Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Tall One

Fancy Coffee seems to be the perfect analogy to the current twosome.

It's full of beans.

A machine presses it out.

There's more stuff added to it to make people want to buy it.

There's more froth than anything else.

And despite what you do, how well you make it, what you add or how you sell it, even then it sometimes leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.





Today marks World AIDS Day. Twenty years ago, HIV/AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence, today millions are living with HIV/AIDS. And babies born with HIV then are coming of age now. But that is not to say the work is over. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS. There are ten of thousands of doctors, researchers, nurses, healthcare workers, educators, and volunteers who continue in the fight working on eliminating the spread of AIDS/HIV.

They need everyone's help. Take the time to volunteer, give, get educated, spread the word, get tested, practice safe sex everyone can contribute in the fight.

"On World AIDS Day, we mourn those we have lost and look to the promise of a brighter future and a world without HIV/AIDS." - Barack Obama



Today is the first night of Hanukkah. Hanukkah commemorates the story of the oil that kept the lamps lit in The Temple. Where there was only enough oil for one night, it lasted for eight. During Hanukkah friends and family gather to celebrate the "miracle that happened there".

Happy Hanukkah!

28 comments:

sadsak said...

And despite what you do, how well you make it, what you add or how you sell it, even then it sometimes leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

Why so bitter?

michael k said...

MORE COFFEE! If Jakey Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift are trying to become the new Taster's Choice couple, it's not working and it never will! Nothing about them says "Savor The Sophistication". I swear. Half of their relationship is spent slurping on lattes and since we all know that drinking coffee is like an oil and filer change for your bowels, the other half of their relationship is spent sitting on a toilet for two.

Dlisted

destiny said...

Happy Hanukkah to everyone who celebrates it.

destiny said...

Using Ramona to sell the tabloid fauxmance.

Shame on Jake and Maggie.

There really is no difference between Jake and Reese when it comes to how low they will stoop for publicity.

Special K said...

The story coming out now is Jake asked his people to meet Taylor. Before it was Maggie setting them up.

How many versions will there be of this story? Or is it verses?

Music Lover said...

Taster's Choice couple.

MichaelK. :)

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

IDK what to say - I will say that now I want a Starbuck's holiday something or other, it looks good in your first pic, Special. :(

fyi said...

I know the Jake and Taylor thing is ridiculous but I am loving the timing of the US Weekly article. Today Reese got her star on the Walk of Fame, Monday is her movie premiere and Jake is getting all sorts of attention. It's like he ripped a page out of her little blonde book of revenge.

Jersey Tom said...

Happy Hanukkah to everyone.

We have come a long way in the treatment of Aids. With a long way to go.

Nothing to say about Jake. That mag pic says it all.

Betcha Source Code is a flop.

prairiegirl said...

For once, I'm with Music Lover.

I don't know what in the heck to say.


Between the two blogs, I don't think Jake can be pounded and pummeled into the soil any deeper so I will scathe on his sister tonight.

The soft gloves are off and his family is no longer hands-off, as far as I'm concerned.

the real m said...

Holy crap. I overslept this AM and had to rush to work, then came home to all of this. What a bunch of bullshit. I surfed around the web as usual to test the sentiment and many are calling that main photo photo shopped. Her arm is behind Jake but her legs are forward of him. I agree. I think Jake had a coffee cup in his hand and they shopped in her hand in it's place. Could those smiles look any more pasted on. No one, and I mean no one except a few naive people believe this is not a showmance. Jake's PR thought they had their hands full keeping an eye on OMG, WFT2 and Ted, but now most of the web thinks Jake is gay as a result of this fauxmance. And AT's 2 couple picture with old man Jake along side all those younger people makes him look like a total fool. Good luck getting your next part Jake. I thought he looked needy and desperate with Reese, but this is a new level of desperation.

prairiegirl said...

The picture of Maggie, Ramona and Idiot in the US Stinkly ???

If that doesn't tell us how involved, how controlling Maggie Gyllenhaal is when it comes to her brother, I don't know what else will.

From the time she has admitted making him pretend to be a cat and drink milk out of a bowl, apparently she still holds those puppet strings.

The influence and the controlling of the two women in his family to me? is undeniable and it's frightening.

That Maggie has thrown off the cloak of indifference and enthusiastically and disgustingly joined the ranks with the Old Hollywood Guard by helping to repress and imprison her brother in his sexual closet is beyond my comprehension.

When Jake spent the entire summer on the east coast, I was happy because I knew he was near Austin. But oh no.

Where did he stay? In Maggie's house. Sure, probably up in the separate apartment of that brownstone but that doesn't mean out of earshot and away from dinner & breakfast tables. 100's of scone and coffee discussions over what route Jake needed to take.

What he needed to do to protect his career and more importantly, keep Maggie in good with the Old Hollywood Guard. Protect Peter. Protect the family name.

Forget what is good for your own younger brother! It's all about what The Family wants and needs.

Status.
Power.
Recognition.
Protection and Embracing by the Old Hollywood Guard

REWARDS

prairiegirl said...

You guys were talking earlier about that Denby guy, the interviewer from the NYC Filmfest?

Well, I saw that guy waving at Jake's mom when the interview had broken up for the night and everyone was dispersing.

Sure, he knew her. And if I remember right, you guys, I thought he said something about he couldn't come to the party afterwards or something.

It was very obvious he was a family friend. So regardless of how respected this guy is as a movie reviewer, the fact remains, he knows Mrs. Gyllenhaal and with her in the audience, the interview was probably akin to all of us sitting in the Gyllenhaal living room.

The fact that Jake's mom was there that night from the very start always struck out at me. I asked some of the others what was up with that? Why on earth would his mom be there? That would be like my mom showing up at my job.

Why wouldn't the mom be at home getting ready for the party? Why is she there to hear her son give answers she's heard 1000 times already? I'm sorry but that whole thing was weird.

For all the disrespect that Mr. Gyllenhaal seems to get and for the total lack of visibility of the man, at least he doesn't seem to be fixed in Jake's backpocket, acting as his permanent career mentor and social director.

Poor Austin. Not only does he have to battle Hollywood's Old Guard, he probably has to battle Jake's own family for a piece of his man.

What a spider's web.

the real m said...

No PR person in their right mind would have allowed those pictures to be published unless the bearding contract and the exclusive story rights to US had not already been cast in concrete. Those pictures look just too staged and are getting skewered up one side and down the other. Even loyalist sites are questioning them. There must have been a significant financial penalty if the rag was forced to withhold publication. And like Tom said, early feedback on Source Code must be pretty bad.

the real m said...

PG my impression was that Naomi was trying to hook up with Jake but Denby relayed that Jake was going to the after party. I heard the woman with Naomi say that Chris was coming in to meet Jake, so I don't know if his mom went to the party or not. But yes, it's great that Jake is close to his family and all, but there is a point at which you have to become your own person and it's apparent that his family prevents that. There is a purpose for teen rebellion. What we have here is a powder keg waiting to explode.

Special K said...

One thing I want to point out that I've seen several places is that Jake has a type - blonde Southern women. Sorry Ms Swift is not Southern. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania until she was 14. The family moved to Nashville for her career. The Southern thing it just part of the packaging.

destiny said...

ITA M and PG with your posts.

How in the world Jake's people can just write off the entire internet as not mattering in terms of his career is just completely beyond me.

destiny said...

The Southern thing is just one more thing in a very long list of lies when it comes to Jake (and apparently Swifty).

prairiegirl said...

Thanks, m, I probably remembered that part wrong. But I know that they seemed pretty familiar with each other.

**sigh**.

Well, Dest, I would say that Jake and his people grossly underestimate the power of the internet. And I guess that can just be our little secret. Let them keep finding out the hard way. By the time Jake wakes up, he'll be standing alone in a cloud of dust looking at red tail lights.

Well! Off to bed in my new bed. One good thing I always realize when I look at all of these shenanigans.

I'm so glad I have my good, simple life.

lol

E said...

Yup, I knew it, Kanye is such a gentleman compare to the b!tches 'round here!

LOL said...

lol! Poor deluded va-Tay-Tay apologist...she is a PR whore, so she is fair game.

lol! said...

So is bubble boy, so they make a perfect pair!

ted said...

Dear Ted:
I have a few guesses on Blind Vices. I am thinking that Priscilla and Parrish are Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas. Also thinking that Stud Bucket and Roxy are the Smiths...Will and Jada to be exact. Still thinking Nicholas Cage is Toothy Tile. I am way tired. Had a rough day with my 15 year old mutt baby who is not doing so hot. Thought I would make a few guesses before I sign off for the night! Thanks for your time and attention.
—LCM

Dear Kinda Hot, Kinda Not:
Sorry about your pup, babe! Hope things get better soon. As for your guesses, one is very good, the rest are completely wrong. Like way wrong—but creative, I guess. Margo and Charlie send wet kisses to your sweetie.

Bitch Back

Methodical Muser said...

This morning I was up watching the local news for the traffic report and the entertainment guy came on with the story of the Swyll rollout. The camera zoomed in on the cover of them "together" and he said, the romance is heating up. When the camera panned back to the set, you could hear someone singing, "Desperado."

Everyone started to laugh. Looks like Jake's having a problem with selling this showmance even to local affiliates. Particularly, since, Swifty is a well-known beard.

prairiegirl said...

Oh man, M&M, that's awful. Geez.

prairiegirl said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
prairiegirl said...

For anyone who believed Jake and Reese W were a real couple:

You have to ask yourself, in 2 1/2 years, why did Maggie G. never do a similar photo with Reese W. like she has with T.S. in US Weekly. Especially since all the rags led us to believe Reese was in good with her. In good with the entire family.

In 2 1/2 years.

Especially in Italy at her wedding where we saw Reese was there.

You have to ask yourself that.

And ask why.

prairiegirl said...

Another pondering that continues to bug me no matter how shallow a thought it is. I don't think it's as shallow as it sounds nor as minor.

And I know Jake is doing this willingly. He's doing it. I know that.

But I have yet to hear an explanation for this.

If Jake is so gung ho on doing this, driven by nothing but greed for money & fame, then I would think he would at least get some enjoyment out of this. Why wouldn't you pair yourself up with someone that you can at least have fun with? Carry an adult conversation with and share things in common with? If you're going to be traveling all over the world to carry out the fauxmance, you better be able to get along.

And if you want to appear convincing, why do you look as hygienic as Otis on The Andy Griffith Show - especially for a picture that you know is going to be a cover for US Stinkly?

Why is the Dumb Donald cap back?

We know Jake can look drop dead gorgeous. Remember how he looked at the U.S. Open in that black polo? The Lakers game in the army green tight T-shirt? That show in Leadville, standing alone in the cargo pants and black tank top, bag slung over the shoulder? On TV in the brown long sleeved T?

We know he can look devastating. He knows he can. So why doesn't he look good for his "ladies"?

Why doesn't he look like he's enjoying this and at least trying to put on a convincing show?

I'm just asking. It's not like we're into Week 298 here. This is the rollout.

PR - better have a quick seminar on this before he gets back to the States.

prairiegirl said...

Well, Cheez-Its or Planters Salted Peanuts, the 2 oz bag to go along with my lunch?

Life's big question.

The Cheez-Its are 3 oz. They cost $1.00 out of the machine up front and the Peanuts cost .75. What a rip, huh?


Hey, I don't suppose this would be a good time to bring up an OMG get-together for 2011, would it?


LOLLLLLLLLL!!!