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The Four of Us Are Dying

"The Four of Us Are Dying" is episode 13 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It aired on CBS on January 1, 1960; this is one of the few episodes of the series where Rod Serling does not mention the name of the show in the closing narration. Arch Hammer is a con man who can change his face in order to look like anyone he chooses, he walks into a nightclub where he impersonates deceased trumpeter Johnny Foster in order to steal Foster's grieving girlfriend Maggie, a sultry singer. Next, while impersonating murdered gangster Virgil Sterig, Hammer pays a visit to Mr. Pennell, in order to extort money. Pennell sends his men after Hammer. Trying to escape down an alley, Hammer sees a poster of boxer Andy Marshak, changes his face to the fighter's. Pennell's men are fooled. Thinking he is in the clear, he runs into Marshak's father at a street newsstand, who mistakes him for the son who broke his mother's heart and "did dirt to a sweet decent little girl who would've cut off an arm" for him.

As Mr. Marshak reels off the reasons why he hates Andy and his punk behavior, Hammer pushes the old man out of the way and returns to his hotel room. A detective comes by to pick him up for questioning; as they enter the hotel's revolving door, Hammer again assumes the boxer's appearance. The detective rushes back into the building to find Hammer. Marshak's father is standing with a gun on Hammer; the con-man tries to demonstrate that he is not who the old man thinks he is but, before he can concentrate and change his face, Mr. Marshak shoots him; as Hammer lies dying, his face shifts from one person to another. Marshak's father looks on in shock. "After the first half-dozen stories had been written, part of the hustle was getting an agent. Through those years I found several who would let me use their names, though few cared to sign a contract with me. One of these men, Jay Richards - at the time head of the television department of the Famous Artists Agency, long since absorbed by I. F. A. and since embedded in I.

C. M. which represents me now in television and movies - agreed to read something. I showed Jay'All of Us Are Dying.' After reading it, he crossed out the title with a ballpoint pen and wrote in'Rubberface!' He sent it to Rod Serling, who had a new series that season called The Twilight Zone." — George Clayton Johnson, writing in the August 1981 issue of The Twilight Zone Magazine In 2005, "The Four of Us Are Dying" was produced for the stage by 4 Letter Entertainment. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "The Four of Us Are Dying" on IMDb "The Four of Us Are Dying" at

James Carter (hurdler)

James Carter is an American athlete who competed in the 400 m hurdles. His personal best of 47.43 was set. As of 2017, he is the 15th fastest-ever in the world and 9th fastest-ever in the USA. A 3-time United States champion, he won the 2002 IAAF World Cup tile and finished fourth in the Olympic finals in 2000 and 2004. Born in Baltimore, Carter grew up competing in track & field on the age group level. At the age of 12 he was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis which left him unable to run and sometimes chew his food, he soon had surgery to have a tumor removed from his chest and was able to return to the sport of track and field. In high school he attended Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School where he won multiple state championships while competing in sprints, hurdles and relays, he received All-Metro performer of the year honors and was named Gatorade athlete of the year in the state of Maryland his junior and senior years of high school. He went on to attend Hampton University where he became a 2 time national all-American in the 400 hurdles placing 7th at the NCAA national championships in 1998 and 3rd in 1999.

He currently holds the school indoor record in the Triple Jump and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference records for most points scored in the conference meet. Son of James Sr. and Marilyn Knight. Carter has two children. Resides in Durham, NC where he coaches and mentors young kids in the sport of track and field, he has helped numerous athletes become national All-Americans on the age group, high school and collegiate level. 2007 World Championships - fourth place 2007 USA Champion 2005 World Championships - silver medal 2004 IAAF World Athletics Final - second place 2004 Olympic Games - fourth place 2004 USA Champion 2002 IAAF World Cup- first place 2002 USA Champion 2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final - third place 2000 Olympic Games - fourth place James Carter at World Athletics James Carter's USATF bio

Saleh Yousefi

Salih Al-Yousify was a Kurdish Iraqi poet and politician, former minister, one of the most active members in the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iraq. Al-Yousify was one of the founder members of Brosik Association in 1936 one of the memorable founders of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan in 1946. After the coup of July in 1958, he became responsible on the 5th branch of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan. In 1967, he became the head of Taakhi newspaper. In 1970, after declaring the accord of March 11 he took over many political positions, such as state minister, vice-president of the Iraqi-Soviet’s Cooperation and Friendship Association, the president of the Kurdish Literati and Writers Union, a member of the Iraqi Council for Peace and Solidarity, other political positions in Iraq. After the Algiers agreement between Iraq and Iran in 1975, Salih Al-Yousify ended up settling in Baghdad. In May, 1976 Al-Yousify founded the Kurdish Socialist Democratic Movement. Salih Al-Yousify was assassinated at his residence in Baghdad by an explosive post package on June 25, 1981

Joseph Richard Pawlik

Joseph Richard Pawlik is a marine biologist. He is the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he is best known for studies of sponges on Caribbean coral reefs that reveal ecological principles such as resource trade-offs, trophic cascades and indirect effects. Pawlik was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Richard Joseph Pawlik and Shirley Joyce Pawlik as the third of 4 children, he credits his early childhood interest in marine biology to watching public television broadcasts of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. He was raised in the City of St. Anthony Village, a suburb northeast of Minneapolis and graduated in 1978 from St. Anthony Village High School. In 1982, he graduated with a BS degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities after taking summer courses his sophomore and junior years at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, now BIOS.

Pawlik did his graduate research on the chemical cues that cause the planktonic larvae of marine invertebrates to metamorphose into sessile adults, focusing on sandcastle worms, a group of annelid worms that build tubes of sand that can form reefs. In collaboration with the natural products chemists in the laboratories of his mentors, D. John Faulkner and William Fenical, he began working on the chemical defenses of marine invertebrates, including limpets, gorgonian corals, sea slugs. At UNCW, Pawlik began working on the chemical defenses of sponges on Caribbean reefs, a project, funded by the National Science Foundation for over 23 years. With his students and collaborators, Pawlik characterized the chemical defenses of over 100 species of sponges across the Caribbean, discovered a resource trade-off between the production of defensive secondary metabolites versus growth or reproduction among sponge species. Demonstrated with manipulative experiments, the resource-trade off was subsequently validated in surveys across the Caribbean by targeting reefs that were intensively overfished versus those, protected from fishing.

On overfished Caribbean reefs, the absence of sponge predators resulted in the overgrowth of reef-building corals by fast growing, chemically undefended sponge species, providing unambiguous evidence to support fishing restrictions to protect coral reefs. Most Pawlik and colleagues have integrated the chemical defense-based ecosystem model with evidence of increasing sponge abundance and new data on carbon and nutrient cycling by sponges to propose the “vicious circle hypothesis” to explain the lack of resilience of Caribbean coral reefs relative to reefs in the Indo-Pacific. Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology, UNCW – 2017 Honorary naming of Elysia pawliki by Dr. Patrick Krug - 2017 Chief Scientist on 13 UNOLS research vessel cruises – 1998-2013 Associate Program Director, Biological Oceanography, NSF – 2003-2005 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award – 1991 Pawlik is a proponent of critical rationalism for the advancement of science.

As a graduate student he contested the claim that neurotransmitters were related to the natural inducers of marine invertebrate larval settlement, arguing that the results of still-water, laboratory experiments with bioactive compounds were artifacts and not ecologically relevant. Along with collaborators, he has challenged the idea that sponges of the genus Aplysina protect themselves with “activated” chemical defenses. Among marine invertebrates, such as nudibranch molluscs, he has found little evidence for optimized chemical defense strategies, warning coloration, or mimicry. More Pawlik and colleagues have challenged the claim that sponge communities on Caribbean reefs are controlled by bottom-up factors, instead asserting that community structure is a product of top-down control. Pawlik has been an amateur underwater photographer since the 1980s, but turned to video to capture the current state of coral reef environments and to provide outreach related to his scientific publications, his videos are posted on YouTube at the channel “Pawlik Lab."

Two short videos, “Sponges of the Caribbean" and “The maid did it!" were finalists in the Ocean 180 video challenge, a science video outreach competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Chemical ecology Trophic cascade Pawlik Lab Website

Scott O'Hara

Scott O'Hara was an American pornographic performer, poet and publisher. He rose to prominence during the mid-1980s for his work in such gay adult films as Winner Takes All, Below The Belt and In Your Wildest Dreams. O'Hara wrote four books: SeXplorers: The Guide to Doing It on the Road, Do It Yourself Piston Polishing, Autopornography: A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane, Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Selected Essays of Scott O'Hara, edited and published the quarterly men's sex journal Steam and the cultural magazine Wilde. O'Hara was born John Robert Scott on October 16, 1961 in Grants Pass, one of seven children of Robert Hogue Scott and Martha Jane Scott. While the family lived modestly on the family farm, there was inherited wealth, for much of his life Scott was supported by a trust fund. Scott was known professionally as "Scott O'Hara" or "Spunk" and used his professional name throughout his adult life. In an essay titled "A Dick by Any Other Name", O'Hara wrote: "I knew from an early age that I was a changeling.

I spent the next eighteen years looking for my real name, since I found it I have not pretended to be anyone else."He first came to prominence when he was awarded the title "The Man With The Biggest Dick in San Francisco" in a contest in the early 1980s. That title became his trademark for the rest of professional career. Published measurement of his penis varies from 9.5 to 11 inches. From 1983-88, he appeared in over twenty gay and bisexual-themed adult films and videos, several of which demonstrate his rare ability of auto-fellatio. In addition to his work in adult films, O'Hara starred in Making Porn, a play by Ronnie Larsen based on conversations by Larsen with Scott O'Hara, he described his work in porn as "a sheer delight from the word go". After he contracted HIV, offers to appear in porn ended. In 1991 he moved to Cazenovia and started a new career as an author, he edited and published from 1993 to 1995 the quarterly men's journal Steam, "the intellectual review of public sex", intended to facilitate cruising.

According to its first issue, Steam focused on "semi-public sex. Our purpose is to provide a sex-positive forum for subjects considered taboo by other mags. We are aware that many activities mentioned in these pages are illegal in many parts of the world, we do not advocate unlawful activity". In an advertisement in Volume 2, No. 1, he further stated that the publication was "all about sex - all kinds of sex, but public, publicly-disapproved, exciting sex". Articles featured rest room and other risky sexual encounters, every issue contained tips on cruising spots, with notes on their safety or lack of same. Returning to San Francisco in 1995, he published five issues of the short-lived cultural magazine Wilde. O'Hara wrote the four books mentioned above; as a playwright, he contributed to the musical, Ex-Lovers, which had a successful run at the Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco. Upon his death, he left his personal papers to the John Hay Library of Brown University; the archives of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco preserve a collection of O'Hara's performance costumes and other memorabilia.

The sibling to whom he had been closest was the lesbian activist and poet Claudia Scott who left him the poem For My Youngest Brother. O'Hara identified as gay, he said he was "obsessed with anything sexual" as young as eleven, that his first sex with another man took place when he was fifteen, when he seduced, or raped, a twenty-eight-year-old. He called monogamy "unnatural," and stated that "having our mouth full of dick has been a political statement like no other", he frequented gay bathhouses and other men's sex clubs, much enjoyed sex in public parks. Until his HIV infection, he had "a different man every night, or nearly". O'Hara was a proponent of barebacking, praising the freedom from fear of risk it gave him; this attracted criticism both during his life, following his death. He called his HIV infection, which he believed he contracted in 1981, "an undeniable blessing", "admired..tremendously" two people who "consciously made the decision to seroconvert". He had "HIV+" tattooed on his bicep in 1994 tore the sleeves off many of his shirts so it would be visible.

Once he had progressed to AIDS, he talked about it "at every available opportunity". He wrote in detail about his treatment for lymphoma and the pain he endured. O'Hara did not have, did not want, a long-term relationship, he said that there were six times in his life when he was in love and for a period of a month or more. "The concept of'Lover' is intrinsically antithetical to what my Philosophy of Life holds up as the ideal". O'Hara did not identify as bisexual. However, he listed Switch Hitters 2 as one of his favorite films because he got to experience the novelty of sex with a woman, something he'd always wanted to do, he claimed to enjoy the scene and was proud of his butch appearance in the role, writing that "in all my years of ass-pounding, I'd never once gotten into a pussy, I felt as if this were a serious gap in my sexual education, which needed filling." His trust fund exhausted, O'Hara spent his final years in a windowless San Francisco apartment he called "The Cave", surrounded by his record albums, CDs, erotic art, occupied his time gardening.

He lived with HIV for more than 10

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar, is represented by the lingam, his consort Parvati is depicted as Mangalambigai Amman. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam; the temple complex houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 128 feet The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Kumbeswarar and Mangalambigai Amman being the most prominent; the temple complex houses many halls. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and twelve yearly festivals on its calendar, with the Masi Magam festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Maasi being the most prominent. The present masonry structure was built during the Chola dynasty in the 9th century, while expansions are attributed to Vijayanagar rulers of the Thanjavur Nayaks of the 16th century.

The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that the name of the town Kumbakonam is derived from the legend associated with Kumbeswarar Temple. "Kumbakonam" translated in English as the "Jug's Corner", is believed to be an allusion to the mythical pot of the Hindu god Brahma that contained the seed of all living beings on earth. The kumbha is believed to have been displaced by a pralaya effected by Hindu god Shiva's arrow and came to rest at the spot where the town of Kumbakonam now stands; the nectar is believed to have fallen in two places - the Potramarai tank. This event is now commemorated in the Mahamaham festival held every 12 years. Kumbakonam was formerly known by the Tamil name of Kudamukku. Kumbakonam is identified with the Sangam age settlement of Kudavayil; the temple is in existence from Chola times of the 9th century, has been maintained by Nayaks during the 15-17th century.

Kumbeswarar temple complex covers an area of 30,181 sq ft and houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 128 feet The temple is approached by a corridor 330 ft long and 15 ft wide. There are five silver-plated chariots in the temple used to carry the temple deities during festive occasions; the temple is the largest Shiva temple of Kumbakonam and has a 9-storeyed rajagopuram 125 ft tall It is spread over 4 acres in the centre of the town. The temple has 3 concentric compounds, elongated along an east-west axis. Adi Kumbeswarar is the presiding deity of the temple and the shrine is located in the centre. Kumbeswarar is in the form a lingam believed to have been made by Shiva himself when he mixed nectar of immortality and sand. Manthrapeeteswari Mangalambika is his consort and her shrine is present parallel to the left of Kumbeswarar shrine; the temple has a colonnaded hall and a good collection of silver vahanas Beyond the flagstaff, a hallway whose columns feature painted brackets representing yali leads to the gopuram.

The Navarathiri Mandapam has 12 rasis carved in a single block. The idol of Subramanya having six hands instead of 12, stone nadaswarams and Kiratamurti are main attractions of the temple; the central shrine of the temple houses the image of Adi Kumbheswarar in the form of lingam The shrine of Mangala Nayaki is located parallel to the left of Kumbeswarar and Somaskanda is located to the right. The images of Nalvars, images of the sixty three Nayanmars, Saptakannikas, Visvanatha, Valam Chuzhi Vinayaka, Karthikeya, Gajalakshmi, Saraswathi, Jasta Devi, Chandikesa, Arukala Vinayakar, Bali peetham, Sabha Vinayaka, Kasi Visvanatha, Nataraja are located in the first precinct around the sanctum; the temple has images of Navaneetha Vinayaka, Bhairava, Chaota Sri Govinda Dikshits-Nagammal, Surya, Adikara Nandhi, Vallabha Ganapathi, Navagraha, Lakshmi Narayana Perumal, Mutra Veli Vinayaka, Bala Dandayutapani, Vanni Vinayakar, Kumbha Munisiddhar, Kumarappar and Sattananthar. Chamber of repose, decoration hall, Sacrificial hall, grand kitchen, marriage hall, elephant shed, cattle shed and four-pillared hall are other notable parts in the temple.

The flag mast is located in the second precinct, directly on the axis of the presiding deity. The Mahamaham tank, Potramarai Tirtha, Varuna Tirtha, Kasyapa Tirtha, Chakkara Tirtha, Matanga Tirtha and Bhagavad Tirtha are the seven outlying water bodies associated with the temple. Mangala Kupam Asva, Naga tirtha, Kura tirtha are the three wells, while Chandra tirtha, Surya tirtha, Gautama tirtha and Varaha tirtha are the four tanks located inside the temple; the Potramarai tank separates the Kumbeswarar temple from Sarangapani temple. The Mahamaham festival takes place once every twelve years during the Tamil M