Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's a Long Story....

Jake:  a fire fighter

Jake: "A jake is a British slang term for someone or thing that is satifactory"

 Last night at the 12-12-12 Concert  Jake helped out some Jakes, and his donation to Sandy relief was jake.

Jake not only helped on the phones,  but he talked about the devastation to Long Beach, Long Island and introduced those watching to an EMT who selflessly continued to help others while her own home was affected the storm.

Long Island - Jake?  What's the connection?

Jake's more a Village guy,  Lower Eastside,  or the Meatpacking district or  Brooklyn, but Long Island????

Well since Jake has "settled" in NYC back in 2011, there have been tweets and mentions, comments and coincidences that have connected Jake to Long Island.

Jake has been spotted in Long Island more than a few times over the last couple of years,  then there was the picture from Long Island  of a two-story Colonial that someone claimed was Jake's.

 There's been the new set of Long Island friends, including Jerry Seinfeld, and don't forget the sleep over at the Seinfelds.

   And of course a screening of EoW where?  Long Island.

Now Jake was chosen to talk about Long Island for the concert.  Hmmmm

 Sound like there could be a long story about Long Island there.

Could it be base camp for more than just Jake?  And more like the whole crazy crew of talls and smalls?

And good Jake?

Well.... Jake said that if anchor Brian Williams put on the helmet on live TV Jake would donate $10,000 to Sandy relief.

And in that moment something changed.  Jake's supported and donated to many good causes before, but he never disclosed so publicly how much support he's given.  But last night all rules were off for a guy in a New York state of mind.

Happy Hanukkah!!!


Rockaway said...

Now Jake was chosen to talk about Long Island for the concert.  Hmmmm

 Sound like there could be a long story about Long Island there.

I don't think Jake chose to speak about Long Island. More likely he was given a script prepared by the writers of the show. But if there's a connection you want to make, his mother grew up there, his grandfather still (or until very recently) lives there.

Special K said...

Sorry I don't think his mom grew up on Long Island. She was born in Brooklyn. And her mother (Jake's late grandmother) was doing her medical research in Manhattan.

Jersey Tom said...

Does anyone know where Prisoners is going to be filmed?

destiny said...

Jake may have connections to Long Island, but I don't think that had anything to do with his talk.

I think the show probably had a planned order regarding the communities they talked about. The hardest hit was Staten Island and parts of Jersey, and those were both showcased during what I think of as the primetime peak hours. Long Island wasn't hit as hard, so that is probably why they put it in the after 11 p.m. slot--and that is when Jake was available, because of the play.

I also think that if Jake was regularly spending time in Long Island we'd get regular sightings of him out there and we wouldn't get so many sightings of him around the city.

Special K said...

There have been tweets of Jake in Long Island, and while random in nature if in hindsight could be significant. It is also very interesting how he has formed these new friendships with those from that area over the last couple of years.

Special K said...

Tom they start shooting in Atlanta in Feb.

destiny said...

I don't follow Twitter, so I only see what people discuss here, so if there have been regular tweets about LI I've missed them. I certainly don't remember any discussion here about a house that is supposedly Jake's.

prairiegirl said...

My heart goes out to the families of those killed in the horrific tragedy in Conneticut. It's beyond my cope right now.

Special K said...

I think I still have the tweet saved Destiny. I will look for it when I get home. I am sure it came up in discussion when it was tweeted.

Jersey Tom said...

Horrible news from Conneticut.

Platone said...

Jake is living in Tribeca,everybody knows.

Special K said...

Watching the news about the tragedy in CT. So horrifically sad and so senseless.

prairiegirl said...

What a courageous, wonderful teacher. I edited this story down a bit to focus on the heroism of this 1st grade teacher. These are our heroes; not athletes, not celebrities. Everyday, punch in, punch out, you and me kind of people. I love how she told them to either pray or think happy thoughts, depending on your upbringing. Who has the presence of mind to even distinguish like that under such duress?

The gunfire erupted during first grade teacher Kaitlin Roig's morning meeting with her 14 students, what she called "a happy, amazing part of the day."

That day quickly turned into a nightmare.

"Suddenly, I heard rapid fire... like an assault weapon. I knew something was wrong," Roig, 29, told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer.

"It was horrific," she said. "I didn't think we were going to live."

When the shooting began, Roig said she quickly got up and closed her classroom door and ushered the children, all aged 6 and 7, into the class bathroom. She helped some climb onto the toilet so they could all fit. Roig said she then pushed a wheeled storage unit in front of the door.

"We all got in there. I locked us in," she said. "I don't know if [the gunman] came in the room... I just told them we have to be absolutely quiet."

"If they started crying, I would take their face and tell them, 'It's going to be OK,'" Roig continued. "I wanted that to be the last thing they heard, not the gunfire in the hall."

Roig said she just tried to stay strong for her students, but she didn't think they would make it out of the classroom alive.

"I thought we were all going to die," she said through tears. "I told the kids I love them and I was so happy they were my students... I said anyone who believed in the power of the prayer, we need to pray and those who don't believe in prayer" think happy thoughts.

Throughout the ordeal, Roig said her students were being very good and she tried to remain positive for them.

"They asked, 'Can we go see if anyone is out there... I just want Christmas... I don't want to die, I just want to have Christmas," she said.

The gunfire didn't last very long, Roig said, but even when it stopped, she refused to take the kids out of the bathroom. When she heard knocking on the door a little while later, she said heard voices saying they were police officers, but she refused to open the door. Scared it was the gunman trying to lure them out, Roig told them to slide their badges under the bathroom door to prove their identities.

"I didn't believe them," she said. "I told them if they were cops, they could get the key... They did and then unlocked the bathroom."

Teacher Kept Kids Calm
By LAUREN EFFRON and NIKKI BATTISTE | Good Morning America – 8 hours ago

prairiegirl said...

This story made me shed tears even though I didn't even know these people. The tragedy has to be about the worst thing ever. It's beyond words, beyond comprehension.

You just hurt and ache so badly for the parents and the survivors, students, teachers and staff alike. Those people will never be the same, their lives forever and ever changed.

It's been numbing.