Borat

BORAT….I promise to get back to politics right after this, but I’m curious: Am I the only person in America who didn’t really like Borat much? Don’t get me wrong: it had some funny scenes and delivered some laughs here and there. I’ve seen lots worse. But the lesson of the movie wasn’t some razor-sharp subversive point about how we’re all racists and xenophobes an inch under the surface, the lesson was that if you act like a complete whack job you can get ordinary people flustered and flummoxed. This doesn’t really strike me as any kind of surprise.

UPDATE: Along the same lines, check out Andrew Tobias’s interesting bit of Borat backstory today.

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