Summary of “Greatest Movie Props of All Time: From Lightsabers to Wilson”

Perry Blake, co-production designer: “It was a totally fabricated prop. We started with the hockey stick, in terms of the size of it. The bottom part was, more or less, like a hockey stick, but we also wanted to make it flat and smooth. As far as I know, there wasn’t anything like this that existed – it’s not like you could go online and buy them, and I don’t remember anybody having them.”We mocked them up and would bring them to director Dennis Dugan, and, you know, Adam is very involved in his movies, so he was testing them out and looking at them and deciding which one he liked best.
We wanted to have one ‘prove-it’ shot that was like a 25ft putt, one where Adam actually made it.
“I remember the day we were shooting that scene, it was basically like, OK, we’re just gonna sit here, and Adam’s gonna shoot the ball from way back there until he makes it in. Everyone was betting on how many it would be: Is it gonna take him more than five shots? Is it gonna take him 10 shots? Finally, when he made it in, everybody went crazy. It was a lot of fun.”

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Summary of “Real Men Might Get Made Fun Of”

If you care, how often do you say something? Maybe you’ll confront your close friends, but what about more powerful men, famous men, cool men, men who could further your career?
One of the subtlest and most pervasive is social ostracism – coding empathy as the fun killer, consideration for others as an embarrassing weakness and dissenting voices as out-of-touch, bleeding-heart dweebs.
Women, already impeded and imperiled by sexism, also have to carry the social stigma of being feminist buzzkills if they call attention to it.
In contrast to these “Warriors,” promises a world in which you can have it both ways: You can be good without ever seeming uncool in front of your buddies, you can be an advocate for social justice without ever considering there might be social forces beyond your ken, you can be a crusader for positive change without ever killing anyone’s buzz, you can be a progressive hero without ever taking identity politics seriously.
It’s an ambitious contortion, and one that affords straight white men a luxurious degree of stasis.
What if fixing Pao’s toxic workplaces hadn’t fallen to her alone? I’m frequently contacted by young women weighing the benefits and costs of calling out sexism in their male-dominated industries.
One of my podcasting friends told me that he does stick up for women in challenging situations, like testosterone-soaked comedy green rooms but complained, “I get mocked for it!”.
I know there’s pressure not to be a dorky, try-hard male feminist stereotype; there’s always a looming implication that you could lose your spot in the club; if you seem opportunistic or performative in your support, if you suck up too much oxygen and demand praise, women will yell at you for that too.

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Summary of “Natalie Morales would like you to know nothing about her, except for one thing”

I know some may say that’s a silly pursuit considering what I do for a living, but I am nowhere near interested in fame.
I know some people get into this business for fame, but I try to keep what I do and that shitty side effect separate.
I really just like acting and filmmaking, and while I’d like to be well-known among my peers as someone fun to work with who does good stuff, I definitely do not want your Aunt Belinda to know any details about me or my dating life.
We hung out a lot as the school year started, during lunch, during our shared acting class, after school.
I know in a lot of places, things are different these days.
That is what I am attracted to; that is what I want to know, want to love, want to defend, want to take care of.
I think it’s important that I tell you that this familiar face you see on your TV is the Q part of LGBTQ, so that if you didn’t know someone who was queer before, you do now.
So while I’ll still insist on privacy, and I still don’t want you to know who I’m dating, you should know that it could be anyone.

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Summary of “How to See What the Internet Knows About You”

Facebook, which probably knows you better than you know yourself, built its business around figuring you out.
Your general internet browsing? They are watching you.
Here’s How to Prepare: As mosquitoes begin to fill the air this summer, don’t be afraid.
Here are some tips for how to avoid the nagging insects – and what to do if one bites you.
How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks: Some tips from computer security experts.
How to Photograph Fireworks Like a Pro: Photographers whose work has appeared regularly in The New York Times offer some advice on how to nail the perfect shot.
How to Buy a Home: Buying a house can seem like a daunting process, but with careful research and determination, the keys to that dream home can be yours.
How to Conquer the Challenge of Long-Term Travel: From your budget to health insurance, here is advice before heading out on a long trip.

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Summary of “Allen Iverson: BIG3 brings NBA legend back to the spotlight”

Today’s NBA is both an extension of Iverson, with all its trigger-happy guards, and a rejection, as teams avoid isolation, prize efficiency and analyze rest habits more than a newborn’s parents.
SI VAULT: Allen Iverson and Larry Brown are so much alike that only their mothers could tell them apart … and bring them together.
Sitting on a leather couch at Capitol Records in late May, where he is shooting promo spots for BIG3, Iverson has finished reflecting on crossovers and fadeaways.
“In fact, we’re at odds right now-and here I am, acting like you’re my damn counselor-because I went home to Virginia for Mother’s Day, and after she went back to Charlotte to take the kids to school, I wanted to stay a little longer. She was like, ‘Bring yo’ ass home.’ I messed up. I was wrong again. It’s still happening. I used to tell the media, ‘When I’m 40, I won’t make the same mistakes.’ Damn lie. I still get cursed out for the same things I was doing 15 years ago. But we’ve learned that we can agree to disagree. And she’s still Mrs. Iverson, which is the title I always wanted her to have.”
Twenty-six years after Iverson first played for Bailey at Bethel High School in Hampton-on the first day of conditioning, the 120-pound freshman wore an oversized T-shirt with baggy jeans and still ran a sub-five-minute mile, pulling his pants up every third step-he asked his old coach to get him back in shape for basketball season.
“That’s the most maddening thing about Allen Iverson. You really want to trust him and pull for him and believe he’ll be consistent this time, but he lets you down. I never thought he was a lost cause because he made a life out of proving people wrong. The best thing about him was that he could bounce back. So I suppose it’s possible he could do it again, not probable.” According to Not a Game, Iverson earns $800,000 per year as part of a lifetime contract with Reebok, and the company will grant him access to a $32 million trust fund when he turns 55.
“He’d help any young person in the league even if he wasn’t paid a dime,” says Gary Moore, Iverson’s manager, who discovered him at Stuart Gardens in Newport News when Iverson was eight.
Three-on-three half-court hoops was recently added to the docket for the 2020 Olympics, and who knows, maybe America will send 45-year-old Allen Iverson to Tokyo.

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Summary of “An Oral History of Quentin Tarantino as Told to Me By Men I’ve Dated”

My favorite director is definitely Quentin Tarantino.
Quentin Tarantino dropped out of high school and never even went to college.
ALEXANDRE, 29, left his hat in my apartment: I do not care much for American cinema, but do you know the films of Quentin Tarantino?
JASON, 28, Took me to some Naples-style pizza spot: The first feature Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed was called My Best Friend’s Birthday, and a lot of it was lost in a fire.
Here’s the thing: Even though he lost that physical copy of the film, Quentin Tarantino is totally against digital! He says he’ll stop making movies once it becomes impossible to shoot on film anymore.
REW, 27, never took me anywhere: What places are delivering right now? So, in the early ’90s, right around when Pulp Fiction came out, Quentin Tarantino and Mira Sorvino were dating.
Jaimie Foxx said Quentin Tarantino was a tyrant but that he’d work with him again in a second.
Anyway, Quentin Tarantino says that he probably won’t get married as long as he’s working because right now is his time to make movies, and I just think that’s the way to go, man.

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Summary of “To the Loudest Guy in the Gym”

This probably won’t surprise anybody, but for as long as I can remember you’ve always been the loudest person in the gym.
You’ve never told me, “Great game,” and just left it at that.
Over the years, you’ve spoken so many things into reality that otherwise seemed impossible.
Everything you’ve told me, I’ve absorbed and used on the court.
The best way I know how to repay you is by living up to the vision you’ve always had for me.
You’ve always said that making it to the NBA is much easier than staying there.
Everything you’ve got, you’ve had to work for.
You’ve spent your entire adult life instilling that work ethic into me and my brothers to make sure that we never have to face the same challenges that you did.

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Summary of “12 Habits of Genuine People”

People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs.
You can do a gut check to find out how genuine you are by comparing your own behavior to that of people who are highly genuine.
Genuine people don’t try to make people like them.
People catch on to your attitude quickly and are more attracted to the right attitude than what or how many people you know.2.
Genuine people are unfailingly generous with whom they know, what they know and the resources they have access to.
Genuine people don’t need shiny, fancy stuff in order to feel good.
People gravitate toward those who are genuine because they know they can trust them.
Genuine people don’t make decisions based on their egos because they don’t need the admiration of others in order to feel good about themselves.

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Summary of “deadspin-quote-carrot-aligned-w-bgr-2”

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus, Discourses, Book II, ch.
“What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus, Discourses, Book II, ch.
You cannot learn if you believe there is nothing left for you to learn.
What if what you know is only one of many possibilities, and some are better than others? What if what you know could be further enhanced by what others know? What if what you know is actually wrong?
Never assume that your mind is full, or that what you know overpowers what others know.
How could progress be made in any field if everyone assumed they knew everything as soon as they learned something? It’s arrogant and foolish, even for those who are at the top of their field.
What to Take From It. No matter what you pursue in life, keep yourself hungry to learn.
Nobody likes a know-it-all, and true “Experts” are the ones who will admit when they don’t know something.

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Summary of “How to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want in 60 Days”

Contrary to theory, which cannot get you very far in the end, people who have actually been “there” provide practical steps on what you need to do.
Why You Need To Know What You Want”This is a fundamental irony of most people’s lives.
Conversely, people who know what they want in life see the world differently.
Some notice people wearing band shirts, while others notice anything fitness related.
It’s what happens when you let other people dictate your direction and speed in life.
Before each article I wrote, I pray that the work I produce will be beyond my own capability; and I visualize my work reaching the people who need it.
Again, the advice you take and the people you emulate matters.
ConclusionWhen you know what you want, you notice opportunities most people aren’t aware of.

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