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Brokeback Mountain: Our Community's Common Bond => Heath Ledger Remembrance Forum => Topic started by: Jeff Wrangler on November 19, 2008, 02:41:15 pm

Title: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 19, 2008, 02:41:15 pm
Hi, folks,

I don't customarily come into this forum, but I needed a place to vent something, so please forgive me if this isn't the appropriate place.

Lately I've started to see images of Heath from The Dark Knight that are striking me as incredibly tacky. I mean, a bobble-head doll of Heath as the Joker? WTF? Is that somebody's idea of something funny? The man's dead, for Chrissakes!  >:(

Thank you. ...  ::)
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: southendmd on November 19, 2008, 02:56:57 pm
Vent away.

Sure that stuff is tacky.  I'll bet Heath must have signed over the rights to his Joker likeness for "merchandising". 

Reality is, this film will make hundreds of millions, and people will buy the tacky stuff.

We're gonna have to stand it, Jeff.   >:(
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: CellarDweller on November 19, 2008, 02:59:43 pm
I can see what you both are saying.

I think what you need to remember is thats it's not a bobble head of Heath, it's a bobble head of "the joker".   Heath gave us the most memorable and distinctive Joker....I'm not surprised they want to take advantage of it.

Does that make it right?  No.....but expected.
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 19, 2008, 04:54:24 pm
Whichever way you slice it, it's still tacky.

Actually, I'd probably find that bobble head tacky even if he were still alive. ...  8)
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: RouxB on November 19, 2008, 09:30:14 pm
I ordered that bobble head doll...

 O0
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on November 19, 2008, 09:33:03 pm



     Maybe what we have to learn to do in this day and age.?  Is embrace our tackiness, and enjoy it.  Its certainly a lot easier
than tilting against windmills.
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: RouxB on November 19, 2008, 09:37:56 pm
and I will order or buy anything else that keeps Heath near to me and comforts me. What may be tacky to you may be an opportunity for someone who is pathologically invested in him to keep him near. If there was an Ennis del Mar bobblehead, it would be sitting on my bookcase next to the Patrick Verona, William Thacker, Jacob Grimm and Casanova bobbleheads (that exist only in my dreams)-and the joker.

 :-* O0
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: CellarDweller on November 19, 2008, 09:40:00 pm
Maybe what we have to learn to do in this day and age.?  Is embrace our tackiness, and enjoy it.

 ;D  I love that!
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: Monika on November 19, 2008, 09:45:09 pm
I bought a Joker flag :)

I thought it was tacky when I bought it, but thatīs partly why I bought it. ;D
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: RouxB on November 19, 2008, 10:50:06 pm
i seached high and low for a joker action figure months ago but when I finally found one, it didn't look enough like Heath  ::)

I love Trekfan's Lil Mr.J and the Batman saga using the figures from cereal boxes. I want those so if anybrokie has a cereal box joker and wants to divest him or herself from all things tack, give me a shout out.
Title: Re: Tacky Memorabilia
Post by: Ellemeno on December 23, 2008, 11:13:16 pm


Sure that stuff is tacky.  I'll bet Heath must have signed over the rights to his Joker likeness for "merchandising". 




I'm sure it was a requirement for getting the part.