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(Ottawa Citizen)   Sacha Baron Cohen nearly killed by a group of rock-wielding "Hasidic nutcases" in Israel. At least they didn't throw him down a well   (ottawacitizen.com ) divider line
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2012-05-20 05:40:23 PM  
He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.
 
2012-05-20 05:51:37 PM  

MeinRS6: He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.


Yes, because clearly that is a sane reaction to have.
 
2012-05-20 05:54:14 PM  
Sorry, Jews. Horseshoes and handgrenades. That's it.


/and the world was so close. Sigh.
 
2012-05-20 05:55:25 PM  
You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc.

He lived to tell the story, so I don't think he can biatch. If they did actually kill him instead of just running him off, then I can see how some biatching would be in order.
 
2012-05-20 05:58:50 PM  

MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc


So? Just because you don't get to pick the reaction they make doesn't make whatever reaction they make proportional.

You don't have to defend this just because it was Jews doing it, you know. They're human. They can make mistakes as well.
 
2012-05-20 06:01:20 PM  

MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc.


So if you say things to get a reaction on fark and someone's reaction is to track you down and shoot you, that's cool too right?

/not a threat, just saying
 
2012-05-20 06:10:15 PM  
You know, Ottawa Citizen, if you're going to listen to The Howard Stern show and write an article about it, you should attribute your source.
 
2012-05-20 06:10:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc

So? Just because you don't get to pick the reaction they make doesn't make whatever reaction they make proportional.

You don't have to defend this just because it was Jews doing it, you know. They're human. They can make mistakes as well.


You also don't get to decide that everyone has to respond in some proportional way either. That's part of the danger of what Cohen does. His act is to push buttons, gross people out, or otherwise freak them out by saying/doing offensive stuff. I would say that him being chased(which is all that happened here) is an occupational hazard for a professional asshole like Cohen.

And you bringing up the Jewish thing is just stupid. I'm not Jewish. Had it been any other group that Cohen aggravated, then I would say the exact same thing. If it helps you, imagine that they were black and Cohen made fun of the way some black people dress, talk, and behave(as he has been known to do, but not in some hardcore black areas in the US) and they chased him off. I'm sure you would be ok with that. You race hustling libs are predictable, but still difficult to understand.
 
2012-05-20 06:13:08 PM  

MeinRS6: imagine that they were black and Cohen made fun of the way some black people dress, talk, and behave


Snert.
 
2012-05-20 06:15:11 PM  

Hoban Washburne: MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc.

So if you say things to get a reaction on fark and someone's reaction is to track you down and shoot you, that's cool too right?

/not a threat, just saying


Because that's exactly what I said, isn't it?

And I don't think you are supposed to talk about tracking people down from Fark and shooting them. Even if you post "not a threat" afterwards.
 
2012-05-20 06:17:31 PM  
Who knew the Hassidic could be so base?
 
2012-05-20 06:18:32 PM  
Half of me doesn't believe his story. The other half is sorry he got away.
 
2012-05-20 06:19:05 PM  

MeinRS6: imagine that they were black and Cohen made fun of the way some black people dress, talk, and behave(as he has been known to do, but not in some hardcore black areas in the US) and they chased him off. I'm sure you would be ok with that


You assume wrong. I would not be okay with that, because that also is an overreaction.

Do you know what happens when you assume?

Oh, who am I kidding, of course you don't. Otherwise you wouldn't have done it there.
 
2012-05-20 06:42:39 PM  
So you've never had occasion in your entire life to run off some asshole that was doing something that he shouldn't? You've never seen it happen?

I have. Nobody died and the problem was remedied. Same thing happened here.
 
2012-05-20 06:46:49 PM  

MeinRS6: Hoban Washburne: MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc.

So if you say things to get a reaction on fark and someone's reaction is to track you down and shoot you, that's cool too right?

/not a threat, just saying

Because that's exactly what I said, isn't it?

And I don't think you are supposed to talk about tracking people down from Fark and shooting them. Even if you post "not a threat" afterwards.


I was simply making a point, not threatening you. Unlike you, I don't advocate deadly force against someone who says something I don't agree with.
 
2012-05-20 06:51:11 PM  

Hoban Washburne: MeinRS6: Hoban Washburne: MeinRS6: You don't get to pick the reactions of the people that you attack/make fun of/etc.

So if you say things to get a reaction on fark and someone's reaction is to track you down and shoot you, that's cool too right?

/not a threat, just saying

Because that's exactly what I said, isn't it?

And I don't think you are supposed to talk about tracking people down from Fark and shooting them. Even if you post "not a threat" afterwards.

I was simply making a point, not threatening you.


Whatever you say.

Unlike you, I don't advocate deadly force against someone who says something I don't agree with.

I would be interested to see the post where I advocated deadly force for when someone said something disagreeable. In this case, they chased Cohen away. He didn't die.
 
2012-05-20 06:55:31 PM  

MeinRS6: I would be interested to see the post where I advocated deadly force for when someone said something disagreeable. In this case, they chased Cohen away. He didn't die.


A mob of angry men with rocks sounds pretty farking deadly to me. He survived, sure, but things could have easily taken a very ugly turn.

Your response is "well that's what he gets for making fun of people."
 
2012-05-20 06:56:41 PM  

MeinRS6: I would be interested to see the post where I advocated deadly force for when someone said something disagreeable. In this case, they chased Cohen away. He didn't die


Oh, that's okay then. You can throw rocks at someone that you don't like, as long as he doesn't die.
 
2012-05-20 06:58:14 PM  
Also, it's perfectly acceptable to chase someone who does something you don't like with rocks, because hey, you don't like what they did.
 
2012-05-20 07:03:37 PM  
You guys didn't read TFA.

Cohen didn't say he was hit by any rocks. And for all we know he made up the part about the rocks in the first place. He is a comedian and big time attention whore, after all.

And how did he escape this "deadly mob"? He open a single door and went into a store. Boy, it sounds like he was very close to death. Good thing the enraged mob didn't know how to enter the store or he probably would've been toast.

So settle down kids.
 
2012-05-20 07:08:35 PM  

MeinRS6: Cohen didn't say he was hit by any rocks. And for all we know he made up the part about the rocks in the first place. He is a comedian and big time attention whore, after all.

And how did he escape this "deadly mob"? He open a single door and went into a store. Boy, it sounds like he was very close to death. Good thing the enraged mob didn't know how to enter the store or he probably would've been toast


That's hilarious. Just keep making assumptions so that you don't have to admit that this type of overreaction is wrong.
 
2012-05-20 07:09:47 PM  

MeinRS6: And you bringing up the Jewish thing is just stupid. I'm not Jewish. Had it been any other group that Cohen aggravated, then I would say the exact same thing. If it helps you, imagine that they were black and Cohen made fun of the way some black people dress, talk, and behave(as he has been known to do, but not in some hardcore black areas in the US) and they chased him off. I'm sure you would be ok with that. You race hustling libs are predictable, but still difficult to understand.


It's been done:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-20 07:09:49 PM  
And you keep being a boring pedant.
 
2012-05-20 07:14:27 PM  

MeinRS6: And you keep being a boring pedant.


Yep, I don't support chasing people down the street with rocks, that makes me a pedant.
 
2012-05-20 07:17:02 PM  
Normally in dangerous situations I have a getaway car.

Then don't put yourself in dangerous situations.
 
2012-05-20 07:20:08 PM  
No Monty Python references? Son, I am disappoint.

Here's the obvious one:

Matthias Sacha Baron Cohen: Look, I don't think it should be a sin, just for saying "Jehovah".
[Everyone gasps]
Jewish Official: You're only making it worse for yourself!
Matthias Sacha Baron Cohen: Making it worse? How can it be worse? Jehovah! Jehovah! Jehovah!
Jewish Official: I'm warning you! If you say "Jehovah" one more time (gets hit with rock) RIGHT! Who did that? Come on, who did it?
Stoners: She did! She did! (suddenly speaking as men) He! He did! He!
Jewish Official: Was it you?
Stoner: Yes.
Jewish Official: Right...
Stoner: Well you did say "Jehovah. "
[Crowd throws rocks at the stoner]
Jewish Official: STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW! STOP IT! All right, no one is to stone _anyone_ until I blow this whistle. Even... and I want to make this absolutely clear... even if they do say, "Jehovah. "
[Crowd stones the Jewish Official to death]
 
2012-05-20 07:22:12 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: MeinRS6: And you keep being a boring pedant.

Yep, I don't support chasing people down the street with rocks, that makes me a pedant.


You never state anything accurately and are always full of hyperbole. That's in addition to your lying and race-baiting. You are a real peach.

Keep up the good work. You represent the classic Farklib well.
 
2012-05-20 07:23:34 PM  

MeinRS6: cameroncrazy1984: MeinRS6: And you keep being a boring pedant.

Yep, I don't support chasing people down the street with rocks, that makes me a pedant.

You never state anything accurately and are always full of hyperbole. That's in addition to your lying and race-baiting. You are a real peach.

Keep up the good work. You represent the classic Farklib well.


I'm sorry, I'm not the one saying that it's okay because MAYBE it didn't happen the way he said it did.

Or is that not what you meant?
 
2012-05-20 07:27:23 PM  
The Old Testament, Reader's Digest Version: Everybody must get stoooned!

The New Testament, RD Version: I bring you peace and loooove! Kill him! Kill him!

The Apocrypha, RD Version:

Saint Bart: So finally, we're all in agreement about what's going on with
the adults. Milhouse?
Milhouse Maccabeus: Ahem. OK, here's what we've got: the
Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people --
Saint Bart: Thank you.
Milhouse Maccabeus: under the supervision of the reverse vampires --
Saint Lisa: [sighs]
Milhouse Maccabeus: are forcing our parents to go to bed early in a fiendish
plot to eliminate the meal of dinner. We're
through the looking glass, here, people...
 
2012-05-20 09:10:34 PM  
I really don't see where Cohen is "biatching" about being chased. He's just recounting the story.

I'll never understand the hate by some people for this guy, particularly people who aren't targeted by his comedy. I think some people just don't like confrontational humor.

I read and seen interviews with him and he actually seems like a nice guy. It's not like he's Andrew Dice Clay.
 
2012-05-20 09:24:03 PM  

MeinRS6: He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.


Is this the "hey, its her fault she got raped - she was wearing sexy clothing" argument now applied to attempted murder?
 
2012-05-20 09:30:32 PM  

MeinRS6: He lived to tell the story, so I don't think he can biatch. If they did actually kill him instead of just running him off, then I can see how some biatching would be in order.


How could he biatch if he was dead. How does it work
 
2012-05-20 09:44:10 PM  
This thread delivers. There is a level of crazy in here that is not oft matched.
 
2012-05-20 09:45:56 PM  
This was described on the director's commentary from Bruno -when he was dressed as such:

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-05-20 09:47:47 PM  
The Dictator' star angered a group of Hasidic Jews by wearing a camp version of their traditional costume in Jerusalem and he feared for his life as he was being chased by the mob before hiding in a bathroom store.

He said: "A bunch of Hasidic Jews ran after me with rocks and I ended up hiding in a bathroom store.

"Normally in dangerous situations I have a getaway car. But as I ran towards the getaway car it drove away.


LOL - professional asshole gets the asshole treatment from his own driver. I like it.
 
2012-05-20 09:49:21 PM  
Troll is shocked that his trolling isn't appreciated? NO. WAY.
 
2012-05-20 10:03:14 PM  
He was stoned? That IS old school.
 
2012-05-20 10:07:26 PM  
Everyone one of his characters is funny because through some quirk of their character they do whatever the hell they want. Next he could play someone with partial Downs Syndrome who does whatever the hell he wants then maybe an old person with partial dementia who does whatever the hell they want. The potential for uncomfortable over the top faux pas is unending!
 
2012-05-20 10:07:49 PM  

snuff3r: This thread delivers. There is a level of crazy in here that is not oft matched.


I think that's why I like him. His comedy often makes me cringe as though I just walked through a spider web, but it begets this sort of bizarrely intense reactions from people.
 
2012-05-20 10:24:32 PM  

DamnYankees: MeinRS6: He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.

Is this the "hey, its her fault she got raped - she was wearing sexy clothing" argument now applied to attempted murder?


Only if a person is insane and has very poor reading comprehension.
 
2012-05-20 10:57:15 PM  
Old news is old. This happened during the filming of Bruno and he's told the story many times for years now.
 
2012-05-20 11:02:35 PM  
I am so proud of my fellow Cambridge alum. Christ College, even.
 
2012-05-20 11:50:51 PM  
So...they're still into that whole stoning people thing in Israel? My how things don't change.
 
2012-05-21 12:46:00 AM  
I think the thing to take away from this is that Cohen is still alive.

Thank G-d he can still make movies.

I just saw him in Talladega Nights on the Comedy Channel. FUH-NÉE!
 
2012-05-21 12:47:49 AM  
I don't give a fark what people say.... Bruno was hilarious.

/might just wait to download Dictator
//could be okay
 
2012-05-21 12:53:55 AM  
Did he escape in his 2012 911?
 
2012-05-21 12:57:46 AM  

MeinRS6: He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.


Between you and him, only one of you is biatching, and it isn't him.
 
2012-05-21 01:01:23 AM  
Hold the fark on, this happened more than 3 years ago when he was filming Bruno.
 
2012-05-21 01:07:10 AM  
I think the important thing to remember here is religious nutbags come in all flavors!

Today the violence comes from jews. Maybe tomorrow some christians will be murdering some more doctors while some muslims bomb a bus full of Israeli children.
 
2012-05-21 01:15:50 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: MeinRS6: He does over the top things and antagonizes people to get a reaction.

Well, he got a reaction. I don't think he can biatch about this.

Between you and him, only one of you is biatching, and it isn't him.


How was I biatching? I think it was funny.

Comedian pokes people. People poke back.
 
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