Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was a U.S. American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group NWA, and is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported himself primarily by selling drugs before founding Ruthless Records and becoming a rapper. N.W.A's original lineup consisted of Arabian Prince, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, with DJ Yella and MC Ren joining later. On February 24, 1995, Wright was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what he believed to be asthma due to a recurring cough and wincing that occurred beginning in July of 1994. Instead, he was diagnosed with AIDS. During the week of March 20, having already made amends with Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, he drafted a final message to his fans. On March 26, 1995, at approximately 6:35 p.m. PST, Eazy-E died from complications of AIDS, one month after his diagnosis.
Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of our time, Samuel Beckett has had a profound impact upon the literary landscape of the twentieth century. In this one-volume collection of his fiction, drama, poetry, and critical writings, we get an unsurpassed look at his work. Included, among others, are: The complete plays Waiting for Godot, Krapp's Last Tape, Cascando, Eh Joe, Not I, and That Time; Selections from his novels Murphy, Watt, Mercier and Camier, Molloy, and The Unnamable; The shorter works Dante and the Lobster, The Expelled, Imagination Dead Imagine, and Lessness; and a selection of Beckett's poetry and critical writings. With an indispensable introduction by editor and Beckett intimate Richard Seaver, and featuring a useful select bibliography, "I Can't Go On, I'll Go On" is indeed an invaluable introduction to a writer who has changed the face of modern literature.
For people looking for a quality yet not break-the-bank AR-15, I've recommended Windham Weaponry before. These good Maine folks - all former employees of Bushmaster Firearms - offer many years of experience in the industry, and all look forward to working with you, to serving your needs, and to building you a great rifle. Here's one that's never cleaned or lubricated prior to its first use, then frozen solid, filled with sand, covered with mud, and soaked in a pond. But ultimately cleaned. In an automatic dishwasher. Windham Weaponry's HBC model is their heavy barreled carbine -- a kissing cousin to their regular MPC model except for an even beefier barrel, and normally sells just shy of $1,100. Add in Windham's Lifetime Transferable Warranty, you know you're buying a solid piece of equipment, especially since you can pick one up for only $750 with free shipping for the next week.
According to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea), Chapter III, Regulations 19.2.2. and 19.2.3, whenever new passengers embark, a passenger Safety Briefing shall be given immediately before sailing or immediately after sailing. Therefore, when the signal for the Safety Briefing blares out, guests will no longer be required to go to their stateroom to collect their lifejackets. They will proceed directly to their assigned muster station from their location at that time. During the Safety Briefing, the Evacuation Personnel will be visible to all guests and demonstrate how to wear a lifejacket. This procedure will improve the guest's experience and prevent unnecessary accidents due to hanging strings from the lifejackets as well as heat exhaustion at the muster stations during summer-type weather.
What's more important: a week one preseason game between the Ravens and Panthers, or Michael Phelps looking to make history by winning his fourth straight Olympic gold medal in the same event? The answer has to be the 200-meter individual medley because the Ravens stopped their preseason game to show Phelps' record-breaking performance on the jumbotron.
Today's FRIDAY FLICK: Beneath Hill 60 is a 2010 Australian war film -- here's the trailer to see if it's your thing -- directed by Jeremy Sims and written by David Roach. Set during World War I, the film tells the story of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company's efforts in mining underneath Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. During the war, a series of mines filled with explosive charges were placed beneath German lines to aid the advance of British troops. The screenplay is based on an account of the ordeal written by Captain Oliver Woodward, who is portrayed by Brendan Cowell in the film. Beneath Hill 60 was released in Australia on 15 April 2010.