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From Ali G. To Borat – It’s STILL Not Funny…

By on Nov 14, 2006 in Media, Politics | 13 comments

I first saw an Ali G. show years ago. I laughed. I didn’t laugh much, but I did laugh once, as I ‘got’ the joke, and then something spectacularly simple happened; I no longer found it funny. Sacha Baron Cohen was, and continues to be, a one trick pony; 1 ) lie to people, 2) subject them to a false premise conducted by somebody pretending to be even more stupid than he really is, and 3) watch them get initially frustrated by the sheer idiocy put on display, before 4) they finally grow annoyed as they realize that this is nothing but a cheap offensive waste of their time. That was Ali G then, and that, today, is Borat. Needless to say, since Sacha is such a one trick pony, he can never quite play the same place twice, such is notoriety. Thus, having pretty much beaten a dead horse to shreds across the ocean, he now comes to Amerika – where the audience has not yet...

By The Sword: Fact & Fiction…

By on Sep 28, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

Interesting article about the Pope Mess by Uri Avnery, an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. Read it here.

Pope – A Bit More…

By on Sep 25, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

You might find this to be of interest.

The Pope ‘Thing’ – Messier & Messier…

By on Sep 23, 2006 in Politics | 5 comments

So here I am, reading an article called ‘The Pope on Islam‘ by a Dominic Lawson. Lawson obviously has a vain view of himself, setting himself up as some intellectual man of courage, daring to speak out the things which others only dare think…etc..etc… He claims that, despite claims to the contrary from moderates on both sides, the religions are natural enemies with mutually offensive beliefs. He says “Christianity exists only on the basis that Jesus Christ is the son of God. Islam exists only on the basis that God dictated his laws to Mohamed and that the Koran contains the actual words of God” – ignoring completely the simple fact that both religions share one common notion, i.e. monotheism. He also fails to see that some issues are due to chronological issues. For example, Islam, coming after Christianity, clearly calls both Jews and...

Gibson This…

By on Aug 6, 2006 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

“Meanwhile, the fuss about Gibson’s outburst has eclipsed less famous prophets, such as the Rev John Hagee. A Texan televangelist, Hagee recently told a meeting of Christian Zionists that the attacks on Lebanon are ‘a miracle of God’. Several senators attended his symposium, at which he received a personal message of praise from President Bush.” – Why are we crucifying Mel Gibson? Yup. Who’s paying attention?

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