Sunday, May 31, 2009

Out Spotlight LXXXII

Today's Out Spotlight is author James Baldwin. American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist.

Most of Baldwin's work deals with racial and sexual issues in the mid-20th century in the United States. His novels are notable for the personal way in which they explore questions of identity as well as the way in which they mine complex social and psychological pressures related to being black and homosexual well before the social, cultural or political equality of these groups was improved.

When he was an infant, his mother, Emma Berdis Joynes, moved to Harlem, NY, and while he was still young, his mother married a minister, David Baldwin, who adopted him. The family was poor; and Baldwin and his adoptive father had a tumultuous relationship. Growing up he attended the prestigious DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. At the age of 14, he joined the Pentecostal Church and became a Pentecostal preacher. At 17 years , Baldwin turned away from his religion and moved to Greenwich Village, a New York City neighborhood, famous for its artists and writers. Supporting himself with odd jobs, he began to write short stories, essays, and book reviews, many of which were later collected in the volume Notes of a Native.

During this time he began to recognize his own homosexuality and he also became fully aware of the implications of being black in America. Everyday exposure to unacceptance left him deeply wounded. In 1948, disillusioned by American prejudice against blacks and homosexuals, Baldwin left the United States and departed to Paris, France, with forty dollars in his pocket and no knowledge of French. He would live as an expatriate for most of his later life. He also frequently stayed in Turkey during the 1960s.

A prolific artist, Baldwin published twenty-two books during a career that lasted nearly forty years; he wrote formal essays, fiction, drama, and poetry. In his early collections of elegantly written essays--such as Notes of a Native Son and Nobody Knows My Name --he combined autobiography with trenchant cultural analysis to create brilliant critiques of American race relations.

In one of his early essays, "The Preservation of Innocence" published in Zero, an obscure and now defunct Moroccan journal, in the summer of 1949; (it did not appear in print in the United States until 1989), one of very few nonfiction narratives in which Baldwin explicitly talk the subject of homosexuality--he defends the naturalness and legitimacy of homosexual desire and suggests that homophobia is a consequence of heterosexual panic. Hostility toward homosexuals, like racially motivated hostility, signals a radical failure of imagination and an inability to acknowledge the fullness of one's own humanity. These early insights anticipate his subsequent treatment of gay and bisexual themes in his fiction.

"Outing," a short story published in 1951, was Baldwin's first fictional text that thematizes homoeroticism. A story of sexual awakening, it centers on two adolescent boys, Johnny Grimes and David Jackson, who spend much of a day together on a church picnic. As the day progresses, Johnny becomes increasingly conscious of his sexual feelings for David--feelings that excite as well as terrify him. The narrative ends on a hauntingly ambivalent note, as Johnny gains a heightened awareness of his emerging sexuality that holds new possibilities as well as perils.

Baldwin develops this theme of adolescent homosexual awakening more elaborately in his first and perhaps his best novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain. Though arguably a record of Baldwin's own attempt to come to terms with his own life. Go Tell is much more than merely autobiographical.

This theme of sexual identity dominates Baldwin's second novel, Giovanni's Room. Its all-white cast of characters and its candid treatment of homosexual romance disappointed many of Baldwin's readers, yet Giovanni's Room eventually helped secure Baldwin's central place in gay American literature.

Giovanni's Room focuses on David, a young American in Paris. There he falls in love with Giovanni, a handsome Italian. But David, unable to accept his own gay self, abandons Giovanni, who helplessly seeks refuge in the Parisian sexual underworld. In a rather sensational turn of events, Giovanni murders Guillaume, an employer who humiliates and exploits him; soon he is caught, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. The story begins on the eve of his execution and, in an extended flashback, David reconstructs his relationship with Giovanni and his own role in contributing to Giovanni's current plight. In David's recollections, Baldwin forcefully dramatizes the central dilemma of the protagonist: He is caught between cultural expectations of heterosexual conduct, which he himself has internalized, and his private sexual desire for other men. David fails to resolve the dilemma; because he is unwilling to accept his sexuality honestly, he is unable to live and love authentically.

Long before the Stonewall Riots of 1969 helped liberate the gay literary imagination in the United States, he boldly made his sexuality a vital part of his artistic vision. Even more important, by insisting on honest and open explorations of gay and bisexual themes in his fiction, he made a sharp break from the established African-American literary conventions. Through such a radical departure from tradition, he helped create the space for a generation of young African-American gay writers who succeeded him.

While he was an influence on others, he also had influences who helped shaped him and his writings. One source of support came from an admired older writer Richard Wright, whom he called "the greatest black writer in the world." Wright and Baldwin became friends for a short time and Wright helped him to secure the Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Award. Baldwin titled a collection of essays Notes of a Native Son, in clear reference to Wright's novel Native Son. However, Baldwin's 1949 essay "Everybody's Protest Novel" ended the two authors' friendship because Baldwin asserted that Wright's novel Native Son, like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, lacked credible characters and psychological complexity. However, during an interview with Julius Lester, Baldwin explained that his adoration for Wright remained: "I knew Richard and I loved him. I was not attacking him; I was trying to clarify something for myself."

Also in 1949 Baldwin met and fell in love with a seventeen-year-old runaway,Lucien Happersberger and the two became very close, until Happersberger's marriage three years later, an event that left Baldwin devastated. This relationship and loss brought much into his writing.

Another major influence on Baldwin's life was the African-American painter Beauford Delaney. In his book The Price of the Ticket, Baldwin describes Delaney as "the first living proof, for me, that a black man could be an artist. In a warmer time, a less blasphemous place, he would have been recognized as my teacher and I as his pupil. He became, for me, an example of courage and integrity, humility and passion. An absolute integrity: I saw him shaken many times and I lived to see him broken but I never saw him bow."

And while Baldwin was influenced by those around him, he was an influence on others at the same time. Baldwin was a close friend of the singer, pianist and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Together with Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry, Baldwin is responsible for making Simone aware of the civil rights movement that was forming at that time to fight racial inequality. He also provided her with literary references that influenced her later work. He also had an influence on the work of the french painter Philippe Derome which he meets in Paris at the beginning of 1960s And Maya Angelou called Baldwin her "friend and brother", and credited him for "setting the stage" for the writing of her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

On November 30, 1987 Baldwin died from stomach cancer in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. He was buried in New York.

Friday, May 29, 2009

OMG's JFC Discussion

Episode 5: His Visit Day Four

John goes with Cass, Tina shows up in town, Cissy gets crazy and gets a gun, Bill and Zippy share a moment in which Zip tells Bill he needs to be a bud to John, Bill hates being bossed around by a parrot, Shaun is up to what most teenage boys would do with a Diet Coke.

What did you think about John and Cass? What about he told her to do? Did you get it? Did she ? What about the street fair? Was there significance to that?

Does Cissy have the ground to stand on about her feelings for Tina or is she just projecting because of Butchie?

Link and Tina? Was that to mirror Kai and Butchie in some way?
What do you think of Kai and Butchie? And did that come from John? Is Links problem in the hotel from Cass or from John and a fit a concious? Is Tina as a tough as everyone thinks she is? Did she actually help Cissy when she let Shaun on the doorstep? What do you think Shaun thinks all about the women that are so involved in his life?

Did you miss Dickstein and company from the episode? Think the Mexican wrestlers made up for them?

Again the theme that Milch is expressing - Don't listen to the words, watch the actions. Any thoughts about that?

Favorite scenes? Moments? Quotes? What about John's new duds? And what's the deal with the turtle?

Bring the Fire

He brings the heat, and makes people light up. And sometimes you run across something its just too good not to share. A OTH fan named Forevertruelove made this and got it right. Gold Stars to you.

Yeah there are some TDAT scenes that are in there with that killer grin of his. Funny how they are connected to his favorite co-star.

You see some of his talk show interviews in this clip too. It's clear he charms them all. Now that Austin has done Tony Danza and Jimmy Kimmel, who is it that you want to see him sit down and talk to? Dancing with Ellen or maybe show of his waterkiing skills? Chat with Conan? Craig Ferguson? Be goofy with Jimmy Kimmel? Talk with Regis & Kelly, while Gelman melts? Tame the ladies of The View? (think that Whoopi would the first wither from his heat, while Barbara Walters says what a nice young man he is.) And how about international, who's the interviewer who you think could have some fun with heat that he brings? Graham Norton? Jonathan Ross? who else?

Remember today starting at 5:00pm EST will be OMG's JFC Discussion on Episode 5: His Visit Day 4.

Check out Calamity Dan for a great JFC resource.

We will keep this post open all week or all non JFC discussion.

Happy Austin Friday!
Pictures: Flicker/

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Jake has said in several interviews that one of his first crushes was Martha Plimpton, and that he was always was in love Martha, when talking about this childhood crushes. Plimpton was in the Academy Award winning Running on Empty, which his mother wrote.

“Watching Martha [Plimpton] and River Phoenix rehearse with director Sidney Lumet in that film — that was a big influence on my life,” Gyllenhaal said.

Running on Empty was filmed in the fall of 1987, with River turning 17 during the shoot in New York and New Jersey. On his birthday, Naomi, who had become good friends with River on the set bought him a set of classic novels after being surprised by the his pronounced lack of general knowledge. "He could read and write and he had an appetite for it but he had no deep roots into any kind of sense of history or literature," she said. "Some of the reason that he was so talented was that stuff didn't get processed through his head or through some preconception of what it was supposed to be." Jake would have been almost 7.

You could almost imagine the hero worship Jake would have had for River. Doing what Jake wanted to grow up and do, beautiful, sensitive, gentle soul, kind, untouched by a lot of the convention that Jake's parents thought was important, creative, empathetic, musical, free spirit, an actor, an artist.

And then looking at pictures of River and the discussion about guys who seem catch Jake's attention, you begin to wonder if in that little list of crushes, somewhere a River runs through it.

From The Great Geek Manual

This Day in Geek History
May 28, 2004

20th Century Fox releases the sci-fi disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, and Ian Holm (and Austin Nichols - OMG), is released to theaters worldwide. The film was inspired by the book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber. Produced on a budget of US$125,000,000, the film will gross in its opening weekend. Worldwide, it’s the 40th top grossing film of all time, with total revenue of US$542,771,772, and it’s the second highest grossing movie not to be number one in the US box office, behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The film is most notable for the excessive dramatization of the effects of global warming in a quasi-scientific manner. IMDB

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Call it The Martinize?

The last movie that I saw?

Is this what all the cool kids will be wearing to the playground now?
Or will it be the new look for L.A.M.B. and the No Doubt Reunion?

Reminder JFC Discussion Episode 5: His Visit Day 4 - Friday starting 5pm EST- Saturday

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A tisket, a tasket

...It's the Ojai basket.

Acting 101: Props

What do you when you look at these picture. Excuse the obvious, like the socks - or is that a shout out to Chris. Yo Chris!

Look at how close the farmer markets pictures cropped the only thing that makes them look like it happened in Ojai is the prop - the basket. Kind of like those coffee cups that were the same in different shots on "different days" from another Ojai photo op.

Props or the right props can make you look like you drive a sports car (remember Joey and the Ferrari on Friends?), that you have serious business to do (Kramer and his briefcase with a pack of saltines in it?), or you bought lingerie in a London boutique (who was that? the name escapes me) or make it look like you were in Ojai when you were in town all weekend.

It's interesting that Jake is less covered up while up further north and near noon than an at industry party in Malibu in the afternoon, south and the peak of heat is between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. And industry party? Well it sure wasn't a grab the deviled eggs and drop in at the neighbors party when you have valet parking, a guest list that's going to show up in People, and a guy who shows up Iron Man lunch box and a fistful of twenties, wait that last one could be a neighborhood party.

How do you know its still morning at the farmers market? Well you get the best produce at the farmer's market in the morning. Jake is friends with too many chefs not to know this, and he's a morning person. And look, see how short the shadows are, it's not quiet noon yet.

You just don't know where it all happens until you see something in the location that confirms the location. Can you do that? I admit I can't.

To paraphrase Martha Stewart: "Props it's a good thing."

It's so much easier (and let's face it probably more fun) to get photographed with a basket than with ... again who I am thinking of, wait it will come to me.... give me a former co-star..... two kids....Oscar winner... I got it ... Gwyneth! Wait wait is that right?

Noooooooo. Ohhhhh damn that "keeping up their efforts to not be photographed together" I forgot who that blonde is that is always front and center in the pictures. Damn!

Note: Both pictures have not been altered in size by OMG after they were downloaded from IHJ, they are just shown in medium size format here on blogger.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Know Your Neighborhood

OTH Season Six is ovah (that would be over for outside of Boston) but Season Seven will be in production in July and Austin no longer just a extended guest star but a season regular, so it's time for him to get know a little more about his neighborhood, ok well OMG to, Austin's lived in Wilmington before when he was on Surface.

And while famous people might come to work in Wilmington, Wilmington has one of their own who became one of the most famous people in the world.

Sneakers. Clothes. Underwear spokesman. Minor league baseball player. McDonalds Pitchman. Gold medalist. Worked with Bugs Bunny. One of the biggest reasons Nike is still in business. Everyone wants to be like ... Mike. Even Beckham when his came to play in the US, wanted to be 23.

Michael Jordan.

Born in Brooklyn NY but raised in Wilmington NC Michael Jordan is the greatest player in the history of basketball. Even this Celtic fan admits it, but would Jake? Who might say his heart has to say Magic or Kareem of the Lakers, but you know his head is saying Jordan. Even Magic is looking at him in amazement.

Sure he's from Wilmington, but that doesn't mean he has an OTH connection. But his Airness. He is part-owner and Managing Member of Basketball Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats. (Nathan's team)

You wonder if Austin could score some tickets. You know he could say he played basketball. Hey it got him the part on Glory Road. ; )

Now the results of our movie club poll:

TDAT came in first. And Hopeful TB's suggestion (awesome one) it would be interesting to compare it to Star Trek, as well as have discussion about the movie in general.

Movie Club will be Friday night (5:00pm EST) - Saturday - June 12-13th.

And because summer means extra special treats - a second movie club on June 19-20th for a LGBT movie. The number one pick for the LGBT movie was Big Eden.

Hope they you can join OMG for one or both of June's movie clubs.

And don't forget JFC Discussion Episode 5: His Visit - Day 4, this Friday night and Saturday.

And on this day, whatever our feelings or politics,
we stop and recognize those who have served and sacrificed.
Thank you.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Out Spotlight LXXXI

Today's Spotlight is Icelandic Prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Johanna Sigurdardottir)

Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavík Iceland and studied at the Commercial College of Iceland, a vocational high school operated by the Chamber of Commerce. After graduating with her commercial diploma in 1960, she worked as a flight attendant and as an office worker. She was active in the trade union movement from early in her professional life, presiding over the Board of the Icelandic Cabin Crew Association in 1966 and 1969 and over the Board of Svölurnar, Association of Former Stewardesses in 1975. She was also a member of the Board of the Commercial Workers' Union from 1976 to 1983.

She became involved in politics in 1978, and served as Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security from 1987–1994 and 2007–2009. She has been a member of the Althing (Iceland's parliament) for Reykjavík constituencies, and won re-election on eight successive times.

She became Acting Prime Minister on February 1, 2009, making her Iceland's first female Prime Minister. This happened after the Independent Party leadership was ousted in January amid increasingly violent public demonstrations that blamed the conservative party for Iceland's economic ruin. She also became the world's first openly gay head of government of the modern era.

In April's special election, voters overwhelming rejected the conservative Independent Party that has been in power for 18 years in favor of Siguroardottir's Social Democrats and their partners, the Left-Greens. Confirming her position as Prime Minister.

Free from familial political connections, she is seen as a trusted ally of the people, a fact born out in her whopping 73% approval rating, making her the most popular minister in the country.

Sigurdardottir is a social democrat and Iceland's longest-serving member of Parliament. In the 1990s, when she lost a bid to head the party, she lifted her fist and declared "My time will come!" - a phrase that became a popular Icelandic expression.

Sigurdardottir was married to Þorvaldur Steinar Jóhannesson in 1970 and the couple had two sons, now adults. After her divorce, she met Icelandic playwright and author Jónína Leósdóttir. They were married in 2002.

While the rest of the world looked on in awe as a lesbian prepared to take over the reins of a country, Icelanders appeared nonchalant. The fight for gay and lesbian equality in Iceland is all but won. The tiny country (pop. 32,000) established civil unions, which include provisions for adoption, for gay and lesbian couples in 1996.

“Being gay is not an issue in Iceland,” Frosti Jónsson, chairman of Iceland's gay and lesbian association, told Time magazine. “There are so many openly gay prominent figures in the public and private sector here that it doesn't affect who we select for our highest offices. Our minds are focused on what counts, which is the current situation in the country.”

Saturday, May 23, 2009

In the Weeds or Up in Smoke

So what do you do when two main characters leave your show in the sixth season and you bring on three new characters to get a seventh, you go green. From TV Guide's Mega Minute we are finding out that Haley's big sister and wild child Quinn is coming back to Tree Hill with a crumbling marriage and some herbal therapy.

Wait.... isn't that Brenda from Six Feet Under?

Ohhh... could that mean Julian will ride his ten speed around, split one and do this?

Have the crew at OTH been checking out Austin's body of work?

Hey its one way of showing more of Julian.

Who likes ride bikes?
And has gone green? Now -Wait wait wait what kind of green are we talking here? Maybe I'm just dazed and confused.

Pictures: AJN and OMG
Special belated thanks to London for finding the waterskiing pic oh so long ago.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Just Add Water

It's the start to Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. and the unofficial start to summer. So how can this Austin Friday not be about something that totally summer and totally the tall Texan.

Austin's got serious game when it comes to waterskiing, more than anyone else in Hollywood. And the studios are all about doing remakes, saves money, guaranteed audience.

So would happen if his management group sat around to brainstorm how to find a movie to remake and pitch it.

1953 - Easy To Love
You know find some hot swimmer who wants to break into movies, hey what about Olympian Amanda Beards in the Esther Williams part, Austin as Van Johnson. Romcom on skis. We could get it cheap and totally redo. Mark that. Get someone to work on a spec.

1967 - Clambake
Elvis - millionaire's son who trades identities with an water-skiing instructor to learn about life and love. Austin loves to do the hair switcharoo. And it has motorcycles. And he could get a chance to sing on film. You know musicals are big. Mark that one and get a spec.

1978 - Jaws 2
No way. Part too small and a waterskiing party going missing where does that go for him for a part. Pass.

1983 - Jaws 3-D
Hey more screen time that Jaws 2. Ocean themed amusement park under attack from a great white shark. Stinkaroo and it was in 3-D and it couldn't even sell. Bad ju-ju don't go there. Pass.

1987 - Delta Fever
"Against a background of competitive waterskiing, a young man is prodded by his family, friends and girlfriend into adult responsibility." You know this one could work. 20 years since it came out, the biggest star in it was Leif Garrett and Uncle Jesse from Duke's of Hazard. Hard to find on VHS. We could rework it and this has legs. Get going I want to see something in my email by the end of the day on this one.

1988 - The Great Outdoors
Who wants to remake this one? Fat guy on waterskis is too funny. Leave it alone. Suck My Wake. Classic.

1989 - License To Kill (James Bond)
Could redo scene were Bond waterskis behind the plane throws out the pilot and takes over. Austin does look good in a tux. But have to do a low budget straight to DVD ripoff. Still mark it a maybe.

1989 - Weekend at Bernie's
Dead guy with a smirk waterskiing. Got admit it sold big. Could we rework that he's not dead but in a coma? A comedy and Austin, something different. Work on it and get back to me.

1992 - Meatballs 4
Sorry no can do. Corey Feldman Waterskis. No one can match that. No one can ever match the majesty of the Coreys and Waterskis. Damn I can't even say that with a straight face, and I bs for a living. Pass.

1992 - The Goofy World of Sports
Hmmm. Ears, Waterskiis, Disney. Hey. Don't tell Austin I said that. Pass.

1994 - My Father The Hero
He could play the guy Ben put him on skis. They could age the daughter a bit but would it mess with the story too much? How young can Austin play nowadays? They used some waterskiing champion Hazelwood(?) for stunts. Hey Austin could save them some cash and do his own and be the advisor for the old guy dad. Who could do Depardieu's part? Holy crap did you see that Kathryn Heigel was the daughter!

2005 - Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Too new but he could get a guest spot on the Bonnie Hunt show. Reminder: call CW and work something for OTH Austin and date for an interview on her show.

JFC Discussion - Votes are in and it's next weekend May 29-30.
So get the DVD's, look online, borrow from the library or from friends and join us for discussion about Episode 5: His Visit Day 4.

Remember a great resource for JFC - is Calamity Dan's JFC site.

OMG Movie Club
It was a tie between the June 12th-13th, and the 19th-20th, so using the old adage the sooner the better, OMG Movie Club will be June 12th -13th.

But still need to know what you want to discuss. One more time to vote. From the polls that people wanted a LGBT themed movie but we also got a few other suggestions for movie titles. The poll is open till Sunday morning EST, and you can vote once per day.

Happy Austin Friday.
Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Here's to the start to unofficial start of summer.
Any big plans for yours?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The X's and Oh???

Acting 101 - Blocking

Blocking people. It's all about the x and oh's or oh no's. Movie make outs - kissing is more about the good blocking to the camera. Who wants to kiss when H1N1 flu is still out there. You could be a little bit of a hypochondriac and you maybe working with a person who owns a pig. It may not be rational but it can get you out of lot of stuff. Planned play position. Where you put your defensemen, sorta. You just have to make it look like you are doing something. The way your tilt your head or position your body. You don't even have to like the person you just have to stand or sit close enough and tuck or tilt to help with the angles.

Today class we have two actors show the movie magic of blocking. Usually such height differential and hats would be a hindrance but here they are used to the potential advantage. Use what you got.

The key is that one of the two must be aware of where the camera is at all times. They can call out the audibles if necessary usually the one who doing that already.

See the approach ... on the count of 8

Feet together

and cross

and step

watch... the... feet - - feet... position... is important.... hit your marks

Feet are parallel facing each other as they get closer but then actor turns his upper body and a head tilt just enough. And there it is movie magic or he's just trying to show off the booty, ok maybe just pockets of his jeans.

Because he has put himself between them and the camera it looks like something but with no one looking from the other side you will never know if he is just blowing a Cool Ranch Dorito burp or whistling. And no cootie germs bonus!

What? You can't make it out? Must be technical difficulties - don't know what happened
Sorry no refunds - buyer beware.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mid Week Movie Break

There is nothing like slipping into a cool theater on a warm summer day and checking out the newest movies of the summer , but the same could be said for movie club too. It has been a while since we have a movie club and it's time to take a little break during the lazy days of summer and get back to a little fun.

The first question is when?

And then what to watch ?

Give us your suggestions, titles and comments. We want to know what you want to watch and discuss. Polls are open from now until 6:00 EST - Friday May 22nd and you can vote once per day. ( And TDAT? Didn't think I was going somewhere with TDAT yesterday : ) )

What do you want to watch?
What haven't you seen?

I need to check my movie journal.
He's kidding right?

And is it's been so long John but you're not forgotten. We haven't forgotten about John from Cincinnati discussion, we have just been stretching it out to savor the ten episodes we have.

The next episode for discussion Episode 5 : His Visit Day 4

Porn stars (Tina) appear from the East (The Valley) seeking the son; Everybody (or just Tina) run 'cause Cissy has a gun (in a shoebox); Cass tries to work but between the good (Butchie) the bad (Cissy) or ugly ; and our boy John spends the day with Hare Krishnas and hugging it out with masked Mexican wrestlers.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Little Penguin Big Hats

While there seems to be something about that first week of April that is special to Jake and Austin. You know that TDAT has to be special too.

From interviews with Austin talking about how Jake tried to make him break up during filming, to cooking adventures and snowballs at the premiere. Hard to believe it has been 5 years since TDAT came out and almost 7 years since meeting each other.

Who's at the top of those stairs ?

Jake was a charmer with a lot of goofiness during his press for the big blockbuster. Some of you might have already seen this one, but it is too funny not post.

And it answers all those burning questions.

You thinks the Red Penguin that makes the man but Jake confesses you need the power of computers to make the man look good.

Jake's abnormal head size (now you think about all the new hats - you know no one can borrow them, well unless they are kind of tall and large, nothing tiny do not try) and it runs in the family.

Uncle Anders - once lived in Mineaopolis - but now Jake's gotta learn to say Hello Miami!!

A Tsunami did really roll through New York and Roland captured it.

And of course Jake watches Maury.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Going out with a bang

So I 'm letting you guys know
I sticking around for little bit longer.

What? I have to share a trailer?

Oh you want to share a trailer cause,
you like what you see?

Sorry I too break your heart sweetheart,
but my trailer will be a bit full.

It's all fun and games until someone gets hit in the eye.

What did I say?
Or was it yelling Yatzee!

You know I make this shiner look good.

Now I'm going back to my trailer. ; )
And if the trailer is rocking well.... Yatzee!

Season Finale of One Tree Hill - Tonight on (check local listings)