Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fifty Shades of Grey

This is a movie currently making women hot under the collar when they watch it, wishing they were probably the main female character, Anastasia Steele, or just Ana Steele for short. BTW, I can't really add a lot of pictures because there weren't really all that many that were clean. Most were somewhat explicit and involved nudity.
-Anastasia "Ana" Steele is an English Lit major at Washington State University who has received an assignment to go and interview billionaire businessman Christian Grey, in place of her roommate Katherine Kavanaugh. When she first meets him, she feels awkward and intimidated, yet strangely attracted. Christian, deep down, starts to fall for her as well. But as she falls under his seductive spell, she finds out that he is into the world of bondage, submissive/dominant, S&M. Can she force herself to like this just to be with him?

This guy manages to render my sister speechless. Her jaw hangs open, lol!!

-Dakota Johnson: Anastasia "Ana" Steele
-Jamie Dornan: Christian Grey
-Jennifer Ehle: Carla
-Eloise Munford: Kate Kavanaugh
-Victor Rasuk: Jose Rodriguez
-Luke Grimes: Elliot Grey
-Marcia Gay Harden: Mrs. Trevelyan-Grey
-Rita Ora: Mia Grey
-Max Martini: Taylor
-Callum Rennie: Ray
-Andrew Airlie: Mr. Grey
-Dylan Neal: Bob

Did You Know?
-To film a good majority of the more explicit sex scenes, remote control cameras were used to make it a little more private for the actors
-During some scenes, where pubic hair might have been seen, it was digitally added while Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan used sheer modesty patches.
-Dakota Johnson had to use body makeup to cover up some of her tattoos, since in the story, Ana has no tattoos
-After filming, Dakota took several pairs of underwear from the set, claiming they were too comfortable to leave behind as well as a flogger
-The red room scenes were the last to be filmed since the two actors were now more comfortable with each other
-Jamie Dornan admitted that while he was doing research into the type of person Christian Grey was, he visited a private sex dungeon
-To get into shape for the movie, Dornan went through a punishing 3 hour-a-day workout to get that "ripped" look. He figured his character was supposed to be the epitome of male beauty. Prior to acting, though, he was an underwear model and had always been in good shape

-Those who practice BDSM consider this book offensive because it supposedly portrays negative stereotypes for those who practice it. It supposedly has dangerous behavior and does not follow the safe, consensual or even sane idea of sado-masochism, bondage, dominant/submissive relationships. (Despite being considered offensive, if those who knock the story would bother to read the entire series, in Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, they'd find out that he was given up for adoption and the woman who taught him that was a Dominatrix and he was made the submissive. The second and third books go deep into his personal history, such as why he doesn't like to be touched, etc.)
-Dakota Johnson requested that her parents, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, not see the movie because she considered it too inappropriate
-About 14 minutes and 17 seconds of the movie are sex scenes
-When Jamie Dornan threw Dakota Johnson onto the bed, she got a minor case of whiplash
-Jamie Dornan revealed that he would not be doing full frontal nudity for the movie. There were contracts set to state that his genitals would not be seen at all. It upset some fans of the book at the thought of the filmmakers toning down the graphic sex scenes.
-Some of the actors considered for the role of Christian Grey included: Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans, Matt Bomer, Charlie Hunnam. In fact, Hunnam was all set to film the role and scenes, but he had to withdraw because the shooting schedule interfered with his shooting schedule for the biker show Sons of Anarchy. In the end, the role went to Irish actor Jamie Dornan
Charlie Hunnam
Jamie Dornan
-Some of the actresses considered for the role of Anastasia Steele included: Emma Watson, Lily Collins, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Shailene Woodley
-On the set, to maintain Christian Grey's clean shaven appearance, Jamie Dornan had to shave daily. He was thankful he didn't have to shave his chest, as he says he didn't have a lot of chest hair naturally. Normally he prefers facial hair

If my sister sees him, she automatically becomes rendered speechless, lol!!

-All the equipment found in Christian's red room of play are incredibly accurate to real BDSM (Bondage, dominance and submission) play except for the cable ties, which are said to cause permanent damage to the submissive
-The riding crop used on Anastasia is, according to BDSM experts, far too advanced and not realistic for use on a beginner like Ana
-During the sex scenes, director Sam-Taylor Johnson played soft music to ease the actors tension
-There was an episode of Law & Order: SVU, titled "Twenty Five Acts", which contained a book on BDSM called Twenty Five Acts, which is very similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, including a scene where the two main characters kiss in an elevator
-When Ana sees the Red Room for the first time, the look of horror on her face is genuine. It wasn't scripted. However, Jamie Dornan wanted to feel familiar with the items
-Dakota Johnson says her favorite scene in the movie is where Ana loses her virginity to Christian
-In the movie, Ana only mentions "yellow" and "red", her safe words, once. While in real BDSM play, traffic light colors are used. Green means "continue as you are", yellow means "slow down", red means "stop"

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

This is one of my favorite 80s movies.
-Centered around a group of Southern California high school students, based on the real life times of Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are friends slowly falling for each other, Jeff Spicoli is a stoner surfer who runs afoul of Mr. Hand, who is surely convinced everyone is on dope
-Sean Penn: Jeff Spicoli
-Judge Reinhold: Brad Hamilton
-Jennifer Jason Leigh: Stacy Hamilton
-Robert Romanus: Mike Damone
-Brian Backer: Mark "Rat" Ratner
-Phoebe Cates: Linda Barrett
-Ray Walston: Mr. Hand
-Scott Thompson: Arnold
-Vincent Schiavelli: Mr. Vargas
-Amanda Wyss: Lisa
-D.W. Brown: Ron Johnson
-Forest Whitaker: Charles Jefferson
-Kelli Maroney: Cindy
-Tom Nolan: Dennis Taylor
-Stanley Davis Jr.: Jefferson's brother
-Pamela Springsteen: Dina Phillips
-Patrick Brennan: Curtis Spicoli

Did You Know?
-Nancy Wilson, member of the female rock band Heart, appears in one scene where Brad is at a stop light in his pirate costume. Nancy Wilson was married to writer Cameron Crowe at the time

-The school that is used in the movie is Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California
-When Mike Damone gives Mark Ratner his "five point plan" to scoring with a girl, he suggests playing side one of Led Zeppelin IV. The song that plays, "Kashmir", is actually on Physical Graffitti. (BTW, idk how Led Zeppelin is supposed to make a girl horny. Unless she's dreaming about screwing Robert Plant or any one of the band members, I sincerely doubt Led Zeppelin is going to make a girl hot!)
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffitti
-Ray Walston, who played on the 1960s era TV show My Favorite Martian as Uncle Martin, was often cast in typecast roles, like many actors and actresses of that era. After appearing in this movie, he said that if people saw him, they shouted "Mr. Hand!" He was grateful to be associated with a role other than playing Uncle Martin
-In one of the final scenes, Brad is seen working at the Mi-T Mart. He is seen wearing a t-shirt with Bruce Springsteen on it. His sister Pamela plays Dina in the movie
-Damone's car is a 1973 AMC Gremlin
-In the dugout scene where Stacy is having sex, she looks at the ceiling and sees graffiti saying "Disco sucks". This refers to Disco Demolition Night, where Chicago Radio DJ Steve Dahl blew up disco records at Comiskey Park while chanting "Disco sucks!"
-When Damone is trying to sell Cheap Trick tickets to a girl in the stands, he sings bits of three of their songs "Dream Police" "I Want You to Want Me" and "Surrender"
-The scene where Mike Damone and Stacy have sex in the pool house was not the original scene used. There was another scene used that showed them fully naked from the front. Director Amy Heckerling said that this would show the natural vulnerability between two teens. The intention was to show them fully naked from the front to show they were nervous and vulnerable. It was pulled because of an impending X-rating
-There are numerous rock music references in this movie. Like posters on walls, shirts worn by characters, Damone being a ticket scalper, etc. This all stems from Cameron Crowe starting out as a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine
-Fred Gwynne, famous for playing Herman Munster, was offered the role of Mr. Hand, but turned it down due to the sexual content of the movie
-Nicholas Cage's film debut. If you look in the credits and see "Nicholas Coppola", this is the name he went by before changing it to "Cage".
-Nicholas Cage lied about his age to try and get a bigger part, but producers found out that he was only 17 at the time
-In one scene towards the beginning of the movie, when Mr. Hand hands out copies of quizzes, everyone is seen taking a deep inhale of the paper. That's because from the 1960s to the early 1980s, photocopy machines often were expensive so a cheaper alternative was used, called spirit duplicators. These machines used a colored wax as the ink and a solvent as a transfer agent to put the ink on the paper. Since these solvents took a while to dry, students would inhale to get a short term high

Stu Nahan: [Spicoli is dreaming that he's won a surfing competition] Hello everybody! I'm Stu Nahan, and I'd like you to meet this young man. His name, Jeff Spicoli. And Jeff, congratulations to you. Things looked kind of rough out there today.
Jeff Spicoli: Well, I'll tell you Stu, I did battle some humongous waves! But you know, just like I told the guy on ABC, "Danger is my business!"
Stu Nahan: You know, a lot of people expected maybe Mark "Cutback" Davis or Bob "Jungle Death" Gerrard would take the honors this year.
Jeff Spicoli: [laughs incredulously] Those guys are fags!
Stu Nahan: [oblivious] That's fantastic! Let me ask you a question. When you get out there, do you ever fear for your life?
Jeff Spicoli: Well Stu I'll tell you, surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life, it's no hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, "Hey bud, let's party!"
[focuses on Stu's sport coat]
Jeff Spicoli: Where'd you get this jacket?
Stu Nahan: [evasive] I got this from the network. Let me ask you a question. What's next for Jeff Spicoli?
Jeff Spicoli: Heading over to the Australian and Hawaiian internationals, and then me and Mick are going to wing on over to London and jam with the Stones!
[to the two girls next to him]
Jeff Spicoli: And you guys are invited too!
[Spicoli, talking on the phone, hits his head with a shoe]
Jeff Spicoli: That was my skull! I'm so wasted

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

30 Famous Rock Wedding Pics

Who says rockstars can't get married and be in love? Here are 30 pictures worth of proof that rockstars need and want the happy life too! Even though a lot of these aren't wedding photos, who cares! They're still beautiful photos.

Dave Murray and Tamar Murray

Nice. Wear jeans at your wedding, lol!!
Bruce Dickinson and Paddy Bowden
Adrian Smith and Natalie Smith
Steve Harris and Lorraine Harris
Awww, how cute!!!
Steve Harris and Emma Harris
How incredibly romantic :)
Nicko McBrain and Rebecca McBrain
Phil Collen and Helen Simmons-Collen
Rick Savage and Paige Savage
Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe
Glenn Hughes and Gabi Dotson-Hughes

Ian Paice and Jacky Paice
Keith Richards and Patti Hansen
Charlie Watts and Shirley Shepherd
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu (5/1/1967)
Pete Townshend and Karen Astley (5/20/1968)
Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman (3/12/1969)
Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez-Mora Macias (5/12/1971)
Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach (4/27/1981)
Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Arden (7/4/1982)
Ronnie Wood and Jo Howard (1/2/1985)
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson (2/19/1995)
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed (10/1/2011)
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell (10/9/2011)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July Birthdays

Since it's July, time to say Happy Birthday to the following people

-Birth name: Liv Rundgren
-DOB: 7/1/1977
-Where: New York City, New York
-For years thought her dad was rocker Todd Rundgren
-Going to be: 39
-Birth name: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
-DOB: 7/6/1946
-Where: New York City, New York
-His father, Frank Stallone, was a hairdresser/beautician while his mother Jackie Stallone was an astrologer
-Going to be: 70
-Birth name: Richard Starkey
-DOB: 7/7/1940
-Where: Liverpool, England
-Known for years as "The Quiet One" in the Beatles
-Going to be: 76
-Birth name: Ronald James Padavona
-DOB: 7/10/1942
-Where: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
-DOD: 5/16/2010
-Where: Los Angeles, California (complications from stomach cancer)
-Popularized the aptly named "Metal Horns" gesture
-Age at time of death: 67
-Birth name: Michael Philip Jagger
-DOB: 7/26/1943
-Where: Dartford, Kent, England
-Attended the prestigious London School of Economics and then dropped out soon afterwards to pursue music as a career, making him one of the more famous college dropouts
-Going to be: 73
-DOB: 7/12/1950
-Where: Brooklyn, New York
-DOD: 11/24/1991
-Where: New York City, New York (cancer)
-Before joining Kiss, he worked as a stove repairman
-Age at time of death: 41
-Birth name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
-DOB: 7/23/1989
-Where: Fulham, London, England
-Can play the bass guitar
-Going to be: 27
-Birth name: Gary Lee Weinrib
-DOB: 7/29/1953
-Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
-He's the son of Polish-Jewish refugees
-Going to be: 63
-Birth name: Terence Michael Joseph Butler
-DOB: 7/17/1949
-Where: Birmingham, England
-Formed the Geezer Butler Band in 1984. Later in 1992, formed G/Z/R, releasing Plastic Planet in 1995 and Black Science in 1997
-Going to be: 67
-Birth name: Joanne Rowling
-DOB: 7/31/1965
-Where: Yate, United Kingdom
-Known for her Harry Potter series
-Going to be: 51
-Birth name: Helen Lydia Mironoff
-DOB: 7/26/1945
-Where: Chiswick, London, Englamd
-Dated Liam Neeson on the set of Excalibur in 1980
-Going to be: 71