Moses was a prophet according to the teachings of the Abrahamic religions. Scholarly consensus sees Moses as a legendary figure. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was adopted by an Egyptian princess, in life became the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah from Heaven is traditionally attributed. Called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism, he is an important prophet in Christianity, the Bahá'í Faith, a number of other Abrahamic religions. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might ally themselves with Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites. Through the Pharaoh's daughter, the child was adopted as a foundling from the Nile river and grew up with the Egyptian royal family.
After killing an Egyptian slavemaster, Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered The Angel of the Lord, speaking to him from within a burning bush on Mount Horeb. God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery. Moses said that he could not speak eloquently, so God allowed Aaron, his brother, to become his spokesperson. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land on Mount Nebo. Jerome gives 1592 BCE, James Ussher 1571 BCE as Moses' birth year. In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses was called "the man of God". Several etymologies have been proposed. An Egyptian root msy, "child of", has been considered as a possible etymology, arguably an abbreviation of a theophoric name, as for example in Egyptian names like Thutmoses and Ramesses, with the god's name omitted.
Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines "water" or "seed" and "pond, expanse of water", thus yielding the sense of "child of the Nile". The Biblical account of Moses' birth provides him with a folk etymology to explain the ostensible meaning of his name, he is said to have received it from the Pharaoh's daughter: "he became her son. She named him Moses, saying,'I drew him out of the water.'" This explanation links it to a verb mashah, meaning "to draw out", which makes the Pharaoh's daughter's declaration a play on words. The princess made a grammatical mistake, prophetic of his future role in legend, as someone who will "draw the people of Israel out of Egypt through the waters of the Red Sea."The Hebrew etymology in the Biblical story may reflect an attempt to cancel out traces of Moses' Egyptian origins. The Egyptian character of his name was recognized as such by ancient Jewish writers like Philo of Alexandria and Josephus. Philo linked Mōēsēs to the Egyptian word for water, while Josephus, in his Antiquities of the Jews, claimed that the second element, -esês, meant'those who are saved'.
The problem of how an Egyptian princess, known to Josephus as Thermutis and in Jewish tradition as Bithiah, could have known Hebrew puzzled medieval Jewish commentators like Abraham ibn Ezra and Hezekiah ben Manoah. Hezekiah suggested she either took a tip from Jochebed; the Israelites had settled in the Land of Goshen in the time of Joseph and Jacob, but a new pharaoh arose who oppressed the children of Israel. At this time Moses was born to his father Amram, son of Kehath the Levite, who entered Egypt with Jacob's household. Moses had one older sister and one older brother, Aaron; the Pharaoh had commanded that all male Hebrew children born would be drowned in the river Nile, but Moses' mother placed him in an ark and concealed the ark in the bulrushes by the riverbank, where the baby was discovered and adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, raised as an Egyptian. One day after Moses had reached adulthood he killed an Egyptian, beating a Hebrew. Moses, in order to escape the Pharaoh's death penalty, fled to Midian.
There, on Mount Horeb, God appeared to Moses as a burning bush, revealed to Moses his name YHWH and commanded him to return to Egypt and bring his chosen people out of bondage and into the Promised Land. During the journey, God tried to kill Moses because he had not circumcised his son, but Zipporah saved his life. Moses returned to carry out God's command, but God caused the Pharaoh to refuse, only after God had subjected Egypt to ten plagues did the Pharaoh relent. Moses led the Israelites to the border of Egypt, but there God hardened the Pharaoh's heart once more, so that he could destroy the Pharaoh and his army at the Red Sea Crossing as a sign of his power to Israel and the nations. After defeating the Amalekites in Rephidim, Moses led the Israelites to biblical Mount Sinai, where he was given the Ten Commandments from God, written on stone tablets. However, since Moses remained a long time on the mountain, some of the people feared that he might be dead, so they made a statue of a golden calf and worshiped it, thus disobeying and angering God and Moses.
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Ramesses II known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. He is regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom, his successors and Egyptians called him the "Great Ancestor". He is known as Ozymandias in Greek sources, from the first part of Ramesses' regnal name, Usermaatre Setepenre, "The Maat of Ra is powerful, Chosen of Ra". Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, reasserting Egyptian control over Canaan, he led expeditions to the south, into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein. The early part of his reign was focused on building cities and monuments, he established the city of Pi-Ramesses in the Nile Delta as his new capital and used it as the main base for his campaigns in Syria. At fourteen, he was appointed prince regent by his father, Seti I, he is believed to have taken the throne in his late teens and is known to have ruled Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BC. Manetho attributes Ramesses II a reign of 2 months.
Estimates of his age at death vary. Ramesses II celebrated an unprecedented fourteen Sed festivals during his reign—more than any other pharaoh. On his death, he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Early in his life, Ramesses II embarked on numerous campaigns to restore possession of held territories lost to the Nubians and Hittites and to secure Egypt's borders, he was responsible for suppressing some Nubian revolts and carrying out a campaign in Libya. Although the Battle of Kadesh dominates the scholarly view of the military prowess and power of Ramesses II, he enjoyed more than a few outright victories over the enemies of Egypt. During Ramesses II's reign, the Egyptian army is estimated to have totaled about 100,000 men. In his second year, Ramesses II decisively defeated the Sherden sea pirates who were wreaking havoc along Egypt's Mediterranean coast by attacking cargo-laden vessels travelling the sea routes to Egypt; the Sherden people came from the coast of Ionia, from southwest Anatolia or also from the island of Sardinia.
Ramesses posted troops and ships at strategic points along the coast and patiently allowed the pirates to attack their perceived prey before skillfully catching them by surprise in a sea battle and capturing them all in a single action. A stele from Tanis speaks of their having come "in their war-ships from the midst of the sea, none were able to stand before them". There was a naval battle somewhere near the mouth of the Nile, as shortly afterward, many Sherden are seen among the pharaoh's body-guard where they are conspicuous by their horned helmets having a ball projecting from the middle, their round shields, the great Naue II swords with which they are depicted in inscriptions of the Battle of Kadesh. In that sea battle, together with the Sherden, the pharaoh defeated the Lukka, the Šqrsšw peoples; the immediate antecedents to the Battle of Kadesh were the early campaigns of Ramesses II into Canaan. His first campaign seems to have taken place in the fourth year of his reign and was commemorated by the erection of what became the first of the Commemorative stelae of Nahr el-Kalb near what is now Beirut.
The inscription is totally illegible due to weathering. Additional records tell us that he was forced to fight a Canaanite prince, mortally wounded by an Egyptian archer, whose army subsequently, was routed. Ramesses carried off the princes of Canaan as live prisoners to Egypt. Ramesses plundered the chiefs of the Asiatics in their own lands, returning every year to his headquarters at Riblah to exact tribute. In the fourth year of his reign, he captured the Hittite vassal state of the Amurru during his campaign in Syria; the Battle of Kadesh in his fifth regnal year was the climactic engagement in a campaign that Ramesses fought in Syria, against the resurgent Hittite forces of Muwatallis. The pharaoh wanted a victory at Kadesh both to expand Egypt's frontiers into Syria, to emulate his father Seti I's triumphal entry into the city just a decade or so earlier, he constructed his new capital, Pi-Ramesses. There he built factories to manufacture weapons and shields producing some 1,000 weapons in a week, about 250 chariots in two weeks, 1,000 shields in a week and a half.
After these preparations, Ramesses moved to attack territory in the Levant, which belonged to a more substantial enemy than any he had faced in war: the Hittite Empire. Ramesses's forces were caught in a Hittite ambush and outnumbered at Kadesh when they counterattacked and routed the Hittites, whose survivors abandoned their chariots and swam the Orontes river to reach the safe city walls. Ramesses, logistically unable to sustain a long siege, returned to Egypt. Egypt's sphere of influence was now restricted to Canaan. Canaanite princes encouraged by the Egyptian incapacity to impose their will and goaded on by the Hittites, began revolts against Egypt. In the seventh year o
Jarabe tapatío referred to as the Mexican hat dance, is the national dance of Mexico. It originated as a courtship dance in Guadalajara, during the 19th century, although its elements can be traced back to the Spanish zambra and jarabe gitano, which were popular during the times of the viceroyalty. Female dancers traditionally wear a china poblana outfit; the standard music of the jarabe tapatío was composed by Jesús González Rubio in the 19th century, although its more common instrumental arrangement dates from the 1920s. Nowadays, its music is most performed by either mariachi groups or string ensembles; the word jarabe meaning "herb mixture", denotes the combination of various Mexican musics and dances. Tapatío, the popular demonym of the city of Guadalajara, reflects the origin of this particular jarabe. A number of other dances known as jarabes are known to have existed in the 18th and 19th centuries, such as the jarabe de Jalisco, the jarabe de atole and the jarabe moreliano, but the tapatío version is by far the best known.
There is some dispute as to the jarabe tapatío's authenticity as folk dance. Music researcher Nicolás Puentes Macías from Zacatecas states that true jarabes are extinct in Mexico, found today only in small fractions of Zacatecas and Jalisco, that the jarabe tapatío is a form of a dance called "tonadilla"; the earliest evidence of the dance comes from the late 18th century. It was danced by female couples in order to avoid the disapproval of the church. Shortly before the Mexican War of Independence, mixed couples began to perform it, with a public performance at the Coliseo Theater in 1790 in Mexico City. Shortly after that performance, the jarabe was banned by colonial and religious authorities as it was considered to be morally offensive and a challenge to Spain's control over the territory. However, this only served to make the dance more popular as a form of protest and rebellion, with people holding illegal dances in public squares and neighborhood festivals. Just after Independence, the jarabe and other dances grew and spread in popularity more, with colonial-era restrictions lifted.
People celebrated the end of the war in 1821 with large fiestas, which prominently featured the jarabe. Jarabe and other folk dances came to be seen as part of Mexico's emerging identity as a country; the jarabe would maintain various regional forms, but that associated with Guadalajara gained national status, becoming not only popular in that city but in Mexico City as well, as a dance for the elite around the 1860s. Around the same time, Guadalajara music professor Jesús González Rubio composed a standard melody for it as a symbol of national unity, leading the dance to become the "national dance" of Mexico and the melody to gain wide popular recognition. By the Mexican Revolution, it had become popular with the lower classes as well, it became internationally famous after Russian dancer Anna Pavlova added it to her permanent repertoire after visiting Mexico in 1919. The jarabe remained in vogue in Mexico until about 1930 in Mexico City, it remains taught in nearly every grade school in Mexico.
The dance represents the courtship of a man and a woman, with the woman first rejecting the man's advances eventually accepting them. It has a definite sexual component in metaphor, the original reason for disapproval by authorities; as the dance has lost its controversial status and gained status as a representative of Mexico, the dancers have come to wear garb, highly representative of Mexican women and men. For women, the most traditional outfit is called the "China Poblana." The blouse and skirt combination is named after a woman from India who came to Mexico on the Manila Galleon to work as a servant in the early 19th century. Her Asian dress was copied and adapted in the State of Puebla, with the skirt now embroidered and otherwise decorated with patriotic images; the traditional outfit for men is that of the charro heavily decorated in silver trim. The music played to accompany the dance was written to be danced to and its played either by mariachi bands or by bands playing only string instruments such as various types of guitars and violin.
The popularity of the composition by Jesús González Rubio has led it to be used in many forms of media. For example, in The Simpsons TV series it is used to reference the Bumblebee Man, a stereotypical Mexican character. In the United Kingdom, the tune was used in adverts for Morrisons in the 1980s and 1990s, some adverts in the mid-2000s; the supermarket's slogan and jingle at that time,'More reasons to shop at Morrisons', had its tune derived from the jarabe's melody, used in all adverts in these eras. A jarabe appears in Aaron Copland's ballet Billy the Kid, played in 58 time, the tune on a solo trumpet
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 in the children's book A Bear Called Paddington and has been featured in more than twenty books written by British author Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists; the friendly bear from Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from English children's literature. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. A much loved fictional character in British culture, a Paddington Bear soft toy was chosen by British tunnellers as the first item to pass through to their French counterparts when the two sides of the Channel Tunnel were linked in 1994. Paddington is an anthropomorphised bear, he is always polite – addressing people as "Mr", "Mrs" and "Miss" by first names – and kindhearted, though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval.
He has an endless capacity for innocently getting into trouble, but he is known to "try so hard to get things right." He was discovered in Paddington Station, London, by the Brown family who adopted him, thus he gives his full name as "Paddington Brown". As of June 2016, the Paddington Bear franchise is now owned by Vivendi's StudioCanal. Bond, continued to own the publishing rights to his series, which were licensed to HarperCollins in April 2017 for the next six years. Michael Bond based Paddington Bear on a lone teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store near Paddington Station on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife; the bear inspired Bond to write a story. The book was given to Harvey Unna. A Bear Called Paddington was first published on 13 October 1958 by William Sons; the first Paddington Bear stuffed toy to be manufactured was created in 1972 by Gabrielle Designs, a small business run by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson, with the prototype made as a Christmas present for their children Joanna and Jeremy Clarkson.
Shirley Clarkson dressed the stuffed bear in Wellington boots to help it stand upright. The earliest bears wore small children's boots manufactured by Dunlop Rubber until production could not meet demand. Gabrielle Designs produced their own boots with paw prints moulded into the soles. Shirley Clarkson's book describes the evolution of the toy Paddington from Christmas gift to subject of litigation and commercial success. In the first story, Paddington is found at Paddington railway station in London by the Brown family, sitting on his suitcase with a note attached to his coat that reads "Please look after this bear. Thank you." Bond has said that his memories of newsreels showing trainloads of child evacuees leaving London during World War II, with labels around their necks and their possessions in small suitcases, prompted him to do the same for Paddington. Paddington arrives as a stowaway coming from "Darkest Peru", sent by his Aunt Lucy, who has gone to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima.
He claims, "I came all the way in a lifeboat, ate marmalade. Bears like marmalade." He tells them that no-one can understand his Peruvian name, so the Browns decide to call him Paddington after the railway station in which he was found. Paddington's Peruvian name is revealed to be "Pastuso". Bond wanted Paddington to have "travelled all the way from darkest Africa", but his agent advised him that there were no bears in Africa, thus it was amended to Peru, home of the spectacled bear, they take him home to 32 Windsor Gardens near Notting Hill. While there is a real Windsor Gardens off Harrow Road between Notting Hill and Maida Vale the Windsor Gardens in the book is fictitious and does not resemble the real road. Paddington frequents the nearby Portobello Road market, where he is respected by the shopkeepers for driving a hard bargain; when he gets annoyed with someone, he gives them one of his special "hard stares", which causes them to become flushed and embarrassed. Paddington's adventures arise from him misunderstanding something and trying to right unfair or unjust situations.
This ends with him messing things up in some way. But in all his adventures, he ends up on everyone involved can laugh about it; the stories follow Paddington's adventures and mishaps in England, along with some snippets of information about his past. For instance, in one story, we learn that Paddington was orphaned in an earthquake, before being taken in and raised by his Aunt Lucy. There is a recurring cast of characters, all of whom are in some way entangled in Paddington's misadventures; these include: Paddington Bear: A friendly and polite bear from Darkest Peru. Paddington was taken in by Aunt Lucy and Uncle Pastuzo after his parents died in an earthquake when he was young. Paddington moves with the Browns. Paddington is in some sort of trouble. Paddington's given name is hard to pronounce. Mrs Brown names him after
I Got You Babe
"I Got You Babe" is a song written by Sonny Bono. It was the first single taken from the debut studio album Look at Us, of the American pop music duo Sonny & Cher. In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States where it sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold, it reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada. In 1985, a cover version of "I Got You Babe" by British reggae/pop band UB40 featuring American singer Chrissie Hynde, peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart and reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Sonny Bono, a songwriter and record producer for Phil Spector, wrote the lyrics to and composed the music of the song for himself and his then-wife, late at night in their basement. Session drummer Hal Blaine played drums for the song with other members of The Wrecking Crew supplying instrumental support. "I Got You Babe" became the duo's biggest single, their signature song, a defining recording of the early hippie countercultural movement.
AllMusic critic William Ruhmann praised the song: Recalling Dylan's bitter 1964 song "It Ain't Me Babe", Bono wrote his own opposite sentiment: "I Got You Babe." Where Dylan was lyrically complex, Bono was simple: His lyric began with the ominous youth-versus-grownups theme of "they" who set up barriers to romance, but soon gave way to a dialogue of teenage romantic platitudes. Where Dylan was musically simple, Bono, without rebuilding Spector's Wall of Sound, was more structurally ambitious, following the song's standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus form with an ascending coda that built to a climax started building again before the fadeout, all in only a little over three minutes. Set to waltz time, the tune retained a light feel despite the sometimes busy instrumentation, led by a prominent ocarina and the alternating vocals between the two singers. If neither were interesting singers, their plodding, matter-of-fact performances gave the song a common-man appeal. African-American musician Harold Battiste provided the instrumental arrangement.
Richard Niles quotes Battiste as saying the prominent figure in the song is played on an oboe rather than an ocarina. In the United States, the song has sold more than 1 million copies in 1965 and was certified Gold by the RIAA; as of November 2011, Billboard reported the digital sales of "I Got You Babe" to be 372,000 in the US. In 2011, the song was named as one of the greatest duets of all times by both Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine, it was listed at #444 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. In early 2017 the song has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Sonny and Cher last performed the song together during an impromptu reunion on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman on November 13, 1987. Cher performed the song with R. E. M. on February 14, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. It was her first performance of the song without Sonny. During Cher's 2014 Dressed to Kill Tour and 2017 Las Vegas residency Classic Cher using left behind vocals and a projection of videos of Sonny, Cher performed the song live with the projection of Sonny.
"I Got You Babe" has been featured in film and television, including Sonny and Cher's own The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. The song made a bit of a comeback when it was used as Phil Connors' wake-up music in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. On re-release, the single re-charted in the UK, reaching number 66. Other films have used the song including Good Times which stars Sonny & Cher, Look Who's Talking Too, Just Visiting, Me Without You, Riding in Cars with Boys, Jack and Jill. Twenty years in 1985, British band UB40 with American singer Chrissie Hynde recorded a cover version of "I Got You Babe" for the group's studio album Baggariddim; the song appeared on the Pretenders' 1987 compilation album The Singles. This version of "I Got You Babe" charted at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1985 and reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 7"-single I Got You Babe 3:08 UB40 - Theme From Labour Of Love 3:0512"-single I Got You Babe 3:09 UB40 - Red Red Wine 5:21 In 1993, Cher recorded a cover version of "I Got You Babe" with the American animated characters Beavis and Butt-Head.
The song was the first single from The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience, a compilation comedy album released in 1993 by the Geffen Records, one of the fastest-selling comedy albums, has sold 1,610,000 units and was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States. AllMusic reviewed this song by calling it "most interesting" track on the album; the single reached the top 40 in the UK, Belgium and Sweden, as well as the top ten in the Netherlands. A funny and psychedelic video was produced, it Butt-Head in a virtual animated world. In the video, the animated pair refer to her former husband Bono as a dork and a wuss, to which a live-action Cher agrees, it was placed at number 5 on the "50 Greatest Funny Moments in Music" list made by VH1 channel in 2004. Cher With Beavis And Butt-Head – I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe The song has been covered, including versions by: 1967 Manfred Mann on the album The Soul of Mann 1968 Etta James on the album Tell Mama 1968 Tiny Tim on the album God Bless Tiny Tim 1960s or 1970s, French singer and composer Claude François sung the French cover Je t'aime trop toi. 1973 David Bowie with Marianne Faithfull on The Midnight Special, released on the bootleg Dollars In Drag: The 1980 Floor Show 1989 Madonna and Sandra Bernhard sang the song on May 24, 1989 during the'Don’t Bungle The Jungle' benefit concert to r
Project Grizzly (film)
Project Grizzly is a 1996 documentary about Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise. The film follows Hurtubise's obsession with researching the Canadian grizzly bear up close since surviving an early encounter with such a bear; the film was directed by Peter Lynch and produced by the National Film Board of Canada who approached Hurtubise after reading his 1990 book White Tape: An Authentic Behind the Scenes Look at Project Grizzly. After a dangerous but victimless encounter with a giant grizzly bear during a camping trip in 1984, North Bay, Ontario resident Troy Hurtubise is inspired to research the species up close. A scrap-metal merchant, Hurtubise builds a space suit-like "grizzly-proof" suit of armour inspired by the film RoboCop, which he calls "Ursus Mark VI"; the inventor works diligently to improve the $150,000 suit, continuously testing its resilience by subjecting himself to would-be injuries from moving automobiles and bar brawls. He forays into the Rockies to track down the grizzlies he dreams of meeting.
Hurtubise leaves without repeating the bear encounter, which director Peter Lynch optimistically notes is the only way "the quest on." Project Grizzly was filmed in Rocky Mountains of Alberta. To aid in the capture of the film's spontaneous moments, director Peter Lynch used compact Super 16 cameras, a format reserved for non-theatrical filmmaking. According to Lynch, the maintenance of believability and continuity was taken into consideration throughout the filming process. Project Grizzly premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1996 where it was selected as "best of festival." The film was subsequently screened at other Canadian film festivals throughout the fall of 1996 before receiving a wider theatrical release throughout 1997. As of 2001, Project Grizzly has grossed Can$30 million; the film was released on DVD on 11 October 2004. Project Grizzly holds a 63% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.5/10 stars on IMDb. Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail awarded the film three stars out of four, describing it as "often hilarious", "occasionally touching", "a curious source of national pride."
Writing for the Ottawa Citizen, Noel Taylor rated the film three stars out of five, while Roger Levesque of the Edmonton Journal gave the film four stars out of four. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino called the film his favourite documentary of all time. While giving Hurtubise an honorary award, Harvard University described Project Grizzly as a "powerful and moving film." Following the release of the film, Hurtubise was awarded the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize for Safety Engineering by the scientific humor journal Annals of Improbable Research. In 1998, following the theatrical success of the film, Hurtubise admitted to not liking the end result. "I told the NFB people we shouldn't go looking for grizzlies in October, so what we do? We go looking for grizzlies in October," he complained, he criticizes the NFB for the humorous tone of the film which he claims failed to include much of his research, says the five months he spent working on the film caused him to go bankrupt. In 2001, Hurtubise took part in a controlled test with the help of an apprehensive bear handler in an undisclosed location to realize his dream of coming face-to-face with a grizzly bear once more.
Wearing his Ursus Mark VI suit, Hurtubise stepped into a cage with both a grizzly and a larger kodiak. Neither bear attempted to attack him, leading him to conclude that a successful controlled attack would require a "bear suit that looks more human." Hurtubise's armored suit was parodied in The Simpsons episode "The Fat and the Furriest" when Homer is attacked by a bear constructs a bear attack-proof suit. The aforementioned suit was referenced in the ninth episode of LoadingReadyRun's commodoreHUSTLE during which the comedy troupe constructs a mock version of the suit which they use to attempt to meet a bear. In a deleted scene of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby during which Ricky is explaining to his mother how he had spent his day, Project Grizzly is playing in the background. A clip of Troy being hit by a log in his suit was featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during an interview of Robert Downey, Jr. in reference to the film Iron Man 2. The aforementioned clip of Troy being hit by a log in his suit was used in Dinner for Schmucks as an example of a former idiot that had attended the dinner.
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Tom Gammill and Max Pross
Tom Gammill and Max Pross are an American comedy writing team. Together they have written episodes for such successful shows as Seinfeld, The Critic, The Wonder Years, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Monk, they have worked as producers on The Simpsons and Futurama. Max Pross has two children: Milena and Isaac. Tom Gammill has two children: Henry Gammill and Alice Gammill. Gammill was born in Connecticut, he contributed cartoons to Kids, a magazine "by kids for kids" published in Cambridge, in New York City, from 1970 to 1975 under the co-editorship of Jenette Kahn. Pross was born in Boston, he met Gammill at Harvard University, they started to write comedy sketches together for Saturday Night Live in 1979. In 1981 they co-wrote Steve Martin's fourth NBC special "Steve Martin's Best Show Ever" with such notable comedy writers as Eric Idle, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, they spent the next few years as part of the original writing staff of "Late Night With David Letterman," and contributed short films for the show after leaving the staff.
In 1984 they worked on the writing staff of another Lorne Michaels production, The New Show - a comedy sketch show with guests including Steve Martin and John Candy, similar to Saturday Night Live, but nowhere near as successful. It ran for less than one season. In 1987 they joined the writing staff on It's Garry Shandling's Show, in 1989 they wrote an episode for The Wonder Years called "Math Class", they were both listed as contributors to the short-lived zine Army Man in 1989. In 1992 they created and produced the Fox series "Great Scott" starring Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly. Tom Gammill and Max Pross joined the Seinfeld writing team during the show's fifth season and stayed until the show's penultimate eighth season. On the Seinfeld DVDs, Jerry Seinfeld credits the pair with bringing a "buoyancy" to the writing staff that aided the development of fresh ideas during the show's middle years. Seinfeld mentioned that he and co-creator Larry David were worried about Gammill and Pross' writing style, as the pair created stories that were a "level of silliness" that the show had never gone to before.
The worry was unfounded, as the pair ended up writing some of the most famous Seinfeld shows during the series' run. The episodes they wrote were: SEASON 5"The Glasses" "The Cigar Store Indian" "The Pie" "The Raincoats, Part 1" with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David "The Raincoats, Part 2" with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry DavidSEASON 6"The Pledge Drive" "The Mom & Pop Store" "The Race" with Larry David "The Doorman" "The Diplomat's Club"SEASON 7"The Wink" "The Gum" "The Doll"SEASON 8"The Checks" with Steve O'Donnell Tom Gammill and Max Pross wrote one episode of The Critic titled "Marty's First Date", in which "Marty invites his dad Jay to career day at his school where Marty develops a crush on a Cuban girl named Carmen, they go on a date but when Carmen decides to fly back to Cuba, Marty follows her and Jay must get his son back.". It was the second episode of season 1 and aired on 2/2/1994. Gammill and Pross have been producers on The Simpsons since 1999, they started as consulting producers they got promoted to producers in 2001.
They won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2001 for the episode "HOMR". For season 24 Tom Gammill and Max Pross wrote the episode: "Hardly Kirk-ing, nominated for a WGA Award. For season 28, they wrote the episode: "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus". For Season 29, they wrote the episodes: “Whistler's Father”, “The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be” and “3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage” and for season 30, they wrote the episode: “The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby”. Gammill and Pross worked as uncredited writers on Son of the Mask, the Raspberry Award-winning 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, they are given story credits on the 2007 comedy Full of It, in which a teenage boy is forced to live out the lies he had told in order to become popular. Dialogue in Ghostbusters II refers to a "Gammill and Pross Infant Acuity Test" though their contribution to the film is unknown. Tom Gammill on IMDb Max Pross on IMDb