Since a certain Mr. Sagdiyev (Borat- to his friends, fans and foes) blasted his way into the mainstream lexicon and my heart, I have been aching for more of his fearless, merciless tackling of the elephant in the room. When I saw my first Borat clip from the Ali G Show (What is the best way to defend from a Jew?), I went a little wild. I howled, I screamed, I shot up like a bolt of lightning as it cracks in the sky. Only the light never went out, it’s still there, stoking the flames of the fire of my soul, my urge to create.
You may ask why, you may understand or you may not care, but the beloved and despised character of Borat played so nobly by the Jew-Brit wit-bitch Sacha Baron Cohen (has he been knighted yet?) rips the band-aid off the stinking wounds of our battered but not beaten collective psyche, spraying the noxious odor of intolerance everywhere. Discrimination is our common denominator. There’s a lot of hate and ignorance to dissipate (not decimate, as in ‘revenge’), and when ‘Bo’ (rhymes with shmo) points his long, hairy finger; the laughs are on us all.
Borat and his sister (4th best prostitute in Kazakhstan) wannabes last Halloween.
FAN THE FLAMES
GOOD NEWS FLASH for the future: Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Bruno’- the gay, Austrian fashion journalist- will be unleashed on the big screens on May 15, 2009. Wait for it! According to some reports, it may be titled: Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt. Be still my beating heart.
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5 Responses to Where for art thou Borat?
Not knighted yet, but he damn well should be, the man is a genius
And please keep the Bruno title, that’s the best movie title of all time. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Neil, you’re in the UK- talk to the Queen!
You’re damn tootin’ he’s a genius, and braver than most. I’d love to see him take on the Middle East. Can’t wait until he tackles homophobia, and (I pray), some Nazi-related issues.
More power to Borat, Bruno and Ali G. Food for the peace process.
now I understand the origin of the name, Borat: OB and ART anagram. Organizational Behaviour and ART. Classic stuff.
I get a little annoyed when people slough Borat off as ‘silly,’ but that intensely deceptive vibe helped bust him out in the mainstream. Although not my fave moment in the film, I for one loved the naked wrestling scene.
Borat is an anagram for Abort, which he should have been. Knighted? Might as well knight David Icke, alias the Messiah (could it be that Borat was a response to such preposterous religious pomposity? No, it was in response to an American scandal, as most films are).