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Editiing Wikipedia while drunk seems like a good idea when you are drunk, but is it really? Yes it is! You can get all the important information distilled into one article so just one article is needed!
- 1 Biographical information
- 2 Early life and career
- 3 Geographical Information
- 4 The Fort
- 5 TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes
- 6 The Eephus Pitch
- 7 Cultural District
- 8 NATO
- 9 James Bay
- 10 Richard Bey
- 11 Charlie Sheen
- 12 Ben Vereen
- 13 Lima Bean
- 14 Cheesehead
- 15 Buick Roadmaster
- 16 McDonnell Douglas DC-10
- 17 Mashed Potato
- 18 English Beer
- 19 Argentina
- 20 External links
Early life and career
Bush began his career in the oil industry in 1979 when he established Arbusto Energy, an oil and gas exploration company he formed in 1977 with leftover funds from his education trust fund and money from other investors. Some of this funding came from the bin Laden family, which in 1994 publicly distanced itself from its kinsman Osama bin Laden. The 1979 energy crisis hurt Arbusto and, after a name change to Bush Exploration Co., Bush sold the company in 1984 to Spectrum 7, another Texas oil and gas exploration firm. Under the terms of the sale, Spectrum 7 made Bush its chief executive officer. Spectrum 7 lost money, and in 1986 it was merged into Harken Energy Corporation, with Bush becoming a director of Harken.
MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of PC cabinet minister and lumber businessman Elmer MacKay. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University in 1987, MacKay then studied Law at Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991. He worked as a lawyer for firms in Halifax and Dusseldorf, Germany. In 1993, MacKay accepted an appointment as Crown Attorney for the Central Region of Nova Scotia. He prosecuted cases at all levels, including youth and provincial courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. MacKay suggested that the major impetus for his entry in federal politics were his frustrations with the shortcomings in the justice system, particularly his perception that the courts do not care enough about the impact crime has on victims.
She married Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Casey Daigle on January 15, 2005 at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Jennie came to prominence when she defeated Anna Kournikova in an ESPN online poll as the most attractive female athlete. She has appeared on various talk shows promoting softball and the US Olympic Team, and also hosts a segment on This Week in Baseball. Her TWIB segment often features her pitching to major-league baseball players, using a softball and pitching from the same distance she would in a softball game. Finch usually strikes out the baseball players; her fastball of 71 mph is equivalent to a fastball of nearly 100 mph in baseball, where the pitcher's rubber is about 20 feet farther away than in softball.
Finch was offered a lucrative contract to appear naked for men's magazine Playboy, but commented to the press on August 14, 2004 that such an offer wasn't going to tempt her. She commented that she'd "rather be a role model for young girls." She said that "[m]uscles on women are beautiful, but my personal decision is to stay away from those things; to stay away from that."
His father, Aedh mac Eogan Ua Conchobair, was killed in battle at Coill an Clochain by Aed Breifnech Ua Conchobair. His place was taken by Ruaidri mac Cathal Ua Conchobair who nevertheless ruled for less than a year; the annals laconicly note in 1310 that Felim, the son of Hugh, son of Owen O'Conor, assumed the place of his father.
Felim was killed at the Second Battle of Athenry at the head of a massive Irish army thought to comprise at least 20,000 men, mainly from Connacht, the midlands and Ulster. A son, Aedh mac Felim Ua Conchobair, would later become King of Connacht, as would his grandson, Tairdelbach mac Aedh Ua Conchobair.
Bayside is the name of a neighborhood in the Borough of Queens of New York City, New York in the United States of America. It is a mostly suburban neighborhood. The Bayside Long Island Rail Road station is located here, as are a number of churches, a library, and many commercial establishments. Bayside is home to two major New York City high schools, Bayside High School and Benjamin Cardozo High School. It is also home of Queensborough Community College, a branch of the CUNY (City University Of New York) System. It is known for its nursing, music and musical technology programs and state of the art recording studios. Bay Terrace is a community of garden apartments located in the north section of the neighborhood; an adjacent shopping center was named for the community. Bayside is generally a peaceful neighborhood with a view of the Throgs Neck Bridge that leads to the Bronx. The Coast Guard station at Fort Totten is at the northernmost point of the neighborhood.
Thunder Bay (48°23′N 89°15′W, time zone EST) is a city in Thunder Bay District, Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is the second largest city in Northern Ontario. The city takes its name from the immense bay at the head of Lake Superior, known on 18th century French maps as "Baie du Tonnerre". The city was formed in 1970 by the merger of the cities of Fort William, Ontario, Port Arthur, Ontario and the townships of Neebing and McIntyre. Its port forms an important link in the shipping of grain and other products from western Canada through the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the east coast. The city is often referred to as the Lakehead or Canadian Lakehead because of its location at the end of Great Lakes navigation.
During its history it has seen a number of famous figures within its boundaries. One was Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, one of the strongest advocates of the airpower in the US Army after World War I. He was posted there after being demoted to Colonel for disobeying orders.
It also saw Dwight Eisenhower, who was posted to Fort Sam Houston twice during his career, as First Lieutenant Eisenhower in 1915–17 and again 1939–41. On 2 October 1915, Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower was introduced to Mamie Dowd at the Officers' Mess in Fort Sam Houston. They were married in 1916 and lived there in 1916–17. During his time at Fort Sam Houston, Eisenhower was promoted to Captain. As Colonel Eisenhower, he returned to Fort Sam Houston in 1939 serving as Chief of Staff, 3rd Army. During this period he was promoted to Brigadier General and it was at Fort Sam Houston on a quiet December afternoon in 1941 that he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This event would not only change the course of American history but his personal history as well.
Currently, Fort Sam Houston serves as the home of the United States Army Medical Division (AMEDD), and is the training base for most army medical programs, including Combat Medical Specialist 91W10, most of the 91-series Military Occupation Specialties, and the officer and warrant officer training courses for the Army Medical Corps, Army Nurse Corps, and Army Medical Specialist Corps. The base also contains Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes
TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes was a weekly NBC television series that ran from 1984 to 1988. The series was an offshoot of the Dick Clark-produced series TV's Censored Bloopers and the Carson Productions-produced Practical Jokes. Dick Clark and Ed McMahon hosted the series.
The Eephus Pitch
In baseball, an eephus pitch is a "junk pitch" which has "nothing on it"—very little velocity and catches the hitter off-guard. Its invention is attributed to Rip Sewell of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1930s. Sewell had been shot in the right foot--some sources say in a hunting accident--and had to come up with a delivery that didn't rely on pivoting the foot. According to Pirates manager Frankie Frisch, the pitch was named by outfielder Maurice van Robays, who when asked what it meant replied, "Eephus ain't nothin'."
The Eephus is thrown overhand like most pitches, but is characterized by the unusual high arc of its trajectory and its corresponding slow velocity, bearing more resemblance to a slow-pitch softball delivery than to traditional baseball. It is considered a "trick" pitch because in comparison to normal baseball pitches (70 to 100 miles per hour), an Eephus pitch appears to move in slow motion. Hitters typically get very anxious, swing wildly, or ground out.
After appearing in over 300 major league games, Rip Sewell only gave up one career home run off the Eephus, to Ted Williams in the 1946 All-Star Game. Williams challenged Sewell to throw the Eephus. Sewell obliged, and Williams missed the pitch. However, Sewell then announced that he was going to throw the pitch again, and Williams clobbered it for a home run. Years later, Williams admitted that he had been running towards the pitch as he hit it, and photographs reveal that he was a few feet in front of the batter's box when he made contact (which would've resulted in an out if it was caught by the umpire).
Pitchers known to have employed the Eephus pitch include: Dave LaRoche, Bob Tewksbury, and Orlando Hernandez. Left-hander Bill Lee, known as "The Space Man", threw a variant of it he called the Space Ball, or, occasionally, the Leephus. In Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, Lee twice retired Tony Perez, a future Hall of Famer with the pitch. The third time he came up, Lee tried it again, but Perez hit a homer that won the game and the World Series. (There were reports that Perez hit it so hard that the Boston outfielders didn't even bother turning their heads to watch it fly.) The ever-philosophical Lee said after the game, "Live by the slow curve, die by the slow curve."
Steve Hamilton of the New York Yankees was known for throwing the folly floater. He also developed a pitch called the hesitation hummer. This pitch started with the classic slow delivery of the folly floater but then would be "hummed" in as a fastball. The hesitation hummer worked with the folly floater and Hamilton had modest success with the pitch. Fans at Yankee Stadium, during the mid to late 1960's, loved to see Hamilton work these novel pitches in his relief appearances.
Some nicknames for the Eephus include: LaLob, Folly Floater, Bloop Curve.
See also: List of pitches
- <a href="http://themodern.org/" class="external text" title="http://themodern.org/" rel="nofollow|The Modern]] (formerly the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), founded in 1892, is the oldest art museum in Texas. Its permanent collection consists of some 2,600 works of post-war art. In 2002, the museum moved into a new home designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949. Its other official name is the French equivalent, l'Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN).
The core provision of the treaty is Article V, which states:
- The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all. Consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
This provision was intended so that if the USSR and its allies launched an attack against the Western European allies of the United States, it would be treated as if it was an attack on all member states, including the United States, which has the largest military in the alliance and could thus provide the most significant retaliation. However, the feared invasion of Western Europe never came. Instead, the provision was invoked for the first time in the treaty's history on September 12, 2001, in response to the September 11 attacks on the United States the day before.
French, Baie James) is a large body of water on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada. It borders the provinces of Quebec and Ontario; islands within the bay are part of Nunavut. The James Bay watershed is the site of several major hydroelectric projects, and is also a destination for river-based recreation.
Richard Bey was a popular talk show host in the early 1990s, hosting The Richard Bey Show. His show featured such events as two obese women fighting over a Twinkie. After his show was cancelled in 1996, he has worked as a morning host on New York's WABC radio.
He was born in New York City, a "blue baby" who needed immediate medical attention. His father is Martin Sheen and he is brother to three other actors, Emilio Estevez, Ramón Estevez, Jr. and Renée Estevez.
Sheen's film career began in 1984, and his first major role was in Platoon (1986). In 1987, he starred with his father, Martin, in Wall Street. His private life has been dogged by trouble, including drugs and a shooting, and he has frequently been in trouble with the police.
He has recently played the lead role in the political television sitcom, Spin City (as Michael J. Fox's replacement on that show). He now plays the role of Charlie on the sitcom Two and a Half Men, which debuted in 2003.
Sheen was married to Donna Peele from September 3, 1995 to November 19, 1996. He then married another well-known actress, Denise Richards, on June 15, 2002. Their marriage ended in March 2005, and produced two daughters, Samantha Katherine Estevez (born March 9, 2004) and Lola Irene Estevez (born June 1, 2005). Sheen also has a daughter by former girlfriend Paula Profit, Cassandra Estevez (born 1985).
Ben Vereen (born October 10, 1946) is an American actor. Born in Miami, Florida, he has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won one for the show Pippin in 1973. Vereen is currently starring in the Broadway musical Wicked starring as the Wizard.
His work in theater has also landed him many appearances on various TV shows including:
- The Jamie Foxx Show
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Touched by an Angel
- The Muppet Show
- The Love Boat
Origin, distribution and varieties
The lima bean is of Andean and Mesoamerican origin. Two separate domestication events are believed to have occurred. The first, taking place in the Andes around 6500 BC, produced a large-seeded variety (Lima type), while the second, taking place most likely in Mesoamerica around 800 AD, produced a small-seeded variety (Sieva type). By 1300 AD, cultivation spread to North America, and in the sixteenth century arrived and began to be cultivated in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The small-seeded wild form (Sieva type) is found distributed from Mexico to Argentina, generally below 1600 meters above sea level, while the large-seeded wild form (Lima type) is found distributed in Ecuador and the north of Peru, between 320 and 2030 meters above sea level.
Both bush and pole (vine) varieties exist, the latter from one to four meters in height. The pods are up to 15 cm long. The mature seeds are 1 to 3 cm long and oval to kidney shaped. In most varieties the seeds are quite flat, but in the "potato" varieties the shape approaches spherical. White seeds are common, but black, red, orange and variously mottled seeds are also known. The immature seeds are uniformly green.
Immature lima beans are one of the principal ingredients of succotash.
Food and forage uses of the plant itself are limited by the content of the glucoside linamarin, which gives off hydrocyanic acid. This glucoside develops in the last stages of maturation and is concentrated in the youngest shoots and in the seeds. Although the seeds of different varieties differ in their linamarin content, lima beans should always be thoroughly cooked for safety.
Harvest is from 65 to 115 days after planting, according to the variety. Harvesting must be done in a staggered way because production is prolonged and there may be fully mature dry pods present at the same time as new flowers.
Lima beans typically yield 2900 to 5000 kilograms of seed and 3000 to 8000 kilograms of biomass per hectare.
Note: The preceding three articles appearing in BJAODN in a row are a Pinky and the Brain reference, as Brain once used the magic spell "Charlie Sheen, Ben Vereen, shrink to the size of a lima bean"
Cheesehead is usually a derogatory term that refers to a person from Wisconsin or the Netherlands (it may also be used by natives of the region in a non-derogatory fashion), referring to the large volume of cheese production in those locales.
Cheesehead is also the name of a brand of hat that is shaped like a large wedge of cheese (generally made out of some light plastic or foam). They are primarily worn in Wisconsin, generally at the football games of the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay Packers fans wearing these hats are called Cheeseheads.
The 'Cheesehead' trademark is owned by Foamation Inc. of St. Francis, WI, who began manufacture of the wearable, foam cheesehead in 1987.
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Buick revived the Roadmaster name for a B-body station wagon in 1991. A sedan joined it for 1992, and both were produced through 1996. The Roadmaster was very similar to the Chevrolet Caprice, and Oldsmobile sold a nearly-identical Custom Cruiser wagon for 1991 and 1992. All these wagons initially used Chevrolet's 5.0 L V8, but both Buicks used the larger 5.7 L version from 1992.
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. The model was a successor to the Douglas DC-8 for long-range operations, and competed in the same markets as the Airbus A300, Boeing 747 "jumbo jet", and the physically similar Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. Many were built for the United States Air Force as air-to-air refueling tankers, designated the KC-10 Extender.
Mashed potato (mashed potatoes in American English) or puréed potato is a common way of serving potato in many countries, including Germany, Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. It is made from mashed boiled potatoes (peeled or unpeeled), with heated milk or cream and butter or vegetable oil added. An French variation adds egg yolk for Pommes duchesse that is piped through a pastry tube into wavy ribbons and rosettes, brushed with butter and lightly browned.
Many cooks feel that making the dish successfully is dependent on first returning the boiled (and drained) potatoes to the empty pot and heating them to drive off surplus steam. Others feel that this is an unnecessary step. The success of the dish, however, does depend on how the potatoes are mashed. If the potato cells are damaged in the process (as by putting them in a food processor), the starch they contain makes the mashed potato sticky; a ricer, which passes the boiled potato through small openings, produces a refined texture and is generally agreed to produce the best result. Other ways of making them include using a hand implement that actually mashes them in the pot or using an electric mixer (not a blender) to purée them in what is also called whipped potatoes.
In addition to butter, cream, or milk, mashed potato may also be seasoned with salt, pepper, and/or a dash of nutmeg. A white turnip cooked and mashed with the potatoes in a proportion of about 1:10, provides a slight "bite" that mashed potatoes proverbially lack. Alternatively, a little garlic may be cooked with it. In the U.S., mashed potatoes are often covered with gravy. In the UK, mashed potato is sold at pie and mash shops. It is often served with sausage, in this form being called bangers and mash. Mashed potato was the primary source of humour in the children's television series Bodger and Badger.
In many American households, the top of each serving is hollowed with a spoon in order to form a gravy and/or butter volcano crater.
Powdered mashed potato mixes are also available, as well as frozen varieties. The powdered varieties vary in quality and texture, and purists generally consider them to be inferior. A campaign for one such product (Smash) memorably launched the business of advertising agency Boase Massimi Pollitt.
English beer has a long history, and is quite distinct traditions from most other beer brewing countries.
Unusually, England is one of the very few countries (along with Ireland) where ales, beers brewed by warm fermentation rather than lagers have remained dominant. In addition cask conditioned beer rather than bottled beer is still normal, with the beer finishing its maturing in casks in the cellar of the pub rather than at the brewery.
One common stereotype of the English (and indeed most residents of the British Isles) concerns their love of "warm beer". In fact, their beer is usually served around 12 degrees Celsius — not as cool as most cold drinks, but still cool enough to be refreshing. Modern-day pubs keep their beer constantly at this temperature, but originally beer would be served at the temperature of the cellar in which it was stored. Proponents of British beer say that it relies on subtler flavours than that of other nations, and these are brought out by serving it at a temperature that would make other beers seem harsh. Where harsher flavours do exist in beer (most notably in those brewed in Yorkshire), these are traditionally mitigated by serving the beer through a hand pump fitted with a sparkler, a device that mixes air with the beer, oxidising it slightly and softening the flavour. Nowadays, by law, only real ale may be served via a hand pump, not a typical way for mass-produced beers to be served; it is common to find the latter sold in bottles or drawn from a carbon dioxide-driven tap. Real Ale is championed by the Campaign for Real Ale. With the growing of hops being characteristic of southern counties in particular Kent, traditional southern beers, such as London Pride, south of a line that can been drawn from the Bristol Channel to the Wash (on the east coast of England), typically contain more hops than those found north of this line such as Boddingtons.