The Oakland Athletics referred to as the A's, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League West division; the team plays its home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of all current MLB teams; the 2018 season was the club's 50th while based in Oakland. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the team was founded in Philadelphia in 1901 as the Philadelphia Athletics, they won three World Series championships from 1910 to 1913 and back-to-back titles in 1929 and 1930. The team's owner and manager for its first 50 years was Connie Mack and Hall of Fame players included Chief Bender, Frank "Home Run" Baker, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove; the team left Philadelphia for Kansas City in 1955 and became the Kansas City Athletics before moving to Oakland in 1968. They won three consecutive World Championships between 1972 and 1974, led by players including Vida Blue, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, ace reliever Rollie Fingers, colorful owner Charlie O. Finley.
After being sold by Finley to Walter A. Haas Jr. the team won three consecutive pennants and the 1989 World Series behind the "Bash Brothers", Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, as well as Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Rickey Henderson and manager Tony La Russa. From 1901 to 2018, the Athletics' overall win–loss record is 8,931–9,387; the history of the Athletics Major League Baseball franchise spans the period from 1901 to the present day, having begun in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City in 1955 and to its current home in Oakland, California, in 1968. The A's made their Bay Area debut on Wednesday, April 17, 1968, with a 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at the Coliseum, in front of an opening-night crowd of 50,164; the Athletics' name originated in the term "Athletic Club" for local gentlemen's clubs—dates to 1860 when an amateur team, the Athletic of Philadelphia, was formed. The team turned professional through 1875, becoming a charter member of the National League in 1876, but were expelled from the N.
L. after one season. A version of the Athletics played in the American Association from 1882 to 1891. After New York Giants manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Benjamin Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the new team, had a "white elephant on his hands", team manager Connie Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, presented McGraw with a stuffed toy elephant at the start of the 1905 World Series. McGraw and Mack had known each other for years, McGraw accepted it graciously. By 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters, in 1918 it turned up on the regular uniform jersey for the first time. In 1963, when the A's were located in Kansas City, then-owner Charlie Finley changed the team mascot from an elephant to a mule, the state animal of Missouri; this is rumored to have been done by Finley in order to appeal to fans from the region who were predominantly Democrats at the time. Since 1988, the Athletics' 21st season in Oakland, an illustration of an elephant has adorned the left sleeve of the A's home and road uniforms.
Beginning in the mid 1980s, the on-field costumed incarnation of the A's elephant mascot went by the name Harry Elephante. In 1997, he took Stomper. Through the seasons, the Athletics' uniforms have paid homage to their amateur forebears to some extent; until 1954, when the uniforms had "Athletics" spelled out in script across the front, the team's name never appeared on either home or road uniforms. Furthermore, neither "Philadelphia" nor the letter "P" appeared on the uniform or cap; the typical Philadelphia uniform had only a script "A" on the left front, the cap had the same "A" on it. In the early days of the American League, the standings listed the club as "Athletic" rather than "Philadelphia", in keeping with the old tradition; the city name came to be used for the team, as with the other major league clubs. After buying the team in 1960, owner Charles O. Finley introduced new road uniforms with "Kansas City" printed on them, as well as an interlocking "KC" on the cap. Upon moving to Oakland, the "A" cap emblem was restored, although in 1970 an "apostrophe-s" was added to the cap and uniform emblem to reflect the fact that Finley was in the process of changing the team's name to the "A's".
While in Kansas City, Finley changed the team's colors from their traditional red and blue to what he termed "Kelly Green, Wedding Gown White and Fort Knox Gold". It was here that he began experimenting with dramatic uniforms to match these bright colors, such as gold sleeveless tops with green undershirts and gold pants; the innovative uniforms only increased after the team's move to Oakland, which came at the time of the introduction of polyester pullover uniforms. During their dynasty years in the 1970s, the A's had dozens of uniform combinations with jerseys and pants in all three team colors, in fact did not wear the traditional gray on the road, instead wearing green or gold, which helped to contribute to their nickname of "The Swingin' A's". After the team's sale to the Haas family, the team changed its primary color to a more subdued forest green and began a move back to more traditional uniforms; the team wears home uniforms with "Athletics" spelled out in script writing and road uniforms wit
Hannah Simone is a British-born Canadian actress, television host, former VJ and fashion model. She plays Cece on the Fox sitcom New Girl. Simone was born in London to an Indian father and an English mother of German and Greek Cypriot descent, she has a brother named Zach. Simone spent her early childhood in Calgary. From ages 7 -- 10, Simone moved through three continents. At the age of 13, Simone was working as a fashion model. At 16 years old, Simone lived in New Delhi. A year at 17, she returned to Canada. Settling at White Rock, British Columbia, she subsequently relocated to Vancouver where she attended the University of British Columbia. After her first degree, she returned to the United Kingdom, Hounslow for a year, where she worked as a human rights and refugees officer. Following her 2005 graduation from Ryerson University, Simone became host of HGTV Canada's television show Space for Living for its first season. Simone worked at MuchMusic as a VJ at MuchMusic Headquarters, as a news presenter for "Much News Weekly" and, the host of the show The NewMusic.
From May 2006 to November 2008, she worked as a VJ for MuchMusic in Canada. She related well to youth interested in alternative artists and interviewed many artists and bands during her time at Much. Simone stopped working at MuchMusic on November 21, 2008, stating that she had plans to move to Los Angeles, California. Simone earned a role hosting WCG Ultimate Gamer alongside Joel Gourdin on Syfy; the series premiered on March 10, 2009 and ended after its second season on October 7, 2010. From 2011 to 2018, Simone starred on Fox's comedy New Girl, where she played Cece, the best friend to title character Jess. Alongside Kate Upton and Génesis Rodríguez, she was featured in Gillette’s "What Women Want" campaign in 2013. In 2014, she starred alongside Danny Trejo in Train's music video "Angel in Blue Jeans". In 2016, she starred in music video "Same Air" from The Rocket Summer. In 2017, she hosted the 8-episode first season of the reality competition television series Kicking & Screaming. On February 12, 2018, Simone was announced as the lead in ABC's reboot of The Greatest American Hero.
Simone married musician Jesse Giddings in 2016, after nearly four years of dating. Simone announced her pregnancy in April 2017, she gave birth to their son in early August 2017. Hannah Simone on Twitter Hannah Simone on IMDb
I'm on a Boat
"I'm on a Boat" is a single from The Lonely Island's debut album Incredibad. It was featured as a Saturday Night Live Digital Short; the song features R&B singer T-Pain. The song, produced by Wyshmaster, is a parody of many rap video clichés the music video for the Jay-Z song "Big Pimpin'." The music video reached number one on YouTube in February 2009 and was number one on the US iTunes music video chart. The song was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 52nd Grammy Awards; the Lonely Island has performed the song live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with Black Thought filling in for T-Pain. The song went platinum; the song features an aggressive delivery of the lyrics which are peppered with strong profanity throughout while making simple proclamations, ranging from the mundane to the absurd. Schaffer at one time claims to be riding a wild dolphin, doing flips, at another time to be climbing buoys. Samberg sings that he's "king of the world, on a boat like Leo" referring to Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie Titanic, mentions Kevin Garnett's 2008 NBA championship finals victory quote "anything is possible".
Directed by Akiva Schaffer, the video opens with Andy Samberg —, sitting at the kitchen table with bandmates Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone — pouring cereal into a bowl. To his delight, a coupon for a free boat ride for three falls out of the box. After pondering who will go with him, Samberg picks Schaffer but skips over Taccone in favor of the unseen R&B singer T-Pain, sitting at the table, off camera, the entire time; the three men are next seen atop the yacht Never Say Never in Biscayne Bay, dressed in tuxedos as Samberg announces that the boat is preparing to launch. The video shows flashes of the left-out Taccone at comparatively mundane places, for example, "at Kinko's straight flippin' copies", taking out the trash, or lifting a parking ticket from his car; the rap portion of the video places Samberg, Schaffer and T-Pain throughout the boat and in varying attire, including a flight suit, traditional sailor costumes, white naval uniforms, "a nautical-themed pashmina afghan" and typical casual and formal resort wear.
Giving the song four stars, Rolling Stone said it is "one of the strongest Saturday Night Live hip-hop hits since Eddie Murphy was funny." Stereogum called the tune "a 2:42 masterclass in stunting." The A. V. Club said the song "holds up well on physical media." As of April 2011, the video has been viewed more than 110 million times on YouTube alone and was featured by Entertainment Weekly, G4's Attack of the Show. In December 2009, "I'm on a Boat" received a nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 52nd Grammy Awards, a category held for a rhymed/sung collaborative performance by artists who do not perform together, losing to Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna's song "Run This Town". On April 8, 2016, Elon Musk tweeted out subsequently deleted, a link to the song when the SpaceX Falcon 9 made its first landing "on a boat"; the featured artist T-Pain made a call back to the song on The Masked Singer when he was The Monster, With his "revealing clue" being "I got the music, the lyrics, the cadence to take them down -- whether it's in my cave, at the bar, or on a boat."
"I'm on a Boat" music video on YouTube "I'm on a Boat" music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
International Standard Serial Number
An International Standard Serial Number is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, interlibrary loans, other practices in connection with serial literature; the ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975. ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard; when a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type, a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in electronic media; the ISSN system refers to these types as electronic ISSN, respectively. Conversely, as defined in ISO 3297:2007, every serial in the ISSN system is assigned a linking ISSN the same as the ISSN assigned to the serial in its first published medium, which links together all ISSNs assigned to the serial in every medium.
The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers. As an integer number, it can be represented by the first seven digits; the last code digit, which may be 0-9 or an X, is a check digit. Formally, the general form of the ISSN code can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC where N is in the set, a digit character, C is in; the ISSN of the journal Hearing Research, for example, is 0378-5955, where the final 5 is the check digit, C=5. To calculate the check digit, the following algorithm may be used: Calculate the sum of the first seven digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right—that is, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, respectively: 0 ⋅ 8 + 3 ⋅ 7 + 7 ⋅ 6 + 8 ⋅ 5 + 5 ⋅ 4 + 9 ⋅ 3 + 5 ⋅ 2 = 0 + 21 + 42 + 40 + 20 + 27 + 10 = 160 The modulus 11 of this sum is calculated. For calculations, an upper case X in the check digit position indicates a check digit of 10. To confirm the check digit, calculate the sum of all eight digits of the ISSN multiplied by its position in the number, counting from the right.
The modulus 11 of the sum must be 0. There is an online ISSN checker. ISSN codes are assigned by a network of ISSN National Centres located at national libraries and coordinated by the ISSN International Centre based in Paris; the International Centre is an intergovernmental organization created in 1974 through an agreement between UNESCO and the French government. The International Centre maintains a database of all ISSNs assigned worldwide, the ISDS Register otherwise known as the ISSN Register. At the end of 2016, the ISSN Register contained records for 1,943,572 items. ISSN and ISBN codes are similar in concept. An ISBN might be assigned for particular issues of a serial, in addition to the ISSN code for the serial as a whole. An ISSN, unlike the ISBN code, is an anonymous identifier associated with a serial title, containing no information as to the publisher or its location. For this reason a new ISSN is assigned to a serial each time it undergoes a major title change. Since the ISSN applies to an entire serial a new identifier, the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier, was built on top of it to allow references to specific volumes, articles, or other identifiable components.
Separate ISSNs are needed for serials in different media. Thus, the print and electronic media versions of a serial need separate ISSNs. A CD-ROM version and a web version of a serial require different ISSNs since two different media are involved. However, the same ISSN can be used for different file formats of the same online serial; this "media-oriented identification" of serials made sense in the 1970s. In the 1990s and onward, with personal computers, better screens, the Web, it makes sense to consider only content, independent of media; this "content-oriented identification" of serials was a repressed demand during a decade, but no ISSN update or initiative occurred. A natural extension for ISSN, the unique-identification of the articles in the serials, was the main demand application. An alternative serials' contents model arrived with the indecs Content Model and its application, the digital object identifier, as ISSN-independent initiative, consolidated in the 2000s. Only in 2007, ISSN-L was defined in the
1989 Oakland Athletics season
The 1989 Oakland Athletics season saw the A's finish in first place in the American League West division, with a record of 99 wins and 63 losses, seven games in front of the Kansas City Royals. It was their second consecutive AL West title, as well as the second straight year in which they finished with the best record in all of baseball; the team defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in five games in the ALCS swept their cross-Bay rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in an earthquake-marred World Series. November 28, 1988: Mike Moore signs as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics. November 30, 1988: Billy Beane was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics. Ken Griffey Jr. made his major league baseball debut on April 3, 1989, in a game against the Oakland Athletics. On August 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson for the 5,000th strikeout in his career. April 6, 1989: Troy Afenir was traded by the Houston Astros to the Oakland Athletics for Matt Sinatro. April 6, 1989: Mike Norris was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
May 27, 1989: Jamie Quirk was signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics. June 5, 1989: Mike Mohler was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 42nd round of the 1989 amateur draft. Player signed August 18, 1989. June 21, 1989: Rickey Henderson was traded by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Greg Cadaret, Eric Plunk, Luis Polonia. July 24, 1989: Jamie Quirk was released by the Oakland Athletics. July 31, 1989: Glenn Hubbard was released by the Oakland Athletics. August 30, 1989: Ken Phelps was traded by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Scott Holcomb. Note: Pos = position. = Batting average.
Jenny Sarah Slate is an American actress and author. She has played Mona-Lisa Saperstein on Parks and Recreation and was the co-creator of the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On short films and children's book series, she was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2009–10 season and appeared in shows such as House of Lies, Bob's Burgers, Hello Ladies, Kroll Show, Bored to Death and Big Mouth as well as the films Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets and Obvious Child. Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, to Ron Slate, a businessman and poet who worked as vice president of global communications for the EMC Corporation and as CEO of a biotech startup, Nancy, a ceramicist, she is the middle child of three, with an older sister named Abigail and younger sister named Stacey. She was raised in a Jewish family. One of her grandmothers was born in Cuba, to a family from Russia and Turkey, was raised in France. After graduating from Milton Academy as the valedictorian, Slate attended Columbia University as a literature major, where she helped form the improv group Fruit Paunch, starred in the Varsity Show and met Gabe Liedman, who would become her comedy partner.
Slate graduated from Columbia in 2004. Alongside Gabe Liedman, Slate was half of the comedy duo Jenny, their live stand-up shows with Max Silvestri titled Big Terrific were named best new variety show of 2008 by Time Out New York. In 2015, Slate and Silvestri announced that the show would be ending due to their busy schedules, though they continue to perform together when possible. Slate first met Liedman in 2000 while attending Columbia University, they describe their relationship as a "nonsexual romance" and Slate says, "I like to think of us as kind of like Elaine Benes and George Costanza, but we like each other." Throughout 2008 and 2009, Slate performed her one-woman show titled Jenny Slate: Dead Millionaire at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Slate was a regular commentator on many VH1 "talking head" commentary programs. In early 2009, she had made several appearances on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recurring sketch "7th Floor West", where she played an NBC page named Jenny, promoted to Fallon's assistant.
She had a recurring role in Bored to Death. Slate has made guest appearances on television programs, such as Bob's Burgers, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Important Things with Demetri Martin and Raising Hope. Slate joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for one season from 2009 to 2010. In her first episode, she accidentally said "fucking" during her debut sketch "Biker Chick Chat", heard on the live broadcast, but removed from reruns. During her brief time on the series, she impersonated celebrities such as Hoda Kotb, Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Olsen, Olympia Snowe and became known for Tina-Tina Cheneuse, an infomercial pitchwoman who advertises personalized doorbells, car horns, alarm clocks. Slate's contract was not renewed for another season. In August 2010, she co-wrote and voiced Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, which garnered viral success; this led to Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, Two. Slate wrote a "Marcel"-themed children's book, released on November 1, 2011, her first major film role was as Zoe in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
Her first appearance in Parks and Recreation was in the 2013 episode "Bailout", in which she portrayed Mona-Lisa Saperstein. Following her success on the NBC show, Slate released and starred in a 12 episode mini-series on YouTube called Catherine, celebrating late 1980' and early 1990s soap opera aesthetics. On July 23, 2013, she appeared in Drunk History retelling the history of. In 2014, Slate starred in the comedy-drama film Obvious Child, which follows the life of a young stand up comic as she grapples with an unplanned pregnancy and eventual abortion. Slate went on to win the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Breakout Performance at the Newport Beach Film Festival, the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Best Comedic Actress at the Women Film Circle Awards for her performance in the film. Slate co-starred with Nat Faxon in the first season of the FX series Married, she still appeared in a few episodes. Sarah Burns took her place in the series. Slate appeared as Liz B. in the recurring "PubLIZity" sketches in Kroll Show, as well as many other recurring and one-off characters, performing in some capacity in every episode until the series ended in 2015.
In 2016, Slate voiced Dawn Bellwether in the Disney animated comedy-adventure film Zootopia and Gidget in the animated feature The Secret Life of Pets. Slate and her father co-wrote a book titled About the House about their time living in Slate's childhood home in Milton, published in December 2016. In 2017, Slate starred in the film Gifted as Bonnie Stevenson, the teacher of a 7-year-old mathematical genius. Slate voices the character Missy Foreman-Greenwald on the animated Netflix series Big Mouth. In September 2012, Slate married filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp, with whom she collaborated on the Marcel the Shell with Shoes On books and short films; the pair announced their separation in May 2016. She had lived in Cobble Hill, before moving with Fleischer-Camp to Los Angeles in the early 2010s. Jenny Slate on IMDb Gabe and Jenny on Vimeo
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a 2016 American mockumentary film directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and written, produced by and starring Andy Samberg and Taccone. Produced by Judd Apatow, it co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots, Joan Cusack, Maya Rudolph; the film was released on June 3, 2016 by Universal Pictures and grossed $9 million, failing to meet its budget of $20 million, despite positive reviews from critics. Told in the form of a musical documentary, Conner Friel is a musical prodigy at an early age, he forms a rap/pop group dubbed "The Style Boyz", with his childhood friends Lawrence Dunn and Owen Bouchard, they instantly gain fame in the music industry, inspiring many of today's musicians. However, after failing to receive credit for writing Conner's guest verse on the Poppy-winning single "Turn Up the Beef", Lawrence leaves. After the Style Boyz disband, Conner becomes a solo act, taking on the name "Conner4Real", with Owen as his DJ. Lawrence begins farming in Colorado after a failed attempt at going solo.
Conner's debut album Thriller, Also rockets to the top of his fame increases. In 2015, Conner releases his sophomore album Connquest, which receives terrible reviews due to him using hundreds of different producers rather than Owen's original beats. With sales low, Conner's manager Harry suggests having Aquaspin, a manufacturer that makes home appliances, sponsor the tour; the company's appliances begin playing Conner's songs when in use, causing a nationwide power outage that generates a wave of backlash among Conner's fans. Conner begins his album tour. Harry suggests they hire hip-hop artist Hunter the Hungry as an opening act, the ticket sales begin to rise. Conner starts to add new gimmicks to his act, including a robotic mask for Owen, publicizing his relationship with actress Ashley Wednesday, a stage trick where he changes costumes in seconds behind a curtain; the trick only works as a result of Conner having to hide his penis behind his legs, but the trick is botched in Nashville, when Conner becomes naked mid-concert, thus becoming the subject of mockery.
Conner's publicist, Paula Klein, suggests he pull another publicity stunt to deflect attention from his humiliation. Conner decides to propose to Ashley on live TV, with a display including a number of trained wolves and a performance by Seal. Seal's vocals agitate the wolves and they break loose, mauling Seal and the attendees; the backlash against Conner grows, Ashley breaks up with him and starts dating Seal, who sues Conner for his injuries. Owen, worried about the declining quality of his friend's music, sets up a meeting between himself and Lawrence; the reunion ends poorly when Conner refuses to acknowledge that Lawrence wrote the track that launched his career. Despite Conner's poor reputation, The Tonight Show agrees to book him on an episode. Jimmy Fallon invites Conner to perform the Style Boyz' hit song "Donkey Roll" along with Owen, received well by the crowd despite Conner's reluctance; as the tour progresses, Hunter begins to overshadow Conner, selling more records than him and dragging out his act before Conner's show.
At a concert, Hunter announces that he will perform as long as possible, causing Conner to rush to the stage. A brawl ensues when Hunter admits that he orchestrated Conner's wardrobe malfunction. Conner demands that Harry let Hunter fires Harry after finding out that he has signed Hunter. Connquest is knocked off the charts and Aquaspin decides to pull their sponsorship; the remainder of the tour is cancelled, Owen decides to leave the team when Conner questions his loyalty. After his beloved pet turtle Maximus dies, Conner sinks into a depression and moves back into his mother's house, he begins drinking and starts selling crude horse drawings online. Paula takes him to a club featuring Owen. Owen's music and production are strong. Conner and Owen reconcile and decide to make amends with Lawrence. Conner apologizes, acknowledging Lawrence's contribution to his music. Conner and Owen discover that Lawrence owns a giant marijuana farm and a music studio in his farmhouse; as the three get high and collaborate in Lawrence's studio, Conner receives news from Paula that a six-minute slot has opened for Conner to perform at the Poppy Music Awards as a result of Taylor Swift being arrested for murder, with encouragement from his friends, he decides to reunite The Style Boyz.
At the Poppys, Hunter humiliates himself after arguing with Mariah Carey on stage and Harry quits as Hunter's manager after being insulted by him. Conner reconciles with Harry and finds out that the six-minute slot has been shortened to three minutes, forcing him to perform either a Conner4Real song or a Style Boyz song. Conner decides to perform The Style Boyz's new song "Incredible Thoughts" featuring Michael Bolton; the film ends with Conner reflecting on the lessons he has learned and the value of holding onto relationships after reaching stardom, introduces a new baby turtle named Maximus II. Cameos as themselves Principal photography on the film began on May 14, 2015, announced by Universal Pictures under the working title Conner4real; the film was released in the United States on June 3, 2016, in the UK on August 26, 2016 by Universal Pictures. It did not get an international release; the movie was advertised on YouTube the month of its release date. On May 10, 2016, Samberg made an appearance on NBC's The Voice in character as Conner4real to perform "I'm So Humble", alongside judge Adam Levine, give answers to contestants in a humorous Q