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"Oh my god they've killed Kenny

You bastards!"

was a running joke in South Park in which Kenny died in each episode. In the Buffy TVS and Angel, both Buffy and Angel have died several times and the decision to kill off Buffy's mother was partly motivated by a desire to kill off one character who actually stayed dead.


Khayyam Omar- mathematician and poet

Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam click here for the text

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Masturbation is safe sex....so long as you aren't driving a car at the time :)

Lyrics of "Momentum"

[Verse 1:]

Oh, for the sake of momentum

I've allowed my fears to get larger than life

And it's brought me to my current agendum

Whereupon I deny fulfillment has yet to arrive



And I know life is getting shorter

I can't bring myself to set the scene

Even when it's approaching torture

I've got my routine


[Verse 2:]

Oh, for the sake of momentum

Even though I agree with that stuff about seizing the day

But I hate to think of effort expended

All those minutes and days and hours

I have frittered away.




And I know life is getting shorter

I can't bring myself to set the scene

Even when it's approaching torture

I've got my routine


[Bridge 1:]

But I can't confront the doubts I have

I can't admit that maybe the past was bad

And so, for the sake of momentum

I'm condemning the future to death

So it can match the past.


[Bridge 2:]

when I can't confront the doubts I have

I can't admit that maybe the past was bad

And so, for the sake of momentum

I'm condemning the future to death

So it can match the past.

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List of names of Nymphs (searching the internet for this can get you to some strange porn sites!)

One of the three Naiads who are at the origin of the Tyrian race. They were joined to sons of the soil
A Naiad.
Nurse of Zeus, daughter of King Melisseus of Helicon.
Mother of Nireus, Leader of the Symaeans against Troy.
Nurse of Zeus.
A Naiad, nurse of Zeus, who owned a horn which could supply food in abundance. She is also said to have been a goat or to have owned a she-goat who suckled Zeus.
Cretan Nymph, mother of the DACTYLS.
Arcadian Nymph.
Anna Perenna.
Nymph of the river Numicius. Sometimes identified with the moon, sometimes with Themis or Io.
Boeotian Nymph, from whom the Boeotian city received its name.
Arcadian Nymph.
Nymph of a spring. She was a huntress with whom Alpheus fell in love. Arethusa, unwilling to marry, crossed to the island Ortygia, and there turned from a woman to a spring. But when she changed into a spring the river Alpheus mingled with it its own waters.
Mother by Philammon, who was famous for his song and zither, of Thamyris. This Thamyris was a Thracian who loved Hyacinthus. He was the first man to become enamoured of males. He excelled in minstrelsy and engaged in a musical contest with the MUSES. Having lost, they took his eyes and minstrelsy. He is still being punished in Hades for his boast against the MUSES.
Mother of Cercyon according to some. Cercyon was an Arcadian, who compelled passers-by to wrestle, and in wrestling killed them. Theseus, who started his career by killing evildoers, lifted him up and dashed him to the ground, and thereafter he ravished his daughter.
A Naiad who loved Selemnus while he was still young and handsome; but later in time she would not visit him. Selemnus died of love and was turned into the river Selemnus by Aphrodite, who also made him forget Argyra.
According to some mother of Boeotus after whom the Boeotians are called.
After her Dionysus named a city.
. Caucasian Nymph. According to some mother by King Aeetes of Apsyrtus, Medea's brother.
Daughter of the River God Cebren and lover of Aesacus, son of King Priam of Troy. She was killed by the bite of a serpent.
Hamadryad. One of the wives of Danaus
A Naiad, wife of the Laconian King Oebalus
This Byblis or Biblis fell in love with her brother and was refused. Or else she was innocent and it was her brother who conceived a passion for her. Because of this she was consumed by her own tears and transformed into a fountain, or else she was turned into an Hamadryad Nymph, by the NYMPHS. Others say she killed herself.
A Naiad, one of the many wives of Aegyptus
One of the Ionides Nymphs in Elis. They were believed to cure diseases. (These were: Calliphaeia, Synallasis, Pegaea and Iasis.)
One of the three Naiads who are at the origin of the Tyrian race. They were joined to sons of the soil
Mother of Bucolion, the first son of King Laomedon of Troy, offspring of a secret love.
Nymph and goddess.
Daughter of the River God Ladon. Carmentis was skilled in the art of divination. She was the first to foretell how great Aeneas' line would become. She was mother by Hermes of Evander, the wisest man among the Arcadians. Evander Emigrated to Italy and founded a city, Pallantium, on the banks of the river Tiber.
A Tyrian Nymph, daughter of Heracles.
A Nymph of Parnassus from whom a spring at Delphi received its name.
Ceto is identified as a Naiad, and as her parents are Oceanus & Tethys she is counted as one of the OCEANIDS. Astris, one of the HELIADES, is said to be her daughter by Helius.
Mother of the famous seer Tiresias.
Mother of Chios.
Mother of the flowers (Flora).
A Nymph whose tutelary snake punished Philoctetes for having profaned the soil of her shrine. .
According to some wife of Arcas. Arcas named the land Arcadia instead of Pelasgia and succeeded Nyctimus on the throne.
A Naiad, wife of Lelex, first king in Laconia who arrived from Egypt.
Mother by Poseidon or Cleopompus of Parnassus after whom Mount Parnassus was named.
Wife of the very rich man Hyrieus.
Wife of Parthenopaeus, one of the SEVEN AGAINST THEBES.
Mistress of Menelaus and mother by him of Xenodamus.
Daughter of Phlegyas (King of the Phlegyans in Boeotia) or of Azan (after whom the district of Azania was called). Mother by Apollo of Asclepius.
After her the Corycian cave was called. Mother of Lycorus (after whom the city Lycoreia was named) by Apollo.
A Nymph from near an ancient grove of Alernus near the Tiber. She had many suitors and when requested pretended to follow them but always deserted them. Was given by Janus the control of hinges for the maidenhood he took.
A Naiad, daughter of Gaia. Mother by the River God Peneus of Hypseus, King of the Lapiths and of Stilbe.
A Nymph in the train of Artemis.
A Naiad who opposed Hades when he ravished Persephone. She dissolved away in tears.
A Naiad, after whom Mount Cyllene is named. According to some mother of the impious Lycaon, but according to others his wife.
Cymodoce was once a ship and was transformed into a Sea-Nymph (so incredible as it sounds).
An immortal Nymph, one of the nurses of Zeus.
Daughter of Hypseus & Nymph. She was reared near Mount Pelion and was extraordinarily beautiful. Apollo found her without spears wrestling alone with a lion and carried her off to that part of Libya where in later times he founded a city and named it, after her, Cyrene.
Nymphs of the Oak.
Mother by Pelops of Chrysippus. Laius (Oedipus' father) fell in love with this illegitimate son of Pelops and carried him off. However, Pelops recovered him through war.
In the earliest times, the prophetess of Gaia in Delphi.
Daughter of the River God Cephisus. After her the city Daulis in Phocis was named.
A fair Nymph that Hear promised in marriage to Aeolus if he would lash fury into the winds against the ships of Aeneas. She is found in the train of Cyrene.
Dercetis seduced the boy Lapithaon, still unripe for a lover's flames. Their son Alatreus was a defender of Thebes against the SEVEN.
A Naiad. With her Poseidon was in love, said Cerambus, who also said that Poseidon transformed Diopatra's sisters into poplars.
One of the three Naiads who are at the origin of the Tyrian race. They were joined to sons of the soil .
Daughter of Eurytus, prince of Oechalia, or of Dryops. Originally the most beautiful of the Oechalian girls, but later turned into a Nymph by the NYMPHS, though some say she was turned into a Lotus tree.
Mother by Faunus, King of Latium, of Tarquitus. Faunus is a half-goat god, sometimes identified with Pan or with a Satyr. Tarquitus was an ally of Turnus in the war against Aeneas in Italy. Both Tarquitus and Turnus were killed by Aeneas.
This Nymph is the snatcher of Hylas. Hylas, a minion of Heracles, was ravished away by Nymphs in Mysia on account of his beauty.
Protectors of sheep.
Echenais bade her lover Daphnis never have to do with mortal women; if he disobeyed, his fate would be to lose his eyes, which in time came to pass.
Nymph and goddess. She took care of Hippolytus, son of Theseus, after he was raised from the dead, until he changed his name and became Virbius. She used to visit Numa (the second king of Rome who is said to have visited Pythagoras) and instruct him in the art of reigning.
Mother of Cerambus, who was borne up into the air on wings by the NYMPHS. Cerambus escaped The Flood of Deucalion undrowned. Or perhaps he insulted the NYMPHS and was changed by them into a beetle.
A Dryad, wife of Arcas, according to some.
Ethemea was struck with the arrows of Artemis for having ceased worshipping her and taken alive by Persephone to the Land of the Dead. Ethemea consorted with the ruler of Cos Meropes, who was turned into an eagle by Hear, and they had a child Eumelus who was turned into a raven by Hermes.
Euryte is mother of Halirrhothius, who was killed by Ares while attempting to violate Alcippe.
Nurse of Zeus.
Mother of Antiphus and Mesthles, leaders of the Maeonians against the Achaean invaders during the Trojan War.
Tree Nymphs.
The HESPERIDES guarded the Golden Apples that Heracles had to fetch. They are said to be the daughters of Nyx, or of Atlas & Hesperis, or of Erebus & Nyx.
Daughters of Atlas & Pleione, or of Atlas & Aethra, or of Hyas & Boeotia. They were sisters of Hyas (or else his daughters), who grieved his death exceedingly and were turned into the stars called Hyades. They are said to have been the nurses of Dionysus and to have been put to flight by Lycurgus, the King of the Edonians (Thrace) or else the Arabians, who was the first to expel Dionysus
Water nymphs.
Arcadian Nymph, nurse of Zeus.
Their names were Atlantia and Phoebe, Hamadryad Nymphs. They were wives of Danaus, father of the DANAIDS.
A Nymph who was loved by Ares in the glens of the Acmonian wood. The AMAZONS are their offspring.
Daughter of the North Wind Boreas, a Naiad in the train of Artemis.
Mother by Ochimus of Cyrbia. After her Cyrbe in Rhodes is called, which was destroyed by the Flood. Ochimus is the oldest of the HELIADES and their king.
Mother by Oenopion, King of Chios, of Merope who was outraged by Orion.
Nurse of Zeus. Daughter of Olenus after whom the city Olenus in Aulis was named.
A Naiad, daughter of the River God Simois. Some say she is the mother of Ganymedes.
Mother by Zeus of Cronius, Spartaeus and Cytus.
Her body was half-human and half-snake. Mother by Zeus of Colaxes, a chieftain in the army of Perses during the civil war in Colchis between Perses and Aeetes. This Colaxes was killed by Jason, the captain of the ARGONAUTS.
Nymph in the train of Artemis.
One of the Ionides Nymphs in Elis. They were believed to cure diseases. (These were: Calliphaeia, Synallasis, Pegaea and Iasis.)
Wife of the River God Scamander.
Nurse of Zeus. Daughter of Melisseus, King of Helicon.
Consorted with Faunus and their son Crenaeus was a defender of Thebes against the SEVEN. Crenaeus was killed by Hippomedon at Thebes.
Nurse of Zeus, according to the Messenian account.
A Naiad daughter of the River God Almo. Lara could not hold her tongue and reported to Hera that Zeus loved Juturna. For this Zeus wrenched from her the indiscreet tongue, and told Hermes to take her to Hades as she was to become an infernal Nymph. In this way she became Tacita, The Silent Goddess (Dea Muta). Lara consorted with Hermes and gave birth to the LARES, twin brothers, who guard the crossroads and ever keep watch in the city.
Nymph of the Ganges and mother of Athis, who was killed in Ethiopia by Perseus.
Mother, by the River God Cephisus, of Narcissus who fell in love with himself or with his sister and was transformed into a flower. But others say that Narcissus was son of Endymion & Selene.
This Nymph transformed into a lotus while fleeing from the phallic deity Priapus.
Daughter of the North Wind Boreas. A Naiad in the train of Artemis.
A Nymph in the train of Cyrene.
Arcadian hamadryad. syrinx.jpg (Click) SEE NAIADS PAGE (Click)
Crazed women, attendants of Dionysus
Nymphs of the ash-trees. Offspring of Uranus' Blood & Gaia.
A Laurentian Nymph. According to some she was mother of King Latinus of Latium, who was succeeded by Aeneas.
Mother by Silenus of the Centaur Pholus. Silenus, one of the SATYRS, was the adviser and instructor of Dionysus. .
Bithynian Nymph. Mother by Poseidon of Amycus, King of the Bebrycians, who compelled strangers to box as a way of killing them. He was himself killed by the Argonaut Polydeuces, who is one of the DIOSCURI. Melie was as well mother of Mygdon, who also was King of the Bebrycians and once fought with Priam against the AMAZONS. Mygdon was killed by Heracles.
A Naiad, daughter of the River God Aegaeus. Some say she was mother of Hyllus, son of Heracles. Hyllus killed Eurystheus and later sought to effect the return of the HERACLIDES to the Peloponnesus.
Daughter of Orion and mother of Hylas. .
Mother of Aspledon after whom the place Aspledon near Boeotian Orchomenus was named.
A Nymph who having seen Tylos dead, asked Damasen for help in order to kill the serpent which had killed Tylos. She could restore Tylos to life using a lifegiving herb (the flower of Zeus) in the same manner as a second serpent had done to give life back to its male partner, the first serpent which had killed Tylos.
Water nymphs.
These Nymphs are the daughters of the CABIROI who in turn are the children of Hephaestus & Cabiro.
Parnassian nymphs. Daughters of Pleistus and attendants of Apollo or Dionysus on Mount Parnassus. When the Flood was over and here Deucalion came to land, he first worshipped these mountain deities.
Naiads, daughters of Lamus. They were in charge of taking care of the child Dionysus, but having been maddened by Hera would have chopped up the baby had not Hermes come and stolen Dionysus. The HYADES were also said to have been the nurses of Dionysus.
Nurse of Zeus according to the Messenian account. From her the river takes his name. She is the eldest of the NYMPHS.
A Nymph in the train of Artemis.
Huntress and nymph of Astacia with whom Hymnus fell in love. She grew angry and killed him as he was declaring his love for her. Later, having drunk wine, she fell asleep and Dionysus took her maidenhood.
Nomia gave his name to the Nomian Mountains according to the Arcadians.
Nymph Heliconian.
Mother of Aetion, a Defender of Thebes against the SEVEN. He was killed by Amphiaraus and Apollo at Thebes.
Mountain nymphs.
One of the nurses of Dionysus who followed him in his Indian campaign.
A Naiad. Mother of Sicinus who renamed the island Oenoe one of the Cyclades and called it Sicinus after himself.
Daughter of the River God Cebren. Oenone had learned from Rhea the art of prophecy, and warned Paris no to sail to fetch Helen; but failing to persuade him, she told him to come to her if he were wounded, for she alone could heal him. When he had carried off Helen from Sparta and Troy was besieged, he was shot by Philoctetes with the bow of Heracles, and went back to Oenone on Mount Ida. But she, nursing her grievance, refused to heal him. Some say that afterwards she repented for not healing Paris and hanged herself when she found him dead, but others say that after having repented for not healing him she leapt onto his funeral pyre and burned to death. Paris & Oenone had a child Corythus who came to Troy to help the Trojans, and there fell in love with Helen. But Paris, having detected him and his aims concerning Helen, killed him. However others say that Corythus was the son of Paris & Helen.
Hyperborean Nymph, daughter of the North Wind Boreas. Orion tried to rape her but she joined the train of Artemis.
According to some she was grandmother of Adonis.
Avernal Nymph, mistress of the River God Acheron (a river in the Underworld).
Wife of Hellen, who named Hellenes those who are called Greeks.
Consorted with both Zeus and Apollo. By Zeus she gave birth to Meliteus, and by Apollo to Phagros. She had to expose Meliteus by fear of Hera but the child was fed by bees and he later founded the city Melite in Phthia. Phagros brought up Meliteus, as some say.
Concubine of King Minos of Crete.
One of the Ionides Nymphs in Elis. They were believed to cure diseases. (These were: Calliphaeia, Synallasis, Pegaea and Iasis.)
Mother of Atymnius, who was killed by Odysseus in the course of the Trojan War.
Even Penelope, Odysseus' wife, has been called a Nymph, but this should be another Penelope who consorted with Hermes.
A Naiad, wife of Icarius, father of Penelope, Odysseus' wife.
A Nymph in the train of Artemis.
A Dryad Nymph, after whom the town of Phigalia was named.
Nurse of Zeus.
Daughter of Oebalus, King of Laconia, or of the River God Achelous. A woman who became a spring because of her tears shed in lamentation for her son Cenchrias' death. Cenchrias was killed unintentionally by Artemis. Her other child, Leches, gave his name to the Corinthian harbour of Lechaeum.
A maiden who hated marriage and fled to escape Pan until she disappeared into the soil.
A Naiad. One of the many wives of Danaus, father of the 50 DANAIDS.
Pomona flourished under the reign of Proca and was a Latian Wood-Nymph who was skilled in garden-culture and the care of fruit-trees. She was seduced by Vertumnus.
A Naiad, wife of Erichthonius. Erichthonius, whose body's lower part was snake-formed, became king of Athens after having expelled Amphictyon. Athena brought him up unknown to the other gods. .
Mother of the Trojan Lassus, who was killed by Podalirius during the Trojan War.
A Nymph in the train of Artemis.
A Nymph in the train of Artemis.
Concubine of Oileus and mother of Ajax. She was also mother of Medon, another bastard son of Oileus. Medon replaced Philoctetes as chief against Troy and thus became commander of the Phthians.
Nymph of Cyllene, mother of Saon, also called Samon. Saon was a Samothracian, the first settler of the island, which was called after him and the name of Thrace.
The Naiad who fell in love with Hermaphroditus. Their bodies were united in one.
A Nymph ancestor of Jason, captain of the ARGONAUTS.
Mother of Oebalus, an ally of Turnus against Aeneas in Italy. Her husband was Telon, King of Teleboan Capreae Isle of Capri.
Mother of Daphnis, son of Hermes. Daphnis was endowed with an unusual gift of song, and invented the bucolic or pastoral poem. His lover (Echenais, see above) bade him never have to do with mortal women; if he disobeyed, his fate would be to lose his eyes. This happened when a Sicilian princess made him drunk and consorted with him. Something similar happened to Daphnis, a shepherd-boy of Ida, who was turned into a stone by a Nymph, out of jealousy.
Nurse of Pan.
Mother by Zeus of Megarus who escaped the Flood in the time of Deucalion.
Mother of Agreus, one of the PANS who came to join Dionysus in his campaign against India.
Mother of Zeuxippus, who became king of Sicyon when Phaestus migrated to Crete.
Mother of Acis who was loved by Galatea. Acis was buried by a rock hurled at him by Polyphemus, out of jealousy, and was turned into a river.
One of the Ionides Nymphs in Elis. They were believed to cure diseases. (These were: Calliphaeia, Synallasis, Pegaea and Iasis.)
Mother of Taras after whom the river and city in southern Italy are called.
Alleged wife of of Phoroneus, king of what later was named the Peloponnesus and said to be the first man.
A Naiad who told Apollo to build his temple elsewhere. For this Apollo covered her stream with rocks.
Nurse of Zeus.
Arcadian Nymph, daughter of the River God Ladon. After her the city in Arcadia was named.
Boeotian Nymph. After her the city in Boeotia was named.
Mother of the Cyclops Polyphemus, a huge, wild cannibal with one eye on his forehead, whom Odysseus blinded. Polyphemus was in love with Galatea but was refused by her.
Phocian Nymph. After her the city in Phocis was named.
Mother of Caphaurus who is said to have killed the Argonaut Canthus. Canthus died wandering in the furthest ends of Libya when he led off Caphaurus' sheep and the latter killed him with a stone. But some say that Canthus was killed by Gesander during the war between Aeetes and Perses. Caphaurus was killed by the ARGONAUTS.
Daughter of Poseidon. Consorted with Apollo and gave birth to Ileus

                 : DRYADS (Nymphs of the Oak)
                 : EPIMELIADS (Nymphs, protectors of sheep).
                 : HAMADRYADS (Tree-Nymphs)
                 : HELEADS (Nymphs of the Fen)
                 : HYDRIADS (Water Nymphs)
                 : MELIADS (Nymphs of the Ash-trees)
                 : NAIADS (Water Nymphs)
                 : OREADS (Mountain Nymphs)

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Oliver's Army

Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right
Called careers information
Have you got yourself an occupation?
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today
There was a checkpoint Charlie
He didn't crack a smile
But it's no laughing party
When you've been on the murder mile
Only takes one itchy trigger
One more widow, one less white nigger
Hong Kong is up for grabs
London is full of Arabs
We could be in Palestine
Overrun by a Chinese line
With the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne
But there's no danger
It's a professional career
Though it could be arranged
With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
If you're out of luck or out of work
We could send you to Johannesburg

Omar Deghayes - imprisoned and tortured with the complicity of Tony Blair

Omar Deghayes has been imprisoned without trial and tortured at Guantanamo Bay. New Labour must pay for this.
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Khayyam - mathematician and poet

Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam click here for the text

Types and family

Clementines: the clementine is a seedless mandarin orange.
Kumquats: the kumquat is like a citrus fruit and has an edible skin. It is the most well known of the sort fortunella which is closely related to Citrus.
Mandarins: type of small orange with loose skin. The mandarin got its name because it was exploited by high-ranking government officials in China (mandarins).
Minneolas: are a crossing between a tangerine and a grapefruit and can be recognized by 
"the little nose". Can be peeled manually. Is a type of Tangelo, a minneola is a specifically marketed tangelo.
Oranges: There are different types of oranges: navel oranges, shamouti, Valencia oranges and blood oranges are the most cultivated races.
Tangelos: a tangelo is a crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. A specific kind of tangelo is the Ugli which is described further on this page.
Satsuma:Mandarin oranges are a very special seedling from Japan. Its skin is a bit tighter than the clementine and it doesn't have seeds as well.
Tangerines: a tangerine is an orange-red mandarin orange with a particular citrus taste. Can be peeled manually.
Uglis: a specific kind of tangelo, easier to peel.  A crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. Looks really ugli and sometimes has brown spots. Can be peeled manually.

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