Morris "Moe" Szyslak is a recurring character from the animated television series The Simpsons. He is voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the series premiere episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Moe is the proprietor and bartender of Moe's Tavern, a Springfield bar frequented by Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson, Sam and others. Grouchy, lonely and prone to violent outbursts, Moe is down on his luck, has attempted suicide numerous times. Other running jokes featuring him include being prank called by Bart Simpson, running illegal activities from his bar, an ambiguous ethnic origin. Moe is the owner and operator of Moe's Tavern, frequented by Homer Simpson and other characters including Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson and Larry and his former most loyal customer, Barney Gumble; the bar is noted for uncleanliness. The regular patrons of the tavern have been abandoned by Moe in several episodes in which he changes its target audience; the first of these was "Flaming Moe's", in the third season.
As a running joke, Moe is sometimes seen engaging in unlicensed or illegal activities at the tavern, such as smuggling pandas and an orca in "Cape Feare" and "The Springfield Files", respectively. In earlier episodes, the Tavern was prank called by Bart Simpson, who would ask for a gag name which when said by Moe would involve innuendo or insults. Moe is portrayed with a disagreeable personality: he has a short, violent temper, a penurious nature, a crass and undiplomatic manner of speech, a mood that vacillates between anger and suicidal despair, he has an annual Christmas tradition of attempted suicide, but his attempts are comically unsuccessful, he has called the suicide hotline so many times that they've blocked his number. He is irritated threatening the patrons at his bar with a shotgun he keeps behind the counter, he is gullible, Bart's unending chain of successful prank calls to his bar are infuriating to him prompting a torrent of Red Deutsch-style threats of gruesome bodily harm in return.
He is, however shown to have a sentimental and caring side to his personality, such as reading to sick children and the homeless, although he is secretive about such behavior. In his interactions with his various girlfriends, he has shown genuine selflessness and kindness, although negative elements of his personality emerge and ruin things. In "Thank God It's Doomsday", he asks for salvation, and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting." Moe has an non-existent love life due to his vulgarity towards women and his ugly appearance. Despite this, he has had a number of romantic experiences, including sleeping with his waitress Collette, dating a woman named Renee, enjoying the company of many women after he had plastic surgery, he has a relationship and proposed to a dwarf named Maya, but Moe could not adjust to the difference in height, to the point where his ultimate plan to have his own leg bones shortened led Maya to leave him. He has long been infatuated with Marge Simpson, whom he calls "Midge", has on occasion tried to win her away from Homer, although episodes have shown him working to keep the two together.
He has been romantically involved with Edna Krabappel as well as Marge's sister Selma Bouvier. Moe's romantic attractions have resulted in run-ins with the law. At one point he is seen on his way to a "V. D. clinic". Despite his disturbing approach, Moe has showed to be a devoted lover. While dating Renee, he wholeheartedly spoiled them with whatever they wanted and vowed to give up his bar and take them away from Springfield forever if it means losing his own money and doing illegal acts to make more money; when he thought he won Marge's heart, he promised to be "the best man she'd had". In "Pygmoelian", Moe and his three closest friends assess him as a gargoyle with cauliflower ears, lizard lips, little rat eyes, a caveman brow and fish snout, not pleasant to look at, listen to or be with. Moe Szyslak illegally immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands; as shown in "Bart's Inner Child", he used to have an Italian accent, hinting at Italian heritage. The Season 29 episode King Leer reveals Moe's backstory and shows his family.
Revealing Moe's father, called Morty still lives, that Moe has a brother and a sister. Moe's family works in the business of selling mattress and beds, having a franchise with multiple stores in Springfield, the key to the success was that Moe's father kept infesting all rival business with bed bugs, making his business the only reliable one; when Morty asks a young Moe to infest a rival business, Moe refuses the family of the business Moe refused to infest, infests one of the mattress stores of Moe's father, as a consequence Moe's dad stops speaking to him. Decades Moe and his father reconnect in the episode. Previous to that appearance of Moe's family, the show had given many wildly inconsistent backstories regarding Moe's past, in "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches", an infant Moe is depicted living on Mount Everest as the son of a Yeti. Prior to that r
"Go Limp" is the penultimate track on Nina Simone's 1964 album Nina Simone in Concert, is an adaptation of a protest song written by Alex Comfort during his involvement with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The melody and part of the chorus is taken from the folk ballad "Sweet Betsy from Pike". In adapting Comfort's lyrics for In Concert, Simone made only minor alterations of Comfort's lyrics to re-situate "Go Limp" within the frame of the civil rights movement. Crucially, Simone replaces the acronym "CND" with "NAACP" in the second line of the first verse, in which the mother first appeals to her daughter. Thus, "Daughter, dear daughter take warning from me/Now don't you go marching with the young CND" becomes "Daughter, dear daughter take warning from me/Now don't you go marching with the NAACP." In both versions, the concluding lines of the first verse remain the same: "For they'll rock you and roll you and shove you into bed/and if they steal your nuclear secret, you'll wish you were dead."
Framed as a dialogue between a mother and daughter, "Go Limp" ostensibly warns against the sexual consequences of a young woman's involvement in civil rights organizing. Assuring her mother that she will "go on that march and return a virgin maid," the song's protagonist succumbs to the advances of "a young man… with a beard on his cheek and a gleam in his eye." Forgetting the "brick in her handbag" that she carried with her to "shed off disgrace," the young woman instead takes a cue from her nonviolence training when her suitor " it was time she was kissed." She chooses not to resist, instead she allows herself to "go limp, be carried away." At the end of the song, the protagonist assures her mother that "though a baby there be", if the civil rights movement is successful, the child "won't have to march like his da-da and me." In both Nina Simone in Concert and during a 1965 performance at the Mickey Theater in the Netherlands, Simone performs "Go Limp" and "Mississippi Goddam" together to close the set.
In the latter performance, Simone remarks:"The next two are the last two, the first one is called'Go Limp'—and when we get to the middle of it, I'm going to talk to you again, see how you feel about joining me. We'll see, and we'll end with'Mississippi Goddam', which, of course, has no explanation." Both performances of "Go Limp" involve interaction between her audience. Simone speeds up or slows down her playing at moments when the audience is invited to laugh, provides frequent asides remarking on the song's absurdity, "forgets" the song's verses, offers a wide range of gestural cues: gazing off into the distance, pursing her lips to conceal a smile, holding back a laugh with tensed shoulders, casting a knowing look to the band, hiding her face in awkwardness, or leaning back in laughter. Notably, Simone forgets a verse in both the In Concert and the 1965 the Netherlands' recordings, in each case cues this moment with the question "I told you about momma, didn't I?". Additionally, in between each verse of "Go Limp," Simone invites the audience to sing along with the song's nonsensical chorus: "Singing too-ra-li, too-ra-li, too-ra-li-ay."
For example: in between the first chorus and second verse of the version of the song on In Concert, Simone remarks "You get the gist of the song now? When we get to the chorus again I expect you to sing with lust." Historian Ruth Feldstein claims that in her adaptation of "Go Limp", "Simone mocked, but did not quite reject, the value of passive nonresistance as a means to improve race relations."Author Nadine Cohades describes "Go Limp" as a "sing-along folk song and a benign if mischievous tribute to the young protesters,"
This is a list of civil parishes and unparished areas in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England. Alford Urban District Formerly Barton upon Humber Urban District Formerly Boston Municipal Borough Formerly Boston Rural District Formerly Bourne Urban District Formerly Brigg Urban District Formerly Caistor Rural District Formerly Cleethorpes Municipal Borough Formerly East Elloe Rural District Formerly East Kesteven Rural District Formerly Gainsborough Rural District Formerly Gainsborough Urban District Formerly Glanford Brigg Rural District Formerly Goole Rural District Formerly Grantham Municipal Borough Formerly Grimsby County Borough Formerly Grimsby Rural District Formerly Horncastle Rural District Formerly Horncastle Urban District Formerly Isle of Axholme Rural District Formerly Lincoln County Borough Formerly Louth Municipal Borough Formerly Louth Rural District Formerly Mablethorpe and Sutton Urban District Formerly Market Rasen Urban District Formerly Newark Rural District Formerly North Kesteven Rural District Formerly Scunthorpe Municipal Borough Formerly Skegness Urban District Formerly Sleaford Urban District Formerly South Kesteven Rural District Formerly Spalding Rural District Formerly Spalding Urban District Formerly Spilsby Rural District Formerly Stamford Municipal Borough Formerly Welton Rural District Formerly West Kesteven Rural District Formerly Woodhall Spa Urban District List of civil parishes in England Office for National Statistics: Geographical Area Listings
Alison Beth Miller is an American mathematician, the first American female gold medalist at the International Mathematical Olympiad and won the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam award for outstanding performance by a woman in the Putnam Competition in 2005, 2006, 2007. Miller was home-schooled in Niskayuna, New York, in 2000 came in third place in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, she competed for the U. S. in the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2004, where she became the first American female gold medalist. As an undergraduate, she studied mathematics at Harvard University, she won the Elizabeth Lowell Putnam award for outstanding performance by a woman in the Putnam Competition in 2005, 2006, 2007, equalling the record set ten years earlier by Ioana Dumitriu. She coached American girls participating in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad in 2007, the first year that the U. S. was represented in that Olympiad. In 2008 she became a co-winner of the Alice T. Schafer Prize for excellence in mathematics by an undergraduate woman from the Association for Women in Mathematics for her three undergraduate research papers.
That year she received her B. A. degree with Highest Honors in Mathematics from Harvard University. Her senior thesis, for which she won the Hoopes Prize, was titled "Explicit Class Field Theory in Function Fields: Gross-Stark Units and Drinfeld Modules." She was awarded a Churchill Scholarship to study for a year at the University of Cambridge in England. She earned her Ph. D. from Princeton University in 2014, under the supervision of Manjul Bhargava. After graduation, she was a postdoc at Harvard University. Home page at Harvard
Dean Moon, grew up in Norwalk, California. Moon was around cars and racing from his youth, his father had a go-kart track he called "Moonza", a pun on Monza. He was involved in dry lakes hot-rodding in the late 1940s, he founded MOON Speed Equipment and worked to improve the quality and safety of speed and racing products his entire life. Moon was one of the founding members of Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association in 1963. Dean Moon was a hot innovator of speed parts, he built and raced cars from El Mirage Dry Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats to the drag strips and beyond, established a company that became an icon in the hot rodding industry. Starting his business from modest beginnings in a garage behind his father's Moon Cafe in Norwalk, he grew it into an internationally recognized brand name. Early products were a multi-carb fuel block, spun aluminum wheel discs, aluminum gas tanks and a foot-shaped throttle pedal. Products carrying the Moon name, including the Moon disc wheel covers and Moon Tank auxiliary fuel containers, were popular, Moon Equipment's bright-yellow show cars and drag cars were used as prototypes for Hot Wheels toys.
In 1960 Moon purchased the Potvin company from Chuck Potvin, a good friend and manufacturer of ignitions and blower drives. In 1962, he moved the company to the Moon Equipment building in Santa Fe Springs and continued producing Potvin products; the first A. C. Shelby Cobra to reach the United States, delivered to Carroll Shelby, was fitted with a Ford V8 engine and transmission at Dean Moon's shop in Santa Fe Springs, in February 1962; this historic location at 10820 S. Norwalk Blvd. is. Moon brought a level of showmanship to the sport of drag racing, his cars not only went fast but looked good with signature Mooneyes decals, yellow paint and chrome plating. His teams were well turned out in all white uniforms with cowboy hats. Revell made a plastic model kit of the Chevrolet-powered Dragmaster-chassied Mooneyes dragster, which they termed as a rolling testbed as exhibition car shows after it retired from racing; the car made a comeback in England in 1963 driven by Dante Duce. In 1964 Duce won the Brighton Speed Trials in the Moonbeam, a Devin-bodied sports car equipped with a supercharged Chevrolet V-8 motor.
Many Moon products are still used today and are sought after for restoring and recreating old hot rods. The “Mooneyes” logo is a well known part of the history of the sport. Moon Speed Equipment "paused" after Dean died in 1987 stopped momentarily after Dean Moon's wife died. In the early 1990s, Shige Suganuma, a long time Mooneyes dealer from Japan and close family friend of Moon, restarted the company as MOONEYES USA which continues to carry on the traditions of Dean Moon today, including the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan. MOONEYES Global Website MOONEYES USA Website MOON OF JAPAN Website
Robert Whyte is an Australian author and journalist. His works include political satire, science journalism and books, he is a founding director of the Brisbane-based multimedia firm ToadShow. After 2012 he participated in the Australian Government's new species exploration program Bush Blitz, his works include the novel Manacles, influenced by Irish authors James Joyce and Flann O'Brien, a practical guide to creek restoration, The Creek in Our Back Yard and A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia for CSIRO Publishing 2017. Robert Whyte was born in Melbourne in 1955, his family moved to Brisbane in 1957. He attended Brisbane Boys Grammar School, he did not complete a degree. In 1976 he was awarded a One Year Young Writer's Fellowship by the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. In 1978 Planet Press, published the 64-page Negative Thinking, a book of short prose pieces and drawings with additional poems by co-author Peter Anderson. In 1980, under the name Robot Wireless, he produced From Inside the Asylum and works of Robert Wireless and A 3D Glimpse of the Hearing Process.
In 1981 he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies at Alexander Mackie CAE, was a contributor to Sydney art magazine Art Network. He participated in that year’s Open Artist Studio project, he lived in Melbourne from 1982-1985. In 1985 he undertook the production of Environment Victoria, the magazine of the Conservation Council of Victoria, now Environment Victoria. In 1987 he was founding co-editor of contemporary art magazine Eyeline with Sarah Follent and Graham Coulter-Smith. Robert Whyte is a co-owner of a multimedia firm in Brisbane, Queensland, he has taught new media and writing at Griffith University, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. During the 1980s and 90s he was a lecturer at the Australian School of Journalism, teaching the freelance journalism component; as a web designer he was responsible for Brisbane Stories a collection of web sites revealing stories of hidden Brisbane featuring art and history. Robert Whyte was an editor of The Cane Toad Times from 1985 to 1990.
Since 2002 he has been an active environmentalist. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Director, Save Our Waterways Now, a community environmental organisation restoring habitat in Brisbane's west. Between 2010 and 2013 he undertook. In 2011 his book The creek in our backyard: A practical guide for landholders was published, an expanded second edition appearing in 2013 A field guide to the spiders of Australia for CSIRO Publishing was released 1 June 2017. In 2017 Robert Whyte was coopted to serve on the Wikimedia Australia committee. In 2018 Robert Whyte revived the website and newsletter of the Australasian Arachnological society, formed in November 1979 by Robert Raven, he took on the responsibilities for the website and the Society’s administration and, with co-editor Helen Smith from the Australian Museum, the Society Newsletter. The society has a membership database with profiles of arachnologists, a section on arachnid identification and back issues of the newsletter going back to 1979.
Robert Whyte has participated in the Australian Government's new species exploration program Bush Blitz since 2012's Fish River Bush Blitz, as a scientist specialising in spiders and as a scientific photographer. In 2017 he attended his fifth Bush Blitz, in Quinkan Country inland from Cooktown on Cape York Peninsula, where he photographed and filmed live many of the more than 50 new species of spiders discovered on the trip. In 2013 he attended the Henbury Station Bush Blitz in the Northern Territory where 297 species were added to those known on the property including 12 species new to science. In 2014 Robert Whyte participated as scientist and photographer in the Home Valley Bush Blitz in The Kimberly, Western Australia and in 2015 participated in the Kiwirrkurra IPA Bush Blitz in the Gibson Desert in Western Australia. In September 2018 Robert Whyte’s attendance at the Cooloola BioBlitz was reported on ABC News, ABC online and Yahoo, after the BioBlitz released the news that he had discovered 37 new spider species leading the spider team as part of the fauna and fungi stocktake led by John Sinclair of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation in conjunction with Cooloola Coast Care.
Media around the publication of A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia by CSIRO Publishing included interviews on national television. Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise featured a newsreader with arachnophobia experiencing a Huntsman Spider on her arm. ABC News Breakfast on Monday 12 June discussed Australian spiders with Whyte pointing out that only the Funnelweb and Mouse Spiders had deadly venom, that no-one In Australia had died from spider bite since 1979 and the stories of dangerous White-tailed Spiders and Daddy Long-legs were bogus. Brisbane ABC radio featured an hour long segment with an ABC staffer being desensitised to spider fear by handling a Golden Orb-weaver in the studio; the News Network news.com.au report on Five reasons why you shouldn't be afraid of spiders, based on the content of the book. On 17 November 2017 Robert Whyte and Eddie Ayers co-hosted a session at Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader featuring A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia by Robert Whyte and Danger Music by Eddie Ayres, both of which appeared in Australia’s Summer Reading Guide’s recommended list.