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What song can make you cry?

Bonus points:  Post a music video so we can cry, too.

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Jeez @Drogo, leading with the feels. 

I'm not particularly vulnerable to songs. Everything I listen to is sad, or angry. Movies, sports, people winning at life on the other hand...

Having said that, this jerk, with this song, fucked me up for like half a day one time. 

Pandora has a live version that I can't find on Spotify or YouTube where she talks about what this song means before she belts out the first I WILL REMEMBER YOU.  Ugh. 

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Galveston, by Glenn Campbell. (This and Moon River got used more than once in funerals when I was a kid, so Moon River too.)  In Dreams, by Roy Orbison.  Solo le pido a Dios, by Mercedes Sosa.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (my mother's favorite secular Christmas song).  I'll See You In My DreamsI'll Be Home For Christmas. by anybody.

Geez, lots more too. 

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7 minutes ago, walnutqueen said:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by IZ (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

I love this song ^^^^^

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Go Rest High On That Mountain. Someone sang it at my dad's funeral. It was my sole contribution to the funeral, suggesting the song. I knew when I heard it years before that it would be the perfect song. (I know it's weird to hang on to a song for your dad's funeral when he's not even sick, but what can I say? I knew it when I heard it. He loved country music.)

Also, Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning. I really like the live version from the first time he sang it at the CMA awards in 2001, with Vince Gill introducing him.

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This is such a great song; it came along at a time in my life when I really needed it, and it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Such a fantastic message...

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Oh, man, there's quite a few songs that can make me cry-I'm a sentimental, emotional sort :p.

But to try and pick just one, Gotye's "Bronte". Probably not a good idea to listen to this one if you've just lost a pet (or if your pets are still alive, it'll make you want to hold them close), that's all I'm gonna say. The video just adds to the emotion.

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This is a Rascal Flatts song. The official video that goes with it is very tear inducing but I like the addition of Kelly Clarkson in this version. Kelly also gets the choked up tears going with this below. She makes Keith Urban squall...

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8 minutes ago, LucindaWalsh said:

Kelly also gets the choked up tears going with this below. She makes Keith Urban squall...

Oh, geez. Yes. I remember this performance. Not a dry eye in the house, I don't think. 

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The reason why Lieutenant Dan is so sad?  Easy.  Forrest brought him a Vanilla cone, and his favorite is obviously Mint Chocolate Chip in a paper cup with rainbow sprinkles and crushed Oreos.  Rookie mistake, Forrest.  No Medal of Honor today.

So, what's your favorite way to eat ice cream or your frozen treat of choice? 
(type, flavor, toppings, container/vehicle) 

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I have simple ice cream desires...

Small scoop of vanilla...cup.  With homemade chocolate jimmies from Arnolds.https://www.arnoldsrestaurant.com/

OR

Small Cinnamon Gelato from the Ice Cream Cart in Basel Switzerland...it was seasonal, so you had to take advantage in the warmer months!

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While @Kelly said (in elaborate jest surely?)

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I have simple ice cream desires...

I found that this question brought out my elaborate screwed up reasons for ice cream.

Pet or IGA brand chocolate, vanilla or heavenly hash flavors. The pure white artificial vanilla and the pale color chocolate because those are the flavors my grandma used to keep in the freezer chest at the end of the long hallway in her farmhouse. Topped with Fisher's brand nut toppings. When in season on the vanilla macerated peaches with nutmeg or macerated strawberries with chopped basil. Sometimes some crushed saltine crackers.

Some of the specialties flavors from Publix store brand.

For the recent years enjoyed in Pfaltzgraff snowman mug, boy girl set. A gift from an ex girlfriend of my son. No attachment to the ex, I just love the mugs. Can't wait to explain that to a new love...

I also don't usually pass up a Sam's triple berry vanilla cup. And I am not even a member (Costco is my thing) so I just waltz in and get one on the sly.

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Mint chocolate chip is my favorite.  One scoop, on a cake cone, or in a cup.  Or a bowl, if I'm at home.

But if I'm at a Coldstone Creamery, I'll get the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip or Chocolate Devotion.  In a cup.

We have a local creamery that has one that's called Lemon Crunch, and it is delicious.  I will sometimes get half a scoop of that plus half a scoop of Mint chocolate chip.  In a cup.

If I'm feeling fancy, I'll put chocolate syrup on the mint chocolate chip.

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Banana ice cream (real banana, not banana flavored), mini Reese's pieces, hot fudge, in a cup/bowl.

If not available, one scoop pistachio, one scoop raspberry in a waffle cone.

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My favorite is chocolate soft-serve in a cone.  (I miss Carvel)

From the supermarket I like Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

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Chocolate...is there any other flavor? Actually, I'll try just about anything that has chocolate in it, chocolate fudge brownie, rocky road, you name it, if it has chocolate in it, I'm there.

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In the U.S., a Braum's double scoop brownie fudge sundae, but not with vanilla ice cream. I want one scoop of butter pecan and one scoop of something chocolate -- chocolate almond, chocolate pecan, chocolate toffee, whatever they have that day. Or a Dairy Queen M&M blizzard.

Outside the U.S., a cup of half chocolate and half hazelnut gelato while walking around Rome. I'm probably never going to get that again, though.

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Oooh, DQ -- there, I'll get an Oreo blizzard with chocolate ice cream.

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Talente Gelato is so rich and delicious. I really enjoy the Southern Butter Pecan flavor. To mix it up I’ll have Cherry Garcia right out of the container. I live alone so there’s no danger of someone else getting my germs. I’ll buy new if I’m having company. I usually keep a small container of coffee flavored ice cream in the freezer for my granddaughter. 

I used to love the toasted almond ice cream pops by Good Humor, but I haven’t seen them in ages. Just the strawberry shortcake flavored ones. 

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8 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

I rather enjoy ice cream in the form of a milkshake.

I like malts. Vanilla, and the best part is when you suck a crunchy little chunk of malt powder up the straw.

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Turtle sundae in a bowl.

Talenti Belgian chocolate right out of the container.

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If we're talking soft serve at DQ it is Peanut Buster Parfait and at Wendy's it is their Frosty. Which is chocolate. Frosty's are chocolate, I don't care how many times they try to make Vanilla Frosty happen. Dave is probably rolling over.

@Drogo This is a fun little game thread so thanks for doing it. I like the parameters being a bit tight and quick changing.

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Chocolate Malted Crunch on the bottom and chocolate chip on top in a cake cone from Thrifty (now Rite Aid but they kept Thrifty branded ice cream).
 

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I must have eaten 10 of these a week as a kid.  75 cents from the ice cream truck, and the melted black liquid that you could drink out of it was everything. 

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It's here. Finally. 

The week when two of the biggest, most anticipated battles of the decade are about to happen...

And there's always That Guy.  You know him.  We all know him...

The one who chimes in "Ooooooo well, I've never seen GoT/any Marvel movies." 

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So what is the one major thing..
other than Game of Thrones or Marvel movies..
that you like to tell people you've never seen?

Spoiler

Today's QotD courtesy of the amazing @JTMacc99

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Downton Abbey. Never seen it, never felt the need to, never will.

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I have so many of these.

  • Breaking Bad
  • The Walking Dead
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Star Wars
  • True Blood
  • The Wire
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9 minutes ago, Drogo said:

I have so many of these.

  • Breaking Bad
  • The Walking Dead
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Star Wars
  • True Blood
  • The Wire

We have a lot of the same results. Never seen TWD, Lord of the Rings or any of that series, Star Wars, Breaking Bad or The Wire. Not to be a twin, but I guess I beat to my own drummer. I’m ok with that. 

Have you tried Bosch? 

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2 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

Have you tried Bosch?

Yes we love our Bosch dishwasher. 

Oh, the show?  Nay.

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My long time favorite one is "I've never seen E.T." At this point, if I were snowed in for a long weekend and the only thing on TV was E.T. I wouldn't watch it out of principle. And it's ridiculous that I've never seen the second most viewed movie ever, given that I was probably 13 when it came out.  

More recently I've been "that guy" about Breaking Bad. I give a good Pftt! I have no interest in that, much to the chagrin of whichever friend is trying to convince me that it's awesome. 

There are other things that I haven't seen that seemingly everybody else has seen, but I'm willing to concede that I'd probably like them if I tried them including:

  • The Walking Dead
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation

Bosch the show is pretty good. The books, at least the first couple of books, are fantastic. (Oh dear God, I just slipped into The books were better Guy, while I'm at it. I'll show myself out.)

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I've never seen The Wire or The Walking Dead, but before now it was never a "tell people about my not having seen it" thing...unless they literally asked me "have you seen it?" and I said "nope". I tried to watch Breaking Bad but gave up after two episodes because I couldn't bear it. I think that's the closest one to meeting what I think @Drogo is really getting at. (To be honest I'm having trouble coming up with any, and instead am reading the examples already given and chiming in about those.)

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  • I've never seen Breaking Bad. Tried to watch one episode, but after 10 minutes, I knew I'd never like Walter White.  
  • I've never read or seen any Harry Potter -- I'm actually a little ashamed of that one since it's supposed to be a good series. I think I was just too old when the wave hit. 
  • I've never seen Love, Actually. And I love rom-coms! I don't know why this one never interested me. 
  • MCU movies: I've never seen any of the Avengers, Captain America movies, Guardians of the Galaxy,...   Maybe I'll just list what I have seen:  Iron Man (first one), Black Panther (Wakanda Forever), and Spider Man Homecoming (drug by husband and kids)
17 minutes ago, Drogo said:

Yes we love our Bosch dishwasher. 

Isn't it great? So quiet, I forget it's running. LOL

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I've never seen any of The Walking Dead or Harry Potter.  I watched the first episode of Breaking Bad, although I don't think I knew was it was at the time, and never went back for more.

4 minutes ago, topanga said:

I've never seen Love, Actually. And I love rom-coms! I don't know why this one never interested me.  

I saw it a couple of months ago.  Was over the GF's place, it was a lazy weekend afternoon, and it came on.  She had seen it before, and likes it, so we watched again.  It was OK, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Just now, druzy said:

Titanic 

Details, please!  (no judgement, just surprise)

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2 minutes ago, topanga said:

Details, please!  (no judgement, just surprise)

I know the ending so why bother watching a 3 hour movie. When people started recreating that famous scene with arms extended I was so confused 😃

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Just  few agreements from me

55 minutes ago, emma675 said:

Downton Abbey. Never seen it, never felt the need to, never will.

53 minutes ago, auntlada said:

Pulp Fiction.

Not interested.

34 minutes ago, Drogo said:

Yes we love our Bosch dishwasher. 

I hated ours

30 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

There are other things that I haven't seen that seemingly everybody else has seen, but I'm willing to concede that I'd probably like them if I tried them including:

  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
18 minutes ago, topanga said:
  • I've never seen Breaking Bad. Tried to watch one episode, but after 10 minutes, I knew I'd never like Walter White.  
  • MCU movies: I've never seen any of the Avengers, Captain America movies, Guardians of the Galaxy,...  

I'll add Avatar, Big Little Lies, Orange is the New Black, Big Bang Theory, The Lion King

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Dirty Dancing, despite its being filmed in part just up the road from where I currently live.

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2 hours ago, druzy said:

Titanic 

I like anything Titanic-related, so I've seen the movie a few times and own the DVD.  However, I never cared for Jack or Rose (or any of the fictional characters).  I watched the movie to see the costumes, the ship itself, and the special effects of the sinking.  I went to see the ship, not the romance!  

As for TV shows or movies I haven't seen, other than catching the first several seasons of 'Game of Thrones' on DVD from my local public library, I can say that I've never seen any show that airs on HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu,  or any of the other premium cable or streaming channels, because I don't subscribe to any of them.

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