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Title: The "ABCs of BBM": Round 965! (Rules in first post)
Post by: Will on April 03, 2006, 10:58:45 pm
 ;D  :)  ;D  :-*  ;D  ;)
 
The "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" Game!  :laugh:

Greetings to EVERYONE at the "BetterMost" Forum! ;D

The "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" game -- in its second incarnation -- is anything and everything BBM:  the story, the screenplay, the movie, the characters, the locations, the actors, the props, the reviews, the awards, the interviews, the ads, the dvd and so forth.  

This "ABCs" introduction is separated into three parts.  We will update and revise it as needed.  As in the original "ABCs of BBM" game, we welcome your suggestions.  This forum scenario at "BetterMost" is better than IMDB.  Among many other features here, U can actually see in one glance the "answers" and the "explanations".  

=RULES=

01.  The "ABCs" game follows the alphabet "A" to "Z" and then the alphabet repeats itself "A" to "Z" ad infinitum.  Every completed A to Z is called a "round".

02.  Please put your answer only in the "subject" line, using this format:  "A" is ________

03.  Your description or explanation of your answer goes in the "text body" or "message area" of your post.

04.  U cannot repeat answers.  Thus, U must check prior answers to verify that your intended word has not been used previously.  

05.  U must always skip at least two turns; otherwise your answer is not in play.  Player should then delete their voided answer. (Round announcements do not count as a turn.)

06.  The "XXX" factor at the "ABCs of BBM".  
(A) Our "gong" is the XXX and it applies to:
      1) any answer that is wrong
      2) any answer that is repeated
      3) any game letter that is out-of-order  
      4) any player who goes out-of-turn
      5) any answer that is a second entry
(B) Any player can -- and will -- "XXX" another player's answer for any of the reasons stated above in (A) and replace the answer, if appropriate, with their own.  For example, XXX - Bareback.  The hyphen separates the "XXX" from the challenged word.  Description of why it was XXX'd must also include the original word, the original player's name and the round number.  The original XXX'd answer and its post should be removed by the original poster as soon as possible (asap) after viewing for a tidier playing board.  Replacing an XXX'd answer does not count as a turn for that player.
NOTE:  This rule no longer pertains.

07.  If it's a quote, to indicate such, please use "quote" marks.

08.  Words that end in "ing" or the contracted "in'" are considered to be the same.  In other words, the playing of the word "willing" would rule out the playing of the word "willin'" and vice versa.

09.  "Lucise's Law":  Your answer word must be in English unless it is a popularly known foreign language word like "pronto" or "puta" (Spanish) or "ciao" (Italian) or a single word part in a well-known foreign language phrase such as "bon" or "soir" (from the French bon soir) or "danke" or "schoen" (from the German danke schoen).

=GUIDELINES=

10.  U may use the first or last name of a BBM character, actor or crew person.

11.  U may use the name of a BBM-related thing such as a city or town like Cheyenne or Riverton or a brand name such as GMC or BetterMost.

12.  U may use only one word of a "quote".  Please highlight just that word.  

13.  If your answer is a common word such as "turkey", use "lowercase" letters in your answer.  Even if the word is capitalized because it starts a sentence, it will not be capitalized for game purposes unless it is a proper noun.  (See 14.)

14.  For proper nouns such as "Brokeback" or "Mary", use an initial "capital" letter in your answers.  

15.  Hyphenated words such as heart-to-heart are considered as one attached word.  Thus, hyphenated words are one word.  

16.  "Ekeby's Edict":  Compounded words are not a one-word answer unless they are hyphenated or attached words.

17.  The letter "X" is an "xception" as to how it is played.  For an "X" word, U may use a word that begins with the spelling "ex" such as "exception", and play it like this:  "X" is xception.  Of course, real "X" words are preferred.

18.  Moderators may delete (a) wrong, (b) duplicate or (c) otherwise voided answers, or (d) any unnecessary posts to maintain the clean look and smooth flow of the "ABCs" game and an unconfused playing board.  Where feasible, moderators may first send the "ABCs" player a PM (private message) to notify them of such and give them chance to cure.

19.  Moderators are permitted to make corrections in spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation, syntax, etc. on any poster's "subject line" or in their "answer text" a.k.a. "message area".  

20.  Moderators reserve the right to modify a "subject line" or "message area" to conform with our expressed format or established guidelines.

21.  When a "Round" is over, a new round must be announced in a separate post.  The new round can be announced by the player who posted the "Z" answer -- or the "W" answer as of Round 654.  If the poster of the last letter in a round declines to announce the new round, it may be announced by any ABCs player; said player may also post the "A" answer in the new round, provided he or she has not posted either of the last two letters played.  

22.  "Lee's Law":  If a player posts their "A" answer and has inadvertently overlooked announcing a "round", it does not result in the removal of the "A" post or subsequent posts.  However, the "round" should be announced as soon as noticed.  Announcing a round is an "ABCs" game tradition.

23.  Expletives are deemed acceptable as "ABCs" answers or in "ABCs" game posts but only when quoted directly from the short story, the movie itself, or any of the screenplay versions of BBM.  

24.  A word played as a proper noun and therefore capitalized may be played in its lowercase (uncapitalized) form and vice versa.  Thus, the word "Signal" (as in Signal, Wyoming, the name of a town) is different than the word "signal" (as in sign or gesture).  The posting of one does not rule out the posting of the other.  

25.  (NEW) Political references are not allowed and will be removed without notice or explanation.

26.  (NEW) The moderators have the right to determine whether a posted image is offensive or not.  Images found to be offensive will be removed without notice or explanation.

27.  As of Round 362, the letters "K", "Q", "Y", and "Z" are no longer in play.  For purposes of the game, the alphabet consists of the following letters:  
A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W X
A complete round consists of 22 letters now, instead of 26; thus, a new round announcement follows the posting of an "X" word.

28.  As of Round 551, the letter "J" is no longer in play.  For purposes of the game, the alphabet consists of the following letters:  
A B C D E F G H I  L M N O P R S T U V W X
A complete round consists of 21 letters now, instead of 22.

29.  (NEW) As of Round 654, the letters "V" and "X" are no longer in play.  For purposes of the game, the alphabet consists of the following letters:  
A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U W
A complete round consists of 19 letters now, instead of 21; thus, a new round announcement follows the posting of a "W" word.

=SUGGESTIONS=

30.  To enjoy the "ABCS" game "better most", please review some of the prior answers to become familiar with the game format.      

31.  Before posting an answer, please check the "ABCs of BBM" Words Played file to make sure that your intended word has not been played previously.  Click here: Words Played (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?topic=543.0)

32.  It is highly recommended (and probably downright essential now that the game is in its advanced rounds) that you use the edit/find function on your computer when checking the answer list to verify whether a word has been played.  PM a game moderator if help is needed with regard to using edit/find.

33.  To =communicate= with other players at the "ABCs" game, please use the following suggested code headings and place your message below the heading:

=comment=
any pertinent remark or worthwhile observation
=compliment=
a positive gesture to the "ABCz" game or another player(s)
=criticism=
any legitimate critique of the game procedures or any player(s)
=correction=
correcting any misinformation posted in an answer or a comment
=question=
any query about the game or what another player wrote or did
=reply=
a response to a moderator or another player's question
=suggestion=
any reasonable idea for the game or another player(s)
=milestone=
indicating a special happening such as 500 posts
=aside=
something "off topic" or just pertaining to one player or a few players
=congratulations=
congratulating the players as a group or a solo player or the "ABCs" game
=greetings=
special wishes for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, etc.

=APPRECIATION=

The "ABCs of BBM" game is challenging, interesting, educational, popular and fun. :)  Special thanks to Administrator Phillip M. Dampier ("PMD"), who, on April 3, 2006 -- and several occasions since -- has fully accommodated this #1 BBM game here at the BetterMost Forum.  Thanx, PMD!

Gamely,

"ABCs of BBM" Moderators
Will * Will-U
Fran * Fran
Sandy * memento
Ann Marie * AnnMarie


Title: Round 1! - "A" is Academy
Post by: Will-U on April 03, 2006, 11:00:26 pm
"A" is for Academy as in the Academy Awards show.

"BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" ("BBM") was nominated for more Academy Awards than any other 2005 movie!  It was nominated for a whopping 8 awards!!!!!!!!  BBM proudly won 3 of those 8 Oscars -- though we all know that it earned and deserved more, e.g., Best Picture!

Congratz 2 BBM!  Nice seeing Ennis & Jack 2gether @ the A/A show.
Title: B is Brokeback
Post by: amh on April 03, 2006, 11:15:53 pm
As in Brokeback Mountain, of course! :)

Or as Fran would say, since I stole her post, "As in Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee's masterpiece, which continues to touch lives, open hearts, and expand minds worldwide."




Title: C is Cassie
Post by: Fran on April 03, 2006, 11:16:49 pm
As in Cassie Cartwright, who hopefully has more "fun" with Carl.




Title: D is for del
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 03, 2006, 11:23:39 pm
Ennis's family name is del Mar.

Title: E is elk
Post by: DeeDee on April 03, 2006, 11:26:52 pm
With Ennis & Jack with the elk, it's just like in the old days, when the man went out and hunted for dinner to feed, well, the other man.  ;) ;)
Title: F is for Farm
Post by: Lynne on April 03, 2006, 11:45:14 pm
as in Farm and Ranch Employment where "they came together on paper as herder and camp tender."
Title: G is for girls
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 03, 2006, 11:53:11 pm
Alma Jr and Jenny/Francine, Ennis's pride and joy.
Title: H is for heaven
Post by: littledarlin on April 03, 2006, 11:55:41 pm
As in, "anything interesting up there in heaven?"
Title: I is invoices
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 12:27:07 am
Lureen is going through piles of invoices when Jack asks her if she has seen his blue parka.
Title: J is for judge
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 12:40:15 am
From the divorce court scene.   :-\
Title: "K" is Kurt
Post by: Will-U on April 04, 2006, 12:50:39 am
Alma, Jr.'s current boyfriend Kurt (who we hear of but never see). :(
Title: L is for loves
Post by: Lynne on April 04, 2006, 01:01:15 am
as in Ennis asking Alma, Jr. about Kurt...'He loves you?'
'Yes, Daddy.  He loves me.'
Title: M is for Monroe
Post by: starboardlight on April 04, 2006, 01:11:06 am
Monroe married Alma after she divorced Ennis.
Title: N is Newsome
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 01:28:17 am
The surname of L.D. and Fayette as well as Lureen's maiden name.

Title: O is for Oscars
Post by: montferrat on April 04, 2006, 01:30:29 am
Which BBM received 3.
Title: P is for Proulx
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 04, 2006, 01:42:35 am
First name, Annie, who got the whole thing started and without whom we'd  all be a little (or a lot) worse off.
Title: "Q" is quiet
Post by: cmr107 on April 04, 2006, 01:48:44 am
I'm enjoyin' the peace and quiet.
Title: R is Riverton
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 02:19:48 am
As in Riverton, Wyoming, where Jack found Ennis after four years.
Title: "S" is signal
Post by: Ray on April 04, 2006, 02:27:17 am
And Ennis only needed one signal: Jack!
Title: "T" is turkey
Post by: Will-U on April 04, 2006, 02:32:59 am
The fowl "turkey" is what was served at both Ennis & Jack's respective homes -- and I understand that one just left "Better Most" today! ;D
Title: U is for up
Post by: Ellemeno on April 04, 2006, 05:21:24 am
"Up on Brokeback, the Forest Service has designated campsites on the allotments."
Title: V is virgin
Post by: Ray on April 04, 2006, 05:29:58 am
And Heath was virgin on the rediculous when he said "Ya know I ain't queer!"
Title: "W" is whoreson
Post by: Will-U on April 04, 2006, 05:49:53 am
"U son of a whoreson bitch!"

No, that quote was not from the BM general forum today.

It was Jack rightfully "reading" Ennis at BBM!

Title: X is xcuses
Post by: j.U.d.E. on April 04, 2006, 05:52:24 am
Aaaah! I'm too slow.. I had a 'W' too.. Hmm..

Oh, xcuses, as Ennis has plenty, for not moving in with Jack!

~ j U d E
Title: Z is zephyr
Post by: vkm91941 on April 04, 2006, 06:00:06 am
In honor of the incessant wind that blows throughout the great plains and Wyoming.  Sometime a warm and gentle breeze other times a howling blast but ever present.
Title: Y is you
Post by: Ellemeno on April 04, 2006, 06:34:44 am
the postal cardal:  You bet.
Title: Round 2!!
Post by: amh on April 04, 2006, 08:59:40 am
Ellemeno gets her "free" turn to post an "A" here as our esteemed mayor Will stated. 

But if someone else has an "A" and Elle's not around, please do post to keep the game going, and Elle can squirrel away her "A" for another round!!

Title: A is Annie
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 09:29:03 am
As in Annie Proulx, author of the short story.
Title: "B" is BetterMost
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 10:01:55 am
"BetterMost", the best brand of beans and the Best Board for resurrecting the "ABCs of BBM" game!  Thanks, Will!
Title: C is coyote
Post by: amh on April 04, 2006, 10:15:19 am
We know Jack was up all night looking for them, but it's doubtful he actually shot a coyote.
Title: D is dance
Post by: Ray on April 04, 2006, 10:18:46 am
"Husbands never seem to want to dance with their wives."
Title: E is for euphoric
Post by: fernly on April 04, 2006, 10:20:15 am
on the mountain flying in the euphoric, bitter air
Title: F is Francine
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 02:19:02 pm
Francine, Ennis and Alma's younger daughter, became Jenny somewhere between story and screenplay.
Title: G is for gun
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 04, 2006, 02:46:59 pm
As in, "Gun's goin off".  Hey, it's a passionate story, I like that line.
 >:D
Juan
Title: "I" is I
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 03:15:16 pm
"I" is "I didn't know we was going to get into this again".

...yes I did, I red-lined [my computer] all the way!
Title: J is joke
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 03:51:17 pm
Ennis (referring to Earl and Rich): "They was a joke in town, even though they was pretty tough old birds."
Title: K is for Knife
Post by: Ellemeno on April 04, 2006, 04:33:19 pm
Would you rather go to the Knife & Fork with Alma, or to the Motel Siesta with Jack?
Title: L is lonely
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 04:38:29 pm
U don't want them to grow up so lonely...like u was raised?
Title: M is married
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 04, 2006, 04:49:05 pm
..which both boys were.

*yay* I really missed this game! Heya Will, great to see you again  :-*
Title: N is for November
Post by: DeeDee on April 04, 2006, 04:52:00 pm
The only month mentioned in the movie several times.
Title: ==comment==
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 04, 2006, 04:55:53 pm
"November? What in hell happened to August", Deedee?  ;D
Hehe, I believe August was also mentioned, & "Wedding'll be June 5th at the Methodist church", but it doesn't change the game so no worries  :-*
Title: =reply= Mandy
Post by: DeeDee on April 04, 2006, 04:57:42 pm
LOL... You're right, Mandy.  It was a rookie mistake... made by a pro. ::)
Title: O is overbearing
Post by: Ray on April 04, 2006, 05:07:04 pm
As was the Stud turkey
Title: P is predator
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 05:11:05 pm
I am referring to the coyotes here and no one else  :)
Title: Q is for the Q.T.
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2006, 05:43:27 pm
Pitch pup tent on it.  :)
Title: =comments=
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 06:10:27 pm
In case anyone is wondering why the original "ABC's of BBM" game was over at IMDB and marked "read only, no more posts or edits", it was because the file reached the magic number of 1,500 posts including deletions. After all, they were posts, too. This information was confirmed by an IMDB administrator, Alex, today.

Fran

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It's too bad for IMDB that they did not advise the creator and the moderators of the "ABCs at BBM"" about that big cold fact -- with warning in advance!  It was word-ly analagous to the Titanic hitting an iceberg!  We had no way of knowing.  Anyway, most of the survivors of "IMDB" (White Star Lines) are here at "BetterMost".  More are en route via dingies.

BTW, at least IMDB has officially confirmed and verified that we had 1,500 passengers on that S.S. BBM-ABC ship not just the 1,330 that we counted. Plus, another 300 on the 2nd ship -- "ABCs II" -- the one that was torpedoed.  Thus, a grand total of approximately 1,800.

Will

Title: R is respect
Post by: starboardlight on April 04, 2006, 06:17:37 pm
"They were respectful of each other's opinions, each glad to have a companion where none had been expected."
Title: XXX - heaven
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 06:29:58 pm
Sorry, DeeDee, but heaven was used in the first round by littledarlin.

We need a new "H".

Fran
Title: S is soup
Post by: Ellemeno on April 04, 2006, 07:03:52 pm
Them soup boxes
Title: H is for hell
Post by: DeeDee on April 04, 2006, 07:05:11 pm
Where fellas like them march off to....


sorry, I'll pay more attention     :-[
Title: "T" is tractors
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 07:34:06 pm
"I mean big equipment.  $100,000 tractors, sh*t like that."
Title: U is unsatisfactory
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 07:48:20 pm
This is one hell of an unsatisfactory situation...did I get that right?

I must add that I once nominated this for an award when it was 1st posted by EnnisLovesJack.


=comment=
Actually, the quote is: "This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."
Fran
Title: "V" is vent
Post by: starboardlight on April 04, 2006, 07:59:10 pm
The vent spilling out steam from the laundromat.
Title: "W" is washboard
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 08:20:26 pm
The washboard is what Alma was using to scrub the clothes.   
Title: X is xhaled
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 04, 2006, 08:28:44 pm
At the Motel Siesta, Jack xhaled his cigarette smoke forcefully.  :P
Title: Y is yeanling
Post by: Ray on April 04, 2006, 09:06:08 pm
Our illustrious Franny  will sheepishly explain that I'm not just playing the goat or pulling the wool over your eyes on this one.  It's one you've all herd before. It is the cleverest word baaaa none! I don't mean to fleece you of any hope of bettering it, butt there it is! Don't go lambasting me for it!
Title: Z is zeros
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 04, 2006, 09:10:53 pm
..as in Lureen "huntin' for extra zeros.."
Title: Round 3!!!
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 04, 2006, 09:12:47 pm
Yay, Round 3, good job y'all!
Title: A is for Aguirre
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 09:17:43 pm
Joe Aguirre: "You pair-a-deuces lookin' for work I suggest you get your scrawny a*ses in here pronto!"  ;D
Title: B is balls
Post by: Fran on April 04, 2006, 09:19:21 pm
As in balls the size of apples on that coyote Ennis shot.
Title: C is Canada
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 04, 2006, 10:11:53 pm
...where the scenes on the mountain were filmed! *proudly Canadian*
Title: "D" is dumb-ass
Post by: starboardlight on April 04, 2006, 10:19:19 pm
Those dumb-ass mules.... come back 'ere!
Title: E is electrocuted
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 10:23:02 pm
"Clumsy as I am, probably get electrocuted."
Title: F is for friend
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 04, 2006, 10:41:43 pm
Friend, we got us a f*ckin situation here.
Title: G is goddammit
Post by: montferrat on April 04, 2006, 10:52:22 pm
as in "goddammit, Alma!"  when she goes off to work the extra shift, leaving supper on the stove.
Title: H is honey
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 04, 2006, 10:56:32 pm
"Honey, you seen my blue parka?"
Title: I is irrigation
Post by: Meryl on April 04, 2006, 11:57:00 pm
Poor dead Earl was found in an irrigation ditch.  :(
Title: J is Jack
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 05, 2006, 12:09:07 am
Jack f*cking Twist!
Title: K is kill
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 05, 2006, 12:19:01 am
"All them things that I don't know, would kill you if I come to know them."   :o  :'(
Title: L is Lureen
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 12:22:02 am
Lureen, Jack's wife, Bobby's mother, and L.D. and Fayette Newsome's daughter.
Title: M is for momma
Post by: vkm91941 on April 05, 2006, 12:26:46 am
Jack Twist: My momma believes in the Pentecost.
Title: N is nothing
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 05, 2006, 12:28:07 am
It's because of you I'm like this.  I'm nothing.  I'm nowhere.
Title: O is outside
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 12:52:27 am
Where Alma Jr. and Jenny's swingset is located.
Title: P is for pulchritudinous
Post by: vkm91941 on April 05, 2006, 01:04:39 am
 >:D which is exactly what Heath and Jake/Jack and Ennis are!   And it's still my favorite word!
Title: =compliment=
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 01:20:37 am
Victoria, I meant to look up your P word in the dictionary last time but never got around to it. Anyway, I am forcing myself to pull out the dictionary....

If anyone else is wondering what Victoria is talking about, here's the definition:
pulchritudinous (adj) having or marked by pulchritude; which forces me to also look up:
pulchritude (n) physical beauty

Once again, Victoria, you've impressed me.
Title: Q is for querulous
Post by: henrypie on April 05, 2006, 02:05:51 am
Ennis, can we get a place in town?
Ennis, bring me back a pack a smokes?
Ennis?
Title: R is Rodeo
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 02:23:46 am
How L.D. Newsome refers to Jack: "Whoa, now, Rodeo...the stud duck does the carving around here."
Title: S is sex
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 05, 2006, 02:33:56 am
...mmmm, Ennis + Jack + sex  ;D
Title: "T" is tongue
Post by: Ray on April 05, 2006, 02:47:24 am
Their boots didn't have any!


=aside=
From Will so that "answer" can qualify 4 Ray.
1) their = Ennis & Jack
2) Their boots didn't have any "tongues"... but their mouths have a "tongue" and they were hotly shown in the kissing scenes.
3) The "ABCs" is about what is not what isn't about "BBM"!
Title: U is untangle..
Post by: j.U.d.E. on April 05, 2006, 04:24:09 am
.. as in untangle the Chilean sheep from ours..

~ j U d E
Title: V is for vigilant
Post by: vkm91941 on April 05, 2006, 06:20:16 am
Something Ennis and Jack were not when it came to the sheep that summer
Title: W is windy
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 05, 2006, 07:55:38 am
A recurring condition on the Wyoming plains - and on the set of the film in Canada.
Title: X is xtricate
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 08:54:31 am
Jack had to xtricate a foreign body from the hoof of one of the sheep.
Title: Y is youths
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2006, 09:24:16 am
Ennis and Jack were two youths from opposite corners of Wyoming, poor, and inured to the stoic life.
Title: Z is for Zippo.....
Post by: Becky on April 05, 2006, 10:15:08 am
As in the lighters that they use.(Not the clown!) ;D
Title: Round 4!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 10:22:43 am
Anyone for A?
Title: A is always
Post by: Lynne on April 05, 2006, 11:25:49 am
"You know, it can be like this... just like this... always
-Jack Twist
Title: B is broke
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 12:20:00 pm
Ennis tells Jack: "If I was lucky, that harmonica woulda broke in two."
Title: C is for castrating
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2006, 12:57:00 pm
I dunno if I would want hands that had just been castrating cows to give me a footrub.
Title: D is for divorce
Post by: Lynne on April 05, 2006, 01:36:43 pm
the tears in Ennis' eyes when the judge grants their divorce
Title: E is equestrians
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 05, 2006, 02:06:41 pm
Our boys were good riders (no pun intended!)

Glad to be back; thanks y'all!
Title: F is flattened
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 02:16:57 pm
Jack's harmonica got flattened when that mare threw him.
Title: G is gay
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 05, 2006, 03:20:18 pm
...as in Jack & Ennis were very gay (happy) to see eachother after 4 years.  ;)
Title: H is horn
Post by: Ray on April 05, 2006, 03:30:41 pm
Jack grabbed the horn of the saddle when his horse began pig rooting.  (Pig rooting is the term used when a horse is not quite bucking.
Title: I is in-laws
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 03:35:59 pm
Jack's in-laws include L.D. and Fayette Newsome.
Title: J is Jimbo
Post by: Impish on April 05, 2006, 03:53:50 pm
the rodeo clown
Title: K is kitchens
Post by: fernly on April 05, 2006, 04:08:29 pm
as in two kitchens, where Ennis and Alma had two of their most important conversations -
Title: L is for little
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 05, 2006, 04:26:35 pm
...Ennis, not big on endearments, said what he said to his horses and daughters, "little darlin.”
Title: M is ministering
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2006, 04:55:32 pm
The ministering angel (Jack) was laid out in the wild columbine by Jack's punch, wings folded.

Welcome Pirate Bride

Also, M is for our mayor and founder WLH-V, BTW, where is he today??
Title: N is nasty
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 05, 2006, 04:59:06 pm
As in Jack Nasty, one of our favorite lines.

Thanks FrontRanger, it's good to be playing this game again!
Title: O is off-key
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 05:02:37 pm
Like Jack's rendition of "Water Walking Jesus."
Title: P is push
Post by: Lynne on April 05, 2006, 05:06:00 pm
'You girls need a push or somethin'?'
Title: Q is queasy
Post by: amh on April 05, 2006, 05:44:47 pm
Which is how Ennis felt after he and Jack parted ways the first time and he went over to the alley and cried.  >:(
Title: R is roughneck
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 05:51:24 pm
Ennis' sister married a roughneck and moved to Casper.
Title: S is for stoic
Post by: fernly on April 05, 2006, 06:04:41 pm
the life Jack and Ennis were inured to
Title: T is truck
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 05, 2006, 06:28:22 pm
Which Ennis and Jack look so good leaning against.
Title: U is undying
Post by: amh on April 05, 2006, 06:57:18 pm
which Ennis' and Jack's love for each other was.
Title: V is for ver'
Post by: fernly on April 05, 2006, 06:58:52 pm
as in ver' good, which Ennis thought Jack's singing was, and I quite agree

(ducks while those of you who can carry a tune throw songbooks and pitchpipes at me) Let me tell you a story...while I was practicing for glee club auditions in 5th grade, (I was ten years old),  my mom pounded on the bathroom door.  I was in there for the good acoustics, so I could really hear myself.  I stopped singing (i.e. bellowing), said, "Yes?" and she said, through the closed door, "Honey, some of us just can't sing."  I still tried out for glee club. Didn't make it. Switched to band. So yeah, I like Jack's singing just fine.
Title: W is Worland
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 05, 2006, 08:07:43 pm
Worland, Wyoming - the town Ennis and K.E. worked before K.E. got married.
Title: X for x-wife
Post by: starboardlight on April 05, 2006, 08:12:00 pm
which is what Alma became.
Title: Y is your
Post by: amh on April 05, 2006, 08:19:50 pm
Jack to Ennis:  "Your folks run you off?"
Title: Z is Zoo
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 05, 2006, 08:26:46 pm
The black bear that performed in the film was "hired" from Doug's Exotic Zoo Farm.
Title: Round 5!!!!!
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 05, 2006, 08:34:35 pm
Yay!  ;D
Title: A is asses
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 05, 2006, 08:37:03 pm
....as in their beautiful bums  ;D

or...as in Aguirre & Mr. Twist were asses!!
Title: B is for buckle
Post by: Meryl on April 05, 2006, 08:51:12 pm
(as in belt buckle)

Flick that buckle, Jack!  ;D
Title: C is condiments
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 05, 2006, 08:55:50 pm
"She's in the condiments aisle."

"The what?"
Title: D is daughters
Post by: Fran on April 05, 2006, 09:04:09 pm
Ennis has two daughters: Alma Jr. and Jenny.
Title: "E" is exchange
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 12:08:20 am
No, not the post-Christmas exchange of gifts but the powerful and very telling exchange of glances between Ennis & Jack right from the start! :P


=recommendation= Playerz
With sentence explanations such as the above, or any answer word, it's clearer and nicer to red color the word which is the actual "answer".
Title: F is for Fayette
Post by: Meryl on April 06, 2006, 12:59:06 am
Fayette Newsome, Jack's mother-in-law.  :o
Title: G is gavel
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 01:21:48 am
The judge used a gavel in the courtroom scene.
Title: H is high-class
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 06, 2006, 01:34:19 am
as in high-class entertainment...which is what Ennis says to Jack when Jack talks about Lureen "huntin' for extra zeros"
Title: "I" is Igor
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 01:43:08 am
"I" is for crew member Igor Nikolic, the First Assistant Sound Editor on BBM!

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=subject line= 411
Plz. don't use the word "for" in subject line.  It clutters and is un-needed. :angel:  Playerz from the "ABCs of BBM" at IMDB already know this.
Title: J is jackknife
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 02:02:48 am
Ennis uses a jackknife to whittle.
Title: K is for kiss
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 06, 2006, 02:11:05 am
A sweeter, sexier kiss like Jack and Ennis' reunion kiss I have yet to see.
Title: "L" is LaShawn
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 02:22:50 am
Randall's wife and "beard" LaShawn, talks a little slow (ha! ha! ha!) but dances fast (he! he! ho!) -- with Jack!

Note:  Mrs. Malone's name is also spelled as "Lashawn".
Title: M is Mountain
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 02:29:52 am
enough said!
Title: N is for necesitas
Post by: montferrat on April 06, 2006, 02:32:48 am
"Necesitas! Necesitas!!!!!" is what the little Mexican girl is shouting as she sells her wares while Jack is heading down that alley!

Oh thank GOD!  I've been dying to post that for 2 days now!

That frickin' cracks me up evertime I watch the movie.
Title: ABCs Newz: V & W escape from the IMDB's "BBM"!
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 02:41:18 am
=comment= Victoria
Oh, Miss Vicky, thank God that U are OK.  Folks, it's so ironic that exactly 24 hours ago Miss Mayor & the ABCs Mayor a.k.a "the two Mayors" were fighting Trollz & Turkeyz over at the BBM Board in hand-to-hand combat.  Trust us, we swept them out with broomz!!  Over there, our Miss V is no angel. :angel:  U can't be!  And I said things to the Trollz that weren't very nice including about their nasty mamas.  Butt, of course, the Trollz aren't nice.  One told me he hoped that "I caught AIDS and died"!  He was zapped w/in seconds.  Oddly, several threatened Vicky but not me!?  That's cause next up I would have told 'em about their homey papas. :P  Hmmmm.  BTW, they bragged big time about sinking most of the Island of Tremblay!  The IMDB Admins were ready for them, too, as it was expected with the release of what DVD?  BBM!  It was posilutely the worst day there since "Krash" snagged the Oskar! 

Ironically, now Miss "V" and Mr. "W" are back here Broke-back-to-Broke-back with an "L" and an "M"!  Oh, Vee, let me know when U wanna go on our next trolling trip and turkey trot.  Can we bring Mandy and Ray?? ::)
Title: =comment=
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 06, 2006, 03:13:41 am
=compliment= Wow! Kudos to the both of you, Will & Vic, for your courage and patience for troll slaying at the BBM IMdB forum! You are both truly dedicated to this movie and y'all deserve the biggest, yummiest piece of cherry cake! Soon enough they'll get bored there. Soon the DVD buzz of Brokeback will pass at IMdB and things can get back to normal. *a BIG hug to you both*

PS - That's yet another reminder of how lucky we are to be here at BetterMost.
Title: O is Owl
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 06, 2006, 03:23:34 am
According to Annie Proulx's essay "Getting Movied", it was driving on Owl Canyon Road in Colorado that she thought of the expression "stud duck" (p. 132).  <--- Can you tell that I write a lot of papers for UNI? lol!
Title: "P" is pair
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 03:28:33 am
Ennis & Jack: their symbolic "pair" of shirts.
Title: Q is for Quizas
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 05:26:23 am
"Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"  ("Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps")

Written by Osvaldo Farrés and Performed by Rick Garcia


(thanks to Will and Mandy for the kind words...I think maybe my troll slaying days are over, I've hung up my swords)
Title: R is Rich
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 06, 2006, 05:54:59 am
...as in Earl & Rich, the two "tough old birds" that ranched together.  :'(
Title: S is for sheep
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 06:29:56 am
Baaaaaaa, Baaaaaaa!
Title: T is tent
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 06:58:07 am
Jack and Ennis's tent o'love on Brokeback.   :-*
Title: "U" is unconscious
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 08:31:18 am
The unconscious condition of one of the bikers after Ennis was done with him.
Title: V is verdure
Post by: Ray on April 06, 2006, 08:44:56 am
As was the lush undergrowth upon which the horses hooves fell!
Title: W is wrangler
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 06, 2006, 09:39:25 am
Ennis got a job as a wrangler  on a ranch.
Title: X is xtra
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 09:54:16 am
Ennis to Jack one night on the mountain: "You got a xtra blanket, I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks...."
Title: "Y" is years
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 10:32:24 am
"You count the damn few times we've been together in nearly 20 years."
Title: Z is Zilka
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 06, 2006, 11:55:27 am
The multi-talented Ken Zilka: he was roughneck #1, Joe's stunt double and the Animal Wrangler Captain!  Applause for Ken!
Title: Round 6!!!!!!
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 06, 2006, 12:15:00 pm
I'm thrilled that there's a safe haven for our game!  I've missed you!
Title: A is asphalt
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 12:25:18 pm
Timmy tells Ennis: "My old lady's tryin' to get me to quit this job, says I'm gettin' too old to be breakin' my back shoveling asphalt."
Title: B is bolo
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 06, 2006, 01:01:55 pm
Bolo ties were the men's neckware choice for the Thanksgiving dinners.  I wanted to post this for the longest time because my Dad loved bolo ties, and someone beat me to it!.
Title: C is clipboards
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 06, 2006, 01:10:21 pm
There are numerous clipboards on the wall behind Aguirre's desk.
Title: D is for Denver
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 01:39:20 pm
Where they should have went to live happily ever after.
Title: "E" is Ennisism
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 01:40:45 pm
An "Ennisism" is a Will-coined word: Something that Ennis is known for saying such as "Hunh?".
Title: F is fiddled
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 01:44:21 pm
Under the hood of Jack's truck, Ennis fiddled with the carburetor.
Title: G is give
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 06, 2006, 01:54:06 pm
Ennis tells Jack to "Give it some gas" after they fiddle with the carburetor.
Title: ABCs =milestone= 500 viewz
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 02:07:12 pm
In less than 3 actual days, this "ABCs of BBM" game has already passed more than 500 viewz!!!!!  As surprising as it is to believe, compared to the first three days of the "ABCs" at IMDB, the game here at BM is even more popular. ;D

Congratulations to ALL of the "Playerz" -- and there are many!!!!

Also, Ann Marie, Frann Marie and Will Marie -- the familiar "ABCs" Moderators -- appreciate all the kind words and nice memories of your gratitude for our "ABCs" game being here at "Better Most".  Thanx!  :angel:  :-* ;D
Title: "H" is Hathaway
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 02:09:14 pm
As in Anne Hathaway's lovely Lureen Newsome-Twist.  Miss "H" is one of my favorites in BBM!  Her emotional scene on the phone with Ennis -- talking about her demised husband and his secret lover -- is one of the most memorable in film history!
Title: I is interested
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 02:15:08 pm
Lashawn to Lureen: "Our husbands ain't the least bit interested in dancin'...."
Title: J is Jake
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 02:42:15 pm
Of Course!
Title: K is for "King of the Road"
Post by: juneaux on April 06, 2006, 03:08:38 pm
Song (remade by Rufus Wainwright) playing on the radio when Jack excitedly drives to see Ennis after receiving the postcard announcing Ennis' divorce.
Title: L is leash
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 06, 2006, 03:13:33 pm
As in the "short leash" Jack claimed Ennis had on him.
Title: M is matin'
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 03:29:34 pm
Lureen to Jack: "What are you waiting for, cowboy...a matin' call?"
Title: N is for now
Post by: pwday on April 06, 2006, 03:33:10 pm
"Now, up on Brokeback, the Forest Service....."    Joe Aguirre
Title: O is ostracized
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 06, 2006, 03:40:25 pm
Ennis feared it and Jack didn't give a darn.
Title: P is pole-axed
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 06, 2006, 03:53:59 pm
Pole-axed is the correct technical term to describe the expression on Jack's face after Ennis greeted him warmly after they had been apart for four years.
Title: Q is queer
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 04:07:03 pm
Ennis De Mar:  "I ain't no queer"
Title: R is for rose
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 06, 2006, 04:41:21 pm
Where can I find a job where I'm paid to stem the rose?
Title: T is tourists
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 04:55:19 pm
Tourists -- all the people in the Juarez, Mexico, scene who aren't locals; Jack is in this category.
Title: XXX Signal
Post by: Ray on April 06, 2006, 05:40:06 pm
Used it in Round One, Princess - Victoria VKM.

Vanna, we need another "S".  Get the signal?
Title: =comment=
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 05:47:35 pm
Hi Ray!

No disrespect to Ray's signal, as in a come on from Jack "And Ennis only needed one!" and my Signal Flat which is a town in Wyoming frequented by Jack and Ennis.  Two very different words IMO....Can the moderators confer and make final decision, Please.

Thanks You, 
Title: "S" is stem
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 05:50:08 pm
"S" is stem, what "E" Ennis used on "J" Jack's the "R" is rose!! ;)

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=reply= VKM
"R" Ray is "r" right!  Once a word such as "Signal" (proper) or "signal" (common) is used, the word "S/signal" is used.  It will show up in the "ABCs Answer List" and in the "search" feature above.  Thus, the word is used!  What U intend, Miss V, is that they are two different "meanings" not two different "words".  In fact, they are the same word.   
Title: "U" is undulating
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 06, 2006, 05:54:10 pm
There was an undulating  sheep on Jack's back.
Title: V is verbose
Post by: vkm91941 on April 06, 2006, 06:07:22 pm
Something Lashawn was and Ennis was not. ;D
Title: W is Williams
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 06:14:31 pm
Alma del Mar was played by Michelle Williams.
Title: "X" is x-husband
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 06:23:33 pm
And, following up on "W", Ennis is Alma's "X" for x-husband!

=compliment= Fran
Fran, U spelt "del Mar" the correct way with the lower case "d" -- unlike IMDB's wrong "Del" way!  ???

=suggestion= Playerz
From seeing the "ABCs" game word "answer" in different colors, I'd say that it looks best in red as red is the most eye-catching.  If everyone high-lighted their answer word in the message section in red, it would be consistent.  It would look really nice in red!  ;) 
Title: "Y" is yellow
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 06:33:52 pm
....yellow kerosene lamp.

Sorry... only thing I can come up with.


Title: Z is zonked
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 06:36:32 pm
One night, Ennis was so zonked that he couldn't ride back to sleep with the sheep.
Title: Round 7!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 06:37:12 pm
Anybody have an A?
Title: "A" is August
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 06:43:00 pm
as in... "What in the hell ever happened to August"?
Title: "B" is bitch
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 06:49:31 pm
"Son of a whoreson bitch!"
Title: C is cherry
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 06:52:28 pm
Jack's mother offered Ennis a piece of cherry cake. Ennis politely declined.
Title: D is death
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 06, 2006, 07:13:37 pm
 :'(
Title: "E" is Ennis-like
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 07:23:58 pm
"Ennis-like" is another Will-coined word inspired by BBM.  It includes anything that is.... like Ennis! ;D

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=aside= MMB
Cud U expand a little (ha1 ha!) on your word "death"
-- and relating 2 BBM?  (I can think of 2.)
Tanx 4 ur A-1+ PM, Mandy! :-*

Will-U
Title: F is FBI
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 07:33:20 pm
An FBI anti-piracy warning appears on the DVD.
Title: G is for grocery
Post by: RingerFanatic on April 06, 2006, 07:35:53 pm
 As in grocery store, where Alma and Monroe work.....
Title: = comment =
Post by: starboardlight on April 06, 2006, 07:37:05 pm
Where can I find a job where I'm paid to stem the rose?

I believe the place is called "The corner of Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea".  ;)
Title: H is for ho
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 06, 2006, 07:40:36 pm
Where can I find a job where I'm paid to stem the rose?

I believe the place is called "The corner of Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea".  ;)
You mean like the guy in Mexico Jack picked up?
Title: I is for idea
Post by: Ellemeno on April 06, 2006, 07:41:31 pm
You got a better idea?
Title: = comment =
Post by: starboardlight on April 06, 2006, 07:43:43 pm
Where can I find a job where I'm paid to stem the rose?

I believe the place is called "The corner of Santa Monica Blvd and La Brea".  ;)
You mean like the guy in Mexico Jack picked up?

ha ha. how appropo.
Title: =comment=
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 07:48:54 pm
Different forms of the same word are allowed, as are plurals and different verb tenses. There is no conflict between "interested" and "interest."

However, there can only be one I for a round. "Idea" is going on the answer list. "Interest" is not. To avoid confusion, I would delete the second I for the round, but that is only a suggestion.

Fran
Title: J is for jeans
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 07:50:24 pm
What both boys look yummy in...
Title: K is Kemp
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 07:56:47 pm
As in Lake Kemp, where that little cabin is that Randall wants to take Jack to.
Title: L is lighten
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 08:00:29 pm
Ennis: "C'mon, Jack, lighten up on me."
Title: M is mornin'
Post by: Ellemeno on April 06, 2006, 08:11:41 pm
"Tomorrow mornin' we'll truck you up to the jump-off."
Title: N is for nowhere
Post by: starboardlight on April 06, 2006, 08:19:37 pm
we know where that's from.
Title: O is once
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 08:22:27 pm
Jack:  "I did once."   :'(
Title: P is for prettiest
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 08:29:12 pm
"prettiest little gal in Childress..."
Title: "Q" is quickie
Post by: Will-U on April 06, 2006, 08:35:56 pm
What Jack & Lureen had in the backseat of the slut's T-bird: a "quickie".  Luckily, Mr. Jack married her and turned her from a slutty local cowgirl into a respectable business woman.
Title: R is ranch
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 08:37:55 pm
Ennis:  "So, uh, bank took the ranch and brother and sister they raised me mostly."
Title: S is for sure
Post by: DeeDee on April 06, 2006, 08:40:56 pm
Alma saying....sure enough... watching her husband and his lover leave.
Title: T for time
Post by: starboardlight on April 06, 2006, 08:56:10 pm
Never enough.
Title: U is unless
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 08:57:46 pm
Jack:  "Better git, unless you wanna sit around tyin' knots all day."
Title: V is voice
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 09:09:38 pm
The first (and probably only) time Ennis heard Lureen's voice was over the telephone.
Title: X is xertion
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 06, 2006, 09:50:20 pm
Many activities on Brokeback Mountain required a certain amount of xertion.
Title: W is for watch
Post by: Ellemeno on April 06, 2006, 09:52:31 pm
Ennis was holdin it to his wrist when he said his first words to his true love.
Title: Y is yearlings
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 09:54:30 pm
I'll bet more than a couple of those sheep up on Brokeback were yearlings.
Title: Z is for Zen
Post by: starboardlight on April 06, 2006, 10:46:25 pm
Black hat/white hat - yin/yang
Title: On to round 8!!!!!!!!
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 10:48:05 pm
 ;D
Title: A is altitude
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 06, 2006, 10:49:28 pm
Jack: "I can't make it on a couple of high altitude f*cks once or twice a year!"
Title: B is border
Post by: Fran on April 06, 2006, 10:53:08 pm
Jack had to cross the border to enter Mexico.
Title: C is for clown
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 12:16:10 am
Oh Jimbo, you missed out.
Title: D is for dogs
Post by: starboardlight on April 07, 2006, 12:18:53 am
keeping the woolies in line.
Title: E is eight-two-five-zero-one
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 12:22:18 am
The zip code for Riverton, Wyoming, is 82501. These numbers are visible on the exterior of the post office building when Ennis gets the returned postcard.
Title: F is for fishin'
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 12:26:10 am
Not often.
Title: XXX - G is gay
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 12:36:00 am
Juan, "gay" was said already, by me!   :)
Title: G is for giggle
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 12:38:16 am
Those girls, love em to pieces.
Title: Re: XXX - G is gay
Post by: JCinNYC2006 on April 07, 2006, 12:42:17 am
Juan, "gay" was said already, by me!   :)
Shoulda checked the list first...dang.
Title: H is howdy
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 12:42:51 am
...Jack's greeting to Alma.


PS - No problemo, Juan, happens all the time  :-*
Title: I is ice
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 12:49:52 am
The last time Lureen saw Jack's blue parka was during the big ice storm.
Title: J is for jump-off
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 12:50:44 am
And so it begins!
Title: K is for kittens
Post by: montferrat on April 07, 2006, 01:21:22 am
If you look at the scene where Ennis goes into the girls' room  when they're crying babies, look to the far right of your screen and hanging on the wall is a painting of  two kittens.
Title: L is libido
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 01:25:19 am
Jack had quite the libido.  ;D
Title: M is for money
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 01:25:46 am
Ennis ain't in the poorhouse, hunh?
Title: N is no
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 01:30:34 am
Jack Twist: No more beans
Title: "O" is orange
Post by: Will-U on April 07, 2006, 01:54:35 am
The color orange is the color of the hot moon before and/or after Ennis & Jack's hot tent scenes.

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=aside= MF
Your "K" answer is very kittenish!  >:D  <<< devilish cat!
Title: "P" is pussy
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 02:02:08 am
At the park on the Fourth of July, Biker #1 says: "There's bound to be lots of pussy on the hoof in a crowd like this"

 ;D
Title: Q is quart
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 02:51:46 am
...a  quart of whiskey on shares...
Title: "R" is Randall
Post by: Will-U on April 07, 2006, 03:00:55 am
Jack's other lover Randall, who is also married to a woman. ???

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=aside= MMB
Mandi, U are a "scrrrrrrrrrrream"! (Michael & Janet J. song)

One thing that my "R" doesn't want is your "P"!!   
Title: "S" is shit
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 03:48:47 am
"Shit, that's hard!" ...which is Jack's response when Ennis tells him about his parents' deaths.
Title: T is for Thanksgiving
Post by: starboardlight on April 07, 2006, 03:52:00 am
yum
Title: U is for ubiquitous
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 04:10:50 am
for Ennis's ubiquitous,all-embracing, all-inclusive, comprehensive fear and homophobia instilled by his own father when he was 9 years old.
Title: V is for Vernerey
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2006, 04:26:59 am
David Vernerey    ....   best boy electric

Does he feel the brilliant charge of their infrequent coupling?
Title: W for wind
Post by: starboardlight on April 07, 2006, 04:28:23 am
the ever present force of nature, and Jack's elemental association.
Title: "X" is xhilaration
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 04:53:29 am
That feeling of happiness and euphoria Jack and Ennis experienced whenever they were able to be together.


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=guideline= "x"
When we use a customized "X" word such as "xchange",
don't put the "e" in front of the "x" word.  Otherwise,
it makes it an "e" word and will wrongly register as
such and cancel one's answer.  "Hv a nc dy!"

Will-x
Title: Y is yarn
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 08:16:40 am
Alma's knitting project is made of yarn.
Title: Z is zenith
Post by: amh on April 07, 2006, 09:04:17 am
That's where Ennis was looking to when he was sending up a prayer of thanks for Jack forgettin' to bring his harmonica.  Per this definition:

Zenith: The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.
Title: Round 9!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 07, 2006, 09:05:00 am
Let's hear an "A"!!!
Title: A is alarm
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 10:05:52 am
There is an alarm clock on the nightstand in both Ennis and Alma's bedroom as well as Jack and Lureen's.
Title: B is bulbous
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 11:30:46 am
As in Aguirre/Quaid's nose.
Title: C is cock
Post by: Ray on April 07, 2006, 11:32:56 am
And that's what they did to their guns to make sure they were loaded!



 ;) Fran!
Title: D is devil
Post by: j.U.d.E. on April 07, 2006, 11:41:21 am
.. as in Aguirre  >:D

~ j U d E
Title: E is Earl
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 07, 2006, 12:12:49 pm
Earl was half of the doomed tough old bird couple near Sage, Wyoming.
Title: F is Focus
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 12:25:24 pm
Focus Features and River Road Entertainment present Brokeback Mountain.
Title: G for gravel
Post by: starboardlight on April 07, 2006, 12:41:40 pm
"The window looked down on the gravel road stretching south and it occurred to him that for his growing-up years that was the only road Jack knew."
Title: H is highway
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 12:48:33 pm
Jack spent a lot of time on the highway.
Title: I is iron
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 01:00:44 pm
Ennis will always wonder: Was it a tire iron or an exploding tire?
Title: J is jouncing
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 07, 2006, 01:39:16 pm
...how Annie P. described their activities at the Motel Siesta  :P
Title: K is kid
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 02:04:50 pm
Jack asks "You got a kid?" when he hears crying after he meets Alma.
Title: "L" is lie
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 02:14:16 pm
Sadly, it's basically what part of their lives were... a lie. :(
Title: M is minister
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 02:27:44 pm
A rather jolly minister presided at Ennis and Alma's wedding.
Title: N is naked
Post by: starboardlight on April 07, 2006, 02:42:40 pm
Well, what else is there to say about naked?



=reply= SBL
What else is there to say about naked? 
Well, for starters, who was naked?
Title: O is for odious
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 02:45:32 pm
a good word to describe the bikers at the picnic who get their butts kicked by Ennis!
Title: P is plaid
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 02:50:05 pm
".. his own plaid shirt, lost, he'd thought..."
Title: Q is question
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 03:19:27 pm
Alma had a question: "Ennis, you know somebody name a Jack?"
Title: R is for ravaged
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 03:54:10 pm
The condtion of Jack's heart after 20 years of not being with his true love...and...Ennis's heart after the death of his and the realization of all he has lost
Title: S is shut
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 04:27:33 pm
"Shut up about Alma.  This ain't her fault."  Ennis, explaining again.
Title: "T" is that's
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 07, 2006, 04:58:03 pm
"That's all we got, boy.  F**king all!  So, I hope you know that if you never know the rest."
-- Jack to Ennis, about Brokeback Mountain

I stole this from our illustrious mayor, WLH-V (Will-U) who posted it far, far away in a galaxy long, long ago.
Title: U is undressed
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 07, 2006, 05:27:09 pm
No explanation necessary!
Title: V is vibe
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 05:32:54 pm
Jimbo got a vibe from Jack. Jimbo wasn't interested.
Title: W is winks
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 05:43:41 pm
Ennis gonna grab 40 winks and ride out first light.
Title: X is xcited
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 07, 2006, 05:45:04 pm
Ennis was very xcited waiting on Jack to arrive.

Edit: Did I do this right? I have wanted to jump in on y'alls game but I've been too nervous that I'd screw it up!
Title: =reply= sparkle_motion
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 06:06:48 pm
Welcome to the game, and please don't be nervous.

Just wait for at least two more letters to be played and post again. In case you haven't noticed, there is a separate file with ABCs answers to check for words already used.

If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me or the other Moderators.

Fran
Title: Y is yawn
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 07, 2006, 06:17:42 pm
Jack gave a mighty yawn before he commenced to bitching about Aguirre's requirements.
Title: Z is Z28
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 06:24:41 pm
Kurt's car, driven by Alma, Jr., was a Chevy Camaro Z28.
Title: Round 10!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 06:27:07 pm
Moving right along, next up is A.
Title: A is for apathy
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 06:29:04 pm
That quality with in Ennis that kept him from moving forward in his life, seeking better jobs, realizing a life with Jack.
Title: B is bull
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 06:37:13 pm
What Jack rode and what Jack spoke (regarding Ranch foreman's wife).
Title: C is cow
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 06:45:08 pm
Jack's dream, of a little cow and calf operation.
Title: D is direction
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 06:49:07 pm
In the backseat of her daddy's car, Jack tells Lureen: "Fast or slow, I just like the direction you're going...."
Title: E is everlasting..
Post by: j.U.d.E. on April 07, 2006, 07:10:14 pm
.. as in everlasting heartache!

~ j U d E
Title: F is f***
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 07:11:34 pm
As in "F*** Aguirre." By Jack, of course.
Title: G is gloves
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 07:15:10 pm
For the leather work gloves we see both Ennis and Jack wearing when  chopping wood, clearing th camp siite and pitching the tents
Title: H is harmonica
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 07:21:16 pm
'nuff said.
Title: H is hail
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 07, 2006, 07:25:39 pm
Hail-it was hand made for the movie. (Also, as Jack says, "The hail they are" but I know hell has already been played)

[Note:  This is an extra "H".  Do not delete it because it will throw off the 2000th post honor.]
Title: I is ironing
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 07:31:54 pm
There is an ironing board in the living room of Ennis and Alma's apartment over the laundromat.
Title: J is jerky
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 07:39:18 pm
Elk jerky was quite tasty after all those beans!
Title: K is K.E.
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 07, 2006, 07:59:56 pm
K.E. Del Mar, Ennis's brother.

[wonders if abbreviated words will cause her to become disqualified]   :-\
Title: =comment=
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 08:07:55 pm
I'm so busy looking at your picture, I don't see any letters..... :-*
Title: L is locals
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 08:24:05 pm
All the people in the Juarez, Mexico, scene who aren't tourists are locals.
Title: M is mirror
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 09:02:37 pm
Jack watched Ennis several times in his truck mirror.
Title: N is neck
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 07, 2006, 09:06:38 pm
Jack soothingly rubbed Ennis's neck after Ennis told him about Earl and Rich.   
Title: O is orgasm
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 07, 2006, 09:23:24 pm
'nuff said!
Title: P is for peacefulness
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 09:27:28 pm
 The peacefulness of the mountain when they were alone that summer
Title: Q is quipster
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 09:32:07 pm
Our darling Jack was never lacking for clever words!
Title: R is rock
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 07, 2006, 09:35:48 pm
When Ennis fell of his horse when he came upon the bear, most likely a rock caused an injury to his head.
Title: S is stream
Post by: DeeDee on April 07, 2006, 09:39:32 pm
Where we see Jack washing his lover's shirt.
Title: T is Timmy
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 07, 2006, 09:43:11 pm
Ennis' loquacious colleague on the road gang.
Title: U is Uncle
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 09:48:31 pm
Uncle Harold didn't die from pneumonia after all.
Title: "V" is vestige
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 07, 2006, 10:05:41 pm
...as in, physically Jack once lived, but is no more.  :'(
Title: W is Wyoming
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 07, 2006, 10:08:21 pm
Where the tale is told.   ;D
Title: X is xtras
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 10:14:51 pm
Many Albertans were hired as xtras to portray spectators in the Fourth of July fireworks scene.
Title: Z is for zeal
Post by: vkm91941 on April 07, 2006, 11:27:45 pm
Jake shows zeal for the idea of him and Ennis getting a little ranch together.
Title: =comment=
Post by: Fran on April 07, 2006, 11:55:09 pm
We need a Y here, and then it's a new round, Round 11. Someone can post a Y and then announce Round 11.
Title: Y is young
Post by: amh on April 08, 2006, 12:14:22 am
for when we see young Jack and Ennis in the flashback scene.
Title: Round 11!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 08, 2006, 12:15:25 am
Who's got an "A"?
Title: A is acting
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 12:52:50 am
The acting in the film is A++.
Title: "B" is blue
Post by: Fran on April 08, 2006, 01:40:24 am
The herding dogs on the mountain with Jack and Ennis were blue heelers.
Title: "C" is curve
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 08, 2006, 02:05:20 am
One curve in the road in 43 miles, and the miss it.
Title: "D" is drag
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 02:26:04 am
Jack complained about having to drag himself back to the sheep each night.
Title: "E" is eighty-five
Post by: Fran on April 08, 2006, 02:59:21 am
Jack's route to Mexico was 85 South.
Title: F is for frenzy
Post by: vkm91941 on April 08, 2006, 03:12:47 am
An accurate description of the atmosphere of their first passionate consummation.
Title: "G" is Gustavo
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 03:24:43 am
Music writer Gustavo Santaolalla won an Academy Award for "Best Achievement in Original Music Score" for BBM!
Title: H for humped
Post by: starboardlight on April 08, 2006, 04:02:58 am
like a frog.

[Edit by Fran: The poster is referring to a quote by Biker #2 in the Fourth of July fireworks scene. Here's some of the dialog from the scene:

Biker #1: "Wooeee...look at this crowd! There's bound to be lots of pussy on the hoof in a crowd like this."

Biker #2: "All swelled up with patriotic feeling and ready to be humped like a frog."

There are plenty of unplayed words in this scene, by the way. I've got my eye on a specific V: Vegas.]
Title: I is impact
Post by: Ray on April 08, 2006, 04:50:24 am
This film had amazing impact on this group of people!
Title: "J" is Jenny
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 05:08:39 am
Ennis & Alma's youngest daughter is named Jenny.
Title: "K" is kindle
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 08, 2006, 10:13:43 am
On Brokeback Mountain, we saw Ennis kindle more than a campfire.
Title: L is look
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 10:17:06 am
Ennis:  "Tent don't look right."
Title: "M" is for mesmerizing......
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 10:23:36 am
Which this film truly is! ;D
Title: "N" is northwest
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 01:15:29 pm
The geographic direction in Wyoming is northwest where Ennis' hometown Riverton is located.  In fact, U can see it on a map.
Title: O is for omen
Post by: starboardlight on April 08, 2006, 02:31:24 pm
the dead sheep was an omen of Jack's fate.  :'(
Title: P is pneumonia
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 02:34:47 pm
Aguirre:  "Your Uncle Harold's in the hospital with pneumonia.  Docs don't expect he'll make it."
Title: "Q" is queeny
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 03:15:00 pm
Guess which character was acting "queeny" in BBM? ???

C ya later -- and then I'll tell ya tmo!

Will-Q


Next day answer:

The very Gay "Jolly Minister", of course!
("Jolly" is an old cover word for "Gay".)
Title: R is rifle
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 03:20:39 pm
A rifle shot brought down the huge elk.
Title: S is sitter
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 08, 2006, 03:29:33 pm
Alma suggests getting a sitter so they can eat out at the Knife & Fork before she meets Jack.

I'm taking care of my niece and nephew right now, so this one seems a natural!
Title: "T" is transmission...
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 03:47:14 pm
...Ennis could have used one of these to get him another year o' high school! ;)

(I spelled it right this time! ::))
Title: U is upchuck
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 04:04:26 pm
Ennis loses control in the alley after he and Jack part the first time.   
Title: "V" is voyeur
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 08, 2006, 04:33:19 pm
Aguirre was a voyeur.
Title: W is winter
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 04:37:35 pm
Ennis:  "It's likely November before I can come out here again....after we ship stock, and before winter feeding starts again."
Title: X is Xmas
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 04:39:00 pm
Ennis worked through a blizzard for Christmas.
Title: "Y" is yee-haw
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 04:42:10 pm
Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-hawwwww!, what cowboys (and Brokies) say when they are excited!!


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=reply= "Bx is da Best!"
Miss Becky, U are in the clear!  BTW, U can always and should look for the word or phrase in the "search" feature conveniently provided above by Better Most (better than IMDB). "Search" feature looks for the word and brings U to "Answers". (Thanx 4 ur most recent, charming PM to me from across the pond.)

Note to Answer Gyrl Fran:
Enter this hyphenated word answer as yee-haw.
WLH
Title: "Z" is zoogenic
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 04:48:33 pm
Ennis & Jack are sho 'nuff zoogenic -- associated with animals or their activities.  Animals include horses, sheep, a bear, mules, an elf, dogs and Aguirre! ;D
Title: Round 12!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 08, 2006, 04:51:22 pm
"ABCs of BBM" -- a dozen red roses!!!!!!!!!!!! for a dozen red rounds!!!!!!!!!!!! -- in much less than one week! ;D


=Congratulationz= to ALL the "ABCs" Playerz from "A" Ann Marie -to- "Z" Zinaida for Round 12!!!!!!!!!!!!


=aside= FGH
How do U like those double sets of double "r" letter words??!! :-*
Title: "A" is army
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 08, 2006, 04:55:25 pm
...if the army don't get me.
Title: "B" is for bags...
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 04:58:40 pm
As in the brown paper bags that Ennis and Mrs. Twist use. They can be used to carry shirts and are handy if you are hyperventilating! ;D


Congrats on the 12 rounds Will! You are a true Brokie and a briliant guy! :-*
Title: C is cat
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 05:10:17 pm
Jack:  "Go*amned pup tent smells like cat piss or worse!"
Title: "D" is for daddy....
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 05:13:47 pm
Alma Jr and Jenny loved their daddy dearly.
Title: "E" is eviscerated
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 08, 2006, 05:16:38 pm
The sheep was eviscerated by a coyote.
Title: F is father
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 05:21:42 pm
Ennis was greatly disturbed during the conversation with John Twist, Jack's father.
Title: "G" is for gate...
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 05:23:40 pm
....Ennis and Jack lean on the gate and smoke while Aguirre is counting the sheep.
Title: "H" is hate
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 08, 2006, 05:52:10 pm
...Ennis lives in fear of the hate & intolerance in the world.  :(
Title: I is ignorant
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 05:55:54 pm
L.D.'s ignorant ass might have been kicked into next week!
Title: J for jump.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 08, 2006, 06:03:40 pm
Jack could of used a jump for his run-down truck.
Title: "K" is for kind....
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 06:13:42 pm
Ennis offered a few kind words to Lureen when he found out that Jack had died! :'(
Title: L is lighter
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 06:20:22 pm
Jack was flicking his lighter open and closed when they first went to have a beer.
Title: M is milk
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 06:46:55 pm
A container/cup of milk in it was on the table in Alma and Ennis's apartment, in the scene where Alma is waiting for Ennis to come back from his night out with Jack.
Title: "N" is neckerchief
Post by: Becky on April 08, 2006, 07:13:48 pm
Jack uses his rather fashionable neckerchief to help clean up Ennis' cut when he falls off his horse.

Title: O is Ossana
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 07:16:29 pm
Thank you Diana!
Title: P is phone
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 08, 2006, 07:19:12 pm
The phone rings in Aguirre's office when he's proclaiming their job descriptions.
Title: Q is questioned
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 07:30:20 pm
Alma questioned Ennis about Jack when they received the first postcard.
Title: R is red-lined
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 07:41:55 pm
Jack did.
Title: S is/are spuds
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 08, 2006, 07:50:56 pm
Ennis wants to know where the other, different foodstuffs are!
Title: "T" is tablecloth
Post by: Fran on April 08, 2006, 08:02:49 pm
There is a red-and-white checkered tablecloth covering the kitchen table at the elder Twists' house.
Title: U is unearthed
Post by: amh on April 08, 2006, 08:08:48 pm
Jack unearthed feelings in Ennis he didn't know he had.
Title: "V" is vacillating
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 08:17:12 pm
Ennis was always in vacillating mode.
Title: W is whiskey
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 08, 2006, 08:25:45 pm
Lureen claims Jack's pretend place contains a whiskey spring.

Title: X is for Xtians
Post by: starboardlight on April 08, 2006, 08:28:23 pm
fire and brim stone crowd
Title: "Y" is yU
Post by: Fran on April 08, 2006, 08:42:11 pm
The credits show title design by yU + Co.
Title: Z is Zimmerman
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 09:41:24 pm
Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan's song "He Was a Friend of Mine" was in the film.  This answer is from our previous version and I'll post thanks to the appropriate person when I locate that thread!

=kudos= to memento25 to end Round 31 back yonder.
Title: Round 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 08, 2006, 09:42:38 pm
This was my Dad's lucky number and I'm proud to announce our baker's dozen Round 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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=aside= Zinaida
U are A-1! I luv that clever expression "a baker's dozen"! ;D
Do U know most people don't know the 411 as to what that means? ???

Ironically, Ur swell Dad & me have the same fave lucky #13! :angel:

Will-13
Title: A is apples
Post by: amh on April 08, 2006, 11:04:03 pm
as in that coyote that had  "...balls the size of..."
Title: B is boy
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 08, 2006, 11:07:55 pm
Mrs. Twist kept Jack's room the way it was when he was a boy. 
Title: C is for cuddle
Post by: vkm91941 on April 08, 2006, 11:58:00 pm
Jack and Ennis cuddleling in the second tent scene...and later in their sleep on one of their "fishing" trips.
Title: "D" is duck
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 01:02:00 am
L.D. told Jack that the stud duck does the carving.
Title: E is for envision
Post by: vkm91941 on April 09, 2006, 04:55:17 am
Jack was able to envision a future with Ennis, on a little cow and calf operation, while Ennis was not.
Title: F is fire
Post by: amh on April 09, 2006, 09:38:37 am
So many references!  From Jack saying "You'll freeze your ass off when that fire dies down" to the emotional and physical fire that sparked and blazed between them!
Title: "G" is for Gyllenhaal
Post by: Becky on April 09, 2006, 09:51:09 am
The surname of the brilliant man who played Jack Twist.
Title: "H" is hangers
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 11:09:44 am
Two hangers: the wooden one Ennis finds the shirts hanging on in Jack's boyhood bedroom and the wire one Ennis rehangs the shirts on in reverse order.
Title: I is irreversible
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 11:12:49 am
From the story:  "As they descended the slope Ennis felt he was in a slow-motion, but headlong, irreversible fall."
Title: "J" is for jabber.....
Post by: Becky on April 09, 2006, 11:59:02 am
...Lashawn seems to jabber on like a rabid monkey.
Title: "K" is knots
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 12:14:30 pm
Jack said to Ennis at the trailhead, "Let's get, 'less you wanna stand around and tie knots all day."
Title: L is for list
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 09, 2006, 12:34:54 pm
Ennis made a list of food he and Jack would need for the coming week.
Title: "M" is for men....
Post by: Becky on April 09, 2006, 12:37:16 pm
...Brokeback is a story about two young men and the love that develops between them, that lasts a life time. :'(
Title: N is never
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 12:39:46 pm
Ennis and Jack never said, "I love you" to each other.   :'(
Title: "O" is for obstacles....
Post by: Becky on April 09, 2006, 12:46:34 pm
....Many obstacles stood in the way of Jack and Ennis' love.
Title: "P" is plaintiff
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 12:58:15 pm
Alma del Mar was the plaintiff in the divorce petition.
Title: Q is quotable
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 01:18:43 pm
The book and film of BBM has many quotable, memorable phrases.
Title: "R" is Resistol
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 09, 2006, 02:55:06 pm
Brand name of cowboy hats--worn by Jack
Title: S is for snug
Post by: vkm91941 on April 09, 2006, 04:05:38 pm
Ennis and Jack were snug  and warm in their tent after they found each other and on all their "fishing trips"
Title: T is tipsy
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 04:12:18 pm
Ennis and Jack became more than tipsy after drinking whiskey much of the evening.
Title: "U" is for ugly....
Post by: Becky on April 09, 2006, 04:21:03 pm
....Joe Aguirre sure became ugly when he didn't get what he thought he was owed. 'Bout the sheep I mean! ;)
Title: "V" is victim
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 05:57:02 pm
Earl was the victim of a hate crime.
Title: "W" is will
Post by: Will-U on April 09, 2006, 06:06:58 pm
Gay Minister to Ennis for Alma at wedding ceremony: "...and will U take this woman to be your lawfully-wedded wife?"

We all know that those words should have been asked to Ennis for Jack; however, of course, replacing the word "wife" with "spouse"! ;)  No need to change the Gay minister! ;)
Title: "X" is xtraordinary
Post by: vkm91941 on April 09, 2006, 06:26:41 pm
Because Brokeback Mountain, the love story of Ennis and Jack is an xtraordinary film.

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=ABCs rule= "X"
Reminder, everyone, if U are using an "ex" word as an "x",
e.g., xample, U must start the word with an "x" not an "e".
Otherwise, it would be an "e" word and in wrong "Answer".

P.S.  Hi, Victoria [wave].
(I fiXed ur "eX"!)

Will-X
Title: "Y" is younger
Post by: Fran on April 09, 2006, 07:03:09 pm
Jenny is younger than her sister, Alma Jr.
Title: "Z" is zip
Post by: Will-U on April 09, 2006, 07:08:28 pm
"Z" is Ennis' zip code in Riverton which is the now famous 82501.  During the movie, many people astutely noticed that the zip code was added to the front of the post office -- when zip codes were implemeted throughout America.


Title: Round 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 09, 2006, 07:13:53 pm
14th!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Round of the "ABCs of BBM" at the BetterMost Board! ;D
Title: A is acclaim
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 07:18:45 pm
BBM has earned an uprecedented amount of critical acclaim!
Title: "B" is bandanna
Post by: amh on April 09, 2006, 07:54:15 pm
what Jack had tied around his neck and which he used to gently attend to the scrape on Ennis' temple by the campfire.

=aside=
two_bloody_shirts:  I could stare at your avatar all day!!!  :P
Title: C is coffeepot
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 09, 2006, 08:38:31 pm
Ennis washes the coffeepot in the river.

=aside= Will-U
I should have known you were a "13" because you're incredibly funny, just like my Daddy was! 
Title: D is denim
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 09, 2006, 09:19:04 pm
Jack's shirt and their jeans  ;) ;)
Title: E is eating
Post by: two_bloody_shirts on April 09, 2006, 09:32:09 pm
Jack was tired of eating beans.

Therefore, Ennis ordered soup.  He also shot and butchered an elk.   :-*
Title: "F" is funny
Post by: Will-U on April 09, 2006, 09:54:24 pm
Ennis thought Jack was funny which is why he laughed at a lot of Jack's remarks and antics. :laugh:
Title: "G" is groin
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 09, 2006, 10:57:20 pm
.."they clinched, pressing chest and groin and thigh and leg together..." (short story p. 10)
Title: "H" is husbands
Post by: amh on April 09, 2006, 11:30:30 pm
"...they don't never seem to want do dance with their wives!"  Per Lureen.
Title: I is for infatuated
Post by: Toast on April 09, 2006, 11:39:05 pm
He was infatuated with the rodeo life and fastened his belt with a minor bull-riding buckle, but his boots were worn to the quick, holed beyond repair and he was crazy to be somewhere, anywhere else than Lightning Flat.

Title: J is for joshing
Post by: starboardlight on April 10, 2006, 01:49:27 am
Ennis is always joshing Jack about his harmonica playing.
Title: "K" is knocked
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 01:57:52 am
Alma Jr. knocked down some jars of mixed nuts at the grocery store.
Title: "L" is long
Post by: Will-U on April 10, 2006, 02:55:25 am
Ennis to Jack (re: their relationship):  "As long as we can ride it!"

Title: M is for moon
Post by: starboardlight on April 10, 2006, 03:03:33 am
Ennis looks up at the moon "sending up a pray of thanks".
Title: "N" is numbers
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 03:10:37 am
Jack to Ennis: "You should see Lureen, punchin' numbers into her adding machine, huntin' for extra zeros, her eyes gettin' smaller and smaller...."
Title: "O" is one
Post by: Will-U on April 10, 2006, 03:16:42 am
The "ABCs of BBM" is number one!

It is number one in posts at BM!

It's number one in views at this BBM forum!

I can't believe that no one had used one:

Ennis had one male lover: Jack!

Lureen & Jack had only one child.

Ennis only had one wife.

Jack only had one wife.

Ennis to Jack:  "I'm gonna tell U this one time...."

The number one song "One" was in 1969 during height of Ennis & Jack!!

=comment=
Reflecting (over four months later):  What an informative and interesting one answer post!
Title: P is for pickup
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 03:27:37 am
The vehicle of choice.
Title: =suggestion= word color
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 03:31:47 am
Or to change word color, you could simply highlight the word you want to change the color on and scroll down on "Change Color" (located above the message box), clicking on the color you want.  The color change will then be made.
Title: "Q" is quit
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 03:33:01 am
Jack: "I wish I knew how to quit you."
Title: "R" is Rambler
Post by: Will-U on April 10, 2006, 03:47:22 am
We first see the ugly-ass "R" it pulls up in front of the work office trailer where Ennis & Jack are waiting.  The 'make' of car that ugly Aguirre drove was an ugly, now long-discontinued Rambler! :P  Like Aguirre, the car was known for being unpopular, cheap and ugly. :P
Title: S is socks
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 03:52:57 am
In the movie Ennis does, in the story Ennis doesn't.
Title: "T" is toothbrush
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 03:57:41 am
Ever mindful of the importance of maintaining dental hygiene even while away from home, Ennis remembered to pack his toothbrush.
Title: U is for urgent
Post by: vkm91941 on April 10, 2006, 04:11:38 am
When Ennis and Jack finally come together in the first tent scene it is very urgent.
Title: V is vagina
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 04:14:18 am
Not in this tent.

Update to satisfy Will-U: Jack's mare has one.  As well as the ewes, and all the humans in the film, except the male ones.
Title: W is for whoa
Post by: vkm91941 on April 10, 2006, 04:18:34 am
A phrase Jack and Ennis were sure to have used with their horses and something everyone on this board is going to say when they see Ellemno's vagina post! :laugh:
Title: XXX - vagina
Post by: Will-U on April 10, 2006, 04:18:54 am
Like a real "V" predicted: Whoa!!!

XXX - Sorry, Elle, the "ABCs of BBM" (as U know) are what is in the BBM story, the BBM book or the BBM movie -- not what's not!  Otherwise, I'd do an "E" for "Edsel",  "elephant" or "Elle"!!! :laugh:  BTW, this is not 'rigid' just Rule#1.  Why dont U do one of your "V"s from the original game at IMDB? 
Title: =Reply=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 04:32:13 am
Otherwise, I'd do an "E" for "Edsel",  "elephant" or "Elle"!!!


You did do Ellemeno once, as well as Ellemeno Jr.  Then one day you changed them.  An Ellemeno never forgets.  (Actually I forget stuff a lot, but I remember this.)
Title: "X" is x
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 04:39:25 am
After the divorce was finalized, Alma became Ennis' x.
Title: Y is for yes
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 04:42:22 am
Hell yes, Jack's been a Mexico.
Title: Z is for zest
Post by: vkm91941 on April 10, 2006, 05:08:22 am
Jack Twist had a real zest for living :D which attracted both Ennis and Lureen to him.
Title: Round 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 10, 2006, 05:09:51 am
Round 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  O0
Title: "B" is beans
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 05:29:19 am
BetterMost beans are in tomato sauce.
Title: C is cans
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 05:33:19 am
Them beans come in cans.
Title: XXX A is agony
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 05:34:43 am
Rule 05. violation.

We need a new A.
Title: A is anus
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 10, 2006, 05:41:04 am
(fairly self-explanatory) There you go, there's a new "A" for ya  :laugh:
Title: =hug=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 05:45:20 am
[Ellemeno hugs Mandy and laughs merrily!]

[And wonders what will happen when it is discovered that the same person posted U and W in the last round.  Uh oh.]
Title: "D" is don't
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 10, 2006, 10:15:46 am
"Don't never order soup" and "I don't eat soup." Exchange between Ennis and the Basque. BTW, soup is problematical in a high-altitude campsite. Takes forever to get it to boil.
Title: "E" is for ears....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 10:25:47 am
....Jack's terrible singing is beautiful music to Ennis'(and every brokie's) ears.
Title: F is flat
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 10:51:00 am
The flat tire in Lureen's story of Jack's demise.   :'(
Title: "G" is for git....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 11:14:01 am
....The correct pronounciation of the word get! ;)
Title: H is hullabaloo
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 10, 2006, 11:21:00 am
The broken jars created quite a hullabaloo.   :o
Title: I is for injured.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 10, 2006, 11:24:54 am
Ennis injured his head when he fell off the horse.
Title: XXX - clobber
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 11:33:43 am
Ellemeno posted "C is cans"  previously.
Title: J is jubilant
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 11:38:59 am
Jack was jubilant on his way to Ennis after hearing of the divorce.   :)
Title: =reply= Ellemeno
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 11:47:13 am
[Ellemeno hugs Mandy and laughs merrily!]

[And wonders what will happen when it is discovered that the same person posted U and W in the last round.  Uh oh.]

Ellemeno:

Well, you can stop wondering. The poster was given a pass for the W following U situation. As for posting an A right after a Z, that was pushing it, in my opinion, especially since all of this occurred in a span of seven letters.

Long story short, either you guys want to play by the rules or you don't.

As for your V is vagina, I had no problem with that. If given the chance, I planned to post: Ennis preferred Alma's anus to her vagina.

Fran
Title: "K" is kicked
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 11:54:24 am
Ennis kicked the biker in the face and knocked him out cold.
Title: "L" is for limp.....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 12:03:44 pm
.... When Ennis comes back to camp after he has fallen off his horse he has a slight limp. When he walks, not what you guys were thinking, dirty minded people!  ::)
Title: M is move
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 12:14:35 pm
Alma wants to move into town.

I knew what you meant Becky; our boys couldn't be that!
Title: "N" is nightgown
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 12:21:11 pm
Alma was wearing a nightgown when she asked Ennis if they could move to town where it wouldn't be so lonely.
Title: "O" is for offensive....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 12:26:04 pm
...Ennis uses some pretty offensive language when shouting at Alma.

(is that better?)
Title: =reply to Fran=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 12:38:20 pm
Long story short, either you guys want to play by the rules or you don't.

Please don't misunderstand, Fran.  I think you do a wonderful job.  I do play by the rules (except when I make a mistake, which we are all capable of).  I love that we have rules and I even agree with all of them (especially the "give others a chance to play and wait your turn").  The only rule I don't agree with is the one that says it's okay for a moderator to delete someone else's post.

I just know from experience that people make mistakes, forget rules, etc.  and that not everybody is going to live up to the very high standards set here.  I'm fine with impartial, even-handed pointing out of mistakes (which you are very good at, Fran.  It's commentary whilst pointing it out, that I have a harder time with).  

As I said in my PM to the moderators a week or so ago, it seems like we have to accept and play around people's mistakes.  And since the careful moderators are the ones who update the excellent list of already-played words, and we all use that as our base when choosing a new word to play, mistakes drop into some oblivion by not making it onto that list.  (The list which I suggested we begin keeping, and for which I will admit I was hoping to get some acknowledgment.)

So anyway, I love and value this game and, as you know, I have strongly admired your playing of it, Fran.  

Clarissa
Title: P is for pan
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 12:43:54 pm
I love watching Ennis work that pan.
Title: Q is Quentin
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 12:50:31 pm
Quentin Lowery is one of Jacks stunt doubles (I wonder if he's the one that jumps into the lake!?) ;D
Title: =reply=
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 12:56:15 pm
Ellemeno et al.,

My "either you guys want to play by the rules or you don't" comment wasn't only addressed to Ellemeno; it's for everyone. On second thought, it probably shouldn't have been voiced but since it stands, here goes:

By now, most of the regular players have a pretty good grasp of the ABCs rules. Any one of you can jump in with a correction. You don't have to wait for a moderator to point out an error. This is the point I was attempting to make. Besides, the sooner an error is noted, the better, as it will prevent ensuing confusion. The early part of this current round is a good example of that.

I think enough has been said on this matter.

Fran
Title: =reply to reply=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 01:00:02 pm
I apologize  - I had noticed the person do W right after U at the time and didn't say anything then.  I shouldn't have waited and brought it up later.  I don't know if I have it in me to point out people's errors.  But I shouldn't have done it gleefully later to annoy anyone.  (Which was my intent, for which I am now contrite and a little mortified.)

Clarissa
Title: =compliment=
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 01:04:34 pm
Most gracious, ladies!  Applause for playing nicely on the playground!  Onward with "R."
Title: "R" is rabbit
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 01:06:04 pm
Jack:  "You should see Lureen, punchin' numbers into her adding machine, huntin' for extra zeros, her eyes gettin'smaller and smaller, it's like watchin' a rabbit tryin' to squeeze into a snakehole with a coyote on its tail."
Title: S is sad
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 01:06:56 pm
Story Ennis didn't want to be a sad daddy.
Title: T is train
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 01:11:22 pm
A train rumbles past while Ennis is waiting outside Aguirre's office.   :)
Title: "U" is underwear
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 01:14:45 pm
Proulx wrote that neither Jack nor Ennis wore underwear up on Brokeback.
Title: V for verge.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 10, 2006, 01:35:24 pm
Jack was on the verge of tears when he left Brokeback in the summer of '63.
Title: W is waiting
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 01:41:53 pm
Jack is waiting for supper while Ennis is attempting to rescue the foodstuffs.   :laugh:
Title: "X" is xpressing
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 02:03:56 pm
Ennis had trouble xpressing his emotions. He was never able to tell Jack how much he really loved him.
Title: Y is yeah
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 10, 2006, 02:11:52 pm
"Yeah, she's in the condiments aisle" as spoken by Monroe.   :D
Title: Z is zeitgeist
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 02:22:05 pm
We are proof that Brokeback Mountain has entered the zeitgeist.  And the zeitgeist of their time affected Ennis and Jack.
Title: Round 16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 02:24:03 pm
Bring on an "A"!
Title: "A" is all
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 02:26:04 pm
OK, I'll bring on the "A"!

"All  right" is what our boy Jack kindly and sweetly says after Ennis rejects his offer of a loan upon learning Aguirre told them to bring 'em down and would be cuttin' them outta a whole month's pay.
Title: B is for bride.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 10, 2006, 02:29:35 pm
Lureen is Jack's bride.
Title: "C" is commutin'
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 02:32:03 pm
Jack is "commutin' four hours a day" for beans.  :D
Title: "D" is dreams
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 02:41:39 pm
Proulx wrote: "Around that time Jack began to appear in his dreams, Jack as he had first seen him, curly-headed and smiling and bucktoothed, talking about getting up off his pockets and into the control zone, but the can of beans with the spoon handle jutting out and balanced on the log was there as well, in a cartoon shape and lurid colors that gave the dreams a flavor of comic obscenity."
Title: "E" is for engine....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 02:49:23 pm
...Jack had a problem with his engine that is why his pick up wouldn't start.
I am actually starting to believe Jack's pickup is very like Jack; it only gets started once Ennis' hands had been on it! 
;D *badoom doom tisch*
Title: F is for fascinated
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 03:32:15 pm
Right from the outset, Ennis is fascinated by Jack - he's never seen anything like him.
Title: "G" is gentle
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 03:45:40 pm
Jack was gentle with Ennis on several occasions, in particular that second night in the tent...sigh! 
Title: "H" is for hurtin'....
Post by: Becky on April 10, 2006, 03:48:57 pm
...Ennis was certainly hurtin' when he found out about Jack's untimely demise. :'(
Title: I is incensed
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 04:30:33 pm
John Twist was incensed with every facet of Jack's life.   :(
Title: J is Juarez
Post by: DeeDee on April 10, 2006, 05:00:49 pm
as in oops, Mexico.
Title: K is ketchup
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 10, 2006, 05:06:44 pm
The famous item in the condiments aisle.   :laugh:
Title: L is lariat
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 05:12:43 pm
Jack uses his lariat rope to trip Ennis before they head down the mountain.  :D
Title: M is misses
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 05:27:39 pm
Sometimes Ennis misses Jack so much, he can hardly stand it - he just doesn't say so.
Title: "N" is nickering
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 10, 2006, 05:31:06 pm
It's what horses do.
Title: O is ogle
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 10, 2006, 05:48:15 pm
It took a great amount of effort for Jack to not ogle Ennis' naked form.
Title: P is pregnant
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 05:53:42 pm
It didn't take long for Alma and Lureen to become pregnant.   :D
Title: Q is quickly
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 05:57:54 pm
"... he rolled her over, did quickly what she  hated."
Title: "R" is reins
Post by: DeeDee on April 10, 2006, 06:19:52 pm
"....ain't no reins on this one."
Title: S is for Sage
Post by: Toast on April 10, 2006, 06:30:08 pm
Ennis del Mar from around Sage, near the Utah line,
Title: T is trailer
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 06:34:00 pm
I like Ennis' trailer.

=comment=
Also, the BBM movie trailer was exceptional.
Fran
Title: "U" is unhooked
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 06:50:00 pm
Lureen unhooked her bra in the backseat of her daddy's car.
Title: V is Victor
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 06:53:44 pm
Victor Reyes is the first Chilean sheepherder.  :D
Title: W is warsh
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 06:57:34 pm
Story Ennis is a gonna warsh everything he can reach.
Title: X is for xcept
Post by: Toast on April 10, 2006, 07:11:27 pm
he was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything xcept Hamley's saddle catalog
Title: Y is Yaremko
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 07:25:36 pm
Thomas Yaremko was the Head Greensman.   :)
Title: Z is Zarvos
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 10, 2006, 07:34:34 pm
Marcelo Zarvos is credited with Additional Music.

I have the book too. 8)
Title: Round 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 07:36:32 pm
Next up: A
Title: A is for attention
Post by: Toast on April 10, 2006, 07:37:17 pm
OK Round 17

"If he does not force his attention on it, it might stoke the day, rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong " -  Proulx
Title: B is bank
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 07:38:35 pm
The bank took Ennis' family ranch.   :'(
Title: "C" is clothespins
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 07:40:02 pm
Alma hung the wet clothes on the line with clothespins.
Title: D is Dubois
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 07:44:12 pm
Ennis first thought eating there made him sick.
Title: E is entry
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 07:46:51 pm
Ennis rodeos when he has the entry fee in his pocket.   :D
Title: "F" is freeze
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 07:48:50 pm
Jack tells Lureen that he's gonna freeze if he doesn't find his blue parka.
Title: "G" is giddy
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 08:01:09 pm
Ennis was practically giddy to see Jack again after 4 years, before the kiss and after.
Title: H is high-class
Post by: DeeDee on April 10, 2006, 08:07:52 pm
as in a couple of high altitude, well you know.

 :-*
Title: "I" is inside
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 08:19:44 pm
Ennis brought Jack inside the apartment to meet Alma.
Title: J is Jerry
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 10, 2006, 08:30:24 pm
Jerry Callaghan portrayed the judge.   :-*
Title: "K" is keen
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 08:52:21 pm
Jack seemed pretty keen on Ennis from the moment he laid eyes on him.  ;)
Title: "L" is loudspeakers
Post by: Fran on April 10, 2006, 09:18:55 pm
At the rodeo, the announcer's words are broadcast through loudspeakers.
Title: M is for morosely
Post by: Toast on April 10, 2006, 09:22:22 pm
"I'm commutin four hours a day," he said morosely.
Title: N is northern
Post by: DeeDee on April 10, 2006, 09:25:37 pm
The huge sadness of the northern plains rolled down on him.
Title: O is for obvious
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 10, 2006, 09:59:59 pm
Lureen's attraction to Jack was obvious.
Title: "P" is pissant
Post by: amh on April 10, 2006, 10:02:36 pm
"Didn't that pissant used to ride the bulls?"
Title: Q is quizzical
Post by: Ellemeno on April 10, 2006, 10:48:53 pm
Ennis gives Jack a quizzical look several times.
Title: R is rules
Post by: DeeDee on April 10, 2006, 11:46:46 pm
"Aguirre's got no right makin' us do somethin' against the rules."
Title: "S" is sombreros
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 12:50:25 am
Some sombreros are visible in the Juarez scene.
Title: T is Twist
Post by: Ellemeno on April 11, 2006, 01:26:17 am
Chubby Checker's song, "The Twist," was a huge hit in the early 60s, and by 1963, I am sure it hit Wyoming.

And any other Twist that may have been in the story or movie.
Title: U is for upset
Post by: vkm91941 on April 11, 2006, 03:53:05 am
Jack was very upset when he got back to camp and there was no Ennis and No Dinner.  His upset  was only deepened when Ennis arrived injured.
Title: V is vulnerable
Post by: DeeDee on April 11, 2006, 09:46:33 am
It's what I think Jack was when he was washing the clothes with only boots on.
Title: W is word
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 11, 2006, 10:37:16 am
"Christ, Ennis, you had a f***in' week to say some little word about this."
Title: X is for xtreme.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 11, 2006, 10:52:35 am
Weather on Brokeback was xtreme (ie. snow and hail).
Title: Y is Yorker
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 11:14:28 am
The short story was originally published in The New Yorker.
Title: Z is zilch
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 11, 2006, 11:30:59 am
Ennis' bank balance since he was upset about giving up a month's pay.  I think he more upset about leaving Jack's presence!   :)
Title: Round 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 11, 2006, 11:31:49 am
We're legal!   :laugh:
Title: "A" is agape
Post by: amh on April 11, 2006, 11:46:45 am
As in unconditional love, which is what I what I believe Ennis and Jack had for each other even if they never said so.
Title: "B" is binoculars
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 11:58:06 am
Joe Aguirre used binoculars to spy on Jack and Ennis.
Title: C is child
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 11, 2006, 11:58:54 am
"You ever hear of child support?"
Title: D is deuces
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 11, 2006, 01:10:26 pm
"If you pair of deuces are lookin' for work…"
Title: "E" is eggs
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 01:29:49 pm
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up....
("Devil's Right Hand" lyrics)
Title: F is future
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 11, 2006, 01:34:27 pm
Jack was not upset when Aguirre said bring 'em down because he assumed he and Ennis had a future together.
Title: G is grazing
Post by: DeeDee on April 11, 2006, 01:46:26 pm
What the sheep were doing.
Title: "H" is hand
Post by: amh on April 11, 2006, 01:51:49 pm
As our DVDs allow us to see, in the first tent scene, there's what appears to be some hand holding towards the bottom of the screen!!!
Title: I is if
Post by: Ellemeno on April 11, 2006, 02:02:16 pm
"If the army don't git me."
"Drop me a line if you can, say if your there."
"What if you and me had a little ranch together?"
"If you can't fix it you got a stand it."
"I'd be happy to leave you alone if you don't want no more a my kids."
"I'd have em if you'd support em."
"Try if I can get Don Wroe's cabin again."
"All them things I don't know could get you killed if I should come to know em."   
"I hope you know that if you don't never know the rest."
"I suppose they'd appreciate it if his wishes was carried out."
"I come by to tell you that if you want me to take his ashes up there on Brokeback."
"You are welcome to go up to his room if you want."

A whole lot a sad ifs.
Title: "J" is J.
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 02:04:16 pm
On the door of Joe Aguierre's trailer is a name plate that says: J. AGUIRRE.
Title: "K" is knew
Post by: DeeDee on April 11, 2006, 04:26:45 pm
Both knew how it would go for the rest of the summer....
Title: L is L.D.
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 11, 2006, 04:29:28 pm
L.D. Newsome, father-in-law from hell.  I hope I don't have one like him, ever!   :D
Title: "M" is manual
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 04:39:59 pm
Proulx wrote: "...nothing he'd done before but no instruction manual needed."
Title: N is nice
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 11, 2006, 05:25:40 pm
"Nice to know you, Ennis del Mar."  Where it all began!   :)



=aside=
I must say, Miss Juliette, that U are very nice, two!!
-- as I've known since U joined the "ABCs" @ IMDB.

Will-U
Title: "O" is oath
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 11, 2006, 06:01:16 pm
The last line, spoken by Ennis, is an oath: "Jack, I swear..."

I'm goin a swear an oath if I don't get to play a turn one of these days...
Title: P is potato
Post by: DeeDee on April 11, 2006, 06:09:28 pm
Jack trying not to look at a naked Ennis while peeling a potato.
Title: "Q" is Quynh
Post by: Fran on April 11, 2006, 06:18:50 pm
The credits list Quynh Chestnut as Pattern Cutter.
Title: "R" is randy
Post by: amh on April 11, 2006, 09:45:11 pm
randy - by this definition - Of or characterized by frank, uninhibited sexuality - I would like to think this is how Ennis and Jack behaved in private. At least in my fantasies they did.   :P
Title: S is startle
Post by: Ellemeno on April 11, 2006, 10:36:49 pm
That mare had a low startle point.
Title: "T" is town
Post by: DeeDee on April 11, 2006, 10:55:01 pm
Where Alma wanted to move to... into town.
Title: U is unawares
Post by: Lynne on April 11, 2006, 11:08:16 pm
Ennis' Dad told Ennis to catch K.E. unawares when he hits him because he is older/bigger than Ennis - this is how Ennis catches Jack with the punch on the last day on Brokeback.
Title: "V" is vegetables
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 12:17:29 am
The potatoes Jack was peeling are vegetables.
Title: W is wings
Post by: Ellemeno on April 12, 2006, 12:24:09 am
Ennis ain't got none.
Title: "X" is xcommunicated
Post by: amh on April 12, 2006, 08:55:18 am
Ennis thought he and Jack would be xcommunicated from society if they chose to live a life together.
Title: "Y" is yell
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 11:04:50 am
Alma after Thanksgiving dinner: "I'm goin' to yell for Monroe."
Title: "Z" is zone
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 12, 2006, 11:17:25 am
Jack wanted to get up off his pockets and into the control zone in the story.
Title: Round 19!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 11:21:08 am
Round 19!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

;D =compliment=
"A" is also the "ABCs" are "A" amazing as the "ABCs of BBM" has a whopping nearly 2,000 "views" in less than 10 days! ;D  And now, 19 rounds of fun playing, interesting reading, creative answers and usually educational (exept 'nuff said' and 'need I say more') explanations of those answers.

FYI, I've been busy w/ non-BM responsibilities and activities but regularly moderating the "ABCs".  This "ABCs" is an unusually clean-cut, smooth-flowing and user-friendly board, especially here at BetterMost! ;D  Thanx for the PMs. ;)

Gamely,
Will-U

BTW, Fran-E, why don't U have a "sig"?
Title: "A" is asthma
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 12, 2006, 12:37:42 pm
Jenny suffered asthma attacks. :'(
Title: "B" is beer
Post by: amh on April 12, 2006, 12:43:54 pm
Lots of beer was drank in the movie!
Title: "C" is concentration
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 12, 2006, 12:51:08 pm
Ennis was the picture of concentration as he took aim on the elk. Now, Jack had a little problem with focusing. . .
Title: D is dashboard
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 12, 2006, 01:16:17 pm
When Jack is pretending to ride a bull his speech includes "...but he can't dashboard me!"   :laugh:
Title: "E" is eye
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 01:52:21 pm
Jack initially communicated with the Mexican prostitute by eye contact.
Title: "F" is fool
Post by: amh on April 12, 2006, 02:07:20 pm
Alma said "Don't try to fool me no more, Ennis. I know what it means", when she confronts him at Thanksgiving.
Title: "G" is Game
Post by: DeeDee on April 12, 2006, 02:11:36 pm
"Don't want Game and Fish to catch us with no elk."
Title: H is horses
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 12, 2006, 02:22:43 pm
 :)
Title: "I" is intertwined
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 12, 2006, 03:26:21 pm
The shirts, and their two lives were intertwined.
Title: "J" is Jolly
Post by: amh on April 12, 2006, 03:30:59 pm
...as in the Jolly Minister who performs Ennis and Alma's wedding.
Title: K is Kirk
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 12, 2006, 03:57:41 pm
Kirk Jarrett was the Stunt Coordinator for the film. ;)
Title: L is lurking
Post by: DeeDee on April 12, 2006, 04:07:34 pm
Aguirre was lurking in the woods watching the boys make love.
Title: "M" is message
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 04:12:45 pm
After arriving unannounced, Jack tells Ennis: "Got your message 'bout the divorce."
Title: "N" is nominations
Post by: amh on April 12, 2006, 04:37:58 pm
BBM received 8 Academy Award nominations and should have won them all.


=comment= Fran E. - LOVE your new name!! - Ann Marie

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=comment= Fran-E -- AMH 4got the "-"
-- and let it be known who chose it: Will!
That's how I addressed Fran in PMs: Fran-E
as it spelled "Frannie" as well as match "Will-U".
 
Title: "O" is offal
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 12, 2006, 05:09:16 pm
The part of the sheep that the coyote ate, while Ennis and Jack left the dogs to babysit them
Title: "P" is powdered
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 12, 2006, 05:24:05 pm
Ennis asks where the powdered milk is when the groceries are delivered.  :)
Title: "Q" is query
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 05:26:39 pm
After Thanksgiving dinner, Alma had a query for Ennis:  "You still go fishin' with Jack Twist?"
Title: "R" is reckon
Post by: DeeDee on April 12, 2006, 05:33:43 pm
Ennis tells his daughter, "Reckon they can find themselves another cowboy."
Title: "S" is support.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 12, 2006, 05:44:16 pm
"You ever hear of child support?"
Title: "T" is travelin'
Post by: Will-U on April 12, 2006, 07:49:16 pm
Travelin' roun' the coffeepot.

=comment=
I was owed a turn!  As the red ball bounced, now I finally took it!

Will-T  O0
Title: "U" is up-and-down
Post by: Will-U on April 12, 2006, 08:44:19 pm
One of the words or terms to describe Ennis & Jack's long relationship is up-and-down!  It sho 'nuff was.



[Answer List Girlz:  Up-and-down is one-word; a double-hyphen word.]
Title: "V" is visibly
Post by: Fran on April 12, 2006, 08:48:06 pm
Alma was visibly pregnant with Monroe's baby by Thanksgiving.
Title: "W" is wives
Post by: DeeDee on April 12, 2006, 08:53:16 pm
Both our boys had wives.
Title: "X" is xtremely
Post by: Will-U on April 13, 2006, 01:36:42 am
Lureen's hair was xtremely blonde at the end of BBM.
Title: Y is yard
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 01:42:05 am
Story Ennis felt like someone was pulling his guts out hand over hand a yard at a time.

Title: "Z" is zinc
Post by: Fran on April 13, 2006, 02:29:53 am
Beans contain zinc.
Title: Round 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 13, 2006, 02:30:51 am
Next letter: A
Title: "A" is allotments
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 10:37:39 am
"Forest Service got designated campsites on the allotments." :)
Title: "B" is bedrolls
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 13, 2006, 10:40:01 am
Ennis and Jack have bedrolls attached to their saddles. ;)
Title: "C" is Carl
Post by: amh on April 13, 2006, 11:48:08 am
Cassie's new boyfriend, who even talks.
Title: "D" is donkey
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 12:10:05 pm
There's a donkey in the background when Jack is cruising the streets of Juarez. :)
Title: E is edgy
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 01:03:12 pm
Ennis could get a lit-tle edgy from time to time.


Title: F is floor
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 13, 2006, 01:10:16 pm
When Alma confronts Ennis at Thanksgiving, he's angry enough to say "I'll make him eat the f***in' floor, and you, too."
Title: G is gusto
Post by: southendmd on April 13, 2006, 01:23:55 pm
....as in Ennis ate his beans with gusto.
Title: H is hospital
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 01:29:33 pm
Where Jack’s uncle was ensconced with his illness.   :)
Title: I is island
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 13, 2006, 02:10:59 pm
The Irish meaning of Ennis is island.  :D
Title: J is Junior
Post by: southendmd on April 13, 2006, 03:12:32 pm
...as in what Ennis called his daughter :-*
Title: "K" is Kappa
Post by: Will-U on April 13, 2006, 03:36:45 pm
OMG, Girlz, surprisingly none of U thought to mention Lureen's girlz' sorority?  Remember, Kappa Phi, Girlz!


=aside=
Speaking of sororities, where's Mandy?! :-\
Title: "L" is Lord's
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 04:04:53 pm
The Lord's Prayer is recited at Ennis and Alma's wedding.  How's that for a Maundy Thursday entry! :)
Title: M is Methodist
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 13, 2006, 04:06:45 pm
Ennis' family's religion.   :)
Title: "N" is normal
Post by: DeeDee on April 13, 2006, 04:34:58 pm
Ennis asks Jack if his marriage to Lureen is "normal and all".
Title: O is ogre
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 04:45:49 pm
John Twist is an angry ogre. >:(
Title: P is prurient
Post by: southendmd on April 13, 2006, 04:53:31 pm
...as in Aguirre's prurient interest in our boys' rough-housing.
Title: Q is quaff
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 05:17:12 pm
Our Boys surely did quaff their whiskey with gusto.

Title: "R" is roper
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 13, 2006, 05:21:51 pm
Ennis' Dad participated as a roper in rodeos. :)
Title: S is spread
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 13, 2006, 05:23:44 pm
Jack speaks of one day owning his own spread.   :D
Title: T is tears
Post by: southendmd on April 13, 2006, 05:30:58 pm
...as in what Jack and Ennis shed from time to time :'(
Title: U is urinate
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 05:34:29 pm
Story Ennis does in the sink.

Title: =question=
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 13, 2006, 06:38:34 pm
I don't recall Ennis doing this in the story, perhaps Jack. Can you elaborate, Elle?
Title: "V" is vehicles
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 13, 2006, 06:49:41 pm
There were many abandoned vehicles strewn thruout the movie, mostly pick-up trucks.
Title: "W" is winning
Post by: DeeDee on April 13, 2006, 06:59:13 pm
Jack finally had a winning ride on the bull.
Title: X is for xiphoid
Post by: southendmd on April 13, 2006, 08:14:40 pm
...as in Ennis shoves Jack in his xiphoid process (this is the lower part of the sternum)
Title: "Y" is yin
Post by: amh on April 13, 2006, 08:59:04 pm
Jack was the yin to Ennis' yang.  Or something like that.  I saw Jake say that in an interview once.
Title: "Z" is zapped
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 13, 2006, 09:25:30 pm
Forty-two sheep were zapped by lightning.
Title: Round 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 13, 2006, 10:10:52 pm
And it hasn't even been two weeks!

Next up:  A
Title: =reply=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 11:17:51 pm
I don't recall Ennis doing this in the story, perhaps Jack. Can you elaborate, Elle?

Hi Frontie, sorry to have only just seen your question.  It's in the first paragraph of the story.  And by Jove, you can spell zenophobia with a Z!  We both learned something.  What a game.
Title: A is awards
Post by: Ellemeno on April 13, 2006, 11:25:57 pm
So many heaped on this beautiful film.
Title: "B" is boutonniere
Post by: Fran on April 14, 2006, 12:18:36 am
Ennis was wearing a carnation boutonniere at his wedding.
Title: "C" is carving
Post by: Will-U on April 14, 2006, 02:33:36 am
"C" is carving the what?  The turkey!! (I'll avoid an aside.)  Mr. Jack was carving with a real knife at his ("this is my") house and Miss Monroe was electric knife carving (just like a real femme) over at her house. :laugh:
Title: D is dark
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 03:07:09 am
As in what my DVD's first tent scene so frustratingly is, and the magazine photograph of some dark-haired movie star that was taped to the wall beside Jack's boyhood bed.

Title: "E" is eighteen
Post by: Fran on April 14, 2006, 08:59:47 am
Ennis' child support payments will stop when Alma Jr. and Jenny reach age eighteen.
Title: F is fling
Post by: southendmd on April 14, 2006, 09:04:06 am
...as in Cassie had a tendency to fling her hair at unsuspecting cowboys.
Title: "G" is gas
Post by: amh on April 14, 2006, 09:43:46 am
Ennis says "Give it some gas" when they are tooling around with the engine in Jack's truck after coming down from the mountain.
Title: "H" is heifers
Post by: Fran on April 14, 2006, 09:49:19 am
Ennis to Alma after dropping off the kids while she's working at the grocery store: "I can't afford to not be there when them heifers calve. Be my job if i lose any of 'em."
Title: "I" is is
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 14, 2006, 10:49:42 am
Most famous use of the word is in BBM: "The truth is, Sometimes I miss you so much, I can hardly stand it." (Jack dropped the s in is--why?)
Title: "J" is John
Post by: Will-U on April 14, 2006, 11:25:52 am
OMG!  Can U believe that no one mentioned Jack's father John the Bastard Twist?!

C'mon, Playerz!  Great, this game will live "forever", the same amount of time that U logged in for at BetterMost -- "forever"! :)
Title: K is knees
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 02:02:46 pm
Our Boys were on em at some important times of intimacy.
Title: L is Ledger
Post by: southendmd on April 14, 2006, 02:19:35 pm
... as in Heath, of course.  ;)
Title: "M" is micromanager
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 14, 2006, 03:02:29 pm
When it comes to directing, Ang Lee is not a micromanager.  :)


[Do not delete this post even though it was XXX'd in the next round.]
Title: N is nope
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 03:54:28 pm
When Ennis asks about the Army not getting Jack, he responds "Nope, too busted up."  ;)
Title: "O" is old
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 14, 2006, 05:08:34 pm
Ennis to Jack: "Old Brokeback got us good.... didn't it?"

=comment= Ann Marie
Ann Marie - LOL, when I saw your "gas", I thought you meant that they had gas from eating all those beans! :laugh:

=comment= AMH
I thought the same "gas" thing!  To quote The Stones: "It's a gas, gas gas"!
BTW, Mandy & I are soooo glad that Bucky Bee was gassed from A-Idol!! ;)
Will-G
Title: "P" is parka
Post by: DeeDee on April 14, 2006, 05:21:06 pm
As in "I'll freeze if I don't find that parka...."




=Question=
Elllemeno, where exactly is this dark-haired movie star pic?  I only see one near his desk... now I'm curious!
Title: Q is quarrel
Post by: southendmd on April 14, 2006, 05:45:57 pm
there were several in the film. >:(
Title: "R" is restraint
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 14, 2006, 06:05:57 pm
This film was directed with and features a mood of restraint.
Title: =reply= Dee
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 06:11:14 pm
Question:
Elllemeno, where exactly is this pic?  I only see one near his desk... now I'm curious.


You mean the dark-haired movie star?  It's in the short story.  Some people have said they can see it in the film, but I can't.  What I've wondered is whether it's a man or woman.

Title: S is saddles
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 06:16:44 pm
O lucky saddles that carry Our Boys.
Title: T is Tetons
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 14, 2006, 06:20:00 pm
Ennis is supposed to be on a roundup over "near the Tetons" when Alma, Jr. plans to marry.   :D
Title: =reply= Elle
Post by: DeeDee on April 14, 2006, 06:21:39 pm
Oh, I see it in the story now.  The only pic I see in the movie is a rodeo scene by his desk....! How sad that little room is....?
Title: "U" is uh
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 06:24:04 pm
Monroe's answer when Ennis doesn't know what condiments are: "Uh, ketchup." :)
Title: V is vast
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 06:25:45 pm
One of my favorite lines from the story:

Like vast clouds of steam from thermal springs in winter the years of things unsaid  and now unsayable -- admissions, declarations, shames, guilts, fears -- rose around  them.

To PirateBride: Imagine going from a fine man who says "hunh" to one who merely says "uh."
Title: =reply=
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 06:33:25 pm
To Ellemeno:  In this case I'd take "hunh" over "uh" wouldn't you?   :)
Title: W is waving
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 14, 2006, 06:38:54 pm
Jack describes himself as "wavin' to the girls in the stands!" when he's pretending to be a bull rider.  :D
Title: X is X
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 06:41:44 pm
X in Roman numerals is ten, our rating for BBM!  I used this in our last version and it was nominated for a "Willy" and I was so proud!   :)
Title: Y is yonder
Post by: Ellemeno on April 14, 2006, 06:47:46 pm
Up on the mountain, even when he's way over yonder, Ennis likes to watch Jack, if he can.

The PirateBride - I nominated you for that Willy!
Title: "Z" is zippers
Post by: DeeDee on April 14, 2006, 06:58:35 pm
You hear plenty of zippers opening in the first tent scene.... :o
Title: Round 22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 07:28:45 pm
Good work, boys and girls!

Ellemeno, yes it was you, a zillion thanks!   :)
Title: "A" is Anne
Post by: amh on April 14, 2006, 08:19:41 pm
A is for Anne Hathaway, who played Lureen.
Title: B is blizzard
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 14, 2006, 09:14:52 pm
Ennis worked through a blizzard at Christmas.  Brrr!   :D
Title: C is crap
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 14, 2006, 09:29:05 pm
Jack claims when he gets his own spread he "wont have to put up with Joe Aguirre's crap no more."   ;)
Title: "D" is door
Post by: DeeDee on April 14, 2006, 09:55:42 pm
Alma comes to the door.....
Title: "E" is ever
Post by: amh on April 14, 2006, 11:32:06 pm
Ennis says "You ever hear of child support?" in the lake confrontation scene.
Title: "F" is feet
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 01:14:30 am
"F" is for flung feet by Cassie Ann neurotically on Ennis' lap!  Ennis should have "F" "f"***in' "F" flung her on the "F" floor!   

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=comment=
Happy Easter, to all of U Gyrlz (-1) -- and, of horse, U cow-Boyz!

Will-ABC ;D & Dre the Butch Bunny
Title: "G" is grave
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 15, 2006, 01:39:20 am
RIP Jack Twist  :'(

...or, grave as in "serious", which this film certainly was.
Title: "H" is hard
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 02:27:17 am
The Basque told Ennis, "Them soup boxes are hard to pack."
Title: I is internal
Post by: Ellemeno on April 15, 2006, 02:37:37 am
Ennis's internal homophobia
Title: "J" is June
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 02:56:14 am
The month June is when Ennis & Jack "reunited" -- and it looked so good!  It would have been during Gay Pride Month except back then they didn't have it -- or any pride! :(
Title: "K" is kick
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 10:06:17 am
With a sudden kick to the head, Ennis knocked the biker out cold.
Title: "L" is leapt
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 15, 2006, 11:30:03 am
Jack + Ennis leapt off of the cliff naked  ;D
Title: "M" is maternal
Post by: amh on April 15, 2006, 12:13:41 pm
Jack's mom was very maternal to Ennis when he visted the Twist homestead after Jack's death.
Title: N is neither
Post by: Ellemeno on April 15, 2006, 12:25:10 pm
As the story says, "Neither of them was twenty."

As Fran suggested I've explained where I got that remark.  I'm sorry, it seems like we mostly all know the story and movie so well, it didn't seem necessary to explain that oft-quoted line.  I like that we are "in the know" and don't need to over-explain stuff. 
Title: "O" is overalls
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 12:39:30 pm
John Twist was wearing a pair of blue denim overalls.
Title: "P" is piss
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 01:27:41 pm
In the same liquidly-discharging vein as Round 20's "U" is for "urinate"....

Piss was what E&J definitely did in the woods, which was their entire BBM scenario.

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=reply= "N"
"Neither of them was twenty" is a direct Annie Proulx quote from the short story. If Clarissa will add quotation marks or credit the author -- something along the lines of "Annie Proulx wrote" etc. -- it will clarify the vague and questionable post for everyone. An explanation is a requirement of the game.

Fran-E
Title: "Q" is quite
Post by: DeeDee on April 15, 2006, 03:08:32 pm
Ennis:  "That harmonica don't sound quite right."
Title: "R" is radiator
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 03:15:16 pm
There is a radiator just below the window in Jack's boyhood bedroom.
Title: XXX - micromanager
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 03:25:10 pm
"When it comes to directing, Ang Lee is not a micromanager."

Quoting Will here: "The 'ABCs of BBM' is for what is or is about BBM -- not what isn't!"  Lee, you need to tell us what Ang Lee is here, not what he isn't. Do you see where I'm coming from? If not, PM me, and I'll attempt to clarify.

Fran

=comment=
Players, we need a new "M" for the preceding round.   

The letter after that is "S."
Title: "M" is McMurtry
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 03:30:51 pm
=note= 
This is a replacement answer for a posilutely N/G prior "M"! :-X

BBM's co-Screenwriter Mr. McMurtry as in Larryette! ;)

Guess who's turn it is next for "S"?  Mine! :P
Title: ABCs =milestone= 2,500 viewz
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 04:19:19 pm
[size=17]"ABCs of BBM" hitz 2,500 viewz!!!!![/size]

This really is a huge milestone -- especially at the BetterMost Board, which, with this kind of traffic, certifies that it is not "small'' anymore.  ;)

The "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain" have hit a whopping two and a half thousand (2,500) verified "views" -- and all in less than two weeks!!  ;D  :)  :laugh:

Gamely,
Will-U
Steering the Titanic of "BBM" games --
this "S.S. BBM-ABC" ship is unsinkable!!
And, it is now sailing in troll-free waters.


=historic milestone=
Today, April 15th, is the sad 94th anniversary of the actual sinking of the real Titanic! :(
Title: "S" is son
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 04:37:02 pm
Let's see... we have Ennis as the son who lost his parents and Jack as the son who is survived by his parents and, of course, as said to Ennis by Jack: "...son of a whoreson bitch"! :P
Title: T is Texas
Post by: DeeDee on April 15, 2006, 04:39:36 pm
Nobody mentioned Texas?
Title: "U" is upended
Post by: amh on April 15, 2006, 05:24:15 pm
Alma's seeing Ennis and Jake smooching upended what the happy marriage she thought she had.
Title: "V" is vibrations
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 06:18:39 pm
Proulx wrote: "Ennis' breath came slow and quiet, he hummed, rocked a little in the sparklight and Jack leaned against the steady heartbeat, the vibrations of the humming like faint electricity...."
Title: "W" is waitress
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 06:48:14 pm
The cast character "waitress", played by Valerie Planche, who is barely seen in the first bar (& grill) scene w/ Ennis & Jack after they sign-up at BBM.  This was a topical subject at the BBM Board.  U only saw Val in the background wiping the tables yet she's listed as a key BBM cast member.

=question=
Does "The Waitress" get to speak in the DVD version of BBM?  I'm not buying the BBM dvd until we get a widescreen t.v.  Period!  Even Dre agrees on that.

BTW, are or were any members here waitresses?  U know who this is for!  Don't answer here.  U can PM me if U want.  ;)
Title: "X" is xclusive
Post by: Lumičre on April 15, 2006, 09:35:44 pm
After Ennis' divorce, Jack was the sole person who had xclusive access to his affections and to his hot body.  ;)



( I used this in the first "ABCs" game on the IMDb Board! ) :P
Title: "Y" is yang
Post by: Fran on April 15, 2006, 10:25:19 pm
Jack is yin to Ennis' yang.
Title: "Z" is zzzzz's
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 10:47:59 pm
What Ennis was doin' loud enough to be heard while he was sleepin' after drinkin' -- zzzzz's -- before Jack told him to get the hell into the tent.  The rest was history.... 
Title: Round 23!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 15, 2006, 11:00:25 pm
 ;D
Title: "A" is anal
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 15, 2006, 11:01:36 pm
...as in anal intercourse :o
Title: "B" is bravado
Post by: Lumičre on April 15, 2006, 11:21:53 pm
... which Ennis was sometimes good at displaying ...

When he was leaving Jack after that summer on Brokeback, he casually said: "I guess I'll see you around, hunh??"...as if he really didn't care, only to break down a little while later with gut cramps and in tears!  :(
Title: "C" is Cartwright
Post by: Will-U on April 15, 2006, 11:29:41 pm
Cartwright is the last name of waitress Cassie of the fourth bar scene in BBM -- the one who picks up the empty bottles and Ennis.   

=aside=
It's like deja vu all over again as Cartwright was one of my "C" answers at the premier game of the "ABCs at BBM"!  ;)

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=reply= Waitress
Thanx 4 ur quick and nice msg., Mystery Waitress.  I knew U'd catch it!  ;)

Title: "D" is done
Post by: Fran on April 16, 2006, 12:27:08 am
Ennis describes seeing Earl's corpse: "My daddy, he made sure me and my brother seen it. Hell, for all I know, he done the job."
Title: E is eagle
Post by: Ellemeno on April 16, 2006, 10:34:51 am
I'm glad that eagle feather didn't make it into the movie.
Title: "F" is Faris
Post by: amh on April 16, 2006, 11:11:21 am
....as in Anna Faris, who played Lashawn.

Title: "G" is guys
Post by: Fran on April 16, 2006, 11:47:03 am
Ennis told Jack: "Two guys living together? No way."

=clarification= E is eagle
In reponse to anticipated PMs regarding "what eagle feather," the poster is referring to an incident in the short story. During the first bar scene, Jack talks about the 42 sheep that were killed by lightning the previous summer and says that he killed an eagle. He then turns to show Ennis the eagle feather in his hatband. Later on in the short story, Jack is described as still having the eagle feather in his old hat in May of 1983.

Title: "H" is hitches
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 16, 2006, 04:10:28 pm
The Basque showed Ennis how to secure the mules' loads with half hitches, inspiring Jack to say, "Let's git, unless you want to stand around tying knots all day."
Title: "I" is ignore
Post by: amh on April 16, 2006, 04:19:14 pm
In the screenplay, after Ennis and Jack first check each out in front of Aguirre's trailer, "the two ignore each other completely."
Title: J is Joe
Post by: Ellemeno on April 16, 2006, 04:50:40 pm
Aguirre.
Title: "K" is know
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 16, 2006, 05:27:23 pm
...could get you killed if I should come to know them." Said by Ennis in both the story and the film
Title: "L" is lube
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 16, 2006, 06:21:37 pm
Some manufactured lube would have been helpful, but they had to settle with spit as lubrication.  ;D
Title: "M" is Mexico
Post by: DeeDee on April 16, 2006, 06:43:30 pm
Mexico, where Jack was looking for something he hardly ever gets....
 :'(
Title: "N" is nursing
Post by: amh on April 16, 2006, 07:46:25 pm
Ennis told Jack that Cassie wanted to go to "nursing school or somethin'"...
Title: "O" is ordering
Post by: Will-U on April 16, 2006, 08:53:05 pm
Ennis was ordering soup (instead of beans) for his and Jack's weekly delivery at BBM.
Title: "P" is paw
Post by: DeeDee on April 16, 2006, 09:50:54 pm
As in my signature.... best line in the book
Title: Q is quashed
Post by: Ellemeno on April 16, 2006, 10:00:39 pm
A less optimistic sort than Jack would have had his hopes quashed far sooner.
Title: R is refrigerator
Post by: Fran on April 16, 2006, 10:51:55 pm
Ennis kept a bottle of white wine, a legacy of Cassie, in his refrigerator.
Title: "S" is submarine
Post by: amh on April 16, 2006, 11:09:59 pm
In the short story, Ennis and Jack talk about the submarine Thresher and what its doomed last minutes must have been like.
Title: "T" is turkeys
Post by: Will-U on April 16, 2006, 11:33:25 pm
On Thanksgiving Day, we saw more than one turkey; thus -- the two turkeys -- one belonging to "the Monroes" where Ennis was having T-Day w/ his two kids, his x-wife and her new fem hubby; the other turkey was at Jack's, namely, Newsome!  :)


 
Title: "U" is upstairs
Post by: Fran on April 16, 2006, 11:50:14 pm
Jack followed Ennis upstairs to the apartment where he was introduced to Alma.
Title: "V" is Versatile
Post by: Lumičre on April 17, 2006, 12:36:40 am
The name of the combine that Jack is driving with little Bobby.
Title: "W" is window
Post by: Will-U on April 17, 2006, 12:46:10 am
When he first entered Jack's childhood bedroom, Ennis opened the window to let in some very needed fresh air.  Then, he pointedly stared out the window.  :'(
Title: "X" is xcitement
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 09:05:21 am
Ennis could not hide his xcitement when Jack appeared in Riverton for the four-year reunion.

Title: Y is Yeager
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 17, 2006, 10:50:10 am
Jodi Yeager was a Post Production Accountant.   :D

I'm so glad the game didn't stop for the Easter holiday!  I was making square tortillas and stuffing eggs all weekend long.   :D
Title: "Z" is zany
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 17, 2006, 11:05:09 am
Jack's zany antics while pretending to ride a bull, borrowed from Arturo, where oh where is he?  :)

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=reply= "A" to "Z"
"A" is for Arturo, who has not yet respnded to any messages;
however, he did at least register at BM.  (See Members List.)

And, in keeping with the "ABCs" motto from "A" to "Z"....
"Z" is for Zinaida as in the Pirate Bride!  :)

WLH-V (since U miss TOB)
Title: Round 24 !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 17, 2006, 11:06:02 am
You all are so much fun!   :laugh:
Title: A is ain't
Post by: memento on April 17, 2006, 11:27:17 am
as in I ain't  queer and ain't no reins on this one.

Sorry about the ambrosia - I didn't see Pierre's answer to that question and thank you
for the welcome.

Sandy

Title: =comment= What's Bobby eating?
Post by: amh on April 17, 2006, 11:36:07 am
First, let me say yippee, Sandy (memento) is back!!!!  Please join me in giving her a rousing welcome to BetterMost, and most importantly, the ABCs of BBM!!!!!!!

I think most folks probably aren't aware there has been an answer to the great "What the hell is Bobby eating" debate, straight from Pierre Tremblay himself, and I figured it would be educational for us all.  Some early CT founders had posed 10 questions to Pierre, one of which was this one.  I posted the text below.

Also, if anyone would like to read all 10 of Pierre's answers, I have them in Word format and would be happy to email them to you.  It's a wonderfully insightful interview and a great read.  They were also posted awhile back on the new Chez Tremblay here at BetterMost, but I haven't scrolled back to find them yet.

QUESTION #9

What the hell was Bobby eating?
 
PIERRE'S RESPONSE:

I heard this might be the most hotly discussed question on the board so I'll be careful to be clear... 
 
Bobby was eating cereal with pieces of fruit in it. I think it was peach but I'm not one hundred percent sure on the fruit.

Title: Re: "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" -- the original BBM Game
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 17, 2006, 12:02:29 pm
Can I make a motion to unsticky this thread?
Title: B is burning
Post by: Ellemeno on April 17, 2006, 12:18:23 pm
Most of the times Our Boys are together, there is a fire burning.


Can I make a motion to unsticky this thread?

It's fine with me to have it unstickyed - I play it anyway, which is probably true for all of us.  It does seem like it would be fairer to the other games (which I play too), to not have it stickyed.

Title: "C" is camps
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 12:30:07 pm
Joe Aguirre told Jack and Ennis: "Them camps  can be three, four miles from where we pasture the woolies."

=comment= Bobby's cereal
My follow-up question for Pierre would have been: Why was Bobby eating cereal at Thanksgiving?
Title: D is double
Post by: memento on April 17, 2006, 12:32:31 pm
Double negatives are used by almost everyone in the film - such as "don't never" and "don't hardly."
Title: "E" is ecstatic
Post by: Will-U on April 17, 2006, 01:30:33 pm
Ennis & Jack's relationship was frequently ecstatic.  Witness their hot 4-year reunion scene in Riverton!  :-*

Title: "F" is fault
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 01:50:19 pm
Ennis told Jack, "Shut up about Alma. This ain't her fault."
Title: =suggestion=
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 17, 2006, 02:01:11 pm
Reason (as per Will request to provide one):

It seems more user-friendly to only have the reference/answer threads sticky'd at the top of the games page, rather than any of the actual games. 3 sticky'd threads is a bit much. I went to check on the ABC letters used and accidentally went into the game. While I understand your "shoe and sneaker" simile, Will, not everyone plays the ABCs game. I do but you pm'd me a list of things I was doing wrong and now I'm too scared to play! :) Just joking... kinda.

Just my opinion, y'all. If no one agrees, it's not like I'm gonna be up in a tizzy about it. Just askin'.

Sparkle_Motion

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=decision= Sparkle
Your 'motion' for the "ABCs" link to be un-sticky at the Games Board has been approved by a 2 to 1 vote!!  We welcome sensible motions.

Will-Y
Title: "G" is general
Post by: amh on April 17, 2006, 02:09:58 pm
as in general delivery, the mode by which Jack sent that first postcard to Ennis.
Title: "H" is Harris
Post by: Will-U on April 17, 2006, 03:53:02 pm
Miss Barbara Harris, the Voice Casting crewmember from BBM.


Title: "I" is interred
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 04:18:50 pm
Lureen tells Ennis over the phone: "He was cremated, like he wanted, and half his ashes was interred here."


=question= FGH
Are U sure that Lureen said "was" (wrong) -- or "were" (right)??  Juss wondrin'.   Can someone please play your BBM dvd and go to the very end w/ Lureen on the phone w/ Ennis to determine if she actually said "was"?!  I can imagine Ennis sayin' that but not the educated junior Mrs. Twist.   

=reply=
The screenplay says "was", and while I haven't watched my DVD again tonight, I'm pretty sure she does in the movie as well.
-amh

=comment=

Just to add my two cents: our Junior Mrs. Twist is correct (if those nuns taught me right!):  "half" is the subject, and requires "was".
 Sorta like when you say, "none of those bikers was very nice."
--Paul (southendmd)
Title: J is jamas
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 17, 2006, 04:41:25 pm
Ennis wore striped jamas.
Title: "K" is Ken
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 17, 2006, 05:12:41 pm
Mr. Ken Wills was the Property Master.  :)
Title: "L" is lucky
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 17, 2006, 05:15:24 pm
Jack claims "She got lucky" when discussing the mare that threw him.  Would that we were so "lucky!" :D
Title: "M" is miles
Post by: DeeDee on April 17, 2006, 05:45:20 pm
"One curve in the road in 43 miles and they miss it. "
Title: N is nicked
Post by: Ellemeno on April 17, 2006, 06:03:17 pm
Story Ennis had "big, nicked hands."
Title: "O" is of
Post by: Will-U on April 17, 2006, 06:22:16 pm
Jack to his father-in-law SOB Newsome: "Sit down U old son of a bitch before I...."

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=aside=
Oh, look, I finally have "69" posts! ;)  Very BBM!! :P
Title: "P" is pasture
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 06:36:09 pm
Joe Aguirre to Jack and Ennis: "Them camps can be three, four miles from where we pasture the woolies."
Title: Q is Quaid
Post by: Ellemeno on April 17, 2006, 06:40:59 pm
Randy
Title: "R" is riding
Post by: DeeDee on April 17, 2006, 07:05:34 pm
Aguirre comes riding up.







Thanks for the highlight Will. ;)


Just got my 5 stars now!
Title: S is spit
Post by: memento on April 17, 2006, 07:16:25 pm
Ennis used spit as a lubricant and Jack's father spit
into a coffee cup.
Title: "T" is tack
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 17, 2006, 07:25:41 pm
The saddle, bridle, and other riding implements are called the horse's tack.
Title: U is unbuckled
Post by: Ellemeno on April 17, 2006, 08:17:52 pm
Belts got unbuckled.
Title: "V" is vest
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 08:40:52 pm
The first time Joe Aguirre appears on screen, he is wearing a vest.
Title: "W" is Wroe
Post by: amh on April 17, 2006, 09:18:00 pm
as in Don Wroe who owned the cabin where Ennis says they had a good time that year.
Title: "X" is xerotripsis
Post by: memento on April 17, 2006, 09:30:39 pm
With the exception of the spit, Jack and Ennis' first sexual encounter was an example
of  xerotripsis  (dry friction).
Title: "Y" is year
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 09:47:49 pm
Lureen to Jack: "Still don't seem fair, you drivin' up there two or three times a year, him never comin' down here...."
Title: Z is zooms
Post by: Ellemeno on April 17, 2006, 11:35:06 pm
Aguirre zooms in on our little darlins with his 10X42 binocs.
Title: Round 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 17, 2006, 11:54:46 pm
Halfway to 50.....

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=congratulations= All Playerz
25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rounds of the "ABCs at BBM" in exactly two weeks!!  As many of U know, that is incredibly at an even faster rate -- yet more peaceful -- than at IMDB!

Mod (better than Mad) Will ;D
Title: "A" is a
Post by: Will-U on April 18, 2006, 04:33:33 am
Randall to Jack (on the porch bench for two):  "....a little getaway".
Title: "B" is bowlegged
Post by: Ray on April 18, 2006, 06:13:09 am
Ennis is and I'm sure if you asked him, he'd blame being bowlegged on all the horse riding?!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!  Miss me?

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=reply= Ray
Yeah, we missed ya -- that's why I wrote U
and told U 2 git ur azz back here pronto, B!

Will-U & da Boyz
Title: "C" is camel
Post by: amh on April 18, 2006, 08:45:58 am
Ennis said he shot a coyote that looked like he could eat a camel.



And YES Ray, I'm thrilled you're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :) :) :)   I miss your witicisms - keep playing!!!
Title: "D" is ditch
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 08:55:44 am
Ennis tells Jack: "They found Earl dead in a irrigation ditch."
Title: "E" is embrace
Post by: memento on April 18, 2006, 09:17:01 am
From the story:  "the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger"
Title: "F" is fair
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 18, 2006, 09:23:19 am
Jack is described as fair  in the story, but what happened to him wasn't.
Title: G is genius
Post by: Ray on April 18, 2006, 09:33:38 am
as in genius loci:  "Brokeback Mountain is all we got!" The memory of this place shall keep our memory alive!


I love the word "shall" because it makes me feel like I'm dressed in a double-breasted suit with a caviar canape in my left hand while I swish a dual olive martini in my right!
Title: H is headache
Post by: southendmd on April 18, 2006, 11:31:08 am
...Ennis had a top-grade one, on the morning after tent #1 :-\
Title: "I" is intercourse
Post by: Ray on April 18, 2006, 11:46:19 am
The conversation taking place between Le Shawn and Lureen going to the bathroom to powder their noses, and when they return!


=question= Ray
We've seen "Le Shawn" spelt two different
ways as both "LaShawn" and "Lashawn"
-- butt leave it 2 U 2 come up w/ a 3rd!!!
BTW.... wrong!  "U bet" we missed ya.
Good that your "intercoursing" again.

Will-I
Title: "J" is jog
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 18, 2006, 12:24:44 pm
There was a tiny jog  in the wall of the closet, where the shirts were hidden.


=congratulations=
Congratulations to us on our 25th round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel like we are just beginning!
Title: K is kitsch
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 01:00:16 pm
I love pausing the DVD and looking at the Newsome-Twist living room, it is so full of kitsch.


Yay for Ray being back!
Title: "L" is leitmotif
Post by: southendmd on April 18, 2006, 01:12:44 pm
Ang's use of water images throughout the film is a recurring theme, or leitmotif.


=question=
Dear Dr. South End:
U can have it 'both ways' butt not here!
U have "leitmotif" and "leitmotig"!?
Surprised no one else noticed?!?!
Cud guess answer but "I won't!"

Will-U
(U're a Med; I'm a Mod!)
Title: "M" is mistake
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 01:19:21 pm
Ennis to Alma after she told him that supper was on the stove and that she had promised Monroe that she'd take the extra shift: "Well, tell him you made a f*ckin' mistake."
Title: N is necking
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 01:23:26 pm
Alma caught Ennis and Jack necking.
Title: "O" is overwrought
Post by: Lumičre on April 18, 2006, 02:43:26 pm
Ennis was deeply agitated, overwelmed with grief --overwrought-- when he fell to his knees in that dark alley.  He sobbed and wept for his beloved Jack....  :'(

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=congratulations= "L"
"Lucise" is finally with a capital "L"!
U really look so much better, dear.
Who put that idea into my --
I mean, your -- head?!
Will-L
Title: "P" is Pope
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 18, 2006, 02:50:44 pm
"YOu used to come away easy--now it's like seeing the Pope."  --Jack to Ennis.
Title: "Q" is quixotic
Post by: memento on April 18, 2006, 03:11:42 pm
Jack was quixotic in that he disregarded conventional wisdom and personal consequences and courageously sought an impossible dream.
Title: "R" is remember
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 03:45:50 pm
Alma to Ennis after Thanksgiving dinner: "...And then you come back lookin' all perky and said you'd caught a bunch a browns and ate them up. Do you remember?"
Title: S is shallow
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 04:00:44 pm
As a family, those Newsomes seem pretty shallow.

The water Ennis washed the coffeepot in was shallow.
Title: "T" is toboggan
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 18, 2006, 04:02:48 pm
Ennis and Alma are riding a toboggan shortly after they're married.  :)


=comment=
And... it was all downhill from there for Ennis & Alma!!

Will-T
Title: U is undo
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 18, 2006, 04:14:48 pm
Ennis couldn't undo his pants quickly enough in the first tent scene.   :D

I thought Jack's ideas about a life with Ennis being ubiquitous would be self-explanatory because they were ever present in his mind.   I recall a discussion about having more latitude with these difficult letters as time goes on.  I imagine this word will not be questioned in later rounds.  :D
Title: =question re meaning=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 04:17:28 pm
Hi JulietteMontague,  how do you mean that about "ubiquitous?"  I understand that word to mean everywhere, as in "These days, Starbucks is ubiquitous."  How does the word apply here?

Title: "V" is volunteered
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 04:30:31 pm
After Alma Jr. knocked over the jars of mixed nuts in the grocery store, Monroe volunteered to clean up the mess for Alma so she would be free to call her sister to come get the girls.
Title: W is water
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 05:00:56 pm
Water, water, everywhere.  In Alma's sink, in the lakes and rivers, in the hail, in the soup, in the coffeepot...
Title: "X" is xcellent
Post by: Will-U on April 18, 2006, 05:08:26 pm
"X" is xcellent for the cinematography.  In fact, so much so that it was nominated for an Academy Award among others.
Title: Y is yearning
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 18, 2006, 05:31:24 pm
Yes, on to Y!

Jack was always yearning for Ennis.   :)
Title: Z is zigzag
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 05:45:36 pm
When Ennis wakes up in the puptent and goes outside, he does a little zigzag dance in the snow.
Title: Round 26!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 05:51:14 pm
A?
Title: "A" is apartment
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 05:53:54 pm
Ennis, Alma, and the girls lived in a small apartment over a laundromat in Riverton.
Title: B is brother
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 18, 2006, 05:57:21 pm
Ennis' brother and sister raised him after his parents' untimely demise.   :(
Title: "C" is cast-iron
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 18, 2006, 05:59:28 pm
Ennis made Jack breakfast in a cast-iron skillet.


=information= hyphenated words
For ALL, as an example, the answer here is "cast-iron".
As a hyphented word, it is considered as one.  I fixed
the above.  The entire 2-part word is the answer.  For
more 411, see "ABCs Rulez" in the original post (OP).

"ABCs" Mayor Will
endorsed by Ennis!
Title: D is drama
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 06:02:36 pm
Though it has its light-hearted moments, BBM is in the drama category.
Title: "E" is eight
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 06:05:01 pm
Jack describes Bobby to Ennis and Alma:  "Eight months old. Smiles a lot."
Title: "F" is Ford
Post by: Will-U on April 18, 2006, 06:29:06 pm
Except for the first old black, Raggedy-Andy pick-up truck, Jack's pick-up trucks were one Ford after another Ford!
Title: "G" is graze
Post by: Lumičre on April 18, 2006, 06:43:18 pm
What the woolies did on the mountain pastures..
Title: H is hardship
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 06:45:42 pm
Story Ennis applied for a hardship license so that he could drive to school.
Title: "I" is it's
Post by: DeeDee on April 18, 2006, 06:50:58 pm
" It's a one shot thing we got goin' here."

"It's nobody's business but ours."
Title: J is Jesus
Post by: memento on April 18, 2006, 07:20:50 pm
Jack made an attempt at singing "Water Walking Jesus".
Title: K is kneel
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 07:24:54 pm
We see Ennis kneel in the alley
Title: "L" is lightnin'
Post by: DeeDee on April 18, 2006, 08:20:31 pm
"Last year one storm the lightnin' kilt 42 sheep."
Title: "M" is month
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 09:11:21 pm
Proulx wrote: "Ennis put his arm around Jack, pulled him close, said he saw his girls about once a  month, Alma Jr. a shy seventeen-year-old with his beanpole length, Francine a little live wire."
Title: "N" is nineteen
Post by: amh on April 18, 2006, 09:34:26 pm
The age Ennis and Jack were when they met on Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "O" is orphan
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 18, 2006, 09:52:58 pm
Ennis was an orphan.

Title: "P" is percent
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 09:59:46 pm
Joe Aguirre explains the responsibilities of the herder to Jack:  "Eat your supper, breakfast in camp, but you sleep with the sheep, hundred percent, no fire, don't leave no sign."
Title: "Q" is quarter
Post by: Will-U on April 18, 2006, 10:13:19 pm
The type of horse that Ennis rode -- besides Jack -- is a quarter horse. It is a muscular saddle horse and characterized by high speeds in short distances such as a quarter of a mile.
Title: "R" is rub
Post by: DeeDee on April 18, 2006, 10:33:59 pm
"Tryin' to get a foot rub dummy"
Title: "S" is stove
Post by: Fran on April 18, 2006, 10:53:07 pm
As she heads off for work, Alma tells Ennis, "Supper's on the stove."
Title: T is them
Post by: Ellemeno on April 18, 2006, 11:50:56 pm
Them soup boxes is hard to pack.
Title: "U" is utopia
Post by: Lumičre on April 18, 2006, 11:54:56 pm
.. or the ideal place for Jack and Ennis' love to flourish (or so they thought)...
 i.e.  Jack and Ennis regarded Brokeback mountain as a sacred place, a paradise, their utopia.
Title: "V" is violence
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 12:31:07 am
Ennis' interaction with the bikers on the Fourth of July and his encounter with the truck driver on Thanksgiving give testament to the fact that he has a tendency towards violence when angry or upset.
Title: W is want
Post by: Ellemeno on April 19, 2006, 12:33:55 am
"If you don't want anymore a my kids"

"Last summer had goddamn near twenty-five percent loss. I don't want that again."

"You want some a this hot water?"

But the biggest want was mostly unspoken.
Title: "X" is X-rated
Post by: Will-U on April 19, 2006, 02:03:50 am
Some countries and some groups found our film BBM to be X-rated!  :(
Title: "Y" is yelling
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 07:00:43 am
Alma Jr. and Jenny sat on the swings, quiet witnesses to their parents' yelling.

Title: Z is zipper
Post by: Ray on April 19, 2006, 08:09:27 am
The fly on Jack's jeans was a zipper....yes?  And there is now one on my lip!
Title: Round 27!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 08:37:07 am
I have an A so I'll go next.
Title: "A" is attitude
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 08:38:01 am
Jack finally got sick of L.D.'s attitude at Thanksgiving and let him have it.
Title: "B" is breakfast
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 09:05:39 am
Joe Aguirre explains the responsibilities of the herder to Jack:  "Eat your supper, breakfast in camp, but you sleep with the sheep, hundred percent, no fire, don't leave no sign."
Title: "C" is cigarettes
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 09:11:00 am
Almost everyone in the film smoked cigarettes. Ennis sometimes
smoked half a cigarette, put it in his pocket, and smoked the other half later.
Title: "D" is dropouts
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 10:48:46 am
Ennis and Jack were both high school
dropouts.
Title: "E" is eighty
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 10:58:34 am
The del Mars' address in Riverton is 80 Pershing Street, Apt. 2.
Title: F is filly
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 11:04:08 am
Jack's so sure about his riding abilities that he claims "I doubt there's a filly that can throw me."   :)
Title: G is gaze
Post by: Ellemeno on April 19, 2006, 11:06:07 am
Jack follows Ennis with his soft gaze at several points in the film.
Title: H is herder
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 11:08:20 am
Jack began as the herder and ended up as camptender.    :D
Title: "I" is irresponsible
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 11:21:11 am
Ennis thought it would be irresponsible for him to skip work in August to meet Jack.
Title: "J" is jukebox
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 11:23:02 am
There is a jukebox in the bar where Ennis meets Cassie.
Title: "K" is kibosh
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 11:38:45 am
Ennis always put the kibosh on Jack's idea about having
a life together.
Title: L is lassos
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 11:42:37 am
Jack lassos Ennis before they descend the mountain.   :D
Title: M is mules
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 11:48:13 am
The pack mules Ennis is in charge of for food delivery.    :)
Title: "N" is night
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 11:51:52 am
Jack to Ennis after Ennis says he wouldn't mind trading jobs: "Tell you what, you got a get up a dozen times in the night out there over them coyotes."
Title: O is obsessed
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 12:14:34 pm
Jack was obsessed  with Ennis from the moment he saw him.   :D
Title: "P" is pesos
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 12:16:02 pm
Jack used pesos to pay the prostitute in Mexico.
Title: "Q" is quarters
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 12:38:59 pm
Ennis put quarters in the jukebox.
Title: R is rim
Post by: southendmd on April 19, 2006, 12:45:20 pm
...as in tire rim
Title: "S" is songs
Post by: Will-U on April 19, 2006, 12:57:30 pm
Songs were played on the jukebox -- a word that FGH "stole" from WLH from the 1st game of "ABCs of BBM" at IMDB.  Besides Diana Ross & The Supremes -- everyone listened to them and their #1 songs -- I wonder what other artists and songs they played in that jukebox?
Title: "T" is toothpick
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 01:11:15 pm
Joe Aguirre had a toothpick in his mouth during the scene with the "stem the rose" dialogue.
Title: U is undivided
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 01:19:24 pm
I'll try U again!

Ennis always held Jack's undivided attention.   :D
Title: V is veins
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 01:22:45 pm
Jack’s broken veins let his blood and life ebb away.   :(
Title: "W" is wilderness
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 01:26:31 pm
Ennis thought it would only be safe for them to get together way out in the wilderness  every once in a while.
Title: "X" is xplicit
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 01:59:52 pm
Quoting Annie Proulx here from "Getting Movied": "I simply did not think this story could be a film:  it was too sexually xplicit for presumed mainstream tastes, the general topic of homophobia was a hot potato unless gingerly skirted, and, given Hollywood actors' reluctance to play gay men (though many gay men have brilliantly played straight guys) it would likely be difficult to find a good cast, not to say a director."
Title: Y is yield
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 02:27:59 pm
Jack was prepared to yield himself to Ennis in the tent the first time.   :D
Title: Z is zing
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 02:35:17 pm
Jack’s actions had a lot of zing to them!   :)
Title: Round 28 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 02:37:10 pm
Well done!   :)
Title: "A" is augur
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 02:45:55 pm
The spoon handle is used by Proulx as an augur  of the tire iron to come.
Title: "B" is Budweiser
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 02:49:51 pm
Which by all the empty beer bottles in the movie appears to be the brand of choice by those in BBM.
Title: "C" is Casper
Post by: Lumičre on April 19, 2006, 02:52:03 pm
 Ennis' sister married a roughneck and moved to Casper.
Title: "D" is dime
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 02:55:01 pm
L.D. wouldn't give Jack a dime  if he dropped it, except if he could get rid of him by doing it.
Title: E is eat
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 03:08:09 pm
Ennis to Mrs. Twist:  "I'll take a cup of coffee, but I can't eat no cake just now." 
Title: F is frontal
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 19, 2006, 03:11:25 pm
Online, I saw a full frontal, nude photo of Ennis/Heath running to jump into the lake.   Quite interesting!  :)
Title: "G" is glances
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 03:51:23 pm
Jack and Ennis exchanged many furtive glances  when before they got to know each other.
Title: "H" is hitchhike
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 04:01:05 pm
Ennis had to hitchhike  to Signal for work. Do I get extra credit for 3 Hs in one word?
Title: "I" is indecent
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 04:05:47 pm
I think Aguirre and Alma may have found Jack and Ennis' rolling around and smooching to be a little indecent.  But I don't!
Title: "J" is job
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 04:23:52 pm
Timmy talks incessantly:  "My old lady's tryin' to get me to quit this job, says I'm gettin' too old to be breakin' my back shoveling asphalt."
Title: "K" is Kojak
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 04:31:23 pm
Ennis and his family were watching an episode of Kojak.
Title: "L" is leaning
Post by: DeeDee on April 19, 2006, 04:36:00 pm
They stand that way for a moment, Jack leaning back into Ennis.
Title: "M" is meat
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 04:38:20 pm
Ennis and Jack ate elk meat by the campfire.
Title: "N" is newfangled
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 04:43:11 pm
Lureen to Jack while he's looking for his blue parka:  "Daddy can't drive these newfangled combines."
Title: "O" is overt
Post by: Lumičre on April 19, 2006, 05:09:39 pm
When Jack meets Ennis in front of Aguirre's trailer, he shows his overt interest in him by his long, bold stares ...
Title: "P" is poof
Post by: Ray on April 19, 2006, 05:28:42 pm
Any plans of meeting up again in Novemeber, or ever again went POOF with the arrival of the 'deceased' post card!
Title: "Q" is queried
Post by: Will-U on April 19, 2006, 05:58:57 pm
Alma, as his now ex-wife, queried Ennis as to what he really did when he went to BBM w/ Jack Nasty -- she knew it wasn't fishin'! :P
Title: "R" is reading
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 06:08:55 pm
Proulx describes Ennis del Mar:  "...he was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalog."
Title: "S" is semen
Post by: Lumičre on April 19, 2006, 06:25:46 pm
No doubt Jack and Ennis had some ... obviously!  8) 
Annie P. says in the novella that the motel room smelled of semen, amongst other things...
Title: "T" is truth
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 06:28:46 pm
Jack to Ennis, "Truth is, sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it."

Wah!!!!!    :(
Title: U is uninhibited
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 06:46:02 pm
I have the U again! :laugh:

All of Jack's actions were uninhibited.   :D
Title: "V" is Vancouver
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 06:49:14 pm
The credits attribute Vancouver Casting to Trish Robinson.
Title: "W" is wanna
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 19, 2006, 07:18:50 pm
"You wanna  lose about half your f**king teeth?
Title: X is xpected
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 07:29:39 pm
Jack was so optimistic, he always xpected Ennis to agree to a life together.   :D
Title: "Y" is yanked
Post by: DeeDee on April 19, 2006, 07:45:53 pm
Ennis yanked his hand away from Jack's groin.


damn fool.
Title: "Z" is zipped
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 07:49:24 pm
While Jack slept, Ennis pulled up his pants, zipped them up, and exited the tent.
Title: Round 29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 07:50:03 pm
One short of thirty....
Title: A is awarded
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 08:06:19 pm
"...Custody of the two minor children, Alma Jr. and Jennifer del Mar, is awarded to plaintiff."   :(
Title: "B" is bar
Post by: DeeDee on April 19, 2006, 08:18:23 pm
Our boys had a drink at the bar after they were hired.
Title: "C" is cute
Post by: amh on April 19, 2006, 08:22:17 pm
When Jack attends to the injured baby sheep, it's so cute!  I know that's a lame one, but it's true!!!!
Title: D is determined
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 08:27:53 pm
The script describes Alma as "...sad, but determined..." when the divorce is granted.   :(
Title: "E" is euphemism
Post by: Lumičre on April 19, 2006, 08:33:20 pm
When Aguirre tells Jack that he didn't pay them to "stem the rose", he was using a euphemism (a more polite/palatable substitute for something rather crude..).
Title: "F" is forty
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 08:41:15 pm
Ennis said: "I'll roll up out here and grab forty  winks, ride out at first
light."
Title: "G" is goin'
Post by: DeeDee on April 19, 2006, 08:48:35 pm
"It's a one-shot thing we got goin' here."
Title: H is him
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 09:14:39 pm
Lureen speaking about Ennis:  "...him never comin' down here...."   :D
Title: "I" is intern
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 09:47:55 pm
The credits show that Catherine Shao was an intern for Ang Lee.
Title: "J" is joint
Post by: Will-U on April 19, 2006, 09:57:38 pm
Ennis & Jack, besides talk, etc., at one of their fireside chat scenes were smokin' a "joint" of marijuana! :P  Those boyz were not kiddin'! :-* 

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=aside= Ann Marie
Thanx for the nice surprise!

=aside= DeeDee
Whadya got for gay Vito? LL!

=aside= Frannie
Enjoy ur trip to NYC this w/e!

=aside= Juliette
Thanx for my 'Jefe' promotion!

=aside= Lucise
How do U like ur revised name?!

=aside= Mandy
We were rite: "A-Idol" XXX'd Azz!
Title: "K" is keys
Post by: memento on April 19, 2006, 10:09:40 pm
Lureen's father throws Jack the car keys and says "Rodeo can get them" referring to the formula for the new baby.
Title: "L" is livid
Post by: Lumičre on April 19, 2006, 10:15:53 pm
Ennis was furiously angry or livid when Alma confronted him about his "fishing trips" with Jack Nasty.


=aside= Will
I am loving the name change!  ;D
Title: "M" is minutes
Post by: DeeDee on April 19, 2006, 10:22:44 pm
The minutes ticked by from the round watch in Ennis's pocket..





=aside= Will
Fat Vito and LL deserve each other..
Title: N is next
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 19, 2006, 10:26:41 pm
Jack asks "You gonna do this again next summer?"  :D

=aside for Will=
You deserve all kudos possible!   :)
Title: O is opposite
Post by: Ellemeno on April 19, 2006, 10:54:10 pm
"They were raised on small, poor ranches in opposite corners of the state"

Will, thanks for the tip about just typing [ red] [ /red].  Much faster.
Title: "P" is peanuts
Post by: Fran on April 19, 2006, 11:16:08 pm
Alma Jr. knocked over jars of mixed nuts, which included peanuts, at the grocery store.

=aside= Will
Yeah, we'll see if that school in da Bx is da best after all....
Title: Q is quest
Post by: Ellemeno on April 20, 2006, 01:13:06 am
Jack's quest was to live a sweet life with Ennis.
Title: "R" is repression
Post by: Will-U on April 20, 2006, 04:04:15 am
The first half (10 years) of the Ennis & Jack relationship was still an era of sexual repression.
Title: "S" is sore
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 07:31:03 am
Jack might have been just a wee bit sore after that first tent night...  :-\

Title: "T" is teacher
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 08:15:03 am
On the subject of finding a tutor for Bobby, Jack tells Lureen: "I've complained too much, that teacher don't like me."
Title: "U" is umbrage
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 08:37:23 am
Lureen took umbrage at Jack's offer to dance with LaShawn.
Title: "V" is victorious
Post by: amh on April 20, 2006, 09:22:12 am
Jack was victorious when he had the winning ride in the rodeo.
Title: "W" is whip
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 10:10:31 am
Proulx wrote: "Jack said he was doing all right but he missed Ennis bad enough sometimes to make him whip babies."
Title: "X" is xposed
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 20, 2006, 10:23:55 am
Ennis was afraid of their love for each other being xposed.    :(



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=aside=
U've been ordained a "Princess"!

Jefe Will-U
Title: Y is yesterday.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 20, 2006, 11:07:28 am
Ennis said what they did yesterday was a one shot deal.
Title: "Z" is zealot
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 20, 2006, 11:11:03 am
John Twist was a zealot.
Title: Round 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 11:18:13 am
Congratulations, Playerz, on a well-played Round 29!!

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=congratulations= All "ABCs of BBM" Playerz
It's kinda amazing that "ABCs" is at Round 30!!!
-- in just three weeks at the BetterMost Board.
The 1st game went up to a great "39 Rounds"
(remember the movie "39 Steps") until it got
the "Lusitania" torpedo treatment at "IMDB"!   
Like the Lusitania, the captain survived.  The   
biggest of the "ABCs of BBM" milestone will 
occur here at BetterMost -- the place to be!

Welcome to another survivor Memento and
another new player but not new Pipedream.

Cap'n Will
Title: "A" is ashtray
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 11:21:12 am
While waiting for Jack to arrive in Riverton, Ennis filled an ashtray with cigarette butts.
Title: "B" is butterfly
Post by: amh on April 20, 2006, 11:24:04 am
Cassie is wearing a butterfly ring in the scene when she first meets Ennis (I've been waiting to use that one for awhile).

=aside= I LOVE the feature on this site that says:

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

It's invaluable for this game where there are so many great players jostling to post!!!!
Title: "C" is cowboy
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 11:55:45 am
Ennis and Jack's choice of footwear was always cowboy boots!   :D

I also have been waiting to post this C!   :D
Title: "D" is drunk
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 12:09:44 pm
Ennis and Jack spent many nights getting drunk on whiskey.
Title: "E" is epic
Post by: Lumičre on April 20, 2006, 12:14:54 pm
Brokeback Mountain is an epic movie - it surpasses the ordinary.  :)
Title: "F" is fix
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 12:29:15 pm
Quoting Ennis here:  "If you can't fix it, Jack, you gotta stand it."
Title: "G" is groan
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 20, 2006, 12:51:29 pm
The first tent scene ended with a groan.
Title: "H" is heaves
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 12:59:13 pm
Ennis had dry heaves in the alley after leaving Brokeback trying to
come to terms with his emotions.
Title: "I" is iota
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 01:06:17 pm
John Twist didn't care an iota about anything but his anger.   >:(
Title: J is journey
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 01:13:37 pm
Jack accepted long journeys to visit his lover; good boy!
Title: K is knoll
Post by: southendmd on April 20, 2006, 01:16:00 pm
...Ennis sat on the grassy knoll, pouting on their last day on the mountain :'(
Title: "L" is losing
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 01:25:30 pm
Lureen to Jack while he's looking for his blue parka:  "You're worse than Bobby when it comes to losing stuff."
Title: "M" is mouthful
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 20, 2006, 01:34:05 pm
Alma Jr. had to take another mouthful  of dinner before she could be excused.
Title: "N" is news
Post by: amh on April 20, 2006, 01:39:13 pm
As in "Bad news," which is what Jack says upon learning his Uncle Harold may not make it.
Title: "O" is opportunity
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 02:00:42 pm
"You may be a sinner, but I ain't yet had the opportunity."   :D
Title: "P" is ponytail
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 02:36:30 pm
In several scenes, Alma's hair is styled in a ponytail.
Title: Q is quirks
Post by: Ellemeno on April 20, 2006, 02:52:59 pm
For the most part, Our Boys were patient with each other's quirks.
Title: R is risky
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 03:08:59 pm
Slamming Jack into the wall and nearly eating him up outside the house in the reunion scene was quite a bit risky of Ennis...
Title: "S" is sign
Post by: DeeDee on April 20, 2006, 03:11:52 pm
Aguirre told Jack, when sleeping with the sheep, don't leave no sign in the morning.




=Aside=  Good work, Will, easy to read.
Title: "T" is thermos
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 03:17:13 pm
Joe Aguirre carried a large thermos from his car into his office.
Title: U is union
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 04:34:36 pm
Jack's and Ennis' union was something very special, and kinda sexy, too....  :)
Title: "V" is vacation
Post by: Lumičre on April 20, 2006, 04:44:51 pm
As their marriage deteriorated, Alma was not pleased that Ennis never took she or the girls anywhere for a vacation, especially since he took "fishing trips" with his "buddy" Jack! :o


=aside= Anke (aka Pipedream)
Welcome on board the "ABCs"!
--Lucise

=aside= ditto to Pipedream
Yes, "velcum" (German) and
thanx for ur msg. too, Anke!
Thanx Lu 4 gettin' her here.
-Will-U-
Title: "W" is week
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 05:01:37 pm
An angry Jack to his father-in-law one memorable Thanksgiving: "This is my house! This is my child! And you're my guest! So sit the hell down, or I'll knock your ignorant ass into next week...."
Title: "X" is xplain
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 05:14:40 pm
Ennis could never xplain his feelings to anyone.   :(
Title: Y is yummy
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 05:19:42 pm
Jack and Ennis looked real yummy together. Can we all agree on this one? Their dried elk meat didn't, though...
Title: "Z" is zingy
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 05:39:20 pm
Lureen's zingy rodeo finery helped her stand out in the crowd.
Title: Round 31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 05:40:21 pm
Congratulations, Playerz, on yet another well-played round of the "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain".  Y'all come back now! (Granny from the "Beverly Hillbillies")

"ABCs" Modz:
* Ann Marie
* Fran Marie
* Will Marie
Title: "A" is aroused
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 06:00:03 pm
Both Jack and Ennis became very aroused in each other's company.

==aside== Thanks for the welcome Will, good to be back.
Title: "B" is because
Post by: DeeDee on April 20, 2006, 06:56:48 pm
Ennis:  "It's because of you, Jack, that I'm like this."
Title: C is conscience
Post by: Pipedream on April 20, 2006, 07:34:22 pm
Ennis had a bad conscience for not telling Jack earlier what he'd been meaning to tell him.

   
Title: "D" is driving
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 07:39:07 pm
Jack spent a lot of time driving to see Ennis.   :D
Title: "E" is eyes
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 08:08:21 pm
Jack tells Ennis:  "You should see Lureen, punchin' numbers into her adding machine, huntin' for extra zeros, her eyes gettin' smaller and smaller...."
Title: "F" is flirting
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 08:27:02 pm
Jack was flirting  with Ennis as he "posed" next to his truck.
Title: "G" is grabs
Post by: DeeDee on April 20, 2006, 08:31:08 pm
Ennis grabs Jack's hand in the first tent scene. :-*
Title: "H" is Heath
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 09:27:42 pm
Heath Ledger received an Academy Awards Best Actor nomination for his brilliant portrayal of Ennis del Mar.

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=comment= Fran-H
I thought that I was the only one who noticed
that "Heath" had not been 'played' even with
thirty (30) rounds!  U beat me to the punch!
Will-H
Title: "I" is it'd
Post by: Will-U on April 20, 2006, 09:56:10 pm
Jack:  "It'd be some sweet life...."
Title: "J" is just
Post by: DeeDee on April 20, 2006, 10:02:11 pm
Jack:  "...and I'll say it just one time."
Title: "K" is kept
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 20, 2006, 10:25:40 pm
Jack's Dad "kept his secrets to himself" about bull riding.   :(
Title: "L" is length
Post by: Fran on April 20, 2006, 10:35:46 pm
Proulx wrote: "Ennis put his arm around Jack, pulled him close, said he saw his girls about once a month, Alma Jr. a shy seventeen-year-old with his beanpole length, Francine a little live wire."
Title: "M" is Mrs.
Post by: Toast on April 20, 2006, 11:28:22 pm
I would love to have a piece of Mrs. Twist's cherry cake.

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=information= abbreviations
An abbreviation must have a period after the word.
That's how it is indicated that it's an abbreviation.
(I added the period in subject and explanation.)

Will-U
Mod.
Title: "N" is nobody's
Post by: memento on April 20, 2006, 11:38:19 pm
Jack to Ennis: "Nobody's business but ours".
Title: "O" is openin'
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 12:34:07 am
Just before Ennis forgets his tackle box, Alma says, "Ennis, they got a openin' over at the power company. Might be good pay."
Title: "P" is pup
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 01:21:18 am
OMG!  Most everyone's fave and/or hottest Ennis & Jack scene is "the first tent scene" but no one mentions the name of their make-shift bedroom: pup tent?! ::)
Title: "Q" is quaint
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 21, 2006, 02:23:13 am
I think Ennis is quite quaint.

 :)
Title: "R" is runt
Post by: Ray on April 21, 2006, 02:54:23 am
The RUNT of the flock was always carried across the horn of the saddle.
Title: "S" is stand
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 03:06:05 am
Ennis:  "If U can't fix it, U gotta stand it"!

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=aside= Annie Marie
And how R U liking ur nu moniker?
"AnnMarie" sho 'nuff betta dan "amh625"!

Will-A
Title: T is turmoil
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 03:13:42 am
That first morning after, Ennis' mind was in a turmoil.  :-\
Title: U is unfulfilled
Post by: Ellemeno on April 21, 2006, 05:41:42 am
Jack's dreams of a sweet life with Ennis remained largely  unfulfilled.
Title: "V" is Van
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 08:20:10 am
Gus Van Sant was one of the directors who tried to get Brokeback Mountain made in the late 1990s and early 2000s, without success.
Title: "W" is weary
Post by: amh on April 21, 2006, 08:35:47 am
Jack had grown weary of all of Ennis' excuses to not make a life with him.
Title: "X" is xpands
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 09:02:34 am
As time passes, Jack's waistline xpands.
Title: "Y" is yelping
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 10:20:41 am
The dog is yelping when Ennis arrives and spots the downed sheep.   :(
Title: "Z" is zingers
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 10:27:22 am
Ennis often responded to Jack's requests to have a life together with some real zingers.
Title: Round 32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 10:52:16 am
Congratulations, players, on another good round.

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=clarification= FGH
I know U are berry buzz-y as a "B"
gettin' ready for ur trip, butt at the
"ABCs" it's the very special spelling
"Playerz" -- we're BBM different
-- not the common 'players'.

Hv a gd trp, Fran-E!

Will-U
Title: "A" is ashes
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 10:56:11 am
Lureen to Ennis over the phone: "We put a stone up. He was cremated, like he wanted, and half his ashes was interred here...."
Title: "B" is bob-wire
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 11:54:35 am
I know it should be "barbed-wire" but in the story it is spelled "bob-wire."
Title: "C" is chews
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 12:10:47 pm
Jack chews his jerky with much gusto!   :D
Title: "D" is dinner
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 12:13:03 pm
Lureen at Thanksgiving:  "Bobby, if you don't eat your dinner, I'm gonna have to turn off that television."
Title: "E" is erection
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 12:18:34 pm
Ennis obvously had an erection  before he entered Jack in the first tent scene and many more thereafter.
Title: "F" is four
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 12:24:43 pm
After 1963, Ennis & Jack didn't see each other for four long years!!!!
Title: "G" is googly-eyed
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 12:33:56 pm
Jack became all googly-eyed  when he first spotted Ennis outside Aguirre's trailer.  ::)
Title: "H" is hungry
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 12:36:59 pm
Jack complains to Ennis: "Where the hell you been? Up with the sheep all day, I get down here, hungry as hell, and all I find is beans...."
Title: "I" is irritated
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 12:41:25 pm
Ennis irritated  Jack more than once.
Title: "J" is juxtaposition
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 01:02:57 pm
The film’s juxtaposition of  character interaction with the beautiful scenery is a tribute to Ang Lee's brilliant direction.
Title: "K" is knockabout
Post by: Lumičre on April 21, 2006, 01:17:20 pm
When we meet the lads for the first time, Jack was driving a knockabout old "GMC" pick-up truck.


Title: L is lingers
Post by: southendmd on April 21, 2006, 01:47:05 pm
...after the dozy embrace, Jack lingers while watching Ennis depart.
Title: "M" is Montana
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 02:10:26 pm
Jack came from Lightning Flat, Wyoming, which is near the Montana border.
Title: "N" is not
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 02:17:03 pm
The biker said, "I sure as hell would rather not."
Title: "O" is only
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 21, 2006, 02:29:24 pm
Ennis and Cassie are the only ones on the dancefloor the night they meet.   :)
Title: "P" is postcard
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 02:30:46 pm
A postcard reunited them and then tore them apart
Title: "Q" is quick
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 02:44:31 pm
Proulx describes Ennis:  "His reflexes were uncommonly quick, and he was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalog."

Title: R is reflexes
Post by: southendmd on April 21, 2006, 02:51:15 pm
...which, as Fran just told us, were uncommonly quick. Teamwork!
Title: "S" is sooty
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 03:08:38 pm
The colour of the mountain is described as sooty.
Title: "T" is Thresher
Post by: Lumičre on April 21, 2006, 03:12:16 pm
In the novella, when the Jack and Ennis first bonded up on Brokeback, one of the stories they shared was about the sunken submarine called the Thresher and her crew.
Title: "U" is uncommonly
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 03:36:45 pm
Proulx describes Ennis:  "His reflexes were uncommonly quick, and he was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalog."
Title: "V" is vegans
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 03:46:09 pm
When Jack and Ennis ate only beans and potatoes, they could have been considered
vegans before it became fashionable.
Title: "W" is wedged
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 04:02:02 pm
Cassie is wearing sandals with wedged heels when she meets Ennis.   Oh how well I remember that style!   :D
Title: "X" is xpired
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 04:09:08 pm
Ennis will never know for sure how Jack xpired.
Title: Y is yips
Post by: southendmd on April 21, 2006, 04:16:38 pm
...as in Jack's serenading set off "distant coyote yips"
Title: "Z" is zygotes
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 04:20:59 pm
Both Ennis and Jack (with the help of Alma and Lureen) created zygotes - cells that are the result of fertilization
Title: Round 33!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: amh on April 21, 2006, 04:35:58 pm
That's a lot of exclamation points!!!
Title: "A" is angel
Post by: amh on April 21, 2006, 04:37:10 pm
Talking about his rodeo riding at Thanksgiving, Ennis said he wasn't no angel like Alma Jr. or Jenny, he didn't have any wings.
Title: "B" is bench
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 04:48:20 pm
Jack and Randall are chatting while sitting on a bench outside the benefit hall.   :D
Title: "C" is crying
Post by: DeeDee on April 21, 2006, 05:03:05 pm
All of us were sad when Jack drove away from Ennis crying.
Title: "D" is drop
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 05:07:37 pm

Jack to Ennis via postcard:  "Drop me a line if you're there."
Title: "E" is embers
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 21, 2006, 05:12:53 pm
Only embers are left of the fire the night Ennis tries to sleep outdoors.   :)
Title: "F" is furrowed
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 05:14:21 pm
Ennis' brow is almost always furrowed.   >:(
Title: "G" is guard
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 05:33:58 pm
Ennis to Jack: "What if Aguirre finds out? We're supposed to guard the sheep, not eat 'em."
Title: H is Hamley's
Post by: southendmd on April 21, 2006, 05:36:49 pm
...as in Hamley's saddle catalogue, the only thing Ennis liked to read, on account of being farsighted and all :o
Title: "I" is invidious
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 05:47:40 pm
Most of the people in the 1960's midwest can be described as being invidious - having discriminatory attitudes and practices especially towards homosexuality.
Title: "J" is jewelry
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 05:55:03 pm
Eventually, Lureen comes to believe that "more is more" when it comes to jewelry.
Title: K is kit
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 21, 2006, 06:10:03 pm
Jack brought along his shavin' kit so his face would always be smooth in the event he wanted to make out with a hot ranch-hand.
Title: "L" is lipstick
Post by: amh on April 21, 2006, 06:13:31 pm
Didn't Lureen have some on her teeth in that telephone scene?  Either way, she was wearing some red lipstick.  So, I think I can play it.
Title: "M" is Malone
Post by: DeeDee on April 21, 2006, 06:23:06 pm
Randall (yuk) and LaShawn's last name is Malone.
Title: "N" is nuptials
Post by: memento on April 21, 2006, 06:29:06 pm
Both Jack and Ennis celebrated wedding nuptials.
Title: "O" is off
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 06:51:58 pm
Ennis explaining to Jack about the bear: "Goddamn horse spooked, the mules took off. Scattered food everywhere."
Title: "P" is pretend
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 07:04:32 pm
Lureen thought Brokeback Mountain was a pretend  place.
Title: "Q" is quantum
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 08:08:05 pm
Quantum placet is Latin for "as much as you please" and Jack and Ennis did partake of each other as much as they pleased, and aren't we glad they did!   :D
Title: "R" is reclining
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 21, 2006, 08:10:53 pm
Jack is in a reclining position when he is opening a can with the famous can opener.   :)
Title: "S" is stairs
Post by: DeeDee on April 21, 2006, 08:16:16 pm
Ennis flew down the stairs when Jack pulled up.
Title: "T" is thinker
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 08:18:30 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "You're a real thinker!
The reverse couldn't have been said.
Title: "U" is unmöglich
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 08:32:58 pm
Sad but true:  Jack's and Ennis' relationship was "unmöglich" (German for "impossible") in rural Wyoming in 1963.

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=aside=
Sorry for using a foreign language word and, thereby, probably violating the "ABCs" game rules.  It shall never happen again....

Hallo, Willhelm!!!


=reply= "foreign" words
No "violation" for U, Frau Pipedream.
The "ABCs" never had any ruling either way.
We "will" now!! :o  Thus, ur answer is accepted.
In your honour, we'll name it the "Pipedream" rule!
Title: "V" is venison
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 21, 2006, 08:46:42 pm
Venison  was the practical alternative to beans.
Title: "W" is wallpaper
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 21, 2006, 08:50:52 pm
The wallpaper in Jack's dining room has large diamond shapes on it.   :)
Title: "X" is xhibition
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 08:55:25 pm
From the credits:  "This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorized duplication, distribution or xhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution."
Title: "Y" is yucky
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 09:12:23 pm
The eviscerated sheep looks yucky.  :(
Title: "Z" is zooming
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 09:23:04 pm
By virtue of the camera's zooming in, the viewing audience is able to read the messages on the postcards.
Title: Round 34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 09:24:05 pm
Next up:  "A"

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=comment= "A"
"Next up: 'A'"..... is so exciting for our smart Playerz.
How about something a lil' bit more informative like
"A" is 1st alphabet letter or inspiring like "Hunh" or

Yee-haw, thirty-four!  34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie Marie
.... only kidding, Will!


=reply=
For Round 34, I decided to go with a "less is more" intro. Variety, U know....

Fran
Title: "A" is Ang
Post by: Will-U on April 21, 2006, 09:33:09 pm
As in BBM Director Lee.  Ang won the Oscar for Best Director for BBM!  BTW, I can't believe that nobody mentioned him at the "ABCs" til now!  Can U?  No!

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=aside= "A"
Ang who? I think we need more information here.
Fran

=reply= FGH
FYI, hold yer donkies, Cowgyrl!  Mo' 411 was comin'!  I first wanted to beat the competitors to the post!!  "Ang", I had to then do something above in "34".  Franni, U R funni: "Ang who?" Ang-lican Church!
Will Who!
Title: "B" is barrette
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 09:43:25 pm
Jr. is wearing a barrette in her hair when she tells Ennis she plans to marry.   :D
Title: "C" is come
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 09:46:24 pm
Ennis explains to Jack why he's late getting back to camp: "Come on a bear. Goddamn horse spooked, the mules took off. Scattered food everywhere."
Title: "D" is dreamy
Post by: amh on April 21, 2006, 09:55:29 pm
I love the dreamy look on Jack's face as he watches Ennis ride away in the flashback scene.
Title: "E" is elevating
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 10:01:53 pm
To witness a love as pure and passionate as Jack's and Ennis' is an elevating experience. 

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=aside=
"elevating" = "erhebend" in German


=aside=
"elevating" = "Otis-ing" in American

Will-helm
Title: "F" is found
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 10:08:23 pm
Joe Aguirre:  "You boys sure found a way to make the time pass up there."
Title: "G" is goofy
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 21, 2006, 10:13:50 pm
Monroe has a permanently goofy look on his face.   :laugh:
Title: "H" is hurry
Post by: Pipedream on April 21, 2006, 10:39:33 pm
Poor Jack, maybe he could have been spared much sorrow, hadn't Lureen been in such a hurry that night in her Daddy's car...

 :P


Title: "I" is ignition
Post by: Fran on April 21, 2006, 10:56:52 pm
Jack sat in the cab of his pickup, grinding the ignition, while Ennis fiddled with the carburetor.
Title: "J" is jokes
Post by: Will-U on April 22, 2006, 01:22:54 am
Ennis & Jack told each other a lot of friendly, sometimes corny, jokes as a way of getting to know each other better and revealing 411 in the process.
Title: "K" is kindred
Post by: vkm91941 on April 22, 2006, 01:35:41 am
Ennis and Jack discovered that they were kindred  spirits that first summer on the mountain.

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=aside= VKM
"Turn The BBM Around" by Vicky Kay!
U must have been taking a post-Troll
vacation from "BBM" battleground at
IMDB.  Best rest is don't look back!
Speaking of "back"... welcome!  :)

Will-ABC
Title: "L" is leave
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 01:49:15 am
Ennis to Alma: "If you don't want no more of my kids, I'll be happy to leave you alone."

=aside= Victoria
Welcome back. We've played way too many rounds without you.
Title: "M" is mmmmm
Post by: Will-U on April 22, 2006, 03:31:53 am
Mmmmm is the smell of Alma & Monroe's hot turkey, Mrs. Twist's cherry cake, Ennis' hot beans and Jack's hot....!!!!
Title: N is needed
Post by: Ellemeno on April 22, 2006, 03:56:17 am
That's what no instruction manual is.
Title: "O" is other
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 08:11:36 am
Ennis tells Jack: "The bottom line is, we're around each other and this thing grabs hold of us again in the wrong place, in the wrong time...we're dead."
Title: "P" is pack
Post by: amh on April 22, 2006, 08:38:51 am
Alma asked Ennis to bring her back a pack of smokes, but she was told to take whatever Ennis had left in the pocket of his blue shirt.
Title: "Q" is quintessential
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 09:16:22 am
For Jack and Ennis each was the other's quintessential love of his life.
Title: "R" is rumour
Post by: Pipedream on April 22, 2006, 09:19:33 am
Rumour has it that Ennis and Jack were gay. Lol.  ;D
Title: "S" is supper
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 09:40:37 am
Joe Aguirre tells Jack: "Eat your supper, breakfast in camp, but you sleep with the sheep, hundred percent, no fire, don't leave no sign."
Title: "T" is Trash
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 09:42:35 am
Annie Proulx on the best picture academy award:  "Rumor has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of 'Trash'  -- excuse me -- 'Crash' -- a few weeks before the ballot deadline," Proulx wrote. "Next year we can look to the awards for controversial themes on the punishment of adulterers with a branding iron in the shape of the letter A, runaway slaves, and the debate over free silver."
Title: "U" is untidy
Post by: Pipedream on April 22, 2006, 09:58:54 am
That first morning after in the tent, Ennis' hair looked kinda untidy, don't you think?   O0
Title: "V" is verbiage
Post by: amh on April 22, 2006, 10:58:41 am
Ennis showed us he wasn't very good when it came to verbiage (expressing himself in words).

Fortunately we all are, or we wouldn't be able to come up with all these words and relate them to the movie!  Yee-haw to us!!!!!
Title: "W" is western
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 11:30:01 am
Brokeback is a western with a twist.
Title: "X" is xhume
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 12:25:42 pm
Some theorize that Mrs. Twist might ask Ennis to come back to xhume Jack's ashes and take them up to Brokeback Mountain.

Title: "Y" is Y
Post by: Pipedream on April 22, 2006, 12:38:42 pm
One of Jack's nice lil' Y chromosomes eventually made all the way to Lureen's readily waiting egg cell. Result: Bobby.

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= aside =

Well, after Ennis' X chromosomes have been honoured already, we all knew this one had to follow, didn't we?  ;) 
Title: "Z" is zookeepers
Post by: Will-U on April 22, 2006, 01:16:11 pm
Ennis & Jack had to act like zookeepers controlling, caring for and even carrying those sometimes mixed-up, troubled, injured or lost sheep.  Baaaaaaah!  Little Bo Peep would have been of no help to the boys -- in any way!  Baaaaaaah!  :-X

According to our wild and witty Pipedream, the boys also had a little "zoo" in their jeans!  :P  ;)

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=aside= Fraulein Pipe:
Glad U don't have 2 go 2 the" zoo" this w/e.
Title: Round 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 22, 2006, 01:27:15 pm
Round 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not only just 5 more rounds to 40 to beat our own
"ABCs of Brokeback Mountain" record of 39 "R"s,
but we're soon gonna hit that 2nd big milestone
of "1,000 posts"!  FYI, the 1st was "500" posts. 

BTW, I did 70 exclamation marks -- count 'em.
(I wasn't gonna say: Anyone gotta "A"?  Nay!)

Gamely,
Will-35
Title: "A" is Alma
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 01:38:10 pm
Alma, the all-patient spouse of Ennis. How did she get left out of the last 35 rounds?????????
Title: "B" is bling
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 01:50:42 pm
Using urban vernacular, Lureen really liked to show off her bling.
Title: "C" is Cigar
Post by: amh on April 22, 2006, 02:32:30 pm
As in Cigar Butt, the name of the horse Ennis chose in Proulx's story.
Title: "D" is Don
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 02:35:54 pm
Ennis was going to try to get Don Wroe's cabin.
Title: "E" is Ennis
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 02:52:45 pm
Ennis del Mar was the love of Jack Twist's life.
Title: "F" is frustrated
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 03:38:46 pm
Jack was constantly frustrated by Ennis' rejection of his dream of having a life together.
Title: "G" is guts
Post by: Pipedream on April 22, 2006, 03:44:46 pm
I don't know why, but L.D. Newsome obviously hated Jack's guts. I, personally, loved them...

 :P
Title: "H" is husbandry
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 03:49:48 pm
Randall was an animal husbandry major.
Title: "I" is ideas
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 04:02:36 pm
John Twist to Ennis: "Then this spring he's got another fella's goin' a come up here with him and build a place and help run the ranch, some ranch neighbor a his from down in Texas. He's goin' a split up with his wife and come back here. So he says. But like most a Jack's ideas, it never come to pass."
Title: "J" is Japan
Post by: Pipedream on April 22, 2006, 04:11:57 pm
Brokeback Mountain is rated PG-12 in Japan.






 
Title: "K" is kinks
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 04:22:25 pm
Jack checked the strap for any kinks or nicks before riding the bull
Title: "L" is last
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 04:34:36 pm
Jack to Ennis: "Last year one storm the lightnin' kilt 42 sheep."
Title: "M" is memory
Post by: amh on April 22, 2006, 05:05:54 pm
The flashback scene is Jack's most comforting memory of their time together on BBM and what mostly kept his hope alive for 20 years.
Title: "N" is nuzzled
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 05:27:28 pm
Jack, sleeping on his feet like a horse, nuzzled Ennis’ arm.
Title: "O" is originally
Post by: DeeDee on April 22, 2006, 05:43:35 pm
Brokeback Mountain was originally a short story...
Title: "P" is published
Post by: Fran on April 22, 2006, 05:48:58 pm
...published in The New Yorker.
Title: "Q" is quota
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 06:19:33 pm
Aguirre filled his quota of sheepherders for Brokeback Mountain very quickly.
Title: "R" is river
Post by: Will-U on April 22, 2006, 08:57:44 pm
If U saw the mountain, U must have seen the rolling river as it was quite scenic and prominent throughout the film including Ennis & Jack's big argument scene and bare-azzed Jack washing his clothes in it....


=comment=
To quote a #1 Diana Ross song:
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Ain't No River Wide Enough)"
Title: "S" is sarcastic
Post by: DeeDee on April 22, 2006, 09:02:10 pm
Alma was a wee bit sarcastic when she asked Ennis if he still went "fishing" (ahem!) with Jack Twist.

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=aside= Will
How cute is my post followed by Fran's?  "O" and "P"?

=reply= DeeDee
"O" and "P" were obviously planned.
No doubt, U-2 spoke on the phone
since U're from NYC and Fran arrives
here a day away "Tomorrow (I Luv Ya)"!
Title: "T" is tumbleweeds
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 09:04:28 pm
In the scenes of Signal, several tumbleweeds passed by.


=question= F-R aka Lee
Besides an ironic double entry w/ "there", one minute apart,
Lee, why did U hi-lite "Signal" when this answer is for a "T"?
Oh, well, "we all mistakes", "nobody's perfect", "two many 
drinx", "sleepy", blah, blah, blah, etc.  Thanx for ur PMs!
BTW, I vote to keep the tumbling "tumbleweeds"!
Will-T ;)

=reply= Will
"There" is gone -- but certainly not forgotten!
"Tumbleweeds" is no longer a 'double entry'.
Fran

=compliment= Fran
Besides all that the "Fisrt Lady of the ABCs of BBM"
already does, U were quite the randy sportswoman
to allow the less fortunate to go before U.  Thanx.
It is a trait to be admired; I wudn't have done it
{only kidding... kinda}! 
Will-T :-*

=aside= Will-U
Okay, I have to admit, that when I play the ABCs game at home, I am severely "disabled" because I am on a Mac instead of a PC.  It does not seem to like highlighting.  Please bear with me.  Thank you Will for standing by me for letting the tumbleweeds stand!! And also, thank you Fran! Eight posts for me in this round--a personal best!
Lee

Title: "U" is uncontrollably
Post by: Toast on April 22, 2006, 09:36:37 pm
"Coldest point of the night. ENNIS shivers, teeth chatter uncontrollably".
  [script]

Title: "V" is vertebrates
Post by: memento on April 22, 2006, 10:13:55 pm
When Ennis asks Jack if the Army got him, he says: "They can't get no use out a me. Got some crushed vertebrates."
Title: "W" is whitecaps
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 22, 2006, 10:32:03 pm
There were whitecaps on the river when Ennis was washing the dishes.
Title: "X" is xanthodont
Post by: Lumičre on April 22, 2006, 10:54:16 pm
During Lureen's conversation with Ennis, we can see that she was starting to have yellow teeth.  She was becoming a xanthodont (a person with yellow teeth), after all those years of smoking..
Title: "Z" is zeroed
Post by: memento on April 23, 2006, 10:11:00 am
Jack really zeroed in on Ennis' stories about himself and his childhood.


=aside= "Z"
These "Z" words are getting harder and harder.


=reply=  Ennis & yoga?
Ennis was a guy who chain-smoked, drank heavily and didn't have a clue about his emotional well-being.  Can you see him practicing yoga?  Ha-ha!  That's like saying he was probably a Buddhist or practiced Kabbalah.  Ha-ha!  :laugh:

Title: Round 36!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 23, 2006, 01:16:18 pm
Round 36!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


=comment=
This will be the round in which the "ABCs of BBM" hits 1,000 "posts"!  BTW, that's in less than one month!  It is being completed in 25% less time than it was achieved at the IMDB.  We're analagous to the fast-moving train U see in BBM -- only we have a caboose!  Next stop: "1,000".  All aboard!  ;D

Title: "A" is appalled
Post by: Lumičre on April 23, 2006, 01:51:55 pm
Alma was appalled by the thought of Ennis being with another man, hence her use of the name "Jack Nasty".
Title: "B" is for bride-to-be....
Post by: Becky on April 23, 2006, 02:22:58 pm
...Alma was a bride-to-be when Ennis and Jack met.

=comment=
Now I have stuck to my part of the deal, you have to stick to yours, Will. I will be waiting for you over at 6 degrees to make sure you play!
Shout me when "E" comes up because I have a good one!
Title: "C" is consummated
Post by: memento on April 23, 2006, 03:01:39 pm
...and consummated the marriage after Ennis and Jack separated.
Title: "D" is drank
Post by: DeeDee on April 23, 2006, 04:27:35 pm
Lureen told Ennis on the phone that Jack drank alot.






=aside= Will
 :-*
Title: "E" is Endymion
Post by: Becky on April 23, 2006, 04:34:41 pm
....Jack is an Endymion.

 :o Big word, I know! Endymion was a handsome, young, greek mythological character who loved the moon godess Selene and whose youth was preserved by eternal sleep. And if someone is an Endymion they are very lazy or a dreamer. So there you have it! Wow I feel clever! ;D


=comment=
LOL, Anke!  I love your post below, so funny; mine was not at all. :laugh:

=aside=
Beckala thanks Will-UK for the very kind act of informing her when "E" came up.  Beckala also thanks Will-UK for his great moderating.  There you go, Hun, good enough for ya? :-*

Title: "F" is fruit
Post by: Pipedream on April 23, 2006, 04:49:57 pm
Jack and Ennis tasted the forbidden fruit in their little paradise called "Brokeback Mountain". Let's say it with Alma: "Now, that was a good bite, you're excused!"

 8)
Title: "G" is grammatical error
Post by: Lumičre on April 23, 2006, 05:32:36 pm
Jack made a grammatical error in his first postcard to Ennis when he said: "Just checking to see if your there".
Title: =milestone= "ABCs of BBM": 1,000 posts!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 23, 2006, 05:36:58 pm
  ;D  ==========MILESTONE=========  ;D  1,000 posts!!!!!!!!!  ;D

One thousand -- 1,000 -- posts for the "ABCs of BBM" at BetterMost Board!!!

Congratulations to ALL of the "ABCs" Playerz for this big 1,000 -- and beautifully done!

This BetterMost Board game of the "ABCs" beat the speed of the original ship at the IMDB.

The "ABCs" Moderators have a special surprise for ALL the Playerz which will be unveiled here soon by Ann Marie H.!

In addition to now over 1,000 posts, the "ABCs" also have nearly 5,000 verified "views"!

Gamely,
Moderators:
Will-ABC
Fran-E
AnnMarie
Title: "H" is hoodwinked
Post by: memento on April 23, 2006, 05:45:59 pm
Jack hoodwinked Ennis when he said that he was having an affair with the rancher's
wife when it was really the rancher himself (Randall).

  ==aisde== love the sound of that word - it sounds like a sweatshirt with a hood winking.
 
Title: "I" is imminent
Post by: DeeDee on April 23, 2006, 06:19:55 pm
After years of silence, Alma's blow up at Ennis was imminent.





=ASIDE=Congratulations to our moderators and players for an awesome 1,000 posts!  Ann Marie, Fran and hunny bunny Will ....Good Work guys!
Title: "J" is jealousy
Post by: Lumičre on April 23, 2006, 07:10:10 pm
Ennis was seething with jealousy when he found out about Jack's trysts in Mexico.



=compliment= To all ABC-ers:
Congratulations on our 1000+ posts! Yeehawww!!  ;)


=aside= Will-ABC:

What surprise?  I can't wait!  :D
Title: "K" is knowledge
Post by: Toast on April 23, 2006, 10:24:11 pm
[dozy embrace]

Nothing marred it, even the knowledge that Ennis would not then embrace him face to face because he did not want to see nor feel that it was Jack he held

[Annie Proulx]

can't wait for our surprise at 1000+
Title: "L" is lust
Post by: amh on April 23, 2006, 11:09:06 pm
Although many have argued it wasn't the thrust (no pun intended - ok, maybe a little pun  ;) ) of their relationship, there still was a good amount of lust between our boys.
Title: "M" is monosyllables
Post by: memento on April 23, 2006, 11:26:41 pm
When Ennis did speak, it was mostly in monosyllables - hunh?
Title: "N" is nausea
Post by: Lumičre on April 23, 2006, 11:43:26 pm
When Ennis left Jack that summer of 1963 and collapsed to his knees in that dark alley, he suffered from gut cramps and nausea, possibly stemming from his inability to handle his inner turmoil.
Title: "O" is omen
Post by: ednbarby on April 24, 2006, 08:58:33 am
The first snow Ennis awakes to on the mountain is an omen that their nirvana is about to come to an end, just as Jack's saying in their last meeting together, "It's gonna snow tonight for sure" is an omen that they will never meet again.
Title: "P" is Pershing
Post by: Fran on April 24, 2006, 09:36:24 am
Ennis and Alma's address in Riverton was 80 Pershing Street, Apt. 2.
Title: XXX - yoga
Post by: Fran on April 24, 2006, 09:42:35 am
Pipedream, no way, no how.

Fran (away from a computer during the "Y" posting but catching up)



We need a new "Y".
Title: "Y" is yellowing
Post by: Fran on April 24, 2006, 09:46:38 am
The yellowing of Lureen's teeth is noticeable during the "phone call with Ennis" scene.
Title: "Q" is quivered
Post by: memento on April 24, 2006, 10:17:38 am
After awakening from a deep sleep, Ennis quivered from both shock and pleasure when he felt Jack's groping hand.

==aside== The "Y" yellowing belonged to the last round as a replacement for yoga,
so "Q" was up next for this round.
Title: "R" is relationship
Post by: Lumičre on April 24, 2006, 12:22:15 pm
Jack and Ennis had a relationship for 20 years!


[Couldn't believe that this hasn't been used already  ;) ]
Title: "S" is swear
Post by: Will-U on April 24, 2006, 01:07:33 pm
Hey, Lucise, U cudn't believe "relationship" wasn't used.... OMG, how about:

The most famous and finale quote of the BBM movie:

"Jack, I swear"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "T" is for tantrum....
Post by: Becky on April 24, 2006, 01:29:52 pm
...Jack threw many a tantrum as he was such a bitcher and enjoyed the attention.

=aside=
Will, go look, I did say thank you for the E information. :-*
Title: "U" is usurp
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 24, 2006, 01:38:06 pm
L.D. tried to usurp Jack's power in his own home at Thanksgiving.   :D

=compliment=
Also, I wish to add my congrats to our fine players for 1,000 plus posts!  It's a pleasure to play among you!   :D
Title: "V" is Venetian
Post by: Toast on April 24, 2006, 02:03:31 pm

The venetian blinds hung askew and admitted a triangle of white light, the shadow of the foreman's (Aguirre's) hand moving into it.

[Annie Proulx]
Title: W is wannabe
Post by: southendmd on April 24, 2006, 02:40:45 pm
...as in... at the benefit dance, Lureen looked like a Farrah Fawcett wannabe
Title: "X" is xpenses
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 24, 2006, 03:21:05 pm
Alma was always concerned about their living xpenses.    :(
Title: "Y" is yabbering
Post by: Lumičre on April 24, 2006, 03:34:08 pm
LaShawn Malone was always yabbering about one thing or another.  Poor Randall (or anyone else for that matter) could never get a word in edgewise.  :)
Title: "Z" is zygomatic
Post by: southendmd on April 24, 2006, 03:49:53 pm
...as in Ennis punched Jack in the zygomatic arch, that is, his cheekbone.

Today's anatomy lesson!

=today's ABCs lessons=  :)
Only one word enters the answer subject
line... and only one word gets red high-lited.
"Answer List" only lists one word as an answer.
I "fixed" it both places above.  Fran is air-borne!
Will-U

===============================================

Up next:
Round 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is Accent
Post by: Toast on April 24, 2006, 03:58:45 pm

by 1983 -
"A little Texas accent flavored his (Jack's) sentences, "cow" twisted into "kyow" and "wife" coming out as "waf." "

[Annie Proulx]
Title: "B" is buttoned
Post by: memento on April 24, 2006, 04:18:36 pm
In the last scene Ennis looked at the shrine he created for Jack, and buttoned the first button of the outer shirt.

==aside== Thanks again to all the moderators and players for acheiving over 1000 posts.

==compliment== to southendmd for his anatomy lesson.
Title: C is chablis
Post by: southendmd on April 24, 2006, 04:24:16 pm
cheap chablis...as in the coarse concoction Cassie quaffed
Title: "D" is drove
Post by: DeeDee on April 24, 2006, 04:53:05 pm
Jack drove away, watching his beloved Ennis in his mirror.
Title: "E" is electric
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 24, 2006, 04:56:03 pm
As in electric  carving knife.
Title: F is Farrah
Post by: southendmd on April 24, 2006, 05:04:37 pm
...as in Lureen's hairdo in the benefit dance scene. Very Farrah Fawcett-esque
Title: "G" is grammar
Post by: memento on April 24, 2006, 05:15:00 pm
For someone who went to college, Lureen had terrible grammar  i.e. "Why don't husbands never want to dance with their wives?"
Title: "H" is hug
Post by: DeeDee on April 24, 2006, 05:31:58 pm
Ennis flies down the stairs where he and Jack hug.
Title: I is incendiary
Post by: southendmd on April 24, 2006, 05:43:16 pm
...as in, when Ennis collapses, Jack wonders if it's a heart attack or an incendiary rage
Title: ABCs =in progress= Round 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 24, 2006, 06:44:38 pm
Round 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- in progress! 

Great, we at the "ABCs" luv progress!  Besides, only a few people -- about 5 (including some of the best) -- in their understandable BBM enthusiasm overlooked the new "Round #".  If missing, the "Round #" header can always be added by anyone at any time.  No problem.

BTW, I had just returned to the office from a rendezvous with the "ABCs of BBM"'s Fran in New York City!  Believe it or not, it was our first in-person meeting.  We rendezvoued in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central.  Incredibly, all is due to the movie BBM! 


=aside= SeMD
Tanx for the tip-off via PM, Docta!

Title: "J" is jars
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 24, 2006, 07:16:18 pm
There are several jars on the windowsill when Alma is doing her laundry with a washboard.   :D
Title: "K" is kettle
Post by: DeeDee on April 24, 2006, 08:30:31 pm
There was a kettle at the campsite.




=Aside= 
Thanks Will, yet again.  I am definitely having one of "those" moments.
Title: "L" is Lightning
Post by: memento on April 24, 2006, 08:51:40 pm
Jack was from Lightning  Flat near the Montana border.



=decision= word up
This proper word "Lightning" (WY), played by Memento,
is qualitatively different from DeeDee's "lightnin'" (referring
to a storm) in Round 26.  They are two (2) different words
and, moreso, they are spelled differently.  Thus, it's fine! 
"Thanx" to the Playerz who p-mailed me inquiring.  I'm sure
that Sandy has a diff'rent word than "thanx" 4 U all!  :laugh: 
Will-L
Title: "M" is magenta
Post by: Toast on April 24, 2006, 09:30:47 pm
[in Jack's boyhood bedroom]
An ancient magazine photograph of some dark-haired movie star was taped to the wall beside the bed, the skin tone gone magenta.

=aside=
I had to check how the BBM movie script handled that line.
"An ancient photograph of a handsome, dark-haired movie star, Maximilian Schell, is taped to the wall beside the bed, curled and yellowed." [script]

And they (McMurtry and Ossana) were more specific, and maybe more accurate.  They identified the actor, and yellowed is probably a better description of what magazine articles did back then.  Magenta is more what happened to coloured photos from the '70s and '80s.

Maximillian Schell won the Academy Award for best actor in 1961, defeating Paul Newman and Spencer Tracy and he would have been familiar to an 18 year old "boy" in 1961/2.  Max looked good too.  (See period photo of M Schell below.)  Ennis had something to live up to.  And he did, in my mind.

No magazine photo seemed to make it to the bedroom of the finished movie.

::okay, back to the ABCs::

=comment=
Thanx Mr. Toast for that fascinating 411!  One of the many purposes of the "ABCs" is education about BBM facts.  At the BBM Board, it was the subject of multiple files as to who was the actor or actress on the wall near Jack's bed.  As I recall, the #1 vote-getter was Judy Garland!  Others named were Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Sal Mineo, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, et al. -- and even Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Liz Taylor -- but no one thought of Max!  Indeed, this is very interesting 411.  BTW, U're right, the photo was not in Jack's bedroom in the movie.  That was a mistake of omission!  Interestingly, Ennis has a sure resemblance to Max!
Will-U
Title: Re: "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" -- hits over 1,000 posts!
Post by: Phillip Dampier on April 24, 2006, 09:31:04 pm
Congratulations to everyone for achieving the 1,000 post mark.
Title: "N" is nosegay
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 12:57:41 am
Alma is holding a nosegay or small bouquet of flowers during the wedding.
Title: "O" is ordeal
Post by: Lumičre on April 25, 2006, 01:21:59 am
Jack and Ennis' separation after their summer on Brokeback proved to be a very severe ordeal for both of them, especially for emotionally-repressed Ennis.
Title: P is penis
Post by: Ellemeno on April 25, 2006, 01:25:55 am
Ennis and Jack each have a penis.  Though we never see them, we know they are there.  They are integral parts of the first tent scene.
Title: "Q" is questions
Post by: Will-U on April 25, 2006, 01:40:50 am
Ennis & Jack had many questions of each other from the time they met -- Alma finally had a few questions, too -- and the BBM film concluded with many questions about E&J unanswered!
Title: "R" is rivets
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 02:04:16 am
Jack's and Ennis' jeans have copper rivets.
Title: S is shaving
Post by: Ellemeno on April 25, 2006, 02:38:20 am
Why does Jack wind up shaving while waiting for Aguirre?
Title: "T" is Tremblay
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 25, 2006, 02:57:42 am
..as in Pierre Tremblay, assistant director of BBM.

 ;D
Title: "U" is underwater
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 03:01:09 am
After Ennis and Jack took off their clothes and jumped off the cliff, they went underwater.
Title: V is vomit
Post by: southendmd on April 25, 2006, 08:41:33 am
...what Ennis tried to do in the alley, expressing his sense of loss and confusion.
Title: "W" is wardrobe
Post by: Pipedream on April 25, 2006, 09:36:09 am
Ennis' wardrobe was somewhat limited.  :-\
Title: "X" is xile
Post by: Toast on April 25, 2006, 09:41:58 am
Ennis and Jack lived too long in xile from Brokeback Mountain.

"Ennis:  Tent don't look right.
Jack:  It ain't goin' nowhere. Let it be."  [movie]

When I was thinking about Ennis and Jack in exile,
The fixing the tent scene suddenly made sense to me.

Ennis was "nesting". 
I want this to be my home forever.

Title: "Z" is zealousness
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 11:26:14 am
Ennis could hardly contain his zealousness as he waited for Jack to arrive in Riverton.
Title: XXX - yes
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 11:28:52 am
Sorry, Ray. See Round 14.

We need a replacement "Y".
Title: Round 38!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 11:32:31 am
Round 38!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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=milestone= 5,000 vu's

The "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain" at Better Most Forums have now surpassed a whopping 5,000 verified "views"!!!!!  It must be interesting reading.  Yeeeee-hawwww!

Will-U-ABC
Title: =reply=
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 11:34:25 am
I just would hate to see the answer list filled with nearly exact words save for the omission of a final "g": nothing, nothin'; castrating, castratin' -- I'm sure you all get the picture.

I think the issue here is not the omission of the final "g", but that the meaning and the spelling of the two words is entirely different.  One refers to a storm and the other refers to a place (with a capital L).  In the examples you gave, Fran, the words all had the same meaning, so you could extend that rule to words that are both past and present tense such as query and queried.

Nothing like a little high drama at the "ABC's of BBM".

I will change it, (even though I disagree) if that is the consensus.

Sandy
Title: "A" is asphyxiated
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 11:40:50 am
Jack said he nearly asphyxiated from the smell of the sheep that died in the lightnin' storm.
Title: "Y" is York
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 11:47:37 am
Brokeback Mountain won three New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Director (Ang Lee), and Best Film.

This is a replacement "Y".

The next letter in the current round is "B".
Title: B is betrothed
Post by: southendmd on April 25, 2006, 11:53:57 am
when Ennis was on the mountain, Alma was his betrothed
Title: "C" is caustic
Post by: Lumičre on April 25, 2006, 11:56:45 am
Aguirre made some caustic  remarks to Jack and Ennis, like when he said "You ranch stiffs, you ain't never no good".
Title: "D" is drift
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 01:35:58 pm
Ennis to Jack: "Them sheep'll drift if I don't get back there tonight."
Title: "E" is emotions
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 01:51:57 pm
Emotions ran high when Ennis and Jack had their final confrontation by the lake.
Title: F is Fork
Post by: southendmd on April 25, 2006, 02:07:05 pm
...as in Alma's suggestion for fine dining in Riverton, the Knife and Fork
Title: "G" is grinding
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 02:12:40 pm
From the screenplay: JACK is in the cab of his old pickup, grinding the ignition.
Title: "H' is hammerin'
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 02:17:23 pm
Jack tells Ennis to quit his hammerin' and get in the tent.
Title: I is insistent
Post by: southendmd on April 25, 2006, 02:42:35 pm
...as in Cassie was insistent when it came to asking shy cowboys to dance
Title: "J" is Jennifer
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 03:15:42 pm
Jenny's legal name is Jennifer del Mar.
Title: "K" is kin
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 04:25:46 pm
Other than a brother and sister, Ennis had no other kin.
Title: "L" is listen
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 04:36:44 pm
LaShawn on Randall: " He wouldn't listen to me if he was going deaf tomorrow"
Title: M is for Melissa...
Post by: Becky on April 25, 2006, 04:41:10 pm
....The song Melissa is playing in the background of the bar when Ennis and Cassie are dancing.
Title: "N" is nail
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 05:01:00 pm
The wire hanger in Ennis' closet is suspended from a nail.
Title: "O" is ominous
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 05:08:08 pm
The morning after they made love, Ennis had a ominous look as he went to the sheep.
Title: "P" is Pentecost
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 05:44:17 pm
Jack says:  "I don't know what the Pentecost is. I mean the world ends and guys like you and me, we march off to hell."
Title: "Q" is quality
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 05:48:58 pm
The Newsome Farm Equipment sign advertises quality...

Title: "R" is reliability
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 05:55:53 pm
               ...reliability...
Title: "S" is for service...
Post by: Becky on April 25, 2006, 05:58:17 pm
...and service.

=Comment=
There you go Fran, I am humouring you.
Title: "T" is tobogganing
Post by: Will-U on April 25, 2006, 05:59:21 pm
As the snow turned, Ennis & Alma tobogganing down that hill was a forewarning for their relationship:  definitely downhill!  :(

----------------------------------------------------------------

=congratulations= Gyrlz!!!
For trio-posting that Q-R-S slogan!!!
Too bad it dint describe F'er L.D.N.!
Title: "U" is Utah
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 06:10:16 pm
Ennis came from Sage, near the Utah line.
Title: "V" is various
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 06:24:25 pm
Ennis held various jobs during his lifetime.







=Comment=
Good eye, Fran, thanks.
Title: "W" is wrong
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 06:29:25 pm
Ennis says: " Bottom line is... we're around each other an'... this thing, it grabs hold of us again... at the wrong place... at the wrong time... and we're dead."
Title: "X" is xeric
Post by: knash on April 25, 2006, 06:35:55 pm
the xeric coupling between jack and ennis their first night in the tent was shocking to many viewers.

(oops, sorry about the xylophone  :-\   i have made changes as per fran's suggestion...)


=compliment=
 A very impressive first post, Knash, a zillion times better than the one I suggested. Welcome to the ABCs game. We're glad you're here. 

Fran
Title: =question=
Post by: Ellemeno on April 25, 2006, 06:41:59 pm
When did the rule change from "Please stop putting quotation marks around the letters, it is unnecessary" to people putting quotation marks around the letters?  I just noticed....


=clarification= "Game Letter" (in quotes)
That's an interesting and curious question!  It, e.g., "A" is..., was initially done at the original "ABCs of BBM" at IMDB.  When did the "rule" change?  Answer: Never!  We never had a "rule" to put or not to put quote marks on the capitalized "game letter".  It was never mentioned!  Our rulez and guidelinez are accessible in the "OP" of this "ABCs" file.  Quoting the "game letter" is a tradition that many Playerz adopt.  Putting quote marks around the subject "game letter", such as "C" is clown, also nicely sets off the "game letter" from the answer.  If anyone said not to do it, I'd queery that person.  Since it's been mentioned, I observe that the majority of the "ABCs" Playerz actually do quote mark the "game letter". 

"W" is Will!

Title: "Y" is youngster
Post by: Ellemeno on April 25, 2006, 06:47:15 pm
As a youngster, Ennis saw a sight that scarred him for life.

(I have never used the word 'youngster' before, and doubt I will again, but what we do our game!)


=question=
Wat dat mean U writ:
"...what we do our game"?
Title: Round 39!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 25, 2006, 07:34:03 pm
Wonderful work, boys & girls!   :D
Title: "A" is axe
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 25, 2006, 07:35:39 pm
Jack is chopping wood with an axe a couple of times in the film.   :D
Title: "B" is Bobby
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 07:41:33 pm
as in..Bobby Twist.
Title: C is chain.
Post by: sparkle_motion on April 25, 2006, 07:44:55 pm
Ennis is a chain smoker.
Title: "D" is dummy
Post by: memento on April 25, 2006, 07:53:37 pm
Cassie says to Ennis: "Tryin' to get a foot rub, dummy."
Title: "E" is extra
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 25, 2006, 08:11:01 pm
The extra shift that caused another argument between Alma and Ennis.   :(

Title: "F" is flailing
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 25, 2006, 08:13:03 pm
Ennis' arms are flailing when he's jumping into the lake.   :D
Title: "G" is Golden
Post by: Fran on April 25, 2006, 08:41:07 pm
Brokeback Mountain won four Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Title: "H" is hopeful
Post by: DeeDee on April 25, 2006, 08:48:11 pm
Jack looked hopeful (how sad) when he asked Ennis if he was coming back next summer.
Title: "I" is imbecile
Post by: amh on April 25, 2006, 09:02:12 pm
At Jack & Lureen Twists' house at that Thanksgiving Day dinner, obnoxious and rude L.D. Newsome was also acting like a total imbecile.

[Arranged via Mayor Will after the krash of another car into a post!]
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=aside=
I apologize for being behind, but I started a new job this week that has cut into my screwing-around-online-time in a major way!  On to the main topics:

1.  1,000 posts:  You playerz are all the best!  You rock, and I love you all!

2.  Lightning vs. lightnin':  This one's more tough.  I will always lean toward having a more liberal interpretation of the rulez unless something is grossly out of line or irrelevant, because, hell, to me it just makes the game more fun because it allows playerz to use and show off their creative juices.  I understand the proper noun argument and meaning-of-the-word argument, but I've been playing under the guise that a word is a word is a word, regardless of whether it has two diferent meanings.   The example that was previously used and that I'm remembering is "Lee" -- whether it's Ang Lee or Lee press-on nails, it's still "Lee" and can only be used once.  That's how I've been playing. 

So is darlin' the same as darling?  I don't care which way we roll, but I do think we should be consistent, and if we can't agree then I say leave it up to the player to self-moderate and decide whether it's a word worth playing. 

Probably not the answer everyone is looking for, but it's the best I got right now.   :)

Ann Marie

Title: "J" is James
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 12:16:57 am
Brokeback Mountain was produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.
Title: "K" is knight
Post by: Pipedream on April 26, 2006, 12:47:39 am
When Jack pulls up with his truck in the reunion scene and Ennis rushes out on the landing to greet him it’s like a knight coming to fetch his bride.

 :-*
Title: "L" is lips
Post by: Will-U on April 26, 2006, 01:50:49 am
"L" Lashawn has what's known as loose lips, meaning talks too much!
Title: "M" is memento
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 08:31:16 am
...the hidden shirts were a memento of happier times, and the handle of one of our esteemed playerz
Title: "N" is nine
Post by: DeeDee on April 26, 2006, 11:25:18 am
Ennis was just nine years old when his father showed him what happened to poor dead Earl.
Title: "O" is ornery
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 26, 2006, 11:43:50 am
Jack's horse wasn't the only ornery  character in this film.
Title: "P" is prayer
Post by: memento on April 26, 2006, 11:51:47 am
Ennis said he was sending up a prayer  of thanks for Jack not brining
his harmonica.

==aside==
One final thought on the Lightning/lightnin' issue. It comes down to the same word being used as both a proper noun and a common noun. Dictionaries always have separate entries for proper and common nouns, such as Nice-the city in France, and nice-kind; Champagne-the region in France, and champagne-the beverage.
I think we have to decide on a rule for the ABC's as to whether proper and common nouns of the same word can have double listings.
Title: "Q" is quoted
Post by: Pipedream on April 26, 2006, 12:01:09 pm
Ennis quoted his old man when he told Jack that all rodeos were fuckups.

 :) 
Title: "R" is rained
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 26, 2006, 12:24:08 pm
When Jack drove all the way to see Ennis after he got news of the divorce, Ennis "rained on Jack's parade"..  :(
Title: S is Santaolalla
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 12:33:57 pm
...as in Gustavo Santaolalla, our award-winning composer
Title: "T" is trouts
Post by: memento on April 26, 2006, 12:38:31 pm
Alma said: "I used to wonder how come you never brought any trouts home"
Title: "U" is umbrella
Post by: Will-U on April 26, 2006, 12:41:32 pm
Among many other things, there is an umbrella shown at the del Mars' cluttered home.
Title: V is vamp
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 12:53:19 pm
...when Jack slung his arm on the truck bed, didn't he look like a vamp
Title: "W" is whore
Post by: Pipedream on April 26, 2006, 12:57:58 pm
...yeah, he was cute when he was leaning on his truck. Who'd at that point guess that he'd ever have to go to a male whore in Mexico?

 ???
Title: "X" is xperience
Post by: Will-U on April 26, 2006, 01:48:46 pm
Apparently, Ennis had no Gay xperience; however, clearly, Jack had mucho Gay xperience!

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=comment=
The"ABCs of BBM" is imminently approaching its biggest milestone ever with "40 Rounds" of completed games here at BetterMost!  That supercedes the "ABCs" at IMDB!  Thus, no one should any longer feel grim about that scenario as we -Will- have beat it!  IOW, we beat our own record!  This captain knows how to steer clear of ALL the icebergs -- including "ubiquitous", "x", "yoga" and "zenophobia", not to mention by name some of the "characters" (basically elsewhere). 

Anyway, I can almost hear the sounds of the purple carpets being rolled out and the brass trumpets sounding to alert all the mainland residents and visitors and the wayward islanders to come give your congratz to the biggest by far state at the country of BetterMost!  Can U feel the 'xcitement'?!  Oh, what surprises....  ???

Will-X


Title: "Y" is Yuletide
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 26, 2006, 02:03:10 pm
Ennis worked for Yuletide last year, during the blizzard.   :)

=compliment=
Congratulations to all for such admirable work!  :D
Title: Z is zoophagous
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 02:36:48 pm
..as in our boys like to eat meat, they were carnivorous, or zoophagous
Title: Round 40!!!!!!!!!!!!!Milestone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 02:38:48 pm
Congratz, everyone!!!!

Special thanks to Will, Fran and AnnMarie for their hard work, vigilance, and keeping it fun.
Title: "A" is ask
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 26, 2006, 02:47:14 pm
"Had to ask 'bout ten different people in Riverton where you was livin'."

=compliment=
Big 40 and fabulous!  Congratulations!   :D
Title: "B" is bicycles
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 26, 2006, 02:52:47 pm
There are bicycles outside when the girls are playing on the swing set.   :)

=comment=
40!  "Yee-haw!"   ;)
Title: "C" is corduroy
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 26, 2006, 03:08:18 pm
Jack was wearing a corduroy  jacket on Brokeback Mountain.
Title: Re: =milestone=
Post by: DeeDee on April 26, 2006, 03:14:48 pm
=milestone=

40 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, Games Mod Fran-E had me on the telephone  -- while she was driving her car (ta! ta!) -- when the historic moment of "ABCs"' 40 Rounds occurred....

Gamely,
Will-XYZ


40 rounds!! you guys are the best..Congrats on being the best board on the whole site!











Title: E is elegiac
Post by: southendmd on April 26, 2006, 03:31:32 pm
...elegiac describes this story involving the lament over the loss of dear Jack
Title: "F" is fun
Post by: memento on April 26, 2006, 03:33:09 pm
Cassie to Ennis "Girls don't fall in love with fun" 
  unless they're playing the ABC 's.
 
Thanks to Will, Fran and Ann Marie for 40 great rounds!!!
Title: XXX - dinner
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 04:06:44 pm
Sorry, DeeDee. See Round 32.
Title: "D" is dislike
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 04:08:38 pm
Proulx wrote about Ennis: "...he was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalog."
Title: "G" is Geraldine
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 04:18:15 pm
The credits state that Brokeback Mountain is in loving memory of Geraldine Peroni.
Title: "H" is hunting
Post by: DeeDee on April 26, 2006, 04:25:42 pm
Lureen: "You're the fishing buddy or the hunting buddy...."
Title: "I" is indignant
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 26, 2006, 05:58:18 pm
Jack is indignant about not being able to be with Ennis. I'm indignant regarding the intolerance of the world.


PS - Will, you know we love you, and I am very Xcited about this game and your hard work.  :-*
Title: "J" is Jurgen
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 06:10:54 pm
From the credits:

Construction Coordinator...........................Jurgen Lutze
Title: "K" is karma
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 26, 2006, 06:44:41 pm
Jack’s karma was apparently to die at 39 years of age.   :'(
Title: "L" is lamp
Post by: Lumičre on April 26, 2006, 06:49:23 pm
The first time we see Ennis making love to Alma: they started off kissing, then Ennis reached over and turned off the bedside lamp, before he flipped her over... 8) ...
Title: "M" is menial
Post by: DeeDee on April 26, 2006, 07:02:41 pm
Most of Ennis' jobs were menial.






PS. Will, ditto Mandy.  ;)
Title: "N" is Nelson
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 07:44:46 pm
The song "He Was a Friend of Mine" was performed by Willie Nelson.
Title: "O" is odometers
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 26, 2006, 08:26:10 pm
The odometers on all of Jack's trucks surely listed thousands of miles.   :)
Title: "P" is pink
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 26, 2006, 08:28:14 pm
There's a pink princess phone on Lureen's nightstand when L.D. and Fayette arrive to greet baby Bobby.  Oh how well I remember those phones!   :D
Title: "Q" is quantity
Post by: DeeDee on April 26, 2006, 08:40:58 pm
Jack was more upset over the quantity of time spent with Ennis, not quality.
Title: "R" is ride
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 09:12:04 pm
"Didn't that pissant used to ride the bulls?"
"He used to try...."
Title: "S" is sinner
Post by: memento on April 26, 2006, 09:16:57 pm
Ennis: Speak for yourself. You may be a sinner, but I ain't yet had the opportunity.

Title: "T" is t-shirts
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 26, 2006, 09:38:09 pm
Jack wore crew necks and Ennis wore wife-beater t-shirts.    :D
Title: "U" is unbearable
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 26, 2006, 10:22:01 pm
Jack's agony is unbearable, thus his tears after departing Ennis' company earlier than he anticipated.  :'(
Title: "V" is Venice
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 10:43:57 pm
Brokeback Mountain won the coveted Golden Lion for Best Film at the 62nd Venice Film Festival.
Title: "W" is wrang
Post by: memento on April 26, 2006, 10:55:26 pm
In the story Ennis says: " I never had no thoughts a doin it with another guy except I sure wrang it out a hunderd times thinkin about you."
Title: XXX - zen
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 10:59:10 pm
Sorry, Front-Ranger, Zen was played in Round 7 by Starboard Light.  Whether capitalized or not, it's still the same concept as used in Round 7's "Zen", so this does not fall under the recent rules' clarification regarding "signal vs. Signal" situations.  We are giving U an opportunity to replace your "Z" in Round 38 .

In the meantime, I will post a new "Z" for Round 38, which can easily be deleted if it's not needed after all.

Fran

Title: "Z" is zoomed
Post by: Fran on April 26, 2006, 11:01:33 pm
This is the replacement Z for Round 38's zen.

The camera zoomed in on the postcards to make them readable.


The next letter for Round 40 is "X".
Title: "X" is xtrovert
Post by: Lumičre on April 27, 2006, 12:24:10 am
Jack was much more of an xtrovert than Ennis ever was;  he was lively and even got Ennis to show us his dazzling smile with his "drunken rodeo" act.. ;)
Title: "Y" is youngsters
Post by: Will-U on April 27, 2006, 12:38:41 am
There were many youngsters waving American flags at the nighttime Independence Day celebration with the fireworks scene.  In fact, Ennis and Alma had a couple of youngsters with them, too!!
Title: "Z" is zinger
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 12:40:51 am
Ennis' zinger, "Once burned," just may have been the spark that set off Alma's "Jack Nasty" tirade.
Title: Round 41!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on April 27, 2006, 12:41:49 am
 ;D   Round 41!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :laugh:


As an appetizer for a new ABCs-related feature file that is forthcoming, created by Will-U and to be hosted by "That Girl" Ann Marie (catch the connection), we're going to alphabetically list here the names of "ABCs" Playerz at BetterMost.  If U don't see your name and U are a player, just post your name in a subject line.  In the text (which is required), simply write "ABCs Player" so that we can add your name.  (We can then delete your reminder post.)

"ABCs" PLAYERZ

AnnMarie

Becky

CMR107 - Courtney

DeeDee

DMMB_Mandy

Ellemeno - Clarissa

Fernly

Fran-E - Fran

Front Ranger - Lee

Henry Pie

Impish

JCinNYC - Juan

Jude W

Juliette Montague

Knash

Little Darlin' - Andrew

Lucise

Lynne

Memento - Sandy

Meryl

Montferrat - Paul

Pipedream - Anke

Ray

SouthEndMD - Paul

Sparkle Motion

Starboard Light

The Pirate Bride

Toast

Two Bloody Shirts

VKM-91941 - Victoria

and...

Will-ABC - Will
Title: "A" is anticipation
Post by: Pipedream on April 27, 2006, 02:00:25 am
In eager anticipation of Jack Nasty's visit Ennis downed at least 6 beers.

 :)
Title: "B" is barrel
Post by: Ellemeno on April 27, 2006, 02:20:25 am
Look at Lureen come riding around that barrel!
Title: "C" is coffee
Post by: memento on April 27, 2006, 08:31:49 am
Alma asks Ennis: "Texans don't drink coffee?"
Title: "D" is dozen
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 09:59:30 am
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up....
("Devil's Right Hand" lyrics)
Title: "E" is even
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 10:45:37 am
Alma stay married to Ennis for quite a few years even after she saw him and Jack kiss.
Title: "F" is foreboding
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 27, 2006, 11:54:17 am
Dissonant music played as Ennis rode on a ridge after the first night with Jack, giving a sense of foreboding.
Title: G is grilled
Post by: southendmd on April 27, 2006, 11:59:43 am
...as in the boys grilled elk meet over the fire. Yum.
Title: "H" is hands
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 12:04:44 pm
Ennis tells Alma that if he had three hands, he could wipe Alma Jr.'s nose.
Title: "I" is innocence
Post by: Pipedream on April 27, 2006, 12:07:43 pm
That summer 1963 on Brokeback Mountain Ennis lost his innocence.

 :)
Title: "J" is jacked
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 27, 2006, 12:14:25 pm
Ennis admits in the short story that he jacked off several times thinking about Jack.
Title: "K" is knob
Post by: Ellemeno on April 27, 2006, 12:17:41 pm
As Ennis comes quietly and tiredly out of the girls' room in his snug singlet and low-riding pajama bottoms, he silently pulls the door closed with the knob.
Title: L is learned
Post by: southendmd on April 27, 2006, 12:21:47 pm
Ennis learned about love from Jack. :-*
Title: "M" is motion
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 01:18:55 pm
From the credits:

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries.
Title: "N" is nap
Post by: Ellemeno on April 27, 2006, 01:26:31 pm
Jack took a nap while guarding the sheep.  In the background was lightning.
Title: O is orbicularis
Post by: southendmd on April 27, 2006, 01:47:03 pm
...the name of the mouth muscle that our boys use to kiss is the orbicularis oris :-*

today's anatomy lesson!
Title: "P" is printed
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 01:59:14 pm
Ennis printed this message on his first postcard to Jack: "You bet."
Title: "Q" is quenched
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 02:12:31 pm
Ennis' thirst for Jack was quenched when kissing him after four years.
Title: R is Rufus
Post by: southendmd on April 27, 2006, 02:28:00 pm
...as in Rufus Wainwright, who wrote and sang the haunting "The Maker Makes"
Title: S is stick
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 02:42:51 pm
Ennis to Jack: "I'll stick with beans."
Title: "T" is tough
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 03:12:03 pm
Ennis, in telling Jack a story, said Earl and Rich were pretty tough old birds.
Title: "U" is universal
Post by: Lumičre on April 27, 2006, 03:24:18 pm
Brokeback Mountain is a universal love story.


=aside=
And, BBM was distributed via Focus Features
which is really controlled by Universal Pictures!!

Will-U (for Universal)
Title: V is vicissitudes
Post by: southendmd on April 27, 2006, 03:36:43 pm
...Jack and Ennis' affair was subject to the vicissitudes, or ups and downs of their 'separate and difficult lives'.
Title: "W" is washing
Post by: Will-U on April 27, 2006, 03:41:26 pm
Jack was barely washing up at the river!
Title: "X" is xcused
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 04:01:06 pm
Alma xcused Alma Jr. from the table after she took one more bite of her dinner.

Title: "Y" is yak
Post by: Ellemeno on April 27, 2006, 05:41:31 pm
That LaShawn sure can yak.

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=comment=
A purr-fectly fitting song to have been played at the church dance referring to LaShawn would have been "Yakety Yak"!

Will-Y

=asside= Gyrl who PM'd!
Before U think I left out a "k",
U should have done a 'search'
on spelled right Coasters' song
"Yakety Yak (Don't Talk Back)"!
Title: "Z" is Zealand
Post by: Will-U on April 27, 2006, 05:45:50 pm
BBM also premiered in New Zealand; it was on February 9, 2006. 

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=question=
Don't we have any BBM members from New Zealand?

Will-Z
Title: ROUND 42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 06:02:28 pm

       HOLY!!!!    42   ROUNDS


      GOTTA LUV OUR MODS...
Title: "A" is arm
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 06:04:20 pm
Ennis was so angry with Alma at Thanksgiving, he grabbed her arm.
Title: "B" is bear
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 06:08:56 pm
Ennis explains why he's late to Jack: "Come on a bear. Goddamn horse spooked, the mules took off...."
Title: "C" is cake
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on April 27, 2006, 06:17:38 pm
Mrs Twist offers Ennis some coffee and a piece of cherry cake.
Title: "D" is dumbfounded
Post by: Lumičre on April 27, 2006, 06:21:57 pm
Jack f'n Twist was dumbfounded when Ennis jumped his bones (so to speak) when they reunited.  I bet he thought Ennis would give him a handshake; I don't think he was expecting what Ennis had in store for the occasion.  ;)
Title: "E" is Espagnol
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 06:27:01 pm
Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34, composed by Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov, is one of the songs listed in the credits.
Title: "F" is flashback
Post by: memento on April 27, 2006, 07:13:05 pm
One of the most moving scenes of the film is the flashback of the dozy embrace.
Title: "G" is glass
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 27, 2006, 08:12:08 pm
There's a glass basket on Lureen's headboard when she's holding Bobby.   :)
Title: "H" is hot
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 27, 2006, 08:14:20 pm
There's a hot water heater in the background in the apartment over the laundromat.

Not what you thought, hunh?   :D
Title: "I" is images
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 08:17:41 pm
About 1,800 of the sheep were computer-generated images.
Title: "J" is January
Post by: DeeDee on April 27, 2006, 09:33:10 pm
In the short story, Ennis had Alma pregnant by the middle of January.
Title: "K" is Kade
Post by: Will-U on April 27, 2006, 10:43:00 pm
OMG!!  Lu, can U believe he was left out?  ???  Unequivocably, the cutest in the entire BBM movie bare none -- especially since he beautifully played beautiful 9-year-young Ennis in that unforgettable first flashback!!

Yessss, Kade Phillips!
Title: "L" is laundromat
Post by: Fran on April 27, 2006, 10:58:14 pm
In Riverton, Ennis and Alma live in a small apartment above a laundromat.
Title: "M" is mixing
Post by: Ellemeno on April 28, 2006, 01:44:25 am
When Alma brings the postcard in, she sets it in a stack of circulars, next to some cookie cutters in a mixing bowl.
Title: "N" is for note
Post by: Penthesilea on April 28, 2006, 06:08:07 am
Like the note Alma tied on the end of the fishing line in Ennis' creel case, saying 'Bring some fish, Love Alma'
But Ennis never found this note...

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=comment=
N is in this case also for newbie: I'm new to this board and new to this game. Hope I got everything right. If not, please let me know.

=reply=
Hi, Penthesilea, and welcome to the ABCs of BBM. Just delete the "Re:" from the Subject line, and your post will be perfect. If you want, you can place the N is quotation marks--most people do--but that's optional.

If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me. The rules are spelled out in the original post. It seems you've already found the ABCs Answers Played file. Just remember to check there before posting since answers cannot repeat.

Fran
Title: "O" is opener
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 08:36:21 am
Jack told Ennis that he couldn't cook worth a damn but that he was pretty good with a can opener.
Title: "P" is powder
Post by: memento on April 28, 2006, 08:46:17 am
Jack to Randall: "Ever notice how a woman'll powder her nose before a party starts, and then powder it again when the party's over? Why (http://www.strawberrynet.com/images/products/s/01309880302.jpg) your nose just to go home to bed?"
Title: "Q" is quandary
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 28, 2006, 10:08:27 am
In their last meeting, Jack pointed out that he and Ennis were in a quandary, or "a godamm bitch of an unsatisfactory situation."
Title: "R" is restaurant
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 10:18:50 am
Ennis tells Alma: "Jack ain't the restaurant type."
Title: "S" is SAC...
Post by: Ellemeno on April 28, 2006, 10:57:40 am
At the beginning of the film, Ennis jumps down from a semi with the letters "SAC" written on the door.  There are perhaps more letters that follow, and if anyone knows them, let me know, and I'll add them to my answer here.
Title: "T" is taboo
Post by: memento on April 28, 2006, 01:47:55 pm
There was a taboo against Jack and Ennis' relationship in the midwest in the 1960's.
Title: "U" is unauthorized
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 02:13:17 pm
From the credits:

Unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.
Title: "V" is vices
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 28, 2006, 02:37:50 pm
Two of the other vices Ennis and Jack have are smoking and drinking.   :D
Title: "W" is weather
Post by: DeeDee on April 28, 2006, 03:40:48 pm
On Brokeback Mountain, the weather changed from day to day.
Title: "X" is xamination
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 03:52:29 pm
Annie Proulx's response to a FAQ (as found on her Web site):

"Brokeback began as an xamination of country homophobia in the land of the Great Pure Noble cowboy."
Title: "Y" is yoke
Post by: Lumičre on April 28, 2006, 05:24:18 pm
Ennis lived his life under the yoke of self-loathing and homophobia, both of which were ingrained in him from his childhood days.
Title: "Z" is Zack
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 28, 2006, 06:52:42 pm
"Annie Proulx's editor at the men's magazines she used to write for suggested that she take a pen name, something like Joe or Zack (according to the New Yorker)."   Front-Ranger used this in Round 19 at the site that will remain nameless!   Thanks, so we can move on to the next round!   :D
Title: Round 43!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 28, 2006, 06:53:59 pm
Onward, fun people!   :D
Title: "A" is A&P
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 28, 2006, 07:08:16 pm
The store in which Alma works is an A&P per the script.   :)
Title: "B" is for banquets...
Post by: Becky on April 28, 2006, 07:16:48 pm
...Jack and Ennis have separate Thanksgiving "banquets".
Title: "C" is convertible
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 28, 2006, 07:26:30 pm
Lureen’s vehicle is a convertible.   :D
Title: "D" is for doggies...
Post by: Becky on April 28, 2006, 07:33:58 pm
...On the Brokeback soundtrack Rufus Wainwright sings;"Get along, little doggies."
Title: "E" is El
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 28, 2006, 08:33:01 pm
El Paso is 65 miles away when Jack is driving south.   
Title: "F" is flowerbox
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 28, 2006, 09:02:32 pm
There’s a flowerbox  on Monroe’s porch.   :D
Title: "G" is for gentlemen
Post by: Toast on April 28, 2006, 10:11:40 pm
Here she comes, ladies and gentlemen!
Oh boy, look at her fly!
It's Lureen Newsome from right here in Childress, Texas.

Title: "H" is holder
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 10:21:08 pm
There is a a carousel-style rubber-stamp holder on Joe Aguirre's desk.
Title: "I" is impossible
Post by: DeeDee on April 28, 2006, 10:59:38 pm
Ennis knew it would be impossible to have a life with Jack.
Title: J is join
Post by: southendmd on April 28, 2006, 11:12:25 pm
Jack frequently drove for hours to join Ennis.

BTW, I have joined the spirit of Jack, by spending the weekend visiting in Austin, Texas.

Damn, it's hot here!

Toasted Jack with a little whiskey, however...

Cheers to the "Brokies" who are meeting in NYC tomorrow!

=comment=
Enjoy the weekend, Paul.

Fran
Title: "K" is Kodak
Post by: Fran on April 28, 2006, 11:17:25 pm
From the credits:

Produced on Kodak motion picture film
Title: "L" is lovers
Post by: DeeDee on April 28, 2006, 11:26:42 pm
Ennis and Jack were lovers for nearly 20 years.
Title: "M" is Michelle
Post by: Will-U on April 29, 2006, 12:07:00 am
OMG!  Lu, can U believe that no one mentioned....

One of the four key BBM players, Michelle Williams -- even nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress!  :)
Title: "N" is nickname
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 12:21:45 am
Ennis' nickname for Alma Jr. is Junior.
Title: O is older
Post by: Ellemeno on April 29, 2006, 12:27:04 am
KE - Ennis's older brother
Title: "P" is poor
Post by: DeeDee on April 29, 2006, 12:35:55 am
Both our boys were from poor families.
Title: "Q" is quicksilver
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 01:07:53 am
Annie Proulx said of Jake Gyllenhaal's acting:

"...Gyllenhaal's sensitivity and subtleness in this role is just huge. The scenes he's in have a kind of quicksilver feel to them."
Title: "R" is Roberta
Post by: Will-U on April 29, 2006, 04:43:36 am
Oh, Ro, U don't know.... look who I've found!

Talk about "sensitivity and subtleness", the absolute most intense yet gentle eminates from Roberta Maxwell as Mrs. Twist!  :'(
Title: "S" is stud
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 08:09:03 am
In the movie Lureen's father was considered the stud duck, in the story Jack's father was considered the stud duck.
Title: "T" is thousand
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 08:18:51 am
Jack to Ennis after Ennis chastised him for wanting to kill a sheep: "What's the matter with you? There's a thousand of 'em."
Title: "U" is upper
Post by: Toast on April 29, 2006, 09:21:45 am
ENNIS No, sir. I just never heard a no place called Brokeback.

The OLD MAN points to a long, barren mountain to the north, its upper reaches miles away, reaching well above the tree line.

[screenplay]

a "deleted" scene, will we see it?
Title: "V" is voracious
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 10:17:18 am
Jack and Ennis satisfied their voracious appetities on elk, whiskey and each other.
Title: "W" is wheelbarrow
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 10:21:14 am
In the scene where Alma is taking the laundry off the clothesline, there is a wheelbarrow in front of the little house's concrete porch.
Title: X is xpectorating
Post by: Ellemeno on April 29, 2006, 10:30:06 am
There is a fair amount of xpectorating in this film.  The saddest one for me is when, as they are coming down off the mountain, Jack spits in Ennis's horse's path, after Ennis decked him.
Title: "Y" is yet
Post by: Toast on April 29, 2006, 12:31:48 pm

ENNIS Uh uh, speak for yourself.  You may be a sinner, 
but I ain't yet had the opportunity.
They both laugh heartily, in a great mood.
[script]

Title: "Z" is Zurich
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 12:52:06 pm
Brokeback premiered in Zurich on February 16.
Title: Round 44!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 12:55:55 pm
Give 'em hell.
Title: "A" is arrow
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 01:00:21 pm
Behind the laundomat, there's an arrow on the sign that says: Laundromat Entrance Around Front.
Title: "B" is buddy
Post by: Will-U on April 29, 2006, 01:36:42 pm
One of the many terms of endearment that Ennis and Jack refer to each other as, besides "cowboy", "darlin'" and "bitch", is "buddy".  In fact, they use that elusive term as an explanation of their relationship to their wives as the other being their fishin' or huntin' "buddy".  ::)  :laugh:


=aside= Dre
I've advised Ennis-like Dre that from now on with his str8 palz, instead of referring to me as his "housemate" (ha! ha!) or the "Gay Bytch" (he! ho!), he can refer to me as his "buddy"!  ;D
Title: "C" is church
Post by: DeeDee on April 29, 2006, 02:58:19 pm
"We could still smarten up, head over to the church social."
Title: "D" is dick
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 03:27:00 pm
Ennis recounts details of Earl's horrible death to Jack: "They'd took a tire iron to him, spurred him up, drug him around by his dick till it pulled off...."
Title: "E" is epiphany
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 04:24:55 pm
When Ennis said "Jack, I swear",  it seemed as if he was experiencing an epiphany.
Title: "F" is forget
Post by: DeeDee on April 29, 2006, 04:35:59 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "You forget what it's like, bein'  broke all the time."
Title: "G" is for Garcia...
Post by: Becky on April 29, 2006, 05:00:21 pm
...Rick Garcia sings "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"
Title: "H" is highchair
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 05:18:28 pm
There's a highchair in the kitchen of the little house where the del Mars lived before moving to town.
Title: "I" is inured
Post by: Toast on April 29, 2006, 06:31:26 pm
They were raised on small, poor ranches..., brought up to hard work and privation, both rough-mannered, rough-spoken, inured to the stoic life.

[Annie Proulx]
Title: "J" is john
Post by: memento on April 29, 2006, 06:45:56 pm
When he was in Mexico, Jack became a john.


=comment= 2 diff words/2 diff spelllings
I was wonderin' who'd make use of the recent
clarification in the "two different words with two
different spellings" scenarios as in "lightnin' vs.
Lightning".  It's appropriate, Sandy, that U are
first with your landmark case which is now law!
Title: "K" is keeping
Post by: Becky on April 29, 2006, 07:33:32 pm
"Keeping warm" is the name of the first tent scene on the DVD.  I guess that is the nicer way of putting it, but I like our BBM way better.  ;)
Title: "L" is life
Post by: Toast on April 29, 2006, 08:12:24 pm
What about if you and me had
a little ranch, somewhere?
Little cow and calf operation?
It would be a sweet life.

Title: "M" is more
Post by: Fran on April 29, 2006, 08:28:26 pm
Ennis to Alma: "If you don't want no more of my kids, I'll be happy to leave you alone."
Title: N is new
Post by: southendmd on April 30, 2006, 12:44:11 am
...Jack always seemed to have new things: clothes, trucks; whereas poor Ennis had the same old stuff.

==aside== Speaking of new, here I am in Austin, TX, and bought my silly self some brand new cowboy boots.  Woo-Wee, they are cool and comfortable.

=reply=
So what do they look like? (I'm betting you come home with a cowboy hat, too.)
Fran

=reply=
They are simple and stylish: black with a slightly squared toe, subtle but elegant stitching.
I have to admit I saw a beautiful black Resistol (like Jack's), but I resisted!
Title: "O" is Old
Post by: Will-U on April 30, 2006, 02:29:35 am
No, not that "Old Rose", she was the great storyteller in TITANIC!

Lu, I swear.... when I checked the "ABCs Answer List", I cudnt believe that "Old Rose" -- the brand of whiskey that Ennis & Jack drank -- was clear for "O".  OMG!  (It's like the equivalent of BetterMost for beans!)   
Title: "P" is price
Post by: memento on April 30, 2006, 08:41:09 am
 Alma says to Ennis: "So one time I got your creel case open the night before you went on one a your little trips - price tag still on it after five years..."
Title: "Q" is quieter
Post by: Fran on April 30, 2006, 10:51:03 am
In the short story, Alma Jr. is described as being quieter by nature than Francine, "a little live wire."
Title: "R" is raspy
Post by: Penthesilea on April 30, 2006, 01:50:16 pm
In the short story Annie describes Ennis's voice as raspy (serenading scene):

"... and Ennis had a good raspy voice; a few nights they mangled their way through some songs."

Title: "S" is soda
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 30, 2006, 02:30:07 pm
Alma Jr. is having a soda when she goes out with Ennis and Cassie.   :D
Title: "T" is trucker
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 30, 2006, 02:34:31 pm
The trucker Ennis hitched a ride with drops him off at the intersection at the beginning of the film.   :)
Title: "U" is unraveled
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 30, 2006, 05:26:34 pm
With the premature end of Jack and Ennis' summer on the mountain, Jack's hopes to be with Ennis forever unraveled,
Title: "V" is vested
Post by: Fran on April 30, 2006, 05:34:39 pm
The Jolly Minister: "Under the powers vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife."
Title: "W" is writhed
Post by: memento on April 30, 2006, 07:21:07 pm
Jack writhed with both pleasure and pain during their first sexual encounter.
Title: "X" is xtemporaneous
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 30, 2006, 07:34:07 pm
Ennis and Jack's first coupling was xtemporaneous, quite impromptu!   :D
Title: "Y" is yammerin'
Post by: Becky on April 30, 2006, 07:44:13 pm
On my DVD subtitles it has "stop your hammerin'" as "stop your yammerin'".  ::)


=aside=
Can you hear the barrel being scraped?  ;D

=reply= Beckala!
No, no barrel!  With the dvd of BBM, I heard the barrel refilled to the brim.  BTW, cud U remove those 3 dots after ur answers?  And, tanx 4 ur nc PMs.
Title: "Z" is Zaragoza
Post by: memento on April 30, 2006, 08:03:25 pm
There was a review of Brokeback by Zach Zaragoza in The Rebel Yell - The University of Nevada's online newspaper.

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8638 (http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8638)


=aside=
I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel along with you, Becky.
Title: Round 45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on April 30, 2006, 08:08:22 pm
Let her rip.
Title: "A" is Alto
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 30, 2006, 08:15:24 pm
There's an Alto (stop) sign on the corner when Jack is crusing the alley in Juarez.   :)
Title: "B" is boots
Post by: DeeDee on April 30, 2006, 08:24:32 pm
As in, what else, cowboy boots.
Title: "C" is crossover
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 30, 2006, 08:30:35 pm
Randall Malone sports a crossover tie at the benefit where he meets Jack.   :D
Title: "D" is dyslexic
Post by: Fran on April 30, 2006, 09:04:55 pm
From the short story:

Jack  slid his cold hand between Ennis's legs, said he was worried about his boy who was, no doubt about it, dyslexic or something, couldn't get anything right, fifteen years old and couldn't hardly read, he could see it though goddamn Lureen wouldn't admit to it and pretended the kid was o.k., refused to get any bitchin kind a help about it.
Title: "E" is Entering
Post by: ThePirateBride on April 30, 2006, 09:23:46 pm
"Entering Wyoming" reads the sign that Jack drives by many, many times.    :)
Title: "F" is fiction
Post by: JulietteMontague on April 30, 2006, 09:26:41 pm
The short story is a work of fiction, even though it tugs at our hearts as though it were non-fiction!   :D
Title: "G" is ground
Post by: DeeDee on April 30, 2006, 09:47:37 pm
Our boys were tussling on the ground while Aguirre was watching.
Title: "H" is huh
Post by: memento on April 30, 2006, 09:55:48 pm
Ennis uses huh repeatedly throughout the entire movie such as "I don't need your money, huh..."
Title: "I" is icebound
Post by: Fran on April 30, 2006, 10:07:16 pm
From the short story:

In May of 1983 they spent a few cold days at a series of little icebound, no-name high lakes, then worked across into the Hail Strew River drainage.
Title: "J" is jilted
Post by: Will-U on May 01, 2006, 01:09:09 am
Ennis realistically and understandably jilted Cassie Ann!  A little bytch slap would have been appro, too.


=aside=
When Dre & I as a duo went to see BBM (not to be confused w/ my "BBM-ers Movie & Dinner Party"), when Cassie called Ennis a "dummy", Dre reacted: "Ennis oughta slap the bytch.  I would if she called me that!"  ;)
Title: K is kleptomaniac
Post by: southendmd on May 01, 2006, 12:46:16 pm
Jack's tendency to swipe the shirts of unsuspecting cowboys could qualify him to be a kleptomaniac.

=aside=
Fran offered two other examples:  his wanting to shoot (steal) one of the sheep; and being an accomplice to killing the elk.
Title: "L" is Larry
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 12:57:19 pm
Larry McMurtry co-wrote the screenplay with Diana Ossana.
Title: "M" is moustache
Post by: memento on May 01, 2006, 01:00:15 pm
Some people* wondered why in the last scene of Jack and Ennis together, Jack's
moustache kept appearing and disappearing, not realizing that it was a flashback.

==aside== * like myself, the first time I saw the movie.
Title: N is neigh
Post by: southendmd on May 01, 2006, 01:18:25 pm
...horses go "neigh"
Title: "O" is operation
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 02:59:44 pm
Jack to Ennis:  "What if you and me had a little ranch somewhere, a little cow-and-calf operation...."
Title: "P" is for pronto
Post by: Toast on May 01, 2006, 03:30:57 pm

If you pair of deuces
are lookin' for work,
I suggest you get your
scrawny asses in here, pronto.

[film]

Title: Q is queues
Post by: southendmd on May 01, 2006, 03:38:58 pm
Joe Aguirre's herd queues up to board the trucks for transportation to the trailhead.
Title: "R" is resistance
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 03:44:01 pm
Lashawn chatters on:  "...so my pick was Neiman Marcus which was a disaster because where clothes is concerned, honey, I got no resistance, I was spending more than I made, more probably than Randall ever will make...."
Title: "S" is sleepin'
Post by: memento on May 01, 2006, 04:12:13 pm
Ennis to Jack during the dozy embrace flashback: "You're sleepin' on your feet like a horse.. " (http://news.aunz.yimg.com/xp/fairfax/20060125/10/290268656.gif)
Title: T is tell
Post by: southendmd on May 01, 2006, 04:48:56 pm
Both Jack and Mr. Twist started sentences with, "Tell you what..."
Title: "U" is umpteen
Post by: Lumičre on May 01, 2006, 05:23:47 pm
I am sure Jack and Ennis wrang it out umpteen times, while thinking of each other.  ;D
Title: "V" is Vegas
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 05:27:39 pm
Biker #1:  "Where do you think the most pussy's at -- Las Vegas or California?"
Title: "W" is we
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 01, 2006, 05:37:36 pm
We  got us a f**king situation here" -- Jack

Congrats to us on 6400+ views and yay moderators and mayor Will!
Title: "X" is for xactly
Post by: Toast on May 01, 2006, 05:40:27 pm
Ennis to Jack
"What xactly is the Pentecost?
I mean, my folks they was Methodists."


Title: "Y" is you're
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 05:45:06 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "You're a real thinker, ain't you!"
Title: Round 46!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: southendmd on May 01, 2006, 06:12:26 pm
We're not scrapin' the barrel yet!
Title: "A" is ache
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on May 01, 2006, 06:16:01 pm
Ennis and Jack's hearts ache for each other.  :(
Title: "B" is Black
Post by: memento on May 01, 2006, 06:22:55 pm
The name of the bar where Ennis goes and gets into a fight after the Thanksgiving scene is The Black and Blue Eagle bar.

=aside=
Was that bar name ironically intentional?

=reply= Mem-o
Yeah, it was a country S&M bar!
Ennis was juss gettin' ready to roll. 
Title: "C" is Cardellini
Post by: Will-U on May 01, 2006, 07:38:40 pm
C'mon, Courtney, cud U conceive not cited:

"C" Cassie "C" Cartwright is played by "C" Cardellini (as in Linda)!  OM"C"!

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=aside= Beckala & Sandy
U "Barrel Gyrls" ain't scraping no barrel when U
ain't even named all the key BBM actors' names!
Title: "D" is drone
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 01, 2006, 07:45:25 pm
The wind is described in the story as a bestial drone.
Title: "E" is for enamel
Post by: Toast on May 01, 2006, 08:07:49 pm
We see enamel mugs and plates in a number of scenes in the move.

I especially love the bright blue set of enamelware that they used in the fast moving stream scene.
the floating blue enamel bowl/pot in the "Jack fucking Twist sequence" is just plain lovable.  Looks like an error with a perfect recovery.
Nice set of enamelware, most likely brought all the way from Texas.

Title: "F" is Features
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 08:42:45 pm
Brokeback Mountain is a Focus Features film.
Title: "G" is Graham
Post by: Will-U on May 01, 2006, 08:50:46 pm
Echt!  But D.O.B. (Dirty Ol' Bastard) L.D. (Last Despot) Newsome was played by that old cracker Graham as in Beckel.  :-X 
Title: "H" is hedges
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 01, 2006, 09:38:06 pm
Monroe has box hedges  in his yard.   :D
Title: "I" is invisible
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 10:21:44 pm
From the short story:

They believed themselves invisible, not knowing Joe Aguirre had watched them through his 10x42 binoculars for ten minutes one day....
Title: "J" is jaw
Post by: Toast on May 01, 2006, 10:38:32 pm
Mrs. Lureen Twist

Jack was pumpin' up a flat on the truck
out on the back road when the tire blew up.
The rim of the tire slammed into his face,
broke his nose and jaw.

[movie]
Title: "K" is keepsake
Post by: Ellemeno on May 01, 2006, 11:37:45 pm
The shirts were a precious keepsake, first for Jack, then for Ennis.
Title: "L" is Lee
Post by: Fran on May 01, 2006, 11:44:08 pm
as in Ang Lee, the director, and Shen Lee; the credits say "For Shen Lee." (Perhaps Shen Lee is Ang Lee's deceased father.)
Title: "M" is Motel
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 12:23:18 am
From the story:
They went off in Jack's truck, bought a bottle of whiskey, and within twenty minutes were in the Motel  Siesta jouncing a bed.
Title: "N" is for noon
Post by: Toast on May 02, 2006, 02:10:38 am
Joe Aguirre to Ennis

Fridays twelve noon be down at the bridge with your next week list and mules

Title: "O" is orchestra
Post by: Will-U on May 02, 2006, 02:24:17 am
Yeah, like U all have the BBM movie soundtrack but w/o an orchestra playin' on it?  C'mon, give me the "O"!
Title: "P" is percussion
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 08:02:24 am
Ennis used the coffee pot as a percussion  instrument to accompany Jack's singing.
Title: "Q" is quitting
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 08:49:58 am
Ennis left Alma Jr. and Jenny with Alma at the grocery store even though quitting time wouldn't be for three more hours.
Title: R is Ronstadt
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 09:07:47 am
...as in Linda Ronstadt whose song "It's so easy" (to fall in love) is ironically included in the soundtrack

=aside to Toast=
Re: enamel pots:  if you look closely at that scene, it appears that Heath surreptitiously pushes the pot into the river with the handle of the frying pan. Makes me think it was choreographed that way. Watch for it next time...
Title: "S" is sights
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 02, 2006, 09:21:35 am
Ennis said, "I shouldn't have let you out of my sights."

=aside= I actually thought I had found an error in Proulx's story, thought it should be sites. Until I looked it up. Sights is correct.
Title: "T" is turn
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 09:31:22 am
Jack to Lureen:  "I've complained too much, that teacher don't like me. Now it's your turn."
Title: "U" is ultimatum
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 09:45:24 am
When Jack says to Ennis: "You are too much for me Ennis, you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you.", it seems like he is giving him an ultimatum.
Title: "V" is varmints
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 02, 2006, 10:02:35 am
Varmints  appear throughout Brokeback Mountain, notably a couple of bikers who crash the 4th of July fireworks display.
Title: "W" is for world
Post by: Toast on May 02, 2006, 10:29:41 am

...  rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.

[novella]
Title: "X" is xpensive
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 10:58:47 am
Ennis was reluctant to move to town because he thought the rent would be too xpensive.
Title: Y is yore
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 11:16:02 am
...our story takes place in the past, or the days of yore

=aside to FrontRanger=
Love your "Varmints"!
Reminds me of QuickDraw McGraw
Title: "Z" is zamarra
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 11:51:22 am
While he was on Brokeback, Jack wore a zamarra (sheep skin jacket).
Title: Round 47!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 11:54:10 am
Give me an A.
Title: "A" is arms
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 11:59:34 am
In the short story, Alma's arms are described as being thin and freckled.

=compliment= Memento
Great "Z" with zamarra!
Title: B is bud
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 12:10:43 pm
...'there's something I've been meanin' to tell you, bud'
Title: "C" is courthouse
Post by: Will-U on May 02, 2006, 12:16:36 pm
Ennis' child support hearing took place in the Riverton courthouse.
Title: "D" is damn
Post by: Toast on May 02, 2006, 12:24:07 pm
I spend half the night checking for damn coyotes.

I warn you, I can't cook worth a damn.

Damn, it's too late to go to them sheep.

I can't believe I left my damn shirt up there.

Best damn rodeo hand I ever worked with.

Four years, damn!

You count the damn few times that we have been together in nearly 20 years and you measure the short fuckin' leash you keep me on, and then you ask me about Mexico.

damn you, Ennis.

I'm gonna bring him up here one of these days, and we'll lick this damn ranch into shape."


=comment= Mr. Toast
Damn!!!!!!!!!!
One of the most creative posts we've seen.
If U find another damn, feel free to add it.
Tanx!
Will
Title: "E" is Eden
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 02, 2006, 12:30:54 pm
There are many parallels between "Brokeback" and the Garden of Eden.


=aside=
Thanks, SouthEnd.  Thanks, Fran for adding the "s" to varmints.
Title: "F" is folks
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 12:35:35 pm
Jack to Ennis: "Your folks stop at Ennis?"


=aside=
Thanks for the compliment Fran.  I am totally amazed at your knowledge of every inch of this film.
Sandy

=reply=
Thanks, Memento.  BBM Story to Screenplay is my Bible!
Fran
Title: "G" is gingerly
Post by: Lumičre on May 02, 2006, 01:46:58 pm
Sitting by the fire on that second night, Ennis was uncertain about his next move; he approached the tent gingerly with his hat in his hand, to see if Jack would have him.... and what a reception Jack gave him!  ;)
Title: "H" is horseback
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 02:35:57 pm
Joe Aguirre showed up on Brokeback Mountain on horseback.
Title: I is insidious
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 03:29:16 pm
...Ennis's own homophobia had an insidious effect on his and others' lives
Title: "J" is jiffy
Post by: Lumičre on May 02, 2006, 04:27:05 pm
Jack would've left Lureen in a jiffy, if Ennis had just said YES to the cow and calf operation.
Title: "K" is knuckles
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 04:31:43 pm
Shortly after Jack drove away, Ennis fell to his knees and pounded on a wall in frustration, bloodying his knuckles in the process.
Title: L is Linda
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 04:34:20 pm
...as in Linda Ronstadt and Linda Cardellini
Title: "M" is mediocre
Post by: Lumičre on May 02, 2006, 04:41:17 pm
Jack's aiming with a rifle might have been mediocre, but I am sure he was talented in other areas where only Ennis could testify to his prowess.  ;)
Title: "N" is nurturing
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 05:04:02 pm
Jack gave Ennis intimacy, nurturing and love that he didn't get from anyone else in his life.
Title: O is oblivous
Post by: southendmd on May 02, 2006, 05:12:58 pm
...Lureen seemed oblivious to the whole affair.
Title: "P" is Peak
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 05:22:17 pm
The first postcard sent by Jack to Ennis was a photograph of El Capitan and Signal Peak.
Title: "Q" is qualms
Post by: Lumičre on May 02, 2006, 05:33:00 pm
Ennis had qualms  of love-sickness when he departed from Jack after the summer of 1963.
Title: "R" is Randy
Post by: Becky on May 02, 2006, 05:41:40 pm
Randy Quaid plays Joe Aguirre in Brokeback Mountain.

=comment=
I know there is already a randy but that is a different type of randy, if you get my drift! ;)

=compliment=
Congratulations, Becky, for a well-played "R" and for being "the first" [later edited to "the second"] Player to post a word demonstrating the rules clarification regarding proper vs. common nouns.
Fran-E

=comment=
Players, under the rules clarification noted above, Randy (as in Quaid) and randy (as in lustful) are two separate words. Keep this in mind when posting.
Fran-E

=correction= Fran
Fran erred stating that Beckala was the 1st -- not!  Memento was the first player to use the =clarification= rule of proper vs. common words with same spelling.  Memento used it last week on April 30th in reply# 1229 with the lowercase answer word "john".  Again, let's give hearty beanz congratz to Mems and take it away from Becks.  She'll get over it; she's young.  And, a cowboy hats off to Wills for observing and reporting all this.  :D
Workin' overtime,
Will-XYZ   

=reply= Will
Come on, let's give credit to Becky for being second. I've edited my =compliment= above to reflect same.  What would this ABCs game be like without your watchful eyes, Will? The thought makes me shudder.
Fran-E (tipping her cowgirl hat in Will's direction)


Title: "S" is September
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 05:43:29 pm
Jack's first postcard to Ennis is postmarked September 1967.
Title: "T" is tattoo
Post by: Lumičre on May 02, 2006, 06:21:53 pm
Heath's wrist tattoo is very visible during the close-up shot of Ennis hugging Jack during the confrontation scene.
Title: "U" is udders
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 02, 2006, 06:47:01 pm
Ennis worked with sheep and cows--animals with udders.
Title: "V" is Verve
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 06:51:09 pm
The soundtrack is available on Verve Forecast.


=question=
What soundtrack?
Plz. give more 411.
Plz. revu guidelinez.
Mr. H
Title: "W" is what
Post by: Will-U on May 02, 2006, 06:54:58 pm
After returning from BBM and just splitting from Jack, as he was emotionally wrecked and dry heaving, Ennis yelled out to a man passing by: "What the f*ck are U lookin' at?"
Title: "X" is xtinguished
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 02, 2006, 07:25:45 pm
Jack's life was xtinguished too early, at 39 years of age.   :(
Title: "Y" is you'll
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 07:39:44 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "Texas? Sure, and maybe you'll convince Alma to let you and Lureen adopt my girls, and then we could all live together, herding sheep...."
Title: "Z" is zombie
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 02, 2006, 08:36:13 pm
John Twist seems to be a zombie; his reactions are emotionally detached and almost dead.   :(
Title: Round 48 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 02, 2006, 08:37:15 pm
Four dozen, kids!   :)
Title: "A" is ads
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 02, 2006, 09:01:00 pm
Alma finds one of Jack's postcards amongst the sales ads in the mail.   :D
Title: "B" is for Bill
Post by: Toast on May 02, 2006, 09:02:36 pm


ALMA: "I'm goin a yell for Bill."
ENNIS: "You fuckin go right ahead. Go on and fuckin yell. I'll make him eat the fuckin floor and you too."

[script]

Alma just calls him Monroe in the finished movie.
Title: "C" is Capitan
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 09:09:32 pm
Jack's first postcard to Ennis was of El Capitan and Signal Peak.
Title: "D" is dots
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 02, 2006, 09:21:48 pm
Ennis is sporting pajama bottoms with large polka dots on them when he ponders taking the girls for ice cream.   :D
Title: "E" is evening
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 02, 2006, 09:24:17 pm
Most of Jack and Ennis' trysts seem to take place in the evening.   :)
Title: "F" is Francisco
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 09:33:44 pm
From the fine print on the first postcard Jack sent Ennis:

The Old Butterfield Trail used by the stage coaches from St. Louis to San Francisco passed by here.
Title: "G" is for gym
Post by: Toast on May 02, 2006, 09:35:40 pm
Randy Quaid: In 1997, I was in a gym, on a treadmill, and I was looking for something to read. I saw a copy of The New Yorker, opened it up, and started reading this story. I was just so taken with it that I swiped the magazine, took it home, and finished the story.

[Production Notes]

Title: "H" is hay
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 02, 2006, 09:38:46 pm
Ennis has bales of hay in the back of his truck when he drops Alma, Jr. off at home.   :D
Title: "I" is infrequent
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 09:46:06 pm
Quoting Annie Proulx:

One thing never changed:  The brilliant charge of their infrequent couplings was darkened by the sense of time flying, never enough time, never enough.
Title: XXX - zinfandel
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 10:27:18 pm
After careful review and consideration, the Moderators have determined that southendmd's "zinfandel" in Round 45 is hypothetical and not related to anything BBM. A replacement "Z" follows.

Fran
Title: "Z" is zestfully
Post by: Fran on May 02, 2006, 10:28:48 pm
This is the replacement "Z" for Round 45's zinfandel.

After stopping on the landing long enough to exclaim "Jack Fucking Twist," Ennis zestfully descended the stairs and ran to greet Jack.

=comment=
The next letter is "J".
Title: "J" is Jackie
Post by: memento on May 02, 2006, 11:45:45 pm
Jackie DeShannon was one of the stars in Surf Party, the movie that Ennis and Alma are watching at the drive-in.   (http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000002TRY.03.THUMBZZZ.jpg)

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=comment=
I luv Jackie deS's #1 pop classic "What The World Needs Now Is Love"!  FYI, it was out (1966) during the early years of the E&J relationship.  In 1969, Jackie had another huge hit, "Put A Little Love In Your Heart".  Most people don't know that she also wrote the #1 song "Bette Davis Eyes" (1981) -- still during the E&J years.
Will-U
Title: "K" is Killer
Post by: Will-U on May 02, 2006, 11:58:27 pm
There is a BBM cast character listed as "Killer Mechanic", even so he was not shown to our knowledge -- unless he was (and no doubt was) one of the depicted assailants in Ennis' imaginary violent flashback about Jack.  :'(
Title: "L" is live
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 12:00:17 am
Ennis to Jack:  "Texas? Sure, and maybe you'll convince Alma to let you and Lureen adopt my girls, and then we could all live together, herding sheep...."
Title: "M" is menacing
Post by: Lumičre on May 03, 2006, 12:37:29 am
Ennis shouted out in a menacing tone to the dirty ol' bikers:
"Wanna swallow half your f---ing teeth?!" ... Well, that told 'em!  8)
Title: "N" is nose
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on May 03, 2006, 04:33:47 am
Apparently - according to interviews - Heath almost broke Jack's nose during the filming of the infamous kiss scene  :-*
Title: "O" is occasion
Post by: Pipedream on May 03, 2006, 05:51:05 am
Making love to a man was something Ennis had never done before, but he rose to the occasion at their first night in the tent and didn't even need an instruction manual....

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=aside= Anke
Yesss, and U certainly rose to the occasion of traveling not only from Germany to New York City but to the very top of the fabulous Empire State Building this past Sunday on its 75th anniversary!  It was my delight to -- as the Diana Ross song goes -- "Take U Higher"!  ;)
Gamemeister Willhelm!  :)
Title: "P" is parking
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 08:01:42 am
A sign says there is no public parking behind the laundromat.
Title: "Q" is quelled
Post by: memento on May 03, 2006, 09:08:08 am
Ennis quelled  the bikers' disturbing behavior at the fire works display.
Title: "R" is for range
Post by: Toast on May 03, 2006, 10:13:15 am

The summer range lay above the tree line on Forest Service land on Brokeback Mountain

[novella]
Title: "S" is suspenders
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 10:41:20 am
The rodeo clowns wore suspenders as part of their costume.
Title: "T" is tucking
Post by: memento on May 03, 2006, 11:33:14 am
Ennis was constantly tucking in his shirt.
Title: "U" is unlikable
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 03, 2006, 12:32:50 pm
John Twist’s character is unlikable.   :(
Title: "V" is vaquero
Post by: Lumičre on May 03, 2006, 12:45:20 pm
Could Ennis be a vaquero  (a cowboy of spanish descent)?  With a last name like del Mar, it sure seems like he had some Spanish roots...  :)

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=aside= Lu
Jack had the Spanish "roots" -- in Juarez!  :laugh:

=aside= Will
See!  I knew those 2 must've had something in common!  :P  ;)
Title: "W" is Willie
Post by: Will-U on May 03, 2006, 12:49:34 pm
Of course, "W" is for Will-ie!

Willie Nelson, y'all, sang "He Was A Friend Of Mine" for BBM.

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=comment=
More recently, Willie Nelson did an even gayer cowboy song with "Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently, Fond Of Each Other"!  Yee-haw!  One of its lyrical lines is: "Inside of every cowboy there is a lady who'd love to slip out".  OMG!  What a fab-u-lous tribute to Jack!  Yee-haw!  The song "CASFFOEO" was courageously and proudly released just three months ago to coincide with the imminent Academy Awards show, fueling the fires of acceptance for the Gay cowboys premise of "Brokeback Mountain".  (This song was a happy and hot topic at the former BBM Board.)
Will-E

Title: "X" is xpunge
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 03, 2006, 12:52:55 pm
Ennis will never be able to xpunge thoughts of Jack from his mind.   :'(
Title: "Y" is yearned
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 01:20:58 pm
Jack yearned for a life with Ennis.
Title: "Z" is Zolaism
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 03, 2006, 01:24:56 pm
Annie Proulx belongs to the Zolaism  school of literature, which focuses on ultra-realistic portrayal of the coarse details of life, in the style of Emile Zola, who wrote The Masterpiece and other works of fiction.

=compliment=
Lee, I am impressed! Great "Z"!

Fran
Title: Round 49!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 01:29:12 pm
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is alley
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 03, 2006, 01:48:04 pm
Jack picked up his Mexican boy-toy in an alley.   :)
Title: "C" is catered
Post by: Lumičre on May 03, 2006, 02:00:53 pm
I am sure Jack and Ennis catered to each other's needs diligently on the few occasions they got together over the years.  ;)

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=aside= Lu!
FYI, others should be posssessive;
thus needs an apostrophe: other's!
Title: D is down
Post by: southendmd on May 03, 2006, 02:19:35 pm
Jack tells Ennis that Aguirre says, "bring 'em down."
Title: "E" is elevation
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 02:36:36 pm
From the fine print on the first postcard Jack sent to Ennis:

Signal Peak, from which the Apaches sent up smoke signals, is the highest point in Texas, elevation 8,747 ft.


=question= FGH
Texass?
Last time we heard, Signal was in Wyoming!?
Mod Will

=reply= WLH
And it still is. (There's probably a Signal something-or-other in every state.)
Mod Fran
Title: XXX - boutonniere
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 02:43:20 pm
Juliette, this was played by me in Round 21.

Playerz, we need a new "B".

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=aside= Juliette
Speaking of "smoke signals"!
Always check the "Answers".
Oopz, U 4got this time.
Jefe Will

Title: "B" is brakes
Post by: memento on May 03, 2006, 02:47:39 pm
Lureen to Jack: "Do you think I'm going too fast? Maybe I should put on the brakes?"


=comment=
This is the replacement "B" for boutonniere.  Next up is "F".
Title: "F" is fine
Post by: Lumičre on May 03, 2006, 05:08:35 pm
Jack looked mighty fine as he leaned back against his truck, overtly watching Ennis outside Aguirre's trailer.
Title: G is grown
Post by: southendmd on May 03, 2006, 05:11:04 pm
Ennis's little girl Junior was all grown up by the end of the film.
Title: "H" is Highway
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 06:41:10 pm
From the fine print on the first postcard Jack sent to Ennis:

View from Highway 62 between Carlsbad, NM and El Paso, Texas.
Title: "I" is inconsiderate
Post by: Pipedream on May 03, 2006, 06:48:20 pm
He might have been very excited to meet Jack Nasty after all these years but during the reunion scene Ennis is still very inconsiderate towards Alma.

 :'(
Title: "J" is jiggled
Post by: Lumičre on May 03, 2006, 07:02:11 pm
Lureen's boobs jiggled  abit during that intense back-seat action with Jack in her daddy's car.

 8)
Title: "K" is krummholz
Post by: memento on May 03, 2006, 07:36:57 pm
From the story:

... the wind combed the grass and drew from the damaged krummholz and slit rock a bestial drone.


=aside= Fran
Fran how do you know every detail of that first postcard? I'm beginning to think Jack sent one to you also.

=reply= Sandy
Well, let's just thank Ang Lee (for zooming in) and the pause button on my DVD player.
Fran
Title: "L" is leather
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 07:45:44 pm
The bikers are partial to black leather.
Title: "M" is for mongrel
Post by: Toast on May 03, 2006, 09:12:30 pm
FIRST ROUGHNECK (driving, size of a bear) Hey, fuckhead, watch where the fuck you're goin', you nearly got my dawg kilt.

The dawg is "an ugly, tough-looking mongrel"

[screenplay]

aw shucks

=compliment=
Good, thinking, Toast, bringing in extra source material, in this case the screenplay dated February 1, 2003.
Fran
Title: "N" is nature
Post by: memento on May 03, 2006, 11:17:23 pm
"Love is a force of nature."
Title: "O" is olives
Post by: Fran on May 03, 2006, 11:46:55 pm
According to the sales paper, olives are on sale for 85 cents.

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=aside= FGH
I added the subject title for U.
It was understandably overlooked
while U were womaning the fort solo.
Memento has been added as an adn'l Mod!
Will-U
Title: "P" is for peels
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 12:15:21 am

Jack peels potatoes, while Ennis peels off all his clothes.


Ennis did wear socks, nice long ones that you should wear with these
cowboy boots, but no underwear as in the novella and script.
Title: "Q" is qualities
Post by: Will-U on May 04, 2006, 01:27:55 am
Jack has Gay "qualities" as in traits, one of which is interesting and amusing out-of-sight cruising such as viewing Ennis thru his pick-up truck mirrors!  Don'tcha luv it!  :P
Title: "R" is reunion
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 07:50:37 am
After 4 years of not seeing each other, Jack and Ennis had a reunion in Riverton - and what a reunion it was!
Title: S is spooked
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2006, 08:32:40 am
Ennis's horse spooked when he came upon a bear.
Title: "T" is taciturn
Post by: Penthesilea on May 04, 2006, 08:35:21 am
Ennis is taciturn.


(Except when he's with Jack :) )
Title: "U" is unison
Post by: Pipedream on May 04, 2006, 08:43:10 am
Ennis' daughters often speak in unison.

 :)
Title: "V" is vacancy
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 09:18:35 am
Luckily, there was a vacancy at the Motel Siesta.
Title: "W" is willy-nilly
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 09:26:53 am
After the initial sex between Jack and Ennis on Brokeback, they pretty much went at it willy-nilly.


=aside=
Will, I thought you would like that one.  ;D

=reply= Mod Sandy
OMG!!  I cudn't believe me eyes.
I did a double take.  That is so kool!
And, those 2 nasty Boyz sure went at it
spontaneously and with great compulsion!
Will-Nilly   :laugh:
Title: "X" is xternally
Post by: Pipedream on May 04, 2006, 09:38:52 am
Xternally, Ennis was just an everyday, hardworking, heterosexual dude with a wife and two kids.  Internally, he was gay and very much in love with Jack Twist.  :)

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=comment= Pipe-D
That is so perfectly, simply and truly put, meine Anke!
Willhelm-ABC

P.S. "Nit-picker" (as U say) korrected ur "externally" 2 "xternally" so dat it wud qualify as an answer for "X"!  Yah!
 

 
Title: "Y" is yours
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 11:34:35 am
ALMA JR.:   "Like the car?"

ENNIS:       "Is it yours?"

Title: "Z" is zoned
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 12:09:09 pm
Jack zoned out when he had the flashback of the dozy embrace.(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/th_brokeback_index-thumb__60x40.jpg)
Title: Round 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 12:13:59 pm
Another milestone!!!

Thanks to all the players and the mods for making this game the success that it is. It really does become an addiction and I'm looking for an ABC's anonymous.

Also thanks for the welcome as the new mod.  I have very high standards to live up to and look forward to working with all of you.

Sandy
(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:B8Ow0ZkaMGEdaM:http://www.partycity.com)


=aside=
Verified 50 "!"s.
Ver' nice post!
Will-U-ABC
Title: =milestone= Round 50!
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 12:17:36 pm
Congratulations, Playerz, on reaching another milestone. (Who would've thought there were that many "Z" words applicable to BBM?)  I am equally awed by your use of vocabulary words, amused by your cleverness, and inspired by your dedication to the "ABCs of BBM."  One thing is abundantly clear here:  We love our ABCs!

Will, thank you for doing your utmost to keep our ABCs boat(s) afloat come hell or high water, for clarifying the rules for me (time and time again), and for making the really tough decisions. We never would have made it to Round 50 without you.  As Anke so perfectly put it, you definitely are our "Gamemeister"!

Sandy, welcome aboard, fellow Moderator. You're a great player, and I'm looking forward to working with you.

Ann Marie, I miss you and hope your work schedule lightens up sooner rather than later. I know your heart is still at the ABCs and you'll moderate and post when you can.

Fran :)
Title: "A" is apparent
Post by: Lumičre on May 04, 2006, 12:20:25 pm
It was apparent to Jack after the summer of 1963, that he was in love with Ennis.  He was undoubtedly heart-broken when Ennis made his "I guess I'll see you around hunh!" comment.  :-\



=compliment= ABC'ers
50 rounds of fun!  :-*!
Howdy Willi!
Title: "B" is backwards
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 12:21:26 pm
He gave another wrench that left her with a burning bracelet,
 shoved his hat on backwards and slammed out.

[novella]
Title: "C" is crayons
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 12:29:36 pm
Alma Jr. in the grocery store:  "Mama, I need crayons."
Title: D is dirty
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2006, 01:02:35 pm
Ennis's light-colored shirt got quite dirty, and not just from hard work.
Title: "E" is for entertainment
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 01:12:46 pm

Jack:  Like watchin' a rabbit tryin' to squeeze into a snakehole with a coyote on its tail.
Ennis:  That's some high-class entertainment if you ask me.

Title: "F" is fresh
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 01:34:03 pm
Fresh produce is available at the grocery store.
Title: ABCz =milestone= 50 Roundz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 04, 2006, 02:17:03 pm
The "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" Game

50 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember when someone said that the "ABCs" game might be too "rigid" -- about 40 rounds ago?

50 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember when someone else said that we're gonna have to "lighten up" the rulez (editor's note: yeah, a la The Titanic!)?

50 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember when yet another said we're "gonna run out" of fuel -- I mean, words?

50 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what about that "scraping the bottom of the barrel" not so long ago?

50 Rounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it's good and gamey that besides accepting and accommodating all of the good, if not great, suggestions :-X, I also knew what not  to listen to!!!!!  O0

FYI, this game can help stop alcoholism, drug abuse and/or psychotherpy.  :P

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of the "ABCs" Playerz, including those not named above (all of whom still play)!   ;D   ;)   :laugh:

Gamely,
Will-U-ABC
Gamemeister
Title: "G" is green
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 04, 2006, 02:25:26 pm
Sheep grew fat on the green, green grass of Brokeback Mountain, and Jack wore a green plaid jacket during that first summer.

=comment=
Congratulations to us ABC-ers on our silver anniversary. Makes me think of the silver tresses of our illustrious mayor!

=reply= F-Ranger
What mayor are you talking about? The ABCs mayor is blond!
Fran

=corrections= Lee
"Silver" means "25"; this is "50" -- it's "Golden"!!!!!
No wonder U got the hair color wrong.
And, thanx 4 congratz!
Mayor Will

=reply=
Silver, gold, they're all precious as our mayor and mods are to me!
Title: H is hoot
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2006, 02:48:52 pm
We hear an owl hoot when Ennis knocks over some cooking implements on his way into the tent in tent scene #1.

I give a hoot! Happy 50th round!
Title: "I" is Inc.
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 02:56:06 pm
From the credits:

Visual Effects by Buzz Image Group, Inc.
Title: "J" is Jacey
Post by: Will-U on May 04, 2006, 04:28:48 pm
Oh, c'mon, what BBM-ers don't know who Jacey Kenny is?  Who played Jenny Del Mar at age 7?!
Title: "K" is knockout
Post by: Lumičre on May 04, 2006, 04:48:51 pm
Jack seemed to think Lureen was a knockout when he first met her, from staring at her in the bar to getting 'down 'n dirty' with her in the backseat of LD's car!   8)

Title: L is lascivious
Post by: southendmd on May 04, 2006, 04:54:56 pm
Aguirre was prone to lascivious staring.
Title: "M" is Marlboro
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 04:58:24 pm
Some critics think of BBM as the re-invention of the Marlboro man.


=comment=
Such "critics" give testament to the fact that many movie critics are azzholez!
Tellin' it like it is,
Will-O
Title: "N" is noise
Post by: Pipedream on May 04, 2006, 05:06:52 pm
Jack and Ennis' first kiss made a sweet noise.  :-*

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=aside= Anke
Your "NYC Audio Report" is superb.
Very professional and very interesting,
especially w/ actual BBM movie line clips.
Next time, let's do an audio atop the ESB!
Auf Wiedersehen!!
Gamemeister Willhelm

= reply = Will!
Wow. You are quick. Can't believe you actually listened to it already. It can't have been online for much longer than half an hour...!
Glad you liked it. It really was a midnight project; had to get it done in order to be able to concentrate on other things again ("real work"); it didn't work, though. As you see, I'm still around here...  ::)
Title: "O" is objection
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 05:59:44 pm
ENNIS:  I got no objection, long as it's cheap and I don't havta do the laundry.  Alma hugs him hard, as she becomes excited.  Begins to squirm against his hand.  They kiss. Then ENNIS rolls her over.

[screenplay dated Feb. 1, 2003.]
Title: "P" is precautions
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 06:04:28 pm
Alma to Ennis (essentially killing the mood):  "As far behind as we are on the bills, it makes me nervous not to take no precautions...."
Title: "R" is remote.
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 08:05:43 pm
If the Twist household had a TV remote control, it would have ended up embedded in L.D.'s damn skull.
[fantasy]
OR
Jack and Ennis always met in an extremely remote location.
[film]
Title: "S" is sugar
Post by: Will-U on May 04, 2006, 08:12:17 pm
There is a sugar shaker on the table at the diner (or coffee shop) where Ennis is eating his apple pie.


=comment=
I was reminded of that last eve when DeeDee & I had a sugar shaker (along w/ salt and pepper shakers) on our dinner table at the Hudson Corner Cafe restaurant in Manhattan, NY.
Title: "T" is Thunderbird
Post by: memento on May 04, 2006, 08:18:00 pm
When Jack first met Lureen, she was driving a Thunderbird.


=411= T-bird
Red hot and 1960!!!
Title: "U" is ummmm
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 04, 2006, 08:23:45 pm
Ummmm.... Ennis' spontaneous critique of the can of Better Most beans that he was eating.
Title: "V" is vinyl
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 09:17:47 pm
The published screenplay has a vinyl plastic tablecloth on the elder Twists' kitchen table.

Title: "W" is woolies
Post by: Toast on May 04, 2006, 09:20:19 pm
Aguirre "Them camps can be 3 or 4 miles from where we pasture the woolies."

[movie]


=question= Toast
Do they really spell "wool-l-ies" w/ an extra "l"?
This word was used in 1st ABCs game as "woolies".
Will-ABC

good question
Jack rides the woolies as a kid in the novella (one l)

but in the screenplay 2003, and subtitles, Aguirre talks about the woollies. (two ls)
Ruling?

=reply=
I've now made it "woolies" since that's how Annie Proulx did it originally. (Thanks for finding "woolies" in the novella, Toast.)  Maybe it's spelled "woollies" in the screenplay to emphasize Joe Aguirre's pronunciation of that second "L":  wool lees as opposed to wool ees. 
Fran
Title: XXX - quid
Post by: Will-U on May 04, 2006, 09:56:05 pm
XXX: Ellemeno's "quid" in this round 50.
Note: Word, player and round must always be cited.

"Quid pro quo" is so totally inapplicable at BBM.  It usually involves something under-handed and perhaps illegal.  Frequently, it refers to swapping political favors.  In fact, "quid pro quo" is the diametrically opposed opposite here.  It means an unwritten and unmoneyed exchange.  It never involves money; never a job.  These boyz were (a) hired for a job and (b) paid a salary.  There was posilutely no "quid" and no "squid"!!

Mayor Will
ABC-ville

Vanna, we need the letter "Q" asap.
Title: "Q" is queen
Post by: Fran on May 04, 2006, 10:08:34 pm
From the screenplay:

JACK, flattered by the attention of the rodeo queen and trying to show off, hangs on to a tough, spinning bull, actually makes a fine ride. 

(Toast, thanks for finding the reference.)

=comment= FGH
Isn't "rodeo queen" said in BBM movie, too?
I just can't believe that no one used "queen"!?  ???
Will-on-the-Rhine

=comment=
Next letter: "X"
Title: "X" is xact
Post by: Will-U on May 05, 2006, 12:13:23 am
The xact cause of Jack's death is not known: tire rim or tire iron?   ???
Title: "Y" is yearly
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 12:16:18 am
Joe Aguirre's hiring of summer help to herd sheep is a yearly event.
Title: "Z" is zestful
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 12:43:39 am


The zestful expression on Ennis' face when Jack Twist finally arrives in Riverton shows his heartfelt emotions.

Title: Round 51!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 12:45:01 am


Another milestone!!!

Thanks to all the players and the mods for keeping this game alive and well. 
Title: "A" is ardor
Post by: vkm91941 on May 05, 2006, 04:32:29 am
Once their passions were ignited, their ardor could not be controlled, in the first tent scene nor in the reunion 4 years later.

=comment=
Thanks for posting, Victoria. I've enjoyed reading your travelogue.
Fran
Title: "B" is babies
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 08:55:19 am
Proulx wrote:

Jack said he was doing all right but he missed Ennis bad enough sometimes to make him whip babies.
Title: "C" is cutoffs
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 09:04:12 am
Cassie was wearing cutoffs and a tube top when she  practically accosted Ennis and wouldn't even let him go to the bathroom.
Title: "D" is dead
Post by: Pipedream on May 05, 2006, 09:10:03 am
Well, it actually goes without saying: after Ennis and Jack killed themselves a nice elk that poor beast was dead.

 :'(
Title: "E" is echoed
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 05, 2006, 09:23:14 am
The cry of an eagle echoed  in the canyon as Ennis and Jack changed camps.
Title: "F" is funeral
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 09:29:42 am

Jack's parents did not go to to Texas to attend his funeral.
Some of his ashes will be in the Lightning Flat family plot.
Ennis regrets that the ashes will be on the grieving plain, rather than on Brokeback Mountain.

Title: "G" is grief
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 09:33:22 am
And he would wake sometimes in grief, sometimes with the old sense of joy and release; the pillow sometimes wet, sometimes the sheets.

From the story
Title: "H" is hours
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 10:14:37 am
Jack to Lureen:  "Gotta go, got fourteen hours of driving ahead of me."
Title: "I" is introverted
Post by: Lumičre on May 05, 2006, 11:30:48 am
Ennis' quiet and introverted nature didn't seem to keep Jack at bay.
Title: J is joy
Post by: southendmd on May 05, 2006, 12:24:36 pm
And he would wake sometimes in grief, sometimes with the old sense of joy and release; the pillow sometimes wet, sometimes the sheets.

(from the story, and Memento's G for grief)
Title: "K" is kerosene
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 01:06:57 pm
They fended off the night for an hour with the yellow kerosene lamp and around ten Ennis rode Cigar Butt, a good night horse, through the glimmering frost back to the sheep .....

[novella]
Title: "L" is lamb
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 05, 2006, 01:18:13 pm
Jack carried a lamb  astraddle his saddle, and Ennis carried one in a sack.
Title: "M" is midnight
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 03:31:45 pm
Lureen had to be home with her daddy's car by midnight.
Title: "N" is notorious
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 05, 2006, 03:38:33 pm
Aguirre probably had a notorious  reputation among Signal residents.

=comment=
Congratulations, ProwlAmongUs, on your first post in the ABCs of BBM.  Welcome to the game; so glad that Will referred you here.
Fran
Title: "O" is obstreperous
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 03:52:13 pm
The bikers at the 4th of July picnic kept up an obstreperous clamor until Ennis bashed the sh!t out of them.
Title: "P" is peas
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 03:56:45 pm
According to the sales paper, peas cost 79 cents.
Title: Q is for quilt
Post by: Mary Twist on May 05, 2006, 04:59:50 pm
Oh, my, I did not know where this game in my son's honor disappeared to until I received several notes from faithful fans.  Thank you.

On my son Jack's bed we had a quilt.

=comment= Mrs. Twist
I'm glad you found the ABCs game at BetterMost. Thanks for posting this very important "Q".
Fran
Title: "R" is rolled
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 05, 2006, 05:04:58 pm
Jack and Ennis rolled  down into the dirt.
Title: "S" is sorority
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 05:09:52 pm
Both LaShawn and Laureen were in a sorority.
Title: "T" is tricycles
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 05:25:05 pm
When Alma Jr. and Jenny were on the swings, there were two tricycles -- one bigger, one smaller -- nearby.
Title: "U" is Ursus
Post by: Pipedream on May 05, 2006, 05:31:44 pm
When Ennis came back from picking up the supplies he had an unpleasant encounter with an Ursus arctos horribilis (= grizzly bear).

 8)
Title: "V" is vague
Post by: Ellemeno on May 05, 2006, 06:20:00 pm
From the short story, one for Ennis: "He had no serious hard feelings, just a vague sense of getting shortchanged..."  And one for Jack: "Jack found himself with a vague managerial title..."
Title: "W" is wonder
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 06:25:28 pm
Alma to Ennis after Thanksgiving dinner:  "You know, I used to wonder how come you never brought any trouts home."
Title: "X" is xterior
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 06:32:18 pm
Most of Brokeback required xterior filming. 
So off to Canada went Ang and his film crew.
Title: "Y" is yenta
Post by: DeeDee on May 05, 2006, 07:59:06 pm
Lashawn talked so much, some might call her a yenta.


=aside=
Welcome, Sandy!

=aside=
Thanks, DeeDee.  LaShawn certainly liked to kibitz.
Title: Round 52!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 08:43:58 pm
We're on a roll!!
Title: "A" is aphrodisiac
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 08:47:05 pm
The sight of Jack Fuckin' Twist is an aphrodisiac to Ennis del Mar as he bounds down the stairs.
Title: "B" is born
Post by: DeeDee on May 05, 2006, 09:00:31 pm
Our boys were born during WW-II.


=correction= DDD
I added hyphen (-) and period (.)
U're asleep now; U'll tank me tmo.
Will-ABC-D
Title: "C" is circumcized
Post by: memento on May 05, 2006, 09:02:41 pm
Jack was circumcized or the way Proulx described it: "dick-clipped".
Title: "D" is Dallas
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 09:15:04 pm
Lashawn chatters on:  "...when I was right out of SMU I coulda had my pick of pretty much any job in North Dallas, so my pick was Neiman Marcus which was a disaster because where clothes is concerned, honey, I got no resistance...."
Title: "E" is enough
Post by: Toast on May 05, 2006, 10:12:14 pm
JACK (bitter disappointment):  Never enough time, never enough. (Pause, looks at Ennis) You know, friend, this is a goddamn bitch of a unsatisfactory situation.

[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "F" is forty-three
Post by: Will-U on May 05, 2006, 11:12:33 pm
Yesss, the E&J Boyz were born during World War II -- in fact, nineteen hundred and forty-three (1943).  It is stated in the BBM book only that in June of 1963 that E&J "were not yet 20".  That implies that they would both turn 20 very soon.  Oddly, no birthdays were ever mentioned.  ???
Title: "G" is good
Post by: Fran on May 05, 2006, 11:37:19 pm
Alma Jr. to Cassie:  "You're good enough."
Title: XXX - Zenographer
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 01:46:25 am
Becky, answers must be what "was" or "is" related to BBM, not what "might have been" or what "may have been."

A replacement "Z" will be posted.
Title: "Z" is zigzagged
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 01:50:12 am
The sheep zigzagged their way up the mountain.


=comment=
The next letter is "H".
Title: "H" is hit
Post by: vkm91941 on May 06, 2006, 03:21:21 am
Jack was not prepared for Ennis to hit him that last day on the mountain.
Title: "I" is Independence
Post by: Toast on May 06, 2006, 08:25:09 am
You can make me have a wife, you can make me have children to complete the picture, but I have as much right to choose my sex partner as these yokels/bikers. 

This is my fucking Independence  Day with a side order of teeth.
oops

=comment=
The fireworks celebration attended by Ennis, Alma, and the girls was for Independence Day.
(Just want to keep this post with the "what is BBM" rule.)
Fran
Title: "J" is jutting
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 08:34:49 am
Proulx wrote:

...but the can of beans with the spoon handle jutting out and balanced on the log was there as well, in a cartoon shape and lurid colors that gave the dreams a flavor of comic obscenity.
Title: "L" is laugh
Post by: Pipedream on May 06, 2006, 08:54:48 am
Like no other person Jack knew how to draw a laugh from Ennis.

 :)
Title: "M" is Mormon
Post by: Toast on May 06, 2006, 08:58:22 am
Old Man With Tractor Tire:  "You aint a damn Mormon, are you?"

[screenplay - February 1, 2003]

Another scene for the deleted files!
Title: "N" is Naomi
Post by: memento on May 06, 2006, 09:14:30 am
Heath Ledger was going to turn down the role when he was first offered it, but his then girlfriend, Naomi Watts , encouraged him to take it.


Title: XXX - Kappa
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 09:26:26 am
Sandy, someone forgot to check the Answer List!!  See Round 20, where it was played by Will.


=comment=
Playerz, we need a replacement "K".

The next letter in the current round is "O".

=reply=
I thought I had looked - yikes, I'm supposed to be a mod.
Sandy
Title: "K" is knitting
Post by: Pipedream on May 06, 2006, 09:39:32 am
Saturday evening at the Del Mar house: kids watching television, Ennis lying on the sofa with his beer, Alma sitting in her armchair, knitting; 

=aside=

That's the replacement "K"
Next letter: O
Title: "O" is over
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 10:38:13 am
Jack to Ennis:  "...as far as our marriage goes, we could do it over the phone."
Title: "P" is pay
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 06, 2006, 10:46:22 am
Ennis' comment upon learning they have to bring the sheep down early: "It ain't right. He's doin' us out of month's pay."
Title: "Q" is qualify
Post by: Toast on May 06, 2006, 10:51:36 am
The job requirements seemed to be that you be a deuce with a scrawny ass.
Ennis and Jack seemed to qualify with no questions asked.

Title: "R" is rude
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 10:54:22 am
Alma Jr. to Cassie:  "I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to be rude."
Title: "S" is smarten
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 06, 2006, 11:03:31 am
Alma about going out: "We could still smarten up and go over to the church social."
Title: "T" is talks
Post by: Toast on May 06, 2006, 11:06:26 am
Cassie (to Ennis):  "Yeah, Carl's nice. He even talks."
[movie]
Title: "U" is uncommon
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 11:15:15 am
Proulx wrote:

Ennis recognized in him a not uncommon type with the hard need to be the stud duck in the pond.
Title: "V" is virginity
Post by: Will-U on May 06, 2006, 12:45:09 pm
Convincingly, Ennis lost his Gay virginity of having sex with another male in that first tent scene with Jack.  Just as clearly, Jack had lost his male virginity sometime before the BBM story starts.  ::)
Title: "W" is widening
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 06, 2006, 01:18:34 pm
Proulx wrote:

"A slow corrosion worked between Ennis and Alma, no real trouble, just widening water."
Title: "X" is xplosion
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 01:30:20 pm
Proulx wrote:

...the force of the xplosion slammed the rim into his face, broke his nose and jaw and knocked him unconscious on his back.
Title: "Y" is yokel
Post by: memento on May 06, 2006, 02:59:59 pm
John Twist behaved like an ignorant yokel.
Title: "Z" is zillion
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 06, 2006, 08:07:28 pm
Ennis looked up at the night sky of Brokeback Mountain, which contained a zillion stars, and said "I'm sending up a prayer of thanks."
Title: Round 53!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 08:37:30 pm
Moving right along....
Title: "A" is across
Post by: Fran on May 06, 2006, 08:39:35 pm
Cassie to Alma Jr. at the bar:  "You don't talk much, but you get your point across.
Title: "B" is bashful
Post by: Lumičre on May 06, 2006, 09:32:06 pm
When Jack and Ennis were waiting outside Aguirre's trailer, Ennis was self-conscious and bashful; he couldn't make eye contact with Jack, and lowered his head when Jack looked straight at him.
Title: "C" is Childress
Post by: memento on May 06, 2006, 10:52:13 pm
Jack and Lureen lived in Childress, Texas.

=aside=
Ironically, Brokeback was banned in the one movie theater in Childress, Texas.
http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/exec/view.cgi/5/390 (http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/exec/view.cgi/5/390)

=comment= Memento
Thanx for posting the link to that article about Childress, TX, where Jack lived and died.  I've read it before at BBM but it's always interesting.  It reminds us that the "ABCs" is quite educational.
Will
Title: "D" is defendant
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 12:02:50 am
Judge:  "Defendant is ordered to pay child support to the plaintiff in the sum of $125 a month for each of the minor children...."
Title: "E" is eroded
Post by: Lumičre on May 07, 2006, 01:13:11 am
Jack's playful spirit and his zest for life were slowly eroded as he realised that he would never get a chance to have the "sweet life" with Ennis.
Title: "F" is four-year
Post by: Will-U on May 07, 2006, 01:48:50 am
Since 1963, after a long, unexplainable absence, Ennis & Jack finally had their red-hot four-year reunion in 1967.
Title: "G" is gaping
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on May 07, 2006, 02:26:01 am
Jack's death left a gaping hole in Ennis's heart. :'(
Title: "H" is hooves
Post by: vkm91941 on May 07, 2006, 04:14:24 am
Ennis and Jack's horses had eight hooves between them.
Title: "I" is involved
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 07, 2006, 05:21:52 am
Ennis and Jack were emotionally involved with one another.
Title: "J" is judges
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 07:24:20 am
Announcer at the rodeo:  "Oh, boy...let's see what the judges say...that sure looked like the winning ride to me...."
Title: "K" is knickknack
Post by: Ellemeno on May 07, 2006, 09:25:14 am
Even a spare room like Jack's had a knickknack or two.
Title: "L" is left
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 09:36:05 am

Jack shaved with his left hand, no soap, and a safety razor, eying Ennis sitting on the steps.
Title: "M" is marrying
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 09:38:32 am
Alma Jr. to Cassie about Ennis:  "Maybe he's not the marrying kind."
Title: "N" is natural
Post by: amh on May 07, 2006, 09:42:19 am
The attraction between Ennis and Jack was natural.

Finally!  I've been trying to post to the last three letters but you guys keep beating me to it!


=comment= AMH
Right U are!  Within only 12 minutes,
4 Playerz -- Elle, Toast, Fran & Ann --
posted 4 answers to the "ABCs" and
on a Sunday morning!  Interesting.
Will
Title: "O" is observes
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 09:46:58 am
Jack carefully observes Ennis on the steps at the beginning of summer.  And he sadly observes Ennis behind him as he drives down the street at the end of summer.  Both times he is using his pickup truck's sideview mirror.
Title: "P" is perfunctory
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 10:17:02 am
Ennis'  lovemaking with Alma seemed perfunctory.
Title: "Q" is Quik
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 10:19:31 am
Proulx wrote:

A few weeks later on the Saturday he threw all Stoutamire's dirty horse blankets into the back of his pickup and took them down to the Quik Stop Car Wash to turn the high-pressure spray on them.
Title: "R" is razor
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 10:36:34 am

Jack travelled with his razor and enamel mug, but  no soap. 

Title: "S" is sated
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 07, 2006, 10:55:58 am
Jack and Ennis ate elk until they were  sated.
Title: "T" is tokes
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 11:04:24 am
Jack and Ennis took a few tokes  on a joint and then passed it to each other.
Title: "U" is understand
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 11:33:02 am

The look on Ennis' face in the bar, as Jack asked him about himself, seemed to show that he could not understand that someone would care enough about him to even talk to him.
Title: "V" is velour
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 12:22:50 pm
Lureen and Jack's velour dining room chairs were an unforgettable color.
Title: "W" is welcome
Post by: TJ on May 07, 2006, 12:44:16 pm
"Welcome" is how Ennis felt with Jack when he finally opened up and had a real conversation with Ennis up on Brokeback Mountain after Ennis had spent the first night and day up with the sheep.

----------------------------------------------------------

=comment=
And, appropriately, "welcome" to U, too, TJ!
The "ABCs of BBM"'s newest player:  "TJ"!   
Title: "X" is xplore
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 12:47:59 pm
Ennis seems content to xplore near the coffee pot.

"Hell, Jack, you know me.  About the only travellin' I ever done is around a coffeepot lookin' for the handle."
[movie]
Title: "Y" is youthful
Post by: Lumičre on May 07, 2006, 01:14:28 pm
Jack's youthful spirit and enthusiasm must've been one of the qualities  Ennis loved so dearly about him.
Title: "Z" is zigs
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 02:30:14 pm
The zigs and zags of Alma's marriage eventually became more than she could bear, and she filed for divorce.

Title: Round 54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 02:31:33 pm
Congratulations, to all Playerz, on a well-played 53rd round!

Round 54!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

=aside= 
'The color orange' tribute for when "ABCs" player Front Ranger used to work at Sunkist Farms.)

=congratz= All ABCs Playerz
Yes, and in just this "ABCs" game's last round or so,
our keen-eyed Mod Fran-E nailed BM's 1st Troll
-- not at our "ABCs" butt at La Isla Tremblay --
(tho the newz was only reported elsewhere)
and the "ABCs" witnessed 3 new Playerz
-- ProwlAmongUs, Mary Twist and TJ --
and 2 ver' special re-vamped playerz
-- Ann Marie and Victoria!!!!!
Will-ABC
Proud Mayor
Title: "A" is address
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 02:53:00 pm


Uh  Ennis there was this Texas guy searching all over town yesterday for your address.  He said you was his fishing buddy. 

Here we go, around for the 54th time
Congratz
Title: "B" is blatantly
Post by: Lumičre on May 07, 2006, 02:57:51 pm
Lureen was blatantly flirting with Jack when she said:  "What're you waiting for cowboy?  A mating call?".
Title: "C" is Calgary
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 03:20:33 pm
One of the filming locations for BBM was in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


=aside= Memento
Plz. confirm ur nu abbrev. of "Canda"!?
Help hint to all: always read b4 U post.
Will-ABC
Proofer

Title: "D" is drinking.
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 03:26:43 pm

Jack:  Since we're gonna be working together, I reckon it's time we start drinking together.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003] [trailers]
and they go off at 8:30 am and start drinking together.

Will we see the deleted scene with this dialogue??
Title: "E" is earning
Post by: DeeDee on May 07, 2006, 04:50:07 pm
According to Alma, Ennis had a hard time earning a living.
Title: "F" is four-letter
Post by: Will-U on May 07, 2006, 04:58:19 pm
Ennis & Jack used a lot of red four-letter words such as f*uck in BBM!!!!
Title: "G" is God
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 05:21:08 pm
Jack to Ennis at the motel:  "Swear to God I didn't know we was going to get into this again...."
Title: "H" is hello
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 05:39:15 pm
Alma's note said: "Hello, Ennis, bring some fish home, love, Alma."

Title: "I" is imagined
Post by: DeeDee on May 07, 2006, 06:26:39 pm
There is still some debate about Jack's murder being real or imagined by Ennis.
Title: "J" is Jesse
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 06:40:33 pm
From the credits:

Construction Labourer............................Jesse Singleton
Title: "K" is Kennedy
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 07:24:08 pm



6 INT: TRAILER OFFICE; DAY: CONTINUOUS:
Dusty, choky little trailer office. ...............  Neither ENNIS nor JACK sits. ENNIS smokes.  In the background, a small, old black-and-white TV plays a news story about then-President Kennedy.

[Screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "L" is lick
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 07:29:17 pm
John Twist: "I can't get no help out here. Jack used a say, `Ennis del Mar,' he used a say, `I'm goin a bring him up here one a these days and we'll lick this damn ranch into shape.'" (http://www.theurs.com/images/egg.gif)
Title: "M" is mechanical
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 07:47:16 pm
Lashawn to Jack about Randall while dancing:  "Well, he's never been very mechanical, though...."
Title: "N" is nervous
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 08:19:28 pm
Alma:  Ennis, as far behind as we are in the bills, it makes me nervous not to take no precautions.

Ennis:  If you don't want no more of my kids, I'll be happy to leave you alone.

[movie]
Title: "O" is oldest
Post by: DeeDee on May 07, 2006, 08:33:10 pm
Ennis' oldest daughter was named after his wife.
Title: "P" is poorhouse
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 08:42:28 pm
Ennis: "I don't need your money, huh, you know I ain't in the poorhouse."
Title: "Q" is quietly
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 09:03:22 pm
Mrs. Twist quietly took the shirts from Ennis and placed them in a paper sack.
Title: "R" is romance
Post by: DeeDee on May 07, 2006, 09:17:20 pm
Our boys had a 20 year secret romance.
Title: "S" is snuggled
Post by: Lumičre on May 07, 2006, 09:40:20 pm
Jack and Ennis were snuggled up together in the tent before their intense sexual encounter took place.
Title: "T" is toque
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 09:46:18 pm


The hat of choice on the honeymoon toboggan ride was a dark toque.
Winter of 1963-64.

Title: "U" is unqualified
Post by: amh on May 07, 2006, 10:24:16 pm
BBM was an unqualified box office, critical and cultural success!
Title: "V" is Ventres
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 10:28:46 pm
In the short story, Jack and Ennis "fished" in the Sierra Madres, Gros Ventres, the Washakies, etc., never returning to Brokeback Mountain.
Title: =comment=
Post by: TJ on May 07, 2006, 10:44:08 pm
I don't know the unwritten rules for this ABCs game and I got "disciplined" for being ignorant!

=reply= "TJ"
Firstly, you are not "ignorant", nor were you "disciplined".  Nor were you the first player to have a word XXX'd for being a repeat answer.  The "ABCs" game rules are not  "unwritten" as you state.  They are spelled out in the first post of the "ABCs" game file.  The rules state, e.g., that answers cannot repeat.  This makes the game challenging; otherwise the same words could be used over again.

The game rules state that players should consult the Answer List before posting to verify that the word has not been used.  A link to the Answer List is also provided.   For the convenience of the Playerz, the "ABCs of BBM" -- Answers Played List, is now "sticky'd" at the top of The Lighter Side of the Mountain so it's easy to find.  I now use my computer's Edit/Find function on the Answer List to help check if a word has been used.  As one of the compilers of the Answers List, I do a lot of checking, and Edit/Find really comes in handy.

TJ, my suggestion to you would be that you review the "ABCs" rules and check out the Answer List.  If you have any questions related to the game rules after you have reviewed them, simply PM me and I will be happy to help you.

Moderator Fran

Title: "X" is xercise
Post by: Toast on May 07, 2006, 11:18:57 pm
Jack and Ennis got lots of xercise on Brokeback Mountain.

Between fetching, riding, herding, and kissing, they kept the calorie intake balanced.
Title: XXX - what
Post by: Fran on May 07, 2006, 11:32:37 pm
TJ, the word "what" was played by Will-ABC in Round 47.

Playerz, we need a replacement "W".

The next word in the regular round is "Y".
Title: "W" is whispering
Post by: memento on May 07, 2006, 11:47:12 pm
This is the replacement "W".

Jack was whispering  in Ennis's ear when he said that he red-lined it all the way, couldn't get there fast enough.


=comment=
Next letter up is "Y".
Title: "Y" is yes-man
Post by: Will-U on May 08, 2006, 01:18:11 am
If U read the story or the screenplay or saw the movie -- even once -- then U know who the yes-man is without doubt!  Spelt backwards, he's "Eornom".
Title: "Z" is Zolten
Post by: vkm91941 on May 08, 2006, 02:58:50 am
Jennifer Zolten Freed ....  post-production accountant: Trevanna Post 
Title: Round 55!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 08, 2006, 03:07:08 am
Way to go, Miss Vicky, closing out Round 54!


Round 55!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good way to start the new week at the "ABCs of BBM" w/ a brand-new Round!

BTW, do U know that some people only come to BetterMost to play the "ABCs" and/or "LINEZ =U= WON'T HEAR in BBM"??  Tis true/es verdad!  :-X
Title: "A" is alcohol
Post by: Penthesilea on May 08, 2006, 03:09:52 am
Jack and Ennis drank a lot of alcohol.
Title: "B" is blood
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 07:12:43 am

ENNIS lifts it off the nail: it's JACK'S old shirt from Brokeback days, dried blood on the sleeve, ENNIS'S own blood, ....
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
Title: "C" is chatterbox
Post by: memento on May 08, 2006, 08:20:15 am
LaShawn was definitely a chatterbox .(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/T7G/Images/T7G-Icon-Teeth2.gif)
Title: D is drab
Post by: southendmd on May 08, 2006, 08:28:16 am
The del Mar apartment was rather drab.
Title: "E" is entrance
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 08:31:29 am
According to the posted sign, the entrance to the laundromat is around the front.
Title: "F" is fireworks
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 08:51:07 am
Ennis reacts violently to the bawdy revelers at the Fourth of July celebration.
I wonder what fireworks he and Jack had on that day a couple of years earlier.
Title: G is gum
Post by: southendmd on May 08, 2006, 09:03:45 am
Lashawn yacks to Jack about Randall trying to fix the truck with "chewing gum and bailing wire."
Title: "H" is herding
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 09:11:16 am
Ennis to Jack after Jack suggests he move to Texas:  "Texas?  Sure, and maybe you'll convince Alma to let you and Lureen adopt my girls, and then we could all live together, herding sheep...."
Title: "I" is irresistible
Post by: memento on May 08, 2006, 09:13:55 am
Jack and Ennis found each other simply irresistible.
Title: "J" is jolt
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 08, 2006, 09:22:43 am
A jolt  of lightning on Brokeback Mountain killed 42 sheep.

=aside= Fran
Thanks for the orange!!
55 rounds, Yeah!!
Title: "K" is knowing
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 10:04:27 am
The Mexican prostitute gave Jack a knowing, seductive look.
Title: "L" is letter
Post by: memento on May 08, 2006, 11:49:29 am
Jack's first postcard: "Friend this letter is a long time over due."

=aside=
Notice how Jack misspells 'over due' making it two words instead of one.

=question= Mem
And Jack actually calls it a "letter" when it's a postcard?
Or does he just say that "this" is a long time overdue?
Will-ABC

=reply=
Here is a link to the actual postcard

http://static.flickr.com/26/89524415_7da9795f20.jpg?v=1138126220 (http://static.flickr.com/26/89524415_7da9795f20.jpg?v=1138126220)
Title: "M" is Mary
Post by: Will-U on May 08, 2006, 01:57:01 pm
Mary McBride sang "No One's Gonna Love You Like Me" on the soundtrack.
Title: N is Neiman
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 02:03:23 pm
Lashawn babbles on:  "...when I was right out of SMU, I coulda had my pick of pretty much any job in North Dallas, so my pick was Neiman Marcus...."
Title: O is obnoxious
Post by: southendmd on May 08, 2006, 02:09:18 pm
That old grouch Aguirre was certainly obnoxious to our boys.
Title: "P" is posh
Post by: Lumičre on May 08, 2006, 02:34:00 pm
Lureen tried her hardest to look posh, but sadly her bleached hair, fake nails and smoking habits left her looking washed-out.
Title: "Q" is queasiness
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 02:37:03 pm
Shortly after Jack drove away, Ennis experienced queasiness in the alley.
Title: "R" is roan
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 08, 2006, 03:37:08 pm
Ennis selected a big roan  named Cigar Butt for his horse, and he also knew all the salty words to "Strawberry Roan."
Title: S is scrawny
Post by: southendmd on May 08, 2006, 04:37:31 pm
Aguirre suggested our boys get their scrawny asses in his trailer, and pronto. 

In truth, Jack's ass is not scrawny; in my opinion, he fills his Wranglers just fine.
Title: "T" is thank
Post by: Will-U on May 08, 2006, 04:54:12 pm
So many times our main man said "thank ya" (an Ennisism for thank U).  ;D
Title: "U" is upholstery
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 05:24:45 pm
There is velour upholstery on the chairs in Lureen and Jack's dining room.
Title: "V" is virile
Post by: memento on May 08, 2006, 05:36:30 pm
Both Jack and Ennis were very attractive and very virile.
Title: "W" is wishful
Post by: Pipedream on May 08, 2006, 05:41:26 pm
Jack wanted to spend his life with Ennis but, sadly, that was only wishful thinking.  :'(
Title: X is xenophonia
Post by: southendmd on May 08, 2006, 05:45:32 pm
When Ennis's voice changed in tonal quality, to show the passage of time (and effects of smoking), he was exhibiting xenophonia.
Title: "Y" is yourself
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 05:54:27 pm


Ennis and Jack knew, that on the mountain, you had only yourself to depend on, so it was a place to be careful.
Title: "Z" is zaftig
Post by: MtBecky on May 08, 2006, 06:43:59 pm
Many of the women in the Independence Day fireworks scene were rather "zaftig" as displayed by their inappropriate attire.

=aside= Anke & Pents
U must know "zaftig" is of German origin.

=aside= Will
"Zaftig" is actually a Yiddish word meaning ripe or luscious. It's commonly applied to plump women who don't fit the definition of "fat," or so my mother-in-law tells me.
Fran

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=welcome= Becky II
To "Mt. Becky" as in Montana!  Great "Z" word!
Nice talkin' w/ U earlier w/ our A-1 xchange of 411.
I remember seeing (on t.v.) Barbara Stanwyck in "Cattle Queen of Montana"!  Are U one?  BTW, everyone, Mt. Becky is not related to our British Becky (aka "Beckala").
Gamin',
Will-ABC
Title: Round 56!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 08, 2006, 06:48:23 pm
Round 56!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can U believe? 
Title: "A" is aisle
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 07:48:07 pm
Ennis found Alma working in the condiments aisle.
Title: "B" is branch
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 08, 2006, 07:50:05 pm
Ennis and Jack hacked away at a tree branch  while setting up camp.
Title: "C" is catalogue
Post by: memento on May 08, 2006, 08:27:09 pm
From the story: "He (Ennis) was farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalogue."

http://www.cabincreekcds.com/Hamleys29.htm (http://www.cabincreekcds.com/Hamleys29.htm)
Title: "D" is deceased
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 08:34:20 pm

DECEASED

Large stamped message on Ennis' last postcard to Jack.

Title: "E" is Ears
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 08:40:10 pm
Proulx wrote:

Ennis said he'd been putting the blocks to a woman who worked part-time at the Wolf Ears bar in Signal where he was working now for Stoutamire's cow-and-calf outfit....
Title: "F" is fish
Post by: DeeDee on May 08, 2006, 08:46:25 pm
Alma to Ennis:  "...you know how me and the girls like fish."
Title: "G" is grullo
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 08:51:44 pm

The string of spare horses included a mouse-colored grullo whose looks Ennis liked.
[novella]

Title: "H" is highlight
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 08, 2006, 09:14:43 pm
Ennis was probably the most important highlight of Jack's life.
Title: "I" is insect
Post by: Fran on May 08, 2006, 11:06:03 pm
Proulx wrote:

During the day Ennis looked across a great gulf and sometimes saw Jack, a small dot moving across a high meadow as an insect moves across a tablecloth....
Title: "J" is justice
Post by: Toast on May 08, 2006, 11:13:10 pm
Ennis' father thought it was only justice to drag Earl around and to rid the world of another one of "them".



Title: "K" is KO'd
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 08, 2006, 11:44:00 pm
Ennis KO'd the biker.
Title: "L" is loud
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 12:01:27 am
Jack to Ennis:  "You want to live your miserable f*ckin' life, go right ahead.  I was just thinkin' out loud."
Title: "M" is meadow
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 12:08:21 am


AGUIRRE:  Raises binoculars, looks in the direction of the meadow, towards ENNIS. Lowers the binoculars and shoots another stern look at JACK.
Turns, rides off.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
Title: "N" is novice
Post by: Will-U on May 09, 2006, 01:43:11 am
Ennis was a novice in (a) playin' "Back Door Santa" with another male (as of tent scene #1) and (b) giving head to a guy (tent scene #2) -- but those naivetes soon changed subsequent to his meeting the Jackster.  :P

=411= FGH
When one Guy has his head on another Guy's chest (sounds Gay, rite; it is) and the other Guy has no shirt on, Fran, that means that Guy #1 is 99% sure about to give Guy #2  a "BJ"!
W!
Title: "O" is oxymoron
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 08:41:00 am
According to Entertainment Weekly, “What makes it so potentially groundbreaking, though, is that it has become something of a cinematic oxymoron: an unapologetically sexual love story between two men with a real shot at breaking out of art houses and into the mainstrem”.
Title: "P" is problems
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 08:50:12 am
Proulx wrote:

"Ennis said he'd been putting the blocks to a woman who worked part-time at the Wolf Ears bar in Signal...but it wasn't going anywhere and she had some problems he didn't want."
Title: Q is quarrelsome
Post by: southendmd on May 09, 2006, 09:16:27 am
On their last day on the mountain, our boys were quite quarrelsome.
Title: "R" is ruffled
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 09, 2006, 09:38:15 am
The wind ruffled  the fire into yellow silk sashes. (Proulx)
Title: "S" is streak
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 09:40:25 am
Randall to Jack about Lashawn:  "Woman talks a blue streak."
Title: "T" is tumescent
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 09:49:00 am
From the story: "Ennis lay spread eagled, spent and wet, breathing deep, still half tumescent..."

=aside=
Is it hot in here?

=reply=
It sure is!  I just 'cracked' a bedroom window! ???
Was he spread-eagled on back or stomach?
I know which way U Gyrlz would savor;
however, I'd flip it (like he did Alma)!
Turnaround is fair play.
Gamemeister Will :P
Title: U is unbridled
Post by: southendmd on May 09, 2006, 12:02:04 pm
Our boys had unbridled passion for each other.

Just a little horsey reference.

(I used this in the old game on IMDb, but it's still a goodie.) ::)

=aside=
It did earn you a Willy nomination.
Fran
Title: "V" is vittles
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 09, 2006, 12:17:51 pm
Food eaten round a campfire is often called vittles.


=compliment= Southend
Great post, unbridled, one of the classics!
Front-Ranger
Title: "W" is woman
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 12:30:40 pm
Randall to Jack about Lashawn:  "Woman talks a blue streak."



=comment=
"W" is also for Willys!
If Arturo reactivates, they'll return.
With over 56 rounds, there is twice as
much to choose from for "Willy" nominations
than there was over at the IMDB's infested BBM.
Will -- the namesake for "The Willys"
Title: "X" is xtended
Post by: Lumičre on May 09, 2006, 02:41:38 pm
Jack and Ennis sustained their relationship for an xtended period of time - 20 years to be exact!
Title: Y is yesteryear
Post by: southendmd on May 09, 2006, 03:03:27 pm
Jack and Ennis's dozy embrace was a flashback to happier times of yesteryear.
Title: "Z" is zoetropic
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 09, 2006, 03:16:35 pm
Our uber-BBM scholar Casey Cornelius pointed out the zoetropic  effects that occur twice in the film, first when a train goes by, blocking our view, and second, when Ennis is riding through the woods before he meets a bear. A zoetrope predates movies and has a spinning chamber. You look through the holes to see images on the inside that seem to be moving.

=compliment=
An impressive "Z", Lee!
Fran
Title: "A" is aluminum
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 03:22:21 pm
Proulx wrote:

"Ennis Del Mar wakes before five, wind rocking the trailer, hissing in around the aluminum door and window frames."
Title: Round 57!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 09, 2006, 03:24:32 pm
Round 57!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right, folks!  Fifty-seven (57) varieties of Brokeback Mountain "ABCs"!!  :)



=reply=
Perfect analogy, Lee, w/ the "57"
-- especially as Heinz brand is know for their beans ! ;D
And I tink that the Anke will confirm Heinz is German!  Yah?
Dre especially loves Heinz' (dat's da 3rd plug) Baked Beans w/ Bacon!
Title: "B" is bananas
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 03:36:49 pm
On their way to the condiments aisle, Ennis and the girls passed by a display of bananas.
Title: "C" is complained
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 04:10:46 pm
Jack:  "I've complained too much, that teacher don't like me."



=compliment=
To Southend and Front Ranger for two great words!!
Title: D is dumbstruck
Post by: southendmd on May 09, 2006, 04:21:01 pm
Jack was dumbstruck for a moment when Ennis planted one on him :-*
Title: "E" is evidence
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 04:43:20 pm
Ennis has no evidence that Jack was murdered, but he is very suspicious that foul play was involved in his death.


=question=
Should Ennis contact CSI Brokeback?  Or would that be CSI Childress (scene of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)?

Title: "F" is Forest
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 05:15:59 pm
The Forest Service dictated where the sheep could be pastured for the summer.
Title: "G" is Growers
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 05:20:15 pm
Alma Jr. knocked over jars of Growers mixed nuts at the grocery store.
Title: "H" is he
Post by: southendmd on May 09, 2006, 05:29:08 pm
Cassie: "Carl? Yeah, Carl's nice. He even talks."
Title: "I" is Indians
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 05:33:46 pm
The description on the postcard Jack sent Ennis says that the Apache Indians used to send up smoke signals from Signal Peak.
Title: "J" is jelly
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 05:50:07 pm
Proulx wrote:

". . . then easing her down, fingers moving up her ribs to the jelly breast. . ."
Title: "K" is Kaufman
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 06:28:23 pm
From the credits:

     Casting by
Avy Kaufman, CSA
Title: "L" is lend
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 06:43:10 pm
Jack offers to lend Ennis some money.
A perfect way to keep in touch.
Title: "M" is mightily
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 06:47:40 pm
Proulx wrote:

"They seized each other by the shoulders, hugged mightily, squeezing the breath out of each other. . ."
Title: "N" is North
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 07:25:40 pm
Lashawn chatters on:  "...when I was right out of SMU, I coulda had my pick of pretty much any job in North Dallas, so my pick was Neiman Marcus...."
Title: "O" is ought
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 07:27:50 pm

Proulx wrote:

After the pie Alma got him off in the kitchen, scraped the plates and said she worried about him and he ought to get married again. He saw she was pregnant, about four, five months, he guessed.
Title: "P" is prevent
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 07:36:17 pm
Although Alma knew about Jack, she never tried to prevent Ennis from going on trips with him.
Title: "Q" is quartet
Post by: Will-U on May 09, 2006, 07:50:37 pm
Promoting the "Brokeback Mountain" film on televison and in interviews prior to the Academy Awards, the chief four BBM characters -- Ennis, Jack, Lureen and Alma -- were sometimes announced and/or referred as the "Brokeback Quartet" or the quartet from Brokeback, like when they appeared on "Oprah"!
Title: "R" is recognize
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 07:58:58 pm

It took a lifetime, well at least 20 years,for Ennis to recognize the love that Jack had for him.

Title: "S" is soporific
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 08:02:10 pm
The first tent scene is in no way soporific; on the contrary, it is quite an eye opener.
Title: "T" is teenagers
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 08:03:40 pm
Jack and Ennis were still teenagers when they met.
Title: "U" is useless
Post by: amh on May 09, 2006, 08:21:56 pm
After awhile, Jack began to realize his attempts to get Ennis to make a life with him were useless.
Title: "V" is ventriloquist
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 08:25:21 pm
Ennis sometimes resembled a ventriloquist since he moved his lips so little.
Title: "W" is wine
Post by: DeeDee on May 09, 2006, 08:43:14 pm
Ennis and Junior had a glass of wine to celebrate her engagement.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=aside= Dee
That's what we had to celebrate our 1st meeting last Wed.
It's great that we both cleared the deck to make it happen!
Mr. Will
 
Title: "X" is xist
Post by: Toast on May 09, 2006, 08:50:08 pm
Ennis seems to xist, but not to live in any true sense.

When you have nothing, you don't need nothing.
Title: "Y" is youngest
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 09:13:33 pm
Monroe is the father of Alma's youngest child.
Title: "Z" is zags
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 10:20:20 pm
The zigs and zags of Alma's marriage became more than she could endure.

Title: Round 58!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 10:22:38 pm
Way to go!!!
Title: "A" is amorous
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 10:25:43 pm
Ennis and Jack had far too few amorous encounters after their first meeting.
Title: "B" is bluebirds
Post by: memento on May 09, 2006, 10:29:05 pm
Lureen on the phone to Ennis: "But knowing Jack, it might be some pretend place where the bluebirds sing and there's a whiskey spring."
Title: "C" is choice
Post by: Fran on May 09, 2006, 10:33:06 pm
If the lettering on the exterior of the building is to be believed, fresh fruit and choice meats are available at Monroe's grocery store.


=comment=
Well, we know that Monroe's store had jars of choice peanuts!
Will

Title: "D" is dander
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 09, 2006, 10:36:57 pm
During the 4th of July fireworks, Ennis got his dander up over the bikers and their crude language.
Title: "E" is eclipsed
Post by: Lumičre on May 09, 2006, 11:32:23 pm
Although Jack and Ennis loved each other, their love was eclipsed by their inability to take the leap to start a life together.
Title: "F" is four-lane
Post by: Will-U on May 09, 2006, 11:58:21 pm
Ennis drove solo on a four-lane highway to Lightning Flat to see Jack's parents -- something that Jack's wife never did, nor did Jack ever take her there.
Title: "G" is Guadalupe
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 12:02:58 am
Even more fine print from Jack's initial postcard to Ennis:

The Guadalupe Mountains end in the promontory of El Capitan, called locally the Point of Mountain.
Title: "H" is horrendous
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 12:20:33 am
Many who view it see Brokeback Mountain as a horrendous tragedy, while others feel it is the consummate love story.
Title: "I" is immoral
Post by: DeeDee on May 10, 2006, 12:54:54 am
Some people (closed-minded morons, actually) find our movie immoral.
Title: "J" is jerked
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 01:43:43 am
Proulx wrote, quoting Ennis:

"You and me can't hardly be decent together if what happened back there" -- he jerked his head in the direction of the apartment -- "grabs on us like that. We do that in the wrong place, we'll be dead...."

Title: "K" is Katherine
Post by: Will-U on May 10, 2006, 02:31:07 am
Katherine Young is one of the four carpenters listed in the credits.
Title: "L" is laissez-faire
Post by: vkm91941 on May 10, 2006, 04:49:42 am
Lureen took a laissez-faire   attitude towards Bobbie's problems in school and Jack's concern about them
Title: "M" is momentous
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 06:32:38 am
It was always a momentous occasion when Jack was able to spend time with Ennis.
Title: "N" is newspaper
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 08:09:52 am
Aguirre, continues reading the newspaper, "Well, look what the wind blew in."

Title: O is otherworldly
Post by: southendmd on May 10, 2006, 08:12:33 am
The unreal lighting effects in some scenes is truly otherworldly.
Title: "P" is pussyfoot
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 08:18:14 am
Ennis tended to pussyfoot around the truth about his feelings for Jack.
Title: "Q" is quickened
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 09:12:29 am
Ennis' pace quickened as he hurried out of the apartment to greet Jack.
Title: R is ragged
Post by: southendmd on May 10, 2006, 09:17:38 am
In the story, Ennis's hair is described as ragged.
Title: "S" is saddled
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 09:18:54 am
Ennis was saddled with the responsibility of providing for Alma and his two girls.

=aside=
Another horse reference
Title: "T" is team
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 10, 2006, 09:39:05 am
Jack and Ennis chose from a team  of horses and mules.
Title: "U" is unfortunately
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 09:45:36 am

Unfortunately, Jack and Ennis never had a sweet life together.
Title: "V" is voice-over
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 09:55:09 am
Ang Lee utilized a voice-over in the flashback scene where Ennis, K.E., and their father were walking down the trail towards Earl's corpse.
Title: "W" is while
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 10, 2006, 11:31:50 am
Getting away, way out in the middle of nowhere, every once in a while.
Title: "X" is xcruciating
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 11:44:52 am
The pain Ennis felt upon learning of Jack's death was xcruciating.
Title: "Y" is yap
Post by: Lumičre on May 10, 2006, 12:46:49 pm
Randall was right when he said that LaShawn "talked a blue streak" - she couldn't shut her yap long enough to let him have a word in edgewise.  :)
Title: "Z" is zigzagging
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 12:56:07 pm
Ennis, Jack, the horses, the sheep, the mules, and the dogs were zigzagging their way up to the summer range.

=comment=
I believe every form of the word "zigzag" has now been used.

=compliment=
Kudos to you, Fran, for zigzagging your way through the Z's.
Sandy

=reply=

Now that's cool!
Title: Round 59!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 12:57:55 pm
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is avuncular
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 01:16:12 pm
Aguirre was not acting in an avuncular manner when he told Jack the news about his uncle.
Title: "B" is busted
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 10, 2006, 01:19:02 pm
Army didn't get him, cause Jack was too busted up.
Title: "C" is crow-hops
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 01:23:14 pm

JACK mounts his bay mare. She crow-hops a little; he keeps her under control. Rides off, ENNIS watching him go.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]

 - crow hops (bucks straight up)
Title: "D" is drink
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 01:30:42 pm
Alma inquires:  "Texans don't drink coffee?"
Title: E is epistaxis
Post by: southendmd on May 10, 2006, 01:39:36 pm
When Ennis had a bloody nose, he was experiencing epistaxis. :(

=compliment=
Sandy, I loved the 'saddled' entry!

=reply=
Thanks southend, your 'epistaxis' was no slouch either.
Sandy
Title: "F" is fleeced
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 01:51:40 pm
Randy Quaid sued Focus Features and producers David Linde and James Schamus in March, claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that "Brokeback Mountain" was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money." (http://forum.mamboserver.com/images/extrasmilies/sheep.gif)

Title: "G" is gaydar
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 10, 2006, 01:56:45 pm
The only people with a well-developed "gaydar" in this movie were Jack, the rodeo clown, and possibly Mary Twist.
Title: "H" is heater
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 02:12:05 pm
The pickup was old, no heater, one windshield wiper and bad tires; when the transmission went there was no money to fix it.
[novella]

Ennis first pickup - for school travelling
probably true of some others of his too. (no offense)
Title: I is inculcate
Post by: southendmd on May 10, 2006, 02:17:57 pm
Jack's job was to inculcate, or teach via repetition, Ennis in the ways of love. :-*
Title: "J" is Joy
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 02:22:21 pm
From the credits:

Dialect Coach.........Joy Ellison
Title: "K" is kinetic
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 02:59:40 pm
When together, Jack and Ennis' relationship was sometimes full of kinetic energy.
Title: "L" is loco
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 03:04:42 pm
outside Black and Blue Eagle Bar
SECOND ROUGHNECK That cowboy must be loco. Folks don't usually jump on Hershel like that. Hershel, he's stout.

[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "M" is Michelob
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 03:10:50 pm
There's a neon "Michelob" sign in the window of the Black & Blue Eagle.
Title: "N" is nurse
Post by: DeeDee on May 10, 2006, 03:21:05 pm
When Ennis fell off the horse and got cut, Jack tried to nurse the wound, but Ennis would have none of it.
Title: O is obscure
Post by: southendmd on May 10, 2006, 03:26:18 pm
Jack and Ennis preferred to meet in obscure places:
 in the "back of (story) or middle of (film) nowhere".
Title: "P" is pubic
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 03:28:15 pm
From the story: "He gets up, scratching the grey wedge of belly and pubic hair, shuffles to the gas burner, pours leftover coffee in a chipped enamel pan..."
Title: "Q" is quaffed
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 04:16:59 pm
Ennis and Jack quaffed whiskey while up on Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "R" is rural
Post by: Pipedream on May 10, 2006, 04:44:32 pm
The story of Brokeback Mountain takes place in rural Wyoming and in Texas.
Title: "S" is skinny-dipping
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 04:47:34 pm
The boys went skinny-dipping  after jumping off a cliff during their reunion.
Title: "T" is thunder
Post by: DeeDee on May 10, 2006, 04:54:45 pm
Several times in the movie, you can hear thunder in the background.
Title: "U" is unsecured
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 06:11:05 pm
Proulx wrote:

"A few handfuls of hail rattled against the window followed by rain and slippery wind banging the unsecured door of the next room then and through the night."
Title: "V" is vamos
Post by: Becky on May 10, 2006, 06:56:14 pm
Chilean sheepherder: "ˇLluvia! ˇHombre!  żQué vamos a hacer ahora?" Interestingly enough, that means, "Rain! Man! What are we going to do now?" in English but it was roughly translated so that might not be totally true.

=aside= Fran
A little hint about the quizas question you almost got right, Fran. "Rain! Man!" It sounds like the hippies have gotten to the Chileans as well! Peace out, man!

=reply=
I won't even tell you how much time I spent trying to figure out the first part. BTW, I'm expecting partial credit. I did add some Spanish punctuation marks above.
Fran
Title: "W" is Wolf
Post by: Will-U on May 10, 2006, 07:32:27 pm
Wolf Ears Bar is the name of the little dance bar where Cassie Ann unknowingly did her fag-hag routine on Ennis.  She got some of what she wanted; he dint!
Title: "X" is xorcise
Post by: amh on May 10, 2006, 07:45:46 pm
Ennis and Jack each tried to xorcise their gayness by marrying women, but it didn't work very well.
Title: "Y" is yare
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 08:08:52 pm
Lureen displayed yare skill while riding her horse in the rodeo.
Title: "Z" is zootonic
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 08:09:49 pm
Ennis warns Jack about a zootonic disease.

'beaver fever' in the novella
'lepto - leptospirosis' in the screenplay.
   - the same disease, actually -

but the warnings do not seem to have made it into the movie
 - maybe because Jack didn't drink water in the movie - oops.

=compliment=
Great "Z" word - they're hard to come by.
Sandy
Title: Round 60 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 08:12:20 pm

Round 60

Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That feels good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn Good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: "A" is alma
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 08:15:58 pm
Lashawn's alma mater is SMU.


=aside= Fran
Smart choice of a word "alma" and using our smart
"clarification" of a proper name vs. common words.
Will-U, Mayor of the "ABCs"
BTW, R U the First Lady?
Title: "B" is biceps
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 08:18:59 pm
Ennis probably had tight biceps owing to all the ranch work he did.
Title: "C" is cunt
Post by: Will-U on May 10, 2006, 08:27:58 pm
Calma downa Mrs. Twist, I'm quoting your Gay son:

At one of their many BBM reunions, Jack was telling Ennis about his rodeoing that year and how he drove all over the state of Texas.  Jack stated: "Drove grooves across Texas. Half the time under that cunt truck fixin' it".      [BBM story] 

=comment=
"Cunt" truck!  What an expression!  I'm only surprised that my Mandy (words used such as "dick" and "pussy") dint beat me to the punch on the quoted "cunt".

Title: "D" is deaf
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 08:56:53 pm
Lashawn about Randall:  "He wouldn't listen to me if he was goin' deaf tomorrow."
Title: "E" is evergreen
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 09:00:04 pm

JACK and ENNIS take shelter from a hailstorm under a tall evergreen.
[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "F" is frolic
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 09:02:10 pm
While the initial tent scene was regarded by some as embarrassing, other viewers saw it merely as a light-hearted frolic.
Title: "G" is Greyhound
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 09:20:24 pm
Ennis encounters Cassie while he's eating apple pie at some unspecified eating establishment in close proximity to the Greyhound bus station.
Title: "H" is humble
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 10:00:27 pm

Ennis is a humble man, not wanting to be noticed or singled out.
Title: "I" is incipient
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 10:02:39 pm
Jack showed an incipient interest in Ennis while he was watching him in the initial scenes of the film.
Title: "J" is Jukebox
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 10:18:14 pm
One of the songs listed in the credits is "Jukebox," written and performed by Ken Strange, Randall Pugh, and Ron Guffnett.
Title: "K" is kilometers
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 11:00:09 pm
Jack travelled approximately 1475.45 kilometers  or 917 miles from Childress to Riverton.

=aside=
Now it don't seem fair...
Title: "L" is light
Post by: Toast on May 10, 2006, 11:04:11 pm
Ennis made light of his "saddle bronc career," saying he needed wings to do better.
Title: "M" is monosyllable
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 10, 2006, 11:09:54 pm
Many times Ennis' responses to Jack were nothing more than a monosyllable long.
Title: "N" is neon
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 11:25:56 pm
There is a neon "Michelob" sign in one of the windows of the Black & Blue Eagle.
Title: "O" is Ontario
Post by: Will-U on May 10, 2006, 11:28:23 pm
BBM movie also premiered in Ontario and rec'd "Canadian Certification".
Title: "P" is preening
Post by: memento on May 10, 2006, 11:30:44 pm
Jack was preening  himself in the side-view mirror as soon as he got a look at Ennis.
Title: "Q" is quitters
Post by: Fran on May 10, 2006, 11:41:04 pm
Both Ennis and Jack were quitters of high school, dropping out before graduation.
Title: "R" is resplendent
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 12:23:15 am
Jack looked resplendent in his cowboy hat.
Title: "S" is sister
Post by: DeeDee on May 11, 2006, 01:18:17 am
Ennis had a sister who married and moved to Casper.
Title: "T" is Texans
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 01:48:56 am
Alma asks Ennis:  "Texans don't drink coffee?"
Title: "U" is unannounced
Post by: Will-U on May 11, 2006, 02:19:59 am
Despite the fact that Ennis informed Jack that he gotten divorced, Jack did arrive -- after a very long and well-intentioned trip -- unannounced! 
Title: "V" is vicious
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 06:45:53 am
The murder of Jack in Ennis' flashback was a vicious crime.



=comment=
If any "crime" actually even happened?!
Ennis had quite a paranoid imagination.
Will
Title: "W" is wedge
Post by: southendmd on May 11, 2006, 07:29:38 am
From the story: "He gets up, scratching the grey wedge of belly and pubic hair, shuffles to the gas burner, pours leftover coffee in a chipped enamel pan..."
Title: "X" is xplode
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 08:29:13 am

Alma was scared when she saw Ennis xplode with rage on Independence Day.
Title: "Y" is yahoos
Post by: memento on May 11, 2006, 10:26:35 am
The bikers at the 4th of July picnic behaved like yahoos.
Title: "Z" is zed
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 10:33:35 am
In Canada, where the movie was filmed, the letter z is called zed.
Title: Round 61 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 10:35:19 am
Round 61 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yee-haw!!
Title: "A" is asleep
Post by: Penthesilea on May 11, 2006, 12:00:09 pm
From story:

"They went at it in silence except for a few sharp intakes of breath and Jack's choked "gun's goin off", then out, down, and asleep."
Title: "B" is behavior
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 12:35:43 pm
Some viewers believe Jack and Ennis' behavior was sexy, while others might consider it loving.
Title: "C" is combines
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 12:37:39 pm
Lureen to Jack while he's looking for his blue parka:  "Daddy can't drive these newfangled combines."
Title: "D" is dreary
Post by: southendmd on May 11, 2006, 12:49:01 pm
The del Mar apartment wasn't just drab, it was dreary.
Title: "E" is erratic
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 01:08:38 pm
Ennis' behaviour toward Jack was erratic.
Title: "F" is father-in-law
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 01:28:14 pm
L.D. Newsome is Jack's father-in-law.
John Twist is Lureen's father-in-law.
If things go as planned, Ennis will become Kurt's father-in-law on June 5th.
Title: "G" is grandmother
Post by: Lumičre on May 11, 2006, 01:36:27 pm
Mrs. Twist was Jack's mother and Bobby's grandmother.
Title: "H" is homesteaders
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 02:43:21 pm
People in Wyoming and the West/Midwest with small family ranches were called homesteaders.
Title: "I" is impressive
Post by: DeeDee on May 11, 2006, 03:10:14 pm
Jack's 8-second ride on the bull was impressive.
Title: "J" is jaded
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 03:12:55 pm
Jack's father may have become jaded due to years of hard, unprofitible work.
Title: "K" is known
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 04:09:46 pm
Jack and Ennis had known each other for about twenty years.
Title: "L" is loan
Post by: memento on May 11, 2006, 04:42:35 pm
Jack to Ennis: "I can spare ya a loan bud, if you're short on cash. Give it to ya when we get to Signal."
Title: "M" is meant
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 04:45:46 pm
Proulx wrote:

". . . in Ennis's case that meant a tobacco can with two five-dollar bills inside."
Title: "N" is nude
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 04:54:25 pm
Jack and Ennis jumped off a rock and into the water in the nude.
Title: "O" is one-shot
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 05:31:59 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "It's a one-shot thing we got goin' here."
Title: "P" is peculiar
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 05:35:32 pm
Proulx wrote:

". . . Jack telling Ennis about a lightning storm on the mountain the year before that killed 42 sheep, the peculiar stink of them and the way they bloated, the need for plenty of whiskey up there."
Title: "Q" is quadriceps
Post by: southendmd on May 11, 2006, 05:41:34 pm
When mounting his horse, Ennis used many of his muscles, including his quadriceps.
Title: "R" is retch
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 11, 2006, 05:47:54 pm
After letting Jack out of his sights, Ennis suddenly began to retch.
Title: "S" is sustain
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 05:50:24 pm
Although Jack and Ennis were not close geographically, they were able to sustain a close emotional relationship.
Title: "T" is tailgate
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 06:03:09 pm
Jack was sitting on the tailgate of his pickup when Lureen lost her hat at the rodeo.
Title: "U" is unzipped
Post by: memento on May 11, 2006, 06:52:33 pm
Jack and Ennis unzipped their pants hastily during the first tent scene.
Title: "V" is validated
Post by: amh on May 11, 2006, 06:59:14 pm
Ennis' needing to plant a big one on Jack in a not-so-private place upon laying eyes on him at their 4-year reunion validated his feelings for Jack.
Title: "W" is wend
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 07:06:15 pm
Jack and Ennis would wend their way aimlessy among the mountains during their infrequent meetings.
Title: "X" is xperiment
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 07:18:08 pm
Alma wrote a note to Ennis as an xperiment. 
She wanted to measure the fishing level to determine the kissing ratio.
Title: Y is 'yielding'
Post by: moremojo on May 11, 2006, 07:21:45 pm
Jack is very yielding to Ennis in the first tent scene.
Title: ROUND 62!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!
Post by: amh on May 11, 2006, 08:00:27 pm
I think I got carpel tunnel of the index finger just typing all those exclamation points!  Great job, guys and girls!
Title: "A" is Absarokas
Post by: amh on May 11, 2006, 08:02:51 pm
Per the short story, one of the mountain ranges they rendezvoused at over the years.  Yippee, I finally get to use it!  I swear I've been squirreling this one away for weeks.
Title: XXX - Zionist
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 08:07:11 pm
ProwlAmongUs, the answer must be something that "is" or "was" Brokeback Mountain, so "Zionist" is XXX'd.
Title: "B" is bitter
Post by: moremojo on May 11, 2006, 08:08:08 pm
John Twist is obviously a very bitter man.
Title: "C" is curly
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 08:13:29 pm
Proulx wrote:

"At first glance Jack seemed fair enough with his curly hair and quick laugh. . . ."
Title: "Z" is zip-coded
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 08:15:06 pm
A later exterior view of the post office shows that Riverton is now zip-coded with code number 82501.

=comment=
The appearance of the zip code numbers on the post office is further indication of Ang Lee's attention to detail. And, yes, "zip-code" is a verb, meaning "to furnish with a zip code."

This is the replacement "Z".

Title: "D" is daughter-in-law
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 08:16:42 pm
Lureen is John Twist's daughter-in-law.
Title: "E" is education.
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 08:25:05 pm
Jack was worried that his son wasn't getting a good education.
Title: "F" is flustered
Post by: amh on May 11, 2006, 08:27:19 pm
Both Ennis and Jack were a bit flustered after their reunion smooch.
Title: "G" is gringo
Post by: memento on May 11, 2006, 08:29:45 pm
Jack was considered a gringo by the Mexican prostitutes.
Title: "H" is herself
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 08:54:37 pm
Alma kept the story of the kiss on the landing to herself.
Title: "I" is implied
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 09:03:12 pm
Ennis implied that his father might have killed Earl.
Title: "J" is Joan
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 09:11:42 pm
From the credits:

Production Paramedic......Joan Armstrong
Title: "K" is Kate
Post by: moremojo on May 11, 2006, 09:24:51 pm
Kate Mara gave a superb performance as Alma, Jr.
Title: "L" is loquacious
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 09:29:44 pm
Ennis was many things, but loquacious was not one of them.
Title: "M" is mount
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 09:35:42 pm
Jack to Ennis:  "You'll get pitched off your mount in a storm like this."
Title: "N" is neophyte
Post by: memento on May 11, 2006, 10:35:01 pm
Ennis was a sexual neophyte, but he was a fast learner.
Title: "O" is occurred
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 10:52:28 pm
Proulx wrote:

The window looked down on the gravel road stretching south and it occurred to him that for his growing-up years that was the only road Jack knew.
Title: "P" is precious
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 10:55:41 pm
The shirts Jack kept were evidence of how precious he considered his relationship with Ennis.
Title: "Q" is quick-witted
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 11:10:04 pm
When asked how his harmonica got flattened when Jack had previously said that no mare could throw him, Jack responded: "She got lucky."  A quick-witted Ennis replied:  "If I was lucky, that harmonica woulda broke in two."
Title: "R" is robots
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 11:13:53 pm
ENNIS {somewhat incredulous) Three hours a drivin' to see spaceships and robots?
[screenplay Feb 2003]


referring to the movie The Empire Strikes Back
Title: "S" is slighted
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 11, 2006, 11:26:32 pm
Jack must have felt very slighted when he mistakenly believed Ennis' divorce meant they would be together.
Title: "T" is television
Post by: Fran on May 11, 2006, 11:32:13 pm
Lureen at Thanksgiving:  "Bobby, if you don't eat your dinner, I'm gonna have to turn off that television."
Title: "U" is united
Post by: Toast on May 11, 2006, 11:46:27 pm
Alma and Ennis were united in holy matrimony during the fall of 1963.  Honeymoon on a toboggan!

=aside=
Honeymoon on a toboggan -- good one, Toast!
Fran
Title: "V" is voluble
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 12:24:50 am
Ennis wasn't voluble but he managed to hold Jack's interest nevertheless.
Title: "W" is wagon
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 12:48:08 am
There's a small covered wagon on the chest in Jack's boyhood bedroom.
Title: "X" is xplanation
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 02:04:12 am
Alma wanted an xplanation about why Ennis didn't run out to get another wife.  But she was thinking of Jack Nasty as a destructive force only.
Title: "Y" is yeasty
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 06:27:40 am
Particularly in its initial stages, Jack and Ennis shared a somewhat yeasty relationship.

Title: "Z" is zanyisms
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 07:34:05 am
Ennis enjoyed Jack's zanyisms, like his yee-haw escapade.
Title: Round 63 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 07:40:23 am
Moving right along.
Title: "A" is agriculture
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 08:49:35 am
Jack Twist was proud of selling equipment used in agriculture and enjoyed showing it off to his son Bobby.
Title: "B" is big-ass
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 09:04:03 am
In the short story, Jack describes to Ennis his return visit to Joe Aguirre:  "...but when I went out, I seen he had a big-ass pair of binoculars hanging off his rearview."

=clarification= expletives
Both the short story and the movie are laced with expletives. As may be expected, different people have different sensitivities when it comes to expletives.  We all come from different backgrounds and cultures, and what may be highly offensive to one person, may be only mildly offensive to another.  I do not want to be placed in a position of having to "rank" expletives; i.e., is the "C" word more offensive than the "F" word?  For the purposes of the "ABCs", expletives have been, and will continue to be, accepted as appropriate "ABCs" answers but only when quoted directly from the short story, the movie itself, or any of the screenplay versions of BBM.  In other words, I don't want to see:  L.D. acted like a real M.F. at Thanksgiving when he did his "stud duck" routine.  Contact me privately if further clarification is needed.
Fran
Title: "C" is clandestine
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 09:19:45 am
The only pleasure Ennis had to look forward to was his clandestine trysts with Jack.
Title: "D" is donuts
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 09:45:42 am
WYOMING: HIGHWAY: WINTER: DAY: 1964:
ENNIS and ALMA are in ENNIS'S truck, spinning donuts in a parking lot.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
 - a deleted scene. (with another kiss)
Title: "E" is Equipment
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 10:05:04 am
L.D.'s business is called Newsome Farm Equipment.
Title: "F" is forbidden
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 10:32:37 am
BBM is a story about forbidden love.
Title: "G" is gender
Post by: Pipedream on May 12, 2006, 10:42:59 am
The love in Brokeback Mountain was a forbidden one because the two lovers were of the same gender.
Title: "H" is harbingers
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 12, 2006, 10:48:39 am
There were many harbingers  in the movie and book, such as the black crow that flies over a truck during the post-divorce scene.
Title: "I" is imaginary
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 11:19:08 am
B.  JACK and ENNIS see a deer drink from a stream, in memory of their poached deer, JACK aims an imaginary rifle at the deer, "fires". ENNIS laughs. The deer runs away.
[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "J" is jokin'
Post by: Pipedream on May 12, 2006, 11:23:11 am
Ennis wasn't jokin' when he told Jack that them things he didn't know could get Jack killed should he (Ennis) come to know them.
Title: "K" is Kathy
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 12:23:13 pm
From the credits:

Third Assistant Director...........Kathy Ringer
Title: "L" is line
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 12, 2006, 12:32:09 pm
Fishing line  hadn't touched water in its life.
Title: "M" is mouths
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 12:34:29 pm
From the story:  "Then, and as easily as the right key turns the lock tumblers, their mouths came together, and hard, Jack's big teeth bringing blood, his hat falling to the floor...."
Title: "N" is Neil
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 12:45:53 pm
From the credits:

Assistant to Mr. Ledger...........Neil Bell
Title: "O" is overcome
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 01:09:39 pm

Ennis could not overcome the fear and shame taught to him by society, and now he wears a jacket just like his father wore.
Title: "P" is perseverance
Post by: Lumičre on May 12, 2006, 01:23:50 pm
Jack's perseverance was very commendable - he put up with Ennis' lack of commitment for years; he kept going back to him even though Ennis did not want to publicly acknowledge their relationship.
Title: "Q" is quietude
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 01:42:07 pm
The quietude of Jack and Ennis' time together is exemplified by the flashback scene's dozy embrace.
Title: "R" is relief
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 12, 2006, 02:00:51 pm
Jack objected to only obtaining "relief" a couple of times a year.
Title: "S" is shark
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 02:06:13 pm
The soon-to-be previous owner says, "Give em to the real estate shark, I'm out a here," dropping the keys in Ennis's hand.

[the first dialogue in the novella]

Sorry, but I just had to "jump the shark".
I hope it is a good omen for us.


Title: "T" is trouble
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 02:18:34 pm
L.D.:  "Whoa, now, Rodeo...the stud duck does the carving around here."
Jack:  "You bet, L.D.  Just thought I'd save you the trouble."
Title: "U" is uvula
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 03:31:21 pm
When Heath (as Ennis) was gagging in the alley, it irritated his uvula.
Title: "V' is volition
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 12, 2006, 03:50:47 pm
Jack wanted Ennis to be with him on his own volition.
Title: "W" is wander
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 03:55:17 pm

Ennis and Jack had to make sure that the sheep did not wander away and become separated from the flock. 
Title: "X" is xpediency
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 05:30:25 pm
Annie Proulx in "Getting Movied," from Story to Screenplay:

"High lonesome situation, a couple of guys -- xpediency sometimes rules and nobody needs to talk about it and that's how it is."
Title: "Y" is you'd
Post by: Ellemeno on May 12, 2006, 05:40:21 pm
From the story: "Under her breath she said,  'I'd have em if you'd support em.'  And under that, thought, anyway, what you like to  do don't make too many babies."
Title: "Z" is zero-sum
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 12, 2006, 05:56:26 pm
Ennis's life was like a zero-sum  game in that if he followed society's rules, it ended up in him losing a part of his individuality.

=compliment=
very well done
Sandy
Title: Round 64!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Becky on May 12, 2006, 06:02:28 pm
Yee-haw, ABCers! Well done on the milestone, keep on going! Wow, 64 rounds and the first time I've ever done a round changeover message! That has to say something.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

=comment=

Congratulations, Becky, on your announcer status. Now go back and make sure there are 64 !!!!!!!!!'s  after Round 64 in the subject line above.  I think you're missing some.  :)
Fran

=reply=
I am not sure if that's a joke, but I am dedicated so I have done it anyway. ;D

=reply=
Becky, it's a game tradition.  Thanks for not breaking tradition here.  Will will be extra proud of you!
Fran
Title: "A" is for appreciates
Post by: Becky on May 12, 2006, 06:05:25 pm
Ennis hardly ever appreciates Alma or his children. He also does not appreciate Jack and everything they have together. But when Jack is gone. Ennis sure does some appreciatin'.
Title: "B" is backseat
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 06:21:07 pm
Lureen had her way with Jack in the backseat of her daddy's car.
Title: "C" is couple
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 06:37:40 pm
Jack and Ennis made a great couple.
Title: "D" is draft
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 07:35:35 pm
Jack's fear of the draft was unfounded.

He was too beat up to serve his country. 

So he neither had to go to boot camp nor to Canada.

Title: "E" is eager
Post by: DeeDee on May 12, 2006, 07:47:30 pm
Ennis was so eager to see Jack, he flew down the stairs.
Title: "F" is few
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 07:52:33 pm
Proulx wrote:

"A few weeks later on the Saturday he threw all Stoutamire's dirty horse blankets into the back of his pickup and took them down to the Quik Stop Car Wash to turn the high-pressure spray on them."
Title: "G" is grey
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 07:54:46 pm

Ennis wore grey storebought gloves - probably with thinsulate labels removed - on his honeymoon toboggan ride.


Title: "H" is happiest
Post by: DeeDee on May 12, 2006, 08:16:13 pm
Our boys were happiest when they were together.
Title: "I" is indifferent
Post by: Pipedream on May 12, 2006, 08:19:36 pm
Alma was tired of Ennis being so indifferent towards her. That's why she divorced him.  :'(
Title: "J" is junk
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 08:23:04 pm
Jack's pickup truck when he was young was little more than junk.
Title: "K" is Kelly
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 09:05:26 pm
From the credits:

Camera Trainee..........Kelly Strong
Title: "L" is language
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 10:26:04 pm
Jack and Ennis had a language problem with the Chileans when their sheep herds got mixed. 
They spoke Spanish and our boys didn't. 
Jack later practiced his Spanish in Mexico.
Title: "M" is musky
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 10:31:45 pm
From the story: "His chest was heaving. He could smell Jack - the intensely familiar odor of cigarettes, musky sweat, and a faint sweetness like grass, and with it the rushing cold of the mountain."

=aside=
Oh my!
Title: "N" is near
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 10:36:30 pm
"Last summer had goddamn near twenty-five percent loss."

Aguirre talking about the lost sheep the previous summer.
Title: "O" is outhouse
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 10:46:10 pm
"So I did. I got him in the outhouse, jumped him on the stairs, come over to his pillow in the night while he was sleepin and pasted him damn good."

Ennis, talking about his brother K.E.
Title: "P" is paranoid
Post by: memento on May 12, 2006, 11:05:08 pm
Ennis was paranoid about people finding out about his relationship with Jack.
Title: "Q" is quavered
Post by: Fran on May 12, 2006, 11:14:11 pm
Jack's voice quavered a little when he asked Ennis, "You got a kid?"
Title: "R" is ribald
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 12, 2006, 11:19:33 pm
Ennis' beloved ribald humor is evident when he describes shooting a coyote with balls as big as apples.
Title: "S" is shame
Post by: Toast on May 12, 2006, 11:23:00 pm
ENNIS rides over to see what the ruckus is about and discovers a shredded sheep, clearly the victim of a coyote pack.
A look of shame washes across ENNIS'S face.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
Title: "T" is testicles
Post by: Penthesilea on May 13, 2006, 07:51:44 am
Ennis claimed the testicles of the coyote he shot were the size of apples.



Title: "U" is uncivilly
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 13, 2006, 08:54:42 am
Jack's father-in-law behaved uncivilly toward him most of the time, but particularly during Thanksgiving dinner.
Title: "V" is visitor
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 09:30:02 am
Ennis was a visitor at the Twists' Lightning Flat homestead.
Mrs. Twist made him feel more welcome than Jack's dad did.
Title: "W" is wire
Post by: memento on May 13, 2006, 09:33:50 am
From the story: "In the closet hung two pairs of jeans crease ironed and folded neatly over wire hangers, on the floor a pair of worn packer boots he thought he remembered."

=aside=
"What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you: no wire hangers EVER?" Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, nothing at all like our beloved Ma Twist.

=reply=
I luv the fab and glam J.C.!
Cud use her over at C.T.!
Will-C
Title: "X" is xpectations
Post by: Fran on May 13, 2006, 10:02:12 am
Ennis didn't live up to Jack's xpectations.  Jack was especially disappointed in Ennis during their brief visit following Ennis' divorce from Alma.

Title: "Y" is yen
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 13, 2006, 11:13:30 am
It was obvious that Jack had a yen for Ennis from their first encounter.
Title: "Z" is ZIP
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 11:14:26 am
 
ZIP codes came into effect during our boys stay on Brokeback Mountain.  The post office building indicates that Riverton's ZIP Code is 82501, ZIP being an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan.

=comment=
Non-mandatory ZIP Codes were announced for every city and town in the United States on July 1, 1963.  "ZIP Codes" eventually evolved into "zip codes."

=aside=
Memento Dearest, get over the wire hangers.
Title: Round 65!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 11:16:29 am
Round 65 and Still Alive
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The ABC Game Has ALSO Achieved Its 10,000th View! 
Congratulations to
Will-ABC,
Fran-E,
Memento Dearest,
AnnMarie
and all of us little old players!

Thanks, Will, for giving us the rules and structure to last this long!!!!

Damn, we are good!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is for acceptance
Post by: Becky on May 13, 2006, 11:18:55 am
Neither Jackn nor Ennis gain acceptance from their peers or from their families.

=comment=
Congrats on all the views!  I will definitely mention this to Will.  Two "A"s in a row, damn, I'm good! ;D
Title: "B" is boastful
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 13, 2006, 11:26:51 am
Ennis was certainly not a boastful man -- rather, he was extremely reticent.
Title: "C" is crash
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 11:31:39 am
Jars of peanuts crash to the the floor,
Bill Monroe is nuts over Alma.

=aside=
"T" is for Crash, the movie, according to Annie P. and many others.

=compliment=
I'm enjoying your witticisms, Toasty.
Sandy

=compliment=
Me, too!!
Fran

=compliment=
Me, three!!!
Will
Title: "D" is for dipstick
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 13, 2006, 11:53:42 am
A friend of Jack's got "checked with a horn dipstick" while rodeoing, and that's all she wrote.

=aside=
Yay for us, 10,000 stong! Thanks to the hardworking mods and mayor.
Title: "E" is enamored
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 13, 2006, 11:56:50 am
Jack was enamored with Ennis.
Title: "F" is fantasized
Post by: memento on May 13, 2006, 12:02:50 pm
Ennis fantasized about Jack when he "wrang it out a hunderd times" thinking about him.

=aside=
65 rounds and we're nowhere near retired!!
Title: "G" is Giant
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 12:08:28 pm
Did you see the Jolly Green Giant in the movie at the supermarket?

Just to the west of the damn condiment aisle.
Title: "H" is horrific
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 13, 2006, 12:13:26 pm
The flashback of Jack's death is a horrific scene.


=comment=
It's more of an "imagination" than a "flashback".
That created scene is what paranoid Ennis imagined.
Will
Title: "I" is ill
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 13, 2006, 12:24:56 pm
In the story, Mary Twist moved carefully as if she had been ill.
Title: "J" is jug
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 12:31:45 pm
Proulx wrote:
 ...  Jack's "smile disclosed buckteeth, not pronounced enough to let him eat popcorn out of the neck of a jug, but noticeable."

I prefer the Jack we got in the movie. Much prefer.
Title: "K" is killin'
Post by: Fran on May 13, 2006, 01:58:06 pm
From the short story, Jack recounts for Ennis his father's crazy rage when he was only three or four years old:

"Christ, he licked the stuffin' out a me, knocked me down on the bathroom floor, whipped me with his belt.  I thought he was killin' me."

=comment=
Annie Proulx ends her "-ing" words as "-in".  I've added an apostrophe to her "stuffin" and her "killin".
Title: "L" is livid
Post by: memento on May 13, 2006, 04:07:43 pm
Ennis was livid when he found out that Jack had been to Mexico.
Title: "M" is Macleod
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 13, 2006, 04:11:41 pm
Fort Macleod, Alberta, was where the apartment over the laundromat was located where scenes of Ennis and his family were shot.
Title: "N" is number
Post by: Fran on May 13, 2006, 04:47:57 pm
From the short story:

"He called Jack's number in Childress, something he had done only once before when Alma divorced him and Jack had misunderstood the reason for the call, had driven twelve hundred miles north for nothing."
Title: "O" is owned
Post by: memento on May 13, 2006, 04:53:50 pm
From the story: If he does not force his attention on it, it might stoke the day, rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.

=aside=
That line just gets to me every time.
Title: "P" is for pub
Post by: Becky on May 13, 2006, 06:37:15 pm
The first time Ennis and Jack meet, after introducing themselves, they go straight to a bar, or pub as us Brits call it.

=comment=
Fort Macleod, Alberta, was where the apartment over the laundromat was located where scenes of Ennis and his family were shot.
Good one, Front, I have been researching for our Brokie meeting in Alberta, and I have only just found out it is pronounced "Mac-cloud". I now know better 'cause I had been pronouncing it as "Mac-loud"!  Thanx!

=comment=
Becky, Canadians are just very creative with their spellings sometimes.
Fran

Title: Re: #1 "ABCs of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN" Game: 64 rounds & over 10,000 views!!
Post by: Mary Twist on May 13, 2006, 07:04:20 pm
I'm sorry that I can't give you a Q that is good yet I want give my appreciation for this tribute game to Brokeback Mountain and my son and his boyfriend.
Title: "Q" is quick-tempered
Post by: Lumičre on May 13, 2006, 07:14:47 pm
During the Fourth of July celebration, Ennis' quick-tempered disposition surfaced when he took offense to the ol' bikers' coarse remarks.



=compliment= All playerz!!
Over 10100 views and 91 pages we got goin' on here!
One word:  YEEHHAAWWW!!  :D
Title: "R" is radio
Post by: Fran on May 13, 2006, 07:32:35 pm
Jack whistled along to the song playing on the radio; in this case, "King of the Road."
Title: "S" is stock
Post by: DeeDee on May 13, 2006, 08:52:21 pm
Ennis to Jack:  "What's the point in ridin' some piece of stock for eight seconds?"




=comment=
Will: Congrats on a great game!!! Thank you so much for bringing it here.
Fran:  Thanks for quickly finding and fixing my boo-boos.
And Sandy,  welcome to the fun!
Title: "T" is ten-gallon
Post by: Toast on May 13, 2006, 09:15:25 pm
Ennis' hat is more of a ten-gallon hat than Jack's.

The original Spanish/Mexican hat had as many as ten, possibly more, galones.  "Galón" is the Spanish word for braid.  Instead of "ten galón hats," English speakers heard "ten-gallon hats."  Ennis' hatband is braided while Jack has a solid band on his hat.  One galón for Jack, multi galones for Ennis.

i.e., the "gallons" are a measure of decoration, not a measure of liquid volume.

=compliment=
Very informative post Toast. I, for one, did not know that gallons did not refer to volume.
Sandy
Title: "U" is Universal
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 12:15:59 am
From the credits: 
Maker Makes
Writen by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Courtesy of Universal Records
=comment= Toast
Thanks for the centering idea.
Title: "V" is varied
Post by: Lumičre on May 14, 2006, 02:33:18 am
Although Jack and Ennis loved each other, they had varied ideas regarding the nature and future of their relationship.  Ennis thought he was content with meeting up with Jack "once in a while, way the hell out in the middle of nowhere", while Jack desperately needed the proximity to Ennis that they could achieve by sharing a ranch together.
Title: "W" is whistled
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 08:13:37 am
Jack whistled along to the song playing on the eight-track tape, in this case, "King of the Road."

Jack whistled along to the song playing on the radio; in this case, "King of the Road."

=comment=
I remember when eight-track tapes were considered "high tech."  Thanks, Toast, for making me feel OLD!!!!!
Fran
Title: "X" is xtrapolated
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 08:31:51 am
Ennis xtrapolated his fear about two men living together from the
horrific death of Earl, which his father put on display for him.
Title: "Y" is youngling
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 14, 2006, 09:45:05 am
While herding the sheep up the mountain, Jack holds a youngling in his lap (while on horseback).
Title: "Z" is zapatos
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 09:49:21 am
Putting my high-school Spanish to work here:

The Mexican prostitute's shoes are called zapatos.


=comment=

Happy Mother's Day to the moms of all the Playerz and to the Playerz who are moms!
Title: Round 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 09:50:19 am
What a wonderful way to start my Sunday morning:  posting a "Z" and announcing a round!
Title: "A" is amen
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 10:08:12 am
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
[wedding in movie]
Happy Mother's Day

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Title: "B" is better
Post by: Pipedream on May 14, 2006, 10:10:33 am

Jack said that Ennis would be better off sleeping in the tent. How right he was!  ;D
Title: "C" is craving
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 10:12:38 am
There was a constant craving in Ennis and Jack for each other.

=aside=   
Constant Craving
by kd lang
Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

Constant craving
Has always been

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls towards truth
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom
To its youth  
Title: "D" is deer
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 10:19:18 am
B.  JACK and ENNIS see a deer drink from a stream, in memory of their poached deer, JACK aims an imaginary rifle at the deer, "fires". ENNIS laughs. The deer runs away.
[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "E" is evil
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 10:22:53 am
From the wedding scene:

"...Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever."

Title: "F" is fortunate
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 14, 2006, 10:28:21 am
Although their actual time together was brief, Ennis and Jack were fortunate to find one another.
Title: "G" is glory
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 10:29:37 am
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
[wedding in movie]
Title: "H" is happened
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 10:35:13 am
Jack to Ennis after he sees blood on Ennis' cheek:  "What in the hell happened, Ennis?"
Title: "I" is ignited
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 10:44:14 am
Jack's first postcard to Ennis ignited his repressed romantic and sexual longing.

=aside=
Happy 66 rounds.
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Title: "J" is Judy
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 10:48:29 am
A Focus Features
and
River Road Entertainment Presentation.
.....
Production Designer, Judy Becker
 ....
[film credits]
Title: ""K" is kingdom
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 11:05:30 am
Back to Ennis and Alma's wedding once again:

"...Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever."
Title: "M" is music
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 11:14:33 am
Brokeback Mountain is a very quiet movie, letting the spare, but beautiful, music be very effective.


Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack by
Gustavo Santaolalla and Various Artists
Title: "N" is nuanced
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 11:25:07 am
Jack and Ennis had a complex and nuanced  relationship.
Title: "O" is overflow
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 12:42:38 pm
Proulx wrote:

"But before he was out of the truck, trying to guess if it was heart attack or the overflow of an incendiary rage, Ennis was back on his feet and somehow, as a coat hanger is straightened to open a locked car and then bent again to its original shape, they torqued things almost to where they had been, for what they'd said was no news."
Title: "P" is pocket
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 12:45:31 pm
Ennis puts the wristwatch which he got from Aguirre in his right jeans pocket as he walks down the steps from the trailer.


Title: "Q" is quasi-magical
Post by: Pipedream on May 14, 2006, 04:34:00 pm

For Ennis and Jack Brokeback Mountain was a quasi-magical place because it was where they first fell in love.

 :) 
Title: "R" is razzed
Post by: amh on May 14, 2006, 04:51:25 pm
Ennis sweetly razzed Jack for his dumb-ass missin' and his harmonica playin'.
Title: "S" is serendipitous
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 04:52:36 pm
The serendipitous meeting between Ennis and Jack in the summer of 1963 would change their lives forever.
 
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Title: "T" is tube
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 04:56:44 pm
When Cassie met Ennis, she was wearing a tube top and cutoffs.
Title: "U" is ultraconservative
Post by: Pipedream on May 14, 2006, 05:08:15 pm
When it came to his ranch stiffs stemming the rose rather than doing their job properly, Joe Aguirre's attitude was ultraconservative. He just wouldn't have it!


=comment=
No one confirmed that E&J weren't doing their job "properly".
After all, they can't be working all day and awake all nite, too.
In fact, Pipdream, one can work well and stem the rose; I do!
Will-helm

 
Title: "V" is voluptuous
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 14, 2006, 05:22:24 pm
Cassie and Lureen are voluptuous women.

=aside=
And we have a voluptuous number of views!
Title: "W" is wasted
Post by: amh on May 14, 2006, 05:35:41 pm
Ennis' constant fear of making a life with Jack resulted in wasted years that they could have been happy.
Title: "X" is xistential
Post by: Pipedream on May 14, 2006, 06:29:14 pm

Keeping up the façade of "being straight" seemed xistential to Ennis.
Title: "Y" is yakety-yak
Post by: Lumičre on May 14, 2006, 07:47:41 pm
More silence and less yakety-yak from LaShawn Malone might've allowed Randall an opportunity to voice his opinions every now and then.
Title: "Z" is zippy
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 07:57:12 pm
Ennis was attracted to Jack's zippy personality.
Title: Round 67!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 08:02:08 pm
Ready for takeoff!!!!!
Title: "A" is around
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 08:08:04 pm
Proulx wrote:

"Well, I'm goin a warsh everthing I can reach," he said, pulling off his boots and jeans (no drawers, no socks, Jack noticed), slopping the green washcloth around until the fire spat.

=comment=
Now that we are all cleaned up, let's get around to Round 67.
Title: "B" is bad
Post by: amh on May 14, 2006, 09:12:45 pm
as in "Bad news,"  Jack's response to Aguirre telling him his Uncle Harold is in the hospital with pneumonia and might not make it.
Title: "C" is carnal
Post by: memento on May 14, 2006, 09:32:44 pm
Ennis had no carnal knowldge before he met Jack, but he learned soon enough in the first tent scene.
Title: "D" is drown
Post by: Toast on May 14, 2006, 09:35:11 pm
Another harbinger:

Proulx wrote: 
Ennis, weather-eyed, looked west for the heated cumulus that might come up on such a day but the boneless blue was so deep, said Jack, that he might drown looking up.

Jack did drown while looking up, according to Lureen.
Title: "E" is ewes
Post by: Fran on May 14, 2006, 10:12:33 pm
Ewes are female sheep.
Title: "F" fornicated
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 14, 2006, 11:33:07 pm
Ennis was disturbed that Jack fornicated while in Mexico.
Title: "G" is guilt
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 12:09:43 am
Ennis struggled with his guilt and fear about his feelings for Jack.
Title: =milestone=
Post by: Will-U on May 15, 2006, 01:04:58 am
How appropriate that I re-arrive where an "H" -- as in WLH -- is needed butt:

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!!!!!!!!  to the "ABCs"

Over 10,000 views!!!!!!!!!!

Nearly 2,000 posts!!!!!!!!!

Over 10,000 vu's!!!!!!!!!!


FYI, since the vast majority here were "ABCs" Playerz at the unsecure IMDB, both of these records above beat out those at the old BBM.  ;D  ;D

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Title: "H" is help
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 15, 2006, 06:30:48 am
Jack wanted to help Ennis when he arrived in camp after being thrown by his horse.
Title: "I" is intervals
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 09:05:42 am
Proulx wrote:

"The road to Lightning Flat went through desolate country past a dozen abandoned ranches distributed over the plain at eight- and ten-mile intervals, houses sitting blank-eyed in the weeds, corral fences down."
Title: "J" is joyous
Post by: DeeDee on May 15, 2006, 09:58:20 am
It was a joyous occasion for our boys when they met after 4 years.




=Comment=

Welcome Back, Will !!!!
Don't ever leave me again.  ;)
Title: "K" is kissing
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 10:01:09 am
According to reports, Heath Ledger nearly broke co-star Jake Gyllenhaal's nose while filming a kissing  scene.

=aside=
But it was worth it.
Title: "L" is Laramies
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 15, 2006, 10:10:04 am
Jack and Ennis tramped over many mountain ranges, including the Laramies, in their 20-year relationship.

=aside=
So good to see Mayor Will's colorful comments again.
Title: "M" is mystery
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 10:16:14 am
The big mystery in Brokeback Mountain is whether Jack was in an accident, or was the victim of foul play.

=comment=
Welcome back, Mayor Will!
Title: "N" is name
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 10:25:16 am
Lureen to Ennis over the phone:  "Would have let you know, but wasn't sure about your name or address.  Jack kept his friends' addresses in his head."
Title: "O" is ochre-branched
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 15, 2006, 11:32:19 am
"The ochre-branched willows swayed stiffly" on one of Jack and Ennis' last forays into the Mountains.

=aside=personal milestone
Thanks to Fran for inviting me to have my 500th BetterMost post on the ABC's game. I can't think of a better place to do it!

=aside=
Neither could I.  Congratulations, Lee!
Fran
Title: "P" is passenger
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 11:35:29 am
JACK sleeps in his old pickup, slumped against the door. ENNIS, in the passenger seat, wide awake, smokes, gazes through the steamed windows into the darkness.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
 - another deleted scene

=comment=
wow 500 posts - Kongratz Front Ranger
I feel like a passenger here.
Title: "Q" is quagmire
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 12:06:56 pm
Ennis' relationship with Jack led him into an ever deepening emotional quagmire.

=aside=
Congrats to Front Ranger on 500 posts.
Title: "R" is right
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 12:41:20 pm
Jack complains to Ennis about the sleep-with-the-sheep order:  "Aguirre's got no right makin' us do somethin' against the rules."
Title: "S" is smells
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 12:48:06 pm

Ennis carefully folds and smells and kisses his daughter's sweater after she drives away without it.

Title: "T" is Tri
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 12:55:32 pm
Lashawn: "Pledged Tri Delt at SMU and I sure never thought I'd end up in a pokey little place like Childress....."
Title: "U" is undid
Post by: southendmd on May 15, 2006, 01:25:43 pm
Jack undid his belt and zipper awfully fast. :P
Title: "V" is view
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 01:40:20 pm
The postcard Ennis tacked up in his closet shows a view of Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "W" is walks
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 01:59:58 pm

Ennis puts the wristwatch which he got from Aguirre into his right jeans pocket as he walks down the steps from the trailer.

Title: "X" is Xotic
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 15, 2006, 02:03:21 pm
The black bear which appears in Brokeback Mountain was from Doug's Xotic  Zoo Farm in Alberta. http://www.dougszoo.com/ (http://www.dougszoo.com/)
Title: "Y" is yelp
Post by: southendmd on May 15, 2006, 02:55:10 pm
One of the dogs let out a yelp to alert Ennis to the sheep's demise.
Title: "Z" is zaniest
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 02:57:57 pm

The zaniest scene in the movie is the rodeo f***up that Jack did. Ennis lay by the fire, laughing and warning Jack: that he needed a rodeo clown to save him from the pots and pans.



Title: Round 68 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 03:00:11 pm
!!!!!!!! Round 68!!!!!!!!
!!!! Aren't We Great !!!!

Come on Rodeo Stiffs

!!!!!! Get in Line !!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!! Make it 69 !!!!!!!!!!!

Title: "A" is adamant
Post by: Lumičre on May 15, 2006, 03:20:49 pm
Ennis was adamant  in his refusal to the idea of living openly with Jack.



=compliment= ALL
Great job!!  :D
Title: "B" is blocks
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 15, 2006, 03:22:35 pm
Ennis was "putting the blocks" on Cassie but it wasn't going anywhere  and she had some problems he didn't need (like he didn't have problems?).
Title: "C" is creel
Post by: southendmd on May 15, 2006, 03:26:36 pm
Alma stuck her little sarcastic note in Ennis' creel case.
Title: "E" is events
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 04:10:00 pm
From the credits:

The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious.  Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Title: "F" is fake
Post by: southendmd on May 15, 2006, 04:22:24 pm
Lureen's hair began to look more and more fake.   Some have criticized the boys' various facial hair as looking rather fake also. O0
Title: "G" is guest
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 04:48:35 pm

Ennis was a guest at the Monroe household on Thanksgiving Day.
Title: "H" is hook
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 04:59:48 pm
Cassie to Ennis: "You're off the hook; my feet hurt."
Title: "I" is insincere
Post by: southendmd on May 15, 2006, 05:26:28 pm
Lureen sounded insincere when talking to Ennis on the phone.
Title: "J" is journalist
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 05:27:53 pm

In 1975, Ms. Proulx became a journalist, after not finding a suitable teaching postion.  And we are glad she did start writing, turning out fiction as well as journalistic pieces.
Title: "K" is kids
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 05:40:49 pm
Ennis to Alma in bed:  "If you don't want no more of my kids, I'll be happy to leave you alone."
Title: "L" is laundering
Post by: Lumičre on May 15, 2006, 05:51:15 pm
Alma was laundering  garments in the kitchen sink when Ennis came in, kissed her on the cheek and asked: "How're the girls doin'?".
Title: "M" is museum
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 05:54:27 pm

Mrs. Twist had preserved Jack's bedroom like a museum ...
 "the narrow boy's bed against the wall, an ink-stained desk and wooden chair, a b.b. gun in a hand-whittled rack over the bed."
[novella]
Title: "N" is narrow
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 06:33:52 pm
Proulx wrote:

"Ennis, high-arched nose and narrow face, was scruffy and a little cave-chested, balanced a small torso on long, caliper legs...."
Title: "O" is obtuse
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 07:30:07 pm
Monroe must have been either obtuse or unconscious not to have reacted to the quarrel between Alma and Ennis is the next room.

=aside=
Pairs skating can  be engrossing....
Fran
Title: "P" is plumber's
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 07:34:05 pm

ENNIS'S co-worker (on asphalt job) , TIMMY, a fat, bespectacled, annoyingly loquacious middle-aged man with a bad case of plumber's butt, works alongside him. Talks incessantly.

oh [screenplay - February 1, 2003]


Title: "Q" is quaking
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 07:49:45 pm
Jack was quaking down to his cowboy boots as he tried to make small talk with Alma.
Title: "R" is rancher
Post by: DeeDee on May 15, 2006, 08:12:54 pm
Jack told Ennis he had a thing going with the wife of a rancher down in Childress.
Title: "S" is sideburns
Post by: memento on May 15, 2006, 08:13:49 pm
The passage of time is denoted in Ennis and Jack by their ever-lengthening sideburns .
Title: "T" is true
Post by: amh on May 15, 2006, 08:19:09 pm
Jack and Ennis were each other's one true love.
Title: "U" is utensil
Post by: Fran on May 15, 2006, 08:25:49 pm
Up on Brokeback Mountain, a spoon was the utensil of choice for eating beans out of the can.

Title: "V" is vocal
Post by: Toast on May 15, 2006, 08:32:05 pm
Ennis vocal expression make us turn up the volume on our sound systems.

He just doesn't project like a confident man.
Title: "X" is xtracurricular
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2006, 09:01:36 am
By going to Mexico, and "riding more than bulls", Jack engaged in xtracurricular activity.
Title: "Y" is yolks
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 09:15:25 am

With the bear behind him, and the startled mules in front of him, Ennis could see the the egg yolks that could have been breakfast tomorrow, splattered all over the trail. 
Title: "Z" is zipless
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 09:24:44 am
Jack's encounter with the Mexican prostitute can be defined as a zipless phuck.

=comment=
A zipless f**k is defined as sex without emotional involvement or commitment, particularly between strangers.
The phrase was coined by author Erica Jong in her 1973 novel Fear of Flying.

Title: Round 69!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 09:30:27 am
Will will appreciate this round number 69!


=reply= Sandy
U got that "69" right!
Nice we all know each other well.
It's really commendable w/ 69 Rounds!
Gamely,
Will-ABC  ;D
Title: "A" is anywhere
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 09:34:32 am
Ennis was "putting the blocks" on Cassie but it wasn't going anywhere  and she had some problems he didn't need (like he didn't have problems?).

=comment=
69 is so fine!
Title: "B" is bra
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 09:40:38 am
Lureen removed her bra in the backseat of her daddy's car.
Title: "C" is closet
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 09:41:15 am
Ennis found the two bloody shirts tucked away in Jack's closet, and also used them as a shrine in his own closet, which can be considered symbolic.
Title: "D" is drowsy
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 09:53:51 am
Ennis enveloped Jack in a drowsy  embrace in an eponymous scene of the movie.
Title: "E" is eight-track
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 10:05:43 am
Jack whistled along to the song playing on the eight-track tape; in this case, "King of the Road."

Jack whistled along to the song playing on the radio; in this case, "King of the Road."

=comment=
Thank you Fran, I am sure Jack listened to both the radio and his eight track tapes on such a long trip. 
Title: "F" is foreman
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 10:11:41 am
Ennis to Alma:  "That foreman owes me.  I worked through a blizzard last Christmas, remember?"
Title: "G" is goddam
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 10:20:58 am
"You know, friend, this is a goddam  bitch of an unsatisfactory situation." -Proulx
Title: "H" is honeymoon
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 10:27:52 am

The scene in which Ennis and Alma come tobogganing down the snowy hill, can be referred to as the honeymoon ride scene.

Title: "I" is idealist
Post by: Lumičre on May 16, 2006, 11:16:18 am
Although Jack seemed to be an idealist, the commitment and harmony he craved from his relationship with Ennis was achievable; if only they could overcome their fears long enough to pursue these dreams.
Title: "J" is just
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2006, 11:27:12 am
It wasn't just (as in fair) that Jack's dream went unfulfilled. :'(
Title: "K" is knowledgeable
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 11:42:59 am
Few people in this story/film are knowledgeable  about the heart of a human being, except for Mrs. Twist, Jack's mother.
Title: "L" is loving
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 11:45:16 am
After that summer in 1963, BOTH Ennis and Jack found it impossible to have a real loving relationship with anyone else.


=congratulations= Toast!
H*A*P*P*Y    B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y  T*O  Y*O*U!!!
Quoting a line from a BBM song here, may your sweet dreams come true....
Enjoy your day.
Fran

=reply=
sweet dreams?  moi?
Thank You, Fran-E
Title: "M" is maybe
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 11:46:41 am
Alma Jr. to Cassie:  "Maybe Daddy's not the marrying kind."
Title: "N" is none
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 11:57:41 am
Lureen's dad didn't let her have none  of the money.
Title: "O" is office
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 12:00:47 pm
Ennis and Jack first spoke to each other after leaving Aguirre's office.  Aguirre works at the Farm and Ranch Employment Office - a trailer at the back of a parking lot - in Signal, Wyoming.
Title: "P" is procrastinated
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 12:04:50 pm
Ennis procrastinated telling Jack that he could not meet in August until the end of their time together.


=congratulations=
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Title: "Q" is quorum
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 12:14:46 pm
Even though a quorum  of people (Ennis, Lureen, and Mary Twist) wanted Jack's ashes to be sent to Brokeback Mountain, Jack's father vetoed the motion and decreed that his ashes would be interred on "the grieving plain" of the family plot.
Title: "R" is rewarm
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 12:18:15 pm
If he does not force his attention on it, it might stoke the day, rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.
[novella]


=reply=
Thank You Memento, I feel so rewarmed.
Title: "S" is smidgin
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 12:22:45 pm
According to Lashawn, Randall and Jack don't seem to have a smidgin of rhythm between them.
Title: "T" is torn
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 12:30:02 pm
In the culmination of the film, Ennis finds his old shirt, with a torn  pocket, hidden in Jack's closet paired with Jack's shirt.

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=congratulations= Toast!
"T" is for Toast; "Happy Birthday" to you!
Lee
Title: "U" is under
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 12:32:28 pm
Ennis was under the influence of alcohol when he moved to the warmth of the tent, and crawled into Jack's bedroll.
Title: "V" is vocals
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 12:41:53 pm
Randy Crenshaw sang background vocals on the song "I Will Never Let You Go."
Title: "W" is wiseasses
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 12:46:41 pm
The bikers were a couple of wiseasses.
Title: "X" is xpenditure
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 12:52:15 pm
Ennis was resistant to increased xpenditure.  He already felt too commited to something that had been imposed upon him.
Title: XXX - lackluster
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 01:18:17 pm
We're going back to Round 66 for this one:

=criticism= 
It's too late now; however, this non-BBM "lackluster" should have been "XXX"'d!  (It occured during my hiatus.)  Answers must be what "was" or "is" about BBM not what "isn't".  Otherwise, we'd have "not one actor gave a putrid performance" and "not one actor gave a vomitous performance", etc.  We're not interested in what wasn't.
Mayor A.B.C. Will

=reply= Will
It is never too late to maintain "ABCs" game standards. "Lackluster" in Round 66 is XXX'd.

We need a replacement "L" for Round 66.
Title: "Y" is yellowish
Post by: Will-U on May 16, 2006, 01:28:23 pm
Lureen's teeth were getting yellowish at the end of the movie from her understandable despair and personal negligence over both her husband and her father dying in that one year.

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=congratulations= Toast
I'll "toast" to toasting the Toast for a Happy and Healthy Birthday.  Thanx for sharing part of your b-day w/ ur BBM friends at the "ABCs"!  I've sent a note to the BM Admins to post your May 16th b-day on the "BM Calendar".  ;D
Will-ABC
"Mayor"
Title: "Z" is Z
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 01:32:53 pm
Read the Z  Review of Brokeback Mountain:
http://www.thezreview.co.uk/reviews/b/brokebackmountain.htm (http://www.thezreview.co.uk/reviews/b/brokebackmountain.htm)

=aside=Yahoo! Personal milestone time. This is the most posts I've posted on the ABCs in a year! I love Round 69! Thank y'all! Front-Ranger
Title: "L" is landscape
Post by: Will-U on May 16, 2006, 02:24:56 pm
Annie Proulx evokes the expansive, scenic and soothing landscape that especially Ennis & Jack hold dear!

[This is the non-lackluster replacement "L".]
Title: Round 70: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 16, 2006, 02:31:00 pm
OMG!  70 Rounds of the "ABCs of BBM"!!!!!!!

[text key: ! = 10 rounds]


=aside=
FYI, at IMDB, the #1 "ABCs" had only 39 rounds!
Will-!
Title: "A" is alcoholic
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2006, 02:39:38 pm
Jimbo said he would have been an alcoholic if he accepted drinks from every (handsome) cowboy he pulled bulls off of.



   
Title: "B" is befuddled
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 03:45:41 pm
At first Ennis was befuddled when Jack took his hand and put it on his crotch, but he learned the score very quickly.
Title: "C" is Chilean
Post by: Fran on May 16, 2006, 03:59:59 pm
Jack and Ennis had to untangle the Chilean sheep from Joe Aguirre's.
Title: "D" is dozy
Post by: southendmd on May 16, 2006, 04:34:58 pm
That flashback after the lake scene, called the dozy embrace, always gets me. :'(
Title: "E" is exhorted
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 05:18:37 pm
Annie Proulx exhorted  us to "finish the story in our own lives"; thus, the story of Brokeback Mountain and the message board is constantly evolving -- hint to future "E"-word Playerz!
Title: "F" is forgiven
Post by: Toast on May 16, 2006, 05:31:10 pm
Ennis wondered if he was forgiven for giving Jack that punch, on the last day of the summer of '63.

=comment=
Fran, you are SO forgiven.

reply
I swear, it will never happen again.
Fran
Title: "W" is whimsical
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 06:12:54 pm
Jack had a whimsical  expression on his face when he did the bull riding impression.


=comment=
This is the replacement "W" (is "whiner") for Round 68.

Next up is "G".
Title: "G" is grin
Post by: DeeDee on May 16, 2006, 07:36:15 pm
When Ennis started opening up about his life, a small grin appeared on Jack's face.
Title: "H" is Head-Smashed-In
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 16, 2006, 07:39:01 pm
Some of the scenes in the movie Brokeback Mountain were shot at the Head-Smashed-In  Buffalo Jump Park in Alberta, west of Calgary.
Title: "I" is inn
Post by: amh on May 16, 2006, 07:45:46 pm
Inn is a synonym for "motel", and who doesn't remember that scene!

Okay, if forced to offer more description, that's where Ennis and Jack red-lined it too during their first reunion.


=reply= AMH
"That Girl Ann Marie" - what a comedienne!!!
The Motel Siesta ain't no Holiday Inn, Marla.
It was more akin to the Bates Motel of WY.
What replacement word will U use for "I"?
Will-I
Title: "J" is juniper
Post by: memento on May 16, 2006, 08:25:09 pm
From the story: "...Jack lifting his head in the heated noon to take the air scented with resinous lodgepole, the dry needle duff and hot rock, bitter juniper crushed beneath the horses' hooves."
Title: "K" is knee
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 02:43:45 am
On their last day on BBM during 1963, Ennis got a bloody nose from Jack's knee during their horsing around.  Twenty years later Ennis saw some of that blood on "the two shirts". 
Title: "L" is ladle
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 09:34:39 am
Jack used a ladle to moisten the Thanksgiving turkey with the au jus.
Title: "M" is masturbation
Post by: memento on May 17, 2006, 09:41:13 am
Masturbation  is the clinical term for "wrang it out 100 times".

=aside=
As Woody Allen said "I'm such a good lover because I practise a lot on my own."
Title: "N" is nincompoops
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 10:51:54 am
Two characters were total nincompoops:  John Twist and Joe Aguirre.   :D

=compliment=
Applause for Rounds well played while I was away!  :D

=reply= Juliette
Oh, Princess, thank heavens U are okay!
And U did receive my e-mails that I was back.
So when U still din't return, several of us worried.
Next time -- anyone -- give us a heads up for vacations.
Gamely,
"Jefe" Will, Frann Marie, Ann Marie & Sandy Marie
Title: "O" is odd
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 17, 2006, 11:12:22 am
Whether inside or out on the pavement, Ennis felt odd, as if everybody knew.
Title: "P" is paper
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 12:38:00 pm
Proulx wrote

That spring, hungry for any job, each had signed up with Farm and Ranch Employment -- they came together on paper as herder and camp tender for the same sheep operation north of Signal.


Title: "Q" is quintessence
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 01:16:54 pm
Jack displayed all the quintessence of a man in love.   :D
Title: "R" is repressed
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 01:24:43 pm
One of the big points of BBM is that Ennis & Jack's sexual relationship and sexual feelings were unfortunately repressed.
Title: "S" is swallow
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 01:34:23 pm
Jack broke the seal on a bottle of whiskey, took a long, hot swallow, exhaled forcefully, said, "That's one a the two things I need right now," capped and tossed it to Ennis.
[novella]


=question= Toast
U mentioned "two things".
What was the other, please?
Hope ur b-day yda was exhaling!
Will-ABC
Title: "T" is tactless
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 01:38:37 pm
Aguirre was tactless when Jack showed up looking for work the next summer.   :D
Title: "U" is unyielding
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 01:59:24 pm
Ennis was ver' unyielding in his strong "I ain't foolin'" and "one time" warning to his BF Jack about if he ever comes to find out that Jack went to boy it up in Mexico again!!
Title: "V" is vociferous
Post by: memento on May 17, 2006, 02:10:48 pm
Ennis became extremely vociferous after Alma used the term Jack Nasty.
Title: "W" is weekend
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 02:17:51 pm
Ennis to Alma:  "I should take the girls into town this weekend.  Get 'em an ice cream."
Title: "X" is xpropriate
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 02:32:10 pm
Ennis felt the need to xpropriate the intertwined shirts.   :D
Title: "Y" is yapper
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 04:25:40 pm
Lashawn is a natural yapper and is timed in BBM to give some relief!
Title: "Z" is zap
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 17, 2006, 04:35:22 pm
Ennis was the one to zap the elk after Jack missed his shot.   :)

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=aside= Zinaida
Look what the SouthWest wind blew in!
I did 411 U that I was back from hiatus!
U "zap" in with the most difficult letter "Z"
and kick off a new record-breaking Round 71!
Thunderingly,
Jefe Will
Title: Round 71!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 17, 2006, 04:37:02 pm
The heights we've reached!   :)
Title: "A" is awnings
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 04:40:31 pm
There are awnings over the windows and door of the building where the benefit was held.   :D
Title: "B" is barn
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 17, 2006, 04:46:25 pm
There was a hex sign in the shape of a star painted on the barn  that was visible through Jack's bedroom window.


=response= Lee
Actually, it is a 5-star pentagram!
For many, it's a sign of good luck.
And, it looks like it's painted on the barn.
It's an actual object standing up in the barn.
Mayor Will
Title: "C" is cremated
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 04:54:04 pm
Jack was cremated and a stone was raised for him in Texas.

But half his ashes will be buried on the grieving plain in Wyoming, near Lightning Flats.

With artificial flowers on the grave, surrounded by sheep wire, according to the novella.
Title: "D" is Delivery
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 05:03:42 pm
Can U believe that with the now most famous postcard in the World, that "D" is Delivery hadn't been played at the "ABCDs", the biggest BBM game in the World?  OMG!  Where did Jack send Ennis his now famous postcards?  Our Frannie described every geographic detail on the postcards except the most obvious: the building in Riverton where they were sent!  Back then for Ennis, where else?  To General Delivery at the post office, "Friend"!! 
Title: "E" is Easy
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 05:27:32 pm
It's So Easy to Fall in Love is playing in the background when Ennis is giving Cassie her footrub.   :D
Title: "F" is fuck-ups
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 05:29:21 pm
ENNIS: (remembering)  My dad, he was a farm roper.
He didn't rodeo much though.
He thought rodeo cowboys was all fuck-ups.
[Brokeback Mountain the Movie]
Title: "G" is General
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 05:35:01 pm
On the first postcard Jack sent to Ennis, he misspelled General as "Genral."


=comment=
At the "ABCs of BBM", Jack wud hav been XXX'd!
Backstage, he wud hav been ____'d & ____'d!!!!
May-a Will
Title: "H" is housewife
Post by: memento on May 17, 2006, 05:39:01 pm
Alma was a good example of a desperate housewife before she got a job.
Title: "I" is inky
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 17, 2006, 05:44:12 pm
The pines on Brokeback Mountain were inky  black.
Title: "J" is jam
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 05:48:39 pm
Ennis took a lunch of   "leftover biscuits, a jar of jam and a jar of coffee with him for the next day saying he'd save a trip, stay out until supper."
[novella]
Title: "K" is key
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 05:55:42 pm
Joe Aguirre had several keys on a key ring in his trailer.
Title: "L" is level-headed
Post by: Lumičre on May 17, 2006, 06:00:26 pm
Ennis might've seemed more level-headed than Jack was, but he really was a bundle of nerves;  he literally fell apart when his emotions got the better of him.
Title: "M" is Maker
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 06:04:37 pm

Rufus Wainwright sings "The Maker Makes" at the very end of the credits in the movie Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "N" is negated
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 17, 2006, 06:26:13 pm
Jack's father negated Ennis's  plan to scatter Jack's ashes on Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "O" is occupational
Post by: amh on May 17, 2006, 07:39:54 pm
As in occupational hazard, namely electrocution, which Ennis feared would be his demise if he got a regular job like something at the power company, that might be good pay.

=historical=
This is the same post I used at the original game on IMDB, which has the spot in history as being the final post in the original game before the administrators locked down the thread in Round 36 at 1,500 posts!!!  Finally, I leave a legacy!

=historical= "ABCs"
Quite true as Ann Marie thoughtfully reported.  I saw the post prior as AMH's "O" is "occupational".  Frequently, we had back-to-back posts.  And I was about to do the "P" for "paranoid", obviously for Ennis, when I saw this advisory: "No more posts!  This file now only for viewing."  I thought, am I being "paranoid"?   
Will-ABC
P.S.  And here we are!
Title: "P" is power
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 07:46:47 pm

Bill Monroe told Alma that there was an opening at the power company and Alma wanted Ennis to apply for the job.
Title: "Q" is quaver
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 08:09:49 pm
There was a quaver in Jack's voice as he attempted to make small talk with Alma.
Title: "R" is romantic
Post by: memento on May 17, 2006, 08:17:52 pm
BBM is the story of a sexual and romantic  relationship between two cowboys.
Title: "S" is salty
Post by: Toast on May 17, 2006, 08:29:40 pm

Ennis knew the salty words to "Strawberry Roan."
[novella]
Title: "T" is thrilled
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 17, 2006, 09:24:24 pm
Jack was thrilled when he was red-lining it to Ennis after the divorce.   :D
Title: "U" is underachiever
Post by: amh on May 17, 2006, 10:24:31 pm
Some might call Ennis an underachiever for his lack of career goals.
Title: =Beckala's BBM Quiz & Quizas=
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 10:40:58 pm
"ABCs" player Becky has created a fun, yet challenging, 30-question quiz on the movie BBM.  It's at The Lighter Side of the Mountain in the file "Quiz or Quizas?"  If anyone is interested in testing their BBM movie knowledge, check out the quiz and PM your answers to Becky before Friday.  The quiz is well-done and fun, with unbelievable attention to detail.  Show support for a fellow "ABCs" player.
Fran

=suggestion=
Our Beckala's "Quiz & Quizas" (snappy title) is challenging and fun.  Look for it at "The Lighter Side of the Mountain".  The BBM quiz concludes at the end of Thursday, May 18th.  If U have any questions or suggestions, plz. send a PM directly to "Becky" at General Delivery.
Good luck!
Will-S
Title: "V" is vulgar
Post by: DeeDee on May 17, 2006, 10:52:14 pm
The bikers that made Ennis mad were using vulgar language.
Title: "W" is wistful
Post by: memento on May 17, 2006, 11:16:43 pm
BBM has been described as a wistful epic of longing and loss.
Title: "X" is xpansive
Post by: Fran on May 17, 2006, 11:29:31 pm
The sheep spread out into the xpansive treeless plain.
Title: "Y" is yellow-dog
Post by: Will-U on May 17, 2006, 11:53:13 pm
Aguirre was an absolute yellow-dog hardazz in dealing with Ennis & Jack's employment as they literally had no employee rights, no worker protections and no job representation!  Fortunately, the Boyz had each other up on BBM and instead of a union contract they stemmed the rose!  :P

Title: "Z" is zealous
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 12:35:37 am
The zealous minister offered to kiss the young bride at the del Mar wedding in late 1963.


=question=
Is "zealous" the newest synonym for (capital "G") "Gay"?
Will-G
Title: Round 72 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 12:37:46 am

100 Pages of ABCs

Round 72
Thanks to Me and You

More ABCs
Please


Title: =milestone=
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 01:10:42 am
Yesss, yet another milstone for the "ABCs of BBM".  It racks up milestones and record-breakers similiar to the way that BBM racked up awards!

Newest "ABCs" milestone:  100 pages!!!!!!!!!! 
Another first at the BetterMost Forum!

Title: "A" is ageless
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on May 18, 2006, 02:19:10 am
Both the story and film of Brokeback Mountain are ageless and eternal. It has a timeless beauty and tragedy that will continue to haunt me forever.


=congratulations= All Playerz
BTW, congrats to everyone for the 100 page milestone! Keep it up! XOXOX Mandy
Title: "B" is bruise
Post by: Penthesilea on May 18, 2006, 02:25:44 am
Ennis's punch at their last day on Brokeback left a big bruise in Jack's face.



====aside====
I was sitting on this "B" for a couple of rounds like a hen on her eggs - but always missed the right time for "B". Finally I managed to post it. YEEHAW! 
Title: "C" is cold
Post by: Pipedream on May 18, 2006, 02:37:09 am
If he does not force his attention on it, it might stoke the day, rewarm that old, cold time on the mountain when they owned the world and nothing seemed wrong.  :'(

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=response= Penthesilea {above}
That "B" aside line about the hen sitting on her eggs is so funny -- and true!
Wilhelm-V
Chancellor
Note:  Both German "P"s (Penth & Pipe) back-to-back!
Title: "D" is dirt
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 03:02:56 am
Where dead Earl was lying, U could see a lot of dirt.
Title: "E" is earnest
Post by: vkm91941 on May 18, 2006, 04:05:26 am
Once the inhabitations had been removed Ennis interest in Jack became earnest
Title: "F" for fleeting
Post by: Sheyne on May 18, 2006, 07:30:47 am
Ennis and Jack embraced after four years apart and with a fleeting look, they both felt the breeze that fanned the embers of their love into a roaring flame..

=aside=
Okay, sorry if this one has already been done - I can't believe I haven't been here yet...  *ducks tomatoes and rotten fruit*

=reply=
Welcome Hungry_HungryHippos to the ABC's.  Five F's for the price of 1 is fantastic.
Sandy


Title: "G" is gargantuan
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 07:36:26 am
The coyote that Ennis shot had gargantuan  balls the size of apples.
Title: "H" is hill
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 08:53:07 am

The scene in which Ennis and Alma come tobogganing down a snowy hill, can be referred to as the honeymoon ride scene.

Title: "I" is invitation
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 09:11:00 am
Someone extended an invitation to Ennis, inviting him to join Alma, Monroe, and the girls for Thanksgiving dinner.


Title: XXX - "J" - failure to skip 2 turns
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 10:23:43 am
Playful Player voluntarily abandoned the post after realizing the gross error.

A replacement "J" is needed.


=comment= Ms. Frances
Since the player voluntarily surrendered the post,
the public torching at remote Island "P" has been XXX'd!
We're so glad to know that our player won't be Burnt Toast!
Mayor Will-P
Law & Order
Title: "K" is Kananaskis
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 10:27:42 am
Most of the filming was done in Kananaskis  County, Alberta Province.


=clarification=
Ranger Lee did not post out of order as the original
Round 72 "J" was XXX'd subsequent to her posting.
Will-J

Word up: A replacement "J" and then an "L".
Title: "J" is jeopardy
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 11:00:26 am
Ennis felt that by having a homosexual relationship with Jack that it would put their lives in jeopardy.

=aside=
next letter is "L"
Title: "L" is liquid
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 11:18:53 am
Proulx wrote:

"The stale coffee is boiling up but he catches it before it goes over the side, pours it into a stained cup and blows on the black liquid...."
Title: "M" is Mesilla
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 18, 2006, 11:23:56 am
Some filming took place in La Mesilla, New Mexico.  I'd say it was the scene where they see Earl rotting in the dirt ditch.   :D


=congratulations= Juliette
U R the now historic poster #2000!
There's no doubt about it.  Congratz.
I've always considered U "good luck"!
"Jefe" Will
Title: "N" is nebulous
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 11:31:09 am
BBM had a purposefully nebulous ending.

Congratulations to Juliette on  the  2000th  post.
(http://foxtrotters.tripod.com/anihat7.gif)
Title: "O" is overstepped
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 11:40:25 am
Proulx describes Alma and Ennis after Thanksgiving dinner:

"She'd overstepped his line.  He seized her wrist; tears sprang and rolled, a dish clattered."



=congratulations=
Hitting 2,000 posts at the "ABCs" is a remarkable milestone.  My personal thanks to my fellow moderatorz, Will (who does far more monitoring than anyone will ever know), Sandy, and Ann Marie, and all of the devoted "ABCs" Playerz.
Fran
Title: "P" is punch
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 11:45:25 am
ENNIS: I figured you was sore from that punch.
[film]


Congratz to JulietteMontague on Post 2000

Kongratz from all your friends, and the Capulets, too.
Title: =Post 2000 Milestone Thanks=
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 18, 2006, 11:58:05 am
Thanks, Toast!  I didn't realize it until you astutely noticed!  I live in NM and have been waiting to use La Mesilla for eons!   Congrats and thanks to all because we've worked hard to get here!  :D
Title: "Q" is qualified
Post by: southendmd on May 18, 2006, 12:36:53 pm
When Alma asked Ennis if he still went fishin' with Jack Twist (the soon to be Mr. Nasty), he gave her a qualified answer: "Not often."

=aside=
Happy 2000s, everyone!
Title: "R" is rescinded
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 12:49:48 pm
The third year, Joe Aguirre rescinded  the opportunity for work on Brokeback Mountain for Jack.
Title: "S" is snoops
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 18, 2006, 12:56:42 pm
The Forest Service snoops around, according to Aguirre.   :D

Title: "T" is tree
Post by: southendmd on May 18, 2006, 01:04:38 pm
The boys pastured the woolies above the tree line.
Title: =ABCs milestone=
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 01:29:07 pm
Another incredible milestone for the record-breaking "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain":  a whopping 2,000 carefully considered posts!

The "ABCs of BBM" hits 2,000 posts!!

Congratulations to ALL of the "ABCs" Playerz and all of the other "ABCs" Moderatorz -- Fran, Ann Marie and Sandy Memento -- for their answers, information, time, education, energy, suggestions, comments, responses, compliments, asides and fun!!!!!   ;D   :)   :laugh:

Gamely,
Will-ABC
Title: "U" is underhanded
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 01:36:03 pm
Ennis always suspected he'd be the victim of underhanded behavior, and he was sure that Jack had been.

=compliment=
Congratulations to all on the 2,000th post!
Title: "V" is volatile
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 18, 2006, 01:40:11 pm
Ennis and Jack had a volatile argument when they last saw each other.   :'(
Title: "W" is Wainwright
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 01:42:16 pm
How many people stayed in their seats at the theater to listen to Rufus Wainwright sing "The Maker Makes" at the very end of the credits?


=reply=
We stayed!  All 10 of us!!!!!!!!!!
-- including some at this forum!
Will & Company
Title: "X" is xpression
Post by: Lumičre on May 18, 2006, 01:45:16 pm
The xpression  on Jack's face was priceless when Ennis left him breatheless after their passionate reunion snug.



=compliment= ALL
Over 2000 posts and over 11000 views!
WOWOW!  Great job everyone!!!!  :)
Title: "Y" is yikes
Post by: southendmd on May 18, 2006, 03:13:28 pm
When Ennis comes on a bear, his expression says, "Yikes!"
Title: "Z" is Z-Bar
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 03:17:42 pm
The Z-Bar  Motel in Buffalo -- no, not NY but -- Wyoming at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains is the location of the fictional Brokeback Mountain as shown in BBM the movie. 

BTW, it will also be the scene of the "Wyoming Brokies Reunion and Camp-out" from June 23rd to 25th next month.  See the BM calendar for more details.  "Z" U there!!!  :)


=comment= Lee
How ironic and appropriate that they're having this BBM tribute get-together in honor of Ennis & Jack on "GAY PRIDE Weekend"!!!
Gayly,
Will-G
Title: Round 73!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 03:40:57 pm

Round 73!!!!!!! of the "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain"


=question=
What's our favorite Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 song?
What else?
#1 "ABC"
Title: "A" is abominable
Post by: Lumičre on May 18, 2006, 03:44:14 pm
To many people in Riverton at the time, including Alma, two men seen kissing out in the open would be nothing short of abominable; hence her shock when she witnessed Jack and Ennis in that stairwell, that fateful day in 1967.
Title: "B" is broncs
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 03:49:23 pm

Daddy, tell about when you rode broncs in the rodeo.
[movie]
Title: "C" is cunctative
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 03:54:56 pm
Ennis was cunctative in not telling Jack until the end of their time together that they could not meet in August.

=aside=
The word sounds a lot worse than what it means.

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=compliment=
That animated graphic of "Happy 2000" is beautiful (and clever) Sandy (Memento).
Will-O
Title: "D" is Decadence
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 04:05:12 pm
Divine Decadence is the name of the retro/vintage clothing store where many items of clothing worn in the movie were purchased (but not the two shirts).
Title: "E" is effervescent
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 18, 2006, 04:09:11 pm
Jack’s personality was quite effervescent.   :D
Title: "F" is frying
Post by: southendmd on May 18, 2006, 04:14:47 pm
Ennis was frying stuff on the fire: potatoes, eggs, leftover elk.  Everything but fish!
Title: G is growth
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 04:17:03 pm
Jack shaved as he waited for Aguirre to show up.  His beard was probably more than one day's growth of facial hair.

Oh to be 19 again.

And besides he wanted to use his mirror.
Title: "H" is how
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 18, 2006, 04:23:31 pm
"How come we didn't get the spuds and powdered milk?"

Title: "I" is intrinsic
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 04:43:09 pm
Ennis grew up (wrongly) believing that heterosexuality had intrinsic moral value while homosexuality was basically immoral.
Title: "J" is judicial
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 05:45:41 pm
The divorce was a judicial proceeding.
Title: "K" is kyow
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 05:49:34 pm

A little Texas accent flavored his sentences, "cow" twisted into "kyow" and "wife" coming out as "waf."
[novella]
Title: "L" is liner
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 07:57:20 pm
Brokeback Mountain has informative and interesting liner notes on the inside flaps of the book jacket and in the movie soundtrack compact disc booklet!!  The "liner" notes of the "ABCs of BBM" game are far more educational, informative, entertaining, interesting and expansive!!!!!


Title: "M" is Mexican
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 08:05:13 pm
The Mexican prostitute uttered one word of dialogue:  "Seńor".


=comment=
We heard the male Mexican hitter's first word
and his next word, no doubt, was "dinero"!
Senor Will

Title: "N" is nonchalant
Post by: amh on May 18, 2006, 08:12:22 pm
Ennis acted nonchalant when Alma first asked him if he knew anybody by the name of Jack.
Title: "O" is ornerier
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 08:36:32 pm
Jack's father was even ornerier than Aguirre.
Title: "P" is paint
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 08:54:53 pm

There are "brands" of blue paint on many sheep at the drop off point.
Title: "Q" is quarantined
Post by: Will-U on May 18, 2006, 09:34:56 pm
Basically, Ennis & Jack voluntarily quarantined themselves up on BBM away from everyone else.  Being quarantined was their manner of choice for years to come! 
Title: "R" is rodeo.
Post by: Fran on May 18, 2006, 09:53:28 pm
Jack and Lureen first laid eyes on each other at the rodeo.
Title: "S" is straight
Post by: Toast on May 18, 2006, 09:59:38 pm

93 INT: SCHOOL AUDITORIUM: NIGHT: 1970:
ALMA, charmed, and ENNIS, uncomfortable, are at a school, Christmas play. ALMA JR. is an angel in tin foil wings, singing and dancing on stage. ALMA looks at ENNIS, elbows him in the ribs. ENNIS jumps, then sits up straight.
[screenplay - February 1, 2003]
 - deleted scene?

=aside=
we really should fit in the word straight.
Title: "T" is twenty
Post by: memento on May 18, 2006, 10:08:50 pm
From the story: "It would be Jack Twist's second summer on the mountain, Ennis's first. Neither of them was twenty."

Title: "U" is understated
Post by: southendmd on May 19, 2006, 08:13:31 am
Roberta Maxwell gave a very understated performance in the role of Mrs. Twist
Title: "V" is valley
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 09:12:56 am
Much of the action in Brokeback Mountain takes place in one valley or another, with mountains providing a beautiful backdrop.
Title: "W" is worse
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 09:28:31 am
Lureen to Jack as he's looking for his blue parka:   "You're worse than Bobby when it comes to losing stuff."
Title: "X" is xplorations
Post by: memento on May 19, 2006, 09:48:36 am
The first tent scene involved a night of sexual xplorations  and discoveries.
Title: "Y" is yammerer
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 12:58:36 pm
Lashawn was quite a yammerer, chattering on "like a squirrel," according to McMultry and Ossana.
Title: "Z" is zanily
Post by: Lumičre on May 19, 2006, 01:01:59 pm
Ennis couldn't help but laugh heartily when Jack zanily  performed his 'drunken rodeo' act.

Title: ROUND 74 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Lumičre on May 19, 2006, 01:15:44 pm

Round 74 folks!!! Round 74 folks!!! Round 74 folks!!!


I think I got 74 "!" in there!!  ;D

Title: "A" is Anna
Post by: Will-U on May 19, 2006, 01:28:59 pm
And, "Folks" (to quote Lucheese), besides on and up with Round 74!!!!!!!, this "ABCs" game should go to Round 100 and here's another reason why:

"A" is for Anna!  C'mon, Miss Faris memorably portrayed one of the key BBM characters who's mentioned frequently, "Lashawn"!  In fact, I even started a file on our luv "L".  Right-on Anna Marie!
Title: "B" is bewitched
Post by: memento on May 19, 2006, 01:32:01 pm
Ennnis was bewitched, bothered and bewildered the morning after.
Title: "C" is cosy
Post by: vkm91941 on May 19, 2006, 01:53:07 pm
Ennis and Jack were cosy in the tent at night in a little world all their own.
Title: "D" is divorced
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 02:07:19 pm
Alma divorced Ennis and married the Riverton grocer.
Title: "E" is Emmylou
Post by: southendmd on May 19, 2006, 02:14:11 pm
"A love that will never grow old" was beautifully sung by Emmylou Harris.

How could we forget her, Miss Golden Globes herself.
Title: "F" is flew
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 02:19:56 pm
Ennis flew through the air on his saddle bronc day.
One three second ride, and a flight without wings, was enough for him.

Like he told his daughters, he was no angel with wings - and for damn sure he was no fairy.
Title: "G" is gripped
Post by: Lumičre on May 19, 2006, 02:40:21 pm
The first night Ennis spent with Jack in the tent, he gripped  the back of Jack's shirt when he made love to him.   :o
Title: "H" is Horse
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 03:41:59 pm
There's only one curve on Dead Horse Road, and Ennis' parents missed it.
Title: "I" is indoors
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 03:46:05 pm

ENNIS {shrugs) Take you everywhere.
CASSIE Everywhere in Riverton. Why can't you take me to Casper? Could’ve seen that movie indoors in Casper.
[screenplay Feb 2003]


"that movie" is THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Title: "J" is jig
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 19, 2006, 04:02:11 pm
Jack danced a jig  when he and Ennis were joking about rodeo f**k-ups.
Title: "K" is knockdown-dragout
Post by: memento on May 19, 2006, 04:22:49 pm
Ennis and jack had a knockdown-dragout fight before leaving Brokeback.
Title: "M" is meals
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 05:12:40 pm

Their respective Thanksgiving meals show how Jack was taking more control, while Ennis lost control completely.


Title: "N" is neatly
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 05:34:25 pm
Proulx wrote: 

"In the closet hung two pairs of jeans, crease-ironed and folded neatly over wire hangers...."
Title: "O" is okay
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 19, 2006, 05:43:08 pm
In the screenplay Lureen says, "okay, fine" whereas in the movie she says "I'll call later" about the tutor.

=apology=
I went out of turn and had to delete "L" is languidly. Anybody else have an L? At least I corrected myself!
Title: "P" is for plot
Post by: Mary Twist on May 19, 2006, 05:48:41 pm
The Twist family plot is mentioned in the book and the actor portraying my husband mentioned it in the movie.  The little plot is located near the house.

Oh, my, this is fun..... except about the plot!

God bless all of you dedicated subscribers here at the Brokeback Mountain game.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Mary Twist
Title: XXX -- "L" -- failure to skip two turns
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 06:01:38 pm
Thank you, Front-Ranger, for acknowledging your error.  The apology was rather nice, too.


We need a replacement "L" word.

The next letter in the regular round is "Q".
Title: "L" is light-hearted
Post by: Lumičre on May 19, 2006, 06:08:56 pm
In 1963 when Jack met Ennis, he was so young, and so full of life.  His light-hearted  disposition shone through and captivated Ennis' attention.

=comment=
This is the replacement "L" (is "languidly").

Title: "Q" is quotation
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 06:13:52 pm

Annie Proulx and her editors were very careful with quotation marks to indicate dialogue in the novella.

However the screenplay uses quotation marks differently: to indicate song titles, lyric quotes and quotes from signs, letters and cards.

Title: "R" is rugged
Post by: memento on May 19, 2006, 06:57:19 pm
Brokeback is the story of two rugged cowboys falling in love.
Title: "T" is thirteen
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 07:02:32 pm
ENNIS  How's your boy doin'?
JACK He's thirteen now. Can't hardly read. I told Lureen he must be dyslexic or somethin' , but she won't admit to it. Pretends the kid's okay.

[screenplay Feb 2003]
Title: "U" is undergrowth
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 07:12:15 pm
The two mules took off through the trees and the undergrowth, tearing the supply packs off.
Title: "V" is vivacity
Post by: vkm91941 on May 19, 2006, 07:43:10 pm
LaShawn is known as such a lively little gal because of her vivacity.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=congratz= VKM
Congratz, Vicki Kaye, on hittin' over 1,000 posts!
We all know how much work, time and effort that is.
U're a consistent and swell ABC-er from the start at IMDB!
Gamely,
Will-WLH
Title: "W" is waist
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 07:45:16 pm
Ang Lee used a number of things to show the aging of our boys in the movie.  Two months of filming had to portray twenty years of living.
Fake hair and sideburns were used for Jack and Ennis.
A moustache and weight gain also "aged" Jack.

Jack's increased weight showed at his waist.

=comment=
Jack's "weight gain" was probably polyester, acrylic and cotton, with a very low carbohydrate content.
I can keep explaining all night.
Title: "X" is Xanthippe
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 19, 2006, 08:12:09 pm
At Thanxgiving, Alma became a Xanthippe, a shrewish, ill-tempered woman.



=appreciation= Lee
Thanx, Front Ranger.  I, for one of us Brokies, couldn't quite put my left index finger on what Alma fully was.  I mean, I knew "fag-hag".  Now I know what else!  Being mayor here at the "ABCs" is definitely not boring; that's over at....
Will-X 
Title: "Y" is youth
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 08:24:57 pm
While still a youth, Ennis was pitched directly into ranch work.
Title: "Z" is zootrophic
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 08:44:38 pm
Ennis and Jack were on a zootrophic assignment.

zootrophy
n. - feeding of animals. zootrophic, adj.
Title: R-75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 19, 2006, 08:57:18 pm
Yeeeee-horrrrrrrre!  ;D 

Round 75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


=aside=
The word "Round" no longer fits in the subject line w/ all of the (75) "!"s.  Henceforth, let's just simply denote all of our "ABCs Rounds" with 25 "!"s.  That surely 'signals' the point!
Mayor Will  ;D
Title: "A" is anchor
Post by: Will-U on May 19, 2006, 09:01:09 pm
Yes, believe it or not, "A" is for an anchor!  No, Jack was never a sailor!  In Jack's childhood bedroom, there is an anchor on the wall as part of a little lamp.  U see it when Ennis goes up to Jack's room.  The anchor swarmed with ropes appears to be formed from the bottom of a cross.  It may be the symbol for a Christian denomination with the cross/anchor combo?  Anyweigh, anchor away!  ???
Title: "B" is burr
Post by: Lumičre on May 19, 2006, 09:07:31 pm
Annie P. wrote:

"Jack pulled a squalling burr out of the harmonica, flattened a little from a fall off the skittish mare,..."
Title: "C" is chance
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 09:15:07 pm

Jack dreamed of the chance to be a real rodeo star, with lots of belt buckles, and enough money to keep him independent.

Title: "D" is distance
Post by: DeeDee on May 19, 2006, 09:46:01 pm
The distance between Wyoming and Texas is close to 900 miles.
Title: "E" is eyelid
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 10:05:51 pm
Proulx describes Ennis in later years:

"A benign growth appeared on his eyelid and gave it a drooping appearance...."
Title: XXX - snug
Post by: Fran on May 19, 2006, 10:13:23 pm
Sorry, Victoria, Round 74's "snug" was played in Round 13 by...................... you!!!!!

We need a replacement word for "S".


=comment= OMG!
At least she's consistent!!
Will's Asst. AnDre


=comment=from vkm
Ooops sorry guys..... ::)
Title: "S" is serious
Post by: memento on May 19, 2006, 10:17:47 pm
From the story: "Lureen? There's some serious money there. Her old man's got it. Got this farm machinery business. Course he don't let her have none a the money, and he hates my fuckin guts, so it's a hard go now but one a these days..."

=comment=
This is the replacement "S".
Title: "F" is folds
Post by: Toast on May 19, 2006, 10:25:46 pm
Ennis carefully folds and smells/kisses his daughter's sweater when she drives away without it.


=aside=
That closet is going to contain a garment from every person Ennis ever met -- ooops, sorry!

=reply= Toast
That was funny!  We laughed out loud -- loudly!!
Will & Dre
Title: "G" is ghost
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 12:13:44 am
After the tragedy of Jack's death, when Ennis visits the Twist home and goes upstairs to Jack's old bedroom, Jack's ghost beckons Ennis into Jack's closet where Ennis incredibly finds "their two shirts". 
Title: "H" is horizontal
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 12:34:13 am
Ennis and Jack reignited their horizontal connection at the motel during their reunion.

=comment=
Horizontally speaking, they were at their very best.

=response= Sandy
That's a unique description and I knew about it first as
we were on the phone long-distance when U posted it.
Will-H
Title: "I" is I'm
Post by: Fran on May 20, 2006, 12:42:59 am
Lureen to Jack in the backseat:  "You don't think I'm too fast, do you?"
Title: "J" is jumentous
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 01:49:18 am
Because of the pissy pup tent, the sheep, and the horses,  Ennis was jumentous.


 jumentous    adj. - having a strong animal smell

=compliment=
Great word - a toast to our own ABC's Merriam-Webster.
Sandy
Title: "K" is kaput
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 03:59:13 am
Alma decided that her marriage to Ennis was kaput because of his disinclination to step out and have any fun, his yearning for low paid, long houred ranch work, his propensity to roll to the wall and sleep as soon as he hit the bed, and his failure to look for a decent permanent job with the county or the power company.
Title: "L" is languidly
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 20, 2006, 07:31:03 am
Jack liked to lie  languidly on the landscape while looking at the livestock.

=aside=
At last! (Lee)

=compliment=
You weren't being languid when it came time to posting this - 6 "L's" great job.
Sandy
Title: "M" is mumble
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 07:53:46 am
Ennis tends to mumble his words, sometimes never moving his upper lip, but this just adds to his emotional distance.
Title: "N" is neologism
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 10:10:29 am
"Brokeback" has become a neologism.

neologism     n. - a newly coined word or phrase, or a novel expression in increasing usage; a new meaning for an old word
Title: "O" is organized
Post by: amh on May 20, 2006, 10:31:07 am
Ennis' folks was Methodist, an organized religion.
Title: "P" is persnickety
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 11:28:19 am
L.D. Newsome was a pretentious, snobbish and persnickety  man.

Title: "Q" is queue
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 11:45:49 am
The sheep were corraled, and as the queue of animals went through the gate; the Basque tallyman tallied them and measured how effective Jack and Ennis had been in protecting the herd. 

The Basque word for sheep is ardi.
Title: "R" is rippling
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 20, 2006, 11:51:54 am
In the early scenes, we are treated to a shot of the water rippling in the stream. Could have used a few shots of rippling muscles, too.
Title: "S" is stub
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 12:25:54 pm
Ennis was so poor that he had to put the stub of his cigarette into his pocket and save it for later.
Title: "T" is thirty-nine
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 12:30:13 pm
LUREEN:

"It was a terrible thing. He was only thirty-nine years old."
[novella]

Terrible thing. He was only thirty-nine years old.
[screenplay]

He was only thirty-nine years old.
[movie]
Title: "U" is urgency
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 20, 2006, 01:04:15 pm
The first tent scene was performed with a sense of urgency.
Title: "V" is Voice
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 02:59:12 pm
On the eve of Brokeback Mountain opening in NYC five-and-a-half months ago, The Village Voice did an expansive, deep and fabulous review of "BBM" cleverly entitled:
"Blazing Saddles:  Gay frontier weepie is Hollywood's straightest  love story in years".


=aside= Anzwer Gyrlz
That's "Voice" w/ a capital "V"
as in our own VKM's "Victoria"!
Will-V
Title: "W" is wrist
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 03:43:51 pm
While Heath is tying the knots on the pack horses at the jump-off point, we can see the tattoo on his wrist.
Title: "X" is xudes
Post by: Fran on May 20, 2006, 03:54:44 pm
Mrs. Twist xudes kindness and understanding.
Title: "Z" is zoilism
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 05:15:32 pm
Jack accepted the zoilism of his father-in-law because so did Mrs. Newsome and his daughter Lureen. 
Title: R-76!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 05:17:39 pm
Round 76!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seventy-six trombones
led the big parade,
with a hundred and ten cornets
close at hand.
They were followed
by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos;
the cream of every famous band.

Bring it on Virtuosi

Thanks Front-Ranger!


=clarification=
I see we can do all the "!"s for only a couple more rounds -- with creativity on the word part of the subject!  Then we'll go w/ a simple "25"!
Will-ABC
Title: "A" is anguished
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 05:25:58 pm
Ennis was many times anguished such as after Jack and he went separate ways after their first summer in 1963 up at BBM.
Title: "B" is bottleneck
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 20, 2006, 05:34:11 pm
Several of the songs on the BBM soundtrack feature a duet between an acoustic guitar and a bottleneck guitar.
Title: "C" is coward
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 05:35:24 pm
Ennis was a coward. 

"Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination." [Ernest Hemingway, "Men at War," 1942]
Title: "D" is discombobulated
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 05:41:30 pm
Ennis became discombobulated when Jack took his hand and put it on his crotch.
Title: XXX - you'd
Post by: Fran on May 20, 2006, 06:18:15 pm
Sorry, Front-Ranger, Round 75's "you'd" was played by Ellemeno in Round 63.

We need a replacement "Y" word.

Title: "Y" is yellow-bellied
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 06:21:11 pm
The men who beat up Earl were yellow-bellied  homophobics.

=comment=
This is the replacement "Y" for you'd.
Next letter up is "E".
Title: "E" is Edwards
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 20, 2006, 07:26:01 pm
In the BBM crew is the "Lead Dresser" Tom Edwards.


=comment=
For 411 about the Tom Edwards Fan Club contact our own Frannie Gae via PM!
Title: "F" is frightened
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 07:28:40 pm

Ennis spent his whole life frightened by the murder of Earl, near Sage, Wyoming, which was probably never treated to a serious investigation.   

"And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all"
Dixie Chicks
Title: "G" is geezer
Post by: memento on May 20, 2006, 09:54:56 pm
John Twist was a bitter old geezer.
Title: "H" is homosexuality
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 10:24:49 pm
OMG!  Will this "ABCs" game go to Round 100?  "Posilutely"!  More proof as evidenced by words not prior played:

One of the -- if not the -- main themes of the BBM movie: homosexuality!!  Hello, BBM-ers!


=aside= Toast
This is another key word U wont find in the BBM "Novella"!
Title: "I" is insult
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 10:46:43 pm

Jack's relationship with his father-in-law seemed like a long and continuous insult.  Not many good father figures in that guy's life.


=comment=
Yes, Will we can make it to 100
Front-Ranger says so too.
Title: "J" is Jody
Post by: Fran on May 20, 2006, 11:12:29 pm
Jody Turner is listed in the credits as one of the four "Jack Stunt Doubles."
Title: "K" is Keith
Post by: Will-U on May 20, 2006, 11:27:11 pm
The catering for the movie BBM was by Keith Church.  Mmmmm!
Title: "L" is license
Post by: Toast on May 20, 2006, 11:42:56 pm
Ennis "applied at age fourteen for a hardship license that let him make the hour-long trip from the ranch to the high school."
[novella]
Title: "M" is mixed
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 12:35:26 am
At the grocery store, Alma Jr. knocked over jars of mixed nuts.
Title: "N" is nostalgic
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 08:48:32 am
Jack's mother was being nostalgic when she kept Jack's room the way it was when he was a boy.
(http://www.langfieldentertainment.com/images/DECEMBER%202005/Roberta%20Maxwell_small.jpg)
Title: "O" is obtain
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 08:58:06 am

Jack could not obtain employment on Brokeback Mountain in 1964.
Title: "P" is pie
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 09:16:43 am
Ennis was eating apple pie in the bus station when Cassie appeared with Carl.
Title: "Q" is quits
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 09:45:09 am
On at least one occasion, Jack attempted to call it quits with Ennis.
Title: "R" is rapidly
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 09:55:56 am
Ennis and Jack rapidly exited the trailer, as soon as Aguirre made it clear that he wanted to make a phone call in peace.
Title: "S" is smoking
Post by: amh on May 21, 2006, 10:00:18 am
There's a lot of smoking going on in by everyone this movie. 
Title: "T" is tobacco
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 10:16:47 am
The smoking included tobacco and cannabis.
Title: "U" is urban
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 10:22:30 am
Ennis wasn't comfortable in an urban situation.
He felt that the people in town knew that he was "different".

Title: "V" is vocalist
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 10:39:18 am
Linda Ronstadt is a vocalist on the soundtrack.
Title: "W" is witness
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 12:41:55 pm
Alma is a shocked witness to the passionate embrace between Jack and Ennis when they reunite.
Title: "X" is xpert
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 12:56:53 pm
L.D. Newsome was the xpert of the putdown.  Jack never received any encouragement or praise from him.
Title: "Y" is yammered
Post by: vkm91941 on May 21, 2006, 01:40:09 pm
LaShawn yammered  away at the table no one could get a word in edgwise
Title: "Z" is zebra-like
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 01:45:33 pm
In her last scene, Lureen was wearing a blouse with a zebra-like  print of black, brown, and white stripes.
Title: Round 77!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 01:58:07 pm
Alpha-Betans, step up and play Round 77!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(77 Sunset Strip...)
Title: "A" is accompany
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 02:20:56 pm
Alma never did accompany Ennis on a fishing trip with his buddy from Texas.


Wow I like Sunset Strip - first one here.
Title: "B" is breasts
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 02:31:37 pm
Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway bared their breasts.
Title: = comment =
Post by: Pipedream on May 21, 2006, 02:41:15 pm
Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, and two turkeys bared their breasts.

Just a moment! Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, one highway worker, about 1000 sheep, a couple of dogs and horses, a bear, two mules, one elk, at least one coyote and two turkeys bared their breasts!
Lol. Forgive me...  ;D

Title: "C" is camaraderie
Post by: Lumičre on May 21, 2006, 02:59:55 pm
After only a few short weeks on the mountain, Jack and Ennis developed a warm camaraderie.  Ennis was so thrilled after their first evening of true bonding that he felt he could 'paw the white off the moon".


=aside= Lu
I, for 1,000,000, wood describe
the cam-a-rad-er-ie as "H-O-T"!
~~~~~~~~~Willi~~~~~~~~
Title: "D" is desiderata
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 03:10:57 pm
The desiderata for a good camping trip were liquor, cigarettes, sex and sometimes elk.
Title: "E" is effort
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 03:14:47 pm

It took an effort for Jack to not step in and mother Ennis when he "come on a bear".
Title: "F" is floorboard
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 03:25:13 pm
"From the vibration of the floorboard  on which they both stood Ennis could feel how hard Jack was shaking." -Annie Proulx

=aside=
Pipedream, you go, girl!!!
Title: "G" is genitals
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 03:41:08 pm
In the first tent scene, Jack reached for Ennis' hand and put it on his genitals.
Title: "H" is Harold
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 03:44:58 pm

Harold is mentioned in the novella, screenplay and movie.
Jack was his nephew.
Title: "I" is instinct
Post by: Pipedream on May 21, 2006, 03:48:03 pm
Jack's instinct told him he could risk grabbing Ennis' hand, once he had him in the tent...  ;) 
Title: "J" is jangled
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 04:15:59 pm
When Ennis called Lureen, the ringing phone jangled.
Title: "K" is killed
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 04:25:24 pm

Jack was killed in Texas.
Title: "L" is licking
Post by: Pipedream on May 21, 2006, 04:45:03 pm
Jack had the very sexy habit of licking his lips.  :P
Title: "M" is mundane
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 04:51:02 pm
From their perch high on Brokeback Mountain, Jack and Ennis could look down on hawks' backs and the mundane  sights of the world below.
Title: "N" is nuclear
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 05:01:53 pm
One of the topics discussed in the novella, around the campfire on the night that Ennis spoke more words than a year, was the nuclear  "submarine Thresher lost two months earlier with all hands and how it must have been in the last doomed minutes".

The nuclear sub disingtegrated and quickly sank on April 10, 1963 killing 129.

http://www.subsim.com/ssr/thresher.html (http://www.subsim.com/ssr/thresher.html)

Title: " O" is oversexed
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 05:25:37 pm
When Jack and Ennis were reunited, they were thrilled that they could be oversexed  agan.
Title: "P" is primp
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 05:32:26 pm
After the dance, Lureen and LaShawn retired to the restroom to primp.
Title: "Q" is quadrennium
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 05:36:30 pm
"How much is once in a while", said Jack. "Once in a while every fuckin' quadrennium?"

"Hunh?"

=aside=
Toast you are too much - can you imagine Jack saying that?
Memento

=reply= Memento
No, but I would love to see Ennis' face if he did say it.

=response= Toast
Great one!  If Jack used that word to describe "four", Ennis wunt have known what he ment!  After all, he dint know "condiments".
Will-Q   
Title: "R" is register
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 06:37:16 pm
Monroe was talking to a cashier standing by a cash register when Ennis asked him where Alma was.
Title: "S" is straining
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 06:41:18 pm
Alma opened the door and looked out and saw Ennis's straining  shoulders as he and Jack clinched.
Title: "T" is taller
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 06:43:35 pm
In the screenplay and novella, Ennis is taller than Jack.
Ledger is actually listed as one inch taller than Gyllenhaal.


=aside= "T"
Taller is taller!!
Will-T
Title: "U" is unbetrothed
Post by: Lumičre on May 21, 2006, 07:02:49 pm
In 1963, Jack Twist was an unbetrothed young man, while Ennis del Mar was engaged to Alma Beers.
Title: "V" is volumes
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 07:05:36 pm
When Jack asked Ennis if he'd like to work on the mountain again the next summer, his eyes spoke volumes.
Title: "W" is windows
Post by: Will-U on May 21, 2006, 07:09:20 pm
Windows are a very great symbolism in climatic scenes in BBM such as Ennis lookin' out Jack's childhood bedroom window and lookin' down the lonely road as well as the closing scene of Ennis lookin' out his trailer home window.
Title: "X" is xtent
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 07:12:31 pm
It's too late when Ennis realizes the xtent of Jack's deep love for him.
Title: "Y" is year's
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 08:19:29 pm
"One of the year's best films."     -- Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan 

=comment=
"SD", that's where our beloved ABC-er VKM Victoria lives!
Will-in-NYC
P.S. Not "South Dakota".

Title: "Z" is zymosis
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 08:21:06 pm
Jack's mom sent word about Uncle Harold that Aguirre delivered: zymosis  (an infectious disease) had set in.
Title: Round 78!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 21, 2006, 08:26:18 pm
78 RPMs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is too much too much fun at the ABCs to be legal!!  ;D

Mayor Will, I should let U announce this round since you're around. Feel free to amend my post like U always do!!!  :laugh:


=reply= Front Lee
Oh, it's okay, Honey, U counted to 78 right -- not!!!!!!!!!!
78 "!"s won't fit in "subject" line with the full word "round" anymore.  U can count to 78, Huney, but 78 "!"s ain't "R" is "registering", trust me.  BTW, Dre (who U know) thinks that U did that deliberately (in collaboration w/ "?") to drive U know who U know what.  I ass-ured (not so) Lil' Dre that Miss Lee would never do that on a Rocky Mountain High Sunday!
Will-78
Title: "A" is artificial
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 08:43:21 pm
Ennis regrets that Jack's ashes will be buried in a small family plot on the grieving plain surrounded by artificial flowers and sheep wire.
(http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/200000/207600/207651/Products/10260178.jpg)
Artificial flowers for Fran-E
You are the best.
Title: "B" is Bakelite
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 21, 2006, 09:08:55 pm
"They shook hands in the choky little trailer office in front of a table littered with scribbled papers, a Bakelite ashtray brimming with stubs."

From the short story

=aside=
Welcome back PAU.
Memento
Title: "C" is crapulence
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 09:23:40 pm
Ennis was in a state of crapulence when he decided to sleep on the ground before the first tent scene.
Title: "D" is dizzy
Post by: Toast on May 21, 2006, 09:31:47 pm
The moon is full up, notched past two in the morning. ENNIS is dizzy drunk, on all fours, struggles to stand.
[screenplay]


=aside= Memento
I had my post ready and waiting when you posted
I love your word crapulence for Ennis' state that night.

=reply= Toast
It's a fun word in that it means something other than what it sounds like.
Title: "E" is everywhere
Post by: Fran on May 21, 2006, 10:49:51 pm
Ennis explains why he's late:  "Come on a bear.  Goddamn horse spooked, the mules took off.  Scattered food everywhere."
Title: "F" is fishy
Post by: memento on May 21, 2006, 11:12:18 pm
Alma suspected that there was something fishy about Ennis' "fishing trips".
Title: "G" is generally
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 12:11:51 am

Ennis was generally a calm, reserved hard worker who wanted no attention to be paid to him.
Title: "H" is heterosexuality
Post by: Will-U on May 22, 2006, 12:24:05 am
BBM visibility displayed active heterosexuality as graphically shown by backseat  Lureen and backdoor  Alma!!
Title: "I" is inadequate
Post by: dmmb_Mandy on May 22, 2006, 01:11:33 am
Ennis and Jack's few times together a year were inadequate for their thirst & need for each other.
Title: "J" is jentacular
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 08:45:31 am
After a night watching for coyotes, keeping the flock together, and probably suffering from chills; it was nice to have a jentacular meal.

=aside= Toast
A very good breakfast, I hear, is beans on toast.
Memento
Title: "K" is keel
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 09:12:19 am
Ennis had trouble staying on an even keel. (I can relate)
Title: "L" is lies
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 09:28:44 am
Proulx wrote:  "Without getting up he threw deadwod on the fire, the sparks flying up with their truths and lies...."
Title: "M" is motto
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 09:33:10 am
"If you can't fix it then, by God, drive off from it - that's my motto."

Jack - Childress Highway - discussing the Malone pickup (and Ennis?).
[McMurtry and Ossana]
Title: "N" is notion
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 10:04:03 am
Jack had a notion  to lasso Ennis and get him out of his funky mood.
Title: "O" is opinions
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 10:17:23 am
Proulx wrote:

"They were respectful of each other's opinions, each glad to have a companion where none had been expected."
Title: "P" is pummeling
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 10:36:10 am
near the Black and Blue Eagle Bar:  ENNIS runs around the pickup, yanks open the driver door, drags the huge man out in the slushy street, pummeling him and kicking him. Knees him in the nuts.
[screenplay]

Title: "Q" is quipped
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 11:23:55 am
Ennis frequently quipped about Jack's harmonica playing.
Title: "R" is rhythm
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 12:03:25 pm
Lashawn to Lureen re Randall and Jack:  "...they don't seem to have a smidgin of rhythm between 'em."
Title: "S" is snowmen
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 12:18:44 pm

We see two fake looking snowmen in the honeymoon tobogganing scene.

=aside=
I am from Canada and I know a damn fake snowman when I see it.
Title: "T" is tacky
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 22, 2006, 02:36:01 pm
John Twist's attitude toward everyone and everything was tacky.   :D
Title: "U" is ugsome
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 02:50:21 pm
John Twist was an ugsome, miserable man.
Title: "V" is visceral
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 02:54:35 pm
Ennis had a visceral  reaction when Jack took his hand in the tent.
Title: "W" is wipe
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 03:15:59 pm

Ennis, could you wipe Alma Jr's nose?
Title: "X" is xasperated
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 04:04:18 pm
Jack became increasingly xasperated with Ennis' reasons for not being able to meet in August.
Title: "Y" is yearn
Post by: southendmd on May 22, 2006, 04:29:38 pm
Whenever they were apart, Jack would yearn for Ennis.
Title: "Z" is zeugmatic
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 04:34:43 pm
Annie Proulx used a zeugmatic  construction--one adjective modifying two nouns, when she wrote, "...when Jack, in their contortionistic grappling and wrestling, had slammed Ennis's nose hard with his knee."

=compliment= Front-Ranger
Very impressive.
Memento
Title: Rnd 79!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 04:48:05 pm
Round 79!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets have a re-eruption of Mt. Vesuvius to celebrate Round 79 (the first one happened in 79 A.D.)

Thanks too, Memento!!
Title: "A" is academic
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 04:50:49 pm

Ennis' academic career died with the transmission of his pickup, before he could become a sophomore. 

=comment=
Congratz Front-Ranger
The Vesuvian Round is underway.
Title: "B" is business
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 04:51:51 pm
Jack said: "Nobody's business but ours."
Title: "C" is canteen
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 22, 2006, 04:57:08 pm
Jack offers Ennis a canteen when he returns after the bear scare, and Ennis proclaims he’s rather have whiskey.   :D
Title: "D" is damp
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 04:58:48 pm
Our boys' kept beer cool in a damp sack, hanging in a shady place.
Title: "E" is evaporation
Post by: southendmd on May 22, 2006, 05:00:43 pm
Our boys' beer stays cool in a damp sack by the process of evaporation.

Cheers, Toast.
Title: "F" is find
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 22, 2006, 05:26:59 pm
Jack returned from a hard day on the mountain to find  no Ennis and only a bunch of beans.
Title: "G" is Garden
Post by: Pipedream on May 22, 2006, 05:36:46 pm
Brokeback Mountain was Ennis' and Jack's Garden of Eden.  :)
Title: "H" is hematoma
Post by: southendmd on May 22, 2006, 05:39:34 pm
Ennis gave Jack a wicked hematoma when he socked him in the face. :(
Title: "I" is interview
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 05:43:18 pm
The job interview at Aguirre's trailer was very brief.
I guess there was paperwork to verify that Ennis was qualified for the job.  Jack worked for Aguirre the previous summer.


=comment= Toast
We all know that Ennis verified  his "qualifications" in the 1st tent scene!  :P
Title: "J" is jugular
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 06:05:50 pm
Ennis was going for the jugular when he said: "You been a Mexico, Jack?"
Title: "K" is knelt
Post by: DeeDee on May 22, 2006, 07:48:30 pm
Ennis knelt down behind Jack before he... in the first tent scene.

---------------------------------------------------------------

=aside= Dee
Patti LuPone was fab: "Who's Sorry Now?"!
It's as if we never said goodbye, Mrs. Zoprano.
Will-B'way
Title: "L" is leftover
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 07:51:58 pm

Ennis took a lunch of   "leftover biscuits, a jar of jam and a jar of coffee with him for the next day saying he'd save a trip, stay out until supper."
[novella]
Title: "M" is memorabilia
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 22, 2006, 08:37:04 pm
Ennis cherishes his Jack memorabilia at the end of the film.   I used this in a previous game.   :D
Title: "N" nocturnal
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 22, 2006, 09:04:44 pm
The first tent scene was nocturnal, but Jack and Ennis probably didn't care what time of day it was -- they had connected.
Title: "O" is offered
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 09:08:57 pm
We think Jack accepted the fishing weekend that was offered to him by Randall Malone:  "little cabin ... a crappie house ... little boat ... a little whiskey ... Get away, you know?"

 ...a little nocturnal action


=reply=
C my "B", L &T!
Thus, Dee-BLT!
Title: "P" is pinball
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 09:16:05 pm
There are pinball machines in the bar when Ennis met Cassie.
Title: "Q" is quadrumvirate
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 22, 2006, 09:18:05 pm
Jack, Ennis, Alma and Lureen were quite a quadrumvirate.


=comment= Tim
I was thinkin' the same damn thing;
I just cudnt dig up w/ the rite word.
Thanx!  Will-XYZ
Title: "R" is rare
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 09:20:03 pm
It was very rare for a housewife like Alma Del Mar to see her husband on the stoop violently kissing another man.


=comment= Toast
Some of 'em saw more than jus' huggin' 'n' kissin'!!  :o
Will-O
Title: "S" is seńor
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 09:46:16 pm
The Mexican prostitute had one word of dialogue:  "seńor."
Title: "T" is tire
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 22, 2006, 09:52:57 pm
According to Lureen, Jack died as a result of a tire blowing up and causing the rim to hit him in the face.
Title: "U" is upbeat
Post by: memento on May 22, 2006, 10:15:31 pm
LaShawn had a positive, upbeat personality.
Title: "V" is video
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 10:34:28 pm
Many people prefer to watch Brokeback Mountain at home on video rather than at the theater.
Title: "W" is wallowed
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 22, 2006, 10:38:30 pm
Jack and Ennis wallowed on the ground during their fight when Ennis accidentally received a bloody nose.
Title: "X" is xtension
Post by: Fran on May 22, 2006, 10:43:57 pm
Lureen spoke to Ennis on an xtension phone in her living room.
Title: "Y" is yells
Post by: Toast on May 22, 2006, 10:47:09 pm
Ennis yells at his wife that no supper will be served if she isn't at home.
Title: "Z" is zodiacal
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 22, 2006, 10:55:27 pm
A zodiacal light was beginning to show when Ennis left the tent to return to the sheep the morning after he slept with Jack.
Title: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 23, 2006, 12:35:13 am
The 80 "!"s in the subject line have it totally and exactly maXed OUT!  :o

Yet another new stage for the "ABCs of BBM": the 80s.

Round 80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is anti-piracy
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 01:00:49 am
An FBI anti-piracy warning appears on the BBM DVD.


=question= FGH
On what dvd!? 
State what U intend; U know that.
U cant leave it for the reader's imagination.
Gayor Will
Title: "B" is boat
Post by: Will-U on May 23, 2006, 01:19:12 am
Since I recently did "anchor", I may as well do "boat"!

Randall to Jack on the social hall porch while the wives were nose-powdering!  Randy continued "the make" with his come-on rap about it's good to get away a little.  Then he described aplace he had access as a little cabin, go for a little ride in a little boat, a little whiskey, a little 'dis', a little 'dat' -- but I'm sure two things wudn't stay little!!  ;)
Title: "C" is childhood
Post by: Penthesilea on May 23, 2006, 03:53:54 am
Ennis and Jack both had a more or less troubled childhood.
Title: "D" is dust
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 06:26:58 am
Lureen's horse kicked up a lot of dust at the rodeo.
Title: "E" is environment
Post by: Pipedream on May 23, 2006, 06:52:44 am
The trucks and cars everybody was driving in Brokeback Mountain sure as hell needed lots of gas. They were bad for the environment. Besides, redlining it like Jack wasn't exactly environmentally aware, either, was it? 

;)
Title: "F" is friendship
Post by: DeeDee on May 23, 2006, 07:27:01 am
According to the trailer:

It was a friendship that became a secret.
Title: "G" is Gros
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 08:36:06 am
Many local mountain ranges are visited by J and E in the story, including the Gros Ventres (that's French for "Big Bellies").
Title: "H" is hankering
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 08:48:22 am
Jack had an idealistic hankering for a life with Ennis that is filled with passion.
Title: "I" is introduction
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 09:17:23 am
It was a tentative introduction on the steps of Aguirre's trailer.  Ennis was content to be on a first-name basis with this Jack Twist guy. 
Title: "J" is justify
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 10:28:16 am
With his positive outlook, Jack could justify his own dreams of an ideal future with Ennis.   :D
Title: "K" is knowed
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 11:14:13 am
Jack to Ennis:   "My ol' man was a bullrider, pretty well knowed [sic] in his day, though he kept his secrets to himself."   [screenplay]
Title: "L" is lingering
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 11:24:02 am
Jack's lingering eye contact made Jimbo uncomfortable, to say the least.
Title: "M" is moans
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 11:29:43 am
There were moans of both pleasure and pain coming from both parties during the first tent scene.
Title: "N" is nephew
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 11:37:00 am
Jack is Harold's nephew.
Title: "O" is oaf
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 12:26:09 pm
There were a number of characters in this story/movie who could be considered as an oaf: bikers, killer mechanics, deadly dads (one with an ignorant ass) and numbnut foremen.
Title: "P" is passive-aggressive
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 12:37:20 pm
Alma was being passive-aggressive when she asked Ennis at Thanksgiving if he still went on "fishing trips" with Jack Twist.
Title: "Q" is quitter
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 12:44:12 pm
Once the transmission on the old pickup gave out, Ennis became a quitter of high school.
Title: "R" raucous
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 12:51:59 pm
The bikers were a raucous  couple and a seemingly inexhaustible source of ABC words (at least for me).
Title: "S" is Streets
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 12:58:46 pm
Before Ennis came on the bear, he was humming "The Cowboy's Lament" also know as "The Streets of Laredo".
Title: "T" is troubadour
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 01:32:02 pm
Jack was a troubadour of religious song with his rendition of “Water Walking Jesus.”   :D
Title: "U" is unfinished
Post by: Ellemeno on May 23, 2006, 01:46:49 pm
After finding out that Jack had died, Ennis's process felt unfinished, so he reached out to both Lureen and Jack's parents for some closure.
Title: "W" is warning
Post by: Pipedream on May 23, 2006, 02:11:50 pm
As a warning to possible trespassers, Joe Aguirre had a sign at his trailer door.  8)

= aside = Lucise!

Oh dear! It's too bad when you don't know your alphabet, hunh??
Lol. Thanks for adding the missing "v"!!!  :-*
Title: "V" is vigor
Post by: Lumičre on May 23, 2006, 02:17:21 pm
During that cold night in the tent, Jack pounded hard on the ground when Ennis made love to him with such vigor.    8)


= aside = Anke
You're welcome!   ;)
Lu
Title: "X" is xplosive
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 02:25:12 pm
Fireworks are xplosive devices.
Title: "Y" is youngest-born
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 03:04:05 pm
Monroe is the father of Alma's youngest-born.

=comment=
Thanks again Fran-E
Title: "Z" is zoom
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 03:21:23 pm
In order to redline it to Ennis, Jack had to zoom on his way from Texas.
Title: Round 81 LXXXI!!!s
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 03:28:55 pm
Round 81 here we come!!!! etc.
Title: "A" is about
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 03:31:35 pm
“You wanna lose about half your f**king teeth? and
"...then you ask me about  Mexico and tell me you'll kill me for needing somethin' I don't hardly never get." (Thanks Sparkle!!)
Title: "B" is bridle
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 03:35:19 pm
Jack and Ennis' horses each wore a bridle.
Title: "C" is coat
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 03:38:20 pm
Three puppies belonging to one of the blue heelers went in a pack basket, the runt inside Jack's coat, for he loved a little dog.
{novella}
JACK comes riding up with a blue heeler pup tucked inside his coat.
{screenplay}

In the movie, there is no pup inside Jack's coat.  The dog has been replaced by a more symbolic lamb.

Title: "D" is drum
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 03:42:44 pm
During the campfire singalong, Ennis used the coffeepot as a drum.
Title: "E" is exhaust
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 03:47:38 pm
There is an exhaust fan in Aguirre's office, directly behind his desk.
Title: "F" is Fridays
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 03:50:11 pm
Joe Aguirre:  "Fridays at noon be down at the bridge...." 
Title: "G" is guilty
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 03:59:55 pm
Someone was guilty of murdering Earl.
Title: "H" is hock
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 04:01:32 pm
With two mortgages on their ranch, Ennis' parents were in hock to the bank.
Title: "I" is immediately
Post by: Pipedream on May 23, 2006, 04:03:23 pm
Ennis and Jack found each other immediately likable.   :)
Title: "J" is jocularity
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 23, 2006, 04:06:52 pm
Jack was full of jocularity.   :D
Title: "K" is kindness
Post by: Lumičre on May 23, 2006, 04:09:14 pm
Jack's kindness  is demonstrated when he offered to lend Ennis some money at the end of the summer.
Title: "L" is Lament
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 04:12:01 pm
Those with good hearing can just about pick out Ennis humming "The Cowboy's Lament", right before he encounters the bear.
Title: "M" is mud
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 04:14:50 pm
Ennis got mud on himself when thrown by his horse.
Title: "N" is nates
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 04:21:59 pm
Jack exposed his nates to Ennis.
Title: "O" is overboard
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 04:23:57 pm
Lureen went a bit overboard with the peroxide.


=aside=
Hey Toast, great word "nates"
Lureen exposed some other things to Jack.
Title: "P" is parallel
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 04:28:44 pm
Jack and Ennis usually rode parallel to each other while on horseback.
Title: "Q" is querulent
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 04:29:39 pm
Ennis was a querulent person in town.
Title: "R" is rejuvenated
Post by: Lumičre on May 23, 2006, 04:32:14 pm
I bet Jack and Ennis felt completely rejuvenated  after that night at the motel!
Title: "S" is Shen
Post by: southendmd on May 23, 2006, 04:37:47 pm
In the credits:  For Shen Lee, Ang's father, who died in 2004.
Title: "T" is Thine
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 04:39:42 pm
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
[wedding in movie]
Title: "U" is unflappable
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 04:41:30 pm
Alma, Jr. was one of the few unflappable characters in this film.   :D
Title: "V" is value
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 04:43:22 pm
As far as Aguirre was concerned, ranch stiffs had no value.
Title: "W" is wristwatch
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 04:44:12 pm
Leaving the trailer, Ennis attempted to put the wristwatch on his left arm, but put it in his pocket instead.
Title: "X" is xpeditious
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 05:03:33 pm
Ennis believed that Aguirre was being too xpeditious by telling Jack to bring the sheep down earlier than planned.
Title: "Y" is yo-yoed
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 05:37:22 pm
Ennis' emotions yo-yoed  between detachment, fear and despair.
Title: "Z" is zatetic
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 05:51:24 pm
Ennis was zatetic when it came to understanding his sexuality.



My favourite word in this round was parallel.
I like the idea of Jack and Ennis travelling parallel.
Title: Round 82 LXXXII!!!s
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 06:03:27 pm
Thanks to Front-Ranger for the idea of the Roman numerals.

Congrats to everyone in this last couple of rounds for such outstanding words - and the hits just keep on coming.

Title: "A" is atonic
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 06:11:53 pm
Ennis spoke so softly that much of his speech was atonic.
Title: "B" is blessing
Post by: moremojo on May 23, 2006, 06:24:42 pm
Jack and Ennis were both a blessing unto each other.
Title: "C" is clutch
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 06:26:37 pm

Jack let the clutch out too quickly on his pickup, making it lurch and spin the rear tires.
He had applied the handbrake, I think.
Title: "D" is desk
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 06:30:55 pm
Aguirre had a desk in his office.
Title: "E" is for elegance
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 06:33:09 pm
Lureen was a vision of Western elegance when we first see her.

=Aside=
Parallel was my favorite too.
Title: "F" is furtive
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 06:36:11 pm
When Ennis and Jack are outside Aguirre's trailer, they give each other furtive  glances.
Title: "G" is groping
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 06:39:12 pm
Upon meeting after four years apart, Jack and Ennis could hardly be blamed for groping each other.
Title: "H" is handle
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 06:43:13 pm
"Mexico? Jack, you know me. All the travelin I ever done is goin around the coffeepot lookin for the handle."
Title: "I" is idyll
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 06:46:15 pm
For one brief shining summer, Brokeback Mountain was an idyll  for two lonesome young cowboys.
Title: "J" is jamb
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 06:48:40 pm
Ennis' belongings, confined to a wrinkled paper bag, leaned partly against the office door and partially against the jamb  while he was waiting for Aguirre to arrive.
Title: "K" is kitchenette
Post by: Ellemeno on May 23, 2006, 06:56:28 pm
Ennis's trailer just has a tiny kitchenette.
Title: "L" is lanky
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 07:02:15 pm
Ennis:   Tall, raw-boned, lanky, possessed of a muscular, supple body made for the horse and for fighting ...
[screenplay]
Title: "M" is melancholy
Post by: Pipedream on May 23, 2006, 07:02:52 pm
Jack could just about feel Ennis' melancholy when it was clear they had to leave the mountain. 
Title: "N" is nepotism
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 07:06:11 pm
L.D. Newsome practiced nepotism since he employed his daughter.
Title: "O" is odor
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 07:09:31 pm
Jack could not stand the odor of 42 electrocuted sheep.
Title: "P" is Photographer
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 07:10:57 pm
Photographer:  Jack...Jack...we need to get pictures of all you winners before anybody leaves....
[screenplay]

Title: "Q" is quibble
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 07:54:58 pm
Lureen and Jack quibble when Jack can't find his blue parka.
Title: "R" is rube
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 08:05:16 pm
Mr. Twist was the classic example of a bigoted rube.
Title: "S" is surreal
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 08:09:03 pm
As Ennis travelled the ridge on the morning after, everything seemed surreal.
Title: "T" is transistor
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 08:18:05 pm
Jack and Ennis passed a joint back and forth, the fire burning late, Jack restless and bitching about the cold, poking the flames with a stick, twisting the dial of the transistor radio until the batteries died.

[screenplay]
Title: "U" is uncut
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 08:19:11 pm
According to the short story, Jack was dick-clipped, while his father was "intact" otherwise known as being uncut.
Title: "V" is virtually
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 08:22:20 pm
Jack and Ennis were virtually  boys when the summer started.
Title: "W" is wreck
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 08:23:33 pm
Jack's pickup was really a wreck, but not bad for a 19-year-old in 1963.
Title: "X" is xecutive
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 09:07:21 pm
Lureen got to make many xecutive decisions for her daddy's company.
Title: "Y" is yawing
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 09:49:15 pm
Ennis was yawing when he stepped into the alley to barf.   :D
Title: "Z" is zoomorphic
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 23, 2006, 09:50:14 pm
While it was raining, Ennis whiled away the time by whittling a zoomorphic sculpture in the shape of a horse.
Title: Round LXXXIII!!!
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 09:55:43 pm
Round 83, boys and girls!   :D

=compliment=
Perfect Roman numerals!
Fran

=reply=
Thanks, I love Roman numerals!
D  :D
Title: "A" is ass
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 10:18:56 pm
Jack to Ennis:  "Freeze your ass off when that fire dies down.  Better off sleepin' in the tent." [screenplay, p. 18]
Title: "B" is baryphonic
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 10:23:41 pm

Many people used the subtitle option on their DVD player because Ennis' speech  is baryphonic.
Title: "C" is carcinogens
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 23, 2006, 10:27:55 pm
Ennis and Jack inhaled many carcinogens with their smoking and drinking.   :D
Title: "D" is disconformity
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 10:40:02 pm
Proulx wrote:  "...it bothered the son who had discovered the anatomical disconformity during a hard scene." 
Title: "E" is erotic
Post by: memento on May 23, 2006, 10:41:37 pm
Jack and Ennis had a lifelong romantic and erotic  relationship.
Title: "F" is fierce
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 10:43:46 pm
Proulx wrote:

And then they hug one another,
a fierce, desperate embrace
 -  managing to torque things
almost to where they had been,

for what they've just said
is no news;
nothing ended,
nothing begun,
nothing resolved
.

Their last hug
Title: "G" is grandson
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 10:55:41 pm
Bobby Twist is L.D. Newsome's grandson.


Title: "H" is head
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 11:02:54 pm
Jack nearly always wore a hat on his head.
Title: "I" is importance
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 11:12:13 pm
Mrs. Twist recognized the importance of the shirts to Ennis.  Mr. F******g Twist thought Ennis was looking for a free shirt.
Title: "J" is journeyed
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 11:22:57 pm
The sheep journeyed up the mountain to the summer range.
Title: "K" is keeper
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 23, 2006, 11:24:10 pm
Jack realized Ennis was a keeper  after their initial meeting.
Title: "L" is literature
Post by: Toast on May 23, 2006, 11:30:30 pm
E. Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain' will long be read as a "classic" of American literature.


=question= Toast
I fixed the "A" in American.
was the small "a" a typo?
Will




Title: "M" is marijuana
Post by: Fran on May 23, 2006, 11:38:00 pm
Jack and Ennis smoked marijuana on one of their "fishing" trips.
Title: "N" is neckwear
Post by: Will-U on May 23, 2006, 11:52:27 pm
Bolo ties were the neckwear of choice in the Mid-West at Thanksgiving time as depicted in the mid-1970s in BBM.
Title: "O" is official
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 12:27:16 am

The divorce of Ennis and Alma was official in 1975.


Title: "P" is pronounced
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 06:32:43 am
Proulx wrote:

". . . not pronounced enough to let him eat popcorn out of the neck of jug, but noticeable."
Title: "Q" is quarry
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 08:11:44 am
Ennis hunted down the quarry (elk) that would be dinner for many nights to come.
Title: "R" is reluctant
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 08:27:54 am
Ennis was more than reluctant to consider the "sweet life".
Title: "S" is sometimes
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 09:01:45 am
Jack to Ennis:  "Tell you what...the truth is, sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it...." 
Title: "T" is taste
Post by: Pipedream on May 24, 2006, 09:14:21 am
One has to say, Alma had quite bad taste in clothes but excellent taste in men. Too bad her first husband Ennis turned out to be Gay... maybe the second one, too!!  :)
Title: "U" is unctuous
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 09:28:35 am
When L.D. threw the car keys to Jack and said that Rodeo will get them - referring to
the baby formula - it was said in a meanly unctuous  tone.

=aside=
Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan composer of "He Was A Friend of Mine".
Title: "V" is venal
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 09:32:46 am
There were several villains who were venal  and venomous in this film, starting with several deadly dads.
Title: "W" is Walking
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 09:35:20 am
Jack warbled "Water Walking Jesus" while Ennis watched.

=aside=
With all of the W's, just wondering if you refer to our Pres. as Dubya.
Title: "X" is xanthic
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 09:44:04 am
On rainy days Ennis wore his xanthic jacket.


Title: "Y" is yelled
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 10:15:03 am
Alma yelled to Ennis from the kitchen:  "Could you wipe Alma Jr.'s nose?"  [screenplay, pp. 32-33]
Title: "Z" is zealotry
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 10:20:21 am
Zealotry  played a part in the traumatization of the young Ennis del Mar.
Title: Round 84 LXXXIV!!!s
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 10:22:30 am
Welcome to Round 84, all you Alpha-Brokies!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is accident
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 10:27:55 am
We wonder if Jack was the victim of an accident, or if it was premeditated first-degree murder.

Title: "B" is behemoth
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 10:30:24 am
Ennis shot a behemoth of a coyote with balls as big as apples.
Title: "C" is Cowley
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 10:36:39 am
Cowley, Alberta, was the site where the trailer in the first scene was located.
Title: "D" is dial
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 10:57:14 am
Jack and Ennis passed a joint back and forth, the fire burning late, Jack restless and bitching about the cold, poking the flames with a stick, twisting the dial of the transistor radio until the batteries died.

[screenplay]
Title: "E" is eyehole
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 24, 2006, 11:04:18 am
There's an eyehole in the door that Alma opens when she spies the reunion kiss.   :D
Title: "F" is foreigner
Post by: Pipedream on May 24, 2006, 11:07:24 am
Prior to meeting Jack, Ennis was a foreigner to same sex relationships.
Title: "G" is grungy
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 11:13:18 am
Jack and Ennis's fingernails were always grungy.
Title: "H" is hoarfrost
Post by: moremojo on May 24, 2006, 11:21:45 am
Brokeback Mountain saw its share of hoarfrost during the course of Jack and Ennis's stay there.
Title: "I" is impression
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 11:26:30 am
Jack and Ennis seemed to make a good first impression on each other.
Title: "J" is jousting
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 24, 2006, 11:44:37 am
Ennis and Jack frequently participated in verbal jousting.   :D
Title: "K" is knows
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 11:46:16 am
The screenplay describes Jack as he drives to Mexico:   "Begins to cry hard... but something has turned inside him...he looks desolate but determined:  knows where he is headed." 
Title: "L" is lasted
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 11:58:35 am
The relationship between Jack and Ennis lasted 20 years, and will never be over.
Title: "M" is minimal
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 12:03:32 pm
Ennis and Jack's job interviews were minimal.
Title: XXX "N" is nocturnal
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 01:22:30 pm
Sorry, Juliette, but this was used in round 79 by ProwlAmongUs.
Title: "O" is out
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 01:22:54 pm
The sheep and company flowed out  above the tree line.
Title: "N" is nudity
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 01:26:15 pm
There is definitely nudity in Brokeback including a scene where we see Ennis bathing with his Stetson on.

=comment=
This is the replacement "N" for nocturnal.

Next up is "P"
Title: "P" is prick
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 01:33:31 pm
In the setup for the Thanksgiving scene, the screenplay describes L.D. Newsome as "Jack's prick of a father-in-law."  [p. 65]
Title: "Q" is quartz
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 24, 2006, 01:42:09 pm
The rocks Earl died on contained quartz.   :'(


=comment=
Well, we don't want to assume anything here, but I think we can safely say that some of the rocks in BBM were the color of quartz.  Thanks, Juliette, for a good "Q".  (BTW, if you edit your sentence saying that most rocks, not all, contain quartz, you can delete this comment.)
Fran

=reply= Fran
ALL rocks contain quartz and I believed we were given more leeway with these difficult letters like Q.
Juliette   

=response=
The original comment was in response to the assumption where Earl died. 
Fran
Title: "R" is regular
Post by: Pipedream on May 24, 2006, 01:50:22 pm
Ennis and Jack went on so-called "fishing trips" on a regular basis.
Title: "S" is stompers
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 24, 2006, 01:55:37 pm
Another term for cowboys is stompers.   :D
Title: "T" is thrusting
Post by: JulietteMontague on May 24, 2006, 02:03:04 pm
There’s plenty of thrusting going on in the tent those first two nights!   :D
Title: "U" is unity
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 02:25:56 pm
Jack and Ennis shared friendship, love and unity in their amazing 20-year romance.
Title: "V" is vintage
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 03:10:57 pm
Articles of clothing worn in the movie were purchased at a vintage  clothing store in Alberta called Divine Decadence.
Title: "W" is west
Post by: Will-U on May 24, 2006, 03:33:37 pm
When Ennis visited the Twist home and he went up to Jack's childhood bedroom,
"...and hot, afternoon sun pounding through the west window...." [story]
Title: "X" is xonerated
Post by: Lumičre on May 24, 2006, 04:09:29 pm
None of the four main characters of BBM were xonerated  by the end of the movie:
- Ennis lived with the guilt and regret of missing out on a life with Jack;
- Alma let her unhappiness fester for too many years;
- Lureen lost her husband after years in a loveless marriage;
- Jack, well, we all know what happened to Jack.   :'(
Title: "Y" is year-round
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 04:15:49 pm
Rather than spending a few days a year together, Jack would rather have been with Ennis year-round.
Title: =1-day "ABCs" Recap=
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 04:19:33 pm
The amazin' "ABCs of BBM" game at the BetterMost Forum!

Tuesday, May 23rd had to have been one of the busier days for "ABCs" posting.  Amazingly, there were nearly 100 posts (95) in a 24-hour period (BetterMost time, of course)!  And this, after well over 80 rounds of the game.  Obviously, the "ABCs" is much more than just a "game".

Here's the 16 Playerz' breakdown:

Toast - 19 posts {winner!}
Prowl Among Us - 17 {runner-up}
Front-Ranger - 12
Fran-E - 11
Memento - 8
SouthEnd MD - 7
Juliette Montague - 6
Pipedream - 4
Lucise - 3
Will-ABC - 2
Ellemeano - 2
Moremojo - 1
Penthesilea - 1
DeeDee - 1
The Pirate Bride - 1
MoreMojo - 1

[Note: If more than one player has same score, it's in order of posting.]

Thanks, Playerz, for your dedication to the "ABCs of BBM".  As we finish off the 84th round, we are more than impressive!
Fran

=congratulationz= All Playerz
Besides what U all already know, that one day yesterday -- on a non-significant "Tuesday" no less -- was accomplished without many regular "ABCs" Playerz such as Ann Marie, Victoria, Mandy, Becky, Mary, et al. -- and even with only two posts from yours truly!  Thanx, too, to Miss Fran for the memorialization!
Will-ABC
 
Title: "Z" is zillions
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 04:20:55 pm
Joe Aguirre's sheep had zillions of blades of wild grasses from which to choose while grazing on Brokeback Mountain.
Title: Round LXXXV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 04:24:52 pm
Round 85!
Thanks for the recap, Fran.

=comment=                                        (http://foxtrotters.tripod.com/anihat7.gif)
"Hats off" to the creative effect w/ Roman numerals.
This "ABCs" board is typically very creative!
WLH-85
Title: "A" is ankles
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 04:31:55 pm
When Ennis awoke after TS1 (tent scene 1), his jeans were down around his ankles.
Title: "B" is bandy-legged
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 04:34:55 pm
“The sheep trucks and horse trailers unloaded at the trailhead and a bandy-legged Basque showed Ennis how to pack the mules. . .”

From the short story
Title: "C" is Candy
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 04:39:37 pm
Lureen says: “Knowing Jack, it might be a pretend place – ‘where the bluebirds sing and there’s a whiskey spring,’” quoting the old hobo song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”.
Title: "D" is divine
Post by: Lumičre on May 24, 2006, 04:42:33 pm
The way Jack and Ennis met on that day in 1963 was surely an act of divine  intervention, because we all know how much their friendship would later on affect their lives.
Title: "E" is exit
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 04:44:03 pm
Jack made a quiet exit from Aguirre’s trailer after he was told was told there was no work for him.
Title: "F" is farce
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 04:47:38 pm
Ennis realized that his courting of Cassie was a farce.
Title: "G" is grieving
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 04:55:07 pm
Ennis was grieving at the thought of Jack being buried on the grieving plain.
Title: "H" is heralded
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 04:56:54 pm
Jack’s postcard to Ennis after four years heralded  a great time to come.
Title: "I" is independent
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 04:58:19 pm
Brokeback Mountain is an independent  film.
Title: "J" is judgment
Post by: DeeDee on May 24, 2006, 05:01:00 pm
Ennis knew that  people would pass judgment on him if he lived with Jack.
Title: "K" is kissers
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 05:05:14 pm
We can tell by Tent Scene 2 and especially the reunion that both Jack and Ennis were good kissers.
Title: "L" is lovely
Post by: Pipedream on May 24, 2006, 05:07:48 pm
Yeah! To see Jack and Ennis kiss is quite lovely, isn't it?? Only wish they'd do it more often in the movie...  :-*
Title: "M" is middle
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 05:11:35 pm
ENNIS: "We can get together once in a while, way out in the middle of nowhere."
Title: "N" is needing
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 05:15:07 pm
"...then you ask me about Mexico and tell me you'll kill me for needing  somethin' I don't hardly never get."
Title: "O" is option
Post by: Pipedream on May 24, 2006, 05:17:57 pm
Jack wished he knew how to quit Ennis, knowing that that wasn't really an option for him...  :'( 
Title: "P" is paradise
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 05:22:32 pm
BBM is a heartbreaking story about paradise  found and then lost.
Title: "R" is rise
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 05:27:40 pm
After many years of aggravation, L.D. succeeded in getting a rise  out of Jack at Thanksgiving.

=response= Lee
Actually, it was the exact opposite!
Jack had been aggravated by LDN.
It was Jack who told off the Pyg!
Will
Title: "S" is sacrosanct
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 05:29:54 pm
Jack considered the time Ennis and he spent together as entirely sacrosanct.
Title: "T" is Tammy
Post by: southendmd on May 24, 2006, 05:32:57 pm
D-I-V-O-R-C-E was heard from the jukebox, and sung by Miss Tammy Wynette.
Title: "U" is undermined
Post by: Lumičre on May 24, 2006, 05:35:05 pm
It is amazing that Aguirre did not seem to think the boys undermined  his authority and instructions by switching jobs up on Brokeback.
Title: "V" is vituperative
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 05:37:33 pm
Jack’s father was a vituperative sort of man.
Title: "W" is whittling
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 24, 2006, 05:42:23 pm
While it was raining, Ennis whiled away the hours by whittling  a horse statuette, watching Jack herding on the mountain.
Title: "X" is xponent
Post by: Lumičre on May 24, 2006, 05:54:00 pm
Jack was an xponent  of the idea of setting up ranch with Ennis.  Although Ennis never acquiesced to this request, Jack never gave up on him!   :(
Title: XXX - querulous
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 06:06:17 pm
Southendmd, "querulous" was used way back in Round 3 by henrypie.

We need a replacement "Q".
Title: "Q" is Queensland
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 06:26:49 pm
Ang Lee’s Golden Lion winning film Brokeback Mountain has been banned at cinemas in two major Northern Queensland cities. This follows the ban placed in US cinemas in Utah and Washington, who ditched the flick after the influential Conference of Catholic Bishops gave it an "O" rating for morally offensive. Townsville and Rockhampton have joined the likes of the ultra-conservative Mormon Salt Lake City in refusing to screen the film.
http://www.queerplanet.com.au/moxie/news/international/brokeback-mountain-banned.shtml (http://www.queerplanet.com.au/moxie/news/international/brokeback-mountain-banned.shtml)

=comment=
This is the replacement Q for querulous.
Title: "Y" is yipped
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 06:42:16 pm
A dog yipped as Ennis moved closer to the range where the sheep were grazing.
Title: "Z" is Zain
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 06:54:41 pm
Ennis' horse on Brokeback was a Zain.  
n. A horse of a dark color, neither gray nor white, and having no spots.

(http://www.azcentral.com/ent/movies/pics/1117brokebackmountain-autosized158.jpg)
Title: "A" is askew
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 07:01:47 pm
"The venetian blinds hung askew  and admitted a triangle of white light. . ."

From the short story
Title: Round LXXXVI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 07:04:20 pm
Keep on truckin', we're not 86ing it yet!!!

(http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/wiki/images/thumb/3/3b/100px-Interstate86.png)
Title: "B" is basial
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 07:07:08 pm

After four f***king years, the two young men had a basial greeting for each other.
Title: "C" is clothesline
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 09:10:10 pm
Alma was removing laundry from the clothesline when Ennis drove up.
Title: "D" is dashed
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 24, 2006, 10:07:48 pm
When Ennis refused to be with Jack after his divorce, Jack's hopes of a future with him were dashed.
Title: "E" is ephemeral
Post by: memento on May 24, 2006, 10:40:16 pm
Thinking about Jack gave Ennis an ephemeral happiness, soon to be replaced with utter loneliness.
Title: "F" is frown
Post by: DeeDee on May 24, 2006, 10:49:30 pm
The frown on Jack's face as he left Ennis, was pathetic.



=aside=
Just had a great conversation with my new godson, AnDre.  This guy sounds as gorgeous as he looks.  Our Will is a lucky man!
Title: "G" is grease
Post by: Toast on May 24, 2006, 11:09:03 pm

Bacon grease works well in cast iron cookware.  We see Jack hanging two slabs of bacon when they set up camp.
Title: "H" is home
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 11:14:54 pm
Jack wonders,  "Why powder your nose just to go home to bed?"
Title: "I" is intense
Post by: amh on May 24, 2006, 11:18:48 pm
Ennis and Jack had an intense emotional and physical attraction.
Title: "J" is joker
Post by: Will-U on May 24, 2006, 11:23:20 pm
"J" is Jack was a real joker as evidence by his "jig" for Ennis until he crashed into things and onto the ground!
Title: "K" is kinder
Post by: Fran on May 24, 2006, 11:28:44 pm
"JACK is at the head of the table and has just reached for the carving tools, when L.D., older but no kinder, takes them right out of his hands." 
Title: "L" is lathered
Post by: Lumičre on May 24, 2006, 11:52:04 pm
Ennis' face was lathered with soap when he shaved by the fire.
Title: "M" is maudlin
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 04:24:19 am
Once the whiskey ran out, Jack and Ennis were maudlin , so much so that Ennis decided to sleep at the main camp rather than going to the sheep.
Title: "N" is nonverbal
Post by: Pipedream on May 25, 2006, 04:40:02 am
Ennis was rather bad with words but good in nonverbal communication.  :)
Title: "O" is ordered
Post by: Will-U on May 25, 2006, 05:07:54 am
Ogre Aguirre ordered Ennis & Jack down from BBM in mid-Summer 1963.  Later that summer the ogre also ordered Jack out of the BBM work trailer office saying he'd never hire J&E again.
Title: "P" is platitude
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 07:05:40 am
When Aguirre uttered the platitude "stem the rose," you could see the look of hurt on Jack's face.
Title: "Q" is quadrupeds
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 08:44:05 am
The horses that Jack and Ennis rode were solid-hoofed herbivorous quadrupeds.
Title: "R" is really
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 08:50:45 am

It was really scary for Alma and her girls when Ennis exploded in rage on the Fourth of July.
Title: "S" is sauce
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 08:58:23 am
Per the label on the can, BetterMost beans are in tomato sauce.
Title: "T" is torrid
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 09:10:57 am
Jack and Ennis' initially platonic relationship blossoms into a torrid love affair.
Title: "U" is untimely
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 09:43:56 am
Jack met an untimely  death.
Title: "V" is villain
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 09:46:51 am
The villain  of the movie Brokeback Mountain is society.

Title: "W" is where
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 10:50:56 am
Proulx wrote:  "...each glad to have a companion where none had been expected."
Title: =request=
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 11:13:44 am
Greetings, Playerz:

If you are posting an obscure or unusual word, or using a less common definition of a word, please include a short definition in the text body.  This will make our job easier since we -- and the other Playerz -- will know exactly where you are coming from with an unfarmiliar word or application of a word.  Post #2376, Round 85's "Zain", is one example of how this can be done.

Gamely,
Sandy and Fran

=response=
Xcellent recommendation, Gyrlz!!
Dre asked if anyone used "dump"?
That's as in "U have to take a dump"?
I said no as we don't see anyone do it!
Will & Dre (who s/w his G/M DeeDee yda!)
Title: "X" is xhausted
Post by: Pipedream on May 25, 2006, 11:58:35 am
After their first vigorous love-making, Jack and Ennis were quite xhausted. So it was just "out, down and asleep". 
Title: "Y" is yawning
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 12:18:11 pm
Jack came in yawning and said " .. spend half the night jumpin up and checkin for coyotes. .."

=aside=
quite xhausted

Title: "Z" is Zane
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 12:21:30 pm
Jason McBride, in his review of the movie, said it was like “Zane  Grey filmed by Genet.” Zane Grey was a prolific author of western novels, including Riders of the Purple Sage. http://www.cinema-scope.com/cs24/cur_mcbride _brokeback.htm (http://www.cinema-scope.com/cs24/cur_mcbride _brokeback.htm)

Title: "A" is afford
Post by: Pipedream on May 25, 2006, 12:24:22 pm
Jack sure couldn't afford a fuckin ropin horse before he married Lureen.


=comment= Anke
Anke 4get to announce "ABCs" round? Yah!
Next time I have her atop ESB, I'll reconsider.
Dre just info'd me that he's never been there!
Wilhelm & AnDreAs

=response= Wilhelm
Not 4got10! Just didn't know which round we were playin'.... ::)  Knew I could rely on the others, though!
Anke

=reply= Pipedream
Ha! Ha! Next time U wanna know the round, L-00-K!
Where's Penthesilea?!
Wil

Title: Round LXXXVII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 12:24:41 pm
Round 87 and not a curve of the road in sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "B" is bilious
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 12:26:23 pm
Because of bikers billingsgate,
Brother Brimstone became bilious. 

Fight at Festivities on the Fourth.

=definitions=
billingsgate - coarsely abusive language
bilious - ill-tempered; very unpleasant
Brother Brimstone - Ennis Del Mar
Title: "C" is casting
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 12:32:13 pm
Jack and Ennis rendezvoused for several fishing trips without ever casting a line into the water.


response Lee
Actually, Ennis did "cast a line into the water".
It wasn't the kind of "water" where fishes swim!
Will-QRS


Title: "D" is daring
Post by: Pipedream on May 25, 2006, 12:34:28 pm
To grab Ennis' hand in their first tent night was quite daring of Jack!
Title: "E" is effective
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 12:39:11 pm
Ennis seems to be a very effective worker, and we know he was a loving father to Junior.
Title: "F" is frequently
Post by: Lumičre on May 25, 2006, 12:46:11 pm
Ennis frequently  wrang it out thinking of Jack.
Title: "G" is guitar
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 03:01:10 pm
The Brokeback Mountain soundtrack features haunting guitar  solos and duets.
Title: "H" is haunting
Post by: southendmd on May 25, 2006, 03:10:16 pm
As Front Ranger said, the guitar pieces in the soundtrack were haunting.
Title: I is impatient
Post by: David on May 25, 2006, 03:15:18 pm
Ennis was very impatient as he waited for his "fishing" buddy to show up.


=comment=
Welcome to the "ABCs of BBM" game, David.  New Playerz are always welcome, especially if they're a Pipedream pal.
Will
Title: "J" is jovial
Post by: Lumičre on May 25, 2006, 03:19:04 pm
Jack had a warm, kind and jovial  personality in his youth.
Title: "K" is Kell
Post by: Pipedream on May 25, 2006, 03:21:32 pm
Ennis didn't have to analize the blood group and the Kell factor to know that it was his own blood on those shirts he found in Jack's room.


=aside=
Regular blood donator here!!! 34. donation to the Bavarian Red Cross on April 19th! ;D
Title: "L" is Laredo
Post by: southendmd on May 25, 2006, 03:25:37 pm
The song Ennis hums, "Cowboy's Lament" is also known as "The Streets of Laredo", a sad song about a cowboy's ghost.


=aside=
 I remember learning this song in the third grade, in Catholic school, no less.
Title: "M" is mail
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 03:28:17 pm
Ennis walks out of the post office with his mail, and there, in the bright sunshine, he sees the word stamped across his returned post card.
Title: "N" is naughty
Post by: Lumičre on May 25, 2006, 03:49:10 pm
Jack was being very daring and a little naughty  when he took Ennis' hand and placed it on his erect penis!  :P
Title: "O" is ordained
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 04:05:24 pm
The ordained  minister presided at the wedding of Ennis and Alma.
Title: "P" is parents
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 04:10:46 pm
Ennis' parents had been killed when they drove off the only curve on Dead Horse Road.
Title: "Q" is quaestuary
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 04:25:00 pm

Joe Aguirre had little compassion; the sign on his door made that clear.  He was a quaestuary.

=definition=
quaestuary   adj.,n. - archaic, (person) in business for profit, or having profit as sole aim.
Title: "R" is roundup
Post by: Penthesilea on May 25, 2006, 04:28:08 pm
At first, Ennis says he can't come to Alma Jr.'s wedding because he is supposed to be on a roundup near the Tetons.  Luckily, he changes his mind seconds later, when he sees her disappointment.  :)


=comment=
Ennis was also on a roundup a month before the post-divorce scene with Jack. He said he had missed the weekend with the girls the month before because of a roundup.
Chrissi
Title: "S" is shrine
Post by: southendmd on May 25, 2006, 04:31:38 pm
Ennis' closet with shirts and postcard was a shrine in honor of Jack.
Title: "T" is torque
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 25, 2006, 04:36:53 pm
After Ennis broke down during their last encounter, Jack and Ennis managed to torque  themselves back almost to their original relationship.
Title: "U" is unable
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 04:43:44 pm
Ennis is unable to continue his relationship with Cassie.
Title: "V" is violinist
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 04:53:08 pm
During the Oscars, violinist Itzak Perlman played the theme to Brokeback Mountain.

=question=
I'm not sure if "violinist" used in this context is appropriate for the board. If not, I'm sorry.



=comment=
All  awards shows are game for the "ABCs of BBM" (as stated in the rulez) as long as the word answer relates to BBM.
Title: "W" is weed
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 04:57:34 pm
Jack and Ennis smoked some weed on one of their camping trips.

=aside=
We don't know if they indulged in chips and chocolate afterwards.




Title: "X" is xuberant
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 05:02:20 pm
The cinematography in Brokeback Mountain is xuberant, contrasting with the theme of the story.
Title: "Y" is yaw
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 05:05:55 pm
When Jack and Ennis rode their horses at a walk, a noticeable yaw  was detectable in their movements.
Title: "Z" is zappy
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 05:38:33 pm
Jack was listening to a zappy song (King of the Road) on the way to see Ennis after his divorce.
Def: Lively: a zappy tune.
Title: Round 88!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 25, 2006, 05:41:57 pm
Round 88!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of the "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain"............. My Uncle Gerry once had an Oldsmobile "88"!
(http://www.glorene.com/auto/main/gallery/1966_1967/thumbnails/66_olds_delta88walterjones2.jpg)

Title: "A" is accidental
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 05:46:37 pm
We wonder if Jack's death was accidental or premeditated.


88 is Great
Title: "B" is Battle
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 05:48:32 pm
During the Fourth of July celebration, the band plays the "Battle  Hymn of the Republic".
Title: "C" is chestnut
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 06:28:33 pm
Proulx wrote:  "Ennis picked out a big chestnut called Cigar Butt to ride, Jack a bay mare who turned out to have a low startle point."
Title: "D" is dangerous
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 06:30:55 pm
Bronc riding is dangerous and can keep you out of the army, as Jack Twist found out.
Title: "E" is enlightened
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 07:04:52 pm
Mrs. Twist was the most spiritually enlightened character in the film.
Title: "G" is Gift
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 07:17:35 pm
Ennis bought his Brokeback Mountain postcard at Higgins' Gift Shop.  [screenplay]
Title: "H" is hams
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 07:25:43 pm
Proulx wrote:

“Jack had filled out through the shoulders and hams, Ennis stayed as lean as a clothes-pole. . .”
Title: XXX - foreman
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 07:36:51 pm
While updating the Answer List, I discovered that "foreman" was already played in Round 69 by me. 

We need a replacement "F" word.
The next letter after that is "I".
Title: "F" is flowery
Post by: Will-U on May 25, 2006, 07:55:29 pm
"F" is to replace "F" Fran's "f" foregone "F" foreman (a.k.a. Mr. XXX).

"Ennis and Jack.... out above the tree line into the great flowery meadows." [story, p. 8]


Note:  Next letter is "I", e.g., ignorant azz!
Title: "I" is instruction
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 08:07:24 pm
Proulx describes Ennis in the first tent scene:  "...nothing he'd done before but no instruction manual needed."
Title: "J" is jannock
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 09:37:27 pm
It was difficult for Alma to be jannock when Jack entered their apartment.

=definition=
jannock   adj. - pleasant; outspoken; honest; generous.
Title: "K" is knee-jerk
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 09:41:43 pm
Ennis got into so many fist fights, that throwing the first punch was nearly a knee-jerk reaction for him.
Title: "L" is latest
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 09:44:29 pm
Ennis to Alma as he leaves for his "fishing" trip:  "See you Sunday, latest."
Title: "M" is magazine
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 09:50:09 pm
Jack's bedroom:  An ancient magazine photograph of some dark-haired movie star was taped to the wall beside the bed, the skin tone gone magenta.
[novella]
Title: "N" is nonchalance
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 10:23:39 pm
Aguirre exhibited an air of nonchalance upon witnessing Jack and Ennis' morning playtime. 
Title: "O" is O.
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 10:49:27 pm
Brokeback Mountain, the short story, won the National Magazine Award and an O. Henry Prize.   
Title: "P" is person
Post by: Toast on May 25, 2006, 10:56:50 pm
Alma  was the only person to see Ennis and Jack kissing on the stoop.
Title: "Q" is quip
Post by: Lumičre on May 25, 2006, 11:16:20 pm
Ennis made a quip about rodeo cowboys, saying that his daddy thought they were all f**k-ups!  Thankfully, Jack had a sense of humour and indulged him with his drunken-rodeo routine!  :)
Title: "R" is room
Post by: memento on May 25, 2006, 11:26:31 pm
Jack and Ennis rented a motel room.
Their idea of a room  with a view was a tent with a zipper.
Title: "S" is slop-bucket
Post by: Fran on May 25, 2006, 11:33:58 pm
Ennis to the bikers:  "I don't want no trouble.  You need to shut your slop-bucket mouths, you hear me?" 
Title: "T" is tank
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 25, 2006, 11:59:11 pm
Ennis wears a tank top undershirt in the first bedroom scene with Alma.
Title: "U" is unorthodox
Post by: Will-U on May 26, 2006, 02:26:26 am
"A raw, powerful story of two young men.... who form an unorthodox yet life-long bond."  [BBM Summary by its author E. Annie Proulx]
Title: "V" is vagaries
Post by: southendmd on May 26, 2006, 07:53:51 am
Our boys were subject to the sudden, inexplicable changes, or vagaries of the weather, and other forces of nature.
Title: "W" is wile
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 08:44:12 am
Jack and Ennis wile  away their evening hours on Brokeback drinking, smoking, conversing and eventually stemming the rose.
Title: "X" is xenoepist
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 09:56:33 am

The line "Don't ever order soup", was spoken by a xenoepist.

=definition=
n. - someone who speaks with a foreign accent
Title: "Y" is yup
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 10:14:58 am
From the scene that shows Jack and Ennis getting into Jack's truck:

Jack:   "I'm starving'.  Want to get something' to eat?" 
Ennis:  "Yup."

[DVD subtitles, Scene 12]
Title: "Z" is zombified
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 11:07:08 am
After Alma sees Jack and Ennis embracing, she seems almost zombified.
Title: Round 89!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 11:11:17 am
Let's keep the momentum going..........  The words keep getting better..........

Round 89!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eighty-nine is also:

The atomic number of actinium.
The model number of CBU-89 Gator and the TI-89 graphing calculator.
Part of the name of the baseball team Oklahoma City 89'ers (1962-1997).
The number of the French department Yonne.
The designation of Interstate 89, a highway from New Hampshire to Vermont
The ISBN Group Identifier for books published in Korea.
The capital letter "Y in ASCII.


Title: "A" is accept
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 11:21:57 am
Ennis could not accept that he was a gay man.

89 is Fine ! ! ! ! !
Title: "B" is blithe
Post by: Lumičre on May 26, 2006, 11:33:42 am
When Jack told Ennis the news to "bring 'em down", Ennis in his frustration, took to sulking, probably upset that Jack was taking the news to leave the mountain with blithe  disregard for the severity of the situation.
Title: "C" is chewing
Post by: southendmd on May 26, 2006, 12:21:17 pm
Lashawn (also known as LaTalk) stated she knew the pickup truck couldn't be fixed with chewing gum and baling wire.
Title: "D" is dashing
Post by: Pipedream on May 26, 2006, 12:23:48 pm
In her rodeo outfit Lureen was a dashing appearance.
Title: "E" is English
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 12:34:11 pm
Proulx on the mixed-up sheep:  "There was a damn miserable time for five days, Ennis and a Chilean herder with no English trying to sort them out...."
Title: "F" is film
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 12:47:08 pm
"Brokeback Mountain" is a film, based on a New Yorker short story.
Title: "G" is gutsy
Post by: southendmd on May 26, 2006, 01:01:00 pm
It was gutsy of Ennis to kiss Jack in the stairwell.
Title: "H" is hollowness
Post by: Lumičre on May 26, 2006, 01:04:48 pm
The feeling of hollowness  in Jack undoubtedly grew with each passing year, and with each rejection Ennis gave to his idea of setting up a ranch and a life together.   :'(
Title: "I" is Ińárritu
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 01:29:56 pm
Alejandro González Ińárritu is given "Special Thanks" in the credits.

Title: "J" is jacket
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 02:03:29 pm
Jack had a warm jacket with a fleecy lining.

=aside=
Both Jack and Ennis wear a denim jacket with a denim collar on the poster, books, and CDs.
Do we ever see them both wear denim jackets?
Do we ever see them together wearing denim jackets?
And do we see them wearing denim jackets with denim collars?


Title: "K" is keister
Post by: southendmd on May 26, 2006, 02:18:10 pm
Ennis was occupying himself with Jack's keister in tent scene one.
Title: "L" is lackadaisical
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 02:24:49 pm
Ennis seemed very lackadaisical when it came time to leave Brokeback.

=aside=
Happy birthday today to Stevie Nicks composer of "Leather and Lace".
Title: "M" is movie
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 02:36:23 pm
"Brokeback Mountain" is a movie.

Tony Curtis didn't see it before he voted against it.
Title: "N' is need
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 02:51:18 pm
Proulx wrote:   "Ennis recognized in him [John Twist] a not uncommon type with the hard need to be the stud duck in the pond."
Title: "O" is outcome
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 03:09:41 pm
The outcome of Uncle Harold's illness was a good one: he didn't die.
Title: "P" is people
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 03:23:34 pm

Ennis feared that people would know that he was queer; and that they would torture and kill him.
Title: "Q" is Quebec
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 03:26:32 pm
In Canada, "Brokeback Mountain" is rated "13+" in Quebec and "14A" in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.
Title: "R" is rebellious
Post by: DeeDee on May 26, 2006, 04:08:24 pm
Some would say Jack Twist was the rebellious type.
Title: "S" is sulky
Post by: Pipedream on May 26, 2006, 04:17:17 pm
Ennis was all sulky when he heard that they had to leave the mountain early.
Title: "T" is torture
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 04:18:27 pm
Ennis feared that people would know that he was queer and that they would torture and kill him.
Title: "U" is unusually
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 26, 2006, 04:51:47 pm
Ennis's and Jack's summer on Brokeback Mountain was cut short by an unusually early snowstorm.

 =aside=
Just taking a little ABC break from the graduation activities (my daughter, not me).

=reply=
Congratz to Front-Ranger, Jr.!  (Will gets credit for the nickname.)
Will, Frandy and Sandy

=Reply=
Thanks everyone, you are the greatest! Hope I get back in play be4 Round 100!!!
Front-Ranger (p.s. I think my daughter will be thrilled with the appelation F-R Jr. Can't wait to tell her as soon as she returns from her dozens of parties!)
Title: V is vainglorious
Post by: Mary Twist on May 26, 2006, 05:36:06 pm
Jack was always so vainglorious of his beloved Ennis.
Title: "W" is wear
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 05:37:22 pm
Jack found it useful to wear his boots during laundry time.
Ennis found it useful to wear his hat at bath time.
Title: "Y" is yowled
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 06:24:10 pm
Alma yowled  for Monroe when Ennis grabbed her wrist at the Thanksgiving scene.
Title: "Z" is zestiest
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 06:25:31 pm
The zestiest scene in Brokeback Mountain featured nocturnal nates.

Title: Round 90 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 06:26:34 pm

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Round 90
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xc

Title: "A" is abrasive
Post by: Lumičre on May 26, 2006, 06:36:57 pm
Although Joe Aguirre was quite abrasive  at times, he did well not to 'out' the boys in the worst possible way after that summer of '63.  There is good in everyone after all!  :P



=compliment= ALL
ROUND 90 y'all!!!!!
   :D  :D  :D
Title: "B" is baseball
Post by: moremojo on May 26, 2006, 06:39:44 pm
Ennis can be seen wearing a baseball cap in the asphalt-laying scene. (Thanks to a friend for a tip ;)).
Title: "C" is calves
Post by: Pipedream on May 26, 2006, 06:41:33 pm
Earlier at the day Ennis met Cassie he had been castrating calves.
Title: "D" is dribs
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 26, 2006, 06:53:52 pm
Jack was forced to accept Ennis' infrequent expressions of affection in dribs and drabs.
Title: "E" is ecstatically
Post by: Will-U on May 26, 2006, 08:51:34 pm
Ennis & Jack's relationship was sometimes shown ecstatically as in their reunion in 1967.


=aside=
FYI, I used the derived from word "ecstatic" in the original "ABCs" game at BBM.  That game went to Round 39 and then another ten rounds in a separate file.  This "ABCs" version is now incredibly in its 90th Round!!!!!!!!!  Congratz!
Title: "F" is faithful
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 08:52:43 pm

Brokeback Mountain shows the trauma of being faithful to oneself in an intolerant society.
Title: "G" is gettin'
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 09:04:19 pm
Joe Aguirre to Jack:  "Twist, you guys wasn't gettin' paid to have the dogs baby-sit the sheep...."
Title: "H" is homosexual
Post by: Will-U on May 26, 2006, 09:11:21 pm
When U think of a homosexual in BBM, some people think of Ennis and/or Jack in the act; however, many others -- like Will & Dre -- think the actual true homosexual is the Jolly  Minister!  ::)  Runner-up: Monroe!  :laugh:
Title: "I" is isolation
Post by: memento on May 26, 2006, 09:16:30 pm
Ennis'  isolation  is captured in his posture, his body language, and especially in his heavily mumbled voice. He is truly detached from not only the world, but to his very soul.

(http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/seattle/traveltimes/graphics/sign_images/backup/I-90.gif)
Title: XXX - xtreme
Post by: Fran on May 26, 2006, 09:19:47 pm
Pipedream, "xtreme" was played in Round 17 by Sparkle Motion.

We need a replacement "X" word.
Title: "X" is xcess
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 09:24:26 pm
"X" is to replace "X" xtreme.

Ennis expressed an xcess of emotion when he finally laid eyes on his long-lost lover Jack.


Note:  Next letter is "J",
Title: "J" is jacketless
Post by: Toast on May 26, 2006, 09:43:32 pm
Ennis was jacketless when he alighted from the truck, that early morning in Signal. 

=aside=Toast
Interesting word, is there such a word as underwearless?
Sandy
Title: "K" is knife
Post by: Will-U on May 26, 2006, 11:13:10 pm
That's right, even the word "knife" had't been used 'til now!

One utensil that we know that the Boyz E&J had up at BBM was a knife.  They dint cut up that huge elk with a spoon!  ???
Title: "L" is latitude
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 27, 2006, 06:34:52 am
Ennis allowed Jack little latitude where being with other men was concerned.
Title: "M" is masticated
Post by: memento on May 27, 2006, 07:39:20 am
Jack and Ennis masticated  the elk with great relish and gusto.
(http://www.deer-valley.com/index/elk-s.gif) (http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/T7G/Images/T7G-Icon-Teeth2.gif)
2500 Posts(http://www.cybergifs.com/other/boots2.gif)
Title: =2,500 posts milestone=
Post by: Will-U on May 27, 2006, 01:50:53 pm
2,500 posts at the "ABCs of BBM"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"A" is for "Another" incredible milestone at the "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain" with over 2,500 actual posts at the most popular game and, in fact, the most popular of any file at BetterMost!  :)   

2,500 posts at the "ABCs of BBM"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"S" is for "Special" appreciation to about 50 playerz since the game started here at BM and all of their energy, smarts and time.  ;D

2,500 posts at the "ABCs of BBM"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"S" is for "Stand" back as people from throughout the BetterMost Forum come to congratulate the "ABCs" Playerz on a truly fantastic team effort feat.  Here they come full of good wishes, cheers and joy.............. 

2,500 posts at the "ABCs of BBM"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "N" is nostalgia
Post by: Lumičre on May 27, 2006, 10:13:25 pm
Ennis' nostalgia for 'Brokeback moments' with Jack was obviously heightened after Jack's sudden death.   :'(

-------------------------------------------------------------------

=question= Lu
Do U have Memorial Day up in Canada, Hun?
Took Dre (the DQ expert) out to din-din!
Will-N

= response = Will
We do have Remembrance Day on November 11th!  :)
Title: "O" is Orleans
Post by: Will-U on May 27, 2006, 11:08:44 pm
One of the big Ameican cities where "Brokeback Mountain" had a big premiere was New Orleans.  It was also intended to bring more revelry and revenue to the besieged city from the hurricane and levee-caused disaster.
Title: "P" is pee
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 27, 2006, 11:21:55 pm
Jack went outside the tent to pee, and Ennis wasn't far behind.

=question= Tim
What about Ennis?
Will-P
Title: "Q" is quintets
Post by: a_r2006 on May 28, 2006, 06:11:40 am
The two groups of people at the Thanksgiving scenes made up two quintets.
quintet = A group of five.
Title: "R" is recrudescence
Post by: memento on May 28, 2006, 09:17:01 am
When Ennis saw Jack after four years, he experienced a recrudescence  of all the old sensations.
Noun 1. recrudescence - a return of something after a period of abatement.
Title: "S" is slipped
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 28, 2006, 09:31:53 am
Ennis slipped while regaining his footing after his horse threw him during the scene where the bear is shown.
Title: "T' is trombone
Post by: amh on May 28, 2006, 10:10:55 am
One of the old men in the band is playing a trombone in the fireworks scene.
Title: "U" is unreachable
Post by: Lumičre on May 28, 2006, 01:21:05 pm
Jack settled for having Ennis to himself some of the time.  His dream of having Ennis all to himself all of the time, became more and more unreachable as the years went by.   :(
Title: "V" is valuable
Post by: Will-U on May 28, 2006, 01:53:57 pm
Old man S.O.B. Newsome's very valuable farm equipment business had many individual tractors -- like the one Jack drove Lil' Bobby -- very valuable, some costing over $100,000 each!


=aside= AMH
Yes, I played 'valuable' (I think it was me or was it U) at original "ABCs".
Title: "W" is walloped
Post by: memento on May 28, 2006, 04:25:47 pm
Ennis walloped Jack out of frustration when it was time for them to leave Brokeback.
Title: "X" is xcrement
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 28, 2006, 08:25:12 pm
During the filming of the movie, one of the sheep stopped to deposit some xcrement on its way up the mountain.


=aside= 
One really did it, too.  Pay close attention the next time you watch Ennis & Jack taking the sheep up Brokeback Mountain.

=aside=to=my=aside= 
I can't believe I'm this xcited about posting an "X" word!
Title: "Y" is Yellowstone
Post by: Will-U on May 28, 2006, 08:46:07 pm
BBM movie producers, crew, et al. visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in preparation of and planning for the filming to know the area for terrain and other details.
Title: "Z" is zestier
Post by: Toast on May 28, 2006, 08:49:28 pm
Jack and Ennis had a zestier meeting in 1967 than they did in 1963.

=aside=
good X Prowl - Congratz
Title: Round 91!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 28, 2006, 08:56:03 pm

Round 91!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of the "ABCs of BBM"


"Ain't no reins on this one!" - EDM


Round 91!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of the "ABCs of BBM"



Title: "A" is apologetically
Post by: Lumičre on May 28, 2006, 09:00:04 pm
Jack went after Ennis apologetically, trying to attend to his wound before Ennis sucker punched him in the face.  :-\
Title: "C" is cowboys
Post by: Will-U on May 28, 2006, 09:24:29 pm
OMG!  A hunderd rounds -- from many different playerz -- will be a cinch!  Can U believe that this key word has never be played.....

Ennis & Jack were cowboys!!  BTW, U all remember the buzz: "The movie about the two Gay cowboys"!

Appropriate song: "Cowboys to Girls" by The Intruders (1968)     
In the case of E&J, it was "Girls to Cowboys"!!  :)  ;)
Title: "B" is bleached
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 28, 2006, 09:31:57 pm
Lureen’s hair appeared to be bleached blond at the end of the film.

=aside=
Will, did we skip "B"?
I hope so for my sake! :laugh:

=reply= PAU
Yes, sort of!  Toast, posted a "B", and apparently
realized that he went "out of turn" and deleted it. 
God bless him.  However, I already placed "C". 
Will-ABC
Title: "D" is dysphemism
Post by: memento on May 28, 2006, 09:41:34 pm
Ennis used a dysphemism when he said "I ain't no queer."

=definition= A word or phrase that makes something sound worse than a neutral description - opposite of euphemism.  In the 1960's the word "queer" had a extremely negative connotation.  Now, it's just negative to most people.
Title: "E" is entirety
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 28, 2006, 11:14:58 pm
Annie Proulx wrote, "The scene for the kiss when Jack and Ennis reunite after four years occurred in its entirety as I drove past the Laramie cement plant - so much for scenery".
Title: "F" is figure
Post by: amh on May 28, 2006, 11:45:25 pm
Ennis' girls were watching figure skating on TV after Thanksgiving dinner.
Title: "G" is Gays
Post by: Will-U on May 29, 2006, 12:03:01 am
Most people -- and reviewers of the BBM movie -- consider Ennis & Jack as two Gays.   :)  ;)
Title: "H" is herbivores
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 07:34:54 am
The famous BBM movie sheep are herbivores.
Title: "I" is income
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 08:06:38 am

Jack's income increased when he became a husband, and then a father.
Or was that father, and then husband.

=aside=
Sorry Prowl and Will about my out-of-turn deleted "B"
Title: "J" is jactation
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 08:14:04 am
Ennis waited for Jack with jactation  before their four-year reunion.
Def: extreme restlessness
Title: "K" is kvetched
Post by: amh on May 29, 2006, 08:25:07 am
Jack kvetched a lot about Aguirre's rules while they were on the mountain ("I'm communtin' four hours a day," etc.)
Title: "L" is lack
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 08:27:25 am
There seemed to be a lack of concern  in Lureen's telephone conversation with Jack's old fishin' buddy.


=aside=  Memento
jactation - what a perfect word for Ennis' state
Title: "M" is match
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 08:33:18 am
Jack and Ennis made a great match.
Title: "N" is nieces
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 08:43:09 am
Alma Jr. and Jenny were Alma's sister's nieces.
Title: "O" is ourselves
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 08:52:40 am

This is just between ourselves.
Jack and Ennis both agreed.
Title: "P" is paunch
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 08:53:47 am
Jack developed a paunch  as he grew older.
Title: "Q" is quadrupled
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 11:18:11 am
By getting married and having two children, Ennis' family quadrupled in just a few years.
Title: "R" is rain
Post by: Snowflakes on May 29, 2006, 11:38:39 am
Ennis wears a yellow rain slicker when the sheep are being counted upon their return.

=aside=
Welcome Snowflakes.  We hope you continue playing the ABC's.
Will, Fran and Sandy
   
Title: "S" is slicker
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 11:53:51 am
Yes, that rain slicker Ennis is wearing.  Thanks Snowflakes and welcome!   :)
Title: "T" is tempo
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 12:29:55 pm
Ennis and Cassie danced to the tempo of country music at the bar.
Title: "U" is useful
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 12:36:25 pm
Jack found it useful to wear his boots during laundry time.
Ennis found it useful to wear his hat at bath time.
Title: "V" is venomous
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 12:38:09 pm
John Twist’s words and facial expressions were venomous when Ennis was visiting to express his condolences.   :)
Title: "W" is wept
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 12:45:51 pm
Jack wept after visiting Ennis and discovering they weren't going to be together after all.
Title: "X" is xamine
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 12:47:00 pm

Jack wanted to xamine the wound on Ennis' head, but the distance between them was too small and the attraction was too great.
[Toast]
Title: "Y" is yowl
Post by: Lumičre on May 29, 2006, 01:41:48 pm
Jack and Ennis heard coyotes yip and yowl  on the mountain all summer long.
Title: "Z" is zonal
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 01:45:29 pm
Aguirre wouldn't allow any human sign where the sheep were pastured since they were outside the zonal boundaries allowed by the Forest Service.
Title: Round 92!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Will-U on May 29, 2006, 01:50:39 pm
"92 ska-doo"!

Round 92!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of the "ABCs of Brokeback Mountain" at BetterMost Forum


=greetings= All Playerz
This is the Memorial Weekend in America and all Playerz should have a peaceful and thoughtful Memorial Day and/or fun-filled and BBQ'ing if that is your venue today.  The "ABCs" is notably jumpin' even on a holiday and hit 92 rounds!  Plus, with a great variety of many Playerz -- including a new player Snowflakes, a reactivated player Zinaida and an active former ABCs Mod Ann Marie.  To quote the late Lawrence "Mr. Champagne Bubbles" Welk, "Anda, thankya Girlz"!!! 
Mayor Will-ABC
Title: "A" is aunt
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 01:53:06 pm
Alma Jr. and Jenny had at least one aunt living close enough to be a baby-sitter.
Title: "B" is brass
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 01:55:43 pm
There was a brass band playing at the fireworks celebration.    :)
Title: "C" is cremains
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 01:57:19 pm
Jack’s wish was to have his cremains scattered on Brokeback Mountain.


Def.  Main Entry: cre·mains
Pronunciation: kri-'mAnz
Function: noun plural
Etymology: blend of cremated and remains
: the ashes of a cremated human body   
Title: "D" is deadbolt
Post by: Snowflakes on May 29, 2006, 02:05:39 pm
The apartment door over the laundromat has a deadbolt on it. 
Title: "E" is Equality
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 02:41:04 pm
Brokeback Mountain, the "mountain" is in Wyoming - The Equality State.

STATE OF WYOMING
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR - JIM GERINGER
CHEYENNE, WYOMING
For Release: January 15, 1996
....  We must practice Wyoming's motto of
"The Equality State."
We must acknowledge each other's worth and dignity
or we will lose our basic values.
  ............  But today is also a look forward,
a look with a renewed commitment
not only to fight against prejudice,
hatred or intolerance,
but also to practice equality.
.............


Complete Press Release (http://wyoming.gov/governor/press_releases/1996/january_1996/text_

mlk.html)

Good to think about on America's Memorial Day.

=aside= Toast
That was very moving. Thanks.
Sandy
Title: "F" is Fuckin'
Post by: Will-U on May 29, 2006, 02:59:51 pm
And gettin' back to the real nitty gritty BBM movie -- admitedly in contrast to the Wyoming governor's proclamation (thanx for posting Toast) -- is as follows:

WTF!?  No one ever played JFT? 
As Ennis declared: "F" is for Jack "Fuckin'" Twist!!!  :o
Title: "G" is gelatinous
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 03:26:41 pm
From the short story:

“Dawn came glassy orange, stained from below by a gelatinous  band of pale green.”
Title: "H" is hirsute
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 03:57:25 pm
After growing a mustache and long thick sideburns, Jack had a facially hirsute appearance.
Def. hairy
Title: "I" is indigenous
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 04:27:10 pm
The bear that Ennis came across was indigenous to the area.    :)
Title: "J" is java
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 04:28:43 pm
Ennis drank a cup of java  with his pie when Cassie met him in the diner.
Title: "K" is kindly
Post by: Snowflakes on May 29, 2006, 05:42:32 pm
Mrs. Twist kindly offered Ennis refreshments. 
Title: "L" is lavender
Post by: Will-U on May 29, 2006, 05:50:55 pm
Yes, lavender is the current theme color of Gay Pride -- even the Empire State Building {~ Hey, Anka ~} is lit up with lavender lights on "Gay Pride Day" -- but also in BBM, the short story, lavender is mentioned regarding Ennis & Jack: "...swapping the bottle while the lavender sky emptied of color and the chill air drained down...."
Title: "M" is memories
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 05:54:18 pm
Ennis has two memories from his parents.
His Mom loves her little cowboy.
His Dad thinks (rodeo) cowboys are no better than Earl.
Title: "N" is numerous
Post by: DeeDee on May 29, 2006, 06:01:44 pm
There were numerous times when the boys were seen drinking whiskey.
Title: "O" is opposed
Post by: amh on May 29, 2006, 06:04:31 pm
Ennis was opposed to the idea of him and Jack living together because he believed one or both of them would meet the same fate as Earl.  And we'll always wonder if Jack did anyway.
Title: "P" is peace
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 06:23:58 pm

Ennis and Jack had peace  of mind in the mountains.

Title: "Q" is quirky
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 06:31:41 pm
Cassie was being a little quirky when she asked Ennis, who at that point was almost a total stranger, for a foot rub.
Title: "R" is Reyes
Post by: Will-U on May 29, 2006, 07:07:52 pm
BBM's Chilean sheepherder is memorably portrayed by Seńor Victor Reyes. 

=aside= Lucise
Thanx to "V" is "Victor" is how Will & Lucise really met back at the original BBM "ABCs".  Lu can give the amusing 411.  The backdrop was I thought Lucise was an Italian man!  For 411 about the Victor Reyes Fan Club, contact Lu via PM!  :laugh:
Title: "S" is stripped
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 07:11:37 pm
Jack and Ennis partially stripped  during the first tent scene.
Title: "T" is tap
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 07:21:48 pm

Ennis turned on the kitchen tap and washed his hands, before Alma asked about his "friend" Jack.
Title: "U" is unromantic
Post by: Fran on May 29, 2006, 08:11:55 pm
Monroe is cheerful and a bit smug: despite his unromantic appearance, he has Alma.  [screenplay]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=aside= FGH
We hope that U had a peaceful holiday weekend,
Fran.  U're probably the first of the luved returnees.
Things sure have been hopping along at the "ABCs"!
Will-GHI
Title: "V" is vernacular
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 08:21:47 pm
Jack and Ennis spoke the local vernacular.
Title: "W" is Wynette
Post by: amh on May 29, 2006, 08:29:24 pm
As in Tammy Wynette, the songstress whose D-I-V-O-R-C-E is playing from the jukebox in the scene with Ennis, Alma Jr. and Cassie at the bar, but unfortunately not featured on the BBM soundtrack.
Title: "X" is xtraordinarily
Post by: Lumičre on May 29, 2006, 09:06:41 pm
Jack and Ennis were xtraordinarily wild for each other on that reunion day in 1967. 



Title: "Y" is yobbo
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 09:18:21 pm
Ennis was initially a yobbo concerning man-to-man sex; that is, a naive yokel.
Title: "Z" is zestless
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 09:23:42 pm
Lureen seemed very zestless after Jack started going to Wyoming for fishing trips.

=aside= Toast
I think you have used every form of the word "zest" possible - zestily done.
Sandy
Title: Round 93
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 09:32:37 pm

WEE WEE WEE
Round 93


Welcome Back to Fran-E
WEE WEE WEE hope you had a good weekend.
Title: "A" is apron
Post by: Fran on May 29, 2006, 09:52:25 pm
Alma Jr. is wearing an apron when she's in the kitchen with Alma in the "Ennis, you know sombody name a Jack?" scene.
Title: "B" is bales
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 09:54:35 pm
One of Ennis’ jobs was feeding cattle; he tossed them bales  of hay.
Title: "C" is come-hither
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 10:07:21 pm
Jack had a come-hither look on his face in Tent Scene 2.
Title: "D" is deposited
Post by: Fran on May 29, 2006, 10:17:56 pm
At the post office, Ennis deposited his "You bet" postcard in the out-of-town mail slot.
Title: "E" is expectant
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 10:22:39 pm
Alma was expectant  soon after she and Ennis were married.
Title: "F" is flour
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 10:23:50 pm
A bag of flour breaks, creating a white cloud.
[screenplay]

Title: "G" is guffaw
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 10:27:11 pm
Jack was prone to the joyous guffaw.   :laugh:
Title: "H" is horrible
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 10:29:28 pm
Thanks to his father, Ennis witnessed the horrible aftermath that resulted from the beating of his ranch neighbor.
Title: "I" is intimacy
Post by: memento on May 29, 2006, 10:35:47 pm
Jack and Ennis first gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy.
Title: "J" is Johnny
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 10:40:24 pm
JACK attempts to shave using his rearview mirror, a 25-cent razor and water in a paper cup.  Painful work, but keeps at it, scraping away at his stubble. Pickup radio plays Johnny Cash's "I WALK THE LINE".
[screenplay]
Title: "K" is kempt
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 10:41:43 pm
Jack’s mustache looked kempt.
Title: "L" is lamentable
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 29, 2006, 10:43:28 pm
Jack's death was lamentable.   :'(
Title: "M" is murder
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 10:47:27 pm
The murder of Earl near Sage, Wyoming, was probably never treated to a serious investigation.   

"And it turns out he was a missing person
who nobody missed at all"
Dixie Chicks
Title: "N" is noticeable
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 10:49:13 pm
Jack’s attraction to Ennis was noticeable  early in the film.
Title: "O" is one-arm
Post by: Fran on May 29, 2006, 11:00:31 pm
Ennis gave Alma a quick one-arm hug and kissed her on the cheek before leaving for his "fishing" trip.
Title: "P" is photograph
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 11:03:03 pm
Jack's bedroom:  An ancient magazine photograph of some dark-haired movie star was taped to the wall beside the bed, the skin tone gone magenta.
[novella]
[In screenplay the photo is of Maximillian Schell]
[no photo appears in the movie]
Title: "Q" is qualmish
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 11:04:37 pm
Ennis was qualmish in the alley after Jack and he parted company at the end of summer.

DEF: nauseated
Title: "R" is remembered
Post by: Fran on May 29, 2006, 11:27:23 pm
"What Jack remembered and craved in a way he could neither help nor understand was the time that distant summer on Brokeback when Ennis had come up behind him and pulled him close, the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger."  [novella]
Title: "S" is shooter
Post by: Toast on May 29, 2006, 11:28:48 pm

Ennis had to kill the elk since Jack wasn't a straight shooter.
Title: "T" is telephone
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 29, 2006, 11:30:55 pm
Ennis talked to Lureen over the telephone.
Title: "U" is University
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 12:02:07 am
Lashawn had attended Southern Methodist University.
Title: "V" is version
Post by: Toast on May 30, 2006, 12:23:22 am
The movie is very faithful to the Annie Proulx original version  of the story.  Annie is quite happy with the way that her story made it to the screen.
Title: "W" is worries
Post by: DeeDee on May 30, 2006, 12:47:28 am
Ennis's worries about being killed, was what kept the boys apart.
Title: Congratz to all
Post by: Toast on May 30, 2006, 09:49:54 am
Congratz to Prowl
and all the people below me - oops
I must admit I still feel like a winner in this too

Can I be the Grand Loser ??

I will be off for a couple of days
Visiting with some friends

Please keep this warm while I am out of town.

Toast

I can't play, or I certainly would.
Title: "X" is xpound
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 10:55:02 am
Jack was always willing to xpound on his plans for a future life with Ennis.   :)

=congratulations=
To all of us who spent time between holiday BBQs at our computers!   :laugh:
Title: "Y" is yokefellows
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 11:18:48 am
Jack and Ennis were yokefellows for 20 years.
Def: An associate or companion; a mate; a fellow;
=comment=
This word appears in various dictionaries  with either an upper case "Y" or lower case "y".
Merriam Webster has it with a lower case "y", so if it's good enough for them ...

Title: "Z" is zingiest
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 11:34:01 am
Lureen's apparel appears to be the zingiest at the rodeo.
Title: Round XCIV or 94!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 11:42:05 am
Congrats and strong work to my fellow posters for a great long weekend!
Almost 2600, we're still in the nineties and coming up with interesting words.

Missed you while I was in rural Cape Cod with no computer. :'(

Let's carry on!!!
Title: "A" is abjectness
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 11:43:54 am
Ennis felt total abjectness when he saw “Deceased” marked across his postcard to Jack.   :'(
Title: "B" is baling
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 11:45:13 am
Lashawn complained to Jack that their pickup couldn't be fixed with chewing gum and baling wire.
Title: "C" is campfire
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 11:49:56 am
Ennis and Jack enjoyed many a discussion around the campfire.
Title: "D" is doubt
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 11:55:59 am
Jack to Lureen about why Ennis can't come down to Texas to fish:  "'Cause the Big Horn Mountains ain't in Texas.  Doubt his pickup would make it this far anyways."
Title: "E" is escalated
Post by: Snowflakes on May 30, 2006, 12:04:04 pm
Ennis and Jack’s relationship escalated quickly in the tent that first night.   ;)
Title: "F" is fans
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 12:13:43 pm
Brokeback Mountain is a movie and short story that has developed a faithful following of fans  throughout the world.
Title: "G" is grotesque
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 12:18:54 pm
The image of Earl in the irrigation ditch was grotesque.
Title: "H" is hired
Post by: starboardlight on May 30, 2006, 12:50:24 pm
Aguirre hired Ennis and Jack for the summer to tend sheep.
Title: "I" is improper
Post by: DeeDee on May 30, 2006, 01:52:22 pm
Most people in 1963 would think the boys' relationship was improper.






=Aside=
To Will:  :-*
Title: "J" is jubilation
Post by: Snowflakes on May 30, 2006, 02:01:40 pm
Jack’s jubilation as he drove to Ennis was evident.   :laugh:
Title: "K" is kibitz
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 02:02:53 pm
LaShawn is able to kibitz nonstop.   :)
Title: "L" is lady
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 02:38:34 pm
Biker #2 to Ennis:  "You oughta listen to your ol' lady, then."
Title: "N" is nonplussed
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 02:47:27 pm
Alma was nonplussed at the sight of J&E sucking face. :-*
Title: XXX - memento
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 03:08:16 pm
Lee, "memento" was used in Round 39 by Southendmd.

We need a replacement "M" word.


=comment= Lee
Besides "Memento" was used by Sandy as a moniker from the movie "Memento" of the same name!  Of course, they are proper names with a different spelling!
Mayoring the "letters",
Will-DEF
Title: "M" is marry
Post by: Will-U on May 30, 2006, 03:26:33 pm
After years of neglect by Ennis in many ways, including his "fishing" trips with Jack yet no trips with her and their daughters, Alma decided to marry someone who would give her more attention and not have to worry about the bills!

Note: This is the replacement word for "M".
Word up:  "O"!
Title: "O" is omnisexual
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 03:34:05 pm
Some people think that Ennis, and perhaps Jack, were omnisexual  (definition=pansexual, go figure).

=comment=
I found this definition for pansexual
Pansexual, omnisexual, and pomosexual (postmodern sexuality) are substitute terms that rather than referring to both or "bi" gender attraction, refer to all or "omni" gender attraction, and are used mainly by those who wish to express acceptance of all gender possibilities including transgender and intersex people, not just two. Pansexuality sometimes includes an attraction for less mainstream sexual activities, such as BDSM. Some people who might otherwise identify as pansexual or omnisexual choose to self-identify as bisexual because the term bisexual is more widely known, and because they see it as an important term in identity politics.
Sandy
Title: "P" is platonic
Post by: Lumičre on May 30, 2006, 03:38:05 pm
Jack and Ennis' relationship quickly changed from a platonic one to much more on that cold night up on Brokeback.
Title: "Q" is quixotism
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 03:41:02 pm
Jack engaged in quixotism, in that he sought seemingly unreachable, idealistic goals.
Title: "R" is rails
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 03:48:45 pm
We see the rails under the train when the camera is opposite Ennis while the train passes
 between them.
Title: "S" is spoke
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 03:52:49 pm
Jack: "Friend, that's more words than you've spoke in the past two weeks."
Ennis: "Hell, that's the most I've spoke in a year." 
Title: "T" is tumult
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 04:02:32 pm
Ennis adds to the tumult at the firework display.   :)
Title: "U" is unkempt
Post by: southendmd on May 30, 2006, 04:06:04 pm
Ennis hair was often unkempt.
Title: "V" is vixenish
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 04:09:32 pm
Cassie’s manner was vixenish  when she met Ennis.
Title: "W" is wanderlust
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 04:13:37 pm
Jack's wanderlust  led him to drive grooves across Texas, while Ennis did not experience wanderlust.
Title: = comment =
Post by: Pipedream on May 30, 2006, 04:16:29 pm
Jack's wanderlust  led him to drive grooves across Texas, while Ennis did not experience wanderlust.

Ha-ha!!!! I would never have dared to use that word (Pipedream's rule...)!!  Is that a common expression in English??  :o

=response= wanderlust
Yah!  It's in the English dictionaries.
U dont have 1?  Yah, U do; U use daily!
"Wanderlust" (G.) = impulse toward wandering (e.g., hore)
Danke schoen 4 ensuring that Pipedream's Rule is enforced!
I remain,
Chancellor Wilhelm-V
P.S.  I put the required hyphen in ur ha-ha's!! :laugh: Yah-yah!!
Title: "X" is xiguous
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 04:18:13 pm
Ennis agreed to shoot an elk to remedy the xiguous food supply.

[exiguous - (adj) scanty; meager]
Title: =reply= wanderlust
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 04:20:07 pm
Anke, your comment inspired me to look up wanderlust, a word I have used for many years, and I find to my surprise that it has German roots!! Here is the definition from dictionary.com:

wan·der·lust  (P)  Pronunciation Key  (wndr-lst)
n.  A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.

[German: wandern, to wander (from Middle High German) + lust, desire (from Middle High German, from Old High German).]

Title: Re: =reply= wanderlust
Post by: Pipedream on May 30, 2006, 04:22:37 pm
A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.

Exactly.  :D

 ;D
Title: "Y" is yokels
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 04:41:35 pm
The yokels were out in force at the fireworks.   :)
Title: "Z" is zoophilic
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 04:48:04 pm
The coyotes that killed the sheep on the mountain were zoophilic.
Title: Round XCV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Snowflakes on May 30, 2006, 04:51:43 pm
Round 95!  I feel like I belong now, announcing a new round!  :laugh:


=reply= Snowflakes
Agreed!  And, thanx!
Will-95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is abundance
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 30, 2006, 05:06:16 pm
The boys consumed an abundance of beans on the mountain.    :laugh:   
Title: "B" is brunneous
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 05:22:17 pm
Ennis was dressed primarily in brunneous clothing.
adj. having a dark brown color
Title: "C" is cowboyed
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 05:30:15 pm
Alma asks Ennis re Jack:  "Is he somebody you cowboyed with?"
Title: "D" is dung
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 05:33:31 pm
By summer’s end, Brokeback was covered with sheep dung.
Title: "E" is effusive
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 05:58:00 pm
LaShane Malone is the one person in this movie who could be described as effusive--oh maybe Timmy could too.
Title: "F" is fast
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 06:18:41 pm
Lureen: "Do you think I'm going too fast? Maybe I should put on the brakes?"
Jack: "Fast or slow, I like the direction you're going."
Title: "G" is grace
Post by: Pipedream on May 30, 2006, 06:24:24 pm
By making love to Ennis in front of Aguirre’s binoculars, Jack had fallen from Aguirre’s grace and wouldn't get no job no more from him.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

=aside=
It takes less than that to fall from Mayor Will’s grace. :laugh:

=reply= Anka
U dint fall from the ESB, did U?
This has nada 2 do w/ "grace"!!
All U gotta do is make da move.
No obligation/no rush/take time.
Nice 2 C U playin' "ABCs" again.
Lemme go check my bank $ bal.
Wil-V

=reply=
Don't take yourself so important, Willi.
Title: "H" is hardly
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 06:32:24 pm
...then you ask me about Mexico and tell me you'll kill me for needing somethin' I don't hardly  never get." --Jack to Ennis at their last meeting.
Title: "I" is inclement
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 06:47:16 pm
Jack and Ennis endured inclement  weather when it hailed on the mountain.
Title: "J" is justly
Post by: Lumičre on May 30, 2006, 07:04:13 pm
Ennis justly  considered Jack his lil darlin' - Jack was not only kind, loving but he opened up Ennis to desires he kept buried deep within himself.
Title: "K" is Kentucky
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 07:09:44 pm
Lureen looks as if "she's in the homestretch at the Kentucky Derby" as she rounds the last barrel and races out of the arena during her event at the rodeo. [screenplay]
Title: "L" is load
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 07:13:00 pm
Ennis had to load  his .30-.30 before firing it at the elk.

------------------------------------------------

=comment= Tim
I luv seeing USA flag.
Smart choice by U!
Proudly,
Will-U
Title: "M" is Moose
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 07:17:58 pm
The mountain pictured in the movie is actually called Moose  Mountain, and it is located west of Calgary. 
Title: "N" is needlework
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 07:21:40 pm
Lureen's rodeo shirt is decorated with floral needlework.
Title: "O" is on
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 07:24:01 pm
Ennis turned Jack on.
Title: "P" is powerful
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 07:32:43 pm
Brokeback Mountain began life as a powerful  story and has evolved into an equally powerful film.
Title: "Q" is quadragenarian
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 07:53:25 pm
The year after Jack died, Ennis was a quadragenarian.
def: A person between 40 and 49 years of age. 
Title: "R" is rumbled
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 07:54:40 pm
Thunder rumbled  as Jack and Ennis tried to secure the tent during the storm.
Title: "S" is Spanish
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 07:57:13 pm
The Chilean sheepherders spoke Spanish.
Title: "T" is teeth
Post by: memento on May 30, 2006, 08:42:07 pm
From the story: ...then, and as easily as the right key turns the lock tumblers, their mouths came together, and hard, Jack's big teeth bringing blood, his hat falling to the floor, stubble rasping, wet saliva welling, and the door opening and Alma looking out for a few seconds at Ennis's straining shoulders and shutting the door again and still they clinched, pressing chest and groin and thigh and leg together, treading on each other's toes until they pulled apart to breathe and Ennis, not big on endearments, said what he said to his horses and daughters, "Little darlin."


Title: "U" is untold
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 08:55:35 pm
Jack had an untold  number of thoughts about Ennis when they were apart.
Title: "V" is vouched
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 09:06:27 pm
Jack vouched  for the fact that L.D. would give him money to get lost.
Title: "W" is wish
Post by: amh on May 30, 2006, 09:09:26 pm
As in "I wish I knew how to quit you!"

Can you BELIEVE we haven't played that yet?!?!?!?!?!?!


=reply= Ann Marie
No! It's unbelievable!!
Will-I
Title: "X" is xigent
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 30, 2006, 09:40:05 pm
After the mules were spooked and dumped most of their provisions, Ennis and Jack had an xigent need for a better food arrangement.
Title: "Y" is Yule
Post by: Lumičre on May 30, 2006, 10:16:32 pm
'Book' Ennis married Alma Beers in December 1963, either before or after Yule.
Title: "Z" is zapping
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 10:21:46 pm
According to Jack, the zapping of sheep by lightning creates a horrible smell.
Title: Round XCVI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 10:33:19 pm
 All aboard for Round 96!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is author
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 10:34:39 pm
Annie Proulx is the author of the story Brokeback Mountain.
Title: "B" is blameworthy
Post by: Lumičre on May 30, 2006, 10:42:47 pm
Jack and Ennis were partly blameworthy for the wrong sheep count.  If they hadn't spent their nights together at camp, they might've been able to avoid the sheep mix-up.
Title: "C" is carts
Post by: Fran on May 30, 2006, 11:05:50 pm
There are shopping carts at the grocery store.
Title: "D" is destiny
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 30, 2006, 11:19:56 pm
From the moment they met, it was Ennis's and Jack's destiny to be together.
Title: "E" is emotional
Post by: Will-U on May 31, 2006, 12:01:13 am
When Jack is spurned one weekend by Ennis after the latter's divorce, Jack suffers almost -- if not -- an emotional breakdown.
Title: "F" is ferocious
Post by: Lumičre on May 31, 2006, 01:54:42 am
In Ennis' mind, Jack did not die from an exploding tire, but from a ferocious beating with tire irons.   :-\
Title: "G" is grocer
Post by: Ellemeno on May 31, 2006, 02:54:46 am
In the short story, Alma's husband, Bill, was the Riverton grocer.
Title: "H" is heterosexual
Post by: Will-U on May 31, 2006, 03:11:25 am
Do we have any here?  Only, kidding, of course, we do  -- not.  Kidding!  First, we have Dre!  Oh, and Fran.  Ironically, they both spoke w/ each other tonite.

In BBM, the most outrageous heterosexual is Cassie Ann Cartwright: slutting around, dragging guys on the dance floor, flinging her dangerous mane of hair and especially her orders like "Rub my feet"!
Title: "I" is insouciant
Post by: vkm91941 on May 31, 2006, 04:25:58 am
Ennis was attracted to Jack's carefree insouciant attitude.
Title: "J" is jute
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 31, 2006, 05:38:53 am
Jute  is the material used to make the twine that bound the bales of hay Ennis fed the cattle.
Title: "K" is knapsack
Post by: memento on May 31, 2006, 08:05:11 am
Ennis carried a knapsack on several of their camping trips.
Title: "L" is listening
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 08:34:33 am
When Ennis was speaking the most he had in a year, Jack was doing the listening.
Title: "M" is mother
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 09:18:25 am
Jack's mother  believed in the Pentecost, while Ennis's mother used to sing to him and tell him it was time to hit the hay.
Title: "N" is newborn
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 10:06:20 am
The character of Bobby Twist first makes an appearance as a newborn baby.
Title: "O" is orbs
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 10:19:11 am
The boys locked orbs before they locked lips.   :)
Title: "P" is prudent
Post by: Snowflakes on May 31, 2006, 10:53:16 am
Ennis was always prudent about his relationship with Jack.
Title: "Q" is quasi
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 11:23:21 am
When they said "He used to try" to ride the bulls, the store customers implied that Jack was only a quasi  bull rider.
Title: "R" is rip
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 11:31:56 am
The announcer at the rodeo shouts "Let her rip and snort boys."   :)
Title: "S" is smitten
Post by: memento on May 31, 2006, 11:34:53 am
Jack and Ennis were completely smitten with each other.
Title: "T" is tragedy
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 11:45:19 am
The story of Brokeback Mountain is a classic tragedy.
Title: "U" is uphill
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 11:50:29 am
The boys traveled uphill to pasture the woolies.   :)
Title: "V" is vermillion
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 11:54:02 am
Lureen's rodeo outfit was so red, it was vermillion.
Title: "W" is wrestling
Post by: Snowflakes on May 31, 2006, 11:59:43 am
Ennis and Jack are wrestling when Aguirre spies them through his binoculars.      ;D
Title: "X" is xacerbate
Post by: memento on May 31, 2006, 12:18:29 pm
Jack and Ennis' infrequent and brief trysts serve only to xacerbate  their longing and pain.
Title: "Y" is yipping
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 12:28:23 pm
ENNIS is up with the flock now, rides his horse, the blue heelers running and yipping at the sheep.  [screenplay]
Title: "Z" is zanier
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 12:40:06 pm
Between Jack and Ennis, Jack was definitely zanier.
Title: Round XCVII or 97!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 12:41:16 pm
Get along little ABC dogies!!!!
Title: A is antsy
Post by: starboardlight on May 31, 2006, 12:47:01 pm
Ennis was antsy as he waited for Jack to arrive.
Title: "B" is bridal
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 12:48:30 pm
Alma wears a bridal headband as she marries Ennis.   :)
Title: "C" is cuckold
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 12:50:30 pm
If Jack's story were true (ahem!), Randall would be a cuckold.

=comment=
A cuckold is a man whose wife is unfaithful to him.

=question=
Whadya call a wife who's husband is unfaithful to her?
"Cuckolda"?
Will-C

Title: "D" is Doug
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 01:03:09 pm
The bartender in the Jimbo scene is referred to as "Doug" by some other patrons.

=comment=
This was the answer to one of the questions on Becky's BBM quiz.
Title: "F" is farsighted
Post by: Penthesilea on May 31, 2006, 01:24:34 pm
Annie Proulx described Ennis as "farsighted enough to dislike reading anything except Hamley's saddle catalog."
Title: "G" is grumbler
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 01:28:30 pm
Jack was a grumbler  by nature.
Title: "H" is he's
Post by: Will-U on May 31, 2006, 01:34:41 pm
OMG!  U need a reservation at this "ABCs" Restaurant just to get in the door!  I've been tryin' since "C".

"H' is for Ennis' comment in front of them to Alma about Jack (after the latter two met): "He's not the restaurant type"!
Title: "I" is impishly
Post by: Lumičre on May 31, 2006, 01:39:00 pm
Lureen said impishly  to Jack: "What're ya waiting for cowboy? A matin' call?".
Title: "J" is juvenile
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 02:00:48 pm
The little lambs we see the boys carry are juvenile sheep.
Title: "K" is kowtowed
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 02:04:13 pm
Aguirre expected to be kowtowed  to by job applicants.
Title: XXX - euphemism
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 02:10:26 pm
Sorry, Zinaida, but "euphemism" was played by Lucise in Round 29.

We need a replacement "E" word.

Next up:  "L"
Title: "E" is eventually
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 02:18:36 pm
Jack hoped that Ennis would eventually  come around to the idea of living together.

= comment =
This is my nomination for a replacement "E".
Title: XXX - Euphemism =reply=
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 02:24:08 pm
My control find must be broken.   :laugh:

Thanks Front-Ranger for replacing so ably!   :)
Title: "L" is laudable
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 02:33:38 pm
Mrs. Twist’s kindness is laudable in view of her surroundings.   :)
Title: "M" is McBride
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 02:42:54 pm
Mary McBride sang "No One's Gonna Love You Like Me."
Title: "N" is nixed
Post by: southendmd on May 31, 2006, 02:58:54 pm
Ennis nixed Jack's idea of a sweet life.
Title: "O" is obstinate
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 31, 2006, 03:17:36 pm
Mr. Twist was obstinate; he wouldn’t allow Jack’s ashes to be taken to Brokeback.
Title: "P" is Party
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 03:26:00 pm
Ennis and Alma watched the movie "Surf Party" at the drive-in.
Title: "Q" is quickstep
Post by: memento on May 31, 2006, 03:43:14 pm
When Jack was dancing with LaShawn, he was doing a quickstep.
[n] - a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps.
Title: "R" is resist
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 31, 2006, 03:50:57 pm
Jack couldn’t resist Ennis.
Title: "S" is suspect
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 03:55:59 pm
"She don't ever suspect?" --Ennis to Jack

=comment=
How have we avoided using this word???
Title: "T" is Telluride
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 03:58:59 pm
I was fortunate enough to see this film at the Telluride Film Festival last fall!   :)
Title: "U" is unnumbered
Post by: Fran on May 31, 2006, 04:26:58 pm
Ennis' mailbox was unnumbered until he placed the adhesive numbers "1" and "7" on it.
Title: "V" is vision
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 04:31:36 pm
Heath Ledger played Ennis as a man whose vision  was harmed by bright light.
Title: "W" is worn
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 31, 2006, 04:33:37 pm
The exterior of the Twist’s house was faded and worn by the weather
Title: "X" is xacerbated
Post by: ThePirateBride on May 31, 2006, 05:19:07 pm
John Twist’s anger xacerbated Mrs. Twist’s grief.   :'(
Title: "Y" is yclept
Post by: memento on May 31, 2006, 05:51:48 pm
Alma wanted to know if Ennis wanted to take Jack to a restaurant yclept the Knife and Fork.
def. Given or having a specified name; called, named

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I don't think Annie Proulx would have used that word.
Title: "Z" is zymase
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 06:00:26 pm
Jack and Ennis enjoyed their beer thanks to the work of the zymase enzyme in yeast that turns sugar into alcohol.

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Title: Round XCVIII or 98!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 31, 2006, 06:02:50 pm
Yahoo! Welcome to Round 98!!!!!!!! It just keeps getting better!!!!!!!!!
Title: "A" is ambition
Post by: ProwlAmongUs on May 31, 2006, 06:04:22 pm
Jack’s