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Brüno Blitzes Conan O’Brien

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest cultural satire is upon us—and the host of the “Tonight Show.” Conan O’Brien does his best, but all the lap-dancing and Kugel-staring is just too much for him to bear.

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By Charlene Cheek, July 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm Link to this comment
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I didn’t like Cohen making fun of how dumb Americans are in the first movie & I don’t like it now—especially with the tired old gay rountine.
When Jay Leno does it—it’s different because he’s American.
Cohen’s peeps are the same ones who brought down our country financially & continue to stick it to us—on Wall Street, at the Fed, the US Govmint, Goldman Sachs, AIG, etc., & his peeps own all 5 huge conglomerates that control the entire US media. I understand it’s historical fact that they began the porno market in this county also.
Listen up Mr. Cohen & friends—I AM NOT LAUGHING.
Naomi Klein began a boycott of anything from Israel or connected to Israel—-& I say boycott Mr. Cohen & brothers.

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By ThatDeborahGirl, June 29, 2009 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment
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By hippie4ever, June 28 at 2:03 pm #
Intelligent people understand the nature and function of satire; crashing bores don’t get it.

Read this article to find out the definition of “failed satire” and why your attitude about only “intelligent people” understanding satire is wrong.

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By hippie4ever, June 28, 2009 at 11:03 am Link to this comment

Intelligent people understand the nature and function of satire; crashing bores don’t get it.

Sasha Baron Cohen is hysterical in Bruno, his latest incarnation, and looks nothing like his other alter-ego “Borat” which is quite an accomplishment for a comic actor. Compare his mannerisms, movement, voice inflection & intonation, facial expressions as Bruno & then check out “Borat.” Finally a genuine comic genius as an alternative to the posers coming off SNL.

I appreciate his “take no prisoners” assault on phony western cultural norms, and the fact a gay man is making fun of a segment of gay culture is simply delicious.

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By Clash, June 28, 2009 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

Truthdig has gone make believe also, if this is all you could come up with for space filler your in a sorry state, what CRAP.

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By RobertinWestbury, June 28, 2009 at 9:10 am Link to this comment

“Why are you wasting both time and space on stories like this?”

Humor maybe? 

Not sure all the news has to be sad, scarey, dangerous stuff all the time. 

Having said that, it wasn’t my type of humor.

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By don knutsen, June 28, 2009 at 8:06 am Link to this comment
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Is it just me….Or is anyone else getting sick of the guys need to display his exhibitionism ? He seems to have found the route to shock americans. Our uptight view of sexism and he’s using it to the extream. I for one am geting tired of seeing his ass everywhere I look. There was a movie made not long ago called “Idiocracy”....seems to explain what is happening pretty well. The favorite movie amongst the population was “Ass”..just showing some guy’s unatrractive butt and nothing more. The favorite TV show was “Ow My Balls”...What made the movie funny was that it was supposedly porttrayiong an extream view of where we are heading in our sources of entertainment, trouble is it actually wasn’t far off the mark at all. The only thing funny about his bare arse flying around at the awards show was whose head , the angry white, rich rap “artist” he ended up landing on, but then we find out that was all contrived anyway. Maybe we should stop celebrating the lowest common denominator for a change.

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By kjk, June 26, 2009 at 10:08 pm Link to this comment
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yeah, please dont put up these kinds of “articles”. that’s what tmz and other junky websites are for. we expect better from TRUTHDIG.

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By Mary Ann McNeely, June 26, 2009 at 9:38 am Link to this comment

Truthdig:  Why are you wasting both time and space on stories like this and the death of Michael Jackson?  Has the smell of the Huffington Post made you dizzy?

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By Russian Paul, June 26, 2009 at 6:53 am Link to this comment

I will watch this and I will most likely laugh hysterically, but I think the majority of Americans are unfortunately too dumb to get his kind of humor and might really associate gays with such behavior? Possibly? I don’t think most people understood that Borat’s overt anti-semitism was a joke, so it worries me a bit.

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