Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Do U Do Over?

Looks like Austin was not loving his twitter today.

Did you ever want to unfollow everyone and start over? - AUS10

Just so you know Austy we've been following you since

And  this

and found out more about you in these


 and of course this

and your magic

and spark

and shine

when you popped up

and when you two wheeled it

 and four wheeled it

 We even found this

and this!
 and all the directions you explored

And even through this.

It wasn't Just Julian

but you too

And foreign

and domestic

Right to your latest

So you know we follow you but do you follow us?



the real m said...

Oh, wow. I just love this selection of photos. He was so cute when younger but has aged really well. An extremely handsome man. Jake is a lucky guy.

greasy said...

He's just so smarmy looking.

prairiegirl said...

Great look back in pictures, Special. 'And even through this'. LOL.

Seaweed's going to be in 7th heaven with this post, right Seaweed?

And I'm so glad to see twirly coat made the cut!!! lol, I'm sure that for circa 2013 Jake, twirly coat has been put on mothballs but we have the photographic proof that it did exist for one magical night. That night it rode the crest of all that was fine and beautiful!

There's not a bad picture in that montage. Austin blossomed later in life and it's such a shame we don't see or hear as much from him now.

And yeah I agree 100%, m. Jake is without a doubt the Lucky One.

prairiegirl said...

LOL, you knew the jealous one would not be able to resist. Eat your heart out, 05:52. Austin is a beauty.

prairiegirl said...

Not quite sure what prompted Austin's tweet yesterday, but it struck me kind of sadly. Kind of a do over kind of edge to it.

I don't know.....sure, every day, about anything is a do over. It's a gift we've been given. It's up to us to take that opportunity because you know what? No one else is going to do it for us. Gotta take the bull by the horn, that's the way I look at it, anyway.

But one thing remains constant that sees us through a do over. Love.

Florida Tom said...

Awesome pics :-)

prairiegirl said...
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prairiegirl said...

I do need to correct something.

You know, there are some in this world who don't have the financial or physical resources with which to pull themselves out of their situation. The poor, the very small & young, the very sick/handicapped individuals, and the special populations, those who were born without the brain capabilities to further themselves along independently. These people are the exceptions, don't you think?

It can be harder for those people to take steps toward change. It's a humongous blessing if you can count yourself out of 3 of those 4 categories. Wouldn't be bad being a little younger, but no need to go back to those school days. Been there, paid my dues on that already, LOL.

It's kind of funny to see tweets from our younger population and their whole day is just shot down the toilet over a test or something going on at school.

prairiegirl said...

Although there are the young in spirit. I was watching a couple of episodes of Ray Donovan with my mom on Sunday. Since I have Showtime, she can watch it and we were watching a scene where Ray is getting amorous with his wife and that man is looking fine as it looks like he's getting ready to ditch his pants but of course, they stop the camera before anything is shown.

And my mom said how come they never show a guy's body but the studios never have any problem showing the girls'. BWAH!!!! Mom!!!! Still some embers going on in that campfire, huh? Go mom.

I tell you what, Liev Schrieber looked absolutely divine in that scene. That guy has got an incredible body on him. He is long and lean. He can also really rock a suit. Okay, better get back to lunch.

Florida Tom said...


SAG-AFTRA leaders have unanimously issued a strongly worded pledge to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender actors in the wake of a study showing that discrimination persists on sets and casting rooms.

The survey, based on responses from over 5,600 union members, showed nearly half of lesbian and gay respondents and 27% of bisexual respondents “strongly agreed” that producers and studio execs believe that lesbian and gay performers are less marketable.

The report, issued at last week’s inaugural SAG-AFTRA convention, also found that over a third of LGBT performers — as well as some non-LGBT performers — had witnessed “disrespectful” treatment toward these minorities. And 16% of LGBT respondents reported they had experienced discrimination.

Delegates to the convention unanimously approved a resolution recognizing and supporting the union’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members and their rights to equal employment opportunity and discrimination-free workplaces.

“SAG-AFTRA has both the responsibility and the opportunity to take short, mid, and long-term action to achieve substantial improvements in equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all underrepresented groups, including our LGBT members,” part of the resolution read.

“This resolution unanimously passed by the convention delegates only reinforces what the study found: our membership community as a whole – regardless of sexual orientation – is aware of and sensitive to the issues SAG-AFTRA LGBT members face every day working in the entertainment industry,” said Traci Godfrey and Jason Stuart, co-chairs of the union’s LGBT committee. “Our members have witnessed discrimination and harassment of LGBT performers and they recognize it is a major issue.”

The resolution was submitted jointly by the union’s national officers, including President Ken Howard, Exec VP Gabrielle Carteris, Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino, and VPs Clyde Kusatsu, Mike Hodge, Ilyssa Fradin, David Hartley-Margolin, Robert Newman, Catherine Brown and Dan Navarro.

prairiegirl said...

I think that's great that the union wants to fight against discrimination and harassment.

But I don't think it's going to be too effective. I don't see how they're going to make any progress as long as so many of their major peers are willingly in the closet and putting up fake personas.

They need to have a unified front.
If they would only unify together, the power in that would be unbelievable. But as long as you've got people like Jake and Hugh Jackman playing the games in exchange for roles, money and awards, the union's effort will constantly be undercut.

I don't know, I just don't see what they're going to be able to accomplish in the world of acting. Too, too many actors act like they don't want progress.

Look at Emile Hirsch. A story comes out today on him becoming a new father with the help of an "old girlfriend".

Emile Hirsch is set to welcome his first child next year with a woman that he dated in the past, E! News reports!

The 28-year-old actor and the mystery gal remain good friends and plan to raise the child together, the publication revealed.

Sudden bumper crop of single HW men with ticking biological clocks

Now, that's all I need to read and I see Jeremy Renner all over again. So it looks like there's a little bit of extra give on the closet leash but only a bit. And so gay men can now have children if they want, but they've got to do it in a way that is approved by Old Hollywood. They're going to have to pretend to hook up with an 'old girlfriend' when in reality, the 'old gf' is really most likely the surrogate.

There is a real hold by Old Hollywood that just isn't letting up on the upper echelon of actors. Someone's got to break that.

prairiegirl said...

So what is happening is these guys want children but if they want big franchise roles and win major awards, they're going to have to remain in the closet and have fake girlfriends/marriages. And they can now have their families and they can be out in the open about it, but they're having to do it by putting up a fake front.

The contrast to this new way is Jake and Austin, who started their family in the traditional way but because they did that, they can't be out in the open with their family the way a Jeremy Renner or Hugh Jackman can. They have to hide what they have.

Jake and Austin did it the opposite way.

And at this point, after seeing and hearing Jake and Austin deny their own kids in interviews enough times, I don't know which way is worse. I really don't. It's a toss up.

Because what's the good in going the traditional route by marrying in real life and having children together, if all you're going to do is deny you have kids and try to act like you're with any other man other than your real husband? To me, all the good is lost when you do what they have done. There's not much admiration for doing it the old traditional way.

prairiegirl said...

I don't see how they're going to make any progress as long as so many of their major peers are willingly in the closet and putting up fake personas.

And when I say in the closet, I don't mean a private one, a quiet one or a glass one. I mean the kind that Jake and Hugh do - the in-your-face Look-I'm-playing-the-game-and-I'm-winning kind of closet.

It's that kind of taunting that I'm being critical of. I don't care if someone wants to remain private - that's fine. But the in-your-face stuff, that's what I was referring to.

Special K said...

Hey Tom, thanks for sharing that with OMG.