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I think we do all of ourselves a dismaying disservice to fake coolness and deem such crudity as acceptable entertainment. It was ugly and gross and would have been equally so if it was a practically bare assed female landing in his face.
As degrading as that stunt must have been, it’s still better than dating Paris Hilton.
Eminem, who often slams celebrities in his own music, recently made a comeback with the release of his recent CD, "Relapse." It's not a comeback when your new album sucks.
From your Instapundit post on turning in cars.One calculation that is rarely made is the carbon footprint created by building a new car. For example, with the ruggedness and life expectancy of a Hummer, believe it or not, it becomes or can become fairly green over its lifetime.The construction of high speed rail would have a huge carbon footprint.But then Green is never about conservation.
It's that old 'wardrobe malfunction' idea coming back again -- the first time it was all fake apology, this time it's fake farce.
staged?Yeah it looks staged. michaele--I also remember Howard Stern's similar stunt years ago as Fartman. That was even more stupid but strangely enough more funny because Stern managed to offend the crowd. And as Victor Davis Hanson would remind us if he was posting here, the Greek tragedies we now thing of as timeless classics often had skits ahead of them of guys smacking each other with giant phalluses. And Bissage, if you want to go more degrading than dating Paris Hilton, I would suggest Perez Hilton.
My theory was that if Eminem was actually involved, the whole stunt would have been better - more reaction. But, if he really was wearing a live mic, than it seems clearly staged...It didn't sound like he was, though. Bruno's voice was much louder and clearer than Eminem's. Sounded like he was being picked up on Bruno's mic, to me.
I kind of figured it was staged when when Eminem lifted Sasha's silver jock and licked his taint.
Paris Hilton would be a step up...for me. And I'm not too proud to say so! I also do dumpster diving.
Call it a hunch, but I wonder if Eminem's anger comes from child abuse. If so, the LAST thing an abuse survivor wants, or can tolerate, is an ass in their face on national tv.Cohen makes me laugh, but people who push the edge for a living sometimes go to far.Trey
That picture of Eminem and Bruno entwined is the yin and yang of cultural decline, the American fin de siècle.
Bruno may have even bigger balls than Borat. Just saw the trailer at:http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/bruno/
The pair are less Sturm und Drang than Captain and Tennille.
I'm inclined to agree with Pogo. In that circumstance the figurative overwhelms the literal as far as "ass holes" go.
Then again, maybe it was staged and then Cohen did something provocative...If Cohen pootered for example, I am pretty sure I would have sweared even if I was in on the original joke.
...yin and yang of cultural declineWell said Pogo, well said.
I think if Bush had it to do over he would not pose in a flight suit under a Mission Accomplished banner. I don't know if Eminem participated in this stunt, but if he did so, he will live to regret it. Like the smile of the Cheshire cat, this is the image of him that will endure after all else fades.
"the Greek tragedies we now thing of as timeless classics often had skits ahead of them of guys smacking each other with giant phalluses."Those must been very rare Greeks from what I've seen on their statues.
This ass/face collision needs a theme song. I suggest Ella:When an irresistible force such as you, meets and old immovable object like me, you can bet as sure as you live...Something's gotta give, something's gotta giveSomething's gotta give.
"It's not a comeback when your new album sucks."All art is subjective.I'm not fan of Eminem, but somebody must be because he sold about 600,000 units in the first week.
michaele said..."It was ugly and gross and would have been equally so if it was a practically bare assed female landing in his face."I don't know about that...And can we all assume you won't be attending "Bruno?"
Sasha is also starring in an upcoming Sherlock Holmes flick along with Will Ferrell.
Those must been very rare Greeks from what I've seen on their statues.The magic of theater! I think I heard they used big fake stuffed leather ones and then ran around bopping each other with them. Sasha Baron Cohen is basically following that tradition.
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