Masonry, chimneys, and brickwork are our specialties, but you knew that. This month, we’d like to think outside of the box and provide you with three pop culture brick references that you’ve probably heard before. Enjoy…
Wizard of Oz – We all remember Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, and the witches, but let’s not forget the path that leads to the Wizard himself. In this timeless motion picture, Judy Garland (Dorothy) is told by the Oompa Loompas to “Follow the yellow brick road.” Without this path, Dorothy has no shot of leaving Emerald City to return home to Kansas.
Do Dorothy and her motley crew of characters make it to the Wizard where they can have their wishes granted? Really? You don’t know? This movie has been out since 1939, so technically, it wouldn’t be a spoiler alert, but since this movie is too good to ruin, go check it out the next chance you get.
It may be a rocky road to success for this foursome, but Above All Chimney & Masonry will happily provide brick pointing in Philadelphia so your patios and walkways are easy to navigate. After all, without the proper brick mortar work, Dorothy could have easily twisted her ankle, and we don’t want that. [Image Source]
Pink Floyd – Pink Floyd released “The Wall” in 1979, which went on to sell over 17-million certified copies. “Another Brick in the Wall” was their biggest hit from this album, which was a three part song that told an entire story (there’s a cinematic video and all!) The song itself sold over 3.7-million copies worldwide, including 1.5-million in the United States.
So, what exactly are they talking about? Many feel that it is about the school system. However, experts have drawn multiple different conclusions including war-related theories. What do you think the song is about? The lyrics are deep and symbolic and can be applied to numerous aspects of life. Either way, sit back, turn on the music video/movie and enjoy! The video currently has over well over 212-million YouTube views.
The Three Little Pigs – There once was a big, bad [fictional] wolf who liked to mess with little piggies, as was told in the classic fable entitled “The Three Little Pigs.” The wolf was hungry, so he paid the pigs a visit with intentions of huffing, puffing, and blowing their houses in. The first pig’s house was made of straw and the second pig used sticks to construct his. Unfortunately for them, their houses fell apart causing them to flee to Piggie #3’s crib which was strategically made out of bricks. Spoiler alert – No pigs were harmed in the making of this fairy tale, and that is all thanks to bricks.
So what can bricks do for you? If you want to protect your family, friends, and coworkers, be sure to call Above All Chimney & Masonry to have your Bucks County and Philadelphia masonry needs addressed. From patios to entire exteriors, our dedicated team is here to transform your properties into long-lasting assets that are safe and valuable. For more information, call 215-664-8884.