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limo: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino's Movie Disrespects Him 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Alamy Stock Photo Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.' solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.
 limo: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce
 Lee Was My Friend, and
 Tarantino's Movie Disrespects
 Him
 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 Alamy Stock Photo
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 1978's 'Game of Death.'
solacekames:

8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker was sloppy, somewhat racist and shirked his responsibility to basic truth in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’Remember that time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kidney-punched a waiter for serving soggy croutons in his tomato soup? How about the time the Dalai Lama got wasted and spray-painted “Karma Is a Beach” on the Tibetan ambassador’s limo? Probably not, since they never happened. But they could happen if a filmmaker decides to write those scenes into his or her movie. And, even though we know the movie is fiction, those scenes will live on in our shared cultural conscience as impressions of those real people, thereby corrupting our memory of them built on their real-life actions.That’s why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people’s perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood does not live up to this standard. Of course, Tarantino has the artistic right to portray Bruce any way he wants. But to do so in such a sloppy and somewhat racist way is a failure both as an artist and as a human being.This controversy has left me torn. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is so bold, uncompromising and unpredictable. There’s a giddy energy in his movies of someone who loves movies and wants you to love them, too. I attend each Tarantino film as if it were an event, knowing that his distillation of the ’60s and ’70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That’s what makes the Bruce Lee scenes so disappointing, not so much on a factual basis, but as a lapse of cultural awareness.Bruce Lee was my friend and teacher. That doesn’t give him a free pass for how he’s portrayed in movies. But it does give me some insight into the man. I first met Bruce when I was a student at UCLA looking to continue my martial arts studies, which I started in New York City. We quickly developed a friendship as well as a student-teacher relationship. He taught me the discipline and spirituality of martial arts, which was greatly responsible for me being able to play competitively in the NBA for 20 years with very few injuries.During our years of friendship, he spoke passionately about how frustrated he was with the stereotypical representation of Asians in film and TV. The only roles were for inscrutable villains or bowing servants. In Have Gun - Will Travel, Paladin’s faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of “Hey Boy” (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as “Hey Girl” (Lisa Lu). Asian men were portrayed as sexless accessories to a scene, while the women were subservient. This was how African-American men and women were generally portrayed until the advent of Sidney Poitier and blaxploitation films. Bruce was dedicated to changing the dismissive image of Asians through his acting, writing and promotion of Jeet Kune Do, his interpretation of martial arts.That’s why it disturbs me that Tarantino chose to portray Bruce in such a one-dimensional way. The John Wayne machismo attitude of Cliff (Brad Pitt), an aging stuntman who defeats the arrogant, uppity Chinese guy harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle. Of course the blond, white beefcake American can beat your fancy Asian chopsocky dude because that foreign crap doesn’t fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn’t the only significant scene with him, if we’d also seen a glimpse of his other traits, of his struggle to be taken seriously in Hollywood. Alas, he was just another Hey Boy prop to the scene. The scene is complicated by being presented as a flashback, but in a way that could suggest the stuntman’s memory is cartoonishly biased in his favor. Equally disturbing is the unresolved shadow that Cliff may have killed his wife with a spear gun because she nagged him. Classic Cliff. Is Cliff more heroic because he also doesn’t put up with outspoken women?I was in public with Bruce several times when some random jerk would loudly challenge Bruce to a fight. He always politely declined and moved on. First rule of Bruce’s fight club was don’t fight — unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn’t on the mat, it was on the screen in creating opportunities for Asians to be seen as more than grinning stereotypes. Unfortunately, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prefers the good old ways.

solacekames: 8:08 AM PDT 8/16/2019 by Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial ar...

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limo: Rebecca Wald 15 Mar at 13:24 The myth that school shooters are outcasts fighting back against bullies dates back to Columbine. At the time it was widely reported that Harris and Klebold were social rejects, and much was made of the meanness of popular kids. But the FBI concluded that Harris was a full-on psychopath, and that kids didn't like the boys because they did creepy things like walking around giving the Nazi salute. Even so, a few days before the attack Klebold took a date to the prom, crammed into a limo with a dozen friends. Still the myth persists. Walk Up, Not Out" is a campaign of cowardice, promoted by adults who want there to be a solution to school shootings that asks literally nothing of us. No tough choices, no exercise of political will, no speaking out to power - just ecturing kids on how to do better. We're good at that. It's also worth noting that only certain kids are privileged by this narrative. You've never seen moralizing Facebook posts arguing that if only the popular girls would sit down next to that Latino kid in the cafeteria, he wouldn't join MS-13. No. This argument only applies to crimes overwhelmingly committed by white boys. Their crimes are tragic betrayals of an underlying innocence that is never attributed to black boys selling drugs on the corner. lazerdoesfeminism: kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this
 limo: Rebecca Wald
 15 Mar at 13:24
 The myth that school shooters are outcasts
 fighting back against bullies dates back to
 Columbine. At the time it was widely reported
 that Harris and Klebold were social rejects, and
 much was made of the meanness of popular
 kids. But the FBI concluded that Harris was a
 full-on psychopath, and that kids didn't like the
 boys because they did creepy things like
 walking around giving the Nazi salute. Even so,
 a few days before the attack Klebold took a
 date to the prom, crammed into a limo with a
 dozen friends. Still the myth persists.
 Walk Up, Not Out" is a campaign of cowardice,
 promoted by adults who want there to be a
 solution to school shootings that asks literally
 nothing of us. No tough choices, no exercise of
 political will, no speaking out to power - just
 ecturing kids on how to do better. We're good
 at that.
 It's also worth noting that only certain kids are
 privileged by this narrative. You've never seen
 moralizing Facebook posts arguing that if only
 the popular girls would sit down next to that
 Latino kid in the cafeteria, he wouldn't join
 MS-13. No. This argument only applies to
 crimes overwhelmingly committed by white
 boys. Their crimes are tragic betrayals of an
 underlying innocence that is never attributed to
 black boys selling drugs on the corner.
lazerdoesfeminism:
kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this

lazerdoesfeminism: kids shouldn’t feel the need to befriend people just to avoid being murdered, that’s not how we solve this

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 found family
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badacts:

sofiakkuma:
yum
#finally some good fuckin’ food (@clubbingattheclub)

badacts: sofiakkuma: yum #finally some good fuckin’ food (@clubbingattheclub)

limo: Drake Sends Haitian Mother From Miami On A $10,000 Shopping Spree @balleralert Drake Sends Haitian Mother From Miami On A $10,000 Shopping Spree-blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drake went to Miami and blew a bag, but not on jewelry, clothes and expensive cars as most would think. It was all in charitable efforts, in fact. We all saw his school jersey uniform and scholarship blessing to the Miami school. Then topping it off with paying the tabs for an entire grocery store full of customers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now the Miami Herald reports that the 6 god showered a Haitian maid from Miami, Adelie Paret, with a $10,000 Shopping Spree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Miami Herald recently told the story of the mother of 5, who takes 2 buses to work at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and must clean 14 rooms per shift to provide for her loved ones. Drake read her story and was inspired alongside Pittsburgh Steelers player, Antonio Brown, to adorn her like the Queen she was. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A woman called and told her that someone had made arrangements for her to get a massage, followed by an elegant dinner with a limo ride. She was unaware who had done so but decided to go along with the day of pampering. The finale of it all was a Saks & 5th Ave shopping spree. Drake and Brown met Paret there in an empty store that had been closed for just herself, and 2 other women to have the shopping experience of a lifetime. They had 45 minutes in the store with no spending limit. Imagine the possibilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She got an $800 pair of flats for church, a $2,000 Valentino purse, a $6,000 18-karat gold necklace with diamonds, and a couple of perfumes for the road. Although speechless at the beginning of the shopping spree, the Miami Herald noted that she thanked Drake so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Look at Drake spreading joy all over the world. Swipe left to see Drake’s reaction to it all.
 limo: Drake Sends Haitian Mother From
 Miami On A $10,000 Shopping Spree
 @balleralert
Drake Sends Haitian Mother From Miami On A $10,000 Shopping Spree-blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drake went to Miami and blew a bag, but not on jewelry, clothes and expensive cars as most would think. It was all in charitable efforts, in fact. We all saw his school jersey uniform and scholarship blessing to the Miami school. Then topping it off with paying the tabs for an entire grocery store full of customers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now the Miami Herald reports that the 6 god showered a Haitian maid from Miami, Adelie Paret, with a $10,000 Shopping Spree. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Miami Herald recently told the story of the mother of 5, who takes 2 buses to work at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and must clean 14 rooms per shift to provide for her loved ones. Drake read her story and was inspired alongside Pittsburgh Steelers player, Antonio Brown, to adorn her like the Queen she was. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A woman called and told her that someone had made arrangements for her to get a massage, followed by an elegant dinner with a limo ride. She was unaware who had done so but decided to go along with the day of pampering. The finale of it all was a Saks & 5th Ave shopping spree. Drake and Brown met Paret there in an empty store that had been closed for just herself, and 2 other women to have the shopping experience of a lifetime. They had 45 minutes in the store with no spending limit. Imagine the possibilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She got an $800 pair of flats for church, a $2,000 Valentino purse, a $6,000 18-karat gold necklace with diamonds, and a couple of perfumes for the road. Although speechless at the beginning of the shopping spree, the Miami Herald noted that she thanked Drake so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Look at Drake spreading joy all over the world. Swipe left to see Drake’s reaction to it all.

Drake Sends Haitian Mother From Miami On A $10,000 Shopping Spree-blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Drake went to Miami and blew...

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Meanwhile Limo spotted in Pakistan.. bcbaba

Meanwhile Limo spotted in Pakistan.. bcbaba

limo: SOME HUSTLE TO BE SEEN... I GRIND TO DISAPPEAR Repost | Reminder 👇@theearthmomma | I'm not better than you because I reject materiality. But I've lived on both sides of the tracks. Society's obsession with materiality is sad to witness. I was raised with parents dripping in money and I hated it because they were miserable people. True story. I remember my mom snorting cocaine in the back of our limo while I was dumped off with random relatives or friends. I should write a book. Anyways. Large houses with daily water used to quench giant grass lawns instead of fresh gardens that could feed the neighborhood with organic, high vibrational foods. I see houses similar to the top picture and I see a waste of space. And you could knock on any of their doors and ask if they've helped the poor out of poverty and they'd say, "why? I worked hard for this money. If they want wealth they should work for it like I did." That's a poor heart. Richness lives in the heart. And the truth is, our system is designed to keep us in poverty because a poverty ridden culture is easier to control. The need to show one's bank account to the world by buying houses like that is attachment to ego and insecurity. And trust me, that Coach bag and Mercedes that you're dreaming of will only make you feel good for about four days. They don't cure a sad soul. But finishing a dope hike or going camping does. Proof that nature is where we are meant to be. duh bighouse offgrid farming gardens wealth rich gucci prada coachbag mercedes dilutethepower wakeupyo 3rdeyeopener fullguru theawakening theshift truthseekers knowledge sunday stuff things thoughts obsession think woke knowledgeispower new
 limo: SOME HUSTLE TO BE SEEN...
 I GRIND TO DISAPPEAR
Repost | Reminder 👇@theearthmomma | I'm not better than you because I reject materiality. But I've lived on both sides of the tracks. Society's obsession with materiality is sad to witness. I was raised with parents dripping in money and I hated it because they were miserable people. True story. I remember my mom snorting cocaine in the back of our limo while I was dumped off with random relatives or friends. I should write a book. Anyways. Large houses with daily water used to quench giant grass lawns instead of fresh gardens that could feed the neighborhood with organic, high vibrational foods. I see houses similar to the top picture and I see a waste of space. And you could knock on any of their doors and ask if they've helped the poor out of poverty and they'd say, "why? I worked hard for this money. If they want wealth they should work for it like I did." That's a poor heart. Richness lives in the heart. And the truth is, our system is designed to keep us in poverty because a poverty ridden culture is easier to control. The need to show one's bank account to the world by buying houses like that is attachment to ego and insecurity. And trust me, that Coach bag and Mercedes that you're dreaming of will only make you feel good for about four days. They don't cure a sad soul. But finishing a dope hike or going camping does. Proof that nature is where we are meant to be. duh bighouse offgrid farming gardens wealth rich gucci prada coachbag mercedes dilutethepower wakeupyo 3rdeyeopener fullguru theawakening theshift truthseekers knowledge sunday stuff things thoughts obsession think woke knowledgeispower new

Repost | Reminder 👇@theearthmomma | I'm not better than you because I reject materiality. But I've lived on both sides of the tracks. Soc...