Monday, November 14, 2011

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mr. Jakey B Yillen-hoola-hay

Pics of Jake are always interesting, because in some way they fill in some of the story on what Jake's up to and sometimes they mix up the story.
It's not only what the pictures are about but when the pictures are seen that is the most interesting part of the story.

Are the lasted pictures another case of mixed up dates? Maybe they've thrown out the calendar along with the bathwater.

What could be mash up of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Ramona & Beezus has the makings of the next kid tale.

How is it that Jake was out with little R and Mom, and no one tweeted about when Jake spilling his juice gets a tweet?

ould it be that it was tweeted about long before and the pictures got pulled out just now? Why?

And why would you run the pics this weekend? Was there something that needed explanation.

Just Jared says that Jake and Ramona went to Cafe Moomah, a very kids friendly cafe. So why did the Bachelorettte not mention Little Miss Pretty in Pink when she tweeted about seeing Jake coming into a kid friendly restaurant? It seems that it would seem so random to her then now would it.
Could it be that he came in by himself to meet someone(s) there. And after the tweet they needed a way to explain why he would be in a such a kid friendly place? So off to the picture files?

The only time there was a tweet of Jake hanging out with his favorite little lady was back on Oct 28th. Interestingly enough the weather that day was a brisk high in the upper 30's -low 40's with a chance of first snow the last day. Weather that you would see a puffy vests, and double jackets with gloves and wool beanies. This past Saturday it those kind of winterwear could have been an overkill with the temps in the 50's.
Could there be any other reasons that Jake might need to make sure there were pics of him out and about in NYC?


Smiley's People said...

LOL - great title today! :)

:shudder: said...

Special, you're starting to get really scary.

what's scary? said...

It's not the first time pictures of Jake have been messed up.

prairiegirl said...

Oh please, 17:28, that's such an old, retired line.

Very nicely done. Indeed, they all seem to be dressed for quite chilly weather. I mean, look at Jake - he has on 3 upper garments, a T shirt, a denim shirt AND a jacket that's thicker even than a windbreaker. Plus, you can see gloves in his hands.

tsk, tsk, tsk...I should've pulled my Jessica Fletcher avatar out but alas, these revealings and Ted's letter this morning call for Jessica to be passed on.

Methodical Muser said...

Yes, I noticed the same points you made Special. The only tweet we got of Jake with a little girl was from October 28. On that day the high temp reached 49 degrees, with a low of 36 degrees. Pretty darn chilly. Jake would be bundled up for an excursion out in that kind of brisk weather. Last Saturday, however, the actual temperature was nearly 10 degrees warmer. Also, look at the cut of Jake's hair. This photo was taken before Jake's Chop Shop appointment on November 2.

Methodical Muser said...

By the way, love your stork avatar PG. Very fitting.

tweet said...

Just Jared
Jake Gyllenhaal just passed me by while walking down Hudson and Barrow! Grown out beard, earphones, talking on the phone, wearing backpack
15 minutes ago

ny or la? said...

mookwow Piyakan Bootprasert
Last dinner at NYC I found Jake Gyllenhaal Greed! (@ Dos Caminos Third Avenue w/ 8 others)
15 minutes ago

bryanboy bryanboy
Here at CAA office in la. Massssssive!!! Oh and jake gyllenhaal was here earlier
16 minutes ago

tweets said...

Sara Pereda
@JaredEng - he has to be staying near there because I have seen him several times this month on Hudson. Love it!
1 hour ago

Aron Norman
Just walked by a bearded Jake Gylenhaal on Hudson. He stopped midstride to sign an autograph for someone #whatamensch
1 hour ago

thedandyproject Izzy
Walking on the street right next to Jake Gylenhaal #awkward
1 hour ago

prairiegirl said...

Just Jared
Jake Gyllenhaal just passed me by while walking down Hudson and Barrow! Grown out beard

Almost gives ya a bit of cabin fever, doesn't it??????

Let's see.....light khaki pants? Check.
Denim shirt? Check.
Full grown out beard? Check.
Lookin' like hell, lol? Check.

prairiegirl said...


Babies and beards and changing appearances
November 29, 2006 10:50 AM Subscribe
Possibly stupid question about having a beard and a baby at the same time, and then not having a beard.

Obviously, simply having a beard around a baby isn't a problem, but I was once told that growing a beard and shaving it shortly thereafter would confuse a baby, who would expect you to look the same from day to day. This doesn't sound right to me.

For reasons I won't go into here, Beards for New Year's every year.

Is there any reason not to do this if I have a baby?
posted by Caviar to human relations (30 answers total)

No reason at all, they are confused for about 18mths pretty much constantly anyway, a few whiskers aint gonna make any difference.
posted by zeoslap at 10:55 AM on November 29, 2006

Completely anecdotal, but I have a distinct memory of being 2 and my previously-bearded father coming home clean-shaven. I was terrified. I didn't recognize him, and I didn't feel comfortable again until his beard grew back in.

But, the baby's MMV.
posted by Zosia Blue at 10:55 AM on November 29, 2006

I remember my dad letting my brother, sister, and me watch while he shaved his beard off, so that we'd still know who he was. We were toddler-and-older at that point.
posted by paleography at 10:57 AM on November 29, 2006

I read somewhere years ago (so this is probably apocryphal) that young people have an instinctive prediliction towards pogonophobia, the fear of beards. It was used to explain the universal tantrums thrown in the laps of Santa Claus. I have no idea if it is true, but thought I'd pass it on.

I can't see the shaving thing distracting the baby for more than a few moments. They can't see that well and focus more on sound and smell anyway.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 11:01 AM on November 29, 2006

My dad had a mustache for most of my kidhood.

But one Sunday morning when I was seven or eight, he decided to shave it off. I don't remember the event exactly, but according to my parents, I freaked out. Big time. He grew it back ASAP.

Of course, he doesn't wear one now. And being 34, I'm okay with that. Mostly.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:01 AM on November 29, 2006

I shaved my beard off when my son was 18 mos. old. He wouldn't even LOOK at me for three days.
He seems to be O.K. now, 25 years later.
posted by Floydd at 11:09 AM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]

My dad would seasonally shave his beard and/or mustache. I obviously don't remember my baby reactions, but I don't think it's caused any lasting damage (except when a friend said he had a "porn star 'stache").
posted by muddgirl at 11:25 AM on November 29, 2006

My face has been in various stages of hairiness--from naked to Grizzly Adams--since our now 2-year-old son was born, and he's never been distraught at any stage.
posted by nightengine at 11:50 AM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]

I remember my dad used to grow/shave a beard. Usually the growth part would last a long time.
Every time he shaved it my brother and I would laugh hysterically at him because we figured he looked funny and naked.

I guess the emotional scarring really was on his end more than anything.
posted by billy_the_punk at 12:30 PM on November 29, 2006


The rest of the story said...


I was too young to remember this for myself, but my dad went from a full beard to just a mustache (the way it remains today) when I was pretty young (this might even be before I started walking). After he had gotten it shaved off, he picked me up, and apparently I felt his face in awe, apparently fascinated that you could do something like that to your face.
posted by oaf at 7:09 PM on November 29, 2006

One time a friend had his ~1 year old at my house. I showed off my new garage door opener and the noise and action terrified the child.

There after the child would get upset whenever he saw me, until I learned to take off my dark framed glasses in his presence.

Go, figure.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 12:13 PM on November 29, 2006

Just repeating what others have said: my dad had a beard until I was 2 or 3, and then shaved it off. I'm told I wouldn't look at him or let him hold me for a week. But I don't remember it, so it can't have been too traumatic.
posted by hades at 12:01 PM on November 29, 2006

I would think that it depends a lot on how old the baby is - a lot of it would depend on how far along the child is developmentally, in sight, as well as cognition. If your baby isn't old enough to know what your face looks like (and probably knows you best by voice), it ain't going to care one bit. An older baby may, as the above comments indicate, react.

But really, you're going to inflict all sorts of trauma on your baby over the next 18 years or so, so you might as well start small, right?
posted by god hates math at 11:50 AM on November 29, 2006 [1 favorite]

My father shaved every spring and grew a full beard and mustache every fall.

I was always embarassed for him for the first few weeks of spring.

If you are really worried, acclimate the kid. Trim it down over one week.
posted by ewkpates at 11:59 AM on November 29, 2006

Wow, I had no idea this was such a common experience. I, too, as a youngster, didn't recognize my dad the first time he shaved his beard. Of course, it wasn't like it was a relatively new beard which he just grew and then shaved. He'd always had it until then. And I was a little older than toddler, so it was mostly just being shy for a little while and then getting used to it. But yeah.

I wouldn't let it stop you, if that's what you want to do. But it's not an old wives' tale or anything. It's real.
posted by lampoil at 12:12 PM on November 29, 2006

Taking things further, my cousin was about 6 or 7 at the time when my uncle shaved off whatever beard/mustache combo he'd been wearing for the past 10 years, and she positively freaked, so it's not just babies.

Similarly, I've got a vivid memory from when I was around 2 of my mother coming to pick me up at a sitter's house one day after covering her long, dark, straight hair with a curly blonde wig. I wouldn't even go near the strange woman calling herself Mom until after she left and came back without the wig (I think she figured I'd be scared even more if she took it off in front of me).
posted by chickygrrl at 12:24 PM on November 29, 2006

“young people have an instinctive prediliction towards pogonophobia, the fear of beards”

I too "have a distinct memory of being 2 and my previously-bearded father coming home clean-shaven. I was terrified."

I recall sitting on the floor of the room - my parent's master-suite bedroom, I think - and watching my dad go into the bathroom and some terrifying stranger come out. I bawled and bawled.
posted by mwhybark at 9:01 PM on November 29, 2006


the real m said...

Sounds like some pretty good detective work going on here, as usual. You can fool the casual observer, but not everyone and not OMGers.

Ted said...

Dear Ted:
I'm excited to see this last season of One Tree Hill, and I've been catching up on past seasons. It makes me upset that Chad Michael Murray is only going to be in one episode and Hillary Burton in none! I just feel like it's going against the fans who made them popular! Is there a behind-the-scenes reason for this? Maybe past Vice behavior? I always thought that OTH was the original teenage Vicey cast.

Dear One Is the Loneliest Number:
Uh, yeah, Chad's past has a great deal to do with his present. Is that too karma of me to say?

Beauty Box said...

Arezoo Kaviani is one of the UK's leading and respecting beauty therapists and hair removal experts.

Based in the heart of Knightsbridge in London, she runs a private salon where her client list includes Claudia Schiffer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal and Daniel Craig, to name but a few.

Arezoo Kaviani

Wonder what Jake gets cleansed, bleached or waxed?

destiny said...

No idea what Ted is trying to say.

Chad hasn't worked much since leaving OTH, so not surprised he'd want to come back to get some buz, but I would imagine that has more to do with not having much talent and being a bit of a jerk. OTH has moved on, and probably has no interest in having him back except to wrap things up. I bet Hilarie has moved on (and is on White Collar) and had no desire to come back to a show that dumped her.

twitter said...

CUruchima Charlie Uruchima
Just seen Jake Gyllenhaal again for the 2nd time this week except this time I took the train with him
16 minutes ago

prairiegirl said...

_mdjt Marcus
Spotted: Jake Gyllenhaal sporting his massively sick beard. #NoShaveNovember
16 minutes ago

Perhaps it's a way of becoming closer to nature. You know, brush and tumbleweeds and thistle come to mind. He's bonding with Mother Nature.

prairiegirl said...

Luckily, I still have my Festus avatar in the ol' Avatar folder. Gonna haveta dig it out, I reckon.