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york: 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 鈥極nce Upon a Time in Hollywood.鈥橰emember that time Dr.鈥疢artin 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 鈥淜arma Is a Beach鈥 on the Tibetan ambassador鈥檚 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鈥檚 why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people鈥檚 perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 鈥60s and 鈥70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That鈥檚 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鈥檛 give him a free pass for how he鈥檚 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鈥檚 faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of 鈥淗ey Boy鈥 (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as 鈥淗ey Girl鈥 (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鈥檚 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鈥檛 fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn鈥檛 the only significant scene with him, if we鈥檇 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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥檚 fight club was don鈥檛 fight 鈥 unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn鈥檛 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.
york: 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 鈥極nce Upon a Time in Hollywood.鈥橰emember that time Dr.鈥疢artin 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 鈥淜arma Is a Beach鈥 on the Tibetan ambassador鈥檚 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鈥檚 why filmmakers have a responsibility when playing with people鈥檚 perceptions of admired historic people to maintain a basic truth about the content of their character. Quentin Tarantino鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 鈥60s and 鈥70s action movies will be much more entertaining than a simple homage. That鈥檚 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鈥檛 give him a free pass for how he鈥檚 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鈥檚 faithful Chinese servant goes by the insulting name of 鈥淗ey Boy鈥 (Kam Tong). He was replaced in season four by a female character referred to as 鈥淗ey Girl鈥 (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鈥檚 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鈥檛 fly here.I might even go along with the skewered version of Bruce if that wasn鈥檛 the only significant scene with him, if we鈥檇 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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥檚 fight club was don鈥檛 fight 鈥 unless there is no other option. He felt no need to prove himself. He knew who he was and that the real fight wasn鈥檛 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...

york: y'all don't read what happens for folks inside prisons, jails, and detention centers during power outages? I'm assuming they rely on generators? @anthoknees 路 1h 27 11 59 y'all don't read @anthoknees fuck. Los Angeles Times Weeklong power outage at New York federal jail leaves inmates without heat or light in the cold Feb 2, 2019 路 The Federal Bureau of Prisons said Saturday that work to restore power to a detention center in New York City where inmates have E The New York Times O No Heat for Days at a Jail in Brooklyn Where Hundreds of Inmates Are Sick and 'Frantic' Feb 1, 2019 路 More than a thousand inmates at a federal jail in Brooklyn are ... in an email that the building experienced a partial power outage on ... Vice > en_us article > what-happe... When My Prison Lost Power It Was Like 'The Purge' in Real Life - VICE Apr 19, 2018 路 It turned out that some electrical wiring caught fire outside the prison fence-line. We heard that it shouldn't take the power company any more .. galaxianbitch: galaxianbitch: fatehbaz: quiteliterallyhotsauce: Yup. Just like when Texas has all that flooding and didn鈥檛 evacuate the prisons. imprisoned people are also abandoned to sit in cells and drown during hurricanes when floodwaters inundate the prison And then there was Katrina I鈥檓 posting this cause so many of us followed Katrina minute by minute but so few people knew about this. Fuuuuuuuuck
york: y'all don't read
 what happens for folks inside prisons, jails, and
 detention centers during power outages? I'm
 assuming they rely on generators?
 @anthoknees 路 1h
 27 11
 59
 y'all don't read
 @anthoknees
 fuck.

 Los Angeles Times
 Weeklong power outage at New York federal jail
 leaves inmates without heat or light in the cold
 Feb 2, 2019 路 The Federal Bureau of
 Prisons said Saturday that work to
 restore power to a detention center in
 New York City where inmates have

 E The New York Times
 O
 No Heat for Days at a Jail in Brooklyn Where
 Hundreds of Inmates Are Sick and 'Frantic'
 Feb 1, 2019 路 More than a thousand
 inmates at a federal jail in Brooklyn are
 ... in an email that the building
 experienced a partial power outage
 on ...

 Vice > en_us article > what-happe...
 When My Prison Lost Power It Was Like 'The
 Purge' in Real Life - VICE
 Apr 19, 2018 路 It turned out that some electrical wiring
 caught fire outside the prison fence-line. We heard that it
 shouldn't take the power company any more ..
galaxianbitch:
galaxianbitch:


fatehbaz:

quiteliterallyhotsauce:


Yup. Just like when Texas has all that flooding and didn鈥檛 evacuate the prisons.


imprisoned people are also abandoned to sit in cells and drown during hurricanes when floodwaters inundate the prison


And then there was Katrina 






I鈥檓 posting this cause so many of us followed Katrina minute by minute but so few people knew about this. 


Fuuuuuuuuck

galaxianbitch: galaxianbitch: fatehbaz: quiteliterallyhotsauce: Yup. Just like when Texas has all that flooding and didn鈥檛 evacuate...

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, January 20, 1933

yesterdaysprint: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, January 20, 1933