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bowing: 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.
bowing: 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...

bowing: failnation: A very polite deer bowing to someone giving them food in Japan
bowing: failnation:

A very polite deer bowing to someone giving them food in Japan

failnation: A very polite deer bowing to someone giving them food in Japan

bowing: cutekittensarefun: My husband and our cat doing yoga. Or maybe our cat thinking thinking that my husband is bowing down to him… [x-post /r/aww]
bowing: cutekittensarefun:

My husband and our cat doing yoga. Or maybe our cat thinking thinking that my husband is bowing down to him… [x-post /r/aww]

cutekittensarefun: My husband and our cat doing yoga. Or maybe our cat thinking thinking that my husband is bowing down to him… [x-post...

bowing: Dear Lord, Close any door that you think should be closed even if I think it should be open. Don't let my comfort stop you God. Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12) Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8) Lord, close any door that’s meant to be shut. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN god spiritual protection love amen Jesus relationships
bowing: Dear Lord, Close any door that you
 think should be closed even if I think it
 should be open. Don't let my comfort
 stop you God.
Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12) Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8) Lord, close any door that’s meant to be shut. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN god spiritual protection love amen Jesus relationships

Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with ima...

bowing: DRAWING PROMPTS: ACTIONS DRAW YOUR CHARACTER 26. Laughing 27. Throwing 28. Catching 29. Cooking 30. Cleaning 31. Examining 32. Giving 33. Taking 34. Calling (to someone, on the phone) 35. Listening to music 36. Playing a musical instrument 37. Petting an animal 38. Shooting (bow & arrow, slingshot) 39. Putting on something (jacket, shoes) 40. Reading 41. Watching (people, tv, movie) 42. Knitting 43. Blocking (someone, something) 44. Dancing 45. Bumping (into someone, something) 46. Hanging (upside down, on a clif) 47. Posing 48. Bowing 49. Waiting 50. Clapping 51. Kicking 52. Punching 53. Doing Yoga 54. Gathering 55. Fishing 56. Gardening 57. Cycling 58. Piggyback riding 59. Bug catching 60. Ghost hunting 61. Yo-yoing 62. Swinging on swings 63. Snowball fighting 76. Running 77. Showing 78. Pushing 79. Pulling 80. Sewing 81. Writing 82. Sneaking 83. Holding (lowers, hands) 84. Balancing 85. Fingernail painting 86. Tying (tie, bandage, bow) 87. Pointing 88. Crawling 89. Playing poker 90. Stabbing 91. Driving 92. Brushing teeth 1. Jumping 2. Falling 3. Sitting 4. Talking 5. Walking 6. Eating 8. Thinking 9. Singing 10. Crying 11. Searching 12. Reaching 13. Climbing 64. Juggling 15. Shopping 16. Swimming 17. Carrying 18. Cheering 19. Hugging 20. High-fiving 21. Fighting 22. Hula hooping 23. Lecturing 65. Playing ping pong 66. Raking leaves 67. Ice skating 68. Playing video games 69. Horseback riding 70. Kissing 71. Vomiting 72. Web surfing 73. Taking pictures 74. Handstanding 75. Kite flying 93. Stacking (books, cards) 94. Drawing 95. Dropping something 96. Picking something up 97. Fixing something 98. Exercising 99. Stretching 100. Stargazing 25. Shouting salison.tumblr.com <p><a href="http://salison.tumblr.com/post/135086220266/rather-than-drawing-your-character-standing-there" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">salison</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Rather than drawing your character standing there doing nothing over and over again, here’s 100 other ideas to put them in action and challenge yourself as an artist.<br/></p></blockquote>
bowing: DRAWING PROMPTS:
 ACTIONS
 DRAW YOUR CHARACTER
 26. Laughing
 27. Throwing
 28. Catching
 29. Cooking
 30. Cleaning
 31. Examining
 32. Giving
 33. Taking
 34. Calling (to someone, on the phone)
 35. Listening to music
 36. Playing a musical instrument
 37. Petting an animal
 38. Shooting (bow & arrow, slingshot)
 39. Putting on something (jacket, shoes)
 40. Reading
 41. Watching (people, tv, movie)
 42. Knitting
 43. Blocking (someone, something)
 44. Dancing
 45. Bumping (into someone, something)
 46. Hanging (upside down, on a clif)
 47. Posing
 48. Bowing
 49. Waiting
 50. Clapping
 51. Kicking
 52. Punching
 53. Doing Yoga
 54. Gathering
 55. Fishing
 56. Gardening
 57. Cycling
 58. Piggyback riding
 59. Bug catching
 60. Ghost hunting
 61. Yo-yoing
 62. Swinging on swings
 63. Snowball fighting
 76. Running
 77. Showing
 78. Pushing
 79. Pulling
 80. Sewing
 81. Writing
 82. Sneaking
 83. Holding (lowers, hands)
 84. Balancing
 85. Fingernail painting
 86. Tying (tie, bandage, bow)
 87. Pointing
 88. Crawling
 89. Playing poker
 90. Stabbing
 91. Driving
 92. Brushing teeth
 1. Jumping
 2. Falling
 3. Sitting
 4. Talking
 5. Walking
 6. Eating
 8. Thinking
 9. Singing
 10. Crying
 11. Searching
 12. Reaching
 13. Climbing
 64. Juggling
 15. Shopping
 16. Swimming
 17. Carrying
 18. Cheering
 19. Hugging
 20. High-fiving
 21. Fighting
 22. Hula hooping
 23. Lecturing
 65. Playing ping pong
 66. Raking leaves
 67. Ice skating
 68. Playing video games
 69. Horseback riding
 70. Kissing
 71. Vomiting
 72. Web surfing
 73. Taking pictures
 74. Handstanding
 75. Kite flying
 93. Stacking (books, cards)
 94. Drawing
 95. Dropping something
 96. Picking something up
 97. Fixing something
 98. Exercising
 99. Stretching
 100. Stargazing
 25. Shouting
 salison.tumblr.com
<p><a href="http://salison.tumblr.com/post/135086220266/rather-than-drawing-your-character-standing-there" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">salison</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p>Rather than drawing your character standing there doing nothing over and over again, here’s 100 other ideas to put them in action and challenge yourself as an artist.<br/></p></blockquote>

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bowing: uze: gucci-flipflops: Drake bowing down to eminem Drake doing the right thing
bowing: uze:

gucci-flipflops:

Drake bowing down to eminem

Drake doing the right thing

uze: gucci-flipflops: Drake bowing down to eminem Drake doing the right thing

bowing: Yeah, l'm handsome Relatable because I too wear bow ties with my birthday suit like a cot damn Chippendales Dancer DicksOutForHarambe 🤗😂😂😂 (📸: Reddit u-herwiththetwodogs)
bowing: Yeah, l'm handsome
Relatable because I too wear bow ties with my birthday suit like a cot damn Chippendales Dancer DicksOutForHarambe 🤗😂😂😂 (📸: Reddit u-herwiththetwodogs)

Relatable because I too wear bow ties with my birthday suit like a cot damn Chippendales Dancer DicksOutForHarambe 🤗😂😂😂 (📸: Reddit u-herw...

bowing: DRAWING PROMPTS: ACTIONS DRAW YOUR CHARACTER 26. Laughing 27. Throwing 28. Catching 29. Cooking 30. Cleaning 31. Examining 32. Giving 33. Taking 34. Calling (to someone, on the phone) 35. Listening to music 36. Playing a musical instrument 37. Petting an animal 38. Shooting (bow & arrow, slingshot) 39. Putting on something (jacket, shoes) 40. Reading 41. Watching (people, tv, movie) 42. Knitting 43. Blocking (someone, something) 44. Dancing 45. Bumping (into someone, something) 46. Hanging (upside down, on a clif) 47. Posing 48. Bowing 49. Waiting 50. Clapping 51. Kicking 52. Punching 53. Doing Yoga 54. Gathering 55. Fishing 56. Gardening 57. Cycling 58. Piggyback riding 59. Bug catching 60. Ghost hunting 61. Yo-yoing 62. Swinging on swings 63. Snowball fighting 76. Running 77. Showing 78. Pushing 79. Pulling 80. Sewing 81. Writing 82. Sneaking 83. Holding (lowers, hands) 84. Balancing 85. Fingernail painting 86. Tying (tie, bandage, bow) 87. Pointing 88. Crawling 89. Playing poker 90. Stabbing 91. Driving 92. Brushing teeth 1. Jumping 2. Falling 3. Sitting 4. Talking 5. Walking 6. Eating 8. Thinking 9. Singing 10. Crying 11. Searching 12. Reaching 13. Climbing 64. Juggling 15. Shopping 16. Swimming 17. Carrying 18. Cheering 19. Hugging 20. High-fiving 21. Fighting 22. Hula hooping 23. Lecturing 65. Playing ping pong 66. Raking leaves 67. Ice skating 68. Playing video games 69. Horseback riding 70. Kissing 71. Vomiting 72. Web surfing 73. Taking pictures 74. Handstanding 75. Kite flying 93. Stacking (books, cards) 94. Drawing 95. Dropping something 96. Picking something up 97. Fixing something 98. Exercising 99. Stretching 100. Stargazing 25. Shouting salison.tumblr.com <p><a href="http://salison.tumblr.com/post/135086220266/rather-than-drawing-your-character-standing-there" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">salison</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Rather than drawing your character standing there doing nothing over and over again, here’s 100 other ideas to put them in action and challenge yourself as an artist.<br/></p></blockquote>
bowing: DRAWING PROMPTS:
 ACTIONS
 DRAW YOUR CHARACTER
 26. Laughing
 27. Throwing
 28. Catching
 29. Cooking
 30. Cleaning
 31. Examining
 32. Giving
 33. Taking
 34. Calling (to someone, on the phone)
 35. Listening to music
 36. Playing a musical instrument
 37. Petting an animal
 38. Shooting (bow & arrow, slingshot)
 39. Putting on something (jacket, shoes)
 40. Reading
 41. Watching (people, tv, movie)
 42. Knitting
 43. Blocking (someone, something)
 44. Dancing
 45. Bumping (into someone, something)
 46. Hanging (upside down, on a clif)
 47. Posing
 48. Bowing
 49. Waiting
 50. Clapping
 51. Kicking
 52. Punching
 53. Doing Yoga
 54. Gathering
 55. Fishing
 56. Gardening
 57. Cycling
 58. Piggyback riding
 59. Bug catching
 60. Ghost hunting
 61. Yo-yoing
 62. Swinging on swings
 63. Snowball fighting
 76. Running
 77. Showing
 78. Pushing
 79. Pulling
 80. Sewing
 81. Writing
 82. Sneaking
 83. Holding (lowers, hands)
 84. Balancing
 85. Fingernail painting
 86. Tying (tie, bandage, bow)
 87. Pointing
 88. Crawling
 89. Playing poker
 90. Stabbing
 91. Driving
 92. Brushing teeth
 1. Jumping
 2. Falling
 3. Sitting
 4. Talking
 5. Walking
 6. Eating
 8. Thinking
 9. Singing
 10. Crying
 11. Searching
 12. Reaching
 13. Climbing
 64. Juggling
 15. Shopping
 16. Swimming
 17. Carrying
 18. Cheering
 19. Hugging
 20. High-fiving
 21. Fighting
 22. Hula hooping
 23. Lecturing
 65. Playing ping pong
 66. Raking leaves
 67. Ice skating
 68. Playing video games
 69. Horseback riding
 70. Kissing
 71. Vomiting
 72. Web surfing
 73. Taking pictures
 74. Handstanding
 75. Kite flying
 93. Stacking (books, cards)
 94. Drawing
 95. Dropping something
 96. Picking something up
 97. Fixing something
 98. Exercising
 99. Stretching
 100. Stargazing
 25. Shouting
 salison.tumblr.com
<p><a href="http://salison.tumblr.com/post/135086220266/rather-than-drawing-your-character-standing-there" class="tumblr_blog" target="_blank">salison</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Rather than drawing your character standing there doing nothing over and over again, here’s 100 other ideas to put them in action and challenge yourself as an artist.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://salison.tumblr.com/post/135086220266/rather-than-drawing-your-character-standing-there" class="tumblr_blog" target="_b...