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Roger Clemens

William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams, most notably the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average, 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, more than any other pitcher in history. Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and hard-throwing pitching style, which he used to intimidate batters. Clemens debuted in the major leagues in 1984 with the Red Sox, whose pitching staff he anchored for 12 years. In 1986, he won the American League Cy Young Award, the AL Most Valuable Player Award, the All-Star Game MVP Award, he struck out an MLB-record 20 batters in a single game. After the 1996 season, Clemens joined the Toronto Blue Jays. In each of his two seasons with Toronto, Clemens won a Cy Young Award, as well as the pitching triple crown by leading the league in wins, ERA, strikeouts.

Prior to the 1999 season, Clemens was traded to the Yankees where he won his two World Series titles. In 2001, Clemens became the first pitcher in major league history to start a season with a win-loss record of 20–1. In 2003, he reached his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in the same game. Clemens left for the Houston Astros in 2004, where he spent three seasons and won his seventh Cy Young Award, he rejoined the Yankees in 2007 for one last season before retiring. He is the only pitcher in major league history to record over 350 wins and strike out over 4,500 batters. Clemens was alleged by the Mitchell Report to have used anabolic steroids during his late career based on testimony given by his former trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens denied these allegations under oath before the United States Congress, leading congressional leaders to refer his case to the Justice Department on suspicions of perjury. On August 19, 2010, a federal grand jury at the U. S. District Court in Washington, D. C. indicted Clemens on six felony counts involving perjury, false statements and Contempt of Congress.

Clemens pleaded not guilty, but proceedings were complicated by prosecutorial misconduct, leading to a mistrial. The verdict from his second trial came in June 2012, when Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress. Clemens was born in Dayton, the fifth child of Bill and Bess Clemens, he is of his great-grandfather Joseph Clemens having immigrated in the 1880s. Clemens's parents separated, his mother soon married Woody Booher. Booher died when Clemens was nine years old, Clemens has said that the only time he felt envious of other players was when he saw them in the clubhouse with their fathers. Clemens lived in Vandalia, until 1977, spent most of his high school years in Houston, Texas. At Spring Woods High School, Clemens played baseball for longtime head coach Charles Maiorana and played football and basketball, he was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins during his senior year, but opted to go to college. He began his college career pitching for San Jacinto College North in 1981, where he was 9–2.

The New York Mets selected Clemens in the 12th round of the 1981 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, compiling a 25–7 record in two All-American seasons, was on the mound when the Longhorns won the 1983 College World Series, he became the first player to have his baseball uniform number retired at The University of Texas. In 2004, the Rotary Smith Award, given to America's best college baseball player, was changed to the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the best pitcher. At Texas, Clemens pitched 35 consecutive scoreless innings, a NCAA record that stood until Justin Pope broke it in 2001. Clemens was drafted 19th overall by the Boston Red Sox in 1983 and rose through the minor league system, making his major league debut on May 15, 1984. An undiagnosed torn labrum threatened to end his career early. In 1986, Clemens won the American League MVP award, finishing with a 24-4 record, 2.48 ERA, 238 strikeouts. Clemens started the 1986 All-Star Game in the Astrodome and was named the Most Valuable Player of the contest by throwing three perfect innings and striking out two.

He won the first of his seven Cy Young Awards. When Hank Aaron said that pitchers should not be eligible for the MVP, Clemens responded: "I wish he were still playing. I'd crack his head open to show him how valuable I was." Clemens was the only starting pitcher since Vida Blue in 1971 to win a league MVP award until Justin Verlander won the award in 2011. On April 29, 1986, Clemens became the first pitcher in Major League history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, against the Seattle Mariners at Boston's Fenway Park. Following his performance, Clemens made the cover of Sports Illustrated which carried the headline "Lord of the K's." Other than Clemens, only Kerry Wood and Max Scherzer have matched the total. Clemens attributes his switch from what he calls a "thrower" to a "pitcher" to the partial season Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver spent with the Red

Leet

Leet known as eleet or leetspeak, is a system of modified spellings used on the Internet. It uses character replacements in ways that play on the similarity of their glyphs via reflection or other resemblance. Additionally, it modifies certain words based on a system of alternate meanings. There are linguistic varieties in different online communities; the term "leet" is derived from the word elite, used as an adjective to describe formidable prowess or accomplishment in the fields of online gaming and computer hacking. The leet lexicon includes spellings of the word as l33t. Leet originated within bulletin board systems in the 1980s, where having "elite" status on a BBS allowed a user access to file folders and special chat rooms; the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker collective has been credited with the original coining of the term, in their text-files of that era. One theory is that it was developed to defeat text filters created by BBS or Internet Relay Chat system operators for message boards to discourage the discussion of forbidden topics, like cracking and hacking.

Creative misspellings and ASCII-art-derived words were a way to attempt to indicate one was knowledgeable about the culture of computer users. Once the reserve of hackers and script kiddies, leet has since entered the mainstream, it is now used to mock newbies known colloquially as noobs, or newcomers, on web sites, or in gaming communities. Some consider emoticons and ASCII art, like smiley faces, to be leet, while others maintain that leet consists of only symbolic word encryption. More obscure forms of leet, involving the use of symbol combinations and no letters or numbers, continue to be used for its original purpose of encrypted communication, it is sometimes used as a script language. Variants of leet have been used for censorship purposes for many years. Leet symbols the number 1337, are Internet memes that have spilled over into popular culture. Signs that show the numbers "1337" are popular motifs for pictures and shared across the Internet. One of the hallmarks of leet is its unique approach to orthography, using substitutions of other characters, letters or otherwise, to represent a letter or letters in a word.

For more-casual use of leet, the primary strategy is to use homoglyphs, symbols that resemble the letters for which they stand. The choice of symbol is not fixed—anything the reader can make sense of is valid. However, this practice is not extensively used in regular leet. Another use for Leet orthographic substitutions is the creation of paraphrased passwords. Limitations imposed by websites on password length and the characters permitted require less extensive forms of Leet when used in this application; some examples of leet include a term for the stereotypical newbie. Text rendered in leet is characterized by distinctive, recurring forms. -xor suffix The meaning of this suffix is parallel with the English -er and -or suffixes in that it derives agent nouns from a verb stem. It is realized in two different forms: -xor and -zor, respectively. For example, the first may be seen in the second in pwnzor. Additionally, this nominalization may be inflected with all of the suffixes of regular English verbs.

The letter'o' is replaced with the numeral 0. -age suffix Derivation of a noun from a verb stem is possible by attaching -age to the base form of any verb. Attested derivations are pwnage and speakage. However, leet provides exceptions; these nouns are used with a form of "to be" rather than "to have," e.g. "that was pwnage" rather than "he has pwnage". Either is a more emphatic way of expressing the simpler "he pwns," but the former implies that the person is embodying the trait rather than possessing it. -ness suffix Derivation of a noun from an adjective stem is done by attaching -ness to any adjective. This is the same as the English form, except it is used much more in Leet. Nouns such as lulzness and leetness are derivations using this suffix. Words ending in -ed When forming a past participle ending in -ed, the Leet user may replace the -e with an apostrophe, as was common in poetry of previous centuries. Sometimes, the apostrophe is removed as well; the word ending may be substituted by -t.

Use of the -& suffix Words ending in -and, -anned, -ant, or a similar sound can sometimes be spelled with an ampersand to express the ending sound. This is most used with the word banned. An alternate form of "B&" is "B7", as the ampersand is typed with the "7" key in the standard US keyboard layout, it is seen in the phrase "IBB7", which indicates that the poster believes that a previous poster will soon be banned from the site, channel, or board on which they are both post

The After Hours (The Twilight Zone, 1985)

"The After Hours" is the first segment of the twenty-eighth episode of the second season of the revival of The Twilight Zone. This episode is a remake of The Twilight Zone classic episode that starred Anne Francis, it differs from the original in that the characters Marsha meets are more menacing, the tone of the episode is much heavier on suspense. The episode differs in that rather than remembering what she is and accepting her fate as Marsha did in the original, the other mannequins force Marsha back into her true form so that another mannequin can take her place. Note: This opening narration is only found in the original airing and not on the DVD release of the episode. A sweet, naive young woman named Marsha frantically travels to the mall hoping it will still be open. A worker lets her inside; as Marsha enters, a man keeps his distance. She asks for help. A female clerk pops up at the counter and Marsha tells her she is looking for a doll. After a moment, the clerk leaves to find it. Meanwhile, a little boy in a tuxedo with a toy spider pops up, scares Marsha, calls her by name.

A lady in an evening gown apologizes for his rude behavior. She acts dismissively. He, in turn, begs Marsha to take him with her; the clerk pops back up with the doll and Marsha pays for it. She explains that she bought it out of gratitude for her landlord's kid, as her landlord found her a job, let her rent her apartment for free though she was broke; the man following her appears outside and the clerk starts aggressively asking for identification. Marsha that she works for a local company; the clerk tells her that her history only goes back one month so inquires as to a longer timeline and asks where she was before then. Marsha runs away before giving an answer and the clerk follows. After getting on the elevator, Marsha discovers the same man from earlier following her, he raises his arms to reveal. Marsha runs out of the elevator followed by the lamentations of the mannequins, they inform her that she is in fact a mannequin just like them. She runs away regardless but slowly begins to transform: first her leg turns to plastic her arm.

She still attempts to run but is frozen by the transformation as her other appendages turn to plastic as well. The mannequins tell her she has had her month to be a human and now it's someone else's turn; the next day, Marsha the mannequin is on display, while the mannequin she ran past the night before moves forward on her way to enjoy her turn as a human. "The After Hours" on IMDb "The After Hours" at TV.com