Get Carter

anonymous asked:

It gets to me that Carter's name just seems like someone was trying to come up with a name for a baby boy by combining that names Kara and Cat in anyway possible.

God, you know that could be?  If Kara had arrived on time and they had Carter together, it would make absolute sense.

I always headcannon that Carter’s name is a family name, Cat’s father’s name maybe?

I find it interesting that his full name is Carter Grant (according to credits) which means they did not give Carter his father’s surname, but Cat’s, for whatever reason.  It could be that Carter is his dad’s surname and this was the compromise they made?

I have a headcanon for Carter’s name.  It’s super “old-money pretentious” but with Cat’s particular self-promotional twist.

I name him Carter Allen Theodore Grant, which makes his name C.A.T. Grant.

Originally posted by danver

Can we just take a minute to acknowledge and appreciate fanfiction writers who are just so unbelievably on point with characterization.. and how they paint into reality beautiful and breathtaking moments that would put many published authors to shame! They do this for free because they love it and are passionate about the stories they wish to tell… and if that isn’t art at its finest and purest then I don’t know what is..

Sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins is so stealthy that he once started a conversation with Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service agents and had everything out of their pockets within minutes. They were completely unaware that he’d acquired their badges, watches, Carter’s itinerary, and the keys to his motorcade. Source

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Via The New Yorker:

“In more than a decade as a full-time entertainer, Robbins has taken (and returned) a lot of stuff, including items from well-known figures in the worlds of entertainment (Jennifer Garner, actress: engagement ring); sports (Charles Barkley, former N.B.A. star: wad of cash); and business (Ace Greenberg, former chairman of Bear Stearns: Patek Philippe watch).

He is probably best known for an encounter with Jimmy Carter’s Secret Service detail in 2001. While Carter was at dinner, Robbins struck up a conversation with several of his Secret Service men. Within a few minutes, he had emptied the agents’ pockets of pretty much everything but their guns.

Gifs via: youtube/NBC

Robbins brandished a copy of Carter’s itinerary, and when an agent snatched it back he said, “You don’t have the authorization to see that!” When the agent felt for his badge, Robbins produced it and handed it back. Then he turned to the head of the detail and handed him his watch, his badge, and the keys to the Carter motorcade.”

Gifs via: Buzzfeed/YouTube/NewYorker

Today In History

‘Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, author, and engineer of the Underground Railroad, led Union Army guerillas into South Carolina and freed nearly 800 slaves on this date June 2 1863. Tubman was the first woman in U.S. history to command an armed military raid.’

“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” - Harriet Tubman

(photo: Harriet Tubman)

- CARTER Magazine

GET CARTER. An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Michael Caine in Get Carter.” I’ve never seen the movie (hurry up Netflix) but when I Googled it, like every image had him with a different shotgun. Just to give you an inside look at the deep thinking I apply to this sort of thing. 

April 4, 2016

Today In History

‘Maya Angelou, esteemed poet and activist, was born in St. Louis, MO, on this date April 4, 1928. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, numerous books of poetry, and is credited with a long list of plays, movies, and television shows.’

(photo: Maya Angelou)

- CARTER Magazine

Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971, dir. Mike Hodges) (via)

“I was in a club somewhere in the West End just after Get Carter was released and the gangster I’d based Jack Carter on - not that he ever knew it - came up to me and said, "I saw that Get Carter, Michael.” Uh-oh, I thought, but I kept a dead straight face and I said, “Did you?” and he went on, “Biggest load of crap I’ve ever seen.” “Really?” I said, looking for the exit. “What makes you think that?” And he said, “Michael, you weren’t married, you didn’t have any kids and you had no responsibilities. You don’t understand why we do things. Me, with no special skills, I had to hold on to a wife and kids.”

And I thought - no special skills? He’d only killed about five people - not that he’d ever been charged with anything, but everyone knew…and I said, “Oh blimey, you’re right. That was a terrible mistake.” I completely agreed with everything he said. You don’t want to argue with someone like that. 

Violence has consequences and you don’t often see that in movies. It’s a sort of pornography: people are struck time and time again and the next time they appear they just sport a small Band-aid, not even a black eye or missing teeth. If you were a real victim of the violence you see in films, you would be in hospital or dead. In Get Carter you see the effect of one whack, although we never cut to the gore.“

-Michael Caine, The Elephant to Hollywood

ok but how about instead of smiling (however sadly) bucky just lets out this outraged squeak and goes “WHAT????!!!!”

then he climbs to the front seat and gets out of the car (probably elbowing sam on the way good going buck) and he walks up to them all scowling and shit he grabs a mildly terrified sharon carter by her shoulders and puts her aside and goes “okay sorry lady but i’m not letting another carter steal my guy from me” and sharon looks at him speechless and bucky is like “seventy years ago it was your aunt peggy and now this? i’m sorry but no” and he turns to steve who is all wide eyes, caught-in-headlights and bucky just grabs him and pulls him close and kisses the living daylights out of him

in the background sam pokes his head out of the car window and goes “i still don’t like you but that was the best thing i’ve seen all day i’ll give you that”