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Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and funny. Witty means a person, skilled at making clever and funny remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and wisecrack; as in the wit of Dorothy Parker's set, the Algonquin Round Table, witty remarks may be intentionally cruel, more ingenious than funny. A quip is an observation or saying that has some wit but descends into sarcasm, or otherwise is short of a point, a witticism suggests the diminutive. Repartee is capping comment: the snappy comeback and neat retort. Wit in poetry is characteristic of metaphysical poetry as a style, was prevalent in the time of English playwright Shakespeare, who admonished pretension with the phrase "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit", it may combine word play with conceptual thinking, as a kind of verbal display requiring attention, without intending to be laugh-aloud funny. English poet John Donne is the representative of this style of poetry. More one's wits are one's intellectual powers of all types.

Native wit — meaning the wits with which one is born — is synonymous with common sense. To live by one's wits is to be an opportunist, but not always of the scrupulous kind. To have one's wits about one is to be alert and capable of quick reasoning. To be at the end of one's wits is to be immensely frustrated. Hartford Wits New Oxford Wits Oxford Wits D. W. Jefferson, "Tristram Shandy and the Tradition of Learned Wit" in Essays in Criticism, 1, 225-49

L. E. Timberlake

Leonard E. Timberlake, who went by L. E. Timberlake or Lee Timberlake, was a former railroad employee and a travel bureau owner, a member of the Los Angeles, City Council from 1945 to 1969. Timberlake was born May 3, 1896, in Basingstoke, the son of F. and Emily Timberlake. After completing high school, Timberlake took a year of industrial engineering at the University of Southern California, he was a member of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club. He was a Democrat, he lived in Los Angeles between 1920 and 1923 and after 1938. Timberlake began his working career between 1916 and 1920 as a railroad agent for the Canadian National Railway, his succeeding jobs were passenger agent, Union Pacific Railway, 1920–22. He next went into the travel industry,with a half interest in the Southern California Tourist Bureau, after 1932, he was full owner of the agency, which became the largest independent travel bureau in California. He worked at times for the Kennecott Copper Company and Illinois Power and Light, his first marriage resulted in Betty Strebe and Beverly Watson.

His second marriage was on May 1933, to Cynthia Wyatt Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia. They had two children, Cynthia Lynn and Carole Ann, they lived at 10210 South Hobart Boulevard in Gramercy Park. He died July 17, 1973, his last address was California. Timberlake was one of the longest-serving council members, "The length of service of the 73-year-old council dean is matched only by that of former Councilman John C. Holland, who retired July 1, 1967, at 74," Erwin Baker of the Los Angeles Times wrote when Timberlake announced his retirement in May 1969; as City Council president, Timberlake may have set a record as acting mayor, Baker wrote, because of Mayor Samuel Yorty's extensive travels outside the country. See List of Los Angeles municipal election returns, 1943–65 Timberlake first ran for the Los Angeles City Council District 6 seat against the incumbent, Earl C. Gay, in 1943 and lost, 8,841 for Gay to 8,404 for Timberlake. In that election, Gay's campaign raised a question as to why Timberlake had waited until 1940 to become an American citizen, to which Timberlake replied that he did not "deem it necessary to dignify these scurrilous attacks by replying thereto."In his next try, though, in 1945, Timberlake won a narrow victory over Gay.

He was reelected in the primary vote in every election thereafter until his retirement in 1969. In that year the 6th district included the Airport area, Baldwin Hills, Hyde Park and Leimert Park and Mar Vista-Venice. Housing, 1952–53. Timberlake was in dispute with Council President Harold A. Henry over many issues, including a controversial $1 million plan to build public housing in Los Angeles, with Timberlake disputing many of Henry's rulings from the chair, as council president. One of Timberlake's objections upset Henry so much that in January 1953 he was led to exclaim, "Mr. Timberlake, if you persist in this intolerable situation, there will be ways devised to prevent you!"FEPC, 1958. He was opposed to establishing a Fair Employment Practices Commission in the city of Los Angeles; the council vote was a tie, 7-7. Chavez Ravine, 1958. Timberlake locked horns with fellow Council Member John C. Holland over the use of Chavez Ravine as a stadium for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which Timberlake favored and Holland vehemently opposed.

Timberlake at one point told Holland in a council meeting that "You are the lowest thing I heard of!" He was angry because, he said, Holland had "sent slanted press releases to papers in my district."Yorty, 1963–65. Timberlake was roundly criticized by Mayor Samuel Yorty when the former, as acting mayor, appointed one of Yorty's bitterest foes, C. Lemoine Blanchard, to the city Airport Commission while Yorty was out of the country, touring Europe. "It is a tragic thing that Timberlake assumed such action while the duly elected mayor is away on a duty trip," Yorty said. Though Timberlake was described as a Yorty opponent, he was said to have become "increasingly friendly" with the mayor. Access to the Los Angeles Times links may require the use of a library card

Creepy Carrots!

Creepy Carrots! is a 40-page children's picture book written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. It was published on August 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Jasper Rabbit loved carrots; the carrots that grew in Crackenhooper Field. They were "Crisp, and Free for the taking" Jasper enjoyed these carrots "on the way to school, on his way to Little League practice and on his way home at night". Jasper just loved his carrots and "couldn't get enough, until they started following him", he first noticed something strange after his Little League game when he stopped at Crackenhopper Field. While he was brushing his teeth he saw the creepy carrots he saw them in the shed and on his wall. "By the end of the week Jasper was seeing creepy carrots creeping EVERYWHERE." Jasper thought up a plan to make sure the carrots couldn't escape, built a fence and a moat around Crackenhooper Field. Jasper was pleased with himself "no creepy carrots would get out of that patch again." As the sun set the carrots "cheered.

Their plan had worked, Jasper Rabbit would never get into that carrot patch again". Aaron Reynolds was born on June 4, 1970, moved as he grew up, he has lived in Texas, Florida and New Jersey. Reynolds graduated with a degree in Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. Peter Brown was born in 1979, raised in New Jersey, trained at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, his first published book was Flight of the Dodo, which he both illustrated. It was published in 2005 by Little, who brought out his second and third books featuring Chowder, an oversize, slobbery pet dog who "never managed to fit in with other neighborhood dogs". Jasper Rabbit Jasper Rabbit's Mom Jasper Rabbit's Dad The Creepy Carrots Deborah Stevenson's review of the book Creepy Carrots provides a summary of the story. “Young Jasper has developed the habit of snatching carrots out of the field whenever he passes by it on the way to school, to baseball, to wherever. Something strange happens: the carrots begin to follow him wherever he goes, lurking in the dark corners at night and disappearing before they can be seen by anyone else.”

Deborah notes the contrast demonstrated throughout the story, “The book balances menace and absurdity in this strange tale of vegetable stalking, playing up the contrast between the genuinely spooky elements and the unassuming threat.” She goes into detail about the images in the book. “Glossy black borders and smudgy pencil outlines lightened only by paler gray and set off by the orange of the carrots to provide a smoky Halloween flavor to Brown's nocturnal art, the scenes are dense with creepy silhouettes and foreboding shadows. Brown meticulously controls his compositions and balances his spreads paralleling or mirroring verso and recto or tidily subdividing pages into panels.” Paul Rodeen reviews the picture book Creepy Carrots!: “Reynolds makes liberal use of ellipses for suspense, conjuring the "soft... sinister... tunktunktunk of carrots creeping". Brown illustrates in noirish grayscale with squash-orange highlights and dramatic lighting, framing each panel in shiny black for a claustrophobic film-still effect that cements the story's horror movie feel.”

Randolph Caldecott Medal - 2013 Honor

Bastyr University

Bastyr University is an alternative medicine university with campuses in Kenmore and San Diego. Programs include naturopathy and Oriental medicine, herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine and midwifery. Bastyr's programs teach and research topics that are considered pseudoscience and fake by the scientific and medical communities. Quackwatch, a group against health fraud, put Bastyr University on its list of "questionable organizations" as a school, "accredited but not recommended". Bastyr University and similar naturopathic programs are not accredited as medical schools but as special programs that are overseen by a naturopathic council, not required to be scientific. Bastyr's naturopathic program has been accused by critics of misrepresenting its medical rigor and its ability to train primary care clinicians. Bastyr University was established in 1978 as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle. Four co-founders, Sheila Quinn, Joseph Pizzorno, Les Griffith, Bill Mitchell, named the institution after John Bastyr, a teacher and advocate of naturopathy in the Seattle area.

Baccalaureate, master's, doctoral degree programs are offered. In 1984, the school was renamed Bastyr College. In 1996, Bastyr relocated to its current location in the Saint Thomas Center St. Edward Seminary, a Catholic seminary building in Kenmore, Washington. Pizzorno served as president until his retirement in June 2000. During his tenure, Bastyr became the first accredited university of natural medicine and the first center for alternative medicine research funded by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine, the predecessor to the controversial National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, its campus is surrounded by Saint Edward State Park's hemlock forest. In November, 2005, the university purchased the property, which it had been leasing from the Archdiocese of Seattle. In 2010, Bastyr merged with Seattle Midwifery School to offer a Master of Science degree to become a direct-entry midwife eligible for certification. Bastyr offers bachelor's completion, master's, combined undergraduate/masters and certificate programs.

Average first-year cost not including room and board for undergraduate programs is $26,523, for the doctorate in naturopathic medicine is $39,589. Bastyr presents itself as the "Harvard of naturopathic medicine." The Princeton Review reports that the naturopathic medicine program at Bastyr had an acceptance rate of 68%. Bastyr University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities as an institution that can grant undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Bastyr's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, a naturopathic organization affiliated with the naturopathic profession; the Master of Science in Acupuncture, the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has accredited Bastyr's Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics, Master of Science in Nutrition with Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship.

Bastyr University has received approval from the state of Washington as a recognized midwifery training facility and provides education for midwifery students in the articulated Bachelor/Master of Science in Midwifery degree. Both programs are accredited through the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council; the university is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges and Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Bastyr offers many non-degree continuing education courses. One course offered alleges to teach the adjustment of cranial bones to influence "craniosacral rhythms", despite this practice being implausible as such rhythms do not exist and the cranial bones in adults are fused together. Bastyr's main campus sits on athletic fields near Lake Washington; the Saint Edward State Park forest surrounds it on three sides. Housing facilities include a student village of 11 cottage-style buildings designed to blend into the campus's natural setting and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum specifications.

The campus includes a renovated chapel built in the 1950s for the St. Edward Seminary, now rented for musical performances and other events; the chapel is known for its acoustical quality and architectural details, which include stained-glass windows, a box-beam ceiling. Scores for films including Brokeback Mountain, About Schmidt, Mr. Holland's Opus, Mirror Mirror and for video games have been recorded in the chapel. Dave Matthews used it to record the orchestral track for one of his albums. Seattle chef Jim Watkins became director of food services in 2011 and introduced meat dishes to the strictly vegetarian menu. Bastyr operates a naturopathic teaching clinic in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. In September 2012, Bastyr University California opened in a two-story commercial building in San Diego with a small teaching clinic on the ground floor; the program offers the doctor of naturopathic medicine program After the school opened, the The San Diego Union-Tribune did not cover the event until months later.

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Benita Mehra

Benita Mehra FIET, FWES, FIHEEM is a British engineer working in London. She was President of the Women's Engineering Society from 2015–2018. Benita Mehra studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the City University London before completing an MSc in Construction Management at Heriot-Watt University. Upon graduation she joined British Airports Authority the airports operator and with their support attained chartered status, having been seconded from BAA into a manufacturing company. In 2005, Mehra achieved an MBA in Henley Business School, allowing her to manage large groups of engineers. In 2015 she became a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management, the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2016. After the British prime minister Boris Johnson had appointed Mehra to the Grenfell Tower inquiry, it was found that the Women's Engineering Society had received a £71,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation, whose board includes several senior Arconic executives.

Arconic had made the cladding panels that were the principal reason why the Grenfell Tower flames had spread so rapidly. Amid mounting conflict of interest allegations, Mehra resigned from the Grenfell inquiry panel, citing'a regrettable oversight'. In 2016, Mehra became the President of the Women's Engineering Society. Under her guidance, National Women in Engineering Day became an international celebration, she has campaigned for women to be more welcomed back into the engineering workforce after time taken out for maternity leave, encouraging small-to-medium enterprises to explore job-sharing for mid career workers. Mehra works to inspire the next generation, working with teachers and girls to highlight careers in engineering, she is a judge of the annual Top 50 Women in Engineering campaign run by The Telegraph newspaper. She received an Honorary Doctorate for Science for her diversity work from Chichester University in 2017

Café (film)

Café is a 2010 independent drama film directed by Marc Erlbaum. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Daniel Eric Gold, Alexa Vega and Jamie Kennedy, Hewitt's boyfriend at the time of filming. A good-hearted musician struggles to find a way to tell his beautiful barista coworker that he loves her, despite the fact that she is in a relationship. Meanwhile and customers at the café where they work have their own problems and encounters. A police officer keeps his eye on his wayward cousin, who owes money to a charismatic dealer, a married man contemplates his relationship with a good-looking new acquaintance. However, one customer learns he is in fact the main character in the microcosm of the café, all designed by a young girl, God. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Claire Alexa Vega as Sally Jamie Kennedy as Glenn Michaela McManus as the Movie Woman Madeline Carroll as Elly Daniel Eric Gold as Todd Cecelia Ann Birt as Earth Mother Katie Lowes as Kelly Hubbel Palmer as Avatar Richard Short as the Writer Khan Baykal as Colin Derek Cecil as the Movie Man Vaughn Goland as the Tattooed Goth Dude Gavin Bellour as Dave Clayton Prince as the Cop Adam Shapiro as Smitty Michael Satin as the Incredibly Tattooed Man Daniel McCaughan, J.

D. as the Dancing & Computer Patron Filming started on May 11, 2009 in Philadelphia and ended in June 2009. The film premiered at the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2010. In February 2011, Maya Releasing acquired the film rights for the US theatrical and home video release and foreign sales of Café. Café opened on August 2011 in Los Angeles, California; the Los Angeles Times gave the film a mixed review, commending the acting from the leads but stating that the "story lines don't all intertwine beyond their shared location." The film won the "Crystal Heart Award" at the 2010 Heartland Film Festival, with producer Chris Wyatt attending to accept the trophy. "New Song" by Birdie Busch "High Noon" by The Albertsons "Orphan" by La Strada "Butterfly" by Michelle Nágy "Flesh and Bone" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects "Sorry Waltz" by Hezekiah Jones "This Town" by Emily Rodgers "Song For Tom" by The Innocence Mission "Mama" by La Strada "Firefly" by Mama Mac "Sweet Changin' Heart" by Andrew Lipske & the Prospects "Farewell" by Chris Kasper "When They Fight, They Fight" by The Generationals "Paperback Man" by Drew Pearson "Heron Blue" by Sun Kil Moon "Sing To Me" by Stephen Bluhm "Her Rotating Head" by Bachelorette "Gone Away From Me" by Ray LaMontagne "The Gun" by The Daily Parade "Tumbling" by Maus Haus "Alone" by Palomar "The Air Between Us" by Palomar "Slightly Under Water" by Red Heart the Ticker "Telegram" by Buried Beds "Bury Me Closer" by Palomar "Poison" by Emily Ana Zeitlyn and the Weeds "Fully" by Teddy Goldstein "There'll Be Pizza in the Valley" by Little Ocean "Broken" by Chauncey Jacks "Clover" by Ramona Falls "Salt Sack" by Ramona Falls "Home" by Marla "Not The Real Thing" by Teddy GoldsteinAdditional Music by Christopher Brady Café on IMDb Café at Rotten Tomatoes