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Just back from seeing Bruno

1. Oh man, how he is not dead is beyond me.
2. I still love SBC.
3. I am completely amused at the audience surrounding me consisting of wall to wall frat boy.
4. And how silent it got during the very very VERY gay movie.
5. And I wonder how many will experiment tonight. :)

Funny. SO. FUNNY. And awful. And squirmy. And hilarious. Again: how he has not been killed by a mob s astounding. Run, don't walk, etc. etc.



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Jul. 11th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
My family might go on Sunday. Which I find kind of perfect.
Jul. 11th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
I get waaay too uncomfortable with this kind of humor. The "Ali G. Show" made me all panicky. I can't even watch "I Love Lucy" without squirming at how embarrassing it all is! What a wuss.
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I can't watch I Love Lucy, either, and most of the time, Da Ali G show was too much for me, too. I won't lie, my hands covered my face A LOT. But it's very very clever, in a sneaky way, which I love.
Jul. 11th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure what to think of this movie from the previews but glad to see it's good. =]
Jul. 11th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
I love the original Ali G Show, for the Ali G bits mostly. I liked Bruno on Ali G, too. He was the sketch I liked best (I always always hated Borat).

I really don't think most Americans get the joke, man. It's not American humor and I keep laughing thinking that SBC is elaborately pranking the US with performance art in such a meta way that the entire movie enterprise is not really the joke, the joke is the reaction of Americans to the apparent joke.

Also, he's my future second husband.


read the comments for a selection of pigheaded stupidity. also, SBC is not an "observant" jew. BULLHOCKEY! I wonder if he said that in an interview fucking with someone or something.

Edited at 2009-07-11 03:34 pm (UTC)
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Dude, I love him. LOVE HIM. I did like Borat, because I like what it says about Americans and their stupidity with their imagined superiority.

This movie is SO SMART. What it says about celebrity, homosexuality, heterosexuality (in particular), our [white] infatuation with always having to make blacks the hero because of white guilt (instead of letting them just be people with faults and flaws and good things)

It's so damn smart. SO SMART. Then again, the man has a Masters from Cambridge. But wait, wait, wait. Everything I've EVER read about him is that he was raised observant and his family is Orthodox! His wife converted, even! He was in Habonim Dror theater in college, too.

(And the dude is hung. He shows every inch of his body.)
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Now I will explain some Jewish Stuff.

From the wiki on habonim dror: Habonim Dror is a Culturally Jewish Socialist-Zionist youth movement.

What that means is that people who are into this are specifically NOT religious but all about Jewishness being a culture. This is the alternative to religiosity. That tension is one of the big ones within judaism. Religion and this kind of cultural jewishness are at odds w/ each other. To the point where frum (observant) Jews go so far as to say "if you had all been religious, the holocaust wouldn't have happened." Yeah, fucked up, I know.

AND FURTHER: having your wife convert even if you aren't religious is down to the fact that if he hadn't, their kids wouldn't be considering jewish by his entire family which is just the way it is, and yeah, his family's religious, so is some of mine. (I know he's not religious because he was in the jewmedia talking about this junk before ali g crossed over to the states it was an interview about ali g being a muslim chav and "don't you think you're hurting jews mocking muslims like this?" and he was like "that is the joke itself" and they were like "is it not a mitzvah to promote israel" (meaning the people, not country) and he was like "would you like a bacon sandwich?" and so on.)

In conclusion: you were raised as a mormon. It's about the same deal. Except Jews have a way to flush the religion and keep the cultural aspects.
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
I knew that the "I'm Jewish" claim comes from your mother being Jewish, so I assumed Isla did that to please the family.

I knew he wasn't Orthodox (I mean, clearly) but I thought he was observant about some of the religion, not just the cultural aspects. But then, what I know about Judiasm can fit in a coin purse. Except that they paved the way for my people to become The Chosen People, lol.

And that my favorite Mel Brooks joke is "He's not a Jew, he's jew-ish."

In conclusion, I'm writing letters between Edward and Pam, and now I'm envisioning a threeway with Emmett, Rosalie, and Pam. Because Pam would like that. Hahaha.
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, you are writing me the epistolary vampire fic??????????

*over the moon*

Yeah, idk, maybe he belongs to a temple. Could do. Um, I KNOW HE'S NOT RAHM EMMANUEL BECAUSE A JEW DOESN'T ACT LIKE THAT. Ok, I said that for my grandma.

Wouldn't it be funny if Twilight was like the Sookie novels where Bella just got everything WRONG and misunderstood what was going on around her? Maybe Rosalie and Pam kick it.
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
I am, and it's moving from letters to phone calls on answering machines. :D

LOLOLOL, I could totally see Bella and Sookie as "girlfriend, you have no idea what I... wait, you do? Let's do each other's hair and wax philosophic, by which I mean we compare how hot our vampires are."
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
I feel like cooking but I have no inspiration. You got something special?

I am excited for my story.
Jul. 11th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, what about a Mexican gazpacho? With cilantro and scallops/shrimp and some avocado? or do you want something in the bakery vein? Chai spiced scones are sounding pretty damned ridiculously good right now... I just bookmarked a bunch of recipes on my delicious page if you want to poke around.

I've got more pizza dough rising in the fridge for tonight - I coat the bottom in a light glaze of olive oil now and it makes it crisp up and taste crazy good.

I'm having a ball writing it. I've missed writing crack. :D
Jul. 11th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
I think he hasn't been killed because it's probably staged. Most of the scenes in the preview I saw didn't look like it was "guerrilla' style...
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
no no no no no. It's almost ALL guerilla style. There's one scene where he obviously had a plant, but that was ONE scene. I felt cold and sweaty when he was in Lebanon talking to a terrorist cell leader. The guy looked like he was about to truly kill him, and the interpreter's voice completely changed saying, "Get out GET OUT NOW." It wasn't staged, I'm telling you. But one scene, I won't give it away because it still works, yeah, there was a plant.
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Okay. The talk show segment in the promo looked incredibly staged.
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, dude, no. That was filmed in Dallas and trust me, those people had no idea what was happening. Watching it, I was worried he'd get gang-rushed on stage. people were outraged, and it was genuine.
Jul. 13th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
I would just like to say I dragged my parents to this on Sunday and I swear they think I'm trying to send them to an early grave.

After the focus group video/scene, my mother turned to me and was like "why am I watching this"

LOL- So much second hand embarrassment but so outrageous and hilarious

Some people did yell fuck this shit and walk out... hmm
Jul. 22nd, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
WELL! I'd been hesitant about seeing this because I felt like portions of the Borat movie were dumbed down from Da Ali G show, but now I MUST see it! That Bruno is doubleplus uncomfortable comedy and doesn't pull any punches warms the cockles of me heart.

SBC isn't dead because he is on a MISSION FROM GOD. I am looking forward to awkward silence in my (suburban Bible Belt) mall movie theater!
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