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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom, broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads, it was written, as was its predecessor, by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. There were 26 television episodes over two series, a subsequent 45-minute Christmas special was aired on 24 December 1974; the cast was reunited in 1975 for a BBC radio adaptation of series 1, transmitted on Radio 4 from July to October that year. A feature film spin-off was made in 1976. Around the time of its release, Rodney Bewes and James Bolam fell out over a misunderstanding involving the press, did not speak again before Bewes' death in November 2017; this long-suspected feud was confirmed by Bewes while promoting his autobiography in 2005. While Bewes was alive, Bolam was reluctant to talk about the show, vetoed any attempt to revive his character. After the death of Bewes, Bolam maintained there was never any rift. Set in Newcastle upon Tyne in north-east England, the show follows the friendship, resumed after five years apart, of two working-class young men, Bob Ferris and Terry Collier.

The word "likely" in the title referred, in the 1960s series, to those showing promise, but to those to get up to well-meaning mischief. The humour was based on the tension between Terry's working-class outlook and Bob's aspirations to join the middle class, through his new white-collar job, suburban home and impending marriage to prissy librarian Thelma Chambers. Since the ending of the original series in 1966, Bob has left factory life behind and now works for his father-in-law's building firm. At Thelma's urging, Bob is joining sports clubs and attending dinner parties, which Terry views as Bob aspiring to join the middle classes; this results in Terry viewing Bob as a class traitor, believing his own Army experience and solid working-class ethos gives him moral superiority. To a considerable degree the comedy is built upon a basis of class warfare – a theme familiar to British television audiences in the 1970s, a period of continuous industrial strife in Britain. Whereas Bob and Terry's sister Audrey have adapted to the various changes, Terry's failure to adjust to the changes that have occurred during his five years in the Army result in him being left behind, a relic of the attitudes of the mid-1960s.

As implied in the lyrics to the programme's theme song, the 1970s series plays on both lads' feelings of nostalgia for the lost days of their reckless youth. Both of them are depressed by the demolition of so many of the landmarks of their youth, though Bob, who works for a building firm, sometimes sees it as progress. Bob has bought his own house on a newly built estate, further distancing him from his and Terry's pasts. Reflecting the distinctions now separating the two young men, the opening credits show Terry amongst the older and more industrial buildings of the city, with Bob seen outside his new home with his own car in the more attractive surroundings of a modern housing estate; the conflict between what Bob had become, what he saw himself as, led him to be impulsively inclined to follow the lead set by the more headstrong Terry, who led them recklessly into one scrape after another. Bob blamed his drinking, poor diet and reckless behaviour on Terry, a view with which Audrey and Thelma only too willingly agreed.

This may have been true in part, but Bob needed little persuasion to stay out drinking with Terry or to behave accordingly. Bob does not move into his new house until after his wedding to Thelma due to fears of being judged by his new neighbours, for the first series lives with his mother. Terry lives with his parents in a 19th-century terrace, which he claims has far more character than Bob's new house, where "the only thing that tells you apart from your neighbours is the colour of your curtains"; the thirteen episodes of the first series, aired in 1973, have a loose narrative thread. The early episodes focus on Terry's return to civilian life following his discharge from the army, whereas episodes focus on the planning for Bob and Thelma's wedding; the thirteen episodes of the second series, aired the following year, are self-contained. However, the series opens with a focus on the growing romance between Terry and Thelma's sister Susan continued from the first series. A four-episode storyline concerning Bob and Thelma's brief separation begins during the middle of the series.

The show's catchy theme song, "Whatever Happened to You", was written by Mike Hugg and La Frenais and performed by Hugg's session band, with session singer Tony Rivers supplying the lead vocals. A group named Highly Likely subsequently appeared on Top of the Pops to promote the song, participated in a short UK tour as a result, but Rivers was not involved in these appearances; the song made the lower reaches of the UK Top 40 in 1973. Mike Hugg wrote the theme tune to the spin-off 1976 feature film, entitled "Remember When"; the complete first and second series of the 1970s show are available in the UK on Region 2 DVD. Although Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? was a continuation of the earlier series and featured many of the same characters, the style and format had changed. Unlike the original show, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? was made in colour. The Likely Lads had been quite "stagey" in it

Mike Gatten

Mike Gatten Deceased July 5 2018. was an American entrepreneur and inventor of the Miracle Blanket, a comfortable stretchy blanket designed to help babies sleep comfortably. Before inventing the Miracle Blanket, Mike worked for a few different companies and was invested in some lucrative business ventures, he founded AMB Enterprises in 2003 to manufacture and distribute the Miracle Blanket. "AMB" stood for "Amazing Miracle Blanket". And in 2009, he launched Miracle Fulfillment, LLC to distribute Miracle Industries, LLC products as well as shipping and fulfillment for national companies large and small. Along with having a successful career, Mike is the executive producer and drummer for the popular New Mexico band, Chasing Disaster, which released its first album in January 2011. Chasing Disaster was nominated by the New Mexico Music Awards in the “Main Stream Rock” category for its album Bullet for a Rose. Mike is a sculptor of life-sized, mixed media sculptures sold in a prominent gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Mike, his wife Mindi and three children reside in Rio Rancho, NM. Gatten designed the Miracle Blanket and tested and researched the blanket over a year before he set up distribution channels to make his product available to the public in late 2002; the Miracle Blanket has proven to be a solid product and has won numerous awards such as the iParenting Media “Hot Product”, Fussy Baby Approved “Top Colic Product”, the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and the Moms Best Awards Outstanding Product just to name a few. His Miracle Blanket was aired on two television shows, "A Baby Story" and "Bringing Home Baby", in 2005 and 2006 on the TLC network, he has sold over a million miracle blankets to date

Poisson wavelet

In mathematics, in functional analysis, several different wavelets are known by the name Poisson wavelet. In one context, the term "Poisson wavelet" is used to denote a family of wavelets labeled by the set of positive integers, the members of which are associated with the Poisson probability distribution; these wavelets were first defined and studied by Karlene A. Kosanovich, Allan R. Moser and Michael J. Piovoso in 1995–96. In another context, the term refers to a certain wavelet which involves a form of the Poisson integral kernel. In a still another context, the terminology is used to describe a family of complex wavelets indexed by positive integers which are connected with the derivatives of the Poisson integral kernel. For each positive integer n the Poisson wavelet ψ n is defined by ψ n = { t n − 1 e − t for t ≥ 0 0 for t < 0. To see the relation between the Poisson wavelet and the Poisson distribution let X be a discrete random variable having the Poisson distribution with parameter t and, for each non-negative integer n, let Prob = pn.

We have p n = t n n! E − t; the Poisson wavelet ψ n is now given by ψ n = − d d t p n. Ψ n is the backward difference of the values of the Poisson distribution: ψ n = p n − p n − 1. The "waviness" of the members of this wavelet family follows from ∫ − ∞ ∞ ψ n d t = 0; the Fourier transform of ψ n is given Ψ = − i ω n + 1. The admissibility constant associated with ψ n is C ψ n = ∫ − ∞ ∞ | Ψ n | 2 | ω | d ω = 1 n. Poisson wavelet is not an orthogonal family of wavelets; the Poisson wavelet family can be used to construct the family of Poisson wavelet transforms of functions defined the time domain. Since the Poisson wavelets satisfy the admissibility condition functions in the time domain can be reconstructed from their Poisson wavelet transforms using the formula for inverse continuous-time wavelet transforms. If f is a function in the time domain its n-th Poisson wavelet transform is given by = 1 | a | ∫ − ∞ ∞ f ψ n d t In the reverse direction, given the n-th Poisson wavelet transform of a function f in the time domain, the function f can be reconstructed as follows: f = 1 C ψ n ∫ − ∞ ∞ [ ∫ − ∞