Friday, July 21, 2006

STRANGE COINCIDENCES IN HISTORY

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I was looking through the most recent pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal and Lance Armstrong in France and I ran across a photo taken while the two of them were discussing postmodern trends in the use of sunglasses as items of both convenience and fashionable necessity in the celebrity populace of developed nations. Either that, or they were talking about biking.

But then, I was struck by a strange feeling of deja vu. So I did a little research and sure enough! They WERE talking about biking! Jake had that SAME CONVERSATION with John Lennon exactly 40 years ago. Amazing! Apparently Lennon, too, was an avid follower of the Tour de France.

2006

1966

(This was a completely self-indulgent post on behalf of the author who is a Beatles fan and thought Jake slightly resembled John Lennon in the original picture. She would like to ask Jake why he chose to wear sunglasses inside because if he'd worn them outside, the lighting would have matched up so much better when she Photoshopped him in with John. Er, I mean, when she was cleaning the dust off on this historically valuable photograph.)

67 comments:

Kendra said...

Pg, I've posted that first pic in my blog, too. Both seem so comrades in a naughty trip! I am a big fan of The Beatles, and more specifically of John Lennon.

Prophecy Girl said...

They do look like they're up to no good, don't they? :) But it's all in Lance, because if you substitue John, it looks like they're having a serious conversation...probably while escaping hordes of hysterical teenaged girls.

Kendra said...

In my pic I've added "Born to be wild", Jake has a slight "Easy Rider" Peter Fonda look. Can you imagine Jake as a member of The Fab Four? That would be too much!

Anonymous said...

Yes,i thought that too about looking like John Lennon.It's the glasses obviously,but good likeness with them on.

~DKBB~ said...

Love it, PG! :)

Anonymous said...

I think Jake should play JL in a movie!!!!

Anonymous said...

Then we would see yet another Jake character's demise.Don't think i can take anymore heartbreak.(sniff)

dani said...

Like 8:20 said, I can't take Jake dying anymore in a film.... I do love The Beatles. I remember exactly what I was doing the night John Lennon was killed. It still makes me sad...But that picture of Jake and John is great!

kokodee said...

Lmao!!
Awesome photos! But I'm a (George) Harrison girl, rest his soul.
Maybe the movie should just focus on his years with Cynthia and especially Yoko, (i'm sure she'll approve JG's casting. Then those of us averse to JADFOS (jake dying on film syndrome)can still watch.
Any ideas on should play the love interests?

debaser said...

haha. that is very well done

cina said...
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cina said...

^^ That was me...

You have amazing skills in Photoshop PG! That picture is brilliant! LOL

And my oh my... I love Jake in aviators... *sigh*

phoebe said...

Oh, PG.. Fabulous!!

mrs_dalloway said...

This is exactly the picture that caught my attention in that set!He does look like the 60's - 70's sex icons! The shirt, the hair, the mouth (ok,maybe not the mouth,but it's too damn good to leave it out), the glasses! John Lennon, be proud. There's a version of you out there and he's talented,too.

Agnes said...

this is good PG :)

JoyceDavenport said...

The fab five, John ,Paul, George, Ringo and Jake- loOks good for someone who's been around since the sixties!

wesntia said...

Damn, I had no idea Lennon looked that good in black and white. Maybe I should pay more attention to the Beatles, hmm.

Talking about the Beatles, I once - accidentally - stayed at some kind of a music hotel and they gave me the Beatles room...it was kinda cool in a weird way, having pictures of Beatles everywhere for three days.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Aviator sunglasses never go out of style. but they never go into style either!

JoyceDavenport said...

Agent Davenport reporting- hey I didn't realise before how cool that sounds. I have been doing a little research. Dave Cullen forums has an agent in Nice- Ingmar. Nice has delightful open air food markets. I advised Ingmar that I thought this might be a good place for a sighting and asked if she would kindly keep us posted with any news.

Over and out.

phoebe said...

That's reassuring news, joyce! It eases my mind to know that someone might be able to keep an eye on our man, and keep us updated!

JoyceDavenport said...

So we find that our Jakey's in Nice
Where he's sure hoping he'll get a piece
Of French crumpet for tea
Maybe even two or three
Hope they give him indigestion ...er
And he won't be needing his fleece.

penny lane said...

prophecygirl - beautiful picture - awww - I think that is John in 1966 when all four of them still had the same hair and looked beautiful and before all the beards, moustaches and sideburns started showing up. Great photoshop. But I think the only real-live person Jake should ever play is John Kennedy Jr. The likeness is uncanny and I think JK Jr was also a beautiful soul. (And to be honest I don't really want to see a movie-made-for-TV about him).

penny lane said...

Just noticed you put the year beneath the picture..! Well, good guess of mine but then I am a fan of the Beatles!

Simon Agent 002 said...

Yes, agent Davenport, does have a nice ring to it,now that you mention it.
I hope they are using it in the movie script.
Poor PG more alterations!..lol

Katie of Sweden said...

LOL You're SO GOOD, I can't believe you're so good at the photoshop thing PG!!!! Can I be, like, your friend?

playitagain said...

Our clever Ingmar is a guy, by the way, and those of us on 'lashes beleive he was born for this caper.

Prophecy Girl said...

Talking about the Beatles, I once - accidentally - stayed at some kind of a music hotel and they gave me the Beatles room...it was kinda cool in a weird way, having pictures of Beatles everywhere for three days.

You should probably never stay at my house then. I'm a scary person in real life. ;)

Agent Davenport, excellent work! And don't worry, I haven't gotten to your climactic courtroom scene yet so there's plenty of time to work your name into the script.

And while we're on the subject of the Fab Four, I'm a Paul girl myself, although I have strong George tendencies. My mom's a John, though, so he definitely gets some love in our family. Poor Ringo, ironic, since he's the closest I've come to meeting a Beatle. I saw him at a casino and I was on the 4th row. He sang parts of "Don't Pass Me By" to me and it was one of my greatest moments.

JoyceDavenport said...

Agent Davenport updating previous report. Special Agent Ingmar at Dave Cullen has accepted her assignment and reports she lives five minutes away fron the open air markets where we hope Jake will want to indulge his passion for food and cooking. It is reported that cyclists need 6000 calories a day- that's a lot of food.

Agent Davenport is off to chill by the sea for the weekend-may be Monday before I catch up- over and out.

PS Annouska at Dave Cullen called me the 'famous' Joyce Davenport from Jake Watch- hey guys did you know that stalking Jake was making us famous?

JoyceDavenport said...

Edit: Didn't know Ingmar was a guys name-sorry! So Ingmar Bergman was the director and Ingrid was the actress- OK.

wesntia said...

You should probably never stay at my house then. I'm a scary person in real life. ;)

Yeah, um, as a person whose cleaning closet is covered in pictures of The Clash, I really can't afford to call you scary... As far as Beatles goes, I like John the best - mainly because he was a fan of The Clash...ok, I'll stop now, I'm starting to sound pathetic.

And just so that I'm on topic at least once a month, I have a feeling a discussion between Lennon and Jake would've been....interesting. Jake might've learned quite a few....interesting things.

Oh and great job!

phoebe said...

Edit: Didn't know Ingmar was a guys name-sorry! So Ingmar Bergman was the director and Ingrid was the actress- OK.

Correct. :-D

The Bearded Lady said...

I think it's time for Jake to update his wardrobe.
40 years with the same shirt and glasses...come on.

Prophecy Girl said...

Joyce you deserve a weekend off. Have fun! And seeing as you have much experience in the way of Jake Watching, it's no surprise to me that you are well-known. ;)

The Bearded Lady said...

Enjoy Joyce..have a nice weekend!

cina said...

I am officially on a three week vacation as from now! YAAAAY!!
I'm seriously considering taking a trip to France for some agent work.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hello joycedav, Anouska here - Ingmar is definitely a guy, though he sometimes dons a virtual crinoline to impersonate KD as Marie Antoinette, long story. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that he sees Jake.

Prophecy Girl said...

Cina, baby, make it happen!!! :D

The Bearded Lady said...

Everyone is leaving me...sob!

moonbeams said...

Question for Agent Davenport: Are there clubs near Lance's villa? I don't want Jakey to get hurt! Will Ingmar try to confiscate all the clubs, plz?
I have always loved John Lennon! George was always my second favorite. PG you're a genius. Love the way Jake and John look together.
Kindred spirits. Lance and Jake? Not so much.

Nothing Really Matters said...

Cina take a trip to france!

smurfette said...

not sure if this has been mentioned since it's from a while back, but i just checked the imdb thread on zodiac reshoots, and this andrew (asoggy) guy had a really interesting blurb on there about jake and david fincher, etc. it responds to speculation about their relationship/head-butting, and has a cute story about jake falling asleep on a camera dolly. good stuff!

Linda S said...

I think maybe Jake likes that song I wear my sunglasses at night (I think that is the title)

LOL about him talking to John Lennon maybe he likes the beatles too

The Bearded Lady said...

This is Jake's horoscope for today at Yahoo

Quickie:
Coasting along is not a crime, so reserve your energy now and think smarter.

Overview:
The stars urge discretion. Friendly acquaintances turn out to harbor some venom, while ostensible rivals have more in common with you than you thought possible. Wait for things to shake out.

I think our yahoo agents have given us a coded message......

Nothing Really Matters said...

Okay i'll say it! I hate the beatles, please don't all stone me at once! Is anyone else with me!

Great picture by the way PG!

The Bearded Lady said...

My memories of the Beatles was tarnished when the remaining 3 released that forgetable song from one of Johns old recordings...a number of years back!...

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh it's comming back to mind now...."Free as a bird"...god it was lame!

Anonymous said...

If David Fincher's head gets any bigger, he'll need construction tools to walk thru doorways.....

Prophecy Girl said...

TBL, it was just 2, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love." I thought "Real Love" was better (although the "Free As A Bird" music video was amazing and even won a Grammy)...the problem with the whole concept, in my mind was that they had only unreleased songs of John's to work with...and these were a little weak to begin with. "New" songs aside, I thought the Anthology concept as a whole was brilliant. The outtakes CD's, the TV special, the best-selling book. In 1995 the Beatles sold more albums than anyone else, and more albums than they ever did in any one year in the '60's. Not bad for a group that had been broken up for 25 years.

And nrm, I can forgive you only because I don't share your love of Madonna (sorry!). Although I must say that since almost all of latter pop music was sculpted by the innovations made by The Beatles, you can't hate them but only prefer others' music more. :) Alright, back to the actual subject matter of this blog... ;)

Where the hell is Jake today?! No news! AT ALL!! :(

jla said...

I'm seriously considering taking a trip to France for some agent work

Bon Voyage Cina! We desperately need a skilled operative in France!

The Bearded Lady said...

I think he may have missed the discovery bus!...Lance hasn't noticed yet.

cina said...

^^ LMAO!!!

I'm afraid the trip to France is more wishful thinking than a reality... But who knows...
When does Tour de France end?

Katie of Sweden said...

^^ On Sunday, it ends in Paris...And another thing... this post by Simon Agent 002:
"Aviator sunglasses never go out of style. but they never go into style either!" has kept me giggling all this afternoon... Simon you're cracking me up. And OT, have you kidnapped beskyddaren or what? Or is she in hte Alps?

Katie of Sweden said...

I must quote the WFT caption to this jake+lance pic cause it's so fun:

Jake: My future is so damn bright I have to wear shades. INDOORS.
Lance: Ha, ha. Wait until I get done with you. Call me a youthcubus. I'm draining you dry baby, draining you dry..

Simon Agent 002 said...

Besky, popped into the Jake watch board the other day ...left me a brief hello message saying she'd be back in August... thats all I know... I replied I haven't checked to see if she opened it or not yet...I should huh?

Simon Agent 002 said...

No...she hasn't opened her mail sent on the 18th

Katie of Sweden said...

Ok, so she practicallt IS in France then I guess ;)

I'm soo dying for the pops Q/A:a.. I really hope we get them up before 1 August to make them a JW exclusive! Actually, today, davecullen forum got

an exclusive Q/A on Annie Proulx
. Congrats DC!

msdonniedarko said...

thoses pics are great pg i love comming to jake watch because its so funny and it give me a good laugh while i get to see the beautiful jake! thanks jake watch!

The Bearded Lady said...

Miss Bearded Lady is sad, everyone is leaving ...and the thought of Jake and Lance in Paris together has made me green with envy.
If there is one person I don't care to be jealous of it's Mr Armstrong....

Sunday won't come soon enough for Miss Bearded Lady...Will I be watching??...I think I have a corset to iron that day.

Katie of Sweden said...

^^who said they will go to paris? I actually think that Lance doesn't wanna steal the show for the winner in Paris. My gues is that they head for Nice today or tomorrow already...

The Bearded Lady said...

Nice?...is that suppose to make me feel any better? It doesn't.

nice anonymous said...

Thanks for this picture, Prophecy Girl. These two famous males are linked in my mind, also. Whenever I see Jake's birthdate, I think of John Lennon's tragic death.

cina said...

Nice...summer...sun....clear-blue sea....beach-side villa....shirtless Jake.... and Cina... Yep. I'll hold on to that image for a while.

Anonymous said...

2nd photo is actually better with Jake than the first. He looks hungover in the first one. Why is it I'm really losing my love with Jake over this Armstrong thing? Is it just me or is Armstrong really - underneath it all - even with surviving cancer - a jerk? My love is waning - I think Armstrong is coming between Jake and I. blech. Where's Natalie Portman - get that girl to France STAT!!

SquallCloud said...

No girls! Not even Natalie! Blech!

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