Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal: Still a Generic, Run-of-the-Mill Human Being

Jake needs to come hang out with me for a while.  Not because I want him around (we're on frosty terms at the moment), but because I'm a magnet for hysteria.  And Jake is a magnet for banality.  And maybe the two of us could even each other out to the point where we both had manageably interesting lives...


Sam September 20, 2011 at 5:42 PM  

Becky you totally missed it... Yeh, its Jake, normal sort of pose, normal ish hair, normal clothes, normal tongue out while concentrating...

Whats not normal is the white band on his wrist. This could actually be the most exciting thing thats happened this year! Is it a bandage? Or a fashion statement? (kinda like Nelly back in the day?) Are white leather bands the new black leather bands? It definately shows of the contouring in his arm... his muscles look good. His elbow is slightly red, does it just look like that cause of the white band or did he knock it? Oh, we could talk about this for weeks!

Sam September 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM  

So nice of Jake to spice things up for his fans... he is always thinking of us. What a darl

KD,  September 20, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

I got to admit. He is starting to bore me out of my skull.

Linna,  September 21, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

LOL @ Sam!! :-) So many interesting questions that need to be pondered!

Call Me Mo September 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM  

Intriguing, Sam! Also, why is the back of his shirt tucked into his pants and not the front? So many mysteries, so little time.

Becky Heineke September 21, 2011 at 2:53 PM  

Holy crap, Sam, you're right.

The biggest Jake-related news story of 2011 staring me in the face and I MISSED IT. I should have known better than to give up on that boy so easily...

Sam September 22, 2011 at 4:17 AM  

lol @ KD!!! And Call me Mo is onto something. Was there a set of photos Becky? we could decifer each and every one!

Becky Heineke September 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

Alas, there was only this one! But that just makes the mystery even greater, because now we have to get all our clues from just this one measly photo... Conspiracy!

Anonymous,  September 22, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

he's basically taking a foodie tour of Manhattan again. I guess it is that time of year again. And the lumberjack look has returned (according to a tweeter)

Leslie September 24, 2011 at 1:46 PM  

Can you believe this actually exists?? It's like a Jake Gyllenhaal 8 ball!

Jules September 28, 2011 at 3:59 AM  

This is the first time I run into a website dedicated to someone who everybody dislikes and where people discuss how boring he is. I mean, what's the point? *is puzzled*

Don't you have more important things to talk about, like, I don't know, knitting or clothes separating before the laundry? :-)

C'mon, let Jake and his boring self be and get a life (or start stalking another celebrity)!


Becky Heineke September 28, 2011 at 7:21 AM  

Jules, I appreciate the comment. Everyone involved with this site, from me as author to the readers who have commented above, have a very long, complicated, and emotional history of being Jake fans, something we have weathered together over the past five years or so.

This blog exists to promote the book I wrote about another Jake blog I used to write, back when the shine hadn't worn off of him. I keep up with this as a means of advertising, and admittedly I don't do that very well (I'm luck to get a post in every other week or so).

This site isn't really about Jake and never has been...it's about our reaction to him. And for a solid group of longtime fans, our reaction to him is frequently not positive, but we retain our bitchy interest in him nonetheless. :)

Becky Heineke September 28, 2011 at 7:24 AM  

P.S. If you're interested in knowing about our journey, please check out I'm Stalking Jake! It's the only book in existence about the rise and fall of Jake's online fanbase, all written in a tone very respectful of Jake, his family, and their privacy. (Plus, it's funny and informative.)

Jules September 28, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

Thanks Prophecy Girl,

I know about your book and what led to it, and I know about the closed Jake Watch blog.

I'm not really interested in knowing about what happened to your group of former Jake fans, I guess it's not my business and you must have had good reasons.

The reason why I had to say something today is that I really don't get what this blog is about. If you've lost your interest in Jake's career, if you dislike what he does, if you think he's boring and if the reactions you're talking about mean mocking him well...I can see better ways to spend my time.

But hey, this is just me. If you have fun this way then who am I to judge. I was just curious.

For the record, I'm not a green fan, I've been following him for years, too and I'm not even a teen who gets silly crushes on celebs.

So well, thanks for the reply and have fun, y'all :-)


Becky Heineke September 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM  

I apologize if I offended you, but since, by your owns words, you "aren't really interested" in "[my] group of fans," then I'm not sure why you bothered to read and comment in the first place.

Funny that there's a whole book out there about overly-defensive fans warring with each other over protecting Jake's honor... It was stupid then, it's stupid now.

If you don't like it, don't read it.

Call Me Mo September 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

It's Becky's party and she'll make fun of Jake is she wants to.

(That's as far as my brain can go in changing the lyrics right now. =])

Jules September 29, 2011 at 4:46 AM  

In fact I won't read it, and not because I'm "overly defending" Jake! :-), which was a silly thing to do then and still is now only because none of us really knows him and none of us ever will (oh but I met him and talked to him and it was sooo good! LOL)

And I didn't say that I'm not interested in your group of Jake fans, I said that I wasn't interested in knowing about "what happened to your group of former Jake fans" and only because it's really not my business.

I commented and read because I like to keep updated on Jake's stuff and since you're still writing about him, even after all these years, and even after he grievously disappointed you all, you come up from time to time on my Jake news reports! :-)

You're entitled to do whatever you want with your website, I wasn't questioning that! Go ahead girls, it's all good!

Have fun!

Sam September 30, 2011 at 12:12 AM  

We mock out of pure love. Trust me. I wouldnt be coming back here and still wasting my time interested in him 7 years after the day i first saw him if i didnt love his guts...

I guess its a silly way of saying we crave more Jake.. by joking and going back and forth with each other in a way we "get some more of him" A simple picture has kept us occupied!

coffeecat October 11, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Sam, you totally summed it up. :-)

coffeecat October 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

... and Becky, I gotta go with Sam - I did say "thumbs up" on this post, and you also totally missed it ;-)

Miffed67 October 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

And actually, Jules, there are other sites that mock actors and the lows they've fallen to. One that comes to mind right off is a Russell Crowe site, URC (Underground Russell Crowe) which was affectionately founded by a group of RC's disgruntled fans after his asshat antics in Austin on tour with his band.

Jules October 24, 2011 at 4:57 AM  

As I said, everyone is entitled to spend their time as they please :-)

Have fun!

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