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Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour.[1] He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. Early life[edit] Hicks was born in Valdosta, Georgia, the son of James Melvin "Jim" Hicks (1923–2006) and Mary Reese Hicks, the younger sibling of Lynn and Steve. Career[edit] Beginnings[edit] Legacy[edit] Related:  Take your Pick

Wayne Cochran Wayne Cochran (born 1939, Thomaston , Georgia , United States ) is an American soul singer, known for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour . He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul . [ 1 ] Cochran is best known today for writing the song " Last Kiss ", which he performed with his band, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Cochran is currently a minister in Miami, Florida . Album discography [ edit ] Cochran (in white cape) with the C.C Riders (male backup group) and the Sweet Delights (female backup group), 1977. Wayne Cochran! References [ edit ] External links [ edit ]

George Carlin George Denis Patrick Carlin[1] (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.[2] Carlin was noted for his black comedy as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. Early life[edit] Carlin joined the United States Air Force when he was old enough, and was trained as a radar technician. Career[edit] 1960s[edit] Carlin (right) with singer Buddy Greco in Away We Go (1967). George Carlin in 1969 Carlin was present at Lenny Bruce's arrest for obscenity.

Remembering Paolo Soleri 1919-2013 Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri , architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. His own lifetime of work is represented in models, drawings, books, lectures and museum exhibits throughout the world. More on the life of Paolo Soleri after the break… Paolo Soleri’s ideas are embodied on the ground in the flowing forms of his architectural workshop Cosanti in Paradise Valley, (now an Arizona Historic Landmark) and in the continuing construction at Arcosanti, the urban laboratory on the high desert in central Arizona. Soleri continued questioning and creating until his death. A public memorial service to celebrate the life of Paolo Soleri will be held at Arcosanti later this year. Obituary provided by Arcosanti .

Thom Yorke Early life[edit] Career[edit] Radiohead[edit] By the time of their second album, The Bends (1995), Radiohead had attracted a large fanbase and had begun to receive wider critical acclaim. After the album's release, the American rock band R.E.M. picked Radiohead as its opening act for the European leg of their tour.[24] During the tour, Yorke and R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe became close friends; Stipe gave him advice on how to deal with the demands of being in a famous rock band.[25] During the production of the band's third album, OK Computer (1997), all five members of Radiohead had differing opinions and equal production roles, with Yorke having "the loudest voice", according to guitarist Ed O'Brien.[26] OK Computer was heralded as a landmark album by nearly every publication that reviewed it, establishing Radiohead as one of the leading alternative rock acts of the 1990s. But Yorke was ambivalent about this success. Solo work[edit] Yorke released his solo album The Eraser in 2006.

How to Wrestle with a Difficult Decision: Advice from Sergeant Alvin C. York Corporal Alvin C. York silently led his squad of men through the thick underbrush and dense fog of the Argonne Forest early the morning of October 8, 1918. His regiment had been tasked with charging down Hill 223 and making their way across an open plain towards the Decauville Railroad. Their mission was to cut off this supply line in hopes of pressuring the Germans to surrender. The commander of York’s Company G, Captain E.C.B. What they encountered first were two stretcher bearers, who took off at the sight of the Americans. While the remaining 7 privates took cover, York alone continued to fire at the enemy, methodically picking off the German machine gunners one by one. Not that York was eager to kill the men. Yet York was not out of danger yet. When the corporal turned his attention back to his 7 privates and 20 POWs, he saw that a German commander among the latter had been firing at him the whole time from behind! York delivered his prisoners to regimental headquarters. Alvin C.

George Lowe George Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1957)[1][2][3] is an American voice actor/comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, a role which he played for all 110 episodes spanning fourteen years before the series ended in 2008, along with its spin-off Cartoon Planet.[4] He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series, but did not reprise the role for the 2012 revival of Cartoon Planet. He also makes recurring voice appearances in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Early life[edit] Acting roles[edit] As Space Ghost[edit] Lowe has performed Space Ghost's voice more than any other role in his acting career, and he has portrayed the character more often than any other actor. Minor roles[edit] Lowe is a recurring character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force where he plays himself. Lowe has done announcing work for Sponsors vs. Notes

Ancient Egyptian Agriculture Revolved Around 3 Seasons And Was Heavily Dependent On Irrigation Agriculture has arguably been the single most crucial development in human history. The methods of cultivating and harvesting crops have been perfected over thousands upon thousands of years, dating as far back as the Neolithic Era of 10,000 BC, and no civilization has been more integral to such advancements than the people of Ancient Egypt. However, unlike other regions of the world, Egyptian agriculture was dictated entirely by the cyclical flooding of the Nile River, a natural form of irrigation that divided the farming calendar into three distinct seasons. The first of these three periods was known as the Flooding Season, or Aketo , which occurred from July to October. To take full advantage of the rise and fall of the Nile, Egyptians developed a form of water management known as basin irrigation, whereupon a strategic network of manmade channels ran both perpendicular and parallel to the river. I am mentally unstable and desperate and I need help.

Henry Rollins Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, spoken word artist, and activist.[1][2][3] He is now hosting a radio show and doing speaking tours.[4][5] Early life[edit] Rollins was born Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington, D.C.[6] He is the only child of Iris H. Garfield, a federal employee in the health and education sectors,[7] and Paul Jerome Garfield, an economist who is a PhD and published author on the subject.[8][9] When he was three years old, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in the affluent Glover Park neighborhood of the city.[6][10][11] His mother taught him how to read before he was enrolled in kindergarten.[12] As a child and teenager, Rollins suffered from depression and low self-esteem.[13] In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school. Music career[edit] State of Alert[edit] Black Flag[edit] Joe Cole[edit]

Family Concerned After John McCain Wanders Into Syria WASHINGTON—Members of Sen. John McCain’s family expressed deep concern Tuesday after receiving word that the aging legislator had wandered off into Syria. “Unfortunately, this has been happening a lot lately; he’ll walk out of the Capitol building, get disoriented, and then we get a call late at night saying that John is in Syria,” McCain’s wife Cindy said upon learning that her 76-year-old husband turned up in the war-torn country after ambling across the Turkey-Syria border and delivering a rambling, incoherent speech to a group of rebels. “Then one of us has to go to Syria, pick him up, and bring him back to Washington. We’re going to have to sit down soon and decide what to do about this before he seriously hurts himself.” McCain’s wife added that her husband’s recent trip to Syria was the most alarming episode for her family since the elderly Arizona senator got into his car, started driving, and ended up lost in the 2008 presidential election.

Doug Stanhope Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his abrasive, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views. Life and career[edit] He has made appearances at several major comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just For Laughs, US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, the Chicago Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, where he won the Strathmore Press Award in 2002.[citation needed] Stanhope was the winner of the 1995 San Francisco International Comedy Competition where he edged out Dane Cook in a three-week contest.[2] On September 25, 2008, Stanhope appeared as a guest panelist on the Channel 4 programme 8 Out of 10 Cats whilst touring in London. Stanhope lives in the Warren tract of Bisbee, Arizona, near the US–Mexico border in a small house with musician/author Amy "Bingo" Bingaman. Stanhope's 7th album, From Across The Street, was released on November 24, 2009. Comedic style[edit]

Man arrested for sending Craigslist sex party to neighbor’s house Perpetrators of the worst practical joke on the Internet, be warned: If you pose as someone else on Craigslist and invite sex-hungry strangers to that person’s house, you will get charged with a felony. Meet 30-year-old Jason T. Willis, of Waterford, Wis. who’s sitting in jail today on a $1,000 bond. Willis has been charged with felony identity theft and is currently sitting in jail awaiting a May 28 court appearance. “I’m a senior lady who is looking for some fun and adventure along with some pleasuring!!” So many visitors came to the woman’s home she plastered signs across her property warning that the ads were a lie, but they kept coming. 14th Dalai Lama The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub,[1] 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.[2] He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet. The Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Qinghai (known to Tibetans as Amdo),[3] and was selected as the rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama two years later, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he denounced the People's Republic and established a Tibetan government in exile. Early life and background[edit] The Dalai Lama as a boy House where the 14th Dalai Lama was born Life as the Dalai Lama[edit] Exile to India[edit]