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'BROKEBACK ABUSED SHEEP'
NY Post ^ | March 2, 2006 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN

Posted on 03/02/2006 5:01:13 AM PST by Pharmboy

March 2, 2006 -- The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep, an animal-rights group charged yesterday. In a letter to director Ang Lee, The Humane Society also complained about the way the horses and elk were treated.

"The excessively rough handling of the sheep and horses leaves viewers questioning whether anyone was looking out for the safety of those animals," the letter said.

"And many also wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground 'on cue' after being shot."

A spokesman for the producer of the Best Picture-nominated movie, Focus Features, had no immediate comment.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brokeback; getsomewool; humane; pudding; sheep
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OK--get the popcorn. A perfect thread for a snowy day in the NE.
1 posted on 03/02/2006 5:01:14 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy
'BROKEBACK ABUSED SHEEP'

That's the al Qaeda version of the movie.

2 posted on 03/02/2006 5:02:03 AM PST by dirtboy (I'm fat, I sleep most of the winter and I saw my shadow yesterday. Does that make me a groundhog?)
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To: Pharmboy

I'm in the NE and I don't see any snow.


3 posted on 03/02/2006 5:03:26 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Pharmboy

Makers of movies shouldn't be hard on the animals they are working with. I'm sure it's a stressful event for them just making the movie.


4 posted on 03/02/2006 5:04:04 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Pharmboy

What are they, gay?


5 posted on 03/02/2006 5:04:22 AM PST by dollar_dog
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To: Pharmboy

This begs a good joke or two or a hundred.


6 posted on 03/02/2006 5:04:46 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Pharmboy

Didn't they overhear the crew constantly talking about, "I'm gonna pound that ass"?


7 posted on 03/02/2006 5:04:53 AM PST by Old Sarge (Fobbit = REMF ... how do you like me now?)
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To: Pharmboy

"Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep"

I'll bet'Pookie18' is already @ work for tomorrow.


8 posted on 03/02/2006 5:07:32 AM PST by IrishMike (Dry Powder is a plus)
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To: Pharmboy

They may have been tough on the sheep, but at least no beavers were injured in the making of the film.


9 posted on 03/02/2006 5:09:58 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: Pharmboy

What I want to know is... was a rape kit run?


10 posted on 03/02/2006 5:10:18 AM PST by F-117A
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To: F-117A

It is a filthy, disgusting movies and it deserves an oscar.

??????


11 posted on 03/02/2006 5:13:29 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Pharmboy
'BROKEBACK ABUSED SHEEP'

Looks like it's gonna be an easy day for Leno's and Letterman's writers.
12 posted on 03/02/2006 5:13:37 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: Pharmboy
Sometimes they have to be... pushed through the fence.
13 posted on 03/02/2006 5:17:49 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: dirtboy

Al-Queda version? That would be the Al-Queerda version, starring Bin Laden and his Wonder Goat..............


14 posted on 03/02/2006 5:17:49 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
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To: Pharmboy

Did they abuse sheep by not wearing a condom?


15 posted on 03/02/2006 5:20:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Pharmboy

Another funny sheep thread from a while back:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1439145/posts?page=20


16 posted on 03/02/2006 5:22:46 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Pharmboy

I guess they make this charge because of the large amounts of boots found around the scenes where the sheep were.That and damage to the film workers shins.


17 posted on 03/02/2006 5:23:41 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Past Your Eyes

18 posted on 03/02/2006 5:23:50 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy
Nope............not gonna touch it..........nope
19 posted on 03/02/2006 5:24:15 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Pharmboy

I saw the headline, and thought this was from Scrappleface....


20 posted on 03/02/2006 5:26:20 AM PST by G-Bear (My liver is EVIL, and I must PUNISH it!)
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To: neodad
Here's a pic I found on that thread...

At least that sheep is purty...LOL!

21 posted on 03/02/2006 5:26:47 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

Gay cowboys... and sheep?

Ugh! Spare us the details.

... Not that there's anything wrong with that...


22 posted on 03/02/2006 5:27:01 AM PST by Mr. Brightside (I know what I like.)
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To: Pharmboy

Hasn't reached here yet. Coupla hours. Looks like a dusting.

And not a sheep in sight, either.


23 posted on 03/02/2006 5:27:32 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: Pharmboy
'BROKEBACK ABUSED SHEEP'

Not what I heard.

24 posted on 03/02/2006 5:30:21 AM PST by RichInOC (Why would shepherd boys have sex with each other when the job comes with a harem?)
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To: Gefreiter

Well, here in northern Morris County, NJ, we'll prolly get 6"-8". She's coming down pretty good now...


25 posted on 03/02/2006 5:31:46 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: caver

rectum? nearly killed 'em!


26 posted on 03/02/2006 5:31:52 AM PST by isom35
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To: caver

I swear, I was just helping them over the fence!


27 posted on 03/02/2006 5:33:47 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: All
Interesting to note that I went to The Humane Society's web site and could not find the letter. But I did find this:

Young Filmmakers Can Shine a Spotlight on Animal Welfare in the 'Film Your Issue' Competition

For filmmakers, the period between January to March is known as "awards season," when actors, directors, and even make-up artists compete for Golden Globes and Oscars. This year, "awards season" is not limited to major blockbuster films; in fact, "little" movies with a message are contending for the big prizes this season. Think Brokeback Mountain and Good Night, and Good Luck, which were made with comparatively small budgets by Hollywood standards.

28 posted on 03/02/2006 5:34:14 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: headsonpikes

Now THAT'S funny...


29 posted on 03/02/2006 5:35:42 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy
"And many also wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground 'on cue' after being shot."

MMMMMMMMM....Elk burgers.....gurglegurgledroool.....

30 posted on 03/02/2006 5:38:00 AM PST by EricT. ("I reject your reality and substitute my own."-Adam Savage)
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To: Pharmboy

We're expecting up to 6" in W. MA but that's over the whole day. The sky now is an unbroken slab of cold slate.


31 posted on 03/02/2006 5:38:42 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: Pharmboy

What would the politically correct term be, sheepherders or shepherds? My Wife says it sounds too biblical to call them shepherds.


32 posted on 03/02/2006 5:40:19 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

I think sheepherders IS the more modern term. And if this film had been more biblical, it would have ended with those guys being stoned...and I'm not talking wacky weed.


33 posted on 03/02/2006 5:47:34 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

It was 98 degrees in NORTH Texas yesterday! No snow here.


34 posted on 03/02/2006 5:48:07 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Past Your Eyes

Tell that to my son's school. Every school district in the Delaware Valley is closed and no precipitation at all here, just overcast. Even my dentist called me to cancel.


35 posted on 03/02/2006 5:48:21 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: Pharmboy

I guess that they were baaad boys. Montana, where men are men and sheep are nervous! Actually, I think this article was just trying to get their goat.


36 posted on 03/02/2006 5:53:08 AM PST by nuke rocketeer
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To: Pharmboy; shaggy eel

We need to ping the "Sheep abuse" expert!


37 posted on 03/02/2006 5:57:10 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: G-Bear

"I...and thought this was from Scrappleface.... "

The left is beyond parody now.


38 posted on 03/02/2006 5:57:32 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Pharmboy
"And many also wonder how the filmmakers got the elk to lose its footing and crumple to the ground 'on cue' after being shot."

Maybe they actually shot the elk?

Working backwards, tranked the elk, added shot at the right time. "Cued" the shot (sound FX) to the elk's movement.

39 posted on 03/02/2006 6:06:36 AM PST by CPOSharky (They don't even like each other.)
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To: Pharmboy
>>>>>The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep,

Wow, and I figured Jake Guyenhall could pleasure himself with the rear of a chihuahua and not have any adverse effects on the dog.
40 posted on 03/02/2006 6:06:49 AM PST by .cnI redruM (Spreading liberal beliefs is as wrong as spreading AIDS.)
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To: caver

"This begs a good joke or two or a hundred."

Apparently three sheep decided to jump off the cliff rather than back up.


41 posted on 03/02/2006 6:09:04 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Pharmboy

"Honest, officer, I was just helpin' that sheep over the fence."

(actual excuse used by pervert at 3 a.m. at some guys farm. Sorry, no link, nor do I wish to remember where I read it!)


42 posted on 03/02/2006 6:11:31 AM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Pharmboy
And to think the stunt doubles for the sheep were only $11.00 plus S&H (local tax rates apply, void where prohibited hopefully everywhere)


43 posted on 03/02/2006 6:16:59 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ( NOW my pug is REALLY on her war footing.)
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To: Pharmboy
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44 posted on 03/02/2006 6:25:50 AM PST by skimask (Ezekiel: 25/17)
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To: Pharmboy
The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep,

They should have used K-Y jelly.

45 posted on 03/02/2006 6:30:40 AM PST by VRWCmember (You are STILL safer hunting with Dick Cheney than riding in a car with Ted Kennedy!)
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To: Past Your Eyes; Pharmboy

I am in upstate NY and there's several inches of snow on the ground already. We are expecting six inches. :^)


46 posted on 03/02/2006 6:35:39 AM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-foresaken frozen tundra of the land of the hildebeast.)
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To: Pharmboy

life is just too damn funny.... you can't even make stuff like this up...hahahahaha


47 posted on 03/02/2006 6:38:39 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: skimask

Singing: "Aaaaand I only have eyes . . . foooor ewe"


48 posted on 03/02/2006 6:38:56 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: Pharmboy

Kept waiting and didn't see it. Therefore a pair of these are required for sheep abuse.

49 posted on 03/02/2006 6:39:28 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see America!)
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"The makers of the gay cowboy flick "Brokeback Mountain" were too rough on sheep"

Winner of the Opening Line award.

50 posted on 03/02/2006 6:42:38 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
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