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What You Need (The Twilight Zone)

"What You Need" is episode 12 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It is based on the short story of the same name by Lewis Padgett. Pedott, a peddler, has the curious ability to give people what they need before they need it, he enters a bar. He gives a down-on-his-luck ex-baseball player a bus ticket to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Moments via the establishment's pay phone, the ball player receives a job offer in Scranton, he is to meet the General Manager of a team he has been hired to coach and wishes the spot he notices on his jacket could be cleaned away, so he could look his best. The woman offers to use her cleaning fluid to remove it; the two are drawn to each other. Fred Renard, a frustrated, arrogant loser-type, asks Pedott to give him what he needs, the peddler gives him a pair of scissors, which save Renard's life when his scarf gets caught in an elevator's doors. Renard shows up at Pedott's apartment, asking for another thing he "needs", the peddler produces a leaky fountain pen which predicts a winning racehorse when a drop of its ink lands on a newspaper racing column.

Renard continues menacing Pedott for more and helps himself to a pair of new shoes from the peddler's case. The shoes are too tight and the soles are slippery, but Renard insists Pedott clarify if they are what he needs and what he should do now that he is wearing them; the peddler makes cyptic remarks. In the wet street, he slips for a moment and, as he is regaining his footing, a car approaches. Renard is struck and killed; the shoes, Pedott explains to Renard's corpse, were what Pedott needed, because he foresaw that Renard would try to kill him. Shortly, as people gather at the scene, Pedott gives a man a comb, which he uses to groom himself just before he and his wife are photographed as witnesses for a newspaper story covering the accident that has killed Renard; the original story featured a machine. In the story, the man owns a shop where he has such a machine and gives people what they need to provide the best possible outcomes; this version of the story aired on a 1952 episode of the anthology series Tales of Tomorrow, changing the death of the Renard character from a fall to being hit by a car.

For his version, Serling replaced the science-fiction element with a street peddler who could magically perform the same function. The final shot before the first commercial is played backwards. During the scene in Mr. Renard's hotel room, a bellhop brings him a newspaper. Renard opens it and spreads it out on the floor; the movement is quick, but the front page of the newspaper is visible, indicating that it is the same front page used in another Twilight Zone episode, "Time Enough at Last". The headline reads "H-Bomb Capable of Total Destruction". Once Renard opens the paper and looks at the racing page, several in-jokes are apparent in the names of the listed jockeys, which include "Serling", "Clemens", "Houghton", "Butler", "Denault". Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing.

ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "What You Need" on IMDb "What You Need" at TV.com

Viktoriya Sasonkina

Viktoriya Sasonkina is a Ukrainian fashion model. Sasonkina was born in Ukraine; as a child, she was interested in graphics and drawing, took art lessons for seven years. She never considered modelling as a career. After finishing high school, she went to a model casting to support a friend, but was instead scouted herself by Stas Yankelevskiy, director of the international division of L-Models agency, who invited her to Kiev. Aged 17, Sasonkina signed a contract with major modelling agency Premium Models in Paris, made her catwalk debut at Issey Miyake's Spring 2007 show. After, she moved to London for work commitments. In February 2007, Sasonkina shot her first major magazine editorial for Italian Elle. In 2008, she signed a contract with leading modeling agency Women Management in both New York and Milan, worked with legendary photographer Steven Meisel. Sasonkina has referred to Meisel as "the godfather for modelling career." She became one of Meisel's favourite models, with him shooting her for a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign and two Vogue Italia covers amongst others.

Sasonkina has appeared the cover of numerous international magazines, including Spur, Marie Claire, Elle, L'Officiel and twice on Vogue Italia. She has walked for Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Phillip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, Jason Wu, Issey Miyake, John Galliano, La Perla, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean Paul Gaultier, Laura Biagiotti, Dior, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Nina Ricci, Anna Sui, Sportmax and Topshop, appeared in advertising campaigns for Prada, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Alberta Ferretti, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Liu Jo, Vince Camuto, Sonia Rykiel, Barneys New York, Juicy Couture, MAC, Urban Decay. Sasonkina lives and works in New York City. Instagram @viktoriyasasonkina Viktoriya Sasonkina at Metromodels Viktoriya Sasonkina on Models.com Viktoriya Sasonkina at NYmag.com Viktoriya Sasonkina at Fashion Model Directory Viktoriya Sasonkina photos at Style.com Viktoriya Sasonkina HQ photogallery at Place.ru

Radio 1's Live Lounge

Radio 1's Live Lounge is a collection of live tracks played on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show. It consists of both covers and the bands' own songs, it was scheduled for release in May 2006, but changed to be released on 16 October 2006. The album has sold 935,687 copies as of October 2014. Foo Fighters - "DOA" Arctic Monkeys - "Love Machine" Snow Patrol - "Run" The Kooks - "Crazy" Razorlight - "Golden Touch" Corinne Bailey Rae - "Munich" The Automatic - "Gold Digger" Editors - "All Sparks" Boy Kill Boy - "Maneater" Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows" Embrace - "How Come" James Blunt - "If There's Any Justice" Natasha Bedingfield - "The Scientist" Kings of Leon - "Molly's Chambers" Jamie Cullum - "Frontin'" Sugababes - "Living for the Weekend" Lemar - "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" Will Young - "Hey Ya!" Hard-Fi - "Tied Up Too Tight" Oasis - "Songbird" Coldplay - "The Scientist" Lily Allen - "Smile" Keane - "With or Without You" KT Tunstall - "Other Side of the World" Franz Ferdinand - "What You Waiting For?"

Pink - "Family Portrait" OutKast - "Ms. Jackson" The Futureheads - "Hounds of Love" Jamelia - "Numb" Dizzee Rascal - "Jus' a Rascal" Lemon Jelly - "Nice Weather For Ducks" Mylo - "In My Arms" My Chemical Romance - "Song 2" The Coral - "Dreaming of You" Maxïmo Park - "Going Missing" The Bravery - "An Honest Mistake" The Streets - "Let's Push Things Forward" Basement Jaxx - "Romeo" Orson - "Push the Button" 50 Cent - "In Da Club" Live Lounge Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 2 Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 3 Radio 1's Live Lounge – Volume 4 Radio 1's Live Lounge - Volume 5 Radio 1 Established 1967 Radio 1's Live Lounge on Myspace

Stolpersteine in Hradec Králové Region

The Stolpersteine in the Královéhradecký kraj lists the Stolpersteine in the region Královéhradecký kraj in the north-east of Bohemia. Stolpersteine is the German name for stumbling blocks collocated all over Europe by German artist Gunter Demnig, they remember the fate of the Nazi victims being murdered, exiled or driven to suicide. The stumbling blocks are posed in front of the building where the victims had their last self chosen residence; the name of the Stolpersteine in Czech is: stones of the disappeareds. The list is sortable; the history of the family Goldschmid in Náchod dates back to 1636, when Moses Jacob Goldschmid was born there. In 1846 Samuel Golschmid founded a textile plant; the company was thereafter led by his son Max Michael Goldschmid and subsequently by his grandson Hanuš Goldschmid. In 1930s the factory had about 300 employees. Today, the building does not exist any longer. Hanuš Goldschmid had five sisters, all born in Náchod, all murdered by the Nazi regime in concentration camps.

Persons with relevance to the collocations in NachodMichael Kraus, born in 1930 in Náchod, was the main initiator of the Stolperstein collocations for the five sisters. He was the son of physician Karl Kraus and Lola Goldschmidová, murdered in Stutthof. Due to his age and his state of health he could not attend at the Stolperstein collocations, he had visited Náchod and Kroměříž in 2010 as well as Mauthausen in 2015. During 2015 he published his diary, in which he described his experiences in Theresienstadt and Mauthausen from 1942 to 1945. Karl Kraus was a medical doctor in Náchod who had a good reputation, he became the inspiration for the character of the doctor in the story of Doctor Strass by Josef Škvorecký, published in his collection of short stories Menorah. He and his family lived in a villa with a tower directly opposite the Stráníková sanatorium; the doctor had his practice in his own house. The story of Škvorecký corresponds with the truth, but the conclusion was different. Doctor Kraus was murdered in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

According to the website of Gunter Demnig the Stolperstein of Kostelec nad Orlicí was posed on 29 October 2012, those in Náchod were placed on 2 August 2016. The Czech Stolperstein project was initiated in 2008 by the Česká unie židovské mládeže and was realized with the patronage of the Mayor of Prague. List of cities by country that have stolpersteine Stolpersteine in the Czech Republic stolpersteine.eu, Demnig's website holocaust.cz Family Goldschmidová biographical information

Tachyon condensation

Tachyon condensation is a process in particle physics in which a system can lower its energy by spontaneously producing particles. The end result is a "condensate" of particles. Tachyon condensation is related to second-order phase transitions. Tachyon condensation is a process in which a tachyonic field—usually a scalar field—with a complex mass acquires a vacuum expectation value and reaches the minimum of the potential energy. While the field is tachyonic and unstable near the local maximum of the potential, the field gets a non-negative squared mass and becomes stable near the minimum; the appearance of tachyons is a serious problem for any theory. In condensed matter physics a notable example is ferromagnetism. Although the notion of a tachyonic imaginary mass might seem troubling because there is no classical interpretation of an imaginary mass, the mass is not quantized. Rather, the scalar field is. Therefore, information still does not propagate faster than light, solutions grow exponentially, but not superluminally.

The "imaginary mass" means that the system becomes unstable. The zero value field is at a local maximum rather than a local minimum of its potential energy, much like a ball at the top of a hill. A small impulse will lead the field to roll down with exponentially increasing amplitudes toward the local minimum. In this way, tachyon condensation drives a physical system that has reached a local limit and might naively be expected to produce physical tachyons, to an alternate stable state where no physical tachyons exist. Once the tachyonic field reaches the minimum of the potential, its quanta are not tachyons any more but rather are ordinary particles with a positive mass-squared, such as the Higgs boson. In the late 1990s, Ashoke Sen conjectured that the tachyons carried by open strings attached to D-branes in string theory reflect the instability of the D-branes with respect to their complete annihilation; the total energy carried by these tachyons has been calculated in string field theory.

Tachyons therefore became an active area of interest in the early 2000s. The character of closed-string tachyon condensation is more subtle, though the first steps towards our understanding of their fate have been made by Adams and Silverstein, in the case of twisted closed string tachyons, by Simeon Hellerman and Ian Swanson, in a wider array of cases; the fate of the closed string tachyon in the 26-dimensional bosonic string theory remains unknown, though recent progress has revealed interesting new developments. Bose–Einstein condensation — a condensation process, experimentally observed 70 years after it was theoretically proposed. Tachyon condensation on arxiv.org

Ariane Sherine

Ariane Sherine is a British musical stand-up comedian, comedy writer and journalist. She created the Atheist Bus Campaign, which ran in 13 countries during January 2009. Sherine writes for The Spectator, The Guardian's Comment & Debate section, has written for The Sunday Times, The Independent, Esquire magazine and New Humanist, she was expelled from school aged 16, spent her late teens hanging out with the band Duran Duran at their studio. She played piano on two tracks at the recording sessions for the Duran Duran album Pop Trash, she started in journalism aged 21, reviewing albums for NME, before coming runner-up in the BBC Talent New Sitcom Writers' Award 2002. She did six months on the stand-up comedy circuit in 2003, reaching the Final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, she wrote comedy for British TV shows including the BBC sitcoms My Family and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, links for the Channel 4 quiz show Countdown after appearing on the show in 2003. In addition, Sherine wrote episodes of several CBBC and CITV shows, including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The New Worst Witch and Space Pirates, before returning to journalism in early 2008.

In 2010, Sherine suffered a major nervous breakdown which she attributed to being violently attacked by a boyfriend while pregnant in 2005, as well as having had a violent childhood. She was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, for which she is on medication; as a result of her breakdown, she did not write for over three years. Sherine returned to writing for The Guardian at the end of 2013. In 2014, her comedy pop group. Sherine performed and co-produced all the tracks; the album received good reviews, an average of 4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon. In 2016, Sherine went back to the stand-up circuit, her song Love Song for Jeremy Corbyn was featured in the London Evening Standard Her weekly email Adventures of a Stand-Up Comic is serialised on the UK’s leading comedy website, Chortle. Sherine started the Atheist Bus Campaign in response to an evangelical Christian bus advertisement which gave the URL of a website "telling non-Christians they would spend'all eternity in torment in hell', burning in'a lake of fire'".

She was brought up Christian, although her late father is a Unitarian Universalist, while her mother's side of the family are Parsi Zoroastrians. In 2009, Sherine was nominated for Secularist of the Year 2009, a title awarded by the National Secular Society. In January 2009, Sherine gave a non-religious equivalent of Thought for the Day on Radio 4's iPM programme, she spoke about accepting the beliefs of others as long as they are expressed peacefully, how the freedom to hold them is more important than the beliefs themselves. Sherine's broadcast follows a similar one made by Richard Dawkins in 2002. Thought for the Day continues to be reserved for religious speakers in its usual slot on Radio 4's Today Programme, on weekday mornings. In late 2009, Sherine announced that she was ceasing atheist campaigning and returning to journalism and writing a novel, she remains a distinguished supporter of Humanists UK. In October 2009 the first atheist charity book, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas was released, which Sherine had been editing for the prior six months.

The full advance and royalties from the book were donated to the UK HIV charity, Terrence Higgins Trust. In October 2018, her self-help book Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy and Self-Help was published by Robinson in the UK, it was featured in a double-page spread on Sherine in The Times and Sherine was a featured guest on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. In April 2019, it was announced that she had signed a further book deal with Robinson for two popular science titles - How To Live To 100, examining the evidence for the benefits of lifestyle changes on increased longevity. In December 2013, Sherine launched a new campaign in The Guardian called Give Just One Thing, linked to a free e-book she had written called Give: How to Be Happy, available from the website givebook.co.uk. The campaign encouraged people to do just one of ten practical actions to improve the world, from signing the Organ Donor register to organising a charity initiative; as part of the campaign, Sherine sold 50% of her possessions in aid of the humanitarian charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Sherine has a daughter. She has written about her experiences with domestic abuse from a former boyfriend, having an abortion. Ariane Sherine's official website Ariane Sherine's Guardian profile Ariane Sherine's Blog