Author Topic: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"  (Read 551233 times)

Offline serious crayons

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1360 on: January 31, 2020, 10:30:53 pm »
Recently Clarissa Facebook messaged me that there was something Brokeback-related going on in Seattle and invited me to attend and stay with her. Not a gathering of Brokies, but a community event. I probably can't go, but what's interesting is that it was a public book club. Anyone could attend, and they would read the short story and see the movie and later discuss their thoughts about them. (There's one here kind of like that called "Books and Brews" held in breweries, discussing kind of high-profile hipsterish books like Patti Smith's first memoir. You don't need to pre-register, you don't have to comment on or even read the book, but if you do want to comment, the host -- a professional comedian who provides ad-libbed but not mean levity between comments -- would hand you the mic.)

Here's what I wrote to our old friend Ellemeno:

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How fun would it be to sit in the book-club discussion saying things like "Obviously the kettle and coffee pot are a metaphor for Jack and Ennis" and "I'm sure you noticed how Jack was always associated with wind" and "I'm sure we all know what the bear represented" and "It was interesting that Ennis  says, specifically, 'the people on the pavement' (as opposed to the more common "people on the street") and earlier he'd had a discussion while spreading pavement with a guy who says 'breaks my back' and Ennis then gazes off wistfully into the distrance," and "Who has theories about why there was only one cherry in the cake?" "Oh, I'm sure you all noticed that the entire movie is an inkblot/mirror structure, with the center point when Ennis is seen in a mirror image getting his toothbrush, and from then on everything that happens matches something that happened in the scenes going back from that moment." And then we could add, "This movie was really good! I'd see it a second time!"


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1361 on: July 14, 2020, 10:06:30 am »
Yesterday I was trying to push a dishwasher rack in and it kept getting stuck. I couldn't figure out what was holding it up.

"I don't get you, dishwasher del Mar," I said.


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1362 on: July 14, 2020, 10:08:02 am »
Yesterday I was trying to push a dishwasher rack in and it kept getting stuck. I couldn't figure out what was holding it up.

"I don't get you, dishwasher del Mar," I said.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1363 on: July 14, 2020, 10:12:00 am »
Thanks for making me laugh this morning...I needed that! (Facebook is quite a zoo today).
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1364 on: July 14, 2020, 03:01:40 pm »
That's a new one in the Brokieism department!  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #1365 on: July 14, 2020, 10:37:04 pm »
:laugh: :laugh:


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!