Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal Forced to Touch Dirt and "Interact" with Children for Television

Look up the word "nepotism" in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Jenna Bush Hager clutching a microphone for the Today Show.  For Christ's sake, she sounds like a damn first grader reading a book report every time she does a segment. 

I will, however, give her props for always seeming to choose her stories based on which celebrities she'll get to interview, and not because she has any real interest in what she's reporting about.  That type of blatant abuse of power to further her own interests is exactly the sort of thing I would do if I were in her position...

In the segment below, you will see children lie about loving kale.  You will see Jake Gyllenhaal tell us heretofore-unheard childhood stories about harvesting his dinner like a sharecropper.  And you will see the fun of eating a pizza ruined by making it about math:


Anonymous,  August 24, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

hahahaha that is a way to stop fun at eating anything if you put math or anything school-related in the matter xD


S4M985,  August 24, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

Blogger hates me. I cant seem to log in and I can hardly ever comment. Now i cant see that video :( Have you got a link at all?

Becky Heineke August 24, 2011 at 9:01 PM  

Sam, try HERE! I hope that works and it's not something that can't be seen in all countries. I think IHJ has it available to download if that doesn't work...

s4m985,  August 26, 2011 at 1:14 AM  

Ok i could see that, thanks.

WTF? Im so confused... im left asking one big question. Why? (in reference to Jakes part in this, not the fact the kids are eating healthy, thats awesome...)

Becky Heineke August 26, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

Yeah, I don't know! It's kind of out of left field! And there was a well-timed editorial in the paper this morning about the current "food war" that is going on between Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen (and others) and Alice Waters was mentioned as someone who had really great ideas but not a firm grasp on what was doable in the real world.

And the part of this segment where it said Jake wanted "all public schools" to have such gardens seemed EXACTLY what the editorial was talking about. This is a great program. But in the grand scheme of things? "All schools" is beyond unrealistic. (Also, it seems like there were pictures from this garden from about a year ago...so why is this just now on TV?)

Megan August 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Alice Waters has a book that was just released (40 year anniversary of her restaurant), which is my guess as to why this was just aired.

About having this everywhere, I think of course it's easy to have a school garden in freakin' Berkley, where the weather is 70 degrees year round! Here in Central TX, where we have had 50 days of 100+ degree heat and only 6 inches of rain in the past year...not going to work.

Yes, it is a great idea, but I think there are other ways to help get the ball rolling for better nutrition for our kids, e.g. getting rid of chocolate milk in cafeterias.

I saw one mom roll her eyes when someone mentioned bringing cupcakes to my son's preschool for a birthday. "Why can't you just bring muffins," she said, "Cupcakes are all sugar." Yes, but it's the KID'S BIRTHDAY!

I will get off my soap box : )

* I do agree that JBH...and may I add AC?...sound like first graders learning to read when they do reports on the Today show.

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