Cultural Learnings for Kazakstahn

All right, raise your hand if you’ve seen Borat.

We actually saw it last weekend, and I have to say although I found myself laughing almost constantly, it was mostly with my hands covering my mouth or eyes and saying, “Oh my god” a million times.

If you have any kind of sensitivity of almost any kind, this is not the movie for you.

But Gina, you say, how is this movie relevant to the Orange County Metblog?

Because at the end of the movie, the Virgin Megastore in Orange is featured. And we all know they had to pick the one in Orange over the one on Sunset because yo, the Block’s got parking lots big enough for poor Pamela Anderson to run around in.

We rock.

2 Comments so far

  1. LipLash (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

    Borat makes jokes at other people’s expense. It’s just not funny if the joke’s on you. I don’t really enjoy humor where actual people with actual feelings are the butt of jokes.

    Celebrities are one thing. They are in the spotlight because they wish to be. That makes them fair game. But lying to a car salesman or a segment producer or a frat-boy in an effort to make them look foolish is just pointless.

    In the end I don’t find it funny. It just makes me slightly nervous and quite sad.

  2. Richard (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    This movie is definitely not for the easily offended. I thought it was hilarious. Nobody made the people in this movie look like folls, they did well enough on their own. Seems like everyone is hungry for their 15 minutes. Afterall it’s not like the camera was hidden and they didn’t sign a form agreeing to be taped.

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