Thursday, January 13, 2005

Those lucky few who personally know your humble Felt Up blogette (you know who you are--all three of you regular readers!) know that she is extremely sensitive and hates the humor of discomfort: she had to fast-forward through most of "The Office" DVD, cringes at the very existence of Larry David and "Curb Your Enthusisasm," and shudders whenever the "George-burns-down-John-Cheever's-cabin episode of "Seinfield" is aired. It's not that she can't appreciate how incredibly funny these things are--it's just that she has to leave the room whenever they come on tv. Right up there in this Pantheon of Pain is "Da Ali G. Show," which proves chuckles, guffaws, and--most often--MORTAL DREAD in your blogette. So it is with an odd mixture of admiration and horror that she brings you this report from Page Six:


"ALI G'S BLOOD-CURDLING ANTHEM"

"TV prankster Ali G, a k a Sasha Baron Cohen, is at it again.

Posing as one of his hilarious aliases, Kazakhstan journalist "Borat," the British comic nearly incited a riot while singing the national anthem at a rodeo in Salem, Va., the other day.

Cohen-as-Borat claimed he was filming a documentary and convinced organizers to let him sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" to show his appreciation for the U.S.A.

Speaking in broken English, Cohen told the crowd he supported the war on terrorism.

'I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards," Cohen declared. 'And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq.'

After warbling what he said was his own native national anthem, Cohen proceeded to sing a butchered version of the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' ending with the words, 'your home in the grave.'

By then, he was drowned out by boos and getting flipped off by the crowd.

'If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him,' attendee Robynn Jaymes told the Roanoke Times.

Rodeo producers, who suddenly realized they had been hoaxed, escorted Cohen from the building."

Genius. Completely awesome, brave--and TOTALLY BLOOD-CURDLING! It is MUCH better to read about Borat's shenanigans than to actually see them on HBO, because your humble blogette would require: a) smelling salts, and b) a swooning couch. Sure is funny, though. "Down to the lizards" is SURE to sweep the nation as a new catch-phrase!

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