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Posted: 1/11/2005 9:18:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 9:19:19 PM EDT by raven]
Rodeo Victim of Prank

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

So who was that mystery man wearing the cowboy hat and American flag shirt?

A man who called himself Boraq Sagdiyev from Kazakhstan (search) persuaded producers to let him sing the national anthem before the beginning of a rodeo in Salem, Va., Friday night. He said he was touring America making a documentary, and would have a film crew with him.

Instead, the crowd of nearly 4,000 at the Salem Civic Center was treated to a mangled version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," as well as a bizarre political rant, reports the Roanoke (Va.) Times.

"I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards," the man told the audience. His butchered rendition of the national anthem ended with the words "your home in the grave."

Boos and hisses filled the air, and the singer and his film crew had to be escorted out of the arena for their own safety.

"Had we not gotten them out of there, there would have been a riot," rodeo producer Bobby Rowe told the newspaper.

By the middle of the day Saturday, locals noticed that the controversial stranger looked a lot like Ali G (search), aka Borat from Kazakhstan, aka Sacha Baron Cohen (search), a British comedian whose "Da Ali G Show" has had two seasons on HBO.

"If he isn't the guy, he has an uncanny resemblance to him," civic center director Carey Harveycutter told the Times.

Cohen specializes in playing dim-witted characters who ask experts and public figures inane and embarrassing questions during interviews. He has asked Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin (search) what it was like to walk on the sun, and has had former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman (search) admit that whale droppings "have got to be massive."

Borat, one of Cohen's more recent creations, is a clueless reporter from Kazakhstan who has trouble understanding American ways, and has a few unsavory opinions of his own. On one episode of "Da Ali G Show," Borat leads unsuspecting patrons of an Arizona country-and-western bar in an anti-Semitic sing-along.

Rowe said he was approached by a California production company five months ago on behalf of Sagdiyev, and a tape of the man singing convinced Rowe the purported Kazakh was good enough to do justice to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

An HBO official, responding to a query by the Roanoke Times, said "Da Ali G Show" was not currently in production and that he had no further comment.

Friday night's singer began by telling rodeo fans that he supported the American War on Terror, but then added, "May George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq."

He then took his cowboy hat off, sang what he said was the Kazakh national anthem, put his hat back on and launched into a butchered "Star-Spangled Banner."

"If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him," said Robynn Jaymes, co-host of the morning radio show on Star Country WSLC-FM. "People were booing him, flipping him off."

"It's a wonder one of these cowboys didn't go out there and rope him up," said Lenore Rowe, the producer's wife.

Bobby Rowe caught on to what was happening pretty quickly and made sure it ended peaceably.

"I learned a lesson, that's for sure," he told the newspaper, but added that he had some words of advice for "Boraq": "You done the wrong thing at the wrong place."
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:21:41 PM EDT
"If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him," said Robynn Jaymes, co-host of the morning radio show on Star Country WSLC-FM. "People were booing him, flipping him off."



ha ha ha

they should have.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:22:35 AM EDT
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:32:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:37:57 AM EDT
He has asked Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin (search) what it was like to walk on the sun, and has had former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman (search) admit that whale droppings "have got to be massive."


Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:44:00 AM EDT
BAN HIM!

Wait... do Arfcom Mods have the power to ban people in real life...

Doesn't matter, BAN HIM anyway.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:46:49 AM EDT
That's an episode I don't want to miss. That Boraq character is his best.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:49:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 1:22:43 AM EDT
Thank god most of you guys here have the ability to laugh at yourselves. By 'you guys', I meant the guys that have responded on this thread. Im sure there will be other posts calling for Sacha Baren Cohen to be strung up by the balls from the Statue of Liberty's torch.

Anyone who has seen 'Da Ali G' Show will testify thats its bloody hilarious, and the best parts are when he interviews people as his characters but they believe he is for real. He must stay in character the whole time, even during the pre interview arrangements. Anyone see the show where he went to the FBI academy and kept trying to shoot people with his training gun gangsta' style? Or where he interviewed the guy from the Drug Awareness Charity in Britain and asked him if he could recommend a good one for teenagers to start on?

Hilarious show, but it looks like this time he could be mauled for savaging your scared national anthem. Maybe you could throw him in the same cell as Roseanne?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 1:23:08 AM EDT
Did anyone see Borat's country song? Fucking hilarious.

"Throw the Jew down the well, so my country can free, and if you see the Jew coming, you must be careful of this teeth"

he had the crowd going and singing along too. It's funny because Sascha Baron Cohen is jewish himself.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:00:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.



Oh well, THAT makes it okay that he butchered our national anthem in front of a crowd of people who wanted to hear a genuine version of it, because well, he has a SHOW.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:09:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.




And comedians should understand that getting stomped by a bunch of good ol'boys is all just part of the fun also...
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:11:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.




And comedians should understand that getting stomped by a bunch of good ol'boys is all just part of the fun also...




Yea that would have been entertaining, I might have even watched it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:29:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.



Oh well, THAT makes it okay that he butchered our national anthem in front of a crowd of people who wanted to hear a genuine version of it, because well, he has a SHOW.



Don't put words in my mouth.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:33:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 3:37:21 AM EDT by John_Wayne777]

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.



Comedy is fine.

But some damn foreigner showing up in our nation mocking our national anthem and the flag our patriots have died to preserve deserves to get his butt kicked.

Period.

I wish those cowboys would have beat the living crap out of him.

I wouldn't go to the UK and piss on their flag. Hell, I wouldn't even go to France and piss on their flag. I expect the same respect offered to us.

ETA: It would have been one thing to do this in Berkley. But at a rodeo in Virginia? I am ashamed of my state. Somebody from around here should have delivered a grade A number 1 a$$-kickin to this punk.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:07:26 AM EDT

But some damn foreigner showing up in our nation mocking our national anthem and the flag our patriots have died to preserve deserves to get his butt kicked.

Period.

I wish those cowboys would have beat the living crap out of him.





There ya go, I knew it wouldnt take long.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:20:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:24:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.

I've seen the show. It's funny.
However, his actions as profiled in the above article aren't funny.
Having a hard time seperating the two?




I didn't think you saw the show, because if you had, you wouldn't have be surprised by this or anything else HBO lets it get away with. Do you understand my comments now?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:25:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:26:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaulR72:

But some damn foreigner showing up in our nation mocking our national anthem and the flag our patriots have died to preserve deserves to get his butt kicked.

Period.

I wish those cowboys would have beat the living crap out of him.





There ya go, I knew it wouldnt take long.




Door. Ass.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:41:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.

I've seen the show. It's funny.
However, his actions as profiled in the above article aren't funny.
Having a hard time seperating the two?




I didn't think you saw the show, because if you had, you wouldn't have be surprised by this or anything else HBO lets it get away with. Do you understand my comments now?

Nope



Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:00:58 AM EDT
I've seen the show.

It's funny, but this was wrong.

I wouldn't do this to someone's national anthem.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:06:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.



It would have been one thing to do this in Berkley. But at a rodeo in Virginia? I am ashamed of my state.



Yeah, I'm pretty embarrased that they have a rodeo in Salem too.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:16:19 AM EDT



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Originally Posted By PaulR72:


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But some damn foreigner showing up in our nation mocking our national anthem and the flag our patriots have died to preserve deserves to get his butt kicked.

Period.

I wish those cowboys would have beat the living crap out of him.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


There ya go, I knew it wouldnt take long.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Door. Ass.



Sorry, pal, I'm staying for this one. I dont want to miss just how big a mountain you make out of this molehill.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:32:14 AM EDT
Boos and hisses filled the air, and the singer and his film crew had to be escorted out of the arena for their own safety.

"Had we not gotten them out of there, there would have been a riot," rodeo producer Bobby Rowe told the newspaper.


No shit?! I'm surprised they got out at all. They were lucky.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:33:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.

Uhh, did you read what he said and did?




.... you haven't seen the show.



Oh well, THAT makes it okay that he butchered our national anthem in front of a crowd of people who wanted to hear a genuine version of it, because well, he has a SHOW.



Don't put words in my mouth.



Then make the ones that come off your keyboard more explanatory, so people won't be tempted to read into them.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:38:55 AM EDT
"down to the lizards"

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:39:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaulR72:
Thank god most of you guys here have the ability to laugh at yourselves. By 'you guys', I meant the guys that have responded on this thread. Im sure there will be other posts calling for Sacha Baren Cohen to be strung up by the balls from the Statue of Liberty's torch.

Anyone who has seen 'Da Ali G' Show will testify thats its bloody hilarious, and the best parts are when he interviews people as his characters but they believe he is for real. He must stay in character the whole time, even during the pre interview arrangements. Anyone see the show where he went to the FBI academy and kept trying to shoot people with his training gun gangsta' style? Or where he interviewed the guy from the Drug Awareness Charity in Britain and asked him if he could recommend a good one for teenagers to start on?

Hilarious show, but it looks like this time he could be mauled for savaging your scared national anthem. Maybe you could throw him in the same cell as Roseanne?



You sir, nailed it. Most people in the US have a great sense of humor and get Cohen's humor. However, people will always come unglued when the flag or national anthem is dishonored. Anyway, you must be a displaced American or you spend a lot of time watching Roseanne reruns.

bd
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:46:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.




And comedians should understand that getting stomped by a bunch of good ol'boys is all just part of the fun also...

now that would have been funny!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:47:27 AM EDT
He's a funny little jewish boy. For the whole first season I thought he was either mexican, mixed, or a muslim.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:51:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noname:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.


And comedians should understand that getting stomped by a bunch of good ol'boys is all just part of the fun also...


Heheheh. What's good for the goose is good for the gander!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:56:29 AM EDT
BOOYAKASHA!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:00:27 AM EDT
Not Funny.

+1 for "stomp his ass."
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:18:40 AM EDT
"In Kazhakstan we have many hobbies: disco dancing, archery, rape and table tennis..."

"If you come back with me to my country,(....) I will give you television and remote control..."

"Englishman must have a hobby. Some like to collect the stamp or make jam. But the most fun is to kill a a little animal with a shotgun or rip him up with a wild dog."

"I am very strong physique and I can hold a very large woman down for 3 hours...I am strong, I can throw rock at a gypsy from 15 metres. 10 metre if I am chained up."

My mother never love me. Sometimes she said that she wish she was rape by somebody else.



Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:19:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 7:21:33 AM EDT by u-baddog]
Disrespecting the National Anthem on purpose is not a joke, its akin to burning the flag to me.
Go right ahead and do it but do expect to suffer because of your actions.

He maybe a funny bitch but I would laugh harder if he got his ass kicked.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:14:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:21:54 AM EDT
If that had happened at a Texas rodeo, the news story would have been different and we could all see the pics on orgish or rotten.com
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:29:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 9:31:49 AM EDT by LoginName]
Some pretty funny Ali G/Borat clips.

onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/cat_ali_g_video.html

The one with the Broadwater guy is a howl.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:40:06 AM EDT

You sir, nailed it. Most people in the US have a great sense of humor and get Cohen's humor. However, people will always come unglued when the flag or national anthem is dishonored. Anyway, you must be a displaced American or you spend a lot of time watching Roseanne reruns.

bd



I am neither, sir, but thank you anyway. I am but a humble hired gun making a handsome kings ransom from your warmongering imperialistic presidents swath of destruction though Mesapotamia. Bloody loving it, too
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 9:59:24 AM EDT
I catch Ali G's show every week and he is hilarious. But if you play with fire you may get burnt. If you ask me, that stunt was stupid and he would have deserved what he got.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:05:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By AgentFork:
What are you talking about. Da Ali G Show is hilarious.

God forbid some people are offended by a comedian.



Comedy is fine.

But some damn foreigner showing up in our nation mocking our national anthem and the flag our patriots have died to preserve deserves to get his butt kicked.

Period.

I wish those cowboys would have beat the living crap out of him.

I wouldn't go to the UK and piss on their flag. Hell, I wouldn't even go to France and piss on their flag. I expect the same respect offered to us.

ETA: It would have been one thing to do this in Berkley. But at a rodeo in Virginia? I am ashamed of my state. Somebody from around here should have delivered a grade A number 1 a$$-kickin to this punk.



+1

Ali G is a liberal punk that needs a .223 right between his fucken eyes!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:08:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PaulR72:

You sir, nailed it. Most people in the US have a great sense of humor and get Cohen's humor. However, people will always come unglued when the flag or national anthem is dishonored. Anyway, you must be a displaced American or you spend a lot of time watching Roseanne reruns.

bd



I am neither, sir, but thank you anyway. I am but a humble hired gun making a handsome kings ransom from your warmongering imperialistic presidents swath of destruction though Mesapotamia. Bloody loving it, too



Helen Clark will tax your nuts off when you get back you Imperialist lackey!

ANdy
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:13:41 AM EDT
Alas, my friend, any nuts fair Helen may obtain from my purse would surely pale in comparison to her own bountiful ballsacs.

God bless, pass the 7.62 short.

Sorry all...I've been drinking.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:25:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 10:26:55 AM EDT by vito113]

Originally Posted By PaulR72:
Alas, my friend, any nuts fair Helen may obtain from my purse would surely pale in comparison to her own bountiful ballsacs.

God bless, pass the 7.62 short.

Sorry all...I've been drinking.





She's a fearsome looking party… can't understand why you guys voted her in…the RNZN guys opinions of her are pretty unprintable.

ANdy
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:36:31 AM EDT
What are you talking about? Shes gorgeous!!

Dont forget, this is the land of hobbits, my friend. As long as shes over four feet tall and her feet arent too hairy, shes fair game.

The malaysian PM described her as a 'Supermodel' at one of the APECs....now HE's been drinking, alright.

But lets not divert the thread mate. Im interested to see what the verdict is on poor Ali G. I think the banjo players are warming up for the lynch mob...
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:26:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:37:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 12:39:39 PM EDT by nightstalker]
SOME of you guys are like the neighbor that "tee hees" at a dog crapping on somebody else's lawn but would go ballistic over finding a pile in your own.

Hey, next time you pay good money to go see your favorite rock act and some clown comes out instead, just remember how much you love Ali G. Maybe he'll show up at your kid's bar mitsvah and do a strip-tease. You'll love it, I guarantee it,
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:39:55 PM EDT
When did it air? I have a feeling I saw that episode.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 2:10:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 2:16:51 PM EDT by vito113]

Originally Posted By PaulR72:
Im interested to see what the verdict is on poor Ali G. I think the banjo players are warming up for the lynch mob...





…dis iz well a bad sityouashun 2 be in innit!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 2:30:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
SOME of you guys are like the neighbor that "tee hees" at a dog crapping on somebody else's lawn but would go ballistic over finding a pile in your own.

...





There you have it. I guess it just depends on whose ox is being gored.

Comedy is as American as apple pie, rodeos and the national anthem.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:11:42 PM EDT
making fun of our fucking national anthem is comedy? i guess i didnt get the memo.
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