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Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Funny…….but not rolling on the floor with laughter funny; so a bit disappointed.

Some of the humor is extremely crude and unfortunately, the best jokes have been already shown in trailers. Also, I was hoping it would be even more irreverent – some of the Borat appearances on The Ali G Show (as well as the other characters, Ali G and Bruno) were by far edgier and un-PC (this could have something to do with rating issues in the US – apparently there are many deleted scenes). Perhaps a case of too much expectations. Still, scenes like the ‘chick-magnet’ at the car-dealership and the National Anthem of Kazakstan are probably the price of admission (though you could probably catch them on Youtube as well).

Oh – about the bits on ‘exposing’ the  homophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and chauvinism of middle-America – those were fairly predictable. Don’t tell me anyone is expecting a gay-pride parade at a Rodeo ? And the sexist comments by the drunk frat-boys of University of South Carolina – they are fairly lame compared to stuff I have heard back in college (in India) being discussed by guys in a sober state. Mind you, I am not condoning the actions of any of these people.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

November 17, 2006 at 10:17 am

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  1. And the sexist comments by the drunk frat-boys of University of South Carolina – they are fairly lame compared to stuff I have heard back in college (in India) being discussed by guys in a sober state.

    . True…and I’ll attest to that as well. Perhaps we need a Borat in India too but nah! he would be banned at the first joke.

    Patrix

    November 21, 2006 at 1:11 am


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