Thursday, July 30, 2009

#Silly Week: a short supply of self deprecation

Believe it or not, the 'moderate' Palestinian terrorist gang, the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, has actually taken the bait: unable to place satire into context, and even more incapable of performing an act of self deprecation, the terror group is shaken to the core with outrage over Brüno's apparent lack of respect in the face of its awsome respectibility (in the sense of the mob: respect from the barrel of a gun).

- Caption: "Islamic Rage Boy" by The Nose on Your Face

Well, some intrinsic largess is required before the art of self deprecation can be mastered. A beginning of a sense of humor would also come in handy.

Yes, it is terrible that "the interviewee", as some commentator put it, has been put "in mortal danger". But is that a reason to appease the mob? Or reverse the morality and blame Brüno's perverted sense of humor? Or Western 'laissez faire'? 

Hell, no! The comments appears to be in reference to the head mobster having associated himself with a homosexual (the character Brüno), a fact that might well persuade his enlightened Muslim brethern to take a box cutter to his neck!

There's nothing like a dose of humor to pull the plug on self important, sad suckers. Watch here Sacha Baron Cohen making morons out of a bunch of idiots (graphic).

The entire episode stands symbol for the confusion and silliness of our time! Read it all ... a few gems are hidden away in the comments too. 

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen discussing the idea of interviewing a real live terrorist on Letterman:

Times Online: "Terrorist threat to Sacha Baron Cohen over Brüno ridicule"  (includes the scene of wrath)

Sacha Baron Cohen has stepped up his security after being threatened by a militant Palestinian group angered at its portrayal in the film Brüno.

The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a coalition of Palestinian militias in the West Bank, said in a statement released to a Jerusalem-based journalist that it was “very upset” that it featured in the film starring Baron Cohen’s homosexual fashionista alter ego.

“We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man,” it said. “The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.”

The London-born comic is taking the threat seriously and has improved security for himself and his family in preparation for violent reprisals. (...) >>>


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