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Geek
The word GEEK is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward". Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to refer to "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake". CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Definitions * 3 Impact * 4 Geek
Geek
chic * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links ETYMOLOGYThe word comes from English dialect geek or geck (meaning a "fool" or "freak "; from Middle Low German
Middle Low German
Geck)
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Richard A. Clarke
RICHARD ALAN CLARKE (born October 27, 1950) is the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism for the United States. Clarke worked for the State Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
appointed him to chair the Counter-terrorism Security Group and to a seat on the United States National Security Council . President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
retained Clarke and in 1998 promoted him to be the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, the chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council . Under President George W. Bush
George W

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Julie Smith (novelist)
JULIE SMITH (born November 25, 1944 in Annapolis, Maryland ) is an American mystery writer , the author of nineteen novels and several short stories . She received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best Novel for her sixth book, New Orleans Mourning (1990). CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Works * 2.1 Novels * 2.2 Short stories * 2.3 Fiction by Series * 2.3.1 Skip Langdon * 2.3.2 Rebecca Schwartz * 2.3.3 Talba Wallis * 2.3.4 Paul MacDonald * 2.4 Essay * 2.5 Progressive novel * 2.6 Edited * 2.7 Awards * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn November 25, 1944 in Annapolis, Maryland she grew up in Savannah, Georgia . She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1965 then worked as a journalist for sixteen years, beginning as a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Barack Obama
Illinois
Illinois
State Senator 2004 DNC keynote address U.S
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Justin Timberlake
JUSTIN RANDALL TIMBERLAKE (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee
Tennessee
, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC , which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R he held starring roles in the films The Social Network , Bad Teacher , Friends with Benefits , and In Time
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Myleene Klass
MYLEENE ANGELA KLASS (born 6 April 1978) is a British singer, pianist, and model, who first rose to prominence as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear\'Say . They released two studio albums and four singles, the first two of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. Klass independently released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007. More recently, Klass is known as a television and radio presenter; she has hosted television shows including Popstar to Operastar (2010–2011) and BBQ Champ (2015) on ITV and The One Show (2007) on BBC One . She was briefly a regular panellist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women in 2014. In April 2012 her net worth was estimated at £ 11 million
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Three Quarter Pants
CAPRI PANTS (also known as THREE QUARTER PANTS, CAPRIS, CROP PANTS, PEDAL PUSHERS , CLAM-DIGGERS, FLOOD PANTS, JAMS, HIGHWATERS, CULOTTES , or TOREADOR PANTS ) are pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers . They typically come down to between knee and calf or ankle length. Capris are widely popular with people in many countries; especially in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Popularity * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYCapri pants were introduced by fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948. The name of the pants is derived from the Italian isle of Capri , where they rose to popularity in the late 1950s and early '60s. The American actress Grace Kelly was among the first movie stars who wore capris on the island. POPULARITYCapris' acceptance in the United States was influenced by the 1960s television series The Dick Van Dyke Show
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American Heritage Dictionary
THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (AHD) is an American dictionary of English published by Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin , the first edition of which appeared in 1969. Its creation was spurred by the controversy over the Webster\'s Third New International Dictionary
Dictionary
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Linguistics * 3 Usage panel * 4 Illustrations * 5 First edition * 6 Second and later editions * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYJames Parton, the publisher (and co-owner) of the history magazine American Heritage , was appalled by the permissiveness of Webster\'s Third , published in 1961, and tried to buy the G. and C. Merriam Company so he could undo the changes. When that failed, he contracted with Houghton to publish a new dictionary
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Sanford & Son
SANFORD AND SON is an American sitcom that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son . Known for its edgy racial humor , running gags and catchphrases , the series was adapted by Norman Lear and considered NBC's answer to CBS 's All in the Family . Sanford and Son has been hailed as the precursor to many other African American sitcoms . It was a ratings hit throughout its six-season run. While the role of Fred G. Sanford was known for his bigotry and cantankerousness, the role of Lamont Sanford was that of a conscientious peacemaker. At times, both characters would involve themselves in schemes, usually as a means of earning cash quickly in order to pay off their various debts . Other colorful and unconventional characters on the show included Aunt Esther , Grady Wilson , Bubba Bexley and Rollo Lawson
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New York (magazine)
NEW YORK is an American bi-weekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City
New York City
. Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968 as a competitor to The New Yorker , it was brasher and less polite, and established itself as a cradle of New Journalism . Over time, it became more national in scope, publishing many noteworthy articles on American culture by writers such as Tom Wolfe , Jimmy Breslin , Nora Ephron , John Heilemann , Frank Rich , and Rebecca Traister
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David Beckham
DAVID ROBERT JOSEPH BECKHAM, OBE (/ˈbɛkəm/ ; born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer . He played for Manchester United , Preston North End , Real Madrid
Madrid
, Milan , LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy
, Paris Saint-Germain , and the England
England
national team for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016 when Wayne Rooney surpassed his total. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies
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Horn-rimmed Glasses
HORN-RIMMED GLASSES are a type of eyeglasses . Originally made out of either horn or tortoise shell , for most of their history they have actually been constructed out of thick plastics designed to imitate those materials. They are characterized by their bold appearance on the wearer's face, in contrast to metal frames, which appear less pronounced. Horn-rimmed glasses
Horn-rimmed glasses
were one of the first styles of eyeglasses to become a popular fashion item, after comedian Harold Lloyd
Harold Lloyd
began wearing a round pair in his films. The glasses have enjoyed various periods of popularity throughout the 20th century, being considered especially fashionable in the 1920s–1930s and in the 1950s–1960s in particular. While ceding to rimless and wire framed glasses during the 1970s and 1990s–2000s
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Suspenders
SUSPENDERS ( American English
American English
, Canadian English
Canadian English
) or BRACES (British English ) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers . The straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends, and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Suspenders
Suspenders
are typically attached to trousers with clips or buttons using leather tabs at the ends. Outside the United States the term suspenders, or suspender belt, refers to a garment used to hold up stockings . This is called a garter belt in American English. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Fashion
Fashion
* 3 Usage * 4 References HISTORYThere have been several precursors to suspenders throughout the past 300 years, but modern suspenders were first invented in 1820 by Albert Thurston
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Braces (clothing)
SUSPENDERS (American English , Canadian English ) or BRACES (British English ) are fabric or leather straps worn over the shoulders to hold up trousers . The straps may be elasticated, either entirely or only at attachment ends, and most straps are of woven cloth forming an X or Y shape at the back. Suspenders are typically attached to trousers with clips or buttons using leather tabs at the ends. Outside the United States the term suspenders, or suspender belt, refers to a garment used to hold up stockings . This is called a garter belt in American English. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Fashion * 3 Usage * 4 References HISTORYThere have been several precursors to suspenders throughout the past 300 years, but modern suspenders were first invented in 1820 by Albert Thurston. They were once almost universally worn, due to the high cut of mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century trousers that made a belt impractical
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The Economist
THE ECONOMIST is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist
Economist
Group and edited at offices in London
London
. Continuous publication began under its founder, James Wilson , in September 1843. In 2015 its average weekly circulation was a little over 1.5 million, about half of which were sold in the United States. The publication belongs to the Economist
Economist
Group . It is 50% owned by the English branch of the Rothschild family
Rothschild family
and by the Agnelli family through its holding company Exor . The remaining 50% is held by private investors including the editors and staff. The Rothschilds and the Agnellis are represented on the board of directors. A board of trustees formally appoints the editor, who cannot be removed without its permission
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Zeitgeist
The ZEITGEIST (SPIRIT OF THE AGE or SPIRIT OF THE TIME) is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time. For example, the Zeitgeist of modernism motivated the creation of new forms in the fields of architecture, art, and fashion during much of the 20th century. Zeitgeist is a powerful force embedded in the individuals of a society. The German word Zeitgeist, translated literally as "time mind" or "time spirit", is often attributed to the philosopher Georg Hegel , but he never actually used the word. In his works such as Lectures on the Philosophy of History , he uses the phrase der Geist seiner Zeit (the spirit of his time)—for example, "no man can surpass his own time, for the spirit of his time is also his own spirit." Other philosophers who were associated with such ideas include Herder and Spencer and Voltaire
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