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Yahoo (Gulliver's Travels)

Yahoos are legendary beings in the 1726 satirical novel Gulliver's Travels written by Jonathan Swift. Their behaviour and character representation is meant to comment on the state of Europe from Swift's point of view; the word "yahoo" was coined by Jonathan Swift in the fourth section of Gulliver's Travels and has since entered the English language more broadly. Swift describes Yahoos as filthy with unpleasant habits, "a brute in human form," resembling human beings far too for the liking of protagonist Lemuel Gulliver, he finds the calm and rational society of intelligent horses, the Houyhnhnms preferable. The Yahoos are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" that they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term "yahoo" has come to mean "a crude, brutish or obscenely coarse person". American frontiersman Daniel Boone, who used terms from Gulliver's Travels, claimed that he killed a hairy giant that he called a Yahoo.

Yahoo was referred to first in 1961 in a song of Hindi movie JUNGLE. Yahoos were referred to in a letter sent by serial killer David Berkowitz to New York City police while committing the "Son of Sam" murders in 1976

David McDougall

David McDougall was a United Party and an Independent Member of Parliament for Mataura, in the South Island of New Zealand. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, McDougall came to New Zealand with his wife in 1884, arriving at Port Chalmers on 11 May on the Aorangi. McDougall served on the Gore Borough Council and was Mayor of Gore in 1913, 1915–1919, 1921–1923 and 1927–1928, he unsuccessfully contested the Mataura electorate in the 1919 election as an Independent Liberal, defeated by the incumbent, George James Anderson. He represented the Mataura electorate in the House of Representatives for ten years from 1928 to 1938, when he was defeated. In the 1928 and 1931 elections elections, he was elected as a United Party MP. In 1933, he had voted with Labour members in Parliament on a no-confidence motion and was excluded from the Coalition Government caucus. In the 1935 election McDougall stood as an Independent, was not opposed by Labour, he was successful, voted with Labour. He was defeated in the 1938 election by National's Tom Macdonald.

Davie McDougall was a conspicuous figure in Parliament with his tartan waistcoat and colourful language and behaviour. John A. Lee wrote that McDougall developed a habit of "peppering his talk with humorous asides", which became part of his style as a politician. Davie McDougall "spoke out for the social and economic progress for the people he represented so well and carved for himself a unique place in New Zealand's political history", he retired to Dunedin. Southern People: A Dictionary of Otago and Southland Biography Edited by Jane Thomson Milne, Robert Stephen. Political Parties in New Zealand. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. Wilson, James Oakley. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984. Wellington: V. R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. Wood, G. Anthony, ed.. Ministers and Members: In the New Zealand Parliament. Dunedin: Otago University Press

Rose Psychic

This is a list of major fictional characters of the DC Universe. Samuel Emerson "Slam" Bradley is a fictional character that has appeared in various comic book series published by DC Comics, he is a private detective. Conceived by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and developed by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the character first appeared in Detective Comics #1 and is depicted as a hard bitten, tough private eye who loves working for dames, but prefers the platonic company of his boy sidekick "Shorty" Morgan; the character starred in his own stories during the Golden Age, was revived in supporting character roles. Slam Bradley was outlined by Wheeler-Nicholson in a May 13, 1936 letter to Jerry Siegel, who had created with Joe Shuster DC's character Doctor Occult; the letter stated: "We need some more work from you. We are getting out at least one new magazine in July and two; the first one is in the works. It will contain fewer. From you and Shuster we need sixteen pages monthly. We want a detective hero called'Slam Bradley'.

He is to be an amateur, called in by the police to help unravel difficult cases. He should combine both brains and brawn, be able to think and reason cleverly and able as well to slam bang his way out of a bar room brawl or mob attack. Take every opportunity to show him in a torn shirt with swelling biceps and powerful torso ala Flash Gordon; the pages are to run the same size as New Comics but to contain eight panels a page instead of six". The character Slam Bradley has, from its early onset, been embedded in a history of racism, in which the character is juxtapositioned against Yellow Peril caricatures; the character first appeared as one of several ongoing features, in the debut issue of Detective Comics – an anthology series – in March 1937. He debuted a year before Superman's first appearance, two years before Batman would become the title's lead feature; the character's adventures continued as Batman was introduced in issue #27, continuing as a supporting feature until Detective Comics #152, replaced in the following issue by Roy Raymond, TV Detective.

Bradley would not make another significant appearance for over 32 years and his sidekick Shorty Morgan disappeared completely. The character reappeared in Detective Comics #500. In a story titled "The Too Many Cooks... Caper!", an aging Bradley joined other DC detectives, such as Jason Bard, Pow-Wow Smith, Roy Raymond, the Human Target, Mysto, Magician Detective in solving the murder of a fellow retiring detective. The character returned again in Detective Comics #572, teaming up with detectives Batman, Elongated Man, Sherlock Holmes, he appeared in the Superman titles in the 1990s. However, this incarnation of the character was short-lived; when an older Slam Bradley appeared in Detective Comics, it was explained that the Metropolis character was Slam Bradley, Jr. The character was planned to appear in Tim Truman's 1998 Guns of the Dragon miniseries, set in the 1920s and teamed older versions of Bat Lash and Enemy Ace for an adventure on Dinosaur Island; however another editor had plans for the character, so the character was rewritten as Slam Bradley's heretofore unknown brother Biff, who sacrifices his life to stop the villainous Vandal Savage.

In 2001, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Darwyn Cooke revived the character in the four-part serial "Trail of the Catwoman" in Detective Comics #759-762. In this story, he in the process runs afoul of the Batman; this incarnation of the character is a former police officer in his late 50s who has always worked in Gotham City. Bradley became a supporting cast member in the Catwoman ongoing series, he reveals that he has Sam Bradley Jr. on the Gotham City Police Department. Sam Jr. and Selina Kyle engaged in a romantic relationship that produced Helena Kyle. The character appears in Darwyn Cooke's 2003/2004 DC: The New Frontier as a private investigator working alongside Detective John Jones, in Cooke's Solo #5. Slam made an appearance during a flashback in the story arc "Heart of Hush", where he was the primary detective in the murder of Thomas Elliot's father. Slam was featured in the out-of-continuity comic Legends of the Dark Knight #5, in which he had to team up with Batman to clear his name of a murder charge.

This story was released digitally as Legends of the Dark Knight #11-13. Slam Bradley was portrayed in live-action by Kurt Szarka in the first season of Batwoman. "Slam" Bradley appears in the direct-to-video animated film Justice League: The New Frontier, voiced by Jim Meskimen. He appears as Martian Manhunter's detective partner and helps him and the Batman save a young boy from a cult that worships the Centre. Doctor Death is a mad supervillain appearing in publications by DC Comics; the character was created by Bob Kane as an enemy of the superhero Batman, first appeared in Detective Comics #29. He is notable as the first traditional supervillain to be encountered by the Batman, as well as his first recurring foe. Doctor Occult is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Doctor Occult, referred to by the epithet the "Ghost Detective", is a private investigator and user of magic who specializes in cases involving the supernatural.

Doctor Occult first appeared in 1935 and is the earliest character created by DC Comics still used in the DC Universe. The character first appear

Might and Magic Mobile

Might and Magic Mobile is a role-playing video game developed and released in 2004 by Gameloft Beijing for mobile phones. For centuries, the world of Erathia has been devastated by a war between demons. To make matters worse, the king is being held prisoner by the demon armies; the hero, Ewan, is sent to rescue the king by a mysterious nobleman. His quest will result in encounters with an elf archer, a captain of mercenaries and other friends and foes; the kidnappers will try to set traps in these hostile environments. Might and Magic Mobile II is a role-playing video game developed and released by Gameloft Beijing for mobile phones in October 2007. A sequel to the original Might and Magic Mobile, it acts as a prequel to that game. Like its predecessor, it does not follow the continuity of Magic series; this game is based on a castle storm. The game was released in February 2010 on the Nintendo DSi under the name Legends of Exidia. Legends of Exidia at Legends of Exidia at Metacritic Might and Magic Mobile review at Target PC Might and Magic Mobile review at IGN

Holly Street Livery Stable

The Holly Street Livery Stable is a historic livery stable located at 110 E. Holly St. in Pasadena, California. The brick building has an irregular trapezoidal shape, as it was built next to Santa Fe Railroad tracks. Built in 1904, the stable was first used by John Breiner; the stable was used during the early years of the Rose Parade as both a float construction site and a site for hitching horses to wagons. After the automobile supplanted horse-drawn vehicles, the stable has been used for a variety of other purposes, including a Red Cross thrift store, an auto repair shop, a furniture warehouse; the stable was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1979. Photos from the NRHP nomination

Two Strong Hearts Live

Two Strong Hearts Live is a live album by John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John recorded in Melbourne with Philharmonia Australia in April 2015. The live album was released on 16 June 2015 with the live DVD being released on 21 August 2015. Cameron Adams gave the album 4 out of 5 stars saying, "John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have a chemistry and friendship you just can’t fake, and zero egos. The fact these two were having serious fun is not lost in the recorded translation. You see new sides, like Farnham blitzing'Over the Rainbow' and Livvie cutting loose with rock wailing on'Hit the Road Jack'. That’s another one of the joys here, we get to hear Olivia live and from the divine thrills of'Xanadu' to the spine chills of I Honestly Love You it’s our loss. On the Grease favourites'Summer Nights' and'You’re the One That I Want', Farnham slips into John Travolta mode Farnham sings'Olivia Newton-John' better than ONJ’s original duet partner Cliff Richard". "Overture” "Two Strong Hearts" "Let Me Be There" "Xanadu" "I Honestly Love You" "Tenterfield Saddler" "No One Comes Close" "Love to Shine" "Suddenly" "Dare to Dream" "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" "Burn for You" "Hit the Road Jack / Fever" "You're the One That I Want" "Summer Nights" "Hearts on Fire" "If Not for You" "Everytime You Cry" "Physical" "You're the Voice" "It's a Long Way to the Top" Two Strong Hearts Live debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Charts.

This is the second time Newton-John had topped the charts together. List of number-one albums of 2015