Monday, July 03, 2006

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"There are three things I'll never do again - eat Play-Doh, run with scissors and keep my ice-cube collection in a shoebox"
Jake Gyllenhaal, a space oddity.

The mind boggles, Jacob. The Play-Doh (mmm, green) and the scissors I can comprehend but the ice-cube collection is first class eccentricity. Did you not want to collect worms and frogs like the other boys? Surely if you've seen one ice-cube you've seen 'em all?

40 comments:

zoo said...

Huh? Is this you being creative again, honey, or is it an interview I never read?

miffed67 said...

Heeee! I wonder if he had different kinds? Round ones, round ones with holes, square ones, and the like?

Simon Agent 002 said...

The scissors could explain the scar??...hmm?...Well this reminds me of one Christmas as a child...As a gift I got this world globe clock...told you the time around the world... it was electric.... I pluged it in to see it run... but I couldn't unplug it!...I tugged and tugged but it was stuck!...Well I was gonna fix that!...I went to the kitchen and grabbed a butter knife....and proceed to pry the plug from the outlet. Thank god for fuses...it sort of blew up in my hands and took a large chunk out of the knife... Yes, I won't do that again!

cina said...

LMAO Simon! Thank god you're alright though. Crazy kid...!

Ice-cube collection?? Yeah ok, whatever floats your boat Jake. LOL

mrs_dalloway said...

As if he wasn't weird enough..

Speaking of weirdos, a friend's cat is used to take a leak in any interruptor she finds. The other day, an interruptor finally exploded. Lucky that cat the piss (can I say that?..) was not a continuous one..
Don't ask me what's the connection, I can only spot it in my mind.

Nothing Really Matters said...

"Heeee! I wonder if he had different kinds? Round ones, round ones with holes, square ones, and the like?"

That what i was thinking, maybe he used food colouring??

LMAO Simon and mrs_dalloway what funny stories!

Simon Agent 002 said...

That's why cat's have 9 lives! ...lol

nice anonymous said...

I can't see that phrase, "Running With Scissors" without thinking of Augusten Burroughs' book. (Coming soon to a theatre near us, apparently.) Does anyone else imagine the young Jake as this talkative, slightly hyperactive kid who always sits way in the back of the classroom & makes faces & smart remarks & gets in trouble for making the other kids crack up laughing? But then gets away with it, because he's so charming with the teacher?

miffed67 said...

nice anon, jla and I had a similar conversation about Jake not long ago. It was the consensus that he gave his poor parents hell when he was growing up. Youngest child syndrome and all that!

(I'm citing the Speedo story as evidence!)

Anonymous said...

nice anonymous - yes!

I love this Jake, though, and hope he hasn't gone forever.

Play-doh smells nice so the temptation to eat it is pretty overwhelming. In my experience.

cina said...

(I'm citing the Speedo story as evidence!)

Ah, the infamous Speedo story!!! LMAO!!

Miss Twist said...

I wonder if he named his ice collection:

icy the ice cube, frosty the ice cube, cold the ice cube and ....Vanilla ice!

Ahhh the good old days when I dared Joshuah Lee to eat a whole pot of play -doh and he was sick everywhere while I was laughing at him! What? How was I supposed to know he was allergic to the stuff!

Prophecy Girl said...

I collected sticks as a child and removed the bark, soaked them in water, and neatly wrapped the finished products in paper towels. But Jake may have actually beat me in the "weird child" department. Well done.

Katie of Sweden said...

@prophecy girl> LOL You and Jakey would probably make an excellent couple...

Ivy said...

When I was little I ate a candle because I thought it was cheese. I also neatly trimmed the whiskers off my cat (something I think many people did as kids) and temporarily impaired her feline agility.

Miss Twist said...

Nope, not the whiskers thing! Although i did eat a bar of soap once! And I have been known to name the stones in my garden! Also I made a butterfly hospital when I was little but then my cat came along and eat them all. Alot of my childhood stories seem to envolve someone eating something!

beskyddaren said...

Aaawww... great stories, people, LOL! I see we all had issues early on ; ). Nothing too alarming here, exept that my little brother had to act as my dog.

I hear Jake succesfully played a cat in Maggie's play.

thesweetestone said...

I made my neighbour eat a "chocolate cake" made out of mud... of course he pretty soon figured out sth was wrong :-)

Well, come to think of it, I often made ppl do gross things for my entertainment. That would explane why kindergarden teacher KINDA hated me....

nice anonymous said...

Let's see ... I swallowed pennies all the time. But never any larger coins. Once, I also pushed a pussy willow bud up inside my nasal passages. The doctor in the emergency room was a recent immigrant from another country, and he did not understand when my parents told him what a pussy willow bud was. The nurses all came into the room, frantically trying to interpret.

In the end, nothing was done at the hospital & I believe the thing was ejected a few days later, when I sneezed very hard.

Simon Agent 002 said...

It's a wonder how we survived childhood without killing or harming are ourselves...or burning down the house....lol

Simon Agent 002 said...

You know what's good with chocolate cake?...just a very, very light sprinkle of salt...it makes the chocolate more richer ,fuller taste ...try it....it will be your new bad habit! ;)

thesweetestone said...

I almost did burn down the house actualy. And myself. A friend of mine (responsible for oh so many accidents Ive had) told me to take a deo spray and when he lights the fire to spray it on the flame cause it would look cool. And it did but then the whole deo spray caught on fire and I threw it on the floor... and... well, guess...

thesweetestone said...

Chocolate with... SALT? R u kidding? Gotta try it...But try the McDonalds franch fries with that white ice cream they have (I dont know the name, McSomeshit) its the only good thing about McDonalds, I swear!

mrs_dalloway said...

Oh, I've tried them both!I'm a maniac with food combinations!oh,maybe you know this one..bread with watermelon!delicious..and for the smokers..have you ever tried liking a little the cigarette before lighting it? it's a little gross,but when you're alone it works..:D it tastes sweeter, similar to when you pour some sugar on it..

Katie of Sweden said...

ooh I like McD french fries with their chocolate milk shake... dipping them..

thesweetestone said...

Jake+chocolate=two best things ever made, and Im damn sure THAT would be a yummy combination...mmm

Anonymous said...

More reports from Theresa on the Dave Cullen boards about the Jake/Heath/Co. Farmers Market day (bottom of page). http://davecullen.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=28938c5cfbad1e1d45703072fa1a6b55&topic=9943.4560

Sounds really nice and she spoke to Heath and they had a great day! Also, a poster Karind1 posted about seeing "Zodiac/Chronicles" filming! http://davecullen.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=28938c5cfbad1e1d45703072fa1a6b55&topic=9943.4575

cina said...

I don't know where to look for the postst! The links you gave only lead to the main page of the forum. I'm lost.

Katie of Sweden said...
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Anonymous said...

Anon 1:10pm here. Cina, okay, on this site instead of clicking on comments click on the time of this post from Britpopbaby. Then you will see all the comments but my links will be correct and you will get the pages. For some reason when you read posts in comment view links get cut off. Hope I am making sense, lol.

Anonymous said...

Kate of Sweden, there has been more info posted by Theresa.

britpopbaby said...

I'm posting karin's story of the Zodiac filming tomorrow.

Katie of Sweden said...

Cool! I am a HUGE fan of karind!!!

Katie of Sweden said...

@anon 1:29. Do you mean this?

"I know we always have some doubters so I wanted to tell you that I have talked to the gentleman in question on the phone and they were still together and both laughing and said yep, it's us and while they were laughing Matilda must have found the entire thing very humerous as she began to squeal while daddy laughed." (from HLC)

cina said...

@anon 1:28 - Thank you! :-)

Anonymous said...

No Kate of Sweden, here is what Theresa said (in italics):

I talked to one of the eye witnesses last night. Someone who was around them almost the entire time and was very close and they say that the atmosphere with the blonde young lady was very flirty and very sweet.

I'm not insinuating a relationship, simply passing on the info given me. I've talked to them and that is what I was told. It doesn't mean anything. When I talked to Heath he was just thankful that they got to have a fun day. Said everyone was very respectful of them.

Also, here is Theresa's response to Karind1's Jake "Zodiac/Chronicles" sighting. She mentions how blue Jake's eyes are. *sigh*

Karen,

I just had to respond to your beautiful and eloquent post. First, I'm so happy for you. And they are almost the blue of the water in the caribbean. Seriously. Very clear and very blue blue. Once the shock wears off you may find that you remember afterall. It's a stunning thing the first time you meet an idol. I'm just thrilled for you.

And I want to thank you for everything else you said. Every word of it is just so completely true. They are just people trying to do their job. And we all have fantasies, we truly do but they, as you say are best left as fantasies. That's what makes them so very special. Thankyou again for everything you expressed here. As the mother of a movie and tv actress you don't know what your insight and the courage to speak it means to me.

Theresa

Anonymous said...

Here is Karind1's Jake "Zodiac/Chronicles" sighting:

i am home after going to watch part of the reshoot of zodiac/chronicles
I saw Jake-at one point was about 5 ft. away from him-saw boo radley too came out of Jakes trailer as Jake was going into it. I
was in shock---didn't even see his eyes..it was like a blur. His trailer wasn't at film site it was before I got to film site--it was in a park
then went to film site and
then watched him film same scene over and over and I could never quite make out color of his eyes. i was in owners office (of the store they were filming in) which was upstairs and all the action was downstairs and we looked thru a window at the filming-part of the window looking into store was open. could see fincher and the extras and the crew and of course jake. he was laughing with the crew-smiling, real affable, fanning himself by lifting his shirt up and down (no flesh) in between takes a couple of times (it was so hot and he had to wear jeans, white t shirt, denim shirt and a thing like blue parka)
he looked really like he was easy to direct. he didn't look real tall or real buff just like a normal man. looked like he was wearing same jeans he always wears.
his hair looks lighter in the front than it does the rest-almost like subtle highlights.
the couple words i heard his voice sounds the same/
i got up around 4am-unreal. one thing i did learn is that these people are just like us. human beings with a right to privacy. it really hit me today how they are just like you and me-and anyone running up to them or popping pics or any of that is truly awful. these actors and actresses are just like carpenters, painters, plumbers--anyone really wanting just to do a good job and have a good life. sometimes, we the people think they our ours because we feel like we know them--you know what i mean? and they deserve the right to live out their lives in private. i fully believe that now. i don't know why i did not think so before.
he is just like any normal person. at least he is to me now. sometimes fantasies are better left as fantasies. adrian was talking about that a while back. i believe him now--at least in my case. i hope jake has the best career, is happy with whomever he chooses as friends, lovers, dogs, but as far as my obsession-there is no need to have one anymore. I am 58 he is 25 and he is me and I am him as we all are. I learned a great lesson today. I wish I could have taken a picture but it was against the rules and the owner of the store had signed something that said there would be no pics. I wish I could have seen his eyes without being in shock...but I couldn't tell you what color blue they were if you tortured me. I am a pathetic witness. I thought of all of you almost the whole time I was there. I wanted to almost take notes so I wouldn't forget to tell you anything.
I hope he only has paps around him when he wants them to be. Or anyone else for that matter. I am glad I got to see this. In the scene I saw, he had no lines!! Just walked into a store from his car, had an expression on his face and walked back out of the store.
xxoo karin

Anonymous said...

You see. Now THIS is why I truly love Jake. Does anyone realize what courage it took for him to make and keep these resolutions???!!! While I've had similar proclivities, I have, alas, lacked the moral courage to even attepmt to promise to stop. In fact... I wish I knew how to quit... well, never mind...

JoyceDavenport said...

You can get all sorts of ice cube shapes, fish, teddy bears, fruit- kind of a frustrating hobby tho'- just when you had built up a nice collection...

Oh and Simon you're not the only one to do silly things with electric sockets. Once a long time ago- well about a year or so back actually I came into work to find the glass part of a spot bulb had come away from the rest of the lightbulb. I thought 'hmm- how do I get that out?' and proceeded to stick my fingers in to try to unscrew it. Once I had come round from the shock they sent me home. Probably thinking -we employ this woman as a lawyer?

Simon Agent 002 said...

Yes Joyce, It reminds me of the joke "How many lawyers does it take to screw a light bulb in?"...but we won't go there... I take a dry piece of wood a stick..jam it into the remaining metal threads then turn out. But turn off power or unplug the lamp first by all means!