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Star Mangled Banner - Star comedian in trouble.
The Herald Sun ^ | 15th January, 2005 | Correspondent

Posted on 01/14/2005 3:34:18 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer

Star Mangled Banner

15 January 05

ALI G star Sasha Baron Cohen was almost lynched by angry Americans after taking a prank too far at a rodeo.

Cohen, posing as his Kazakhstani journalist character Borat, insulted people in Salem, singing a mangled version of the American national anthem.

"If he had been out there a minute longer, I think someone would have shot him," said one local.

Cohen told them he supported the war on terrorism and said: "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards."


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: america; comedy; jeremiah; patriotism; wiseguy
Insulting one's host country is a never a good idea. Trying to denigrate a country's national anthem is especially perilous behaviour. This very talented son of a British rabbi should have known better.
1 posted on 01/14/2005 3:34:18 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

"I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards."

???


2 posted on 01/14/2005 3:35:58 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

I'm surprised the idiot is still able to walk.


3 posted on 01/14/2005 3:36:34 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Somebody's off their meds.


4 posted on 01/14/2005 3:40:12 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

They should have strapped him onto "California Hotel" with a suicide wrap.


5 posted on 01/14/2005 3:42:06 PM PST by caisson71
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

This what is so shocking about people with a leftist point of view. The cannot fathom or even comprehend, that someone may feel differently about something than they do.
That is why they tell themselves that the election was lost by them because of fraud, marketing or what ever. They cannot imagine that someone would repudiate them.


6 posted on 01/14/2005 3:42:10 PM PST by speed_addiction (Ninja's last words, "Hey guys. Watch me just flip out on that big dude over there!")
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
And time runs out on another 15 minutes of undeserved fame.
7 posted on 01/14/2005 3:43:37 PM PST by silent_jonny (Don't judge me until you've walked a mile in the cheap Chinese shoes I bought at Wal-Mart.)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
ALI G star Sasha Baron Cohen was almost lynched by angry Americans after taking a prank too far at a rodeo.

I wish he had been lynched.

8 posted on 01/14/2005 3:45:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
this guy's show on HBO grows on you. He is a Jewish guy that has several characters that are so wacky, you can't believe he exists safely among ANY population.


9 posted on 01/14/2005 3:45:36 PM PST by bitt ('every fifth round is a tracer')
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To: nuconvert
He has made a lot of money with his comedy routine, but he has well and truly passed his use-by-date. Some comedians enjoy trying to insult someone else or a group of people without them knowing it. Elitist, egotistical one-upmanship. It is arrogance of the worst sort.

P.S. I have met some Lace Monitor Lizards during my stays at Croajingolong National Park in far South Eastern Australia that were very interesting creatures.

10 posted on 01/14/2005 3:47:09 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Sheesh. What a moron. He won't be invited back.


11 posted on 01/14/2005 3:49:58 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: Palladin

He's also a Kohanim, from the priestly caste of the Jewish people, but I don't think he will have any place in the Messianic government. He might just get an occasional gig as the substitute court jester, or he just might be consigned to traveling around the world working at small, insignificant shows at divey bars in western towns.


12 posted on 01/14/2005 3:54:47 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Isn't Ali G from England? If so revoke his visa and never let him return. if not, oh well...


13 posted on 01/14/2005 4:03:11 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Yes he is a Brit. Spoiltbrit.


14 posted on 01/14/2005 4:05:10 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Insulting folks at a rodeo no less! NOT a wise idea for a variety of reasons.


15 posted on 01/14/2005 4:07:03 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Yes, another spoilt Brit-brat trying to embarrass his father--and succeeding.


16 posted on 01/14/2005 4:09:04 PM PST by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: speed_addiction
They lack empathy. They actually think their philosophical position is higher which thus justifies their behaviour.
17 posted on 01/14/2005 4:14:14 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
I've been to a few Rodeos and found them to be very interesting spectacles. It is not my favourite sport to watch, (taste in sport is a bit like taste in music and food, there are many possibilities and we all have our natural preferences) but I respect the skill and courage shown by the riders.
18 posted on 01/14/2005 4:17:19 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
"Insulting folks at a rodeo no less"

Any truth the rumor he is part of the half time show at this years Super Bowl?

(sarcasm)

19 posted on 01/14/2005 4:22:10 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
... This very talented son of a British rabbi should have known better.

Maybe, but if you were familiar with Cohen's "Borat" skits, you know he plays it WAY over the edge. It amazes me that he isn't punched out regularly.

That said, I find him hilarious. But that's just me.

20 posted on 01/14/2005 4:29:21 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine
Some parts of his skits are funny, but he specializes in knocking other places and taking the mickey out of people. He goes way too far on occasions. Certain types of humour and other forms of entertainment can be subversive and dangerous.

In more concise words...He is a smart arse.
21 posted on 01/14/2005 4:34:49 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: John Valentine
Agree, waaaaaaaaaaaay over the edge!

He was a graduation speaker at Harvard last year, showing that even Harvard students have ...well, they have something!

Did you see the Andy Rooney interview?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,130109,00.html

Rooney Victim of Ali G Prank

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Attention assistants of high-profile network news stars: You and your bosses are simple prey for Sacha Baron Cohen (search) — better known as goofy British rapper/TV host Ali G.

The latest newsman to fall victim to Ali G's inane questions is "60 Minutes" curmudgeon Andy Rooney (search), who lost his temper and tossed Ali G from his office while the rapper (who is white) accused him of being a racist — a sensitive subject with Rooney.

The surreal segment aired during the end credits on last Sunday's episode on HBO.

To land Rooney for the show, "Ali G" producers bypassed CBS News' usually cautious press department and contacted Rooney's assistant directly.

Rooney was sent an official-looking letter from what he believed was a "youth-oriented, educational, British show" and was asked to participate in an interview about pop-culture, says a network source.

Last spring, about three "reputable"-looking staffers from "Ali G" turned up at Rooney's office to set up their equipment. Minutes before the interview began, Cohen, in the guise of Ali G, bounded into the office — but didn't say a word until the cameras began to roll.

Instead of playing along, Rooney harped on Ali G's grammar — a hard-to-understand combination of British slang peppered with made-up street talk — and finally blew his top after getting hit with questions about "da media."

On "Da Ali G Show," Cohen hoodwinks unwitting guests into sometimes startling admissions with his in-depth portrayals of three characters: Ali G, Borat, a phony TV host from Kazakhstan, and Bruno, an openly gay fashion reporter from Austria.

Cohen's recent victims include a laundry list of recognizable names from media and politics including ABC newsman Sam Donaldson (search) and Pat Buchanan (search).

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/06.10/19-classday.html

"Class Day speaker Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as Ali G, is escorted back to the podium after his speech to receive an honorary membership in the Class of 2004."


22 posted on 01/14/2005 4:58:31 PM PST by Sooth2222
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

hmmmmm...... Lots of ropes at that event I'd guess.


23 posted on 01/14/2005 5:08:43 PM PST by deport (Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.)
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To: deport
I think I remember seeing a cowgirl doing some rope tricks at one of the rodeos I once visited. What that girl could do with a piece of string would make a Yo-Yo champion jealous.
24 posted on 01/14/2005 5:13:53 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer
Redneck Sensitivity Alert!

...working at small, insignificant shows at divey bars in western towns

As opposed to working at large, significant shows at upscale bars in Eastern towns?

25 posted on 01/14/2005 5:32:59 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: SteelTrap

Pedants are boring.


26 posted on 01/14/2005 5:42:00 PM PST by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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Who booked him (at the rodeo)? Odd choice.
27 posted on 01/14/2005 10:21:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on January 13, 2005)
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To: Red Sea Swimmer

Actally, only one member of the audience became violent: Rosanne Barr, who was heard to shout "You're stealing my bit!" as police whisked her away.


28 posted on 01/15/2005 1:05:30 AM PST by Imal (Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle.)
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