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The Gallopin' Gaucho

The Gallopin' Gaucho is the second short film featuring Mickey Mouse to be produced, following Plane Crazy and preceding Steamboat Willie. The Disney studios completed the silent version in August 1928, but did not release it in order to work on Steamboat Willie, it was released, after Steamboat Willie. Both Mickey and Minnie Mouse had made their initial debuts with the test screening of Plane Crazy on May 15, 1928; however that film had failed to catch the attention of distributors when first produced as a silent film. The Gallopin' Gaucho was a second attempt at success by co-directors Walt Ub Iwerks; the latter served as the sole animator for it. This is the last time; as the title implies, the short was intended as a parody of Douglas Fairbanks's The Gaucho, a film first released on November 21, 1927. Following the original film, the events of the short take place in the Pampas of Argentina with Mickey cast as the gaucho of the title. Mickey is introduced riding on a rhea instead of a horse.

He soon reaches restaurant Cantina Argentina. He enters the establishment with the apparent intent to relax with some smoking. Present are resident barmaid and dancer Minnie Mouse and a fellow customer; the latter is soon introduced as a wanted outlaw. Pete had been established as an antagonist in both the Alice Comedies and the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series; however this short marks his first encounter with either Minnie. The latter pair appear unfamiliar to each other; the short depicts their initial encounter. Minnie performs both customers start flirting with her. Pete attempts to put an early ending to their emerging rivalry by proceeding in kidnapping her, he escapes on his horse. Pete and Mickey proceed in challenging each other to a sword duel; the latter emerges the victor and gets hold of Minnie. The finale has Mickey and Minnie riding the rhea stage left until they are obscured by trees in the foreground. In interviews, Iwerks would comment that Mickey as featured in The Gallopin' Gaucho was intended to be a swashbuckler, an adventurer modeled after Fairbanks himself.

Audiences would comment on all three early versions of Mickey Mouse characters as seeming to come out of rough, lower class backgrounds that little resemble the versions of Mickey Mouse. The feature characters of The Gallopin' Gaucho were obscure. Mickey was at first thought to be much too similar to Oswald the Rabbit, which may have helped to explain the audience's apparent lack of interest in him; the adult audience had become bored with what came to be called "rubber hose" animation. Disney would soon start to contemplate ways to distinguish the Mickey Mouse series from his previous work and that of his rivals. Minnie's role as performer and damsel in distress is solidified in this, it is the first time she wears her distinctive oversized high-heeled pumps, although they fall off when she is kidnapped and she spends the rest of the cartoon shoeless. Mickey is seen wearing shoes for the first time, as the years went by animators would change Mickey Mouse. In the first three Mickey Mouse shorts, he is a character meant to appeal to adult sensibilities.

Soon after Walt and his animators revised their star, after which Mickey Mouse became the "wholesome" character designed to appeal to children and to please parents. The Film Daily said: "This features Mickey Mouse, the demon hero who has his ups and downs trying to rescue his sweetie, kidnapped by the villain Cat. In this one he takes a regular Doug Fairbanks part as a hard riding gaucho of the South American pampas, it is good burlesquing all the way, the cartoon work of Walt Disney is clever in the extreme. It has some neat comedy effects through the addition of sound, which make the film far more enjoyable and laughable than it could be in silent form."Variety said: "Good six minutes for the big programs because the animated drawings do some giggle getting stuff. This is Walt Disney penmanship, programmed as introducing a new cartoon character,'Mickey Mouse', with Powers having synchronized via Cinephone. Sound effects won some laughs here on their own, but after it's all over the impression remains that any alert pit drummer can duplicate...

Value in this one comes from the antics Disney makes his figures perform during a duel. Familiar enough as a plot, but some new wrinkles in body gymnastics and the fantastic means to gain numerous ends. Audience liked it and although enhanced by the effects the reel is strong enough to stand in the A houses plus just an organ or orchestra. If the musicians are smart enough to keep pace with it so much the better. An unusual cartoon in being good with or without sound." Mickey Mouse The Gallopin' Gaucho on IMDb The Gallopin' Gaucho at Disney A to Z The Gallopin' Gaucho at The Big Cartoon DataBase The Gallopin' Gaucho at The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts

Goliath's End

Goliath's End is the second EP by In Legend, a band from vocalist and pianist Bastian Emig known as the drummer from the German a cappella metal band Van Canto. This can be downloaded for free from the band's website. In LegendBastian Emig – choir conductor, engineering, mixing, producer, sound design, synthesizer Daniel Galmarinipiano Daniel Schmidle – keytar, composer, mixing, sound design, design Paul Perlejewski – bass guitar Daniel Wicke – bass guitar Marcos Feminella – drums Dennis Otto – drums, choirGuest musiciansHelga Bieser – choir Melanie Bohlend – choir Martina Böhmer – choir Benni Cellini – cello Laura Vargas Contador – choir Alexandra Frerichs – choir Vanessa Gerlich – choir Eva Glaser – choir Glonner Chorbuben – children’s choir Teresa Heiser – choir Sharon Horen – choir Fiona Horn – choir Angela Igl – choir Eva Kühn – choir Henriette Mittagviola Michael Müller – choir Martin Panse – choir Vanessa Schambil – choir Wendy Schulz – choir Sabrina Schwabtz – choir Sarah Schwarz – choir Melanie Uhl – choir Niels Löffler – choir Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann – engineer, choirCrewMartin Danes – choir conductor Juan Pablo Donoso – engineer Andrea Friedrich – photography Glönn – artwork Jamie Kam – artwork Bastian Ködel – engineer Jürgen Lusky – engineer, mixing, sound design Jan Sauerssig – engineer Jonas Schria – engineer


OE-Cake, OE-CAKE! or OE Cake is a 2D fluid physics sandbox, used to demonstrate the Octave Engine fluid physics simulator created by Prometech Software Inc.. It was one of the first engines with the ability to realistically process water and other materials in real-time. In the program, which acts as a physics-based paint program, users can insert objects and see them interact under the laws of physics, it has advanced fluid simulation, support for gases, rigid objects, elastic reactions, weight, textured particles, copy-and-paste, transparency and background images, easy file sharing. OE-Cake was a casual/freeware version of the no-longer available PhysiCafe program marketed towards professional use, a Japanese language application utilizing the same engine; the name OE-Cake comes from the name of the engine and the word "cake" loosely means "draw" in Japanese. The developers of OE-Cake left Prometech Software Inc. and went on to form their own company, Phyzios Inc. They developed Phyzios Studio, which lasted for a short time before being discontinued.

OE-Cake uses the. OEC file format for saving scenes made using the program. In OE-Cake version 1.1b, the file format was changed. Version 1.0b files can be opened with version 1.1.2b. Version 1.1.2b files cannot be properly opened in version 1.0b. OE-Cake files are stored in plaintext format, which makes them easy to share, small in size, allows copying and pasting of particles and modified behaviour of the engine. OE-Cake supports changing of the Parameters that define the physics and other behaviours in the game. To change these parameters, open an OE-Cake save with a text editor, scroll to the bottom, change the values of a variable to change the behaviour of the game

Gordon Lynn Walls

Gordon Lynn Walls was an American professor of physiological optics and optometry at the University of California, Berkeley Walls started his education at Boston English High School. He earned his B. S. as a mechanical engineer in 1926 at Tufts College. In addition he was an undergraduate in biology and was awarded both the Goddard Prize and the Olmsted Scholarship in Biology. Walls decided not to pursue his career in engineering. Instead he entered Harvard on a graduate scholarship, his first studies dealt with photomechanical changes in the retina, laying the fundaments of his career in vision. He continued his study of the retina as a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and as an associate in zoology at the State University of Iowa from 1934 to 1937, his interest in vision was confirmed during a four-year research associateship in ophthalmology at Wayne University College of Medicine and culminated with the publication in 1942 of his book The Vertebrate Eye and its Adaptive Radiation.

This 785-page classic contains about 200 illustrations. In 1946 he joined the Faculty of the School of Optometry at the University of California, he came to Berkeley as an associate professor of physiological optics and optometry and lecturer in physiology. He taught courses in morphology and physiology of the eye, physiological optics, evolution of the visual system, color vision, he was appointed professor in 1952. Walls died in 1962 by a heart attack. 1942 Walls published The Vertebrate Eye and its Adaptive Radiation a classic on eye physiology and evolution. In this book Walls described a diversity of rod cells and cone cells in the animal world, he detected the communalities of photoreceptor cells in the vertebrate eye and was first in describing the cone cell as a specialized cell evolved from an early rod cell. He described the nocturnal bottleneck hypothesis which states that placental mammals were or exclusively nocturnal through most of their evolutionary story, starting with their origin 225 million years ago, only ending with the demise of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.1958 Walls wrote a chapter in The eye in evolution, the first volume of Stewart Duke-Elder's work System of Ophthalmology, a monumental multivolume contribution to medical literature.

In all, he published more than sixty journal papers and monographs, one book, chapters to three other books. A typical vertebrate eye Everything in the vertebrate eye means something The Vertebrate Eye and its Adaptive Radiation by Gordon Walls

Brooklyn Hotel, The Rocks

The Brooklyn Hotel is a heritage-listed bar and former hotel located at 229 George Street, in the suburb of The Rocks, in the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1912; the property is owned by an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 10 May 2002; the Brooklyn Hotel site was once part of the original Parade Ground of the Colony. The land was claimed by Robert Howe on the basis of a land grant promised to his father George Howe by Governor Macquarie. George Howe was a convict who became government printer. In 1802 printed the first book in Australia, "New South Wales General Standing Orders, comprising Government and General Orders issued between 1791 and 1802". In 1803 he began the publication of the first newspaper, the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser on the site. In 1845, the "Printing Office" was owned by Flowers, Alding & Co. and the tenant was Stratham & Foster.

By 1848 the original grant fronting George Street comprised'Mr. Dawson's House', a passage and the first of a series of terraced shops and houses; the subdivision and the houses built upon it remained unchanged until 1884. The passage and the house and shop to the north represent the site of the present hotel. In the period 1882-84 these terraces were demolished and a new four storey Italianate building was erected; the first bay of this new building was a hotel, named sequentially: 1884-1888 - The Sydney and Melbourne Hotel. In 1911 an application was lodged by T. Bennett with the City Council to demolish the Brooklyn Hotel, in 1912 the current Brooklyn Hotel was erected at the same time as the Johnson's Building, it was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon. From 1980 negotiations proceeded with the private sector on proposals for mixed development and recycling on the land bounded by George, Grosvenor and Essex Streets, known as Sites D5, D6 and D11; the agreement for the Grosvenor Place project was signed in June, 1983 involving the renovation of Royal Naval House and four adjacent buildings, including the Brooklyn Hotel.

Work on Grosvenor Place commenced in 1984 and was completed in 1988. In 1987, work commenced on the$12.5m reconstruction and renovation of Royal Naval House and Federation Hall in Grosvenor Street to enable the buildings to house the Sydney Futures Exchange. The reconstruction and renovation of the three remaining historic buildings on the site, including the Brooklyn Hotel, was carried out in 1989 for use as bars and a restaurant, it operated as the Brooklyn Hotel for many years following the redevelopment, but closed in its hotel form following St George's Bank's foreclosure on owner and Woollahra publican John Chaina's hotels in November 2010. It reopened as a bar and restaurant, the "Morrison Bar and Oyster Room", in 2012; this Edwardian building in Federation Free Style has a four-storey brick and sandstone facade featuring a central sandstone projecting bay on the first and second floors, with an open balcony above with small ionic columns. There are narrow multi-pane windows on each side of the bay and small pediments above those on the second floor.

At the top there is dentilated eaves. The awning, part of the original design, is claimed to be one of the first of its type in Australia, being suspended over the footpath on iron rods. Due to the extensive reconstruction of the building in 1989, only the façade remains of the original fabric; the Brooklyn Hotel and site are of State heritage significance for their historical and scientific cultural values. The site and building are of State heritage significance for their contribution to The Rocks area, of State Heritage significance in its own right; the inclusion on the registers of the National Trust and National Estate demonstrate the esteem the building is held in by the wider community. The Brooklyn Hotel is of social significance to its regular clientele the office workers and tourists to the area, as a place to meet and relax, its location and continuity of service make it a recognisable feature in the area. Part of a homogeneous and well detailed Edwardian streetscape without equal in Sydney.

The work of NSW government architect Walter Liberty Vernon, assisted by William Moyes, who trained under Charles Rennie Macintosh in Glasgow. As such, this building has a direct link with one of the pioneers of Modern design; as a group, the buildings have considerable significance. All facades contribute to the overall richness of the group, with Royal Naval House the focal point and the Johnson's Building leading nicely around the corner to a "coda" of two small but textured facades which seem to be a logical end to the whole; the trees, which are deciduous, give an added quality to the richness of the facades and have considerable significance. The facades as a group have important landmark qualities with their location on the north-west corner of a major intersection, providing an entry point to The Rocks. Brooklyn Hotel is significant for its facade and shopfront, which are typical of the period, with bay windows and a deep recessed verandah, the whole surmounted by a gable end with interesting stone trims.

The top verandah is interesting in a picturesque manner flanked by two Ionic columns. The whole facade has high quality stone detailing; the awning forms an important part of this composition and the shopfront below, contemporary with the building, is unique. The interiors of the ground and first floor b

John Ellis (pastoralist)

John Ellis known as "Captain Ellis", was a pastoralist and businessman prominent in the early days of South Australia. He was a son of an Oxford clergyman of the Church of England, he arrived in South Australia from England on the Buckinghamshire on 22 March 1839, listed as "Captain Ellis", though on what basis it is not known, in company of his brother George Ellis. In July 1839 he and his longtime friend Captain William Allen purchased two thirds of "Milner Estate" near Port Gawler from George Milner Stephen, the misrepresentation of which transaction was to haunt Stephen in years. In 1855 he purchased Allen's share; this area includes the land known as Buckland Park, which he sold to Dr. J. H. Browne and Col. P. J. Browne in 1856, he took up the nearby Hummocks run in 1842,and Barabba, north-east of Mallala, South Australia, in August 1844. He bought land in New Zealand. Starting in 1851, he purchased over 50,000 freehold acres in the Hundreds of Benara and Blanche, between Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell and 34 square miles of leasehold land, where he ran some 73,000 sheep, He purchased the remainder of Benara and an adjacent station, Coola comprising 22,000 acres of freehold and 36,000 acres of leasehold, from the South Australian Company in 1875.

The general manager of most of his properties, responsible for his good fortune, was Hugh Cameron. Born in the Braes of Rannoch, Scotland, he is reported as arriving in South Australia early in 1838, but arrived on the Thomas Harrison 25 February 1839, or the Lady Bute 18 June 1839; the Hundred of Cameron was named for him. Another significant employee was J. C. Kennedy, from the same part of Scotland, who managed the Benara and Coola properties for him for his son T. C. Ellis. In June 1851 he accepted the petition of a number of electors for the seat of Flinders in the reconstituted Legislative Council, in August 1851 became one of the first sixteen elected parliamentarians in South Australia. Having made a considerable fortune in South Australia, he retired with his wife Elizabeth and family back to England, his son Thomas took over his estates, his children in turn continued to run Benara and Coola into the 20th Century. He died on 22 March 1873 in Kempton Park, England, at the age of 69. Ellis was married twice: his first wife, was Elizabeth Jane White Cathery, born in 1819 in Longfleet, Dorset when her father Desborough Cathery was aged 25, her mother Jane Easton, was aged 18.

She died on 17 August 1862 in Westminster, Middlesex, at the age of 43. Over her 18 years together with John Ellis they had 11 children. Fanny Chute Ellis was born on 3 March 1841 in South Australia, she married David Edwards on 9 September 1873 in Middlesex. They had one child during their marriage, she died as a young mother in April 1874 in Caernarvonshire, Wales at the age of 33. Lucy Chute Ellis was born on 22 September 1842 in South Australia, she had one daughter with Herbert John Coningham. She died on 2 July 1922 at the age of 79. Annie Chute Ellis was born on 14 May 1844 in South Australia, she married Frederick Robert Broughton on 29 August 1876 in Hertfordshire. They had two children during their marriage, she died on 12 October 1918 in Hertfordshire at the age of 74, was buried in Wyddial, Hertfordshire. John Chute Ellis was born on 2 February 1847 in South Australia, He served with the 13th Huzzars in England and Canada, lived for a time at Benara, purchased Merrivale station on the South Island of New Zealand in Dunedin, Otago shifted to Tasmania.

He married Jessie Margaret White on 20 March 1879. He died on 8 August 1926 in Hobart, Tasmania, at the age of 79. Thomas Chute Ellis was born on 28 December 1848 at Bayley's Garden, South Australia, educated at St. Peter's College Charterhouse and Henley Royal Grammar School, he returned to Australia in 1869 and lived at Benara, taking charge of all his father's investments in Australia and New Zealand. In 1883 gave the tower and clock of the Mount Gambier Town Hall at a cost of £1,000, he married three times: to Mary Victoria Barrow on 7 April 1875, to Florence Rose Ayton on 29 March 1893, Katherine Isabel??. He had a daughter, he died on 21 December 1920 in Benara, South Australia at the age of 71. Elizabeth Chute Ellis was born on 30 September 1850 in South Australia, she married Norton Aylmer Roupell in 1875. She died on 13 December 1939 in Aldershot, Hampshire, at the age of 89. Jane Chute ELLIS was born on 29 February 1852 in South Australia She married Richard Lyon Geaves on 9 August 1881.

They had nine children in 14 years. She died on 8 January 1929 in Hartley, Hampshire, at the age of 76. Jessie Chute Ellis was born in 1854 in Adelaide, South Australia She married William Watson Tolson on 3 August 1881 in England, they had six children during their marriage. She died on 3 January 1945 in Sutton, Warwickshire, at the age of 91. Chaloner Chute Ellis was born in 1855 in South Australia, he married Selina Anne Mary Eardley-Wilmot on 18 November 1886. They had two children during their marriage, he died on 18 January 1916 in Colchester, Essex, at the age of 61. William Chute Ellis was born in 1856 in South Australia, he married Constance Ethel Bull in 1909 in Sussex. He died on 1 October 1940 at the age of 84. Bessie Chute Ellis was born in 1859 in Adelaide, South Australia, She married Lucius Joseph Collum and they had one daughter