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Offline Sophia

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2010, 06:56:39 pm »
Today I had a moment of Brokie guilt... I was driving by a big movie complex and noticed that both Brothers and Imaginarium were listed on the sign as showing there.  I haven't seen either yet... but of course seeing the sign made me think Brokieish thoughts.

I just can't motivate myself to go see those movies alone... especially Imaginarium.   :-\



if i lived closer to pittsburgh, i defently would have come see it with you! You haft see them, and i promise you you will laugh with the TIoDP its unavoidable.  :-* 

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2010, 08:05:22 pm »
if i lived closer to pittsburgh, i defently would have come see it with you! You haft see them, and i promise you you will laugh with the TIoDP its unavoidable.  :-* 

Thanks for the words of encouragement Bud! :)

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #122 on: January 24, 2010, 01:44:57 am »
So tonight, I turned on the car radio, and what should just be coming on but this:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXCHa9BYfE[/youtube]

(Well, not that exact live recording, but the original studio version. I really like this live one, though, but I have to warn you that for some reason in this particular video it cuts off rather abruptly at the end.)

Originally, when I realized this song was Brokieish, I'd always get kind of sad when listening to it, thinking of how it reflected on Ennis' and Jack's relationship.

Tonight, though, hearing it, I was happy, thinking of how odd it is that a 1975 recording by a British band should come to be widely recognized as a Brokie emblem among a weird and strangely assorted group of people living in several continents who have come together on a handful of websites for really mysterious reasons.


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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #123 on: January 24, 2010, 11:55:22 am »

Very cool K! 

Yes, the range of connections is pretty amazing when it comes to people drawn to BBM and things like music and literature, etc. that can be related (at least thematically, or by mood, etc.) to BBM.

The year 1975 is at least appropriate to the range of time in the BBM narrative... although, LOL, I don't know if E or J would be likely to listen to Floyd.

This Pink Floyd song might be good for on of those threads, floating around here somewhere, about songs that remind us of Ennis and Jack.
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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #124 on: January 24, 2010, 12:51:37 pm »
This Pink Floyd song might be good for on of those threads, floating around here somewhere, about songs that remind us of Ennis and Jack.

Oh, it's on there. I posted it years ago. And the weirdest thing was, on the day I posted it, Isabelle posted that she had woken up that same morning thinking about that song and feeling she wanted to mention it on that thread.


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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #125 on: January 24, 2010, 01:47:22 pm »
So tonight, I turned on the car radio, and what should just be coming on but this:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXCHa9BYfE[/youtube]

(Well, not that exact live recording, but the original studio version. I really like this live one, though, but I have to warn you that for some reason in this particular video it cuts off rather abruptly at the end.)

Originally, when I realized this song was Brokieish, I'd always get kind of sad when listening to it, thinking of how it reflected on Ennis' and Jack's relationship.

Tonight, though, hearing it, I was happy, thinking of how odd it is that a 1975 recording by a British band should come to be widely recognized as a Brokie emblem among a weird and strangely assorted group of people living in several continents who have come together on a handful of websites for really mysterious reasons.



 :)

Oh my, speaking of strange connections. I had a similar experience maybe two weeks ago. I even had similar thoughts to yours. First I smiled from ear to ear because it made me think of my Brokie friends, which admittedly is no wonder because this song has come up on BM several times.
Then I listened to the song and the melancholy of it caught me and I felt sad for Ennis and Jack.


I don't remember where I was coming from, but I could exactly point out the street and even the point of the street were I was when the song started. It was an intensive Brokie moment, I remember it so clearly. And now you mention almost the same thing.

We are connected after all.

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #126 on: January 24, 2010, 03:39:02 pm »

Tonight, though, hearing it, I was happy, thinking of how odd it is that a 1975 recording by a British band should come to be widely recognized as a Brokie emblem among a weird and strangely assorted group of people living in several continents who have come together on a handful of websites for really mysterious reasons.


Very well put!

The whole thing is truly amazing, beyond comprehension...

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Re: Things that aren't directly connected to BBM and yet are somehow Brokieish
« Reply #127 on: February 15, 2010, 03:16:43 pm »
So, here's something that is tangentially Brokie-ish in a couple of ways.  To me, bull riding is always evocative of BBM... but this weekend it was especially the case.  A guy named Jordan Hupp won the event this weekend in Oklahoma on a bull named Buffalo Hump in the final, championship round with a 90.25 ride.

Jordan is the first cowboy from Wyoming to be on the major league tour for ages and ages (actually now there are two from Wyoming, but they both just joined the tour in the last few weeks at the same time).  Jordan's from Cheyenne, Wyoming and everyone at the PBR seems extra excited to have Wyoming represented so well at the moment.  Everyone immediately understands the cowboy history and significance of Wyoming.  He's actually on the tour as an alternate, so winning the event was a really impressive surprise.

And, anyone familiar with the Lonesome Dove series of books by Larry McMurtry will understand why Buffalo Hump is Brokie-ish.  This bull is also kind of a rising star in the PBR, so that's very neat.

It's a little spooky almost that a bull named after a Comanche chief (even if a fictious one) would do so well in Oklahoma, since long ago Oklahoma was entirely within Comanche territory.

Anyway, here's a pic of the winning ride. :)

<img src="http://www.divshare.com/img/midsize/10483917-cde.jpg" border="0" />


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"He was thin, quick, attractive, with shifting lines about his shiny, brown eyes and a habit of fiercely biting at the skin around his fingernails." - Dorothy Parker


LOL, I thought that description sounded so Ennis-like!!  The context is totally different of course.  This is from Dorothy Parker's short story called "Big Blonde."  Lately, I've been reading an anthology of short stories by people who participated in the Algonquin Round table.
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The Squid and the Whale and Thank You for Smoking are two movies that remind me of Brokeback Mountain. "Squid" is the first non-BBM movie I went to after seeing BBM in theaters. "Smoking" is the first non-BBM movie I enjoyed after seeing BBM.

So I guess I could probably extend a bit of honorary Brokie status to Aaron Eckhart, who starred in "Smoking" and in TDK. I don't think I can grant it to anybody in "Squid," though.
Maybe Billy Baldwin as Ivan the tennis coach was the most Brokiesque person in that movie. Or Jeff Daniels as the Patriarch, who reminded me a bit of Old Man Twist. I finally saw this last night. I thought it would hit too close to home so I stayed away from watching it until now. Was pleased with Jesse Eisenberg's role as the eldest son. Another slightly Brokish thing about it...it was sited in Brooklyn.
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