Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Brokeback Mountain Jokes Wearing Thin With Some, Not So With Others
It started with Brokeback Mountain, which was quickly followed with Brokeback Goldmine, Brokeback Rowboat, Brokeback Picnic Table, Brokeback Truck Canopy, Brokeback Men's Room, Brokeback Fishing Hole, and Brokeback Campground. While some are still amused by the constant barrage of Brokeback (fill in the blank) jokes, others think the already thinly amusing premise of gay sex on the open range has run its duration. Kind comments such as "okay, now" and "that's enough," haven't seemed to discourage the onslaught. Try to find a restroom without a Brokeback Urinal or Brokeback Handicap Stall reference written in Magic Marker its walls. You can't. Spend fifteen minutes in a sporting goods store and your ears will be filled with constant Brokeback Coleman Stove and Brokeback Ski Pole comments made by customers and sales associates alike. Talking about cowboys having sex has taken the nation by storm and the free reference to a film depicting harsh, dry, and dusty anal sex on a hand tooled leather saddle with silver engraved pommel has offended more than a few conservatives. Tattoos have appeared in the gay community with phrases such as 'Let's go Brokeback' and 'Brokeback Only' written across biceps and buttcheeks. There's no telling how far this phenomena will go, but to those of us who have no intention of ever seeing any such film, there's plenty of time to speculate and fantasize about just how wonderful the movie really is.