Thursday, January 13, 2005

Borat+rodeo = hilarity

It's been a slow week, and I'm too busy to troll for material at work, so I'm ripping this off from BigSoccer. Sorry.

Our favorite roving journalist from Kazakhstan visits a rodeo in Roanoke, VA, hilarity ensues. [click here to continue]
Speaking in broken English, the mysterious man first told the decidedly pro-American crowd - it was a rodeo, of all things, in Salem, of all places - that he supported the war on terrorism.

"I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards," he said...

An uneasy murmur ran through the crowd.

"And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq," he continued, according to Robynn Jaymes...

Then the man took off his hat and sang what he said was his native national anthem. He then told the crowd to be seated, put his hat back on, and launched into a butchered version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that ended with the words "your home in the grave".

... By then, a restless crowd had turned downright nasty.

"If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him," Jaymes said. "People were booing him, flipping him off."

Then, Roanoke, VA discovers the internet but misplaces sense of humor. More hilarity ensues.

Ed. I have actually visited the Roanoke Valley, Blacksburg to be exact, a few times, and it's actually a nice place. A little too quiet for my taste, but people are nice and the Blue Ridge Mountains are absolutely gorgeous. Still, you gotta love that after 2 seasons on HBO, Ali, Borat and Bruno can still punk a whole crowd of people. But rodeo in Virginia? Seriously?

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