Ty Cobb

Tyrus Raymond Cobb, nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in Georgia. Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936 Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes. In 1999, editors at the Sporting News ranked Ty Cobb third on their list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players". Cobb is credited with setting 90 MLB records during his career, his combined total of 4,065 runs scored and runs batted in is still the highest produced by any major league player. He still holds several records as of the end of the 2019 season, including the highest career batting average and most career batting titles with 11, he retained many other records for a half century or more, including most career hits until 1985, most career runs until 2001, most career games played and at bats until 1974, the modern record for most career stolen bases until 1977.

He still holds the career record for stealing home and for stealing second base, third base, home in succession, as the youngest player to compile 4,000 hits and score 2,000 runs. Cobb ranks fifth all-time in number of games played and committed 271 errors, the most by any American League outfielder. Cobb's legacy, which includes a large college scholarship fund for Georgia residents financed by his early investments in Coca-Cola and General Motors, has been somewhat tarnished by allegations of racism and violence stemming from a couple of largely-discredited biographies that were released following his death. Cobb's reputation as a violent man was fanned by his first biographer, sportswriter Al Stump, whose stories about Cobb have been discredited as sensationalized, have proven to be fictional. While he was known for violent conflicts, including with African Americans, Cobb's attitudes on race underwent a change following his retirement, he spoke favorably about black players joining the Major Leagues.

Cobb was born in 1886 in Narrows, Georgia, a small rural community of farmers, unincorporated. He was the first of three children born to Amanda Chitwood Cobb. Cobb's father was a state senator; when he was still an infant, his parents moved to nearby Royston. By most accounts, he became fascinated with baseball as a child, decided he wanted to play professional ball one day, he played his first years in organized baseball for the Royston Rompers, the semi-pro Royston Reds, the Augusta Tourists of the South Atlantic League who released him after only two days. He tried out for the Anniston Steelers of the semipro Tennessee–Alabama League, with his father's stern admonition ringing in his ears: "Don't come home a failure!" After joining the Steelers for a monthly salary of $50, Cobb promoted himself by sending several postcards written about his talents under different aliases to Grantland Rice, the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal. Rice wrote a small note in the Journal that a "young fellow named Cobb seems to be showing an unusual lot of talent".

After about three months, Cobb returned to the Tourists and finished the season hitting.237 in 35 games. In August 1905, the management of the Tourists sold Cobb to the American League's Detroit Tigers for US$750. On August 8, 1905, Cobb's mother fatally shot his father with a pistol that his father had purchased for her. Court records indicate that Mr. Cobb had suspected his wife of infidelity and was sneaking past his own bedroom window to catch her in the act, she saw the silhouette of what she presumed to be an intruder and, acting in self-defense and killed her husband. Mrs. Cobb was charged with murder and released on a $7,000 recognizance bond, she was acquitted on March 31, 1906. Cobb attributed his ferocious play to his late father, saying, "I did it for my father, he never got to see me play... but I knew he was watching me, I never let him down."In 1911, Cobb moved to Detroit's architecturally significant and now protected Woodbridge neighborhood, from which he would walk with his dogs to the ballpark prior to games.

The Victorian duplex in which Cobb lived still stands. Three weeks after his mother killed his father, Cobb debuted in center field for the Detroit Tigers. On August 30, 1905, in his first major league at bat, he doubled off of Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders. Chesbro had won a record 41 games the previous season. Cobb was 18 years old at the time, the youngest player in the league by a year. Although he hit only.240 in 41 games, he signed a $1,500 contract to play for the Tigers in 1905. Although rookie hazing was customary, Cobb could not endure it in good humor and soon became alienated from his teammates, he attributed his hostile temperament to this experience: "These old-timers turned me into a snarling wildcat." Tigers manager Hughie Jennings acknowledged that Cobb was targeted for abuse by veteran players, some of whom sought to force him off the team. "I let this go for a while because I wanted to satisfy myself that Cobb has as much guts as I thought in the be

Mike Parr

Mike Parr is an Australian performance artist and printmaker. Parr's works have been exhibited in Australia and internationally, including in Brazil, France, Hungary, Korea and the United States. Parr spent his childhood in rural Queensland, he was born with a misshapen arm, this physical characteristic has featured within his art work. Parr commenced an arts/law degree at the University of Queensland in 1965 but discontinued his studies the following year, he is the brother of Julie Rrap. Parr moved to Sydney and, in 1968 enrolled at the National Art School to study painting. In 1970, with Peter Kennedy, he established "Inhibodress", an artists' cooperative and alternative space for conceptual art, performance art and video. Parr's performances explore physical limits and subjectivity, they depict self-mutilation or extreme physical feats. The performances are documented photographically and on video. Parr's print making is a striking contrast and visually to his video/installation work, consisting of beautiful etchings featuring a barrage of raw and spiky lines.

Parr has been fascinated with the possibilities and responses of memory distortions. His "landscape" prints are such depictions – memories of views passed by. Of his reasons, he states "I started drawing in 1981 because around that time I stopped doing the body art performances that I'd done throughout the 1970s." Though he returned to physical performance. Parr's early works were designed to get a reaction from the audience, though he focused on exploring questions of identity and states of being, he used his body as a performative tool using his prosthetic arm and testing the physical limits of his body through endurance challenges. For one of Parr's earlier works, he sat in front of his audience and began talking to them in a conversational manner very brandishes an axe and begins hacking into his prosthetic arm which he had filled with minced meat and fake blood. Most of the people in the audience were not aware of his disability, therefore shock factor was the main aim. In the late 60's, Parr's performances were started with "psychotic" episodes in which he cut and attacked his body, which he cites as "psychotic operation".

In 1971 he began to write his book "Programmes & Investigations" in which he recorded grotesque performance ideas, including letting a dog drink the performer's blood and sewing a fish onto one's skin. By 1973, he had listed over 150 different ideas, performing the actions as he wrote them down, it became the basis for his activity for more than a decade. In 1981 Parr stopped performing and began painting and printmaking returning to performance art in the 90's. In 2002, Parr's most challenging performance, "For Water from the Mouth" was held at the gallery Artspace – a work of ten whole days where Parr was isolated in a room with no human contact, nothing but water to keep him alive, his every action was surveyed by surveillance cameras and broadcast live on the internet for 24 hours a day."A stitch in time" was another of his performances, a live web cam showing Parr having his lips and face extensively stitched with thread into a caricature of shame. In 2003, one of Parr's extended performances was as live web broadcast received more than 250,000 hits in the first 24 hours alone.

For 30 hours Parr sat in a gallery with his non-prosthetic arm nailed to the wall in opposition to the Australia government's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. This was called "Malevich". In June, 2018, he had himself interred in a room constructed below a street in Hobart, for 72 hours, sustained only by water and soup; this was to highlight the fate of the Tasmanian aboriginals, among other issues. Metaphorically, the issues are buried but are still there, ready to re-surface at inconvenient times; this speaks to issues of colonialism and personal histories. Selected Solo Exhibitions 1970 Light Pieces & Painted Constructions, Reid Gallery, Brisbane 1972-3 Trans-Art 1: Idea Demonstrations, Inhibodress Gallery, Sydney. Curator: Barbara Campbell Drawings, Art Projects, Melbourne 1984 Towards the Other Side, three drawing series, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Gallery, Melbourne. Curator: John Smithies 1985 Portage, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. New York 1989 Mike Parr, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, June.

Good Luck Girl!

Good Luck Girl!, known in Japan as Binbō-gami ga!, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine between the July 2008 and August 2013 issues. An anime adaptation by Sunrise aired in Japan between July 4 and September 26, 2012. Ichiko Sakura is a 16-year-old high schooler; this is due to her body possessing an extraordinary amount of Fortune energy, which draws from its surroundings, causing the world to fall out of balance. To rectify this, a God of Misfortune named Momiji is sent to the human world to target Ichiko and steal her Fortune energy in order to rebalance the world. Ichiko Sakura Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka, Kana Hanazawa, her Fortune levels are so high that she unconsciously absorbs luck from others, causing them to be less fortunate. She is adored by the boys in high school whilst being loathed by the girls, her sweet looks hide a fierce personality. Due to a past trauma, she has a fear of getting close to others as she doesn't want to be betrayed leaving her lonely.

Using a magical item given to her by Bobby known as the Somin Shōrai, Ichiko can manifest her Fortune energy into stuffed animal-like versions of the Chinese zodiac. When extracted from her body, Ichiko's Fortune energy can be given to others who are in danger in order to help them. Momiji Voiced by: Yūko Sanpei, Yumi Uchiyama, she is sent from another world to restore the energy balance on Earth by stealing the Fortune energy from Ichiko, although her Misfortune energy loses out to Ichiko's Fortune energy. Her right arm is so concentrated with misfortune that she wraps it up in a cast, using it as a support for various gadgets such as syringes, she is capable of transforming into a spirit form in order to pass through barriers. She is clashing with Ichiko as she tries to steal her Fortune energy, becoming irritated when her flat chest is made fun of. Nonetheless, she finds herself taking pity on Ichiko encouraging her to try to use her Fortune energy to help others. Whenever she takes a bath in the human world, she loses her Misfortune energy and changes to a brighter personality, but will return to normal if made dirty again.

She has a habit of nose-picking, a tribute to the anime series FLCL, whose eccentric character, Haruko Haruhara, she in some ways resembles. At school, she goes by name Momiji Binbouda. Bobby Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara, he is able to make Soumin Shourais. Keita Tsuwabuki Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama, he works many part-time jobs in order to provide for his four siblings, the cause of him sleeping through class. Seen as the most serious of the cast, he will however take a keen interest in opportunities to make some money to provide for his family, it is revealed that he was popular with girls but due to the feelings and possessiveness Nadeshiko had toward him, Keita has never heard anything from other girls, as she uses various ways to prevent other girls from approaching Keita. After spending time with his family while she was in the form of a child, Ichiko gains a romantic interest in him throughout the series, he develops feelings for her after they become friends. By the end of the manga Ichiko and Keita are dating.

Ranmaru Rindo Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu. Despite being tough on the outside, she yearns to be in more in touch with her girlish side and has a crush on Keita. After Ichiko saves her life with happiness energy, Ranmaru becomes her first true friend, the second person she has cared for since Suwano, she develops feelings for Momo'o Inugami, but after his departure at the end of the series, she agrees to date any boy who can defeat her in a fight. Nadeshiko Adenokouji Voiced by: Sayaka Kanda, she is skilled in her ninjitsu art form in that she was able to lay traps and hiding places around Ichiko's house much to her and Momiji's chagrin. She is in love with Keita, having been saved by him once when they were kids and has been stalking him since, why she self-taught herself ninja skills and she is the reason why other girls cannot get close to Keita. In the anime, she shows up at the end of each episode to point out her cameo appearances. Shinobu Daimon Nadeshiko's perverted butler, or perverted lolicon.

He will never allow his master's breasts to grow more than the way. Kikunoshin Suwano Voiced by: H