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Les Phillips

Leslie Michael Phillips is an English former football midfielder who scored 13 goals from 249 appearances in the Football League. Phillips began his career at Birmingham City as an apprentice in 1979, he was capped by England at youth level, made his first-team debut for Birmingham in a 2–2 draw at West Ham United in February 1982. In all he played 44 league games for Birmingham, scoring 3 goals, before he was transferred to Oxford United in March 1984. Phillips enjoyed a long spell at Oxford, remaining with the club until 1993, he featured in to date the club's only major honour, the 1986 Football League Cup Final, his final league season was with Northampton Town during the 1993-94 season. He moved into non-league football with Marlow, finished his playing career at Banbury United, before returning to Oxford United as a scout in 2008

Big Gay Ice Cream

Big Gay Ice Cream is a New York City-based company that started with an ice cream truck and now operates 4 storefronts in the city and one in Philadelphia. Co-founded by Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, BGIC specializes in soft serve ice cream cones and novelties with a menu of unique and unusual flavors and toppings. BGIC is part of a wider trend of gourmet and upscale food trucks popular in the United States. BGIC has an official theme song and recorded by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's; the use of gay in the company name refers both to the sexual orientation of co-founders Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, as well as its older, seldom-used definition, happy. According to Quint: "If I weren't gay, I wouldn't call it the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, and if I weren't happy, I wouldn't have the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. It would just be the big crabby ice cream truck."They were not seeking to be hyper-political with the name. Doug Quint was a freelance classical bassoonist, looking for a secondary occupation in the summer off-season.

A flautist friend had been operating an ice cream truck of her own and suggested that Quint do the same. On June 13, 2009, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck began operations at Brooklyn Pride in Prospect Park, Brooklyn; the ice cream truck itself has been dormant since 2011, with only occasional appearances for major events. After two years of operating a roving truck, they opened their first store – the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, in New York's East Village. A year they opened a second location in the West Village. A pop-up store opened in the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles in late 2014. A Philadelphia location opened in 2015 at the corner of South Broad Streets. Quint and Petroff co-authored a book, titled Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream, with an introduction by Anthony Bourdain, released in 2015; the business relies on social media instead of traditional advertising, in order to connect directly with their customers. Quint and Petroff frequently blog about their experiences.

In 2017, Big Gay Ice Cream started selling packaged pints of "hard" ice cream in convenience stores and grocery stores. List of food trucks Genevieve Belleveau, performance artist and operations manager of the Big Gay Ice Cream truck Official website