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Washington Street (Boston)

Washington Street is a street originating in downtown Boston, Massachusetts that extends southwestward to the Massachusetts–Rhode Island state line. The majority of it was built as the Bristol Turnpike in the early 19th century, it is the longest street in Boston, it remains one of the longest streets in the state of Massachusetts. Washington Street serves as a divide. Washington Street, as it became named, was the first road to connect the small peninsular town of Boston to the mainland, carrying the Boston Post Road to New York City; the name was first given to a section of this road in Boston from the border with Roxbury to the fortification, in honor of George Washington who rode through it during his tour of New England in October 1789. Washington Street was extended on July 6, 1824 to include the northward continuation of this road to Dock Square; this replaced other names, in use along this part of the road since 1706: Orange Street, from the fortification to Essex Street/Boylston Street Newbury Street, from Essex Street/Boylston Street to Summer Street/Winter Street Marlborough Street, from Summer Street/Winter Street to School Street Cornhill, from School Street to Dock SquareThen in Roxbury, the name Washington Street was given on May 9, 1825 to the southward continuation of this road from the town line with Boston to the present-day Roxbury Street in Dudley Square.

For a period of time afterwards, Washington Street extended westward from Dudley Square to the border with Brookline. Part of this extension was renamed Tremont Street on July 2, 1860; the remaining part from Dudley Square was renamed Roxbury Street on June 16, 1874—and at the same time, Washington Street was extended southwestward from Dudley Square along the Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike to Rhode Island. The only location where Washington Street deviated from the path of the turnpike was south of downtown Dedham, bypassing what is now School Street and Court Street. In Boston, Washington Street was extended northward along a new road to Haymarket Square on November 6, 1872. Charlestown Street, which began in Haymarket Square and continued northward to the Charlestown Bridge, was renamed North Washington Street on March 1, 1901; the name of the bridge itself was changed to North Washington Street on February 10, 1910. The first state highway in Boston was the part of Washington Street from Dedham to West Roxbury Parkway.

It was taken over by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works in 1908. The short piece in West Roxbury Parkway, to just north of the road through the parkway, was taken over in 1921; the turnpike was established in 1803 as a straighter alternative to two roads between Boston and Providence: the Lower Boston Post Road, the road via Walpole and Wrentham. It ran from Dudley Square beyond to downtown Pawtucket; the turnpike was constructed as an new road, except for a part through North Attleborough. The southern half of the turnpike, which had some steep grades and bypassed towns where travelers wanted to stop, saw little use and remained a dirt road until the construction of US 1; the part of the turnpike within the Roxbury limits was laid out as a public road in June 1857 and named Shawmut Avenue, as an extension of the existing Shawmut Avenue from Boston. The adjacent part of the turnpike within West Roxbury was named Shawmut Avenue as well on February 3, 1858. Washington Street begins at Court Streets as a one-way thoroughfare.

Through Downtown Crossing, from Milk Street south to Temple Place, Washington Street is closed to most vehicular traffic. South of Temple Place, Washington is, once again, one-way northbound, becoming two-way at Stuart Street and Kneeland Street. From Marginal Street, south to East Berkeley Street, including the bridge over the Massachusetts Turnpike and the adjacent Amtrak/Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority commuter rail tracks, the road is one-way northbound, with a southbound contra-flowing bus lane for the Silver-Line bus. At Dudley Square in Roxbury, Washington Street is southbound-only for several blocks, between Warren Street and Dudley Street. Northbound traffic bypasses this section to the east using those two streets. Just after passing under the Arborway in Jamaica Plain, Washington Street becomes Hyde Park Avenue, traffic staying on Washington Street must turn west on Ukraine Way to cross over the Amtrak/MBTA Commuter Rail tracks, south at South Street, which becomes Washington Street again.

Southbound traffic must use short sections of Poplar Street at Roslindale Square. South of there, near the border between Roslindale and West Roxbury, Washington Street crosses West Roxbury Parkway and acquires a median strip; this median lasts until just before the Dedham city line, where the road continues as an undivided road. Washington Street continues southwestward, through the center of Dedham, the outskirts of Westwood, the centers of Norwood, East Walpole and South Walpole. At the Walpole–Foxborough line, it no longer crosses the railroad tracks, traffic must detour via Water Street and North Street. North Street connects to the Boston-Providence T

Submarine Titans

Submarine Titans is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ellipse Studios and released for Microsoft Windows in 2000. Submarine Titans is a real-time strategy video game that takes place in the year 2115 after a comet has struck Earth, driving two human factions, the militant White Sharks and the scientific Black Octopi, to establish underwater bases and fight for dominance over the oceans; the comet brought a mysterious alien race known as the Silicons, who compete with the two human factions to collect resources and build a gate that would take them back to their homeworld. Each faction has its own ten-mission campaign, the player can play the three campaigns in any order. With the exception of their technology trees, the human factions share many similarities and are functionally identical. However, the Silicons use a different resource model; the White Sharks and Black Octopi require a supply of oxygen to power all their structures and must harvest metal and a special element called Corium to build submarines and facilities, while the Silicons must extract silicon from the sea floor to produce their basic resource and use metal to generate energy and power their regeneration ability.

They harvest Corium in the same way as the human factions do. Because the game takes place underwater, units can be moved up or down in relation to the sea floor, in addition to their movement in a two-dimensional direction; the terrain of the map, which can have hills and land bridges, affect how a base can be constructed and the movement of the player's units. The game includes a level editor, it is the first real-time strategy game to feature a spectator mode, which allows players to watch multiplayer matches without intervening in the gameplay. Submarine Titans was developed by Ellipse Studios, an Australian video game company based in Adelaide and known as Megamedia Australia; the development team was composed of 16 people and included seven programmers, four artists, a sound engineer, as well as people who focused on areas such as background and mission development. The game was conceived by one of the game's artists, interested in futuristic stories. Although the development team was experienced and had worked on video games, the company struggled to find a publisher in Australia, where the video game industry was not a popular market at the time.

The engine, developed for the game, is capable of rendering 3D landscapes and generating objects as pre-rendered 3D sprites without hardware acceleration. The game was released to manufacturing on June 22, 2000, it was published by Strategy First in North America. Submarine Titans received mixed reviews from critics. Greg Kasavin from GameSpot criticized the game for having too steep of a learning curve, he criticizes the game for having unclear voices and text though he notes that the story is detailed according to the manual but the game is strategical and is interesting to play. GameSpy editor Tim McConnaughy has praised the game, citing good premise and delivery, rich configuration options and a clean interface, he noted some AI problems and bugs as negatives. "Official website". Archived from the original on April 5, 2001


MILF is an acronym that stands for "Mother I'd Like to Fuck". This abbreviation is used in colloquial English, instead of the whole phrase, it connotes a sexually attractive older woman one who has children. The phrase's usage has gone from obscure to mainstream in the media and entertainment; the concept of the MILF predates the term, as exemplified by Mrs. Robinson in the movie The Graduate. Linguist Laurel A. Sutton states that MILF was one of 9 different terms for "attractive women" collected from undergraduates at a large linguistics class at Berkeley in the spring of 1992. Stereotypical users would be "college students from East Contra Costa, California"; the term was popularized by the film American Pie, where John Cho's character used the term to refer to Jennifer Coolidge's character Jeanine Stifler. A 2007 article in New York magazine stated the evidence that the term had become mainstream included "25,000-plus MILF-branded mugs and tees on Café Press to a rash of hot-mama books, television shows, and, of course, a concomitant porn genre".

The term yummy mummy is used along with MILF. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term as "an attractive and stylish young mother". Although not yet as widespread in popular culture at large, the forms DILF or FILF are used among androphiles to refer to a sexually attractive older man, a father. In 2002, a resident of the U. S. state of Washington applied for a vanity license plate reading "GOTMILF", a parody of the "Got Milk?" advertising slogan. This plate was approved, but it was canceled after complaints were filed against it; the 2003 music video for the song "Stacy's Mom" by the group Fountains of Wayne draws on the theme of a MILF in its storyline. In December 2007, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines ran a controversial advertising campaign, using MILF to promote their tropical destinations, based on a different acronym: "Many Islands, Low Fares". In January 2009, Spirit ran the campaign again. In 2013, an apparel company, True & Co. parodied the phrase in advertising for its line of brassieres, converting it to "Mom I'd Like to Fit".

The campaign garnered negative attention for the San Francisco-based company. A 2014 article in Playboy magazine by Purdue University sex educator and researcher Justin Lehmiller referenced the work of Sigmund Freud and Alfred Kinsey to explain the fascination with the MILF phenomenon. SMILF was an American comedy television series starring, created and directed by Frankie Shaw on Showtime, it is based on Shaw's short film of the same title. The series' name, SMILF, is a play on the term "MILF," with the "S" standing for "single" or "Southie", or both; the series was cancelled on March 2019 after two seasons. The 2018 French comedy film MILF is about three childhood friends who become MILFs seducing three young men. Age disparity in sexual relationships Cougar MILF pornography

James Strombotne

James S. Strombotne is an American painter, he was born in Watertown, South Dakota, but was raised and educated in Southern California, receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College in 1956 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate School in 1959. He received a fellowship from Pomona College to study in Italy, in 1962 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for further study in Rome; the same year, a feature article about his work appeared in Time Magazine. Strombotne’s first one-man show was at the Studio 44 gallery in San Francisco in 1956. Since he has had over seventy five one-man shows, with twelve retrospectives: four in New York City, twenty-two in Los Angeles, others in San Francisco, Washington D. C. Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Newport Beach, other venues, his work has been included in most major group shows in America, including two Whitney Biennials, the Carnegie International and the Corcoran Biennial. Strombotne’s paintings can be found in the permanent collections of museums across the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Hirshhorn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago.

His work is included in many well-known private collections, most notably the Jack Nicholson collection, which includes twenty of Strombotne's major pieces. Awards he has received include the Art in America "New Talent Award," and an appointment to the Institute of Creative Arts at the University of California in 1965-66. Strombotne retired in 2005 from his position as professor emeritus at the University of California, Riverside after 40 years of teaching, he continues to paint every day in California studio. Strombotne Biography Strombotne Biography James Strombotne page at U. C. Riverside Art Department Official Website of James Strombotne Strombotne Exhibition at the Handsel Gallery Strombotne Exhibition at the Herbert Palmer Gallery JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach, California

Love Lies Bleeding (1999 film)

Love Lies Bleeding is a 1999 drama film directed by William Tannen. Jack the Ripper terrorizes London in 1888; the young talented journalist Catherine Winwood begins her first job. The relationship between Catherine and the surgeon Jonathan Stevens threatens to shatter, as her fiancé may be involved in the gruesome murderer of young prostitutes in the Whitechapel district, but Inspector Frederick Abberline arrests another suspected surgeon... Paul Rhys as Jonathan Emily Raymond as Catherine Winwood Malcolm McDowell as Malcolm Mead Wayne Rogers as Inspector Abberline Faye Dunaway as Josephine Butler Noel le Bon as Emmett-Lloyd John Comer as Constable Nealrest of cast listed alphabetically Peter Alton as Drunken Sailor Kevin Barron as Bunter Alice Bendová as Elisabeth Stride Nancy Bishop as Polly Paul Bowers as Photographer Colleen Case as Passer By Michael Cella as Barkeeper Barbara Day as Charlotte Christian Dunckley Clark as Masonry Worker David Fisher as Coroner Baxter Monika Foris Kvasnicková as Madam Simon Francis as Stead Simon French as Brown Tim Gosling as Bobby 1 Michaela Hans as Annie Chapman Vashti Hughes as Tart Janet Lynch as Trudy Hugh McGahan as Prof. Coweling Caroline Medows as Maggie Andrea Miltner as Mary Kelly Frank Navratil as Intern 2 Jan Nemejovský as Monroe David Nykl as Fraser Robert Orr as George Lusk Rudolf Pellar as Thornton Jakob Schwarz as Bremner Robert Seymour as McKenzie Kate Simpson as Mrs. Cooper Bruce Solomon as Intern 1 Elin Spidlová as Kathy Eddows Gordon Stone as Quinn Nick Stuart as Cross Pavel Vokoun as Shoemaker Pizer Collin Williams as Croowd Member Garry Wright as Clerk Jennifer Yeager as Nurse Ellis Laura Zam as Demonstrator Love Lies Bleeding was the last small budget film produced by the Village Roadshow Pictures before it was bought out by Warner Brothers.

The script was written by Tony Rush, Richard Rush's son, was co-produced by Wally Lake and Ricardo Freixa. The film was an Australian–American co-production; the film was released in 2000 in 2006 on DVD. Love Lies Bleeding on IMDb

Awaz (album)

Awaz, is the first album released by Pakistani pop musical group Awaz. The album was released in 1993 by EMI. Haroon and Fakhir as the lead performers, the album took the Pakistani pop scene by storm and set new standards for the emerging and youthful pop singing fraternity. Jan-e-Man Keh Do Jaanay Kaun Thi Haseena Diya Take on the World Oh Girl Awaz Dhund Nai Manzilain Dhoka Epilogue All information is taken from the CD. AwazHaroon Rashid – lead vocals Asad Ahmed – lead guitars Faakhir Mehmood – vocals, pianoAdditional musiciansRizwan-ul-Haq – rhythm guitars, bass guitars Haroon Official Website - includes biography and complete discography of Awaz Asad Ahmed Official Website Faakhir Official Website