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nprfreshair:

Allison Janney won an Emmy last week in the category of Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on Masters of Sex. Janney spoke to Fresh Air a few weeks ago about filming the sex scenes: 

"The situation is so awkward that you do have to become fast friends [with the other actors], or you look for anything to be comfortable with your scene partner. Maybe that’s sharing some silly thing that happened with you in bed your first time or whatever — anything to break the ice.


I had to ask for just a little shot of courage before I had my first sex scene with Teddy Sears [on Masters of Sex] who is just the most gorgeous, wonderful, handsome specimen. … When I say courage, just a little shot of bourbon … I just wanted something to take the edge off because I was beyond nervous. Who gets to do a sex scene when you’re 50?” 


I lovelovelove Allison Janney

nprfreshair:

Allison Janney won an Emmy last week in the category of Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on Masters of Sex. Janney spoke to Fresh Air a few weeks ago about filming the sex scenes: 

"The situation is so awkward that you do have to become fast friends [with the other actors], or you look for anything to be comfortable with your scene partner. Maybe that’s sharing some silly thing that happened with you in bed your first time or whatever — anything to break the ice.

I had to ask for just a little shot of courage before I had my first sex scene with Teddy Sears [on Masters of Sex] who is just the most gorgeous, wonderful, handsome specimen. … When I say courage, just a little shot of bourbon … I just wanted something to take the edge off because I was beyond nervous. Who gets to do a sex scene when you’re 50?” 

I lovelovelove Allison Janney



2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

GWINNETT COUNTY REPRESENT!!! 

(Source: skulls-and-tea)


politicallyincorrectwalrus:

i love the term “partners”
are we dating?
are we robbing a bank?
do we run a legal firm?
are we the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies and are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit?
who knows.


I’m a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I’m lazy, yet I’m ambitious. I don’t like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don’t care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I’m a conflicted contradiction. If I can’t figure myself out, there’s no way anyone else has.
-Unknown  (via exam)

(Source: psych-facts)



nprfreshair:

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Ride Around Shining

Most sports novels are about the aspiration to excel physically: to run faster, stretch out one’s arms farther.  The really cool thing about Ride Around Shining, a debut novel by Chris Leslie-Hynan, is that it doesn’t stick to that familiar rulebook.   Even though it’s set in the world of pro basketball, our narrator here is not the guy who aspires to be a great player; rather, he’s the guy who aspires to be a great suck-up to the great player.  Jess, as our narrator is called, is a white bread grad student, finishing his “second useless degree.”   One day, he hears that a player for the Portland Trail Blazers, named Calyph West, is looking for a chauffeur and Jess lands the job.  Thus, begins Jess’s life of eager servitude, driving Calyph around in his “entry level” Jag, waiting on the party guests who swarm into Calyph’s McMansion on weekends, and even helping Calyph to dress, choosing from his array of beautiful suits, in pearl gray, honey butter and pinstripe silver

If your literary allusion antennae have begun twitching, you’ve read your Fitzgerald.  This novel about nouveau riche excess, social class, and hero worship references The Great Gatsby on practically every page, beginning with Jess’s retrospective Nick Carroway-like narration, as well as that premise of a white chauffeur driving around his rich black passenger—that’s a scene that mirrors the famous “Queensboro Bridge” passage in Gatsby.


There’s somebody outside my apartment window shouting “VENGA” over and over. 

I’m ready for La Vuelta