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Post 60

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 6:34pmSanction this postReply
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Certainly Jordan. But your last 12 posts have been on this topic. This is the naturalist fallacy. Just because Dagny did menstruate doesn't mean that Rand had to comment on it. Both the m*slims and Putin laugh at us while we laugh at ourselves.

Post 61

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 8:43pmSanction this postReply
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I've only responded to posts in this thread. This has no bearing on whether or not I've been following other threads on this and copious other BBSes.

Post 62

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 11:20pmSanction this postReply
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I seem to remember John Hospers once telling that Rand did not find Charlie Chaplin funny at all. That says a lot.
My mother didn't find Jerry Lewis funny; she found him undignified. I wonder if women tend to respond differently to slapstick than men do, or if there are other areas of humor in which their reactions differ? Hong seemed to find Borat funny in the same way that several if the men on this forum did. Unfortunately, she's the only woman weighing in on this topic. It would also be interesting to see the percentage of men and of women who saw Borat -- to see if substantially more men than women went to see it.

Rand was never shy about expressing her views on what is an appropriate sexual response for men, despite her lacking any firsthand knowledge of it. "Show me what a man finds sexually attractive," she would say, "and I'll show you his entire philosophy of life." I wonder if her views would have been different had she been a man. I also wonder if her view of humor would have been different.

- Bill

Post 63

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 12:34amSanction this postReply
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In the meanwhile...

Post 64

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 4:16amSanction this postReply
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Charlie Chaplin was NOT funny - Buster Keaton WAS..... so there! ; -)
(Edited by robert malcom on 12/07, 4:17am)


Post 65

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 3:53pmSanction this postReply
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FYI

L.A. judge sides with "Borat" against frat boys

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061211/en_nm/borat_lawsuit_dc_2


Post 66

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 8:53amSanction this postReply
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Well, not exactly unexpected. Among all the complaints, I'd say that the frat boys have the least case and are least sympathetic.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 6:07pmSanction this postReply
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http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117955581.html?categoryid=13&cs=1


Suit filed over 'Borat' toilet humor

Another film participant takes aim at comedy

'Borat'
Another lawsuit has been filed in relation to 'Borat.'
"Borat" continues to be bullied.
Another lawsuit has been filed in relation to the Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary, this time by a man in South Carolina who is suing a restaurant for allowing Cohen to film him in the restaurant's bathroom. Scene was cut from "Borat" but aired on Comedy Central in a show promoting the movie. Clip also was posted on YouTube and Google. In the scene, Borat poses as a bathroom attendant and comments on the man's genitals. The lawsuit, filed in a state court, asks for compensation and seeks an injunction against inclusion of the scene on any DVD release of the movie. It also asks that the footage be removed from the Internet. The owner of the Columbia, S.C., restaurant, Fulvio Valsecchi, said he was told by the filmmakers that they were making a documentary about South Carolina tourism. He said managers did not know Cohen went into the bathroom with a camera. "Borat," released by 20th Century Fox, has made more than $120 million at the domestic B.O. The lawsuit is the latest of several lobbed against "Borat." A judge rejected a bid by two members of a U. of South Carolina fraternity to have their scenes cut from the movie, although their lawsuit against Fox and the film's producers for damages may still go to trial. Romanian villagers have filed a $30 million lawsuit, saying they were told they were participating in a doc about poverty in Romania. And the owner of etiquette training services in Alabama has sought an investigation, saying she was similarly misled into participating in the film.


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Post 68

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 7:32amSanction this postReply
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Let's see the trend here:

A guy makes a lot of money. A bunch of people decided that they want a piece of the pie.


Post 69

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 9:48pmSanction this postReply
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I just watched it. It was quite over the top. The naked fight scene reminded me of something the extremely unfunny Tom Green would do. I am amazed that he wasn't arrested for his antics.

It seemed like this movie was just a bunch of crude jokes for the sake of crude jokes. But it was very funny.


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Monday, June 25, 2007 - 2:54pmSanction this postReply
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The trend here is that a talentless creep humiliated a lot of people, put his mistreatment of them out for profit under the guise of first-amendment protections, and he laughs all the way to the bank, while the idiots who like his "humor" defend him as a money maker, and the people from whom the real value was derived - those who were humiliated without compensation or consent - are called gold-diggers and are told that this is what America and freedom are all about.

If Borat can profit off your image, then ipso facto, your image is a value - it is property. He should not be able to use any person's image (except incidentally - say, they were in an audience of something he was filming) without express consent, and those whose image has so been used should be able to sue for damages.

Ted

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Monday, June 25, 2007 - 10:19pmSanction this postReply
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Years ago, one of the guys from In Living Color said that if you aren't offending somebody, you aren't doing your job. It seems to me that comedians nowadays judge their funniness or non-funniness by how many people they do or do not offend.

The funniest joke in the movie was the elevator joke. This is when he's in the hotel elevator and thinks the elevator is his room. That was the only G-rated joke in the movie.

You can be G-rated and be funny. The funniest movie ever (in my opinion) is What's Up, Doc? with Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand. That movie was G-rated. Any person from age five and up could watch that movie and laugh hysterically.

(Edited by Chris Baker on 6/25, 10:20pm)


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Monday, July 16 - 6:20amSanction this postReply
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I still dislike Cohen, but he did manage to prank Bernie Sanders in his new show.

 

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 7/17, 5:35am)



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Monday, July 16 - 11:02amSanction this postReply
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Luke, you need to erase part of what you entered as the URL.



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Tuesday, July 17 - 5:36amSanction this postReply
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Fixed, thanks.

 

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 7/17, 7:37am)



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