Sunday, March 14, 2010

Out Spotlight CVXXVIII

Today's Out Spotlight is on Irish writer but not who you first expect. It is not Oscar Wilde , but a contemporary Irish writer, who's been mentioned as "the national successor to James Joyce, Flann O'Brien and Samuel Beckett."

Jamie O'Neill was born in Dún Laoghaire Ireland in 1962 and was educated at Presentation College, Glasthule, County Dublin,, and (in his words) "the city streets of London, the beaches of Greece." He was raised in a home without books, and first discovered that reading "could be fun" when he read Ivanhoe. Unhappy at home and having a very difficult relationship with his father he left home at 17, moving to England, where he lived and worked for the next two decades.

While living in England and on holiday to London in 1982, O'Neill met BBC Host/television presenter Russell Harty. O'Neill was 20, Harty 48. They became a couple and soon shared a home in London and at Rose Cottage, Harty's home in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.

Together for six years, Harty encouraged O'Neill to write, not only reading his manuscripts; but secretly mailing them to publishers, securing a book deal was with Weidenfeld Publishers, for O'Neill. Soon after, Harty passed away of AIDS related Hepatitis B.

Following Harty's death British tabloid press pursued the story of their relationship, splashing a nude photograph of O'Neill, that he done modeling, when he first came to London earn some money, across the front of the Sunday Mirror. O'Neill was also offered £50,000 for interviews about their private. He turned them all down.

It was the news coverage of Harty's death how O'Neill's parents in Ireland found out that their son was gay. O'Neill saying later that his mother did not have a picture of him up in their home after that, for fear people would ask, if or when her son would marry and have to tell them he was gay. Tough enough being outed to your family through the tabloid, things would get worse when members of the Harty family threw him out of the cottage shared with his partner, burned all his clothes and left him homeless. “I had nothing. They burnt my clothes. They stole my car. They even wanted my dog.” They did, however relent and allowed him to take his and Harty's and pet dog, Paddy with him.

A year after Harty's passing, his belief in O'Neill's writing came to fruition with when O'Neill's first novel, Disturbance, was published; his second Kilbrack followed in 1990. Both novels had been mostly finished while Harty was atill alive. When asked about those two early novels during the press for his book, "At Swim, Two Boys", O'Neill said “I don’t consider them to be mine. They’re from what I would consider a previous incarnation.”

Grieving for Harty and alone in London, he struggled with depression and his writing. He went into therapy and ended up leaving both his agent and publisher. He decide to take on a job as a night receptionist at the Cassell Hospital, a psychiatric institution in Surrey. He worked there for 10 years.

Two years after Harty's death, their dog Paddy accidentally introduced O'Neill to his future partner. While in a London pub when he noticed Paddy was missing. He was found by a ballet dancer named Julien Joly. The two began a relationship and Joly helped O'Neill put his life back together.

"At Swim, Two Boys" reportedly received the largest advance in history for a debut Irish novel. Once overseas rights and film rights were sold, the tabloids announced, O’Neill stood to make close to $1.5 million. He hoped the link to his tabloid past would never come up. He worried people would think he wanted to capitalize on his celebrity connection.

He spent 10 years crafting “At Swim, Two Boys”, a 200,000-word epic about Ireland’s 1916 Easter rebellion, while working at the hospital, writing the novel on a laptop during his 13-hour night shifts. The title is a pun to Flann O'Brien's novel At Swim-Two-Birds.

While everyone was reporting on his remarkable success, no one seemed to care that the heart of “At Swim’s" story was the growing love between two teenage boys.

The story is about the friendship of uptight, well-schooled Jim Mack and the randier Doyler Doyle, a smart but poor kid with a useless dad. Jim goes to school on scholarship,he is quiet, studious, thoughtful, and naïve. In contrast, Doyler is outspoken, rebellious, brave, and affectionate. Doyler might once have received a scholarship, but left school to find work and support his impoverished family, leading them to grow apart. The boys have an additional connection through their fathers, who served in the army together during the Boer War, and were once best friends. Doyle fools around with older men to make a little cash and fuel his campaigns against the hated British.

The boys meet at "the Forty Foot, “a sort of gentleman’s bathing place” in Sandycove, just outside Dublin. They train and plan to swim out to the Muglins off Dalkey Island come Easter Sunday 1916. Set against the Irish uprising, the fight for independence, 'the boys find their own nationality through their love affair in much the same way that Ireland struggled to find its independence.' They are befriended by MacMurrough, an intellectual who has spent time in gaol for soliciting. 'It explores the value of friendship. Whether friendships last and if they have a status', says O’Neill."(Gay Times)

O’Neill says he’s determined that the role of gays be reflected in the stories of Irish history even if he’s less than confident that his fellow Irishmen will get the point he's trying to make. “There’s so much that could be learned from the gay experience, but they won’t,” he comments. “Among gays there’s no division between Catholics and Protestants. They all get along and go to the same pubs and clubs. You would think someone like Sinn Fein, instead of saying, ‘Yeah, we’ll tolerate (homosexuality),’ would say, ‘We’ve got to learn from this’.”

At Swim, has received both the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction and the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men's Fiction

At Swim, Two Boys had it's theatrical debut, preformed in water, by the Earthfall Company in 2005.

It's success hasn't just changed O'Neill but one other person in particular. His mother.

His partner Julien had tried to mend the situation of his picture not up at his mother's home after their first visit. “When we got home, he sent a picture of me,” “The next time we went there, still no picture of me. Then when all this (the fanfare over the book) happened, my mother started showing the newspaper clippings to the neighbors.”

Laughing, he said “They all said, ‘God, she’s got Alzheimer’s. She’s inventing this new son,’ because they had never heard of me before.”

Today, O'Neill lives in Gortachalla, in County Galway, Ireland with Julien who now is a Shiatsu therapist.

82 comments:

Wow said...

Fantastic Spotlight - I'm going to savor every word. Again, you guys are great!

Wow said...

Sounds like a gorgeous story - can't wait to read it. :)

destiny said...

I read At Swim when it came out; it's a beautiful book. I didn't know anything about the author, though, beyond the fact he is gay. Reading about what he had to go through makes me appreciate his work even more. Thanks for yet another great Spotlight.

brunch said...

TrevorBoris: just finished an amazing brunch at Beauty's to say goodbye to Montreal.. anndd, Jake Gyllenhaal was in the booth next to us.. bonus.
2 minutes ago from web

TrevorBorris

Cinema said...

TamyEmmaPepin: For all you travelers in Montreal, Jake Gyllenhall is at Scotia Cinema. Paparazzi Proof here http://twitpic.com/18lofn #montrealgossip
38 minutes ago

m said...

Great spotlight. I'm in the middle of reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but At Swim goes next on the list.

m said...

Is there someone on Jake's lap in that picture at the cinema? Like a child perhaps? It looks like a head of hair around chest level.

Jersey Tom said...

Sure looks like a head of hair m.

london tb said...

Thanks for the great Spotlight - I had NO idea James O'Neill had been Russell Harty's partner! Read At Swim Two Boys a few years ago and I think very highly of it.

Just one thing, WH Auden wasn't Irish :)

Special K said...

Sorry London! I will make sure to change that. Great to see you.

london tb said...

Interesting pic.

kid said...

I think Jake is holding a brown-haired kid in his arms.

m said...

What about the blond. Does she look like the infamous nanny in Paris? Those are definitely a child's fingers.

Jersey Tom said...

Not 100 % sure but that could be the same blonde lady.

moviefone said...

Movies playing at the theater

? said...

BT nanny?

Special K said...

Looking at the picture more, It might Jake's hand but really it looks like a little forehead pointed toward Jake. See that bit of pink. Either that or it a hand scratching the back of a head.

oh my said...

UV what do you think? Check with FL.

I wonder said...

That is too little to be Jake's hand UV.

hmmm said...

Also telling to me is the size of the head.
Looks too small to be an adult person, IMO.

UV said...

Looks like the back of a ladies head leaning in toward Jake. It is not a kid. I am pretty sure it is reese.

lindsay Bluth said...

That lady kinda looks like Portia De Rossi

prairiegirl said...

Looks like a little head but the hand looks too big to be the hand of a 2 yr old. It took me awhile to figure out that was him standing in line to buy his ticket. Could be a young kid standing in line in front of him.

prairiegirl said...

What's interesting, though, is whoever it is, is standing awfully close in front of him. I mean, really close.

I was looking at that People mag picture again and I really do believe that is Austin sitting in the booth. I cannot think of any other explanation for someone sitting that close to Jake like that with Jake draping his arm along the back of the seat behind him. It really strikes me as a couples position.

pic said...

I see what you're talking about Special. It look like a forehead by Jake's chest.

FL said...

It's Olivia Munn and they're on a date. They are definitely together and in love.

disappointed said...

Eeeee. It looks like a boot at the bottom, a full-grown adult size boot. I'm guessing the brown haired person is the same girl who was in the Atticus pics and the airport pics (holding the jacket).

Special K said...

It looks like Jake is holding someone. If it is someone who is that tall with that small of a head their name would be Zippy.

customer said...

Isn't a 2 year old awfully young to bring to a movie theater anyway? Jake or not, I wouldn't want to be sitting next to a baby.


(Ok ok I wouldn't mind so much if it was Jake and BT but I'd get a picture first before I complained to the manager about the crying/yapping baby)

not PA said...

I'm guessing the brown haired person is the same girl who was in the Atticus pics and the airport pics

No, wrong hair color.

WoW said...

LOL - you guys are funny. :)

I do hope it's a little one at the movies with Daddy. :)

Special K said...

Her head is bigger and her hair is thicker too.

Airport

On set

forceps said...

that small of a head

Maybe BT has a large noggin like his daddy.

Special K said...

Maybe BT has a large noggin like his daddy.

Which daddy? BT's got no shot at a little noggin.

bookie said...

50/50 for normal ears.

Wow said...

Which daddy? BT's got no shot at a little noggin.

LOL

you women obviously don't have any children said...

Jake is standing in line to buy a ticket, it appears to be a kid way older than 2 1/2 years old standing in front of him. I assume the kids parent is off to the side.


Kind of hard to have a kid sitting in your lap while you are sstanding.
What no Kiki?? LOL!

I LOVE TWITTER! said...

No, BT or Austin in Montreal, how odd. Jake is always tweeted solo and if a pic shows up it's with a castmate or some crew member.

Oh well. If a twicpic shows up of Jake and Drunkst, certain heads would explode!

ps: I think it's a hoot that it was Ted and his intern that started the Olivia Mann crap, wht the hell was up with that?

LOL said...

If a twicpic shows up of Jake and Drunkst, certain heads would explode!

Why?

drfinitely not trolly said...

Sadly, I have to agree with the know-it-all troll above - if Jake was sitting it could be a kid in his lap but he's standing.
I think it's an older kid standing in front of him.
Shame but there it is.

Special K said...

It's called holding them.And yes you can stand and hold a toddler. Aak a parent, they do it quite often. Jake's even held Ramona while walking. And no it's not Ramona either in the picture.

Would you let a 2 !/2 yr old stand in a crowd? Either you would hold them or have a stroller.

you are either blind or dum as dirt. BTW, where is Austin. said...

If he is holding a 2 1/2 year old toddler standing in line to buy tickets then he has an odd way of holding them. The large hand of the "toddler" is facing in a way that looks like the kid is facing forward. Any parent holding any child would hold the kid where you cans see the back of the head, not in front and not standing in line to buy tickets.

Yes Jake held Ramona, but not that way . You are not a parent and you don't know what you are talking about.

If you are taking a 2 1/2 year old to the movies, then you can expect them to stand in line with you, it's not standing in the crowd.

Strollers in a movie theater?? Um, no. No one said it was Ramona. There are tons of kids around, yeah I know it's hard to believe.

The kid standing in front of Jake appears to be around 5 and it doesn't look like Jake is carrying anything, never mind a kid.

My 2 1/2 kid stood in line at the movies.

you are either blind or dum as dirt. BTW, where is Austin. said... said...

BTW, several tweets of Jake at the movies and no mention of him schlepping a kid around. Maybe there will be tweetsof Jake schlepping Drunkst around!

Special K said...

If you look as see the forehead of the child ( you know that little pink part of skin you can see) which I'm sure you will ignore, it is facing Jake's chest. And I did concede that it might be Jake'

s hand and not a toddler's hand. And oh yeah let 2 1/2 yr stand there and pull away because they tired of standing or distracted, or pulling them up and hold them against your chest. Let's just make him stand.

And a 5 year would not come up to Jake's chest, well because Jake is 6 freaking feet tall. And no 5 year is 5 feet tall.

LMAO! said...

LOL!!!!

watching this whole thing said...

Special K, STOP Will you. STOP.

I Know you want Jake and Austin and Babytile story to be real, and it just might be, I mean Austin and Jake, but Austin is never around him. Babytile is a stretch for myself and some, but you seem to be on some quest to prove at every corner that Jake is hiding the babytile and Austin.
It gets funny after a while.

Special K said...

Where is Austin? He just finished wrapping the season in Utah. He does have a job, just like Jake does.

My romantic fantasy said...

Ah Special K. you have no idea how much I wish there was a baby tile reveal out there. If the paps do read Ted's column and f only one pap believe in baby tile, I think that would be one sought after pic.

My point, I don't think Jake would be that careless and take a baby to movie theater in a city where he has to know he has been twitted out and about. Believe me, it would be fulfill my own personal romantic dream if baby tile, Jake and Austin were out and about as a family. But that's not going to happen anytime soon if ever.

m said...

Uh, we never see Austin and Jake together anymore because they are in the closet. And they can't hide their feelings for each other. If they were out we'd be doing cartwheels. But they are not. So all we get is an occasional ear, or long fingers in the vicinity of Jake. Austin has the most recognizable ears in Hollywood.

Seeing Jake in public with BabyTile is not so far fetched. We never did get a viable explanation for his being seen with child at a museum recently. I've said before, the more time passes, the more likely he's gonna get spotted.

destiny said...

So, I missed Montreal Baby Gate while watching a marathon of Big Love's season 4.

Personally I just cannot tell what is going on in that picture. Where they are in front of, whether they are standing or sitting, etc.

destiny said...

LOL, Special when you said Zippy I thought of JFC, and was picturing a parakeet-sized head.

disappointed said...

If Jake is carrying BT then whose brown boot is on the floor, in a position corresponding to where a person standing against the machine (?) to Jake's left, would be?

Don't get me wrong; I believe there is a BT. But I do not believe BT is in this pic. (1) the boot; an adult is clearly standing perpendicular to Jake (2) A two or two and a half year old is way too young to take to a public theater for 2 hour movie (3) no twitterer mentions a child being in the group or Jake talking to a child (4) a petite woman hidden by a machine (or whatever that thing is) can easily be confused with a small boy in that pic. Remember how people thought Evelyn's face was a small boy in the back of the Jake/Nanny car pic?! I doubt it's a forehead, I think it's her hand held for a moment up to her hair (5) As for the closeness of the faces, it happens in pics (it's called compression) and also yes, non-intimate people can and do speak closely to each other; I would imagine Jake wouldn't exactly want every word he says to a cohort to be heard by everyone in earshot.

I would love it to be BT but IMO the evidence or lack thereof shows it's not.

no kid -ding said...

No idea how can you infer from that pic Jake is holding a child? The brown hair does not look like it could possibly belong to a 2 year old, and by its position certainly not to someone being held by Jake, but rather someone kind of short standing next to him. That's all I see.

details details said...

I'm more interested in what the hell those machines are and if it was a line for tickets or the line to get into the theater seats and if the pic was taken from a theater security camera or an onlooker from a balcony.

Special K said...

Little kids can have a good head of hair at that age, if their parent have thick hair. Jake definitely has thick hair.

Look at Jake at when he was little (yes I know he's 7 in the picture)

As for a petite woman, why would Jake be standing so impossibly close to her, and why would her forehead be pointed to his chest. Don't think he's a wet nurse or she need to hide her face. For that matter where the heck is her face?

And if she is facing forward does she have aplasia or some kind of spotty alopecia to cause the bald spot in the back of her head. Talking about her head with the small size of the it maybe she has microcephly too.

Amd details details, think the machines are ticket kiosks that you walk up to to get your tickets or pick up prepaid ones. And the picture could have been taken from a balcony or a escalator.

Anonymous said...

But again, for argument's same, Special, why is Jake taking a toddler to a cinema showing only adult/mature features? And why in the middle of the city on a late Sunday afternoon? At the only Imax cinema in town. Surely he wasn't taking BabyT to see Alice in Imax 3D was he?

Makes no sense said...

I forgot to put my name with the above post.

Special K said...

Maybe was to see Alice or just the previews before Alice. You know what the preview is for Alice is don't you. PoP. Maybe it was to see Daddy on the big screen, a really big screen. And hey people have gone to movies just for the previews before.

Makes no sense said...

That makes even less sense than any of the other non-sensical things you've said tonight. Jake doesn't need to bring a toddler to a packed cinema to watch his trailer. If that was the case I'm sure Disney would spring for a private theatre somewhere for him to do that.

Makes no sense said...

And addendum to my last post: Do you really think Jake is so vain and so oblivious that he would risk taking the BT there and not be concerned that BT upon seeing Jake on screen would shout out DADDY!!!!!!! LOL

Special K said...

It makes as much sense as petite brown hair women with a tiny head and no face practically standing on Jake's feet.

Maybe Jake wanted to see the preview for on IMAX himself. Don't think Disney could pull that one off for him. Maybe they wanted to see Alice. And you know maybe he wanted to see the reaction to the trailer when its on IMAX.


And sorry the argument about not bring babies to movies doesn't hold water, have you been the movies lately there are people who bring their kids into all kinds of movies and most the time you are thinking WTH would they bring a baby to a R rated movie, but I've seen it, I don't agree with it, but I've seen it.

ag said...

I thought it looks either like a very small person (or child) looking up at Jake or the pink part is Jake's hand at the back of the small person/child's head (Jake guiding them through the ticket machine)

disappointed said...

Funny how no one including Special is explaining the brown boot. Or are we to believe that Jake can stretch and turn his foot that way or BT wears adult-sized shoes?

I agree with the BT footprint, the Paris nanny pics and possibly the Getty and Philly child sightings. But this movie theater thing is too far out there, has little or no evidence and there is way too much rationalizing going on to make the pic fit a BT scenario. Good try but IMO, no BT this time.

definitely not a troll said...

Special K, STOP Will you. STOP.

Hey, why has SK got to stop speculating? Free country, isn't it?

I don't think it is BT this time but if Ted is right then Jake is hiding his life.

Sides if some people were so right Jake and Reese would be married and expecting their first kid by now. That didn't happen, did it.

Keep speculating,tbs.

definitely not a troll said...

The brown boot looks like Jake's foot to me - which does mean that kid is standing very close.

brown coin slot said...

I think Austin was inside the vending/ticket machine, like the KAOS spies on Get Smart

brown coin slot said...

Austin has been found

prairiegirl said...

It's really next to impossible to tell for sure who's here, what it is, exactly whose boot that is, who the little head belongs to, whose hand it is, etc etc etc.

People here are speculating. Discussing. I don't see anyone, including Special, saying "Without a doubt", "Oh, definitely", "Sure as tootin'", "I dare anyone to deny me".
It gets to the point where people can't even tolerate discussion anymore.

The insult-laden person up above who thinks they're being totally convincing/intelligent/mature/human with a name such as "you are either blind or dumb as dirt", you know where you can take it,don't you?

Special's leaving your post up, but I would've taken it down after 1 second after a revealing name like that, wouldn't have even read the rest. 4 words for you.

This is her blog.

Hate the fact as you might, this is Special's blog. She can say whatever in the heck she wants. You want to start your own speculations, set up your own blog and trumpet your blasting over there. It's one thing to tell another poster what to say, but to tell the host of the blog what in the heck they can say is absolutely incredulous.

Same goes for that inane "Stop. Just stop" business. Go grab a seat next to Dumb as Dirt up there. You're probably the same person having a conversation with yourself. She doesn't have to stop anything. It's her blog.

It's irrelevant at this point about the picture itself.

These are comments from people who are echoing & waving the flag of someone who used to post on here, got chummy with regulars, and then turned their back on everyone trumpeting the "how dare we speculate about Jake's life" crap. Sounds exactly like the kind of preaching that's done at that particular temple. I'm starting to get better at spotting this agenda.

It must be boring at their usual forum. A little quiet and deserted. They're looking for a home because it's not quite working out anymore from whence they came.

prairiegirl said...

And for what it's worth, that boot down at the very bottom appears to me that it could belong to a person standing at the kiosk to Jake's left as if they've got their right leg stretched out.

There. I'm not afraid to speculate about the big controversial brown boot. I invite anyone else here to join me in risking total abandonment of Jake w/Austin belief and inviting bad luck for 7 years by speculating and discussing the big controversial brown boot.

lol said...
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T. Bone said...

I was looking at that People mag picture again and I really do believe that is Austin sitting in the booth. I cannot think of any other explanation for someone sitting that close to Jake like that with Jake draping his arm along the back of the seat behind him. It really strikes me as a couples position

Take a look at some of the pictures from that night with Jake posing with T. Bone - he's tall and the clothes he's wearing (dark jacket, white shirt) match the man in the booth. It doesn't necessarily look like a "couple" pose to me - just two guys squeezed into a booth. I'm not anti-Austin, btw. But when I saw pics of T. Bone from that night, it seemed to fall into place.

prairiegirl said...

It's one thing to tell another poster what to say, but to tell the host of the blog what in the heck they can say is absolutely incredulous.

And when it comes to that first part, I'm the first one in line to say I do that around here fairly often. Didn't say in that sentence that it was acceptable, nice or protocol.

And T Bone, that's absolutely fine. Great.

I believe in what I think I see. I think it's Austin. I hear your opinion but I'll stick with mine. Thanks for sharing.

question said...

These are comments from people who are echoing & waving the flag of someone who used to post on here, got chummy with regulars, and then turned their back on everyone trumpeting the "how dare we speculate about Jake's life" crap.

Are you referring to Sienna? I'm just curious

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
Comment on your "Girls Can Go Gay" post. If Toothy Tile, Grey Goose or any other actor/actress decided to come out of the closet, I would definitely support them. Unlike most narrow-minded individuals, I focus more on their acting rather than their orientation. Talking about the topic, I am seriously worried about Gossip Girl and 90210 using girl-on-girl action to boost ratings. Do you have any deets about what's going behind the scenes? I honestly hope the CW isn't taking advantage of guys liking les action. I only wish shows like The L Word were still on air so that the LGBT had a more positive influence on the community.
—D

Dear Advocate:
Doll, TV shows like GG will do anything for ratings—but apparently it's not working, because the ratings are dropping huge-time and the show is becoming a complete bore. The problem is that most LGBT-friendly shows are on pay channels and not prime time basic cable. 'Tho we are starting to get some good characters, like on Modern Family and Glee.

Bitch-Back! Bad Marriages and Good Gays!

T Bone said...

And T Bone, that's absolutely fine. Great.
I believe in what I think I see. I think it's Austin. I hear your opinion but I'll stick with mine. Thanks for sharing.


Okay. Just throwing it out there because it fits, wasn't trying to piss you off. It's not really my opinion so much, more like logic.

destiny said...

I gfave some thought to T-bone when I saw how he was dressed. But I do not think they would have cut him out of the photo, and the hands look like they belong to someone young. T-bone has kind of scaly old man skin.

destiny said...

Also do not think Jake would scrunch up in the corner like that instead of sitting on the bench next to his sister if it was someone he was not close to.

prairiegirl said...

I'm not p'off.

I'm just stating that I believe that person is Austin. And I was appreciative of your opinion as well.

We just don't share the same one.

Repeat - I'm not at all po'd. Where did you get that idea.

prairiegirl said...

Once again, I would suggest that if anyone hasn't seen the picture in the actual magazine, to go search it up and look at it that way because while it's not a bad scan (if I say so myself LOLL!), it still doesn't substitute for seeing the actual picture.

destiny said...

I've seen the magazine. The one thing that you really can't tell in the scan is that, even under that stupid blue dot, the hands are clearly those of a young person. Smooth skin, no age spots, etc. The fingers are long like Austin's. Also, you can really see Jake is scrunched up in the corner of the booth in order to be close to the person.

Still can't really figure out what is going on in the photo of Jake in Montreal. But it doesn't seem likely he'd take a kid that young to the theater. Yes, I've seen plenty of people do it, even at R-rated films, but I always assume those are the ones who can't afford to pay a babysitter. The people I know with very young kids don't take them to the movies, and don't tend to go to the movies because they can't see spending that kind of money on a babysitter for something they can catch on dvd in a few months.

The head looks too big for a toddler, although I know camera angles, etc. can distort things.

I can't even be sure that is a boot at the bottom, although I don't know what else it would be.

The one thing that gives me pause is that woman looks a lot like the nanny. What are the odds of that.

T-Bone said...

Repeat - I'm not at all po'd. Where did you get that idea.

Okay, cool. I'm glad :) You can't hear inflections and tones on the internet, so it's hard to tell sometimes.

And I take the points made about seeing the pic in the actual magazine, perhaps I would get a different impression.

son of bighead said...

The head looks too big for a toddler, although I know camera angles, etc. can distort things.

Don't make fun of me, I can't help it. My one daddy has a five head and other daddy's is 24" around.