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Postby flipp525 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:03 am

Laughable.



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Postby ITALIANO » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:58 am

Well, I mean, considering that the situation was surreal and you ran faster, yes, I can't deny that there are moments when I'd have gladly joined the group of hicks. And I run fast, too.

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Postby flipp525 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:02 pm

ITALIANO wrote:Well, what they did was terrible and I hope it doesnt happen often in America. But I must admit that, considering that you werent hit or hurt, it made me smile a bit...

This is just weird. You smiled to yourself at the thought of me being chased? Ooookay.
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Postby Zahveed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:10 pm

Nice double entendre there.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:54 pm

As in you didn't provoke it...Guy Pearce did incite the situation.
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Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:21 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Minus the provocation, it reminds me of the scene in Priscilla where Guy Pearce is being chased by a bunch of redneck Australians.

Minus what provocation though? I didn't do anything other than, I don't know, look good in a tank!
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:14 pm

Minus the provocation, it reminds me of the scene in Priscilla where Guy Pearce is being chased by a bunch of redneck Australians.
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Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:46 pm

Well, what they did was terrible and I hope it doesnt happen often in America. But I must admit that, considering that you werent hit or hurt, it made me smile a bit...

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:42 pm

ITALIANO wrote:
flipp525 wrote: A couple of them looked like a group of hicks that ran after me down the street throwing bottles and rocks at me screaming 'FAGGOT!' some years ago. Lucky for me, I was a state semi-finalist in the hurdles and I'm fast as fuck.

Yes, good for you, but what had you done to them? I mean, why did they start running after you?

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Postby Zahveed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:39 pm

That sounds like a scene from a movie, Flipp.
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Postby ITALIANO » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:38 pm

flipp525 wrote: A couple of them looked like a group of hicks that ran after me down the street throwing bottles and rocks at me screaming 'FAGGOT!' some years ago. Lucky for me, I was a state semi-finalist in the hurdles and I'm fast as fuck.

Yes, good for you, but what had you done to them? I mean, why did they start running after you?

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:25 pm

Oh, I couldn't agree more, Zahveed. There was a lot of very obvious baiting going on throughout the movie, particularly in that hunting scene. Those guys didn't seem all that bad, to be honest, but who isn't going to freak out when a naked man is standing outside of your tent trying to snuggle up to you?

The people in the Arkansas arena now, however, displayed some truly ugly reactions that, for me, were bordering on frightening. Not that Cohen should've expected any better, but it was an angry mob mentality for sure. A couple of them looked like a group of hicks that ran after me down the street throwing bottles and rocks at me screaming 'FAGGOT!' some years ago. Lucky for me, I was a state semi-finalist in the hurdles and I'm fast as fuck.
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Postby Zahveed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:22 pm

One of the networks did a special like that for primetime. It was "What Would You Do?" or something. Some of it was kind of sickening when they sided with the aggressors (actors), but there were a lot of people that stood up for the victims too (also actors). Then they went to France with a couple of actors as "typical Americans", a rude, overweight couple with American flag t-shirts that praised Bush. The French just kind of laughed at them and ignored them and their hijinks. Only a few citizens and another tourist corrected their manners and mistakes.
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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:15 pm

What I would like to see is an honest portrait of America's prejudice. Get real people or real stereotypes in there, but not push things...do it by secret camera, not with film crew, then video tape how people react while the person is there and then how they react when that person has left. You learn a lot more about how people act when A) they don't know they are being recorded, B) don't think it's all a big joke and play along to get on the big screen and C) when they aren't surrounded with like-minded people versus having someone around they have to be "polite" to.
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Postby Zahveed » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:12 pm

In retrospect, when you force that kind of agression like he did - you're going to get a negative response no matter what you're doing. It's the same thing if a straight guy was being a sexist pig at a feminist rally. Even with the hunting trip those guys were trying to mind their own business and tolerate him, but Bruno insisted on pushing the buttons to piss them off. I'm not saying there aren't homophobic people, but he was much more aggressive to push buttons than he was in Borat.
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