I don’t know about you guys, but I need a just a tiny break from this week’s relevant news stories that are swirling in a mad maelstrom of colours rather like a Picasso painting gone awry. And so, this afternoon, I give you two almost completely irrelevant stories that gave me cause to shake my head and roll my eyes. 🙄
I am somewhat of a dud when it comes to pop culture these days. I don’t watch television, for I far prefer to read, and I have little enough “me-time” as it is. So I am not ‘up’ on the latest in entertainment. For the past few months, a name kept crossing my radar, but I ignored it, for it didn’t seem apropos of anything. But now, this person is being sued by Roy Moore, so my curiosity is piqued. Thus, I was drawn to Google where I typed in “who is sacha baron cohen”.
“Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known for creating and portraying fictional characters Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno, and Admiral General Aladeen. Like his idol Peter Sellers, he adopts a variety of accents and guises for his characters and rarely appears out of character.
In most of his routines, Baron Cohen’s characters interact with unsuspecting people, documentary style, who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule.”
Okay … so, just what did he do to annoy former judge and pedophile Roy Moore? Well, apparently Moore accepted an invitation to appear on Cohen’s show, Who Is America, because he “thought he was receiving an award for supporting Israel.” Now wait … Moore was a federal judge for years … surely the man cannot be so bloomin’ stupid as to believe that a comedian, known for setting people up to make fun of them, would be awarding him for supporting Israel! According to The Guardian …
“In the segment Baron Cohen appeared as the bushy-eyebrowed faux counter-terrorism instructor “Colonel Erran Morad” discussing bogus military technology, including a supposed paedophile detector. The device repeatedly beeped as it got near Moore, who sat stone-faced.”
So, why didn’t he get up and leave when he figured out that he was the brunt of the joke? Not that he wasn’t getting what he deserved, but still … he had the option to get up and walk out. The lawsuit asks for $95 million in punitive and compensatory damages for “defamation and emotional distress”. Awwww … pobrecito! First, he was stupid enough to get suckered into going on the show, and then he just sat there like a bump on a log while being insulted, and now he wants to collect $95 million!!!
Remember back in 2016 on the campaign trail when things got ugly? Oh yeah … that’s right … the entire fiasco was ugly, wasn’t it? But there were a few that stood out, like the feud between Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. Trump kept mocking Rubio, who stands only 5’9”, calling him “Little Marco”, and so finally in March 2016, Little Marco decided to reciprocate by saying of Trump …
“He is taller than me, he’s like 6′ 2″, which is why I don’t understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5′ 2”. Have you seen his hands? And you know what they say about men with small hands — “
Anyway … to the point … turns out “Little Marco” is a tough guy after all. After attending a Senate intelligence committee hearing yesterday, Rubio was being interviewed by reporters in the hallway. Alex Jones happened to be in the same place at the same time and he was heckling and harassing, interrupting the questions, and then, he … touched Rubio on the shoulder! GASP!!! And that touch led to … The Confrontation:
Rubio: “Hey, don’t touch me again, man. I’m asking you not to touch me again.”
Jones: “Sure, I just patted you nicely.”
Rubio: “But I don’t want to be touched. I don’t know who you are.”
Jones: “You want me to get arrested.”
Rubio: “You’re not going to get arrested. I’ll take care of you myself.”
Wow … who knew he had it in him? Jones, by this time out of patience, proceeded to call Rubio a few choice names like “little frat boy,” “snake-like” and a “gangster thug.” Heh heh heh … don’t you just love the maturity here? Now, personally I don’t much like being touched by strangers, and if Alex Jones ever so much as looked like he was going to touch me, he would be on the ground holding his nethers in a heartbeat, but then, I’m not a senator.
And that’s it for now … I’ll be back later! T.G.I.F. (Please don’t disabuse me of the notion)