Monday, July 10, 2006

I'M STARTING TO THINK O'BRIEN MAY BE LOCKE FROM LOST



Damn it! Riff Raff is way cooler. Is the the third or fourth time this week that the Raleigh Crew have been out this week. Apparently they went for four and a half hours UP the Malibu Mountains in a 90 degree heat. Am I missing something here? Is that actually any fun at all? Now, coming down the mountain - that might be an experience.

Right, I'm bored of bike pictures now. I'm not posting any more unless it's a shot of Matthew MaCoganaggyninny dismounting face first or Richard O'Brien showing up in fishnets and stillettos. Or Jake showing up in fishnets and stillettos.

Pics from IHJ

104 comments:

Nothing Really Matters said...

Hell four and a half hours! Why not go to the beach Jake! Or sit in the sun drinking cocktails??

mrs_dalloway said...

That third picture is a new element in these bike pics,don't ya think?Old Jake: beard, shades,helmet,grumpy(sometimes). New Jake:shaven (God,have mercy), helmet HAIR(more mercy please) and big blue eyes (where is that mercy??)! I should also mention the kind of smile I haven't seen for a while..

zoo said...

You know, I have to admit this - the bike pictures overall do nowt for me. THERE I'VE SAID IT. Is there something seriously wrong with me? What's happened? Have I run out of Gyllylove? I'm thinking of posting in the Agony Pussy column asking for advice.

cina said...

OH. MY. GOD. that second pic!! *faints*

Jesus he's hot!! (Literally... lol)

Anonymous said...

Oh, these are SO different from the other bike pictures. He SHAVED! It's like Christmas and my birthday rolled up into one while choirs of angels sing!

JoyceDavenport said...

Yay - I love my Jake clean shaven - halleluja, praise be and everything anon at 2.14 said!

Think he might be about to do some work?- or is it just that biking in 90 degree heat?

britpopbaby said...

I'm listening to that Grace Jones song at the moment and seriously thinking of adding it to the page. It's making me chair dance!

zoo said...

It's great, isn't it? I'm forever indebted to the online non-Jake-related 'friend' who and sent it to me.

I'm listening to yesterday's Elaine Page R2 programme! We have just kicked off with a Charleston from Bugsy Malone - I'm goinna start dancing soon too...

JoyceDavenport said...

I just heard the Grace Jones number too it's great.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Where can i find the Grace Jones number?? OT sorry!

zoo said...

NRM, I uploaded it here for people to download - it should still be working.

zoo said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/fpax0s

The Bearded Lady said...

Miss Bearded Lady has mixed emotions seeing all these biking pictures day after day.
You see it brings back all my memories as an avid biker... The pedaling , the puffing up a hill, the wee of gliding down the hill!...the ringing of my little bell...*sigh*
I never achieved the spandex level tho...and it's really for the best.
Spandex is not a good look for Miss Bearded Lady.

Ta Ta dears.

Anonymous said...

Yes mrs dalloway, that Jake in the third picture is the Jake we all like to remember so well..! No beard makes him look years younger.
And it's nice to see that kind of smile again.

penny lane said...

I (penny lane) also wanted to say before I hit the wrong key on my computer, that that bald guy is the same guy that was in the biking pictures from May I think.

The Bearded Lady said...

Is that a paparazzi camera reflected in the window?

mrs_dalloway said...

The Grace Jones song is slowly becoming my theme song!God! I'll drive everyone mad singing it..and my voice isn't exactly sparklin'..lol
Ok,I'll be off for a few days..not bike riding..although Jake can be quite inspiring..but I know my lungs..they're not for that kind of exposure :)
Be good and keep an eye on The Sex..he's very adventurous,I see.I'll drink for all of you,I promiss!:-D

Nothing Really Matters said...

Okay sorry i wa sbeing a little thick!

winterbird said...

yeah, I am with you that I'm a bit tired of the bike spandex look (*gasp*), but I think the re-surfacing of his clean-shaven look make up a lot for the repeat use of spandex... I am left speechless and tongue hanging out with that 2nd pic - did Jack think that GQ has sent a cameraman too?

nice anonymous said...

I'm disturbed by how much I like Jake's black, fingerless gloves. And the way he sweeps his sweaty hair back from his forehead, with the same gesture he used during the Vanity Fair video shoot. Like others here, I'm so happy to see his clean-shaven face. (And also pleased that he genuinely grins like a nice guy in the third picture -- to me, he looks far less cocky & self-satisfied than the overly tanned Matthew, who smirks for the cameras with a straw clenched between his blindingly bleached-white teeth. In that picture, Matthew's all that Jake is **not**, thank goodness.)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful eyes--we can see them! Clean shaven (YES!!). Dazzling smile--what it does to me! Adventurer. Inspiring. Loving these pics. The fact that he has so much energy and stamina is even more of a turn-on, so keep showing me biking, skateboarding, surfing, basketball, baseball, running, workout, chinbar pictures. Just continuously reminds me how full of life our Jake really is.

JoyceDavenport said...

I agree with nice anonymous Matthew is everything I hope Jake does't become.

*thinks*- hey this hanging out with Jake was a really good idea -I never usually get this amount of pap action.

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh I have a soft spot for Matty....come on guys...anyone called to the bongo's must have an artists soul.

Here's a link to Matthew's blog... http://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200509/tows_past_20050906_matt.jhtml

Anonymous said...

I just hope this new friendship of his doesn't mean he is becoming a super huge gigantic pot head like Matty. I couldn't handle hearing news reports of Jake being arrested for playing nude bongos with Matt in the wee hours of the morning.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind them bike riding together, but I'm not excited about Jakey being BF with Matthew. Matthew doesn't wear deodarant. Matthew is manic and crazy. Matthew is a drunk and a whoknowswhatelse. And he has "issues" dealing with women. And he's from Texas...which isn't all good. And Seriously, I think Matthew finds it useful to hang around Jakey. They would never have gotten the attention if it hadn't been for Beautiful Jake!

Katie of Sweden said...

H U N K

gin said...

Jake is lookin' mighty beautiful in that second picture. I, too, love him all clean shaven.
While I could admire Jake's booty in spandex all day long, some jeans or cargo shorts and a plain old t-shirt wouldn't kill me.
All this endless biking! Jacob, I'm exhausted just looking at you!

Anonymous said...

Is all this bike riding for fun or for charity or what?

Girl Friday said...

Is all this bike riding for fun or for charity or what?

My guess is, it's probably for fun -- but the idea that the ESPYS will be coming on soon hosted by Lance with Jake as presenter may play a small role in it ;-)

Plus it's good for Matt to be seen with Jake. Apparently it's getting him press.

Katie of Sweden said...

I feel like I have to tell you what I just discovered... Maybe everyone know this already but... here goes: At the IHJ gallery..if you press on the pics they get up in large ok? But if you press on them a second time, they get up REALLY large... So you can see things like
this
(beautiful Jakey profile) and
this
(paps reflections in the sunglasses). Felt like I had to tell you about it..

nice anonymous said...

^ ^ ^ ^
This picture offers such a close-up, I can see where the sweat has soaked into Jake's hairline. Thank goodness, all his beauty marks are exactly where they ought to be. I wasn't sure what might be happening underneath all that sprouting facial hair. (Like, maybe the moles would be rearranging themselves into another constellation?)

Matthew's teeth really are blinding, aren't they? They are practically fluorescent. Like the overhead lighting in my office.

wtbgirl said...

I go away for a weekend and come back ... and absolute cycle-madness ensures. I am an avid bike rider myself, but within reason - what is Jake doing, training for the Tour De Hollywood?

THEN I check ihj - WTF? Marathon canyon riding on July 4th, 5th, July 6th AND July 8th? And now he and Matt M. are new bestest friends? I haven't been over to the WFT site yet, I can only imagine ..... LOL.

I love an athletic jake, but I miss his sandwich eating, carb-a-paloozas - it's all about balance. meaning he needs to balance the spandex-wearing by stuffing a big sandwich down his throat. Or at least a cupcake.

miffed67 said...

I couldn't handle hearing news reports of Jake being arrested for playing nude bongos with Matt in the wee hours of the morning.

Oooo, I could SO deal with that! *lurks in shadows around Matt's house, hoping to peek in windows*

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ Hee.

Anna said...

I like Jake sweaty like that second pic. But I think the image of fishnets and stilettos is ruining my fantasy... ;-)

Anonymous said...

The mere idea of Beautiful Jake all sweaty, sort of drained and mellowed out from his bike ride, his hair plastered down on his head, that incredible body all toned and taught is enough to send me totally over the edge! The fact that we have pictures of this phenomenon is almost too much to bear! What sweet affliction has invaded my senses! Oyvay!

Anonymous said...

I had a dream. And in the dream, I was spandex...

Anonymous said...

Yes nice but we need more then bike pics.But if that is all that is on offer.I'll take it!

heddaparsons said...

OT:
http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2006/07/10/chosen_few/index.html
Jake is listed at #2!!

Anonymous said...

I miss the beard must admit.Maybe it was hot.Cycling in 90 degrees for hours on end.Where does he get the energy.Must be superfit.It's making him too skinny though.

Anonymous said...

Love the damp hair.It's so gorgeous and glossy.Yum!

wtbgirl said...

"I couldn't handle hearing news reports of Jake being arrested for playing nude bongos with Matt in the wee hours of the morning. "


We-e-e-e-llll, let's just ALL HOPE that the pictures of McConaughey taken over the weekend in Costa Rica, that are just starting to surface, don't include Jake in any of them. They are definitely Matt in FULL ON McBongo mode!!!!! LOL!!! THREE WORDS: COMPELTELY FRIGGING WASTED!!!!

http://dlisted.blogspot.com/2006_07_02_dlisted_archive.html - posted Saturday, July 8. Oy.

cina said...

I hope (and think) that Jake has more class than that.

gin said...

anon 9:19, he is looking quite skinny. i couldn't decide if it was just my imagination. i like what it does to his legs and jawline, though, yum. i try not to think how cut he must be under those clothes. my brain can't take it. :)

wtbgirl said...

It's somewhat gross, I admit it, but it's pretty frigging hysterical too, in an ex-frat boy sort of way. Although at 36 going on 37 Matty is getting a little long in the tooth for these over the top McBongo shananigans. And the new BFF of Jake better NOT try and bring Jakie-poo down to that level, the Dunst was bad enough.

Apparently the "drunk from hell" photos were taken over the July 4th weekend - so Matt bounced back enough to go cycling day after day after day with Jake, Lance and Locke - he probably needed to, to get out whatever the heck he put into his system. Dazed and Confused, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Jake is 25, got the life of Reilly, and living it to the fullest--I am happy for him--he deserves all th fun he can find!

The Bearded Lady said...

Well I think the reason Matty is able to bounce back so quickly is that his system is accustomed to functioning that way.

P.S. Lance and Matty were seen together later in the evening at some club...no Jake sighting reported tho

cina said...

Jake doesn't strike me as the clubbing type-of-guy.
Suits me just fine! :-D

wtbgirl said...

The McBongo stamina IS impressive I must say - I got home from my birthday at 3 am on Friday, and was proud of myself for walking the dog the next day, let alone cycling at top speeds through the canyons of Malibu with the 7-time Tour de France champion.

As for Jake, I have NO problem with him being young and having fun, heck, I thought those drunk photos with Ang Lee right before the Oscars were hysterical (in a good way). I just don't necessarily need to see Jake sweating out booze and rolling around incoherently on the ground, well, OK, unless I am rolling around down there with him.

My MAJOR concern is that with Jake's penchant for certain ... unfortunate ... attire choices - e.g. man-clogs, I worry that he may take up McBongo's habit of wearing those "Karate Kid" inspired bandanas all over town.

Anna said...

Pap video from the lates biking pics. One that isn't painful to watch, for once... I love how Matthew Mc got the paps to pay for their lunch...

http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp?mode=1&pmmsid=1675450

The Bearded Lady said...

Well dears, as far as everything else is concerned ... with the beard gone all else pales in comparison.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree Jake does seem to be getting a tad too thin. I mean he's on the verge of being too thin, but not quite. And while I totally love him clean shaven, I love him scruffed even more. I don't mind him with a beard either. Actually whatever Jakey wants is fine with me. But, Jakey, sweet thing, please. Eat something.
I'm not surprised Jake wasn't out clubbing with Matt and Lance. I think a little bit of Matt goes a long way. And both Matt and Lance know their chances of picking up girls increases without Jake. I'm sure Jake was have a very good time on his own...(PLz, Oh Higher Power! Please, if not me...then Natalie!)

Agnes said...

H O T.

In the last picture he's so cute *Thud*

Simon Agent 002 said...

Well way to go Matt! get those TMZ f**kers to pay for lunch!!
They were the ones that did that homeless person hit-up on Jake a few months back.

Anonymous said...

Nice Anon 5:29 said:

…he genuinely grins like a nice guy in the third picture -- to me, he looks far less cocky & self-satisfied than the overly tanned Matthew, who smirks for the cameras with a straw clenched between his blindingly bleached-white teeth. In that picture, Matthew's all that Jake is **not**, thank goodness.

heehee. Well said. Matthew M annoys me –he comes off as a tad too full of himself, which is ironic, considering he could have cycled himself to death along the highways of Malibu and would not have been photographed if not for Jake. Jake, please remain your sweet self and never let it get to your head. BTW, Jake is not thin, he looks FIT and natural. Please never work yourself to Matthew’s size – his bulky arms and legs scare me!

Anonymous said...

I know i am going to sound a dumb ass,but what does BFF stand for?

I keep seeing it mentioned but i have no clue what it means?Help?*Pretty Please*

Anonymous said...

He isn't too thin for me, I think he looks perfect now ...

nice anonymous said...

Never fear, Wtbgirl. I don't think that Jake will start wearing bandannas tied around his forehead, like his new bongo-playing friend Matt -- because our Jake's hairline isn't receding. He's got years of use still ahead of him for that thick, gorgeous mane. As we all know, one of the many things that Jake appears to be good at is growing amazing crops of hair -- facial, body, head, you name it -- even in a very short period of time. Matt only wishes he were genetically gifted in that way.

Anonymous said...

@11:21 BFF= Best friends forever

Agnes said...

I was over at IHJ. My god he IS the sex ;)

thesweetestone said...

oh God, ive been away for a while and what do i see... all my prayers, all my dreams came true. JAKE IS IN A BEST SHAPE, SHAVED..... im dying here ppl!!!!!

cina said...

Anon 11:15 said: Please never work yourself to Matthew’s size – his bulky arms and legs scare me!

I have to agree with you there. He's too big. Jake is perfect in my opinion. I've never liked too much muscle on a man.

Anonymous said...

They have two different sized frames....Matt is larger boned than Jake

Anonymous said...

Thanks anon 11.29 from anon 11.21 xxx

holly said...

Those of you who think it's Matthew reaping the rewards of being papped with Jake, might want to think again.

Lance Armstrong has never been known for being Mr. Kind, Considerate and Charitable. Matter of fact he's known to be a bit of an opportunist and media whore. Not a whole lot of people in the sport of cycling like him. And in light of the lonnnnnnnnng article in yesterday's LA Times that perhaps he *may* have used performance enhancing substances after going on record to say categorically he did not, his image is taking a bit of a drubbing.

No, kids, I think the person who benefits the MOST out of peddling around Malibu with Jake is Mr. Armstrong himself. I wouldn't be surprised if they have the same PR firm.

Anonymous said...

@11:55 ...found in google.

only1annabel said...

Oh my god I'd forgotten how damn good Jake looks all calen shaven...woo I'm lovin it! The man is hott!!

Anonymous said...

I think some bloggers at WFT are saying that Jakey hangs out at Matt's after the biking and there are all sorts of skanky girls going in and out of Matt's at all hours. I'm concerned. Do I have to put in a formal request to get agents' surveillance for this? I mean it's one thing to go to a holiday BBQ at Matt's. But hanging around there with any frequency portends of terrible outcomes. And Matt would probably hog all the antibiotics!

~DKBB~ said...

Hmmmm, Jake in stillettos and fishnets... now THERE'S a visual! ;)

Personally, I love a sweaty man, so all these spandex-clad bicycling pictures are heaven for me! *fans self*

Anonymous said...

What is WFT?

Anonymous said...

WFT = What the Fu*K is This
...check google :)

Anonymous said...

No, I'm referring to Anon1:25 who wrote:

"I think some bloggers at WFT are saying that..."

What is that WFT?

miffed67 said...

WFT = Waiting for Toothy, another Jake blog. There's a link from JW if you click on "Links" in the sidebar and scroll down.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

stupidmansuit said...
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stupidmansuit said...

LOL! That TMZ vid is hilarious. Jake and Matt are so having fun with the paps. It is nice to see him so freely happy again. And, SWEET JESUS! That second pic is dizzying. It gives me a very physical reaction in a very real way ;)

Anonymous said...

stupidmansuit, Jake isn't in that video. It is some other guy sitting next to Matthew. Jake wasn't riding with Lance or Matt that day.

dani said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!Beautiful!


I think I am in a dream. I almost didn't recognize Jake. It has been so long since we have been able to see his face. Even though I do like his scruffy look also, it is still nice to be able to examin his lovely face again. Not only do we get to see his face, but his eyes and that killer smile, too. What a great day.

I'm not tired of seeing the bike pics yet because I have developed a new fondness for spandex as long as Jake is in it.

But I am a little afraid of this socializing with Matthew as most everyone else is....Please, Jake, stay true to yourself and don't be influenced by what Matt thinks is cool behavoir. Because you, Jake, are way Cooler than Matt could ever hope to be just by being who you are now.

Anonymous said...

stupidmansuit, Jake isn't in that video. It is some other guy sitting next to Matthew. Jake wasn't riding with Lance or Matt that day.

3:58 PM


Oops, my bad, Jake is in that pap video! Very funny, lol!

Anon 3:58 PM

Anonymous said...

On the TMZ video you can hear Jake say "Thanks so much" to the paps after he gets his food. He has such nice manners!

Anonymous said...

Poor baby. He looks all hot and sweaty and hungry and exhausted. So. Are we to assume that after he hydrated and ate something he went home and just crashed? He must have been weary! And Lance and Matt went out clubbin' while Jake took a hot bath and went to bed so he could get his beauty sleep. Right. We never seem to see/hear much at all about Jake's evenings.
An occasional dinner with friends. A sighting at a concert. Otherwise Jakey goes deep underground. He just evporates in a puff of smoke!

SquallCloud said...

I actually like the bikathon because I was getting tired of Jake just getting smoothies and coffee. I envied his life of leisure but the bike pics shook it up again. I like Mathew McG. I like his sexy drawl and the fact that he's a lunatic and it pleases me to think of Jake and him hanging out. They look so hot together especially whith the twin huge grins. So sexy.

SquallCloud said...

Oh wait! Didn't nobody tel mama 'bout no skanks coming out at all hours. Maybe I should reevaluate my position on those boys getting friendly.

Katie of Sweden said...

omg, I just saw that video. My computer has some win media player prob, but at WFT they have it out in some other format...great! I've just seen half of it yet but it's SO FUN!!!!!! Made my day so far...

Katie of Sweden said...

...I can't believe that Jake is hanging out with these guys.. he seems such a puppet in ther company.. Can someone tell me WHY IS HE HANGING OUT with them??

Katie of Sweden said...

They don't seem to be nice people...

zoo said...

It is evident from that video that this biking bollocks is mostly a ploy from Matty and Lance to suck up media spotlight by hanging out with Jake. Matt looks positively delighted at the attention he's getting! I hope Jake's in on it - I'd hate to think of him being taken for a sucker.

zoo said...

No, Katie, you're so right, they don't. There's a grabbing meanness, a cheap arrogance about them. I have been getting bad vibes about this whole thing from the beginning. Tsk tsk tsk.

Girl Friday said...

If this isn't PR for Lance or Matt then I don't know what is. This isn't a good move. Of all the completely and totally random pairings -- wow.

And if that guy's report over on iheartjake.com's encounter's section of a run through of the EPSYS is true ... having Lance make a joke about his "good friend Jake" sitting up front ... since he likes to sit in the rear ... is true, making fun of Brokeback Mountain is just a bad, bad, bad move. Especially since they're supposed to do an angle on Jake laughing about it.

I'm a little digusted, and I didn't even like the movie.

Anonymous said...

He's so much younger than they are, and doesn't seem to have anything in common with them. I mean, they're non-too-bright Texas jocks and he's a NY/LA ACLU member. It makes him look like the little boy who wants to hang out with the big boy jocks, maybe because he wishes he were a big boy jock.

I feel like I'm seeing some insecurity on his part when I look at these pictures.

nice anonymous said...

Maybe Jake's PR people are really invested in building up the "Jake as jock" image. The chief quadrant in the target movie audience that lacks much awareness of or interest in Jake is the young straight guys in the mainstream audience. (Jake is, of course, doing quite well with females and gay guys, as well as with the older art house audience.) And I thought the young male was seen as the most desirable demographic to target, since they are among the most reliable moviegoers. So if all the athletic stuff, like the MTV appearance, serves to increase "Jake awareness" in that quadrant, then it's all good, isn't it?

And there must be other, less strategic reasons for this biking craze. The most obvious is that Jake's getting some exercise, which is always going to be one of his needs, as long as he's into looking fit & it helps him get roles in the business. And maybe Jake's like many of us & is subject to fits of enthusiasm or brief obsessions. Biking might be his "thing" for summer 2006. Also, Jake seems like a fairly intense, serious-minded guy -- maybe he's trying to lighten up a little by hanging out with an idiot for a little while.

JoyceDavenport said...
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JoyceDavenport said...

Anon @4.26 I get the impression jake doesn't care about age or education or status when he hangs out with people as long as they are fun and/or interesting.

Lol Nice Anon for that last line!

Anonymous said...

I agree with agent Davenport about Jake not caring about status to hang with someone. But he does look a bit like odd man out with these guys.I'm guessin' the reason for all this riding around with an entourage of paps is some connection to all three guys participating in the ESPY awards. But I find the iheartjake guy's report about Lance's comments realy in poor taste. I don't think there is one single damned thing funny about it. I think it's way past time to move on from what passes for all the BBM "humor." Hope Jake's publicists put a stop to it. Jakey made it pretty clear at MTV, that while he respects that film and honors the work, he doesn't play that! I believe Jake has been getting offers and reading scripts. I believe he is working through whatever concerns he/they have about various projects. I believe we will be hearing something about future plans very soon. And it may also include some stage work.I think Jake is actively dealing with work related stuff, bcz he is sticking pretty close to the LA/NYC routine. No trips to the North Pole lately.

Anonymous said...

If the report of Lance’s BBM joke on ESPY practice run is true (which I have a hard time imagining why the writer would fabricate such a line if it were not true), well, what can I say? Lance, Jake may be able to “help” you get some free publicity or perhaps even in shape for your marathon (if report is to be believed), but nobody can save you from being a complete arse.

Anonymous said...

Nice anon 5:14 “maybe he's trying to lighten up a little by hanging out with an idiot for a little while.”

LMAO!

Is it me, or does MM come off too chatty (and flirtatious) with the paps in the bike videos? His last line - does seem to be a bit of lead-on?

Let’s not forget the O’Brien guy though, he is normal and quite likeable….. nobody has considered him for a sidekick role yet?

nice anonymous said...

Where do we think that our Jake registers on the "capable of wild, mindless hedonism" scale? Does he have a little bit of the overgrown frat boy in him, or not? Probably not as much as Matt, who looks like he just doesn't give a damn, but ...

Jake strikes me as being quick to laugh & joke, gregarious & able to energize a room full of people, but I think he's less liable to commit acts of sheer idiocy. He's still a nice Jewish boy, basically.

But then I recall watching him gyrate his hips while he's jocked up inside a furry little Santa hat, and I wonder. There's an exhibitionistic side to the boy. Maybe he's capable of partying really hard if he's egged on, if he's performing for a crowd ... I think applause & cheers from a crowd could persuade Jake to go further than he might, all on his own.

If he did, I'd like to be one of those tucking bills into his g-string, let's put it that way.

zoo said...

I like to think Jake is capable of a lot of wild hedonism without emitting even the merest whiff of eau de frat boy. In particular not of frat boy a la Lance and Mr Bongos.

Anonymous said...

A little off topic here but there are new pictures of jake and natalie together- here's the link: http://www.perezhilton.com/topics/jake_gyllenhaal/jake_natalie_reunited_20060711.php#comments

Simon Agent 002 said...

This is entirely conjecture on my part and my own theory ....which means it could be 100% wrong.
I think Jake is basically a shy person. And he trys to please and mold himself to the people he is around.
He said in interviews that he admires Lance... and Lance from what I've read has a exsisting friendship with Matthew. So that they all get together to bike is not that far fetched.
One thing I do know is, after one of these bike runs...later in the evening Lance & Matthew were spotted and photographed entering a club... Jake was not seen tho.

dani said...

I also feel that Jake is quite a shy person. I think he only lets his true self shine around friends that he has known for a long time. I believe that's why he doesn't travel around with a big entourage of phony Hollywood types.

But there is a side of him that wants to be among the cool popular crowd - like in high school. That's normal. That's what this whole Lance/ Matthew thing looks like to me. He's making an effort to fit in but doesn't quite because he's a different kind of person than they are.

And I do feel that Lance and Matthew are the ones getting the most benefit of associating with Jake. I just hope Jake doesn't try too hard to be something he is not because he's just fine the way he is.

Katie of Sweden said...

Dani, that's so true.. I too get high school vibes out of this movie/clip..

First I thought Matthew was fun, then I more and more came to NOT like him! He is SO rude!!! Bad manners!!

Matthew's bad manners no 1:
He asks for money and when he is offered money if he can hand back the change afterwards he says "CHANGE?" as if he could just get all the money that the pap had.

Matthew's bad manners no 2:
He doesn't wanna say/answer if their cycling was good..he just say WELL LOOK AT US... Not a major bad mannerism, but a slight one.

Matthew's bad manners no 3:
When the pap says the second time "my 30 bucks" M says "WE GOT IT". And by the way, when they suggest to get the money back (dinner is a joke of course) M just laughs and says "30 bucks right?" as if the pap can forget that.

Matthew's bad manners no 4:
Says FREE LUNCH and laughs.

Honestly, this Matthew guy is such a bad behaving guy that I actually can't believe I see him together with Jake. I hope Jake won't try to be like Matthew, cause then I'm not a fan anymore..

Anonymous said...

I think Jake wants to be seen as a "regular guy" and he's still young enuf to have his heros. For exam: I think he really idolizes George Clooney. And that's OK. I also think he admires the crap out of Lance Armstrong. And hanging out with fratboy Matt is cool...up to a point. But I have absolute confidence in Jakey. Jakey knows who he is, what/who he likes to spend time with and, unlike some of you, I don't think he's really shy. I think he's an outgoing person who enjoys schmoozing. But he also has a very private side. I think he is a bit of an exhibitionist. But just a bit. I don't like Matthew. Yes he has very bad manners, but more than that, he seems like a real operator. And Jake is the type who probably would have gone back later and gave those guys the $30. Jake has class. Matt won't 'rub off' on Jake. Unfortunately Jake won't rub off on Matt either. And after all this, maybe Jake's "hero" Lance" will prove to be a bit more human, too. And it's all good!

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