Casting appreciation gif.
This seriously pisses me off because TWO men of the “correct” ethnicity/race were asked to play the role of Khan. I don’t remember their names because this back when Into Darkness was in casting yo but they BOTH DECLINED.
So there’s a HUGE difference between “well, we asked the best in the business and they both said no, so we should go with another actor of the ‘incorrect’ race who is also very well suited for the role” and doing what the Hunger Games did which is literally only let white girls audition for Katniss.
When actors decline there is fuckall you can do. It’s shitty, no doubt, that Khan ended up being white, but BC did a great job in the role, while knowing he was third choice. I won’t begrudge him for taking it, and I won’t begrudge the casting crew for going with him after their best actors declined.
Short Hair: Douchebags Beware!
Here it is… my latest video, all about
- body positivity,
- body/hair love,
- my hair is not your problem
- sexual orientation and hair length having NO CORRELATION!!
I really hope you enjoy. Please feel free to spread the word, reblog, let me know what you think and let’s educate the douchebags of the world together!!!
(It also features some pretty steamy Emma Watson chat up lines!!!)
OK ok ok so I know a lot of my followers on here are F1 fans but might not know much about the Le Mans 24h race- so here is a little preview post!
first off, the Le Mans 24h is widely regarded as the toughest undertaking in motorsport. It requires 100% concentration for a whole 24 hours from every single member of each team across the 30 or so car grid. The atmosphere and feel of the whole event, commonly referred to as the Le Mans spirit, is unrivaled in sport, in my opinion, and feels like one big festival of speed, endurance and glory. It’s hard to describe, but so easy to experience once you watch it and get involved. psssst it’s the best race in the WORLD
For all you newcomers, please refer to my earlier quick guide to endurance racing for the basics!
For a general overview, go here for the BBC radio5live Le Mans preview show! Really good one, with Allan McNish and the legend Tom Kristensen featuring. go listen :)
One of the things that make Le Mans what it is, is the commentary team at radiolemans. I’m sure you’ll all recognise Hindy’s voice from various other motorsport escapades, and he, together with the other guys (Graham Goodwin, Nick Daman to name two) are the main source of commentary for all endurance racing. They always have superb coverage and if you can’t get video pictures, radiolemans is all you need! Listen live on their website.
The LM24 is streamed across a lot of sites, unlike F1, it’s everywhere. Some of the teams even have it streamed on their websites, the WEC site has a live stream and Eurosport also cover it, so you will not be left without a stream!
This year, the LMP1 battle for the overall win is between the top 2 factory teams, Toyota and Audi. I’m an Audi fan and don’t want to make this too bias so I’ll be quiet and let Hindy and the boys do the talking- they did 4 preview shows running up to this week and here’s the LMP1 preview podcast!
All you F1 lot will be interested in the GTE Pro battle, with Bruno Senna in AMR and Kobayashi in Ferrari. Aston Martin, and Bruno, have a very good chance of winning this race so I recommend you tune in ;) here’s the very good Pro preview by radiolemans.
And here’s the preview for the LMP2 battle!
The race obviously lasts 24 hours, and starts 2pm GMT on Saturday. Here’s the timetable for the week. There’s a group of us on twitter who are staying up for the whole thing, we’d love everyone to join us! For as long as you want. I’m @hollywn and poke me if you’ll be around for any of the action :) Some other twitter recommendations-
@specutainment (John Hindhaugh)
Actually, now I think about it, I follow over 100 endurance racing accounts on twitter… I’ll do a separate post with drivers!
If you have any questions about anything, feel free to pop anything in my ask box! I’m super excited about LM24 this year, hope you all at least give it a go! :)
Le Mans 24h Spotters Guide 2013
//Bruno is in the #99 Aston Martin in the GTE Pro class! Race starts 2pm Sunday.
Flawless Beardking in the #12!
This is brilliant :)
McDreamy rolling in the #77 Porsche :3
Reblogging myself seen as though everyone is adding on drivers, Karun in the #48 Murphy LMP2!
when you get a test back and realize that you read a question wrong
Interview with Bruno Senna.
casual reminder this DORK is leading the GTE Pro championship by 6 points
LEADING THE CHAMPIONSHIP I REPEAT
leading the championship
the other two dorks are Rob Bell on the left and Fred Makoweicki in the middle, together with Bruno they make up the flawless crew of the #99 Aston Martin. LET’S WIN THIS RACE, BOYS