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Rube Goldberg
Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970), known best as Rube Goldberg, was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg
machines for any similar gadget or process. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award in 1959.[1] Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society,[2] and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award, which the organization awards to the Cartoonist
Cartoonist
of the Year
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The Cat From Outer Space
The Cat from Outer Space
The Cat from Outer Space
is a 1978 American science fiction comedy film starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall
and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt Disney Productions, it was shot at the studio's Golden Oak Ranch
Golden Oak Ranch
and Santa Clarita, California.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 See also 4 External linksPlot[edit] An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a strange cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7. Since the Mother Ship cannot send a rescue party before it leaves the solar system, the cat sets about investigating how to repair the ship himself
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William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
Sr. (/hɜːrst/;[1] April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American businessman, politician, and newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications
and whose flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal
New York Journal
and fought a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World
New York World
that sold papers by giant headlines over lurid stories featuring crime, corruption, graphics, sex, and innuendo
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The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges
were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1922 until 1970, best known for their 190 short subject films by Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
that have been regularly airing on television since 1958. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the stooges were commonly known by their actual first names
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Sesame Street
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop
(formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy,[1] and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS
PBS
since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO
HBO
on January 16, 2016.[2] The show has undergone significant changes in its history
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Ted Healy
Ted Healy
Ted Healy
(born Ernest Lea Nash, October 1, 1896 – December 21, 1937) was an American vaudeville performer, comedian, and actor. Though he is chiefly remembered as the creator of the Three Stooges and the style of slapstick comedy that they later made famous, he had a successful stage and film career of his own, and was cited as a formative influence by several later comedy stars.Contents1 Early life 2 Show business career2.1 Ted Healy
Ted Healy
and his Southern Gentlemen 2.2 After the Stooges3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 Filmography 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Sources conflict on Healy's precise birth name and birthplace, but according to baptism records, he was born Ernest (or Earnest) Lea Nash on October 1, 1896, in Kaufman, Texas.[1] He attended Holy Innocents' School in Houston before the family moved to New York in 1908
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Vision On
Vision On
Vision On
was a British children's television programme, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed specifically for children with hearing impairment.Contents1 Concept and production 2 Presenters 3 Segments 4 Music 5 Co-productions 6 Distribution 7 End of production 8 Series guide 9 Tie-in publication 10 References 11 External linksConcept and production[edit] Vision On
Vision On
was conceived and developed by BBC
BBC
producers Ursula Eason and Patrick Dowling to replace a monthly series For Deaf Children (1952–64),[1] a programme paced slowly enough for children to read captions and subtitles
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Postage Stamp
A postage stamp is a small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage. Typically, stamps are printed on special custom-made paper, show a national designation and a denomination (value) on the front, and have an adhesive gum on the back or are self-adhesive. Postage stamps are purchased from a postal administration (post office) or other authorized vendor, and are used to pay for the costs involved in moving mail, as well as other business necessities such as insurance and registration. They are sometimes a source of net profit to the issuing agency, especially when sold to collectors who will not actually use them for postage. Stamps are usually rectangular, but triangles or other shapes are occasionally used. The stamp is affixed to an envelope or other postal cover (e.g., packet, box, mailing cylinder) the customer wishes to send
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The Electric Company
The Electric Company
The Electric Company
is an American educational children's television series created by Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
and directed by Robert Schwarz (1971 & 1977), Henry Behar (1972–1975), John Tracy (1975–1976); written by Dooley, Christopher Cerf (1971–1973), Jeremy Steven (1972–1974) and John Boni/Amy Ephron (1972–1973); and produced by the Children's Television Workshop (now called Sesame Workshop) for PBS
PBS
in the United States. PBS
PBS
broadcast 780 episodes over the course of its six seasons from October 25, 1971, to April 15, 1977
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San Francisco
 CaliforniaCSA San Jose–San Francisco–OaklandMetro San Francisco–Oakland–HaywardMission June 29, 1776[1]Incorporated April 15, 1850[2]Founded by José Joaquín Moraga Francisco PalóuNamed for St
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Flåklypa Grand Prix
Grand
Grand
may refer to:Contents1 Places 2 People 3 Arts, entertainment, and media3.1 Music 3.2 Other arts, entertainment, and media4 Brands and enterprises 5 Other uses 6 See alsoPlaces[edit]Grand, Vosges, village and commune in France with Gallo-Roman amphitheatre Grand
Grand
Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone Le Grand, California, census-designated placePeople[edit] Grand
Grand
(surname) Grand
Grand
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Random House Dictionary Of The English Language
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is a large American dictionary, first published in 1966 as The Random House Dictionary of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition. Edited by Jess Stein, it contained 315,000 entries in 2256 pages, as well as 2400 illustrations. The CD-ROM version in 1994 also included 120,000 spoken pronunciations.[1] History[edit] The Random House publishing company entered the reference book market after World War II. They acquired rights to the Century Dictionary and the Dictionary of American English, both out of print. Their first dictionary was Clarence Barnhart's American College Dictionary, published in 1947, and based primarily on The New Century Dictionary, an abridgement of the Century.[2][3] In the late 1950s, it was decided to publish an expansion of the American College Dictionary, which had been modestly updated with each reprinting since its publication
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Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.[2] It was known for introducing such famous cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and many others. Looney Tunes' name was inspired by Walt Disney's musical series Silly Symphonies. They initially showcased Warner-owned musical compositions through the adventures of cartoon characters such as Bosko
Bosko
and, after losing him, Buddy
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Soap-opera
A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.[1] The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.[2] In the United Kingdom, BBC Radio
Radio
started to broadcast The Archers
The Archers
in May 1950
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Tom And Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
is an American animated series of short films created in 1940 by William Hanna
William Hanna
and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two title characters, Tom, a cat, and Jerry, a mouse, and many recurring characters, based around slapstick comedy. In its original run, Hanna and Barbera produced 114 Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
from 1940 to 1958.[1] During this time, they won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film, tying for first place with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies with the most awards in the category. After the MGM cartoon studio closed in 1957, MGM revived the series with Gene Deitch
Gene Deitch
directing an additional 13 Tom and Jerry shorts for Rembrandt Films from 1961 to 1962
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Tim Burton
Tim Burton
in his full-length film directing debut and starring Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
as Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
with supporting roles provided by Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, and Judd Omen. Reubens also co-wrote the script with Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
and Michael Varhol. Based on the 1948 Italian classic The Bicycle Thief,[3] it is the tale of Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
embarking on a nationwide adventure in search for his stolen bicycle. After the success of The Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
Show, Reubens began writing the script to Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
when he was hired by Warner Bros.
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