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Hewligan's Haircut

Hewligan’s Haircut is a comic series created by Peter Milligan and Jamie Hewlett that appeared in 2000 AD in 1990. The title character’s name is a blend of Hewlett and Milligan, a play on "hooligan"; the series is a surreal comedy. Hewligan, an inmate of an insane asylum, gives himself a haircut with a pair of plastic scissors only for an inexplicable hole to appear in his huge pompadour, causing an apocalyptic bending of reality; the plot takes the form of a madcap interdimensional quest for Hewligan and his reality-warping companion Scarlet O’Gasmeter to set things straight. Writing about Hewligan’s Haircut for Time, Douglas Wolk remarks that as with “Milligan’s other comics, the idea of madness is a license to pour anything and everything onto the page”. Wolk cites MAD comics as a major antecedent of Hewlett’s artwork, which incorporates a self-conscious mishmash of techniques and reference points, including fanzines, Dada and pop art. Classic 2000 AD #11, 1996 Hewligan's Haircut: A Story in Eight Partings Hewligan's Haircut The 2000 AD ABC #46: Hewligan's Haircut at YouTube


Vidhaata is a 1982 Indian movie directed by Subhash Ghai and produced by Gulshan Rai's company Trimurti Films. It stars Dilip Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Padmini Kolhapure in lead roles, with Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Amrish Puri, Madan Puri, Suresh Oberoi and Sarika in supporting roles; the film was remade in Kannada as Pithamaha, starring Ravichandran, Udayakumar, Vijayalakshmi Singh, in Malayalam as Alakadalinakkare, starring Prem Nazir, Madhu and Mammootty and was remade in Tamil as Vamsa Vilakku, with Sivaji Ganesan and Prabhu. Vidhaata was the highest-grossing film of 1982, being declared an "All Time Blockbuster" at the box office. Shamsher Singh, his son Pratap Singh, daughter-in-law lead a happy life in an Indian village. Shamsher works as an engine driver with his friend Gurbaksh Singh. Pratap is appointed as the new inspector-in-charge of the village, but is killed brutally by Jagawar Chaudhary, a notorious local smuggler, after Pratap refuses to help Jagawar in his illegal activities.

Seeing his son dead, Shamsher Singh is enraged and he kills some of Jagawar's goons whom he had seen throwing his son's dead body in the forest. When he is about to inquire from one of Jagawar's men about the person behind his son's murder, he is stopped by the police and is asked to surrender, his daughter-in-law dies. Shamsher leaves his village to hide from the police. In the hope of making quick money, to secure his grandson's future, Shamsher starts working for Sir Mizya, a powerful underworld don, takes on a new identity as Sir Shobraj. Over the course of time, he becomes a wealthy and powerful smuggler and the chairman of the Mizya Group. Meanwhile, Kunal grows up under the strict supervision of Shamsher's loyal employee Abu Baba, he falls in love with Durga, a beautiful slum girl and the daughter of one of Shamsher's old employee Ganpat. However, things take an ugly turn when Shamsher Singh disagrees to let Kunal marry Durga because of her being from a poor background. Although Durga is unwilling to leave at first, she agrees to sacrifice her love and leaves with her mother in a ship to Goa where Shamsher's men try to rape her.

Abu Baba comes to their rescue and saves them but is killed by Shamsher's men with the help of Jagawar, who has become a powerful smuggler of Goa. Kunal promises to take revenge, his investigations into Abu Baba's death lead to the true identity of his grandfather and about his father's killers. Dilip Kumar as Shamsher Singh / Shobraj Shammi Kapoor as Gurbaksh Singh Sanjeev Kumar as Abu Baba Sanjay Dutt as Kunal Singh Padmini Kolhapure as Durga Amrish Puri as Jagawar Chaudhary Madan Puri as K. K Singh Tom Alter as Sir David Sarika as Neelima Suresh Oberoi as Inspector Pratap Singh Shreeram Lagoo as Sir Mizya Jagdeep as Peter John D'costa Sudha Shivpuri as Durga's Mother 1983 Filmfare Awards - WonBest Supporting Actor - Shammi Kapoor1983 Filmfare Awards - NominatedBest Supporting Actor - Sanjeev Kumar All lyrics are written by Anand Bakshi. Vidhaata on IMDb


Iatromathematicians were a school of physicians in 17th-century Italy who tried to apply the laws of mathematics and mechanics in order to understand the functioning of the human body. They were keen students of anatomy; these iatromathematicians made an effort to prove that applying a purely mechanical conception to the study of the human body is futile. The mechanical conceptions that they had referred to was Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the human body, the writings of Aristotle about the motion of animals related to geometric analysis. Iatromathematicians considered the bodies functioning to be measured by quantifiable numbers and measures; the field of iatromathematics is allied to science. It applies the study of astrology to medicine. Iatromathematicians viewed the human body through astrological reasoning as well as mechanics, they associate zodiac signs with the functioning of the human body. The twelve astrological signs contribute to each part of the body from head to toe. Moreover and existing cosmos in space are correlated with certain parts of the body.

Through examining a natal chart, iatromathematicians attempt to predict biological setbacks in an individual. Iatromathematicians examine the energetic temperament of the human body. Moreover, they explore the causes of various health problems and attempt to find ways to treat certain detrimental diseases. In iatromathematics, there is a particular assumption that there is an impact of various energetic fields caused on the star bodies; the star body of an individual is referred to by astrologists as an energetic matrix and is believed to be spawned by heavenly bodies such as the sun, moon and several other astrological signs. Iatromathematicians study these conceptions and try to regulate the path of the star body of individuals so that it will give a positive, rather than a negative result. By doing so, they believe, its doctrine is based on cosmobiology in which several emotional and physiological dilemmas in the body are associated with the positioning of celestial bodies in outer space. Iatromathematics is correlated with biomechanics because the field of biomechanics investigates macrobiotic bodies to a macroscopic degree through the appliance of several engineering principles.

The perspective of iatromathematicians differed from that of iatrophysicists and iatrochemists in terms of the way human bodies function. Iatrophysicists predicted the deviations from the biological norm of the body through the appliance of physics, while iatrochemists measured the detrimental problems of the body by chemical means. Several individuals contributed to this field study of iatromathematics. For example, Ibn Ezra wrote nine different astrological treatises, he covered all the subsections of astrology which include the branches of natal, horary and mundane. Ibn Ezra’s best known work was known as The Beginning of Wisdom. Over time, various individuals studied his works comprehensively. One such person was George Sarton, the founder of the History of Science Society. Archibald Pitcairne was mentioned as the "forgotten father of mathematical medicine" and his contribution praised to creating the bases of iatromathematics. Medical astrology Turner, Bryan S.. Medical Power and Social Knowledge.

London: Sage. ISBN 978-0803975996. Kirschmann, Anne Taylor. A Vital Force: Women in American Homeopathy. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0813533201. Lewis, James R.. The astrology book: the encyclopedia of heavenly influences. Detroit: Visible Ink Press. ISBN 1578591449

Hoe, Norfolk

Hoe is a village and civil parish situated in Norfolk and covers an area of 925 hectares, with an estimated population of 219 at the 2001 census, increasing to 241 at the 2011 Census. For local government purposes it falls within the Elmham and Mattishall Division of Norfolk County Council and the Lincoln Ward of Breckland District Council; the village lies 1.5 miles east of Beetley, 1.5 miles west of Swanton Morley and 2.5 miles by road north from Dereham. It is served by St Andrew's Church in District Team Ministry Benefice; the nave was rebuilt in 1794 and the chancel in 1820. The civil parish of Hoe is joined to the adjacent parish of Worthing, although the ecclesiastical parishes remain separate. According to Vol. 2 of "A General History of Norfolk" printed by John Stacy in 1829. "Hoe belonged to the abbey of Ely, founded by St. Audrey or Etheldra, was held by Ralph son of Ivo, of the abbot, afterwards by the king, as appears from Domesday book; the parish was inclosed in 1811". The Mid-Norfolk Railway has extended its heritage services to Worthing.

The railway has produced plans for the construction of a platform at Hoe, although at present it is focusing on extending the line to County School railway station, rather than establishing the new platform at Hoe. Media related to Hoe, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons

Legend of the Christmas Spider

The Legend of the Christmas Spider is an Eastern European folktale which explains the origin of tinsel on Christmas trees. It is most prevalent in Western Ukraine, where small ornaments in the shape of a spider are traditionally a part of the Christmas decorations. A poor but hardworking widow once lived in a small hut with her children. One summer day, a pine cone took root; the widow's children cared for the tree, excited at the prospect of having a Christmas tree by winter. The tree grew; the children sadly fell asleep. Early the next morning, they saw the tree covered with cobwebs; when they opened the windows, the first rays of sunlight touched the webs and turned them into gold and silver. The widow and her children were overjoyed. From on, they never lived in poverty again. Other versions replaces sunlight with a miracle from Father Christmas, Santa Claus, or the Child Jesus, tells the story from the perspective of the spiders who wished to see the Christmas tree; the origins of the folk tale are unknown, but it is believed to have come from either Germany or Ukraine.

In Germany and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider's web on a Christmas tree is considered good luck. Ukrainians create small Christmas tree ornaments in the shape of a spider made of paper and wire, they decorate Christmas trees with artificial spider webs. The tradition of using tinsel is said to be because of this story. According to Lubow Wolynetz, folk art curator at Ukrainian Museum, New York City, the tradition is Ukrainian and dates back to the late 1800s or early 1900, it may be based on an older European superstition about spiders bringing luck, or conversely that it is bad luck to destroy a spider's web before the spider is safely out of the way. Cultural depictions of spiders "The Fir-Tree", Hans Christian Andersen tale about a Christmas tree Ukrainian folklore