Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
Hi! I have stuff on early AIDS history on my blog tagged "early-AIDS-epidemic" and "AIDS history" (should be the same stuff under most tags). I have TONS of (mainstream) newspaper articles - mostly from the wire services - on my computer that I can share. I am working on a draft of a post summarizing some of the articles and providing links/highlights. I don't have an AIDS-specific playlist on YouTube (most videos are included on my other early 1980s playlists) but would be happy to make one.
I will definitely take a look through your tags, and if the videos are not included in there would love a sense of what kind of content they include. please let me know when you post the summary and as soon as michelet and i have worked out some more details we’ll post again here! thanks for offering to contribute.
AIDS teach-in. I will absolutely help you. I was a teenager in NYC in the 80s and in lieu of any way to come out at home or articulate my own crazy, basically spent the 80s and 90s (in washington DC) going to Act Up protests. I recently put together a huge list of resources for my co-author and would be happy to contribute in any way I can.
great, thank you for offering! resource lists are great - i envision this more like a guided discussion than anything else where we curate some key sources along a series of themes so we can spread them throughout tumblr and discuss here. michelet and i are going to work this week on narrowing down the daily themes and then we’ll figure out the best form for submissions.
Non-American reblogging to ask, out of curiosity, if this will touch on AIDS outside the states?
good question. right now michelet and i have just been loosely brainstorming themes for maybe one day each for a week, mostly focused on early (pre-1985) and slightly less early (1986-95 or so) history and sources. my goal is not to somehow cover or even crowdsource all of AIDS history so much as provide a companion experience for The Normal Heart that helps expand and enrich at least a little what people might take away from that. i definitely think within that scope it would make sense to also cover “what about not in America” (and for that matter “not in NYC,” which is the real focus of the film). if you’d like to help contribute some of that non-US content, let me know.
I was a journalist in the late '80s/early 90s working for an African American news mag in NYC. I covered HIV/AIDS in the black community. I, and most of my friends, worked in arts. More personally, My brother died of AIDS in 1991. I would be more than happy to contribute in any way I can.
anon, i would love you to join us. feel free to email me (same user name at gmail) if that’s better for you.
I’m thinking through how to do an old-fashioned Teach-In about the early AIDS epidemic here on our beloved Tumblr. (aka - what else you should know about that time that’s not in The Normal Heart.) michelet is in. anyone else want to help contribute sources/syllabus/expert knowledge? drop me an ask or leave a comment here.
Hi:) Love the interview with Matt! Is there a way to buy the issue online? Because I'm not from temge US. ....
Here’s a page on OUT’s site where you can purchase a digital and/or print subscription. I’d guess there are probably other third-party sellers like Amazon that will have single-copy sales once it hits newsstands (mid-May).
Thank you thank you thank yoouuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!! Matt's fans are hugely freaking out right now. Many of us have been hoping for Matt Out cover for awhile -- and we've been hoping/expecting/dreaming/praying for it ever since the role in TNH was announced. Can't wait for more gorgeous pics! Damn!!! And adorable outtakes, yay. <3 Will there be a BTS video like there often is?? And I am hoping that we will get even a little bit from him about his family / personal life. <3 <3
Thanks for all the !!!!!!!!
We at OUT have definitely been hoping to get Matt on the cover for a long time, too, and I’m really thrilled this worked out.
I just checked w/ the editors - no BTS video this time unfortunately because the location for the shoot wasn’t really big enough to accommodate additional cameras.
There will definitely be more from him about growing up, his family and The Normal Heart to look forward to from Matt, plus truly gorgeous photos & cover.
“To live every day as if it has been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life… To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to.”—Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain (via bookmania)
Also once when we were not living in the same city I think I sent her a care package type box with a bag of jelly beans among which I had littered a couple dozen Vicodin I couldn’t use because, as ever, I am allergic to codeine-based products.
"Hero", from Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo is the latest track from Converse’s Three Artists. One Song series.
Additional vocals from the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Frank Ocean appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings and BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing
Diplo appears courtesy of Mad Decent Records and Songs Music Publishing
“X-Men has always appealed to people who felt like outcasts. But I also understood it had a universal appeal. Even the most popular person, or the best-looking, or the straightest, has times in life where they feel different and like they don’t belong.”—
“Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.”—