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The Games of OUR LIVES One of MANY, Game we play to have FUN...#1, The Game of Life, The game was originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life...In 1960, the one hundredth anniversary of the game, the form of the game now known as The Game of Life, was introduced, designed by Reuben Klamer. The Game of Life copyrighted by the Milton Bradley company in 1963 had some differences from later versions. -There were many re-publishings over the years, including 1959, 1961, 1966, 1978, 1985, 1992, 2000, and 2005...Let's not forget the Parker Brothers! Your turn, name or add your favorite or memorable boardgames! What was it, Checkers Candyland Operation, and Battleship, Backgammon, English draughts, Monopoly (game)Trivial Pursuit, Ouija, Aggravation and Probe, Sorry! (game).
Tags: The  Game  of  Life  Milton  Bradley  Company  Checkers  English  draughts  Trivial  Pursuit,  Ouija,  Aggravation  Probe  Scrabble  RiskMonopoly  games    Candyland  Operation,  and  Battleship  backgammon   
Added: 28th March 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Nature Boy Nat King Cole's 1948 recording of the song was a major hit - "Nature Boy" is a song composed by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947. The song tells a fantasy of a "strange enchanted boy... who wandered very far" only to learn that "the greatest thing... was just to love and be loved in return". Eden Ahbez was american songwriter whose lifestyle in California was INFLUENTIAL on the hippie movement... George Alexander Aberle born in Brooklyn, New York in 1908 - recording artist from the 1940s-1960s This song was written by Eden Ahbez, one of the strangest songwriters of the pre-Hippie era. He was a poet, but more accurately a proto-Hippie, choosing to wear long hair, a full beard and long, white, flowing garments that promoted a Christ-like appearance. He lived in Griffith Park in Los Angeles and ate fruit, vegetables and nuts. THIS "NATURE BOY" (in my words)claimed to have been raised in an orphanage and to have crossed the US on foot 8 times before age 35. He moved to Los Angeles in the '40s, lived on 3 dollars a week Ahbez implored Nat King Cole's manager to look at his manuscript of "Nature Boy." Cole liked the Yiddish melody, and the lyrics and added it to his act. It was well received so Cole decided to record it. One problem: Cole and Capitol Records could not find Ahbez in order to secure the publishing rights. Finally they located Ahbez, camped beneath the first L in the "Hollywood" sign.
Tags: Nature  Boy  AHBEZ  hollowood  nate  king  cole  Nature  Boy 
Added: 22nd November 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Lolita Controversy Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita deals with a middle-aged writer's sexual infatuation with a 12-year-old girl. Due to its shocking and risque subject matter, Nabokov was unable to find an American publisher for Lolita after finishing his manuscript in 1953. After four refusals, he finally resorted to Olympia Press in Paris in September 1955. (The photo below shows a copy of a first edition.) Although the first printing of 5,000 copies sold out quickly, there were no substantial reviews. However, at the end of 1955, Graham Greene, in an interview with the Times of London, called Lolita one of the best novels of 1955. This statement provoked a response from London's Sunday Express, whose editor called it 'the filthiest book I have ever read' and 'sheer unrestrained pornography.' British Customs officers were then instructed by a panicked Home Office to seize all copies entering the United Kingdom. In December 1956, the French followed suit and the Minister of the Interior banned Lolita. (The ban lasted for two years.) Its eventual British publication by Weidenfeld and Nicolson caused a scandal that contributed to the end of the political career of one of the publishers, Nigel Nicolson. In contrast, American officials were initially nervous, but the first American edition was issued without problems by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 1958, and was a bestseller--the first book since Gone with the Wind to sell 100,000 copies in the first three weeks of publication. Today Lolita is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the 20th century. In 1998, it was named the fourth greatest English language novel of the 20th century by the Modern Library.
Tags: fiction  Lolita  publishing  controversy 
Added: 8th July 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Carling Bassett For a short time in the 1980s, pretty Carling Bassett was the heartthrob of the female tennis tour. Born in Canada in 1967, she came from a wealthy background. Her father was a publishing mogul; her great-grandfather was a brewing magnate. 'Darling Carling' was the best female tennis player in Canada by age 14. Her peak ranking on the WTA tour was #8. Her best result in a grand slam event was a semifinal appearance at the 1984 U.S. Open. She never did live up to the lofty expectations, but Bassett did manage to capture two career singles titles and two doubles titles. She married tennis pro Robert Seguso in 1987, became a mother, and vanished from the pro circuit. She and her husband (along with Chris Evert) now run a tennis academy.
Tags: tennis  Carling  Bassett 
Added: 20th February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964

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