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A "prop" is any item, either hand held or free standing, that is not nailed down on a theatrical or film set.

The term originates from the basic inventory of the company being the "property" of the owner.

General use is to give authenticity to a performance by adding a prop to give the actor "business". Interacting with a brush, sitting at a dressing table in a scene sets up the "suspension of disbelief" along with sets and costuming.
"The stage manager asked for all hand props to be used at rehearsal.
by Amadscientist November 18, 2009

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The HBO original Television series with political Commentator and comedian, Bill Maher.

In 2002 Maher was the subject of controversy when on his original "Politically Incorrect's September 17 show, had guest Dinesh D'Souza disputing the Bush's label of calling the 9-11 terrorists, "Cowards". She said the terrorists were warriors. Maher agreed and replied "We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly".

His show was canceled on ABC and Real Time premiered on HBO on February 21, 2003
Bill Maher out lasted President Bush when his show "Real Time with Bill Maher" was picked up for another season in 2009.
by Amadscientist April 19, 2009

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These costumes are those worn by the characters from the play "The Rocky Horror Show" and the movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

They may also be costumes worn by the fans who recreate these costumes to re-enact the film in front of the screen during showings.
If you want to know about Rocky Horror Costumes, Ruth is the one to ask.
by Amadscientist April 06, 2009

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Is the name of a political message board begun by an Evil Monkey (Current User name).

It is one of many message boards with a purposely liberal slant.

The site officially backed Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential elections.
The member "Doctordog" has had many user names on PoliticalGroove.
by Amadscientist April 06, 2009

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The Theatre of Pompey was the worlds largest theatre ever built.

It was financed by Pompey The great during his second Consulship of the Ancient Roman Republic in 55 BC.

It was built in the Campus Martius area outside the ancient city walls.

It is behind this theatre in the curia of the Theatre of Pompey that Julius Caesar was murdered by the senate.
The senate was meeting at the "Theatre of Pompey" while the Curia Julia was being built.
by Amadscientist April 06, 2009

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An order of restraint placed by kahuna (Hawaiian priests) or other Hawaiian cultural practitioners, to act with only kindness, love and empathy. During the ceremonial period (enactment proceedings), alcohol, drugs and tobacco are prohibited. This separates the secular from the sacred and begins the ritual process collectively. Total purity is not attained but enacts a separation of ordinary life to mark the activities as sacred.
The Protectors on Mauna Kea demonstrated with Kapu Aloha!
by Amadscientist May 22, 2015

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A person who resorts back to, or continues to make use of, old technology, the general population has discarded or no longer finds viable.
After her device died and had no upgrade available, the Retro Techno resorted back to her laptop to send E-mails.
by Amadscientist November 01, 2011

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