Saturday, July 29, 2006

CIAO! IMA A BACKA!

For those of you who don't speak fluent Italian like myself that title is the anouncement that britpopbaby hath returned.

And wow, where does one begin? First off, I knew this would happen - PG has raised the game by about ten levels and now I'll really have to pull my finger out. Two sock watches? Jake in France? (dude, I was in ITALY - I know you Americans are bad at Geography but c'mon, you should have realised your mistake when Parma a Melone wasn't on the hotel menu.)

My reaction to the Jake as maybe Lance in a film news - please don't for the following reasons:
1. No one (especially me) wants to watch a film about cycling - probably not even cyclists themselves.
2. No one (especially me) wants to watch a film about cancer - if they did I'm sure Love Story is still widely available in video, maybe even DVD, format.

Um, what else? The Pops Q&A is still due on Aug 1st. Sorry if I forgot to mention that it still is a JW exclusive - posted here before anywhere else. I also forgot to tell you all I got myself a signed copy of Claptrap - mailed at great expense. I'll scan the signed part in soon so you can see what Stephen Gyllenhaal had to say to me.

Lastly (have to go for my dinner!) I've just read the comments section under Jake Watch Exclusive : Gyllenhaal/McConaughey relationship revealed. I usually ignore posts that contain such phrases as 'over at WFT' or 'WFT rules and you suck ass' but AGH! Seriously, stop it. It's fucking annoying. More on this later...

43 comments:

mrs_dalloway said...

WELCOME BACK, BRITPOP!!!!!We missed having you here,even if PG was excellent. You always miss the participation of a Top Agent..
Hope you had a great journey!

msdonniedarko said...

welcome back Britpopbaby!!!!

nice anonymous said...

So glad to see you posting again, BritPopBaby. Welcome back!

As far as it goes, if I had to choose between you and ProphecyGirl as blog writers, it would be like making me choose between my two favorite flavors of ice cream: Haagen-Dasz Dulce de Leche (there's a little Italian for you!) and Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch. I like both! So, can't I have a scoop of one now, and a scoop of the other later?

You both do a splendid job of feeding my Jake addiction.

cina said...

Hey, welcome back! :-) Hope you had a nice, relaxing holiday!

As you have noticed, you left JW in good hands while you were gone. PG's been excellent, just like you!

Nothing Really Matters said...

Welcome back dear this Pussy has missed you!

Agnes said...

Welcome back BPB hope you had a nice holiday!!!!!

Elle said...

Welcome home, signorina britpop! hope you brought us some decadent delicacies from Florence, or gallons of robust Italian wine from the sundrenched vineyards of the south ... or if none of the above, at least a happy snap or two of you on your vacation!! And how did you manage to avoid the paps for two weeks!? You need to give Jake lessons, he clearly has no idea, no idea at all, poor boy ... :-)

Good to have you back - you picked brilliantly when you tagged PG to hold the fort in your absence! She's an inspiration!

msdonniedarko said...

i totally agree that he shouldnt do a movie about lance!! although if he did i would watch it but i think he can do somthing better!

kokodee said...

You speak friggin italian???!!!
I taught we English were useless with other people's languages.

Anyho, welcome back!
You were missed of course, but I have to say I'm gonna miss PG, she was hysterical and really funny in your absence.
I hope she guest-blogs occasionally, and if you throw kendra in there as well, I'm never leaving my computer!

The Bearded Lady said...

First, outstanding job ProphecyGirl!...thanks for taking on the job of entertaining everyone while Brit was away. Brit have you seen her Uncle Sam graphic? wow!
Britpop,it's good to have you back! I hope you had a great time in Italy!
Did you realize Jake was in Europe when you were away?
all I could think of was how much closer you were to him ....if you just detoured a little to the Alps??....well perhaps a different story would be told? LOL
I now have a new appreciation of all the time and effort you invest in coming up with new posts each and every day.
Bravo! Britpopbaby Bravo!ProphecyGirl

Anonymous said...

What is WFT???
I'm seriously stupid and need a clue!
I know what WTF but this WFT is confusing.

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ WFT is short for "Waiting For Toothy," another Jake blog. There's a link to it in the links section. OK, dude, you got a signed copy of Claptrap?!?! You've totally been holding out on us!! :D

Prophecy Girl said...

P.S. Thank you again everyone!! For everything!

Nothing Really Matters said...

Anonymous 2.28pm something of which we do not speak of!

Another blog that taks a different view of Jake.

Nothing Really Matters said...

PG you stole my thunder bitch! Only joking!

cina said...

I just got an e-mail from author's bookshop saying my copy of Claptrap was shipped today. I doubt it will be signed though... ;-) Good for you BPB! And please do scan it for us to see!

So, will you be sending the T-shirts anytime soon?

jla said...

Hey BPB!! Good to have ya back, hope your holiday was wonderful and relaxing!! PG held it down for ya while you were gone because she's just too damned witty and talented...attributes you both share! How fucking cool is the signed copy of Claptrap!!! Can't be envious when I am so damn happy for ya! Ciao amico!!

Kendra said...

Welcome again to the JW helm, Bpb. I hope you feel healthier after Italian holidays, and a glamourous tan, and congrats for your Claptrap lucky signing ;)

Prophecy Girl said...

PG you stole my thunder bitch!

Yeah, that's right bitch! HA HA HA!! Oh, nrm, you're always making me laugh out loud. ;)

c said...

While I totally see why you are ignoring posts that contain "....rules ....sucks" (WHATEVER site it might be about), I don't get why there is is a reason to ignore the ones saying "over at WFT". There are still a lot of people reading and posting on both sites without ever suggesting any kind of insult (or worse). So please don't make a general accusation.
I have to admit I haven't read the comments you are writing about (yet), but the mentioning of other sites shouldn't be a problem, and neither should a reasonable discussion be. Even if one might not always agree.
This said, I want to point out that I do not excuse any kind of insult or hate against other posters as well. So if anyone feels the need to do that, stop it.

Anonymous said...

It beats me why there is a link to WFT in the first place?If you had any respect for Jake you wouldn't even have it.Plus it would stop people saying what is the difference with WFT and WTF and also stop remarks that it must not be mentioned?It's all crap at the end of the day!

claire said...

good to see you back britters but as you rightly say, PG has raised the game and you have some work to do!!

Anonymous said...

You came back with a bang! Love your bits about the alleged “Lance movie”.

Randomly looked at the “Jake” section today, the bits about “His last name is pronounced ‘Gal-en-giggle-pants’” made me laugh so hard almost fell out of my chair!

Did I forget to say welcome back?

Anonymous said...

I don't think there will be a Lance movie.I hope not anyway.Nothing against him,just not something i would want Jake to do for some reason.It just doesn't appeal to me and tons of other people say the same.Still,his business at the end of the day.I still reckon it's a rumour.

Anonymous said...

I don't see this Lance Armstrong thing happening for a long time, if ever. The reports are saying the project is still in development, meaning they have to write the bloody thing, re-write, re-write and then re-write again if necessary, get a director, get a cast. Can't be just Jake on the big screen wearing spandex for 2 hours, right? Never mind...I'd pay to see THAT! This project could be years in the making.

So with the cloud that is hanging over the sport of cycling at the moment, I personally think there's a greater chance of a Bubble Boy sequel being made.

"$500.00 DOLLA!!" I love that movie! Damn it! They should make a sequel! "Bubble Man", anybody?

dani said...

"Can't be just Jake on the big screen wearing spandex for 2 hours, right?"

Hmmmmm. Sounds good to me!

~DKBB~ said...

Welcome home, brits! Hope the vacation was tons of fun and you had a chance to enjoy yourself a little (or perhaps not-so-little) Italian Stallion. ;)

PG was indeed brilliant - funny, topical, intelligent - really, rather a clone of you. ;)

SquallCloud said...

*blows kisses to brit*

Happy your home PG kept us very entertained in your absence. Good choice m'love!

Anonymous said...

"You were missed of course, but I have to say I'm gonna miss PG, she was hysterical and really funny in your absence. I hope she guest-blogs occasionally"

My thoughts too! It's good to have BPB back, but I too will really miss PG now. She was hilarious. Having PG guest blog sometimes would be great indeed. =)

moonbeams said...

Prophecy girl was seriously splendid, Brit. We had tons of fun. But I think now you're back... and I hope you really had a wonderful time, there's work to be done! There were some disturbing things afoot while you were gone. As you know, Jakey is hanging out with these NEW friends like Matthew, and reports about some Mandy person and maybe we need to think about deploying agents, bcz I'm worried about Jakey. And also, he seems to be losing a lot of body fat. Also, there's the whole spandex thing...parts of which I really like!

Smurfeyshmoo said...

Hmm...BPB and Jake end their vacations within a day of each other. Coincidence...? We missed you, but like everyone already said, Jake Watch was in good hands. Claptrap? SIGNED??? Jealousy, starting...yep, now.

Anonymous said...

If you had any respect for Jake you wouldn't even have it.

Well I think both boards can co-exist peacefully. There are readers who do treat each other with respect that read and post on both boards. Just because we don't all agree on certain things having to do with Jake doesn't mean we aren't all fans of his.

phoebe said...

Randomly looked at the “Jake” section today, the bits about “His last name is pronounced ‘Gal-en-giggle-pants’” made me laugh so hard almost fell out of my chair!

I know!! It's frickin hysterical!!

Welcome back, britpop! Hope you had a lovely vacation!

britpopbaby said...

Thanks for welcoming me back. Glad you haven't forgot about me ;). PG did an AMAZING job, but I knew she would. I've not finished reading everything yet - dude, so much happens in 2 weeks!

And just to clear up a few points:
It beats me why there is a link to WFT in the first place?If you had any respect for Jake you wouldn't even have it.
Cos WFT links here, even tho we get descirbed as a plain old 'reciprocal link' when all the other kids get little comments. Y'know, sometimes, ppl I'll never met can really hurt my feelings. Plus WFT used to be funny and some peeps here visit it.


I don't get why there is is a reason to ignore the ones saying "over at WFT".
By that, I meant when ppl say, 'Over at WFT they have this and this and you don't so therefore you suck'. People can mention any other blog they like I just don't need an advertising complain tied in with slandering of JW, if you catch my drift?

Ok. I might edit this post again to include all info I missed out on. And I'll post a scan of my signed book - I'm sure why I never mentioned it before! I packed it to go on holiday and thought, 'I never told peeps about this!' but then I had to get in a taxi and go to the the airport so it was too late. :)

Kendra said...

and if you throw kendra in there as well, I'm never leaving my computer!
Thanks, kokodee, you are very kind ;)you know you can count on me,Bpb, in case you want someone to lend a hand someday.

Y'know, sometimes, ppl I'll never met can really hurt my feelings. Plus WFT used to be funny and some peeps here visit it.

My advice would be, Bpb: Don't sweat this WFT issue too much. Nobody here needs an ulcer.
I packed it to go on holiday and thought, 'I never told peeps about this!' but then I had to get in a taxi and go to the the airport so it was too late.
We'll wait the scanned dedicatory patiently :)

Anonymous said...

It's still all crap no matter what anyone says and before you say why am i here i won't be anymore.WFT is also crap.Seen it once,that was enough.It's a disgrace to Jake.How dare they slur him.Wankers!

moonbeams said...

I think WFT will have a short shelf life. It is rather passe'.
Checked out for curiosity a couple of times. I'm NOT a Teddy C. fan and find the basic premise of WFT despicable and insulting. I think GLAAD would agree. Perhaps they will segue to another actor. I mean lots of guys in Hollywood have teeth.

britpopbaby said...

It's still all crap no matter what anyone says and before you say why am i here i won't be anymore.WFT is also crap.Seen it once,that was enough.It's a disgrace to Jake.How dare they slur him.Wankers!

You're a happy chappie, ain't ya?

I think Ted C is more of a persona than anything. I'm sure about twenty people write that column - obv making it up as they go along.

Jhoey said...

Cool u seen Italy Britpop Baby .

I am italian , hope u had a Great trip here :O)

Anonymous said...

Agreed, 12.17.

britpopbaby said...

Cool u seen Italy Britpop Baby .

I am italian , hope u had a Great trip here :O)


I did thanks, jhoey! Italy is my favourite country - amazing people, culture and food! I've been four times now and I'll definately be going again soon.

Anonymous said...

You do not need to be fluent in Italian to understand this title, simply because it is not Italian at all. What does it fucking mean??

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