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The Sex Monster

The Sex Monster is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Mike Binder. Martin "Marty" Barnes, a neurotic businessman who works as a building contractor in Los Angeles, tries to improve his sex life with his wife Laura by encouraging her to have a threesome involving another woman. Though Marty is fortunate enough to find that Laura likes the idea, he does not count on her decision that she not only has no need of her husband for enjoyment with ladies but ends up preferring them to men. Nor does he anticipate her becoming a sexual tigress who seduces every female she encounters, including Marty's own secretary. Mike Binder as Marty Barnes Mariel Hemingway as Laura Barnes Renée Humphrey as Didi Christopher Lawford as Dave Pembroke Joanna Heimbold as Evie Pembroke Kevin Pollak as Dr. Jerry Berman Stephen Baldwin as Murphy Anita Barone as Carol The Sex Monster on IMDb The Sex Monster at AllMovie The Sex Monster at Rotten Tomatoes

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River is a U. S. National Wild and Scenic River that protects 260 miles of the Rio Grande in New Texas; the designation was first applied in 1968 to a 55.7-mile stretch of the river in New Mexico. The New Mexico portion of the Wild and Scenic River runs from the New Mexico–Colorado border 68 miles south; the lower 4 miles of the Red River, a tributary of the Rio Grande in Taos County, New Mexico, was added to the Wild and Scenic River System. The two rivers intersect in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. 69 miles of the Wild and Scenic River in Texas is within Big Bend National Park. Three rugged canyons are preserved under this designation: Boquillas Canyon is the most accessible, as it can be reached via a popular RV campground; the Wild and Scenic River designation does not include Santa Elena Canyon, the most popular recreational area in Big Bend. List of National Wild and Scenic Rivers Media related to Rio Grande at Wikimedia Commons Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River - National Park Service Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River - Bureau of Land Management

James Warnock (murderer)

James Warnock and known as'Jimmy Warnock', grew up in north London in the Caledonian Road area of Islington. After primary school he attended Sir William Collins Secondary School in Somers Town, which changed its name to South Camden Community School and is now renamed Regent High School. In July 2016, aged 57, he was given a life sentence, with a minimum of 25 years for the rape and murder of 17 year old Yiannoulla Yianni in 1982 at her home alone, when her parents and sisters were working in their shop in the area known as Swiss Cottage, London, he was arrested in 2015 after a police investigation into his use and sale of indecent images of children online. During 1982 it was routine for the police to retain samples of material such as those including semen although the technology was not sufficiently advanced to identify individuals; as a result of his arrest, the police checked his DNA against the sample, obtained at Yiannoulla's home in 1982 - as, although samples had only been kept in the case of murder, the sample taken in 1982 matched his DNA exactly.

At the time of Yiannoulla's death, Warnock was living on the 17th floor of the Taplow building in Adelaide Road in Camden, North London, with his wife Lynne. Shortly afterwards he moved to Lawn Road in Belsize Park with his pregnant wife; the couple separated in 1993 and divorced in 2002. At the time of his arrest he had moved to Harrington House on the Regents Park Estate in Camden; the case was one of the Metropolitan Police's unsolved murders before DNA samples from the scene matched to the former tiler in December 2016. It was not until 1999; the court heard the Metropolitan Police got a "lucky break" in December 2016 when Warnock was arrested over indecent images of children and had to give a DNA sample. The sample was found to be an exact match to semen found at the murder scene. Reporting restrictions were lifted when Warnock admitted six indecent images offences relating to photos of young children and a baby in 2013 and 2015. Warnock had earlier described himself to the court as having been slim with dark hair, styled like the actor John Travolta, at the time of the murder on 13 August 1982.

In a victim impact statement, Yiannoulla's family said: "For over half a lifetime we have had to live with the daily torture of what happened to our daughter and sister Lucy. All who knew her and adored her. We now pray that we can move forward with the rest of our lives having some peace in knowing that her killer has been brought to justice and that a dangerous man is no longer a threat to anyone else." Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC told the trial that Yiannoulla had been with her parents Elli and George Yianni at their shoe repair shop a short distance from their home on the day of the attack, but went home early to prepare supper. A man in his early 20s was spotted chatting with her on the doorstep, before a neighbour heard a scream about 20 minutes the jury heard, her parents returned home to find jewellery scattered on the stairs and called out to her, before finding her naked body on her parents bed. During the trial he claimed he had been in a sexual relationship with the schoolgirl after meeting her at the family's shop, but the court heard she was a virgin before the attack.

Warnock was accused of murdering the 17-year-old girl in 1982 and told a court he used to meet her for sex and that he had been in a sexual relationship with Yiannoulla Yianni. The court was told medical evidence suggested the Greek Cypriot had been a virgin when she was raped and strangled at her home in Hampstead, north London

Louis Rothman

Louis Rothman was the founder of Rothmans International, one of the United Kingdom's largest tobacco businesses. Apprenticed at the age of fourteen to an uncle's tobacco factory near Kiev in Ukraine, Louis Rothman emigrated to the United Kingdom with little money in 1887, he started to earn his living in London as a hand made cigarette maker and used the money that he had saved to set up his own business selling cigarettes, which he rolled himself. In 1893, he married Jane Weiner and at about the same time opened a small kiosk at 55a Fleet Street from where he sold the cigarettes he had rolled the previous night.'Among his customers were the Lords Rothermere and Northcliffe and Sir James Wilcox. The business of this little shop grew until, in a comparatively short time there were six Rothman shops in the city.' He subsequently opened a number of other shops in the City and in about 1902 rented a half shop in the West End of London. This was marked by the launch of the Pall Mall brand of cigarettes.

After the First World War had ended, he had to use the name Rothmans of Pall Mall to distinguish his business from a shop in Regent Street, started by his brother and subsequently sold to someone else. In 1912 or 1913, Louis merged his business with that of Markus Weinberg to form the Yenidje Tobacco Company Limited; as a result of a disagreement between the two owners, the arrangement was dissolved in 1916. In 1919, Louis went into partnership with Sydney. In 1922, they started to sell cigarettes by mail order through the Rothman's Direct-to-Smoker service. Overseas demand expanded and taking advantage of incentives from the UK Government to promote the importing of tobacco from British Commonwealth countries, they expanded the business into an international concern. A lifelong smoker, Louis Rothman died in 1926 of lung cancer

Can't Take Any More

"Can't Take Any More" is the twenty-ninth single by Australian hard rock band the Angels, released in 1987. It was released as the fourth single from their eighth studio album Howling. "Can't Take Any More" peaked at number 63 on the ARIA Charts. 7-inch single Can't Take Any More - 3:21 Stonewall - 4:1112-inch single Can't Take Any More - 3:21 Stonewall - 4:11 All Night For You - 3:20 Doc Neeson – lead vocals Rick Brewster – lead guitar Bob Spencer – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Jim Hilbunbass guitar, backing vocals Brent Ecclesdrums Eddie Raynerkeyboards Mary Azzopardi – backing vocals on "Hide Your Face" and "Can't Take Anymore" Bridget O'Donoghue – backing vocals on "Hide Your Face" and "Can't Take Anymore"Production Steve Brown – producer Andrew Scott – engineer Al Wright – engineer Heidi Cannova – assistant engineer Bill Price – mixing Deitmar – mixing assistant The Angels - Can't Take Any More at Discogs The Angels - Can't Take Any More at Discogs The Angels - Can't Take Any More at 45cat

Egg rolling

Egg rolling, or an Easter egg roll is a traditional game played with eggs at Easter. Different nations have different versions of the game played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs. Starting in 1835, Jacob Grimm and other writers proposed that the pre-Christian Saxons had a spring goddess, whose feast was held on the Vernal Equinox, around 21 March. Grimm suggested that her symbolic animal was "probably" the spring hare, that the egg symbolized the rebirth of the land in spring; some claim that Pope Gregory the Great had ordered his missionaries to use old religious sites and festivals in order to absorb them into Christian rituals wherever possible. According to Grimm and his followers, the Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ was ideally suited to be merged with the Pagan feast of Ēostre and many of those pagan traditions were adopted into the Christian festivities. In England and other countries, children traditionally rolled eggs down hillsides at Ēostre festivities. After mergers of celebrations, this may have become symbolic of the rolling away of the rock from Jesus Christ's tomb before his resurrection.

This tradition, along with others, such as what had become the Easter Bunny, were taken to the New World by European settlers. In the United Kingdom the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy hills goes back hundreds of years and is known as "pace-egging", from the Old English Pasch meaning Pesach or Passover. In Lancashire there are annual egg rolling competitions at Holcombe Hill near Ramsbottom and Avenham Park in Preston. Egg rolling has been a tradition at Avenham Park for hundreds of years, but in recent years chocolate eggs have been used. Other traditional egg rolling sites are the castle moat at Penrith, Bunkers Hill in Derby, Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. and on Penshaw Hill in Tyne and Wear at Penshaw Monument. The eggs traditionally were wrapped in onion skins and boiled to give them a mottled gold appearance and the children competed to see who could roll their egg the farthest. There is an old Lancashire legend that says the broken eggshells should be crushed afterward or, they would be stolen and used as boats by witches.

The eggs were eaten on Easter Sunday or given out to pace-eggers – fantastically dressed characters who processed through the streets singing traditional pace-egging songs and collecting money as a tribute before performing traditional mumming plays. At the Wordsworth museum in Grasmere there is a collection of decorated eggs made for the poet's children. In Scotland, pace-eggin is traditional from Shetland to the Borders although the day varied with location, pace-egg day variously the prior Saturday, Easter Sunday, or Easter Monday. Paiss-braes, were used or other grassy slopes or areas such as seaside links. There is some variation in the spelling and pronunciation of the term pace, including pash and peace. In the United States, the Easter Egg Roll is an annual event, is held on the White House South Lawn each Easter Monday for children and their parents, it is hosted by the First Lady of the United States. The Egg Roll is a race. Surrounding events include appearances by White House personalities in Easter Bunny costumes and book-reading by cabinet secretaries, exhibits of artistically-decorated eggs.

According to tradition, Dolley Madison, the wife of President James Madison, began the event in 1814 and hundreds of children brought their decorated eggs to join in games. Rolling Easter eggs was a popular annual custom in Washington DC and Alexandria, Virginia from as early as the 1850s, with children rolling eggs on Easter Monday at the Capitol, the White House and other parks and open spaces. Easter eggs were rolled at the capitol as early as 1855 and at the White House as early as 1860. By the 1870s, the Capitol had become the most popular place to roll eggs, although they were rolled at the White House and other places. In 1876, shortly after a rambunctious Easter egg roll destroyed much of the lawn at the Capitol, Congress passed a law making it illegal to use the capitol grounds as a children's playground. Heavy rain prevented much egg rolling in 1877, so the ban was not tested until 1878. At the request of a number of children, including his own President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife Lucy Hayes brought the event to the White House lawns in 1878.

From that year on, the egg roll would be an annual White House event, with the exception of 1917, 1918-1920, 1942, 1943-1945, 1946-1947 and 1948-1952. In 1953 Mamie Eisenhower proposed that event be opened to black children, who were allowed to participate starting in 1954; the event was featured in the 2007 film National Treasure: Book of Secrets. In Germany, a prize is awarded to the contestant whose egg rolls fastest down a track made of sticks. In Denmark, decorated eggs are rolled down slopes in grassland or forest - the contestant whose egg rolls farthest is the winner - and the eggs are eaten after the game; the tradition is common around the town of Køge. In Lithuania one collects those eggs that are touched by the one rolled. In Egypt, children bowl red and yellow eggs toward another row of eggs and whoever's egg cracks one egg, may claim them all. In eastern Europe, there are other traditions such as egg decorating. Egg dance Egg hunt Egg tapping Egg tossing