A small village in Eastern Ontario Canada -- now known as Athens. Population 2006 -- 1,000 -- in the Township of Athens.
Famersville was a small farming community established in the mid-1800s. Today it is called Athens. Residents of Farmersville didn't like the name and renamed the village Athens -- having higher aspirations for future generations.
1.In Scotland, slang for police.
2.A city/state like ancient Athens. Athenian citizens voted in a pure democracy. Polis now means city, community, or those in power. Politics comes from the same word, as well as words like police and metropolis. "Apo tin akri tis polis" (From the edge of the city) was an outstanding gay movie that was Greece's official entry for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award.
"I really don't think of L.A. as a polis. It's too big. San Francisco, yes, but L.A. looks like one big strip mall."
"I heard Alexander the Great, accompanied by his lovers Hephaestion and Bagoas, established a polis in Eygpt called Alexandria. Its library housed many of the world's greatest books."
To be slapped with a paddle.
To be slapped in the face with a tool that is used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing.
When somebody takes the paddle from a boat or canoe and uses it as a weapon to slap someone's face with.
When an open hand slap is not even nearly or close enough to what the slappee deserves!
In the women's rowing team at the Athens Olympics a girl who is now called 'Lay Down Sally' copped a monstrous paddle slap from team-mate Catriona for costing the Australian team a gold medal. It's not known how much dental work is needed to fix her jaw.
Mike and Grady got in a paddle slap fight down on the river when they got into a fight over a girl named Slita.
It's alleged that Britany went out and bought a paddle to slap the shit out of her best friend Hilda for cheating with her boyfriend.
Skopje is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It lies on the upper course of the Vardar river and is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens. Skopje was founded as an Illyrian city. In the 4th century AD it became a Roman post called Scupi. It was taken by the Serbs in 1189 and by Ottoman Turks in 1392. In 1913, during the Balkan Wars, the city came under Serbian control, and in 1918 it became part of Yugoslavia.more...
Skopje was struck by a devistating earthquake in 1963. Some of the houses built immediately after the tragic event are shown in the forefront. Skopje was rebuilt since then and the new residential quarters bear little resemblance with old Skopje.
Many international architects participated in it reconstruction. According to the idea of the Japanese urban planner Kenzo Tanga, the center was given a "city wall" of high-rise buildings, while the banks of the Vardar were laid out as pleasant tree-lined promenades. The ancient trading quarter (charshija) has been completely renovated, but has preserved all the notable features of its original architecture. In this setting the old buildings of cultural and historical interest are seen to even better advantage. They include the Kale Fortress raised in the 6th century (its present appearance dates from the Turkish period), Daut-pasha's baths (15th c., now the Art Gallery), and Mustafa-pasha's mosque (15th c.).
The stone bridge over the Vardar gives access ...
The Peachtree City. The Athens of the South. Hotlanta. These are just a few of the nicknames for Atlanta, the largest city in Georgia with about 450,000 in the city limits and and additional 4 million or so in the metro area and growing almost exponentially. It is now among the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. It is quickly emerging as a major international city and amajor media center thanks to CNN and Ted Turner being in the city. It hosted the Summer Olympic in 1996 and is becoming a major cultural center. It has the CNN Center, the Georgia Aquarium which is the largest in the U.S., the Coca Cola Museum, and a place called underground Atlanta.
The Atlanta area is nice to live BUT I wouldnt want to live in the city proper. It is among the most crime-ridden cities in the country. Alpharetta or Sandy Springs is more appealing to me.
A band that was popular around Memphis in 2000. The band consisted of Andrew VanWynGarden and Hank Sullivant. Andrew VanWynGarden was attending White Station High School at the time, while Hank Sullivant was a university student. The band wrote two full-length albums, Mirror Israeli and the self-titled Accidental Mersh.more...
Sullivant went on to form the band called The Whigs. When VanWyngarden formed MGMT with Ben Goldwasser, Sullivant was one of the original guitarists for the band's live shows.
In MGMT's Valentine's Day Live Chat on Facebook, Feb 14th, 2011, a question was asked of the band about who the former live member was. The band replied: "His name is Hank Sullivant. He plays in Kuroma now and splits his time between Athens, GA, New York, and Memphis. He's now contemplating a move to LA. Keep your eyes peeled for Hank!"1