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Pen Pal
Pen pals (or penpals, pen-pals, penfriends or pen friends) are people who regularly write to each other, particularly via postal mail.Contents1 Purposes 2 Organizations 3 In popular culture 4 See also 5 ReferencesPurposes[edit] A penpal relationship is often used to practice reading and writing in a foreign language, to improve literacy, to learn more about other countries and life-styles, and to make friendships. As with any friendships in life, some people remain penpals for only a short time, while others continue to exchange letters and presents for life. Some penpals eventually arrange to meet face to face; sometimes leading to serious relationships, or even marriage. Penpals come in all ages, nationalities, cultures, languages and interests
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Pee-wee's Playhouse
Pee-wee's Playhouse
Pee-wee's Playhouse
is an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
as the childlike Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
which ran from 1986 to 1990 on Saturday mornings on CBS, and airing in reruns until July 1991
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Big Blue Marble
Big Blue Marble
Marble
was a half-hour children's television series that ran from 1974 to 1983 on numerous syndicated and PBS
PBS
TV stations.[1] Distinctive content included stories about children around the world and a pen-pal club that encouraged intercultural communication. The name of the show referred to the appearance of Earth
Earth
as a giant marble, popularized by The Blue Marble, a famous photograph taken in December 1972 by the crew of Apollo 17. Each episode featured a segment about the real life of a boy and a girl, one American, the other foreign. The show also had occasional stories about world ecology. In addition there was a weekly segment in which a singing globe "Bluey" invited viewers to write letters to the show, often requests for pen pals. The address to send the letters was in Santa Barbara, California
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Penpal (novel)
Penpal
Penpal
is a 2012 self-published horror/thriller novel and the debut novel of the American author Dathan Auerbach. The work was first published in paperback on July 11, 2012 through 1000Vultures and is based on a series of popular creepypasta stories that Auerbach posted to Reddit.[1] The book follows an unnamed protagonist that finds himself the focus of an obsessed stalker who tracks him throughout his childhood. Film rights to Penpal
Penpal
were optioned by producer Rich Middlemas in 2012.[2]Contents1 Plot 2 Background 3 Reception 4 References 5 External links5.1 Original Reddit
Reddit
storiesPlot[edit]This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise
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Mary And Max
Mary and Max is a 2009 Australian stop motion animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Elliot
Adam Elliot
as his first animated feature film with music by Dale Cornelius and produced by Melanie Coombs and Melodrama Pictures. The voice cast included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore with narration by Barry Humphries. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
on January 15, 2009.[3] The film won the Annecy Cristal in June 2009 from the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in November 2009. The film was theatrically released on April 9, 2009 by Icon Entertainment International
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Claymation
Clay
Clay
animation or claymation, sometimes plasticine animation, is one of many forms of stop motion animation. Each animated piece, either character or background, is "deformable"—made of a malleable substance, usually plasticine clay.Characters in the animated series From Ilich to KuzmichA clay animation scene from a Finnish TV commercial[1]Traditional animation, from cel animation to stop motion, is produced by recording each frame, or still picture, on film or digital media and then playing the recorded frames back in rapid succession before the viewer. These and other moving images, from zoetrope to films to video games, create the illusion of motion by playing back at over ten to twelve frames per second
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Out Of Reach (film)
Out of Reach is a 2004 American action film directed by Po-Chih Leong, written by Trevor Miller, and starring Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal
and Ida Nowakowska. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on July 20, 2004. Seagal plays William Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, tracking a human trafficking ring and trying to rescue his pen pal, a thirteen-year-old orphan from Poland whom he has taught to use secret codes.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Home media 5 Reception 6 References 7 External linksPlot Vietnam veteran and retired CSA agent William Lansing works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, and has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irena Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Warsaw, Poland that he's helping out financially. When the letters suddenly stop coming, Lansing heads to Poland to figure out the reason
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You've Got Mail (film)
You've Got Mail
You've Got Mail
is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
and Meg Ryan, directed by Nora Ephron, and co-written by Nora and Delia Ephron, inspired by the play Parfumerie
Parfumerie
by Miklós László. The film is about two people in an online romance who are unaware that they are also business rivals
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Sirf Tum
Sirf Tum
Sirf Tum
(English: Only You) is an Indian Hindi romance film directed by Agathian. It was released on 23 July 1999. The film features Sanjay Kapoor, Priya Gill, Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen
, Simran Bagga
Simran Bagga
and Jackie Shroff. It is a remake of the National Award-winning Tamil film Kadhal Kottai, which starred Ajith Kumar
Ajith Kumar
and Devayani
Devayani
in lead roles. The movie was filmed in Nainital, Kerala
Kerala
and Houston. It was also remade in Dhaka-Kolkata as Hothat Brishti directed by Basu Chatterjee
Basu Chatterjee
in 1999 starring Ferdous Ahmed and Priyanka Trivedi
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Romance (1983 Film)
Romance is a 1983 Indian Bollywood
Bollywood
film produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar. It stars Kumar Gaurav
Kumar Gaurav
and Poonam Dhillon
Poonam Dhillon
in pivotal roles. Romance (1983) is a colourful, lively story of two teenage lovers of the jet age; Sonia, a half English girl, and Amar an Indian Youth, whose romance blossoms across thousands of miles and crosses all barriers.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Soundtrack 4 External linksPlot[edit] British based Mr. and Mrs. Roy are thrilled when their son announces that he is going to marry a Caucasian woman. Soon they are blessed when a daughter, Sonia, is born. Tragically, their son passes away, leaving them heartbroken. Sonia grows up under her mother's strict control and guidance, and the love of her grandparents, who encourage her to visit India, which she does
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Bollywood
Hindi
Hindi
cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India
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Peanuts
Peanuts
Peanuts
is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The comic strip is the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all,[1] making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being".[2] At its peak in the mid to late 1960s, Peanuts
Peanuts
ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of around 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages.[3] It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States,[4] and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion.[1] The strip focuses entirely on a social circle of young children, where adults exist but are rarely seen or heard. The main character, Charlie Brown, is meek, nervous, and lacks self-confidence
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Parker Pen
The Parker Pen Company
Parker Pen Company
is a manufacturer of luxury pens, founded in 1888[2] by George Safford Parker in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. In 2011 the Parker factory at Newhaven, East Sussex, England, was closed, and its production transferred to Nantes, France.[3]Contents1 History 2 Prominent users 3 Famous models3.1 Parker Vector4 Products 5 See also 6 Notes and references 7 External linksHistory[edit]A gold Parker I.M. penGeorge Safford Parker, the founder, had previously been a sales agent for the John Holland Gold Pen Company. He received his first fountain pen related patent in 1889.[4] In 1894 Parker received a patent on his "Lucky Curve" fountain pen feed,[5] which was claimed to draw excess ink back into the pen barrel when the pen was not in use. The company's first successful pen, released in 1899, was the Parker Jointless
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1964 New York World's Fair
The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair
World's Fair
held over 140 pavilions, 110 restaurants, for 80 nations (hosted by 37), 24 US states, and over 45 corporations to build exhibits or attractions at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NY.[1][2][3] The immense fair covered 646 acres (261 ha) on half the park, with numerous pools or fountains, and an amusement park with rides near the lake. However, the fair did not receive official sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). Hailing itself as a "universal and international" exposition, the fair's theme was "Peace Through Understanding", dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe"
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Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s. The childlike Pee-wee Herman
Pee-wee Herman
character developed as a stage act that quickly led to an HBO
HBO
special in 1981. As the stage performance gained further popularity, Reubens took the character to motion picture with Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
in 1985, toning down the adult innuendo for the appeal of children. This paved the way for Pee-wee's Playhouse, an Emmy Award-winning children's series that ran on CBS
CBS
from 1986 to 1991
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