Original Borat

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lexus, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. lexus macrumors 68000

    lexus

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Location:
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
  3. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    #3
    I despise Borat. Ali G was alright but Borat is just a joke. He is a copy and not a good one at that and is also highly insulting mainly to Jews which i despise.
     
  4. MacNeXT macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    #4
    How is he insulting jews? It is called satire. Everyone is entitled to his opinion. You can find it funny, tasteless, hilarious or childish. But saying he's insulting jews shows off your ignorance of not understanding the concept of irony.

    It's not the jews he's insulting when he makes an antisemitic remark, it's the kazaks.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #5
    I'm not much a fan of this kind of comedy but I find Borat absolutely hilarious.

    *on a PC. probably bd pselling
     
  6. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Up the irons
    #6
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but that guy aint Kazak. He's Turkish.

    -Scroll all the way down.

    For the record, I find Da Ali G Show freakin' hilarious, no matter how stupid it is. :D
     
  7. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

    OnceUGoMac

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    #7
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but he's Jewish. Hence the irony mentioned. Ali G, Borat, and Bruno are all portrayed by the same actor, a Jewish-Brit.
     
  8. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    #8
    Listen to other things that he has done. "Kill all the Jews, Kill all the dirty Jews" "throw the Jew down the well", it is insulting and distasteful.
     
  9. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    #9
    You realise Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish don't you?:D
    Personally when you can't take the p*ss out of yourself is the the day you've lost the plot.
    Each to his own I suppose.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #10
    Yes, kill those Jews, especially those naughty brainy ones that live in England.
     
  11. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    #11
    Dude, scroll up, he is Jewish.

    I personally find a lot of the stuff he does very funny. For example, the bit where he was talking about keeping your wife in a cage had me splitting my sides :eek:
     
  12. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2005
    Location:
    Miami
    #12
    Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedic GENIUS! I've been a big fan of his for a long time, and I'm glad he is going to be cashing in BIG with the release of his borat movie. For all you haters (of course there always has to be some), come on, get a sense of humor.
     
  13. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Location:
    One Nation Under Gordon
    #13
    I find Cohen sporadically funny but his ability to stay in character all the time is impressive.
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #14
    As a british-jew, I found the 'flush the jews down the well' scene the best of all Borat scenes. It did not make fun of kazaks (as some have implied), it actually made fun of the ignorant americans singing along. How on earth did some people not get that?
     
  15. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Location:
    One Nation Under Gordon
    #15
    It's not 'getting it'. It's just that making fun of Americans is too easy :p
     
  16. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #16
    But then they think that he is making fun of Kazaks. I need a rant against Americans...but I don't think that this forum is the place to have it.
     
  17. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

    lexus

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Location:
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
    #17
    You can buy the album from his movie on itunes now and it is great!!
     
  18. Applejuice macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #20
    as an american atheist jew, I love Borat, and Throw the Jew down the Well is hillarious :D
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #21
    As a madman, I find him clever, insightful and hilarious. :D
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #22
    I can't put my finger on what he's insulting, perhaps he's insulting our perception of what he should be. He's from Kazakhstan but frequently drops in Polish words (though they might share the same language?), his accent seems to be 'general' middle east along with his beliefs. The way I see it Borat is just an amalgamation of that part of the world and what we'd expect for someone there to be like.

    Or you could just say it's **** funny :)

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=E_OB4K4_9_0 is very Borat like.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vFP-MktgOKU&mode=related&search= best of Borat :)
     
  22. MrSmith macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    #23
    For those of you that don't get it, I suggest you read a bit about him. How can anyone really believe singing about 'throwing jews down the well' in the 21st century is anything but satire?
     
  23. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #24
    The Official Borat site as linked to from the movie trailers.

    http://www.borat.tv/

    Freakin' hilarious! :D

    Chakoui
     
  24. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #25
    Agreed. I watched him on Jonathan Ross last night, and it occurred to me ...when does he snap out of being Borat and become himself again?

    I guess this will be the end of Borat, now the secret's out.
     

Share This Page