Thursday, November 16, 2006


As I said, the joke's on us:

"The joke is not on Kazakhstan," he said. "I think the joke is on people who can believe that the Kazakhstan that I describe can exist -- who believe that there's a country where homosexuals wear blue hats and the women live in cages and they drink fermented horse urine."

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At November 17, 2006 at 7:29 AM, Blogger NWsixer said...

The people Borat actually victimises are those who are stupid enough not to look at him and not say "Wait a minute, that's Ali G in a suit...".

And as we all know, disenfranchisement of the stupid is a sensible policy for a safer world.

At November 17, 2006 at 9:33 AM, Anonymous roonie said...

Indeed, it is always on us.

At November 17, 2006 at 9:47 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

sixer, seriously. What rock do you have to be living under not to know who the guy is? I don't feel at all bad for the people he mocks in the movie. Not an ounce of pity.

Incidentally, I read a typically obtuse Slate column that pitied the racist, sexist, homophobic idiots in the film (by the way, I'm not referring to everyone by these terms; certainly there were some nice enough people who were simply duped, though I still don't feel bad for them -- but he defended virtually everyone equally) and maligned only the "stone-faced liberal Amazons of the Veteran Feminists of America" as being the only ones who were rude to Borat. Apparently not tolerating sexism now counts for rudeness in our country. Lovely.

roonie, isn't it? Thank goodness a few of us every generation manage to rise above the fray.

At November 20, 2006 at 1:45 PM, Blogger byrdeye said...

Right, Sascha is just another crafty Jew exploiting micro-minorities. Kazakhs are very definitely unfairly being used as the primary butt of all his jokes here...

He's Jewish, so why not ever use orthodox Zionist Jews or something instead? Cuz I uess that might actually be "offensive" to THEM?

At November 20, 2006 at 1:52 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

byrd, what do you have against Jews? Or women? Or minorities in general? Or anyone who isn't a white male?

My advice (and because I'm nice I won't charge my normal $255/hour rate): grow the fuck up and quit whining like a little bitch. Seriously, it's pathetic.

At November 20, 2006 at 3:34 PM, Blogger byrdeye said...

^ What do you have against ultra-marginalized minorities like the Kazakhs? They are minorities amongst minorities. But, I guess due to their tiny numbers it's ok to unfairly mock them?

Pull your thick head out of your PC-azzhole, lady.

Sascha is only fighting fire with fire here...and burning another group in retaliation. Of course, what does he or you care - neither of you is Kazakh. So, you could care less, but would rather us all just stfu so you can enjoy your cheap laffs at the expense of an easy target.

At November 20, 2006 at 3:38 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

lol @ "PC"

Word to the wise, byrd: it's not 1993 anymore.


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