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Sacha Baron Cohen is to return to TV with a new satirical comedy series that will begin next week on Channel 4 in the UK and Showtime in the US .

The Borat star has been secretly filming the seven episodes for a year.

The show, which premieres on Showtime on Sunday, marks his first full series for TV since Da Ali G Show in 2004.

Showtime said Who is America? "will explore the diverse individuals... across the political and cultural spectrum" in the US.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44777857

 

https://twitter.com/SachaBaronCohen/status/1014553587903442944

https://twitter.com/SachaBaronCohen/status/1016082033099997184

 

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Stolen Valor.  Prosecute the motherfucker.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/258

Public Law No: 113-12 (06/03/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

  • a Congressional Medal of Honor,
  • a distinguished-service cross,
  • a Navy cross,
  • an Air Force cross,
  • a silver star,
  • a Purple Heart,
  • a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
  • a Combat Action Badge,
  • a Combat Medical Badge,
  • a Combat Action Ribbon,
  • a Combat Action Medal, or
  • any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.
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18 minutes ago, Saorsa said:

Stolen Valor.  Prosecute the motherfucker.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/258

Public Law No: 113-12 (06/03/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

  • a Congressional Medal of Honor,
  • a distinguished-service cross,
  • a Navy cross,
  • an Air Force cross,
  • a silver star,
  • a Purple Heart,
  • a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
  • a Combat Action Badge,
  • a Combat Medical Badge,
  • a Combat Action Ribbon,
  • a Combat Action Medal, or
  • any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.

WTF does this have to do with Borat?    What am I missing? 

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7 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Asking to be informed - cite? 

if you care she's playing the rightwing victim in the news. clearly the faithful are being whipped up into a patriotic fervor to defend the stupid (as he's an entertainer - clearly - I fail to see why I should be prosecuted for this anymore than any actor portraying a service member on screen should be prosecuted)

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Just now, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

if you care she's playing the rightwing victim in the news. clearly the faithful are being whipped up into a patriotic fervor to defend the stupid

Hence the request for a cite - I'd like to see the source and make up my own mind.    I'd think that anyone appearing as a known entity in a movie would have to sign some kind of consent, but, thinking about "Roger and Me" makes me question that assumption.   

 

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6 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Hence the request for a cite - I'd like to see the source and make up my own mind.    I'd think that anyone appearing as a known entity in a movie would have to sign some kind of consent, but, thinking about "Roger and Me" makes me question that assumption.   

the lure of continued money & fame - for that's what Palin has transformed attention into - makes people easy to dupe. apparently she thought she was appearing in a "showtime historical documentary" or some such.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/arts/television/sarah-palin-sacha-baron-cohen.html

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3 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

christ you only have to google Ali G Palin

http://time.com/5335212/sarah-palin-pranked-sacha-baron-cohen/

Ha careful what you ask for..I just found more trump violence

Cohen’s other teaser video on Twitter is titled “A Message From Donald J. Trump.” It starts off with footage of President Donald Trump insulting Cohen. “This 3rd rate character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would have been punched in the face so many times right now, he’d be in a hospital,” Trump says in the video. “It was disgraceful he oughta be fired immediately. Sacha Baron Cohen go to school, learn about being funny. You don’t’ know sh*t

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4 minutes ago, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

the lure of continued money & fame - for that's what Palin has transformed attention into - makes people easy to dupe. apparently she thought she was appearing in a "showtime historical documentary" or some such.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/arts/television/sarah-palin-sacha-baron-cohen.html

I don't think that that rises to the level of "stolen valor" - more like opportunisitic impersonation, and Mrs Palin should have been smart enough to see through it and "play back", though I can see myself getting pissed too, if someone was trying to use false pretenses to besmirch me or something I believed in. 

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22 minutes ago, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

if you care she's playing the rightwing victim in the news. clearly the faithful are being whipped up into a patriotic fervor to defend the stupid (as he's an entertainer - clearly - I fail to see why I should be prosecuted for this anymore than any actor portraying a service member on screen should be prosecuted)

I think its pretty obvious what the difference is. When you go to a movie and see Forrest Gump wearing the medal of honor you know its a character in a movie. If someone walked up to you on the street and asked for you to help him/her out based on his/her service, and used a purple heart to tug at your heart (and purse) strings its different.

Now that all said, when someone doing satire does it, it feels like its somewhere in the middle. Harder to pin point. But if lying about service got him a tangible benefit (the interview) then perhaps its a violation.

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21 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Ha careful what you ask for..I just found more trump violence

Cohen’s other teaser video on Twitter is titled “A Message From Donald J. Trump.” It starts off with footage of President Donald Trump insulting Cohen. “This 3rd rate character named Sacha Baron Cohen, I only wish that he would have been punched in the face so many times right now, he’d be in a hospital,” Trump says in the video. “It was disgraceful he oughta be fired immediately. Sacha Baron Cohen go to school, learn about being funny. You don’t’ know sh*t

I linked it in the first post. ;)

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2 hours ago, Saorsa said:

Stolen Valor.  Prosecute the motherfucker.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/258

Public Law No: 113-12 (06/03/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

  • a Congressional Medal of Honor,
  • a distinguished-service cross,
  • a Navy cross,
  • an Air Force cross,
  • a silver star,
  • a Purple Heart,
  • a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
  • a Combat Action Badge,
  • a Combat Medical Badge,
  • a Combat Action Ribbon,
  • a Combat Action Medal, or
  • any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.

Maybe you could buy a sense of humor with all those SS checks. Jesus.

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7 minutes ago, MR.CLEAN said:

I think he'd be pretty stoked if someone would arrest him.  Good way to make a hundred million in box office receipts

His schtick gets old quick.  He gets a show every 5 years or so.

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9 minutes ago, Saorsa said:

His schtick gets old quick.  He gets a show every 5 years or so.

Jealous?

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Ya gotta think that parts of at least soe of the scenes were coordinated ahead of time - can you imagine personal security for Pamela Anderson actually letting someone try to stuff her in a burlap sack?  That said - his caricature of stereotypes is funny as can be.   

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50 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Jealous?

Nah, I saw him on the tube a few times in the UK.

Most of this shit gets by because people tolerate the oddity for a while before shutdown.  Good editing takes care of the rest.

 

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33 minutes ago, Nailing Malarkey Too said:

And he gets to be Mr. Knuckles cell Bitch for a Year. 

someone steal what's left of your sense of humor?
Nice down-vote total.

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4 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

someone steal what's left of your sense of humor?
Nice down-vote total.

From where I sit, hardly.  Who else would have a patriotic butt plug as an avatar?

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19 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Ya gotta think that parts of at least soe of the scenes were coordinated ahead of time - can you imagine personal security for Pamela Anderson actually letting someone try to stuff her in a burlap sack?  That said - his caricature of stereotypes is funny as can be.   

Pamela Anderson and Sarah Palin, both yesterday's news trying to maintain (regain?) attention today.

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23 hours ago, Saorsa said:

Stolen Valor.  Prosecute the motherfucker.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/258

Public Law No: 113-12 (06/03/2013)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

I don't think it would take. There is wide latitude for satire and expression. He didn't seem to imitate a veteran to steal valor, but rather to create comedy. And yes, they would need a release for a private person, but public figures like Palin have their own set of allowances.

That team is infamous for covering their legal positions.

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1 hour ago, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

Gary Cooper played Sargent York. Audie Murphy played Audie Murphy in To Hell and Back. That was the point.

 

So what?  They were movies.

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On 7/11/2018 at 1:48 PM, Nailing Malarkey Too said:

And he gets to be Mr. Knuckles cell Bitch for a Year. 

 

On 7/11/2018 at 2:22 PM, Raz'r said:

someone steal what's left of your sense of humor?
Nice down-vote total.

Leave him alone. He's infatuated with Palin and this one probably really offended the snowflake. 

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Palin is doing a fabulous job of promoting the guys show, watched a few minutes of morning TV.  Palin rocks.  I always thought he was a serious dweeb and then saw he is married to Isla Fisher, he has something going for him. 

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19 minutes ago, d'ranger said:

Palin is doing a fabulous job of promoting the guys show, watched a few minutes of morning TV.  Palin rocks.  I always thought he was a serious dweeb and then saw he is married to Isla Fisher, he has something going for him. 

He's gotta be a comedic geniuous to conceive and actually pull off the things he does.   Borat was painfully stupid, but, if you thought about the scenarios he established, it's a pretty goood look at human nature and prejudice. 

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1 minute ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

He's gotta be a comedic geniuous to conceive and actually pull off the things he does.   Borat was painfully stupid, but, if you thought about the scenarios he established, it's a pretty goood look at human nature and prejudice. 

I thought Isla Fisher was a resort island that was out of my league.  At least I was partially correct.  

Some of the best Borat stuff didn't make the movie.  The scene from the sing-a-long in (I think) Tuscon, where he gets the crowd to join in the singing without thinking about it, is priceless.  

 

 

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I don't know if it's ignorance or just plain bigotry in the above clip and while thinking are there really people this stupid? I see in our local rag that a woman has a Youtube channel promoting her flat earth theories along with the moon landing was faked, climate change and gravity are both lies.  She has 13,000 followers.

Stupidity in Texas, it ain't just Louie Gohmert.

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22 minutes ago, d'ranger said:

I don't know if it's ignorance or just plain bigotry in the above clip and while thinking are there really people this stupid? I see in our local rag that a woman has a Youtube channel promoting her flat earth theories along with the moon landing was faked, climate change and gravity are both lies.  She has 13,000 followers.

Stupidity in Texas, it ain't just Louie Gohmert.

I believe that alcohol was involved.

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1 minute ago, Saorsa said:

I believe that alcohol was involved.

And if you read the first line in my sig.......... which I have found to be unfailingly true. 

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4 minutes ago, d'ranger said:

And if you read the first line in my sig.......... which I have found to be unfailingly true. 

I've got all sigs suppressed so I don't get to see all that wisdom repeated ad nauseum.

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43 minutes ago, another 505 sailor said:

I toured Aushwitz today. These people need to see it, but I'm afraid they'd just get inspired.

Trump included. He'd probably be impressed with the logistics and land development.

The Nazis were democrats.  It said so right in their name.  Any idiot knows that.  

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i only put the really long/stupid ones on ignore, like DaWoody for example.  I haven't changed these in a long time as they are apropos especially for anonymous forums.

Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face Give a man a drink and he will show you his true personality

As a solid rock is not shaken by a strong gale, so wise persons remain unaffected by praise or censure.” Buddha

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I thought Borat was tedious, but his early Ali G stuff was borderline genius. This is some of his finest work. 

'and no disrespect to your bitch'

Gold.

 

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The first show was hilarious but the skits where he proposes arming toddlers and gets  various politicians to wholly endorse iarming 4 year olds.  “4 year olds are like owls they see thing in far greater detail than adults can process”

An other memoranle one is when he goes to get his art (created by shit and cum) evaluated by a gallery curator (moderately hot) and convinces her to shave some of her pussy hair on camera for his next piece.

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Cohen's interviews with former elected types reinforces the Mark Twain observation: "Suppose you were an idiot, but suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself." 

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