Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, reality television host and actor. In 1997 he was featured in an article in Rolling Stone while attending Florida State University; the magazine named Kreischer "the top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country." The article served as inspiration for the 2002 film National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Kreischer has served as host of the television series Hurt Bert on FX as well as Bert the Conqueror and Trip Flip on Travel Channel. Kreischer grew up in Florida, his mother worked in his father worked as a real-estate attorney. He attended a private Jesuit high school went on to attend Florida State University. Kreischer was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. In 1997, during Kreischer's sixth year at FSU, the university was ranked number one by The Princeton Review in their annual list of the top "party schools" in the United States; that same year Kreischer became the focus of a six-page article in Rolling Stone who named him "the top partier at the Number One Party School in the country."
Titled "Bert Kreischer: The Undergraduate," the article recounted Kreischer's party hijinx, which included bouts of heavy drinking and public nudity. From the Rolling Stone article director Oliver Stone optioned the rights to Kreischer's life; when the development deal with Oliver Stone fell through all the scripts that were submitted went back to their writers. One of these writers sold the script to National Lampoon; this became the basis for the 2002 film National Lampoon's Van Wilder starring Ryan Reynolds. When asked about his involvement in the film Kreischer told the New York Post in 2014: "I've never seen it. I had nothing to do with it." On Joe Rogan's podcast Kreischer talked about how National Lampoon executives confirmed to him that he was the basis for the film. He confirmed that he would never sue National Lampoon for having made the movie without his involvement. Kreischer lives in their two daughters Georgia and Isla. Kreischer, Bert. Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child.
St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9781250030313. - Total pages: 256 Kreischer's first experience with stand-up comedy was at Potbelly's, a bar and nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida. Kreischer moved to New York City after a tape of one of his sets was sent to a talent agent who invited him to the city to watch some stand-up shows. Kreischer worked the door at the now-defunct Boston Comedy Club. Kreischer is known for performing stand-up comedy while shirtless, he is known for his storytelling. The story revolves around how he inadvertently helped the Russian mafia rob a train while on a college trip to Russia. In 2004 Kreischer was featured along with four other comedians on the DVD release National Lampoon Live: New Faces - Volume 2; that same year one of his stories appeared on an episode of the animated Comedy Central series Shorties Watchin' Shorties. As a stand-up comedian Kreischer has performed internationally and has appeared on late night talk shows Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan.
He appeared as a guest on Rachael Ray from 2011 to 2015. In 2009 his first comedy special Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb appeared on Comedy Central, his second special "Bert Kreischer: The Machine" was released in 2016 on Showtime. In 2015 he appeared on Comedy Central's comedy storytelling series This Is Not Happening, his story for the show was about his experience wrestling a bear for the television series Hurt Bert. Kreischer hosts Bertcast, a weekly comedy podcast on the All Things Comedy network. Launched in 2012, Bert records his podcast from his Man Cave, built for him for an episode of Man Caves, a home renovation reality television program. Kreischer has been a guest on podcasts such as WTF with Marc Maron, Doug Benson's Doug Loves Movies, H3 Podcast, Your Mom's House and The Joe Rogan Experience. Within five months of moving to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, Will Smith's Production Company offered Kreischer a deal for a sitcom; when he was featured on Bert the Conqueror, Kreischer traveled to amusement parks and other entertainment venues across the United States in order to experience thrilling rides and activities.
Kreischer, who suffers from a fear of heights, can be seen riding roller coasters and other amusement park rides as well as engaging in activities such as jumping off the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas and being fired from a human slingshot. While in New York Kreischer attended open mics hosted by TV producer DJ Nash that were attended by the likes of Demetri Martin, Bobby Kelly and Jim Norton. In 2001 Kreischer starred in a television pilot based on Nash's life titled Life With David J. Notes References Rogan, Joe. "Joe Rogan Experience #73 - Bert Kreischer, Brian Redban". Joe Rogan Experience. YouTube. Retrieved April 15, 2018. Bert Kreischer's official website Bert Kreischer on IMDb
In a modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter in theatre, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment. The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters; the theatrical genre of Greek comedy can be described as a dramatic performance which pits two groups or societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye depicted these two opposing sides as a "Society of Youth" and a "Society of the Old." A revised view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. In this struggle, the youth is understood to be constrained by his lack of social authority, is left with little choice but to take recourse in ruses which engender dramatic irony which provokes laughter.
Satire and political satire use comedy to portray persons or social institutions as ridiculous or corrupt, thus alienating their audience from the object of their humor. Parody subverts popular genres and forms, critiquing those forms without condemning them. Other forms of comedy include screwball comedy, which derives its humor from bizarre, surprising situations or characters, black comedy, characterized by a form of humor that includes darker aspects of human behavior or human nature. Scatological humor, sexual humor, race humor create comedy by violating social conventions or taboos in comic ways. A comedy of manners takes as its subject a particular part of society and uses humor to parody or satirize the behavior and mannerisms of its members. Romantic comedy is a popular genre that depicts burgeoning romance in humorous terms and focuses on the foibles of those who are falling in love; the word "comedy" is derived from the Classical Greek κωμῳδία kōmōidía, a compound either of κῶμος kômos or κώμη kṓmē and ᾠδή ōidḗ.
The adjective "comic", which means that which relates to comedy is, in modern usage confined to the sense of "laughter-provoking". Of this, the word came into modern usage through the Latin comoedia and Italian commedia and has, over time, passed through various shades of meaning; the Greeks and Romans confined their use of the word "comedy" to descriptions of stage-plays with happy endings. Aristotle defined comedy as an imitation of men worse than the average. However, the characters portrayed in comedies were not worse than average in every way, only insofar as they are Ridiculous, a species of the Ugly; the Ridiculous may be defined as a deformity not productive of pain or harm to others. In the Middle Ages, the term expanded to include narrative poems with happy endings, it is in this sense that Dante used the term in the title of La Commedia. As time progressed, the word came more and more to be associated with any sort of performance intended to cause laughter. During the Middle Ages, the term "comedy" became synonymous with satire, with humour in general.
Aristotle's Poetics was translated into Arabic in the medieval Islamic world, where it was elaborated upon by Arabic writers and Islamic philosophers, such as Abu Bischr, his pupils Al-Farabi and Averroes. They disassociated comedy from Greek dramatic representation and instead identified it with Arabic poetic themes and forms, such as hija, they viewed comedy as the "art of reprehension", made no reference to light and cheerful events, or to the troubling beginnings and happy endings associated with classical Greek comedy. After the Latin translations of the 12th century, the term "comedy" gained a more general meaning in medieval literature. In the late 20th century, many scholars preferred to use the term laughter to refer to the whole gamut of the comic, in order to avoid the use of ambiguous and problematically defined genres such as the grotesque and satire. Starting from 425 BCE, Aristophanes, a comic playwright and satirical author of the Ancient Greek Theater, wrote 40 comedies, 11 of which survive.
Aristophanes developed his type of comedy from the earlier satyr plays, which were highly obscene. The only surviving examples of the satyr plays are by Euripides, which are much examples and not representative of the genre. In ancient Greece, comedy originated in bawdy and ribald songs or recitations apropos of phallic processions and fertility festivals or gatherings. Around 335 BCE, Aristotle, in his work Poetics, stated that comedy originated in phallic processions and the light treatment of the otherwise base and ugly, he adds that the origins of comedy are obscure because it was not treated from its inception. However, comedy had its own Muse: Thalia. Aristotle taught that comedy was positive for society, since it brings forth happiness, which for Aristotle was the ideal state, the final goal in any activity. For Aristotle, a comedy did not need to involve sexual humor. A comedy is about the fortunate rise of a sympathetic character. Aristotle divides comedy into three categories or subgenres: farce, romantic comedy, satire.
On the contrary, Plato taught. He believed that it produces an emotion that overrides ra
Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj is a 2006 sequel to the 2002 comedy National Lampoon's Van Wilder starring Kal Penn. Despite the film's title, Ryan Reynolds does not reprise the role of Van Wilder and the character is absent from the film. Taj Badalandabad, the personal assistant to local hero Van Wilder, has just graduated Coolidge College and is now on his way to England's Camford University. Taj plans to follow in the footsteps of his father — not only by obtaining a degree, but to become a member of an exclusive campus Fraternal Guild, the Fox and Hounds, where Taj hopes he will become the next generation of Badalandabads to be deservedly nicknamed the "Sultan of Snatch." However, when Taj arrives at Camford, he is told by Pip Everett, the Earl of Grey, the arrogant leader of the Fox and Hounds, that there had been a mistake and he has not been accepted into the Fraternal Guild. Heartbroken, with his faithful bulldog Ballzac in tow, instead takes the only housing opening available on campus and becomes the "Head of House" for a group of student misfits — Sadie, a gorgeous but foul-mouthed Cockney girl, Seamus, an English-hating Irishman, Gethin, a nerd, Simon, a kid who talks.
Stuck with a band of misfits, Taj considers what Van Wilder would do in the same unpleasant situation, in classic "Van" fashion he decides to take on the challenge and turn the house around. At the campus Society Inaugural Ball, Taj announces to the pompous crowd that he and his new friends are starting their own exclusive society — the Cock and Bulls. In addition, the Cock and Bulls declare that they are going to compete in the venerable Hastings Cup, an ongoing series of campus academic events and athletic competitions; as part of his duties, Taj finds out that he will be a history teacher to his new friends and that his teaching supervisor will be Charlotte Higginson, an English beauty who just happens to be dating Pip Everett. Taj is attracted to Charlotte. Taj and Charlotte clash over Taj's unconventional teaching methods until Charlotte points out that his new friends are in danger of flunking out of school because their grades are so low. Taj takes Charlotte's challenge to heart and starts turning them around — their grades as well as their self-esteem.
Meanwhile, much to the fury of Pip Everett, not only are the Cock and Bulls catching up to the Fox and Hounds in the Hastings Cup, but Taj and Charlotte are spending a lot of time together. Pip sets out to get rid of Taj by attempting to humiliate him at the Royal Literary Ball and sabotaging Ballzac at the Camford Dog Show, but both cases backfire and Pip ends up the one embarrassed. Much to Pip's dismay and Charlotte are falling in love and the Cock and Bulls are moving into a close second behind the Fox and Hounds. Pip decides to set up the Cock and Bulls by planting stolen test exams in their house; the plan works temporarily, they are about to get expelled until Taj steps up and takes the blame for the theft — on the condition that his team are allowed to stay in school. The school Provost agrees to the terms, Taj has to leave Camford. Angst-ridden, Charlotte tells Taj; the Cock and Bulls are now left to compete in the final event of the Hastings Cup without their courageous leader. But when Charlotte finds evidence that proves Taj's innocence and Taj rush to the Hastings Cup, just in time for Taj to compete against Pip in the final event — fencing.
An angry and vengeful Pip makes sure that the fencing match degenerates into an all-out sword fight, but in the end, Taj defeats Pip and the Cock and Bulls win the Hastings Cup. Pip gets expelled for planting the exams while Taj and Charlotte begin a new life together. In November 2006, Kal Penn and musicians Art Alexakis of Everclear and Jonny Dubowsky of Jonny Lives! Toured college campuses and television stations across the country promoting the film. A month-long 21-date Van Wilder Rock Tour headlined by Everclear and Jonny Lives!, started in January 2007 and ran through the end of February. The tour promoted its soundtrack; the film was not a hit with either audiences. It has a "rotten" 7% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and it earned just $2.3 million in its opening US weekend. Despite the sequel's poor critical reception and modest box-office success, a third Van Wilder film, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year, was shot in 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, it was released straight to DVD on June 2009 with mixed reviews.
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The Bulldog known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-sized breed of dog. It is a hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose; the American Kennel Club, The Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club oversee breeding records. Bulldogs are popular pets. Bulldogs have a longstanding association with English culture, as the BBC wrote: "to many the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination." During World War II, Bulldogs were likened to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his defiance of Nazi Germany. When the English settled in the Americas, their Bulldogs came with them. A few dedicated bulldog fanciers formed the Bulldog Club of America in 1890 and it was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York on November 29, 1904. Bulldogs have characteristically wide heads and shoulders along with a pronounced mandibular prognathism. There are thick folds of skin on the brow; the coat is short and sleek with colours of red, white and piebald. In the United Kingdom, the breed standards are 50 lb for a female.
In the United States, a typical mature male weighs 50 lb. The Bulldog Club of America recommends the average weight of a bulldog to be 40–50 lb. Bulldogs are one of the few breeds whose tail is short and either straight or screwed and thus is not cut or docked as with some other breeds. A straight tail is a more desirable tail according to the breed standard set forth by the BCA if it is facing downward, not upwards. According to the American Kennel Club, a Bulldog's disposition should be "equable and kind and courageous, demeanor should be pacifist and dignified; these attributes should be countenanced by the expression and behavior". Breeders have worked to reduce/remove aggression from these dogs. Most have a friendly, but stubborn nature. Bulldogs are recognized as excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children. Bulldogs are known for getting along well with children, other dogs, other pets. Bulldogs have been rated one of the least intelligent breeds; the term "Bulldog" was first mentioned in literature around 1500, the oldest spelling of the word being Bondogge and Bolddogge.
The first reference to the word with the modern spelling is dated 1631 or 1632 in a letter by a man named Preswick Eaton where he writes: "procuer mee two good Bulldogs, let them be sent by ye first shipp". In 1666, English scientist Christopher Merret applied: "Canis pugnax, a Butchers Bull or Bear Dog", as an entry in his Pinax Rerum Naturalium Britannicarum; the designation "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting. This entailed the setting of dogs onto a tethered bull; the dog that grabbed the bull by the nose and pinned it to the ground would be the victor. It was common for a bull to maim or kill several dogs at such an event, either by goring, tossing, or trampling. Over the centuries, dogs used for bull-baiting developed the stocky bodies and massive heads and jaws that typify the breed as well as a ferocious and savage temperament. Bull-baiting, along with bear-baiting, reached the peak of its popularity in England in the early 1800s until they were both made illegal by the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835.
This amended the existing legislation to protect animals from mistreatment and included snakes, dogs and donkeys, so that bull and bear-baiting as well as cockfighting became prohibited. Therefore, the Old English Bulldog had outlived its usefulness in England as a sporting animal and its active or "working" days were numbered. However, emigrants did have a use for such dogs in the New World. In mid-17th century New York, Bulldogs were used as a part of a citywide roundup effort led by Governor Richard Nicolls; because cornering and leading wild bulls were dangerous, Bulldogs were trained to seize a bull by its nose long enough for a rope to be secured around its neck. Bulldogs as pets were continually promoted by dog dealer Bill George. Despite slow maturation so that growing up is achieved by two and a half years, Bulldogs' lives are short. At five to six years of age they start to show signs of aging, it was thought the original old English Bulldog was something else mixed with the Weimaraner.
However, current genetic analysis of pure bred dogs proves this to be false. In fact, the Weimaraner is not related to the bulldog. Though today's Bulldog looks tough, he cannot perform the job he was created for as he cannot withstand the rigors of running and being thrown by a bull, cannot grip with such a short muzzle. Although not as physically capable as their ancestors, decreased levels of aggression associated with modern bulldogs have resulted in far calmer temperament while remaining physically capable guards and companions; the oldest single breed specialty club is The Bulldog Club, formed in 1878. Members of this club met at the Blue Post pub on Oxford Street in London. There they wrote the first standard of perfection for the breed. In 1894 the two top Bulldogs, King Orry and Dockleaf, competed in a contest to see which dog c
Semen known as seminal fluid, is an organic fluid that may contain spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals and can fertilize female ova. In humans, seminal fluid contains several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic and other enzymes as well as fructose are elements of seminal fluid which promote the survival of spermatozoa, provide a medium through which they can move or "swim". Semen is produced and originates from the seminal vesicle, located in the pelvis; the process that results in the discharge of semen is called ejaculation. Semen is a form of genetic material. In animals, semen has been collected for cryoconservation. Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources is a practice that calls for the collection of genetic material in efforts for conservation of a particular breed. Depending on the species, spermatozoa can fertilize ova internally. In external fertilization, the spermatozoa fertilize the ova directly, outside of the female's sexual organs.
Female fish, for example, spawn ova into their aquatic environment, where they are fertilized by the semen of the male fish. During internal fertilization, fertilization occurs inside the female's sexual organs. Internal fertilization takes place after insemination of a female by a male through copulation. In most vertebrates, including amphibians, reptiles and monotreme mammals, copulation is achieved through the physical mating of the cloaca of the male and female. In marsupial and placental mammals, copulation occurs through the vagina. During the process of ejaculation, sperm passes through the ejaculatory ducts and mixes with fluids from the seminal vesicles, the prostate, the bulbourethral glands to form the semen; the seminal vesicles produce a yellowish viscous fluid rich in fructose and other substances that makes up about 70% of human semen. The prostatic secretion, influenced by dihydrotestosterone, is a whitish, thin fluid containing proteolytic enzymes, citric acid, acid phosphatase and lipids.
The bulbourethral glands secrete a clear secretion into the lumen of the urethra to lubricate it. Sertoli cells, which nurture and support developing spermatocytes, secrete a fluid into seminiferous tubules that helps transport sperm to the genital ducts; the ductuli efferentes possess cuboidal cells with microvilli and lysosomal granules that modify the ductal fluid by reabsorbing some fluid. Once the semen enters the ductus epididymis the principal cells, which contain pinocytotic vessels indicating fluid reabsorption, secrete glycerophosphocholine which most inhibits premature capacitation; the accessory genital ducts, the seminal vesicle, prostate glands, the bulbourethral glands, produce most of the seminal fluid. Seminal plasma of humans contains a complex range of inorganic constituents; the seminal plasma provides a nutritive and protective medium for the spermatozoa during their journey through the female reproductive tract. The normal environment of the vagina is a hostile one for sperm cells, as it is acidic and patrolled by immune cells.
The components in the seminal plasma attempt to compensate for this hostile environment. Basic amines such as putrescine, spermine and cadaverine are responsible for the smell and flavor of semen; these alkaline bases counteract and buffer the acidic environment of the vaginal canal, protect DNA inside the sperm from acidic denaturation. The components and contributions of semen are as follows: A 1992 World Health Organization report described normal human semen as having a volume of 2 ml or greater, pH of 7.2 to 8.0, sperm concentration of 20×106 spermatozoa/ml or more, sperm count of 40×106 spermatozoa per ejaculate or more, motility of 50% or more with forward progression of 25% or more with rapid progression within 60 minutes of ejaculation. A 2005 review of the literature found that the average reported physical and chemical properties of human semen were as follows: Semen is translucent with white, grey or yellowish tint. Blood in the semen can cause a pink or reddish colour, known as hematospermia, may indicate a medical problem which should be evaluated by a doctor if the symptom persists.
After ejaculation, the latter part of the ejaculated semen coagulates forming globules, while the earlier part of the ejaculate does not. After a period ranging from 15 – 30 minutes, prostate-specific antigen present in the semen causes the decoagulation of the seminal coagulum, it is postulated that the initial clotting helps keep the semen in the vagina, while liquefaction frees the sperm to make their journey to the ova. A 2005 review found that the average reported viscosity of human semen in the literature was 3–7 cP. Semen quality is a measure of the ability of semen to accomplish fertilization. Thus, it is a measure of fertility in a man, it is the sperm in the semen, the fertile component, therefore semen quality involves both sperm quantity and sperm quality. The volume of semen ejaculate varies but is about 1 teaspoonful or less. A review of 30 studies concluded that the average was around 3.4 milliliters, with some studies finding amounts as high as 5.0 ml or as low as 2.3 ml. In a study with Swedish and Danish men, a prolonged interval between ejaculations caused an increase of the sperm count in the semen but not an increase of its amount.
Some dietary supplements have been marketed with claims to increase seminal volume. Like other supplements, including so-called herbal viagra, these are not approved or regulated by the Food and Drug Administration
A figure drawing is a drawing of the human form in any of its various shapes and postures using any of the drawing media. The term can refer to the act of producing such a drawing; the degree of representation may range from detailed, anatomically correct renderings to loose and expressive sketches. A "life drawing" is a drawing of the human figure from observation of a live model. A figure drawing may be a composed work of art or a figure study done in preparation for a more finished work such as a painting. Figure drawing is arguably the most difficult subject an artist encounters, entire courses are dedicated to the subject; the human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts, the human figure can be the basis of portraiture, sculpture, medical illustration, other fields. Artists take a variety of approaches to drawing the human figure, they may draw from live models or from photographs, from skeletal models, or from memory and imagination. Most instruction focuses on the use of models in "life drawing" courses.
The use of photographic reference—although common since the development of photography—is criticized or discouraged for its tendency to produce "flat" images that fail to capture the dynamic aspects of the subject. Drawing from imagination is lauded for the expressiveness it encourages, criticized for the inaccuracies introduced by the artist's lack of knowledge or limited memory in visualizing the human figure. In developing the image, some artists focus on the shapes created by the interplay of light and dark values on the surfaces of the body. Others take an anatomical approach, beginning by approximating the internal skeleton of the figure, overlaying the internal organs and musculature, covering those shapes with the skin, clothing. Another approach is to loosely construct the body out of geometric shapes, e.g. a sphere for the cranium, a cylinder for the torso, etc. refine those shapes to more resemble the human form. For those working without visual reference, proportions recommended in figure drawing are: An average person is 7-and-a-half heads tall.
This can be illustrated to students in the classroom using paper plates to visually demonstrate the length of their bodies. An ideal figure, used for an impression of nobility or grace, is drawn at 8 heads tall. A heroic figure used in the depiction of gods and superheroes is eight-and-a-half. Most of the additional length comes from longer legs. Note that these proportions are most useful for a standing model. Poses which introduce foreshortening of various body parts will cause them to differ; the French Salon in the 19th century recommended the use of Conté crayons, which are sticks of wax and pigment, combined with specially formulated paper. Erasure was not permitted. A popular modern technique is the use of a charcoal stick, prepared from special vines, a rougher form of paper; the charcoal adheres loosely to the paper, allowing easy erasure, but the final drawing can be preserved using a spray-on "fixative" to keep the charcoal from rubbing off. Harder compressed charcoal can produce a more deliberate and precise effect, graduated tones can be produced by smudging with the fingers or with a cylindrical paper tool called a stump.
Graphite pencil is commonly used for figure drawing. For this purpose artists' pencils are sold in various formulations, ranging from 9B to 1B, from 1H to 9H. Like charcoal, it can be manipulated using a stump. Ink is another popular medium; the artist will start with graphite pencil to sketch or outline the drawing the final line work is done with a pen or brush, with permanent ink. The ink may be diluted with water to produce gradations, a technique called ink wash; the pencil marks may be erased after the ink is applied, or left in place with the dark inks overpowering them. Some artists draw directly in ink without the preparation of a pencil sketch, preferring the spontaneity of this approach despite the fact that it limits the ability to correct mistakes. Matisse is an artist known to have worked in this way. A favored method of Watteau and other 17th and 18th-century artists of the Baroque and Rococo era was to start with a colored ground of tone halfway between white and black, to add shade in black and highlights in white, using pen and ink or "crayon".
The human figure has been the subject of drawings since prehistoric times. While the studio practices of the artists of antiquity are a matter of conjecture, that they drew and modeled from nude models is suggested by the anatomical sophistication of their works. An anecdote related by Pliny describes how Zeuxis reviewed the young women of Agrigentum naked before selecting five whose features he would combine in order to paint an ideal image; the use of nude models in the medieval artist's workshop is implied in the writings of Cennino Cennini, a manuscript of Villard de Honnecourt confirms that sketching from life was an established practice in the 13th century. The Carracci, who opened their Accademia degli Incamminati in Bologna in the 1580s, set the pattern for art schools by making life drawing the central discipline; the course of training began with the copying of engravings proceeded to drawing from plaster casts, after which the students were trained in drawing from
Quentin L. Richardson is an American retired professional basketball player was the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. Richardson played professionally for 13 seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, he won the NBA Three-Point Shootout in 2005. Richardson was born in Chicago, Illinois to Lee and Emma Richardson where he attended Whitney Young High School. In 1998, he led the Dolphins to the state AA title. In 2006, Richardson was voted as one of the 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament, a group of former players and coaches in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the IHSA boys basketball tournament. Richardson played college basketball for DePaul University where he averaged 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game in two seasons. He became the only player in school history to have 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds and 100+ three-point field goals; as a freshman, he earned both the Conference USA Player of the Freshman of the Year.
Richardson declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore year in 2000. Richardson was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 18th pick of the 2000 NBA draft, he was selected after fellow Clippers Darius Keyon Dooling. Richardson would star in a documentary with Miles entitled The Youngest Guns which chronicled their first three seasons in the NBA with the Clippers. Richardson spent four seasons with the Clippers before becoming a free agent. In 2004, Richardson signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent; the 2004–05 season was a big one for not only Richardson, but the Suns as well. He set a new Suns single-season record for three-point field goals, eclipsing the previous record of 199 set by Dan Majerle, he finished the season with a league-leading 631 three-point attempts, 226 three-point field goals, co-leading the league with Kyle Korver. Richardson set a Suns franchise record with nine threes against the New Orleans Hornets on December 29, 2004. Richardson would go on to win the NBA All-Star Three-Point Shootout that same season.
The Suns finished the regular season with 20 losses. He made his playoff debut with the Suns in 2005 who would lose to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Richardson was traded from the Suns, along with 2005 draft pick Nate Robinson, to the New York Knicks in exchange for Kurt Thomas and Dijon Thompson in the offseason, his first three seasons in New York were hampered by nagging injuries—the most serious being a chronic back condition—which limited him to 55, 49 and 65 games played respectively. His injury situation stabilized during the 2008–2009 season, when he remained healthy enough to appear in all but seven games; this does not include two additional DNP-CDs. On the 2009 draft day, Richardson was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Darko Miličić, his stint at the Grizzlies only last three weeks before he was traded again to the team that drafted him, the Los Angeles Clippers, in exchange for Zach Randolph. His second stint with the Clippers only lasted for three days.
On July 20, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Sebastian Telfair, Mark Madsen, Craig Smith. After less than a month at Minnesota, Richardson was traded for the fourth time in the 2009 off-season, this time to the Miami Heat for Mark Blount. In 2010, he signed with the Orlando Magic, he remained with the team until October 2012. On April 16, 2013, Richardson signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season, joining that team for a second time, he only played one regular season game, scoring five points in twenty nine minutes on 1 for 11 shooting, but brought down ten rebounds. He did appear in five playoff games, hitting two three-pointers in New York's 26-point blowout win of the Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, they ended up being the last points of his NBA career. On July 10, 2013, Richardson was part of a trade package to the Toronto Raptors, along with center Marcus Camby, forward Steve Novak, a first-round draft pick in 2016, two second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2017, in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani.
On September 3, 2013, Richardson was waived by the Raptors. On August 7, 2014, it was announced that Richardson was named the director of player development for the Detroit Pistons. Richardson's cousin, best friend Dean, said, "Quentin aspires to be a head coach one day. We talk about it all the time." He works for the FOX Orlando Magic broadcast team. IHSA State Championship, Whitney Young McDonald's All American Conference USA Player of the Year Conference USA Freshman of the Year USBWA National Freshman of the Year NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout champion 100 Legends of the IHSA Boys Basketball Tournament In 1992, Richardson lost his mother to breast cancer, his grandmother to natural causes, his brother, shot and killed in Chicago, aged 23. Another of Richardson's brothers, Lee Jr. was murdered on December 5, 2005, in Chicago during a robbery. Richardson has another older brother and one older sister Rochelle. Richardson is the cousin of Multi-Entrepreneur Dean Richardson. Richardson was engaged for 15 months to R&B singer Brandy.
They split in September 2005. Richardson has appeared in multiple acting roles, most notably as himself in the 2002 film Van Wilder. National Basketball Association portal List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders Career statistics and player informa