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  • Skiing Snakes And Hunchback Bears

    03/14/2015 6:56:58 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 11 replies
    Bourbon | 14 March 2015 | blueunicorn6
    Most of our snow, along with the neighbors from San Diego, has melted away. They didn't actually melt. It was more like they ran screaming back to warmth and Palm trees. Us hardier and poorer types look forward to the snow. We have to. It's all around us. We have had warm winds blowing in from Canada the last couple of days. We call these "Chinook" winds. The Canadians call it "Blowing all the tumbleweeds South". I like our name better. The Canadians have a lot of strange names for things. They call a hat a "Took". They call beating...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ host Steve Kroft exposed in nasty affair

    01/07/2015 3:24:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 7, 2015 | Leonard Greene
    Here’s a story you won’t see on “60 Minutes.” Veteran TV-news correspondent Steve Kroft enjoyed a string of hotel hookups with a sexy New York City lawyer, getting his kink on with the aid of Viagra and racy text messages — including one in which he told his lover he “would rather be eating your pudding,” according to a new report from the National Enquirer, which hits newsstands Wednesday. The married CBS newsman — who once famously confronted Bill Clinton over the then-Arkansas governor’s rumored womanizing — convinced Harvard-educated Lisan Goines that he was trapped in a sexless marriage with...
  • The Worst Guard Dog ... Burglary Suspect Finds Time to Feed the Dog; Dog Then Leaves With Burglar

    04/10/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Wwenatchee World ^ | April 8, 2013 | Dee Riggs
    Burglary suspect finds time to feed the dog EAST WENATCHEE — Residents of a house in the 600 block of Second Street Northeast were surprised to come home Saturday night and find a strange man in their kitchen. “He was standing there with the refrigerator door open and feeding their dog some pudding,” said Dan Reierson, assistant chief with the East Wenatchee Police Department. The suspect told the couple that he was looking for a man to kill, but the residents told him that person did not live there, Reierson said. The suspect sat for a brief time in a...
  • 'Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette'

    08/05/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 3:21 PM on 5th August 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service,
    Michelle Obama’s lavish holiday in Marbella has led her to be compared to Marie Antoinette. The First Lady is in the Spanish city for four days with her daughter Sasha – and a total of 68 Secret Service agents from the US. She is staying at the five-star Hotel Villa Padierna, where her entourage has reserved 60 of the 129 rooms.
  • Jell-O Product Tampering Reports NY

    03/28/2010 2:04:56 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 604+ views
    My Fox New York ^ | 27 March 2010 | BY LUKE FUNK
    MYFOXNY.COM - Police on Long Island are investigating product tampering at several supermarkets. On Wednesday and Thursday, Suffolk County police discovered tampered packages of Jell-O brand pudding mix. Nassau County police are also investigating an incident at a Stop and Shop in Woodbury. It appears the packages were purchased, emptied of their contents and repackaged with another substance. The items were then returned to the stores. Suffolk County Police Lt. Michael Murphy says what was inside looked like "a fine substance, like aquarium sand."
  • Aunt Bee's Nanner Puddin'

    08/03/2009 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 617+ views ^ | 06/26/2009 | Stacey Winder
    Does it make me especially country that I have two Aunt Bee's? Just to be clear, this recipe is from Texas Aunt Bee, not Mississippi Aunt Bee. I've had plenty of banana pudding in my time, but this is definitely the best you'll ever stretch your lip over!
  • Water Pistol Attack Left Ledger in Tears (The Actor becomes the character)

    06/08/2006 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 72 replies · 2,451+ views
    IMDB news ^ | today | staff
    Heath Ledger burst into tears after paparazzi attacked him with water pistols at the Australian premiere of Brokeback Mountain in Sydney earlier this year, according to his father. The actor's relationship with the Australian press soured during filming for new movie Candy, and the paparazzi decided to have the last word at the January premiere of his Oscar-nominated film. Ledger's father Kim tells the Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper his heart was broken when his son called just hours after the run-in, saying he wanted to sell his waterfront home in Sydney and move to the US permanently. He says, "Heath...
  • Constitutional Amendment on Marriage Fails

    06/07/2006 8:37:51 AM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 316 replies · 9,082+ views
    <p>Wednesday, June 07, 2006 WASHINGTON — A constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman stalled Wednesday in a 49-48 vote, but conservative backers say they are pleased to have had the vote nonetheless.</p>
  • SJC upholds law barring out-of-state gay couples from marriage

    03/30/2006 8:18:57 AM PST · by dukeman · 34 replies · 2,435+ views ^ | Alliance Defense Fund update quoting Boston Globe | Jonathan Saltzman
    In an eagerly awaited landmark decision, the state's highest court ruled today that Governor Mitt Romney and Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly had the authority to invoke a 1913 state law that Massachusetts used to block out-of-state gay couples from marrying here when same-sex marriage became legal in 2004. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the 1913 law when it was used to block same sex-couples from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, because gay marriage is prohibited in those states. The court, however, did not rule on the claims of the couples from New York and Rhode Island because state...
  • 'Brokeback' Author Calls 'Crash' 'Trash'

    03/15/2006 8:49:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 380+ views
    The author of "Brokeback Mountain" is trashing the Motion Picture Academy and Best Picture Oscar-winner "Crash" in the wake of the film's upset loss at the Academy Awards. In a commentary piece titled Blood on the Red Carpet posted on U.K.'s Guardian online, E. Annie Proulx called out "conservative heffalump academy voters" for not voting the gay-themed "Brokeback" Best Picture, and called "Crash" "Trash." "Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment...
  • Did South Park Predict Brokeback Mountain?

    03/10/2006 7:49:20 PM PST · by Panerai · 29 replies · 1,409+ views
    Slash Film ^ | 03/03/2006 | Jon Mezzera
    South Park has done several great episodes lampooning popular films. One of my personal favorites involves the children dressed up like Lord of the Rings characters taking a pornography tape back to the video store while avoiding the temptation of watching it and trying to escape some older kids who want the tape for themselves. While I’ve never been a big fan of the show, I have grown more fond of it lately, and I’m pretty sure I watched every episode this season. Series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are capable of being very topical in that they can...
  • Oscars tension mounts as 'Brokeback Mountain' rides

    03/05/2006 3:24:29 AM PST · by albyjimc2 · 75 replies · 1,751+ views
    HOLLYWOOD (AFP) - Tension reached fever pitch as Hollywood began the final countdown to Sunday's Oscars, with a posse of "serious" films, led by "Brokeback Mountain," set to overrun the big night. As workers frantically put the finishing touches on preparations for the 78th annual Academy Awards, which start with the legendary red carpet celebrity fashion show, the anxious nominees are crossing their fingers. In a year laden with small-budget movies packing weighty political or social messages, Taiwan director Ang Lee's film about gay cowboys is the frontrunner for the top awards, including best picture and best director. "We're almost...

    03/02/2006 5:01:13 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 96 replies · 2,299+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2006 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    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...
  • Brokeback Mountain Pez dispensers available on E-bay

    03/02/2006 5:38:25 AM PST · by seanmerc · 50 replies · 1,772+ views
  • Former Clay Aiken Fans Sue Record Label for False Advertising

    02/28/2006 5:27:10 AM PST · by Panerai · 118 replies · 3,173+ views
    Starpulse ^ | 02/24/2006
    Nine former fans of American Idol star Clay Aiken are forging ahead with threats to sue his record label bosses for false advertising. The one-time devotees have been shocked by recent tabloid claims the wholesome pop singer is gay and they've filed a Federal Trade Commission complain against executives at RCA and Sony/BMG, alleging they were duped in marketing and promotional campaigns. The nine-strong group, listing themselves as "aggrieved consumers," allege that employees of RCA, Sony/BMG, and Aiken himself "engaged in collusion to prevent public disclosures they believed might be harmful to their product." The angry ladies go on to...
  • Brokeback Mountain dubbed "Faggot Cowboys" in Turkey

    02/22/2006 4:51:00 PM PST · by Rodney King · 45 replies · 3,840+ views ^ | today | some guy
    The pirate DVD version of Brokeback Mountain made it to Turkey before the offical screenings had a chance to, and evidently the title they’ve gone with translates in Turkish to “Faggot Cowboys.” Reader Odradek shares with us this scan from local paper Radikal and comments “This hopeless and disgusting name shows my culture’s primal face. It’s really bad.”
  • Liberals Delude Themselves on Brokeback Mountain's Popularity

    02/20/2006 11:52:55 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 159 replies · 5,299+ views ^ | 2/20/06 | John Leo
    Mickey Kaus at says that the gay-cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain has the same marketing strategy as Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Both, he says, have been hyped as blue-state movies that are reaching and changing minds in the cities of red America. He calls this the "Heartland Breakout Meme”. ("Meme" refers to a cultural copying unit that hops from brain to brain without much thought or any at all). What Kaus means is that the mainstream media keep reinforcing ideas liberals want to believe, whether they are true or not. But the alleged breakout of Fahrenheit appears to be myth,...
  • "Brokeback Mountain" star of UK film awards

    02/19/2006 6:16:37 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 17 replies · 345+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 02/19/06 | Paul Majendie
    "Brokeback Mountain," already a hot favorite for next month's Hollywood Oscars, was the big star of the night at the British Film Academy awards on Sunday, scooping four BAFTAs.The gay cowboy love story won the coveted Best Film Award, Ang Lee was picked as Best Director, Jake Gyllenhaal was chosen as Best Supporting Actor and it also won the Best Adapted Screenplay statuette."I didn't have a specific message. I wasn't trying to push any political issues. We are dealing here with love," Lee told Reuters Television before accepting his award.Gyllenhaal, flabbergasted by his triumph, shook his head in astonishment and...
  • Homosexual Propaganda Film (Brokeback Mountain)

    01/04/2006 3:24:48 PM PST · by bulldozer · 47 replies · 2,073+ views
    ACCURACY in MEDIA ^ | January 2, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    The media are showing their pro-homosexual bias with their excessive coverage of the "Cowboy Sweethearts" movie, Brokeback Mountain. On the website of the Washington Post, I counted nine stories in 6 days about the film: * Brokeback Mountain Tests Oscar Waters, Dec. 13 * N.Y. Critics Honor Brokeback Mountain, Dec. 13 * Brokeback Mountain Leads Globe Nods, Dec. 14 * L.A. Critics Honor Brokeback Mountain, Dec. 10 * Gay-rights Activists Elated by Brokeback, Dec. 15, * Lost in Love's Rocky Terrain, Dec. 16 * Wrangling With Love on the Range, Dec. 16 * In Focus: Brokeback Mountain's Heath, Dec. 16...
  • Nelson unveils 'gay cowboy' valentine (Willie Nelson homo song)

    02/14/2006 6:55:06 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 168 replies · 3,514+ views
    Billboard via. ^ | 02/14/06 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Billboard) - Willie Nelson chose Valentine's Day to release the gay-themed song "Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently (Fond of Each Other)." The country music icon premiered the track Tuesday morning (February 14) on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show as it was being made exclusively available via Nelson recorded the song, written in 1981 by songwriter Ned Sublette, last year at his home studio in Perdernales, Texas, around the time he first mentioned it during an appearance on Stern's former terrestrial radio show. The timing of the song's release coincides with a time when the idea of gay cowboys...
  • Did You Hear the One About 'Brokeback'?

    02/06/2006 3:07:39 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 1,022+ views
    AP ^ | 2/6/6 | JOCELYN NOVECK
    Some of the "Top Ten Signs You're a Gay Cowboy," courtesy of David Letterman: _You enjoy ridin', ropin' and redecoratin'. _Instead of a saloon, you prefer a salon. _Native Americans refer to you as "Dances With Men." Is the bottomless font of "Brokeback Mountain" humor — late-night monologues, fake Internet movie trailers, movie poster imitations — harmless and fun, or insulting? Most gay groups find it fairly benign, and note that in any case, the movie's overwhelming publicity can only be a good thing. "Some of the humor may be insensitive, but even that has spurred positive conversation," says Susanne...
  • 'Brokeback' fans want cowboy experience

    02/01/2006 8:53:07 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 476+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/1/06 | staff
    CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) -- Fans of "Brokeback Mountain" don't seem to care the movie was actually filmed in Canada. They want the Wyoming experience. The Wyoming Business Council's travel and tourism department has received hundreds of calls asking about scenery in the movie, which is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx's short story about two gay Wyoming cowboys. "When we tell them it was shot in Canada, they're still interested in Wyoming," said Michell Howard, manager of the council's film, arts and entertainment office. "They don't hang up and call Alberta. They're intrigued in the story." Wyoming Business Council spokesman...
  • ABC NOW FEARING A MASS TUNEOUT (The Brokeback Oscars Effect)

    02/01/2006 2:38:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 405 replies · 10,063+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/1/06 | DON KAPLAN
    "Brokeback Mountain" and a slew of other arty, less-widely seen Oscar-nominated flicks are expected to take the polish off ABC's ratings for the Academy Awards this year. With no big-budget films like "Titanic," "Gladiator" or "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" in this season's crop of nominees, ABC may be staring down the barrel of one of the lowest-rated Oscar telecasts in recent memory when it airs on March 5, say TV-industry analysts.
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 8 Oscar Nominations'

    01/31/2006 5:52:22 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 765 replies · 12,226+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | AP
    The cowboy love story "Brokeback Mountain" led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee. Also nominated for best picture were the Truman Capote story "Capote"; the ensemble drama "Crash"; the Edward R. Murrow chronicle "Good Night, and Good Luck"; and the assassination thriller "Munich." The Johnny Cash biography, "Walk the Line," considered a likely best picture nominee, was shut out, though Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon earned acting nominations for the film. George Clooney picked up two nominations, as supporting actor for his role as...
  • ***CAPTION*** Mike DeWine & Lindsey Graham

    01/31/2006 10:20:48 AM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 19 replies · 950+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 01/31/2006 | Reuters photo
    U.S. Republican Senators Mike DeWine (L)(OH) and Lindsey Graham (SC) talk during a news conference, after the Senate vote confirming Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, in the Capitol Building in Washington January 31
  • Shalit regrets 'Brokeback' remarks

    01/12/2006 7:33:23 PM PST · by Ma3lst0rm · 88 replies · 3,189+ views
    Southern Voice ^ | Jan. 12 at 12:29 PM | Kevin Naff
    Shalit responded on Jan. 10 in a statement sent to GLAAD in which he wrote, "I certainly had no intention of casting aspersions on anyone in the gay community or on the community itself. I regret any emotional hurt that may have resulted from my review of 'Brokeback Mountain.'" "In describing the behavior of 'Jack,'" he continued, "I used words ('sexual predator') that I now discover have angered, agitated, and hurt many people. I did not intend to use a word that many in the gay community consider incendiary." In his review, Shalit called the film "wildly over praised" and...
  • Breathing Humanity Back Into Brokeback

    01/31/2006 7:17:45 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 48 replies · 795+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/31/2006 | Chad Thompson
    I read a review of Brokeback Mountain, the conservative author of which actually felt bad that he had felt bad during the movie. The heartache experienced by the characters in the film had elicited a degree of compassion and empathy in him, yet this author’s hatred toward the act of homosexuality had so inoculated him against seeing the true struggle behind the issue that it seemed like he actually felt guilty for internalizing the humanity in Brokeback Mountain. As much as the movie tilts at the windmills of our country’s Judeo-Christian foundations, and in doing so ravenously angers its conservative...
  • 'Brokeback' Goes Mainstream

    01/27/2006 11:45:30 AM PST · by Daralundy · 83 replies · 1,527+ views
    CBS News ^ | January 27, 2006
    When "Brokeback Mountain" opened last month, it was universally praised by critics, though the public seemed to think of it as "the gay cowboy movie." But that label seems to be falling by the wayside as the film piles on awards and heads for the top of the box office, according to The Early Show entertainment contributor and People magazine Editor at Large Jess Cagle. He says "Brokeback" was considered a major financial risk, but has raked in close to $45 million dollars so far, more than triple its modest budget. And what's most surprising, Cagle observes, is who's driving...
  • Bush on 'Brokeback,' Didn't See, Can't Tell

    01/23/2006 3:54:22 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 127 replies · 3,677+ views
    LA Times (Media Pornographers) ^ | 1/23/06 | By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush has long cultivated the image of a macho rancher, frequently donning his boots and Wrangler jeans to clear brush on his sprawling Texas property. But he was decidedly noncommittal today — and even a bit nonplused — when asked for his reaction to the most talked-about ranching film in years: "Brokeback Mountain." "I hadn't seen it," Bush told thousands of students and professors at Kansas State University, responding to a query from an audience member. "I'd be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven't seen the movie." The movie, featuring the love story of two...
  • Gyllenhaal: More Cash for the Wimp! (Writer Admits That "Bareback Mountain" STINKS)

    01/19/2006 6:48:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies · 2,613+ views
    Slate ^ | January 14, 2006 | Mickey Kaus
    That big Oscar nomination would be for Brokeback Mountain--which would be perverse because Gyllenhaal's the fatal problem with the movie. He doesn't seem to have any particular appealing quality that would cause Heath Ledger to carry a torch for him for decades. Gyllenhaal's early-on attempts to charmingly romp in the wilderness fall flat--it wasn't just Meghan Daum's date who was checking his watch in the first half of the film--and in the second half of the film he starts to whine. Big love for Gyllenhaal is supposed to be the motor that drives the movie, but the motor doesn't turn. The film...
  • AP NewsBreak: Pastor calls for boycott of Microsoft, HP for backing gay rights bill

    01/16/2006 7:26:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,514+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/16/06 | Rachel La Corte - ap
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A pastor on Monday called for a national boycott of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and other companies that support a gay civil rights bill, saying the corporations have underestimated the power of religious consumers. The Rev. Ken Hutcherson, pastor of Antioch Bible Church in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, said he would formally issue the boycott Thursday on the conservative radio show Focus on the Family. "We're tired of sitting around thinking that morals can be ignored in our country," he said. "This is not a threat, this is a promise. Check out the past presidential election. We...
  • Brokeback Mountain wins big

    01/17/2006 6:09:13 AM PST · by thehumanlynx · 287 replies · 4,614+ views ^ | 2006 | World Entertainment News Network
    Brokeback Mountain Claims Big Four At The Golden Globes Critically-acclaimed western Brokeback Mountain cleaned up at the Golden Globe Awards last night by claiming four top honors. The controversial film, which has been banned from some cinemas for its gay themes, took home Best Movie (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Song prizes at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Ang Lee picked up the night's Best Director honor from his hero Clint Eastwood. And there were triple celebrations for Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line when Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix claimed the acting honors in the Comedy/Musical movie...
  • Gay cowboys welcome the arrival of 'Brokeback Mountain'

    01/17/2006 6:28:25 AM PST · by laney · 96 replies · 2,703+ views
    Star ^ | Jan 4rh, 2006 | Brandon Griggs
    Like many gay Utahns, Ritchie Olsen has been bursting with anticipation over "Brokeback Mountain," the acclaimed film about a secret love affair between two Wyoming cowboys. After all, the movie could almost be the story of his life. Olsen grew up in Neola, Utah, a conservative town of about 500 people on the southern edge of the Uintas. His family ran a small cattle ranch, where Olsen spent much of his youth on a horse. Although Olsen struggled with his attraction to men, like the characters in the film he kept quiet and married a local girl, his true nature...
  • READERS WRITE: "Brokeback's" message worth considering [libertarian talking point]

    01/17/2006 5:33:20 AM PST · by madprof98 · 78 replies · 1,382+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/17/06 | NORMAN RAVITCH
    Theater officials in some communities are not showing the path-breaking "Brokeback Mountain," a movie rivaling in importance the post-World War II "Gentleman's Agreement," which took on polite but deadly anti-Semitism in the American elite. It is not just about two gay cowboys. It is about how homophobia and hypocrisy force them to marry and have children instead of living the lives God and nature gave them. The results are tragic, not just for them but for those around them. The target here is hypocrisy and self-appointed moralists who think they can tell us how to think, how to live, how...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain' Leads Globes With 4 Awards (No more movies for me)

    01/17/2006 5:12:11 AM PST · by devane617 · 113 replies · 2,634+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 01/17/2006 | FoxNews
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The "gay cowboy movie" "Brokeback Mountain" led the Golden Globes Monday night with four prizes, including best dramatic film and the directing honor for Ang Lee. As expected, it was a triumphant night for films dealing with homosexuality and transsexuality. Along with the victories for "Brokeback Mountain," acting honors went to Felicity Huffman in a gender-bending role as a man preparing for sex-change surgery in "Transamerica" and Philip Seymour Hoffman as gay author Truman Capote in "Capote." "I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job...
  • Golden Globes may make a star of 'Brokeback' (Reuters Barf Alert!)

    01/13/2006 9:17:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 90 replies · 1,955+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/13/06 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," once ridiculed as "the gay cowboy movie" but now the front-runner in Hollywood's Oscar race, gets its first major awards show test on Monday night -- in prime time with millions watching. The gay romance goes into the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday with the most nominations -- seven -- of any film and with a favorite status that many in the industry think could be unshakable in the buildup to the March 5 Oscars. The Golden Globe Awards are an only-in-Hollywood tradition. They are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,...
  • 'Brokeback' breach for repressed men; Film's message -- this could be you

    01/15/2006 8:20:02 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 110 replies · 3,238+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Rod Hagen
    West Hollywood -- I am a gift. A prize. After years of difficult repression, men with a secret seek me out as a reward for their good behavior. I make a living having sex with these closeted married men. I'm an "escort," to use the euphemism, which gives me a unique perspective on a potential, and particular, cultural fallout as "Brokeback Mountain" widens out not just to Britain but to every remaining crumb in America's breadbasket. Much has been made about the "turning point" effect Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee's Oscar-jockeying film could force upon Hollywood. The movie is based...
  • Beating that queasiness: Straight, liberal and gun-shy about 'Brokeback'

    01/15/2006 11:00:14 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 178 replies · 3,875+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Dru Sefton
    It's true, the movie "Brokeback Mountain" does provoke what one researcher calls "a very strong ick factor" in some straight men. What is it in this story of two cowboy pals in 1960s Wyoming who find themselves in lifelong love -- yet go on to marry women -- that elicits this response from heterosexual males? The answers are as complex as the plot. A psychologist who coined the word "homophobic" said the revulsion is precisely that. A scientist who discovered genetic links to sexuality said he simply does not understand the response. The author of "The Sexual Brain" said there...
  • Brokeback Mountain snub

    01/13/2006 3:04:40 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 1,568+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006
    IT'S cowboy country all right, but parts of north and central Queensland won't be seeing the controversial cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain. The film - banned in two cinemas in the US because of its tale of gay cowboy love - won't be seen in Townsville - home of NRL grand finalists the Cowboys. Nor, also due to its "limited release" status, will it be hitting the screens further south in Rockhampton. But the snub of two major Queensland cities has angered gay activists, who say much of its community could relate to the gay character played by Australian actor Heath...
  • Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain

    01/11/2006 12:19:22 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 24 replies · 1,143+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 01/08/2006 | Adam Graham
    There's a new Commandment from the left, "Thou Shalt Not Criticize Brokeback Mountain". Of all people to end up in the cross-hairs of the American left, Shalit would not have made the list, but then again the left is amazing at finding new targets and generally liberal people find themselves in the cross-hairs of the PC crowd. I fully expect some type of retraction by Shallit, but he shouldn't have to give one. If you want to watch the review, click here and scroll about half way down the page to watch it. Shallit didn't pan the movie, didn't say...
  • Area Men Face 'Brokeback Mountain' (Madison, WI)

    01/11/2006 10:43:28 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 166 replies · 4,720+ views ^ | January 11, 2006 | Samara Kalk Derby
    Curtis Wittwer was somewhat reluctant to see a film about two cowboys in love. The 64-year-old retired state worker, who saw "Brokeback Mountain" with his girlfriend Tuesday night, said he doesn't ordinarily seek out gay-themed movies. Still, he counted five reasons for seeing the film: It's a western, it's directed by Ang Lee, the screenplay is co-written by Larry McMurtry and it's been getting rave reviews. Plus, he was egged on after reading a New York Times piece by Larry David in which the comedian satirically complains that watching the movie could turn him gay. "It was just a beautiful...
  • Heath Ledger angry at ban (says private business decision by theatre owners is "akin to racism")

    01/10/2006 4:34:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 134 replies · 3,119+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | January 11, 2006 | Claire Sutherland and Mark Moor
    HOT Oscar tip Heath Ledger yesterday compared US bans on his gay cowboy film to racism. Critics' Choice Awards Picture Gallery Ledger said he was not surprised a Utah cinema had banned Brokeback Mountain, which depicts a lifelong love affair between two Montana cowboys. "I heard a while ago that West Virginia was going to ban it. But that's a state that was lynching people only 25 years ago, so that's to be expected," Ledger said. "Personally, I don't think the movie is (controversial) but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it's hilarious and very immature...
  • Utah megaplex balks at 'Brokeback'

    01/10/2006 11:31:52 AM PST · by barj · 15 replies · 1,056+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | 9 Jan | AP
    Utah megaplex balks at 'Brokeback' Monday, January 9, 2006; Posted: 2:57 a.m. EST (07:57 GMT) A sign posted at a Utah theatre informs patrons that "Brokeback Mountain" will not be shown. Image: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film "Brokeback Mountain." The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instead it was pulled from the schedule. A message posted at...
  • Auds on a 'Mountain' high: 'Brokeback' beats out 'Bloodrayne,' 'Casanova'

    01/10/2006 11:11:58 AM PST · by HostileTerritory · 105 replies · 2,447+ views
    Variety ^ | January 8, 2006 | Ben Fritz
    Nothing is standing in the way of "Brokeback Mountain." Expanding to 214 new playdates and more than 60 new markets, including numerous small cities in mountain, Midwestern, and southern states, Focus' cowboy love story averaged a still-strong $11,905 per theater. Playing at 483 locations, weekend gross was $5.8 million, bringing the pic's cume to $22.5 million. "Brokeback" came out ahead of several new pics on twice or four times as many playdates, including "Casanova," "Bloodrayne" and "Grandma's Boy." Among the new markets where the critically acclaimed pic opened strong were Tulsa, El Paso, Des Moines and Lubbock, Tex. Pic, which...
  • VANITY: Trailer on TV for BrokeBack Mountain intentionally misleading

    01/07/2006 5:11:11 AM PST · by rlmorel · 79 replies · 3,002+ views
    I know there have been a lot of threads about this, but I haven't heard this angle. I don't watch TV, but poked my head in for the sports segment of the news...and when a commercial came on, it was a preview for "BrokeBack Mountain". Now, I know that previews often don't tell you much about a movie, but this one really took the cake. If you watched this preview, you saw: Beautiful country, nice sunsets, handsome men on horses, good looking women with men kissing them in a bed, etc. There was NOTHING that might indicate to you the...
  • (Vanity) Brokeback Mountain, a Curious Attendance Story

    01/06/2006 3:31:19 PM PST · by Balding_Eagle · 255 replies · 11,603+ views
    Michael Medved Radio | 1-6-06 | Vanity
    Did anyone else hear this on the Michael Medved talk radio today? A man called in, near the end of the hour. He said he had been taken his kids to the theater, and the kids movie they were waiting to see had a very long line. Brokeback Mountain was also showing at that theater. He said he sat near the ticket booth for 35 minutes, as his kids waited in line to buy tickets for their movie. During that 35 minutes he never heard one person buy a ticket for Brokeback Mountain. However, during that 35 minutes, the “SOLD...
  • Cuddling cowboys movie? No thanks, not interested

    01/06/2006 7:59:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies · 3,442+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/6/6 | TOM BARNIDGE
    I remember the moment I first saw the trailer for "Brokeback Mountain," the movie that has captured critics' hearts. I leaned over to my wife, Faith, and gently whispered into her ear: "Well, it's about time. America has been needing a movie about gay cowboys." I've always wondered how they whiled away the long nights on the prairie. And why it took four weeks to drive the herd to market. Now we know what Tonto really meant with all that talk about his "kemo sabe."So "Brokeback Mountain" is already a classic? I think David Letterman may have put it best:...
  • Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain'

    01/05/2006 4:21:21 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 330 replies · 7,500+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 1/5/2005 | Dru Sefton
    Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain' BY DRU SEFTON It's true, the movie "Brokeback Mountain" does provoke what one researcher calls "a very strong ick factor" in some straight men. What is it in this story of two cowboy pals in 1960s Wyoming who find themselves in lifelong love -- yet go on to marry women -- that elicits this response from heterosexual males? The answers are as complex as the plot. A psychologist who coined the word "homophobic" said the revulsion is precisely that. A scientist who discovered genetic links to sexuality said he simply does...
  • 'Brokeback Mountain'(GAY STUFF)leads SAG film nominations

    01/05/2006 9:53:28 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 66 replies · 1,892+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5 jan 06 | Bob Tourtellotte
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors of gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" earned four nominations for Screen Actors Guild awards on Thursday, more than any other film, further cementing the film's position as a front-runner for Oscars. The movie that has drawn wide critical acclaim was nominated for best cast in a film, the Screen Actors Guild's top honor, alongside race relations film "Crash," political movie "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Capote," about the author Truman Capote, and in a surprise, the drama "Hustle & Flow." The Screen Actors Guild represents film and television actors, and because actors make up a...
  • Brokeback Canada: Gay movie is a hot ticket in Canada

    12/31/2005 8:11:40 PM PST · by nwrep · 62 replies · 3,745+ views
    Vancouver Courier ^ | December 29, 2005 | Fred Lee
    Another hot ticket was Odeon Films and B.C. PWA’s premiere screening of Brokeback Mountain. B.C. Person’s With AIDS Society chair Paul Lewand welcomed a full house to the benefit showing. The epic American love story from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee, based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx, had the Fifth Avenue Cinema audience all hot and buttered. More bothered than buttered, Lewand is also currently embroiled in a dispute (along with artist Tiko Kerr and gay priest Michael Forshaw) with Health Canada to have compassionate access to the experimental HIV drugs TMC 114 and...