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In the Ghetto (Song)

"In the Ghetto" is a song written by Mac Davis and originally titled "The Vicious Circle". Elvis Presley made the song popular when he released it as a single in 1969.

The song is about the story of a young boy who grows up in the ghetto. The boy is involved in stealing, getting into fights and is eventually shot and killed.
"... and as her young man dies. On a cold and grey Chicago morn and another little baby child is born in the ghetto. And his momma cries."



In the cartoon South Park, Eric Cartman sings an excerpt of the song (in the episode Chicken Pox) whilst walking through Kenny's neighborhood on "the wrong side of the tracks." See below.




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Authoritah

A word popularised by Eric Cartman in the cartoon series 'South Park'.

Meaning = Authority.




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Variance (Statistics)

The variance and the closely-related term standard deviation are measures of how spread out a distribution or results are. Simply speaking, they are measures of variability.

The variance is computed as the average squared deviation of each number from its mean. The calculation of variance is a very important part of many statistical applications and analyses. A variance calculation is also the first step in calculating the standard deviation.

This video nicely demonstrates how to calculate variance.




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SOHCAHTOA (Trigonometry Mnemonic)



"SOHCAHTOA" is a useful mnemonic for remembering the definitions of the trigonometric functions sine, cosine, & tangent:

SOH - Sine θ = opposite over hypotenuse.
CAH - Cosine θ = adjacent over hypotenuse.
TOA - Tangent θ = opposite over adjacent.


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Adjacent - Cosine - Hypotenuse - Mnemonic - Opposite - Sine - SOHCAHTOA - Tangent - Trigonometry


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Nina Simone (Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist) 1933-2003


Nina Simone Demographics:
  • Name - Eunice Kathleen Waymon.
  • Professional name - Nina Simone.
  • Place of birth - Tryon, North Carolina, USA.
  • Born - February 21, 1933.
  • Died - April 21, 2003.
  • Place of death - Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
  • Mother - Mary Kate Waymon (Methodist minister).
  • Father - John Divine Waymon (handyman & sometime barber).
  • Daughter - Lisa Celeste (actress/singer).
  • Occupation - Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Civil Rights Activist.
Nina Simone Career:
  • Simone originally aspired to become a classical pianist.
  • Jazz-rock-pop-folk-black musician.
  • In the late 1950s she recorded her first album.
  • Known as the “High Priestess of Soul” by her many fans.
  • Nina was often misunderstood (partly related to her then hidden bipolar illness).
  • Image above - Nina singing at piano.
  • Image below - Nina Simone in London 1997.
Nina Simone Talents:
  • African music
  • Protest singer
  • Gospel music
  • Jazz singer
  • Pianist
  • Arranger
  • Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Civil rights activist
Nina Simone Health Issues:
  • Died with breast cancer.
  • Bipolar disorder diagnosed in 1960s (information released in 2004, after her death).
Nina Simone Popular Songs:
Nina Simone Discography:
  • 1958 - Little Girl Blue
  • 1959 - Nina Simone and Her Friends
  • 1959 - The Amazing Nina Simone
  • 1959 - Nina Simone at Town Hall
  • 1960 - Nina Simone at Newport
  • 1960 - Forbidden Fruit
  • 1962 - Nina at the Village Gate
  • 1962 - Nina Simone Sings Ellington
  • 1963 - Nina's Choice
  • 1963 - Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall
  • 1964 - Folksy Nina
  • 1964 - Nina Simone in Concert
  • 1964 - Broadway-Blues-Ballads
  • 1965 - I Put a Spell on You
  • 1965 - Pastel Blues
  • 1966 - Nina Simone with Strings
  • 1966 - Let It All Out
  • 1966 - Wild Is the Wind
  • 1967 - High Priestess of Soul
  • 1967 - Nina Simone Sings the Blues
  • 1967 - Silk & Soul
  • 1968 - Nuff Said
  • 1969 - Nina Simone and Piano
  • 1969 - To Love Somebody
  • 1969 - A Very Rare Evening
  • 1970 - Black Gold
  • 1971 - Here Comes the Sun
  • 1972 - Emergency Ward
  • 1974 - It Is Finished
  • 1975 - The Great Show Live In Paris
  • 1978 - Baltimore
  • 1980 - The Rising Sun Collection
  • 1982 - Fodder on My Wings
  • 1984 - Backlash
  • 1985 - Nina's Back
  • 1985 - Live & Kickin
  • 1987 - Let It Be Me
  • 1987 - Live at Ronnie Scott's
  • 1993 - A Single Woman
  • 1997 - Gold
  • 1997 - Released
  • 2003 - Anthology
  • 2003 - Gold
  • 2004 - Nina Simone's Finest Hour
  • 2005 - The Soul of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - The Very Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - The Very Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - Remixed and Reimagined
  • 2006 - Songs to Sing: the Best of Nina Simone
  • 2006 - Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit
  • 2008 - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story
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Bipolar Disorder - Black Musician - Civil Rights Activist - Composer - Jazz - Nina Simone - Pianist -Singer - Songwriter


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