Encyclopedia Literature [ home ] Major update during Aug.-Oct. 2014. Major update during Nov. 2008 including reformatting (e.g. what was I thinking using all those HTML lists?) Contained herein are links and books in my personal collection (well, a few aren't...yet) in the general category of unusual literature, for which the best definition I can come up with at the moment is: stuff I like that's a little or a lot different than most of the stuff you'll find down at the local Books'R'Us. I guess the ultimate goal is to provide somewhere for myself and others of my particular bent (and I use that word very deliberately) to go to find something to read during those times when the usual fodder just isn't satisfying the need, as well as to provide a web presence for the writings of obscure/unusual authors who deserve wider recognition. Suggestions and commentary are more than welcome and will be fully credited unless otherwise desired. Enjoy. Meta, i.e. Books About BooksRich, creamery metabookage. Meta-Books Authors
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31 Adorable Slang Terms for Sexual Intercourse from the Last 600 Years Lexicographer Jonathon Green’s comprehensive historical dictionary of slang, Green’s Dictionary of Slang, covers hundreds of years of jargon, cant, and naughty talk. He has created a series of online timelines (here and here) where the words too impolite, indecent, or risqué for the usual history books are arranged in the order they came into fashion. (If you don’t see any words on the timelines, zoom out using the bar on the right.) We’ve already had fun with the classiest terms for naughty bits. Here are the most adorable terms for sexual intercourse from the last 600 or so years. Many of them have origins so obscure they hardly make sense at all, but that doesn’t detract from their bawdy adorability in the slightest. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.
the free encyclopedia Literary Encyclopedia | Welcome Murderpedia Murder of Shirley Duguay In 1994, Shirley Duguay of Prince Edward Island, Canada went missing and was later found dead in a shallow grave. Among the most compelling pieces of evidence in the case was a leather jacket covered in Duguay's blood and over two dozen white feline hairs. Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigators recalled that during a previous interview with the estranged husband, Douglas Beamish, that he had a white cat of which he named Snowball. The detectives confiscated the cat and drew blood in which they intended to use DNA fingerprinting to compare it to the DNA found in the white hairs from the jacket, but they found that no one in the world had done this before. After contacting the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, a laboratory specializing not in forensics, but in the study of genetic diseases, detectives and scientists were able to develop a method in which to test the feline DNA. Wikipedia.org Parole denied for P.E.I. man who killed common-law wife August 01, 2013
Page details for Operation Pillar of Defense Operation Pillar of Defense (Hebrew: עַמּוּד עָנָן, ʿAmúd ʿAnán, literally: "Pillar of Cloud") was an eight-day Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operation in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip, officially launched on 14 November 2012 with the killing of Ahmed Jabari, chief of the Gaza military wing of Hamas. During the course of the operation, the IDF claimed to have struck more than 1,500 sites in the Gaza Strip, including rocket launchpads, weapon depots, government facilities, and apartment blocks. Gaza officials said 133 Palestinians had been killed in the conflict: 79 militants, 53 civilians, and a policeman. They estimated that 840 Palestinians were wounded. Many families were displaced. One airstrikekilled ten members of the al-Dalu family. Although the official English name of the operation is Pillar of Defense, the Hebrew name translates as Pillar of Cloud. Hamas labelled its actions as "Operation Stones of Shale" (Qur'an 105:4).
Celtic Zodiac Index Celtic Astrology was created by the Druids sometime around 1000BC. The Druid religion was based on 3 basic strands of belief: the first was to remember their ancestors and the past; the second was to have an understanding of nature so that they could work with it, not against it; and the third was to explore the connection of everyday reality with that of the spiritual realm. In Celtic astrology, the zodiac is based on the trees that the Druids held sacred. It was believed that the trees themselves expressed personal characteristics that could then be associated with particular months of the year. Unlike the Greco-Roman zodiac, the Celtic calendar has 13 astrological signs based on lunar months. Please click a Zodiac picture for more information about that sign!
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Search Engines June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines. Writing These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process. Research Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap. Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.WorldCat: If you need a book from the library, try out this tool. Reference Need to look up a quote or a fact? Niche Writers
The (un)Official Freetrack Users Q&A Thread Since BIS have surprised and delighted us all with the addition of full Freetrack support in the recent beta (pause for prolonged applause) I thought it might be a good idea to start a General Freetrack Thread, where people can share ideas and knowledge about using Freetrack, specifically with Arma2. Hopefully, others will do the same, and newcomers will be able to find out all they need to know here...So - Thanks once again BIS, on behalf of the whole Arma2 Freetrack Users Community!... and I'll start things off with a brief look at my own Freetrack kit and how easy it was to put together...OK - I'm assuming firstly that everyone knows basically how headtracking works - there's essentially two options - active or passive tracking... The "legs" are the legs from an old pair of sunglasses, the "clip" is a cheap cableclip for sticking round the back of hi-fi's and stuff - it came in a big pack for £1, all different sizes - that one fitted the side of my headphones nicely...
Salsa Rhythm Introduction Salsa music has a complex rhythm. Understanding the rhythm can help you to find the 1-beat or find the 2-beat so that you know when to start dancing. Not necessarily all these instruments will be used in salsa music and even when they are, the rhythm that each instrument plays can vary throughout the music - some coming in during the chorus and others in the verse. Clave Clave (pronounced "clah-vay") is both a rhythm and an instrument. Conga The conga is a tall drum that is played with both hands. The full tumbaó rhythm can also be played ("complex"). Cow Bell The cow bell (or "campana" or "bongo bell") is played by the bongo player during the louder parts of salsa music (the "montuno" or "mambo" sections). Timbale In the verses and softer sections of the music a rhythm is often played with a drum stick on the side of a drum such as the timbale or tom. Güiro This is the one that makes that scraping sound. Player Notes