Author Topic: Tacky Memorabilia  (Read 6701 times)

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 26,780
  • "He somebody you cowboy'd with?"
Tacky Memorabilia
« on: November 19, 2008, 02:41:15 pm »
Hi, folks,

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

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

Thank you. ...  ::)
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

Offline southendmd

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,989
  • well, I won't
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 02:56:57 pm »
Vent away.

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

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

We're gonna have to stand it, Jeff.   >:(
photobucket sucks

Offline CellarDweller

  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • ********
  • Posts: 32,786
  • A city boy's mentality, with a cowboy's soul.
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 02:59:43 pm »
I can see what you both are saying.

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

Does that make it right?  No.....but expected.


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!

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 26,780
  • "He somebody you cowboy'd with?"
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 04:54:24 pm »
Whichever way you slice it, it's still tacky.

Actually, I'd probably find that bobble head tacky even if he were still alive. ...  8)
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

Offline RouxB

  • BetterMost Welcome Wagon & Contributor
  • Moderator
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,469
  • ...a love that will never grow old
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 09:30:14 pm »
I ordered that bobble head doll...

 O0

Heathen

Offline ifyoucantfixit

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,049
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 09:33:03 pm »



     Maybe what we have to learn to do in this day and age.?  Is embrace our tackiness, and enjoy it.  Its certainly a lot easier
than tilting against windmills.



     Beautiful mind

Offline RouxB

  • BetterMost Welcome Wagon & Contributor
  • Moderator
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,469
  • ...a love that will never grow old
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 09:37:56 pm »
and I will order or buy anything else that keeps Heath near to me and comforts me. What may be tacky to you may be an opportunity for someone who is pathologically invested in him to keep him near. If there was an Ennis del Mar bobblehead, it would be sitting on my bookcase next to the Patrick Verona, William Thacker, Jacob Grimm and Casanova bobbleheads (that exist only in my dreams)-and the joker.

 :-* O0

Heathen

Offline CellarDweller

  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • ********
  • Posts: 32,786
  • A city boy's mentality, with a cowboy's soul.
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 09:40:00 pm »
Maybe what we have to learn to do in this day and age.?  Is embrace our tackiness, and enjoy it.

 ;D  I love that!


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!

Offline Monika

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,586
  • We are all the same. Women, men, gay, straight
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 09:45:09 pm »
I bought a Joker flag :)

I thought it was tacky when I bought it, but thatīs partly why I bought it. ;D

Offline RouxB

  • BetterMost Welcome Wagon & Contributor
  • Moderator
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,469
  • ...a love that will never grow old
Re: Tacky Memorabilia
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 10:50:06 pm »
i seached high and low for a joker action figure months ago but when I finally found one, it didn't look enough like Heath  ::)

I love Trekfan's Lil Mr.J and the Batman saga using the figures from cereal boxes. I want those so if anybrokie has a cereal box joker and wants to divest him or herself from all things tack, give me a shout out.

Heathen