joint command for Allied forces in South East Asia and the South West Pacific – under the US Admiral Thomas C. Hart and the Dutch admiral Conrad Helfrich; that year, he was appointed Flag Officer and Fortress Commander at Trincomalee and served in a staff position with the Royal Indian Navy at New Delhi. On 2 February 1943 he was Mentioned in Despatches for "good services in the a term used in British circles for ABDACOM).

During 1943, he returned to the UK to command the 1st Cruiser Squadron. In 1944, Palliser was made Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport, a position he held until 1946. From 1946 he held the position of East Indies Station. Palliser was made Knight Commander of the Bath in 1945, was made a full admiral in 1947. Palliser retired in 1948 and died on 22 February 1956 in Kensington, London