November 5th, 2006

Whale fluke

Borat say "Pamela against cruelty to animals??!!!"

Oh.

Oh.

I saw Borat. I laughed, explosively. I squirmed, squirmingly. I flinched, frequently.

I lost track of how many different flavors of wrong that flick is. But, yes, as shocking as it is, and as uncomfortable as it'll make you...oh my God, it's funny. Its story set-up: Writer-actor Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat, an ignorant and multi-phobic reporter from Kazakhstan, who travels America (or as Borat calls it, "the U.S. and A.") for an educational video for his audience back home. He finds a better reason to travel when he sees Baywatch for the first time, and decides he's in love with Pamela Anderson and must marry her and "make great Sexy Time" with her, so then he's trying to find her. Chaos ensues I mean, chaos escalates throughout this trip: Collapse )

As it happens, I saw Borat in the same screening room where I saw Snakes on a Plane -- in fact, that was the last time until tonight I'd even been to a movie theater. And it was packed. Not only that, but the screening I'd aimed for (8:15) was sold out. I bought a ticket for the 10:30 show and killed time driving up to the Gateway Tower Records, which (I was surprised to find out) is going out of business, so I bought some CDs and a DVD on sale. And then there was the wait for the film (yes, people with tickets were lined up over an hour before showtime). And then there was the wide-eyed viewing of the film, being amazed at how intense an experience it is and how thoroughly in character Baron Cohen stays. (I'm honestly surprised no one on the film got arrested doing it.)

So: oh. Oh.
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    (in my head) "Kazakh National Anthem"
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Whale fluke

Finally, a football post

I was going to say this:
OK, I'm very much a veteran of the "cheer for the Redskins and whoever's playing the Cowboys" school of cheering, but I have to admire the 4th-and-goal stop the Cowboys made on the Skins' first attempted goal right at the goal line (the Skins guy was almost on top of it when he got pushed back).
but a few seconds later I could add to that
Safety! Safety! Score!
It was a nicely done safety, too.

2-0 'Skins! Keep it up, boys!

(Oh, yeah, occasionally I'll blog about football. I'll try to keep it interesting for the Robyns and Zarhooies and others on my f-list who don't follow the sport.)

Edited To Add: 22-19 'Skins! Decided by a blocked field goal attempt, a that-could've-been-a-cause-of-hurt penalty (grabbing the face mask in a way that could've twisted the helmet off, which hurts when it's done), and a Redskins field goal that did work (only a few minutes after one that hadn't). Yes! I thought it was headed for overtime.

I like being able to watch football again. Good wins make that like-ier. ;-)
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    "Serenada Schizophrana," Danny Elfman (after the game)
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