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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #760 on: July 24, 2010, 05:29:26 pm »
I'm watching the movie The Front, where Woody Allen's character is a front for blacklisted scriptwriters.  A producer says of him, "He's the best writer we've got.  Hell, he's the only writer we've got."  Accent was quite different, but delivery exactly the same.

Interesting! Because I bet Larry and Diana have seen The Front.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #761 on: July 24, 2010, 08:05:10 pm »
It's worth watching.  Several of the main people involved were actually blacklisted in the early 50s. 

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #762 on: July 25, 2010, 02:35:04 pm »
That's a good one Elle.  It's been a while since I've watched a Woody Allen movie... sometimes I go through phases when I really, really want to watch his movies.  But, I've never seen that one.

I always find it fun when there are Brokieisms tucked into other films/shows/books/music, etc.  They usually have nothing to do with BBM, but they always get my attention in any case.

For whatever reason, during the moving packing and unpacking I've been in the mood to listen to a band called Placebo endlessly... they're a band that I've always liked and I saw them live in 2003.  But, normally I don't listen to them so constantly.. for some reason they've definitely seen me through this move.

Anyway, on their most recent album there's a song titled "For What It's Worth."  ;D  The album is copyrighted 2009... still I doubt that there's any BBM connection (aside from the fact that they're lead singer is bisexual and the bassist is gay).

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #763 on: July 26, 2010, 01:22:59 am »

Anyway, on their most recent album there's a song titled "For What It's Worth."  ;D  The album is copyrighted 2009... still I doubt that there's any BBM connection (aside from the fact that they're lead singer is bisexual and the bassist is gay).





[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm6NeM-6vBE[/youtube]

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #764 on: July 26, 2010, 11:29:38 am »
That's a great song C!  Love it.  But it's a very different song from the Placebo tune I was thinking about.  I'll post a YouTube when I get home from work (yes I have high speed internet at home now!).

For now:

For What It's Worth:

The end of the century
I said my goodbyes
For what itís worth
I always aim to please
But I nearly died

For what itís worth
Come on lay with me
ĎCause Iím on fire
For what itís worth
I tear the sun in three
To light up your eyes

For what itís worth

Broke up the family
Everybody cried
For what itís worth

I have a slow disease
That sucked me dry
For what itís worth

Come on walk with me
Into the rising tide
For what itís worth

Filled a cavity
Your God shaped hole tonight
For what itís worth

No one cares when youíre out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when youíre down in the gutter
Got no friends got no lover


For what itís worth
Got no lover

Got no friends got no lover

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #765 on: August 06, 2010, 09:06:00 am »
I'm working with some great new people in my new job, and yesterday my artist was emailing me an apology for something she forgot to do on a piece, so I emailed her back "S'alright."
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #766 on: August 06, 2010, 09:20:21 am »
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #767 on: August 06, 2010, 11:57:29 am »
I used a Brokieism last Saturday, and just remember it now.

At lunch time my oldest daughter asked me which of the leftovers I wanted to have: pizza or canneloni. Both were only small portions, so I said: "It's all yours." - same intonation, and of course in English.

It's nice that meanwhile she speaks enough English to understand a lot.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #768 on: August 07, 2010, 05:30:22 pm »
There are many Brokeisms that are appropriate for this sad day, but the one that echoes in my head the most is what Meryl selected for her signature: "See you in the morning." These were the last words that Ennis spoke to Jack in the movie and, like the bright windowpane and the mystical blue light, they give us hope.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #769 on: August 14, 2010, 02:46:15 pm »
OK, so- for what it's worth- I've finally resolved all my recent, crazy computer issues.  And, now that I have fast internet at home YouTube is quickly going to turn into my new internet addiction.  For music, and for immediately being able to drill down into really interesting obscure footage, concert films, etc.  it's just unbelievable.

So, here as promised is one of many YouTube options for Placebo's "For What It's Worth."  Placebo is my total obsession lately.  This is a performance they did of it for BBC Radio.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazT1wxBoWE[/youtube]



That's a great song C!  Love it.  But it's a very different song from the Placebo tune I was thinking about.  I'll post a YouTube when I get home from work (yes I have high speed internet at home now!).

For now:

For What It's Worth:

The end of the century
I said my goodbyes
For what itís worth
I always aim to please
But I nearly died

For what itís worth
Come on lay with me
ĎCause Iím on fire
For what itís worth
I tear the sun in three
To light up your eyes

For what itís worth

Broke up the family
Everybody cried
For what itís worth

I have a slow disease
That sucked me dry
For what itís worth

Come on walk with me
Into the rising tide
For what itís worth

Filled a cavity
Your God shaped hole tonight
For what itís worth

No one cares when youíre out on the street
Picking up the pieces to make ends meet
No one cares when youíre down in the gutter
Got no friends got no lover


For what itís worth
Got no lover

Got no friends got no lover


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