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Bela or Bella Gym Coach?[edit]

Either why i try and spell it nothing comes up? Has anyone heard of the gymnast coach? thank you if you someone could direct be to his page thanks. --Peacekeeper2009 (talk) 03:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I've added him to both the bela and bella disambiguation pages. -- (talk) 14:36, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

TV shows or Movies about Social Workers[edit]

There are so many tv series and movies about police and doctors (and their roles in society) as the heroes, but I was wondering about tv series or movies that have social workers (and their roles) as the heroes. I read there was a show called "East Side, West Side"; and I have also watched the TV show Judging Amy - Are there any other's? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:51, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

This one is unnamed as yet but is, apparently, a drama in development by Michael Rapaport[1].
The only TV series perhaps featuring a social worker as protagonist which I can come up with and which hasn't already been mentioned is The Guardian (2001-2004). A couple of characters doing social work in older films, though not necessarily as main characters, include:
  • Mamie Rose in Raoul Walsh's Regeneration (1915) She's a positive though not a main character, in a time when official "wellfare officers" were often portrayed in a more cruel and less favorable light, one famous example being Chaplin's The Kid (1921). Come to think of it, they're still often presented as cold and bureaucratic these days.
  • Jerry Connelly in Michael Curtiz's classic Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  • Kim Hunter in Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956 teleplay /1962 movie)
  • Sandra Markowitz in A Thousand Clowns (1965)
  • Germaine Cazeneuve, probation officer and one of the two protagonists, played by Jean Gabin in Deux hommes dans la ville (1973)
  • Chandler Jarell in The Golden Child (1986). Main character portrayed by Eddie Murphy is a social worker but the movie is not about social work.
  • Julie Winters in The Maxx (1995). Ok, that's a TV series too, but animated and lasting only 13 episodes.
(with the help of IMDb's keyword feature) ---Sluzzelin talk 09:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Anthony Perkins as social worker in WUSA (1970), adapted by Robert Stone from his novel A Hall of Mirrors. The novel is much better than the movie. Pepso2 (talk) 10:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
There is a social worker in True Blood, although at the rate even main characters get killed I suppose she won't be there for long. Crime- and lawyer-type shows usually have social workers, don't they? I guess not as the main hero though. Adam Bishop (talk) 14:58, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
The Cleaner with Benjamin Bratt; in Judging Amy the show often focuses on social worker Maxine Gray (Tyne Daly). --—— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 15:13, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
The Norm Show was a sitcom focused on social workers. -- Mad031683 (talk) 17:41, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Hajej, nynej, Ježíšku[edit]

Where (even YouTube is permissible) can I find a recording of this Czech carol? I would like to also find the lyrics, if possible. Vltava 68 09:07, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

You can download an mp3 from here or here. The lyrics are in here Czech and English. SN0WKITT3N 10:33, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Open source game[edit]

Can anyone tell some web addresses from where I can download some good open source simulation games and point-and click detective games in my computer free of cost. Most of the games listed in List of open source games are not really enjoyable. Otolemur crassicaudatus (talk) 11:50, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Scorched 3D download is good, so is AssaultCube download, but it's better in multi-player. The Battle for Wesnoth is a free strategy game, apparently it's quite good though I've never tried it. ScummVM has some good point and click detective games but they need to be downloaded individually as ScummVM is just the game engine, so they might not be open source. Not really games but Celestia download and Orbiter download are fantastic sims. SN0WKITT3N 12:18, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
The best open-source RPG-style game is probably NetHack. The graphics don't exist, but there are GUI add-ons you can get. For my money (well, there is none) I recommend NetHack. 12:37, 9 December 2008 (UTC)