Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Watcha Selling?

There was a lot of selling going on today but it could've been a bit of bait and switch.

First there was this pic of  Jake and crew starting to film Everest today.

Didn't they try this last month?

Neither picture never said Jake was actually in the picture, just made the impression he was.

But a gambling man might go all in and say that Jake is on the Gulf Coast checking on Mississippi Grind.  A project he may no longer be listed as starring in, but doesn't mean he's no longer associated with it.  Yeah yeah  Mr. Producer.

Now why would Jake try to be selling everyone on him being anywhere  but in the Gulf?  Perhaps a bit of a "Texas Tall Tail"

And you can be Deep In The Heart of Texas by bedtime.

And speaking of that  -

Austin's just selling it -  the saucy minx- and damn proud of it.

I'm on sale y'all. You can pick up some of this for 17.99 - AUS10

Olympics for ALL Moment:

While several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia's restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet  rolled out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday that feature gay couples.

The ads are the first to feature gay couples during an Olympic broadcast, according to GLAAD, an advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They also come at a time when a fairly new Russia law banning gay "propaganda" from reaching minors has drawn strong international criticism ahead of the Games.

Chevy, is not an official sponsor, didn't comment on the Russian laws specifically, instead saying in a statement that "these ads ... are not intended as any political commentary."

But some advertising experts say the commercials make a pretty clear statement. "Actions speak louder than words," said Allen Adamson, managing director of the New York office of branding firm Landor Associates. "The action of putting a spot on the Olympics is far more powerful than a press release. It's a very clear statement of what they believe Chevy stands for."

This ad, for Chevy, features a montage of different images of America, including a shot of a gay couple getting married. "Like the old love, the new love starts with a kiss," a voiceover states. "Like the old community, the new community still keeps us connected. ... A whole new lineup for a whole new world."


Methodical Muser said...

So let's see. Jake was supposed to start filming in Europe on January 13 of this year, yet somehow has been seen in and around Texas throughout the month. Even flying out of the Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina. No Nepal. No Italy. No snow. Then out of nowhere, we suddenly see another tweet announcing, once again, that filming of Everest is starting today. That's curious because the director indicated in a recent interview that filming would start in Italy in early February.

Everest already filming on January 31, 2014 and in a few days filming in Italy

Do you have a headache yet? If you're not physically exhausted by such contradictions and discombobulations by now, let's try to focus on the salient question as to why there is so much effort being put into distractions and deflections regarding Jake's work habits? I mean, what is so earth-shaking about Jake's professional commitments that needs this kind of artifice?

Because when it comes down to it, the only salient question that needs to be asked is about Jake’s work schedule. In other words, could all this confusion maybe have something to do with how, when looked at more closely, Jake is actually hardly working at all? And how maybe WME wants to fool people into thinking their client is a ball of fire, single, footloose and fancy free. Nose to the grindstone. Nothing else in his life to give it meaning and substance except womanizing and work? The two “W’s”. I mean that’s all any red-blooded, straight and childless man needs. Right? The problem is the more time that passes and the more examples that are amassed, Jake looks like he is hiding something. Something big. Something that has nothing to do with being gay, but everything to do with not being what his public image portrays him to be.

prairiegirl said...

Might lend some insight as to why Jake was seen in Austin TX on the 25th of last month, wouldn't it? Because I hear that he never was seen on that edition of CBS Sunday morning that they were filming on campus.


Devil in the details said...

Neither picture never [sic] said Jake was actually in the picture, just made the impression he was.

These pics originate from the production company's twitter feed - Working Title. There is nowhere on either of those pics where it gives the "impression" Jake was in either of those photos.

Are you referring to the Jake hashtag that Gyllencrazy added to the photo which was then RT'd out a few times?

working, working, working said...

Some good points. I've been wondering why Jake's filming schedule has become such a mystery wrapped in an enigma. It's more than just trying to place him in New York, when he may be in Texas. It's about making sure he is perceived as constantly working. At first, I thought it was about fooling people into thinking that he's in demand. But, this last stunt is more about providing a cyber trail that Jake is always working. Even the fake break up used the excuse of his filming in Los Angeles. Not her work schedule. But, his career. It's funny because Jake actually didn't even start Nightcrawler until October so that excuse was a joke.

I do think this is another example of Jake wanting to be with Austin and the kids, but trying to convince everyone he is all about the career. That last tweet was leaked out yesterday for a reason. Jake was seen in Louisiana so let's tell people for the 1,000th time that Everest is starting to film in Nepal. Given that whole ridiculous six month preparation for End of Watch, I think this is a new pattern that has emerged. Jake can't have children. He's ALWAYS working!

exhausted, nowhere else to be Jake said...

I agree. This "Everest" thing seems less like faulty or sloppy reporting. More like something planned and being rolled out slowly. Did anyone else see that 12 hour ride along thingy about "End of Watch" too? If true that would mean Jake not only excessively spent six months preparing for a little $5 million production, but he was with coppers half of his day. I mean, how can a papa have so much free time? His people used the same tactic with the Mumford and Sons train trip. Jake jumped on the train at the last minute. No ties to bind him down.

When you start looking for what's being written, you can begin to read in between the lines.

exhausted, nowhere else to be Jake said...

Oh, I also wanted to say that I loved the post from yesterday. I may get the Jake is always working, but I still don't get Austin's tweets. I continue to shrug my shoulders at them, frankly. Austin is saying he's on sale and showing a Wild Turkey bottle of whiskey? Is that some kind of joke that's he's cheap? Or, does he want to remind everyone that Wild Turkey was what influenced Ted to give him the Blind Item moniker of Grey Goose? I know someone tweeted him the photo, but still his response is curious.

destiny said...

A great article about Michael Sam and what it is like living in the closet, and how it's all the lies and hiding that hurts not on the individual, but their interaction with other people.

Michael Sam is Not a Distraction

Special K said...

I don't know how many people have seen this - but stop and watch it.

This is a Dallas sportscaster talking about Michael Sam.

Dale Hansen Unplugged"

Special K said...

With a 1.23 billion users FB is broadening it's options for gender identity.

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Facebook said the changes, shared with The Associated Press before the launch on Thursday, initially cover the company's 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

Here's the rest of the article:

APNewsBreak:New Gender Options For Facebook Users

Methodical Muser said...

I saw that Texas Sports Anchor's speech last night about the NFL's reverence and tolerance for some pretty despicable off the field behavior. The violence towards women, the covering up of murder, drugs, prostitutes, dog fighting. All activities everyone is comfortable about but, "You love another man? Well, now you've gone too far!"

My favorite BREAKING NEWS on twitter was: "Texas has sane people too." Dale Hansen rocks!

Methodical Muser said...

When you start looking for what's being written, you can begin to read in between the lines.

Well said. The reporting on this Everest shoot is more than shady. Since Jake signed up with WME, they have implemented a PR plan designed to help cover up his lengthy absences from working. They also continue to play games with placing Jake in certain locales, but this is the more intriguing development. As pointed out, the "filling in the gaps" started with CAA and the Mumford Railroad Revival Tour, but has really taken off since Jake's been repped by WME.

prairiegirl said...

These pics originate from the production company's twitter feed - Working Title. There is nowhere on either of those pics where it gives the "impression" Jake was in either of those photos.

lol. That is sooo Jake and Austin-think.

The "tweet a picture of a van with California license plate" or "water tower" and people will read into the picture that I am in California or Texas. "I won't actually have to say I'm in Texas, therefore technically I'm really not lying. It's not my fault the masses assume I'm in Texas."

That Everest picture was all over Twitter with the same caption, not just by one account. It listed several actors' names (including Jake's), contained several men unrecognizable because of the heavy duty winter gear, and said "Filming began today." Just another sly little trick, that's what that was.

I can't tell you how many timesthe phrase "Filming began today" was seen on social media yesterday. I'm not sure what else that is supposed to mean.

So then I asked, "Well, what in the heck were all those pictures of Josh Brolin inside and outside of planes, posing with people back in earlier January? Those pictures coincided with the story that floated all over Twitter and Facebook: Hollywood actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin have arrived in Nepal to shoot a new film based on the Everest bestseller “Into Thin Air”, a government official said Monday.

Just Google "Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal arrive in Nepal"

^^ Just Google that and you'll see all the stories that came out and flooded Twitter on January 13.

And well, that turned out to be a big bust. I guess I should be relieved Jake really isn't going to be in peril on real mountaintops.

I didn't realize how spot on I might be about the bunny slope. And actually, it could be even worse than that. He might just be filming on something like a Space Mountain.

prairiegirl said...

So yeah, actually I'm likely going to be relieved that Jake's not going to be on any real mountains. He does not need to be putting himself at risk like that.

But we'll see.

I am so worn out this week from working on our holiday party. I don't even know how I got roped into being on the committee. I never asked to be on it - all of a sudden, I get an invite for the first meeting. BWAH!! What in the heck.

I'll be glad when the darn thing is over and done with. They are too much work!!!

destiny said...

That Texas sportscaster is great.

Jake Gyllenhaal & Alyssa Miller Back Together: See His Valentine's Day Card to Her! said...

Looks like the "model" Jake was kissing was female after all. How cute <3333

prairiegirl said...

Exhausted, I know what you mean, I don't always 'get' Austin's tweets either. He's kind of quirky that way, lol. Reminds me of TedSpeak. I couldn't always get that either and needed an interpreter, lol!

I will say that I believe there have been several tweets that don't sound like him at all. "Retweet and spread" comes to mind. That phrase didn't sound at all like him.

I'm not sure what he was doing with that bottle. Poking a little fun at himself or his name, I guess.

Methodical Muser said...

On Thursday evening, a Federal Judge declared that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

And, another one bites the dust!

Virginia must respect same-sex marriages that were carried out legally in other states.

Methodical Muser said...

The closing paragraph of the NY Times article about Virginia's ruling:

"The judge often used lofty language in declaring that Virginia’s marriage ban violated the Due Process and Equal Protection provisions of the 14th Amendment. In summing up the decision, she wrote, “We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.”

Methodical Muser said...

Howard Bragman and his role in Michael Sam's Coming Out:

'The eagle has landed': The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how NFL prospect Michael Sam came out