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(ArabNews)   John Cusack and Chevy Chase headline a panel discussion in Saudi Arabia addressing Arab stereotypes in movies   ( divider line
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2004-01-20 07:07:01 PM  
The Chevy Chase Show #1!

Wait, no.
2004-01-20 07:07:27 PM  
wtf? do either of them have experience with Arab stereotypes in movies?
2004-01-20 07:08:06 PM  
Thank you very little.
2004-01-20 07:09:35 PM  
I am very offended that I was not invited to participate on that panel.
2004-01-20 07:09:36 PM  
chevy chase is still in movies?
2004-01-20 07:10:46 PM  
Spies Like Us? I have no clue.
2004-01-20 07:11:06 PM  
He's Chevy Chase, and you're not!
2004-01-20 07:11:20 PM  
Dear powerful Allah. I pray to you... please have Chevy Chase to drink a beer in public so the 'rabs have to kill him.
2004-01-20 07:11:39 PM  
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2004-01-20 07:12:45 PM  
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2004-01-20 07:12:46 PM  
Well, what else did they have to do?
2004-01-20 07:12:58 PM  
What Cusak and Chase didn't know is that they were actually on a Saudi game show entitled "Will the Western Devils Defile the Land of Allah?"

I guess they won. They weren't beheaded.
2004-01-20 07:13:10 PM  
You see, the problem here is that my little brother this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave and my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out and hijacked a school bus full of penguins so you see its kind of a family crisis so come back later? Great.
2004-01-20 07:13:59 PM  
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I wonder if Baba au Rum had any comment.
2004-01-20 07:14:50 PM  
nice TheLonelgauna I want my $2.00
2004-01-20 07:15:16 PM  
Chevy Chase
He's under-rated.

2004-01-20 07:15:33 PM  
A perfect match: Two guys go to a society obsessed that is obsessed with being offended or humiliated by anyone, representing a society that is obsessed with apologizing for offending or humiliating anyone.
2004-01-20 07:15:41 PM  
Judith Kipper?
Michael Golden?

Let's just pretend they're Episcopalian while they're in the Kingdom, ok?
2004-01-20 07:16:31 PM  
Camel Jockeying - sport of the future.

I'm sorry your mom blew herself up in an act of Jihad, Ricky.
2004-01-20 07:16:44 PM  
From the article:

Cusack was also surprised by his being recognized. I had no idea my movies played here mistakenly thinking movie theaters existed in the Kingdom.

Emphasis mine
2004-01-20 07:17:03 PM  
Please delete one or more "obsessed"s from my post above. Having a little trouble with my delete key.
2004-01-20 07:21:26 PM  
and now Mr. Chase

thank you, i've only one thing to say-
"A donut without a a danish."
2004-01-20 07:21:28 PM  
awesome aaronfarkinboone i don't think i can come close - in fact all i've come up with so far is:

Allah bread, Allah frys, Allah dressing, and Peru!

2004-01-20 07:24:15 PM  
A half hour panel discussion???? After the introductions, translations they're left with what 18 minutes to solve the world's problems.

Give me a break. Why is it that these celebrities think that by virtue of their fame that they automatically have something relevant to say about any issue?
2004-01-20 07:28:49 PM  
2004-01-20 07:30:58 PM  

would YOU want to have darkened rooms where men and women sat together watching images of other men and women on the giant screen? Dens of iniquity is what those places are, and the Mullahs are RIGHT to outlaw them.

/putting the fun back in fundy
2004-01-20 07:31:13 PM  
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2004-01-20 07:35:23 PM  
Isn't Chevy Chase almost homeless these days?

And reef, it's a celebrity's responsibility to use his power to advocate good (leftist) causes. It's not optional, it's an obligation. Same way with journalists...they've been given power to influence, and to "misuse" it would be a great crime. I'm serious.
2004-01-20 07:36:09 PM  
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2004-01-20 07:37:32 PM  
Maybe Saudi's should be focusing their critiques a little closer to home.
2004-01-20 07:39:34 PM  
My favorite movie quoters are here, I see.

Clark, you look thirsty. Want a cool one?
2004-01-20 07:40:18 PM  
Hmmm, Say Anything..., Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Identity, Runaway Jury - were there ANY Arabs in these movies? lol


2004-01-20 07:40:35 PM  
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! Chevy Chase is an EXCEPTIONAL human being--he helps the poor, helps the troubled, and brings a smile to America's face with his charming wit and satire.

/try saying that with a straight face
2004-01-20 07:41:08 PM  
karion Its got raisins in it. You like raisins
2004-01-20 07:41:16 PM  
"There are people whose goal is to convince others of their point of view... even if its misguided, in direct contradiction to his previous assertion that the press was not trying to convince people of a particular point of view."

well genius, "there are people" and "the press" can be seen as two different things (nuance alert!)

i'm glad to be an evil american if this is what passes as journalism in the saud kingdom

2004-01-20 07:42:39 PM  
I have been going to this madrassa for seven years, Lane. I'm no dummy.
2004-01-20 07:48:10 PM  
"Gee, I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky. The doctor said she'll be okay, I guess she just wont be able to eat any spicy foods for a while."

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/for stool, aaron and sounds
2004-01-20 07:50:41 PM  
"LOok at that. Somebody throwing away a perfectly good Arab."
2004-01-20 07:53:04 PM  
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C'mon Monique. You musent make mother wait.
2004-01-20 07:54:43 PM  
Cusack's been okay but he's way overplayed. I'm almost as sick of seeing him as I am seeing Ben Stiller.
2004-01-20 07:56:19 PM  
Tomorrow : Dyslexic Film Society presents Chevy Chase in 'Feltch'
2004-01-20 08:00:49 PM  
2004-01-20 08:00:57 PM  
If we sent them a copy of "Gigli", would that be an act of terror?
2004-01-20 08:04:31 PM  

2004-01-20 07:15:33 PM Halfmast Trousers

A perfect match: Two guys go to a society obsessed that is obsessed with being offended or humiliated by anyone, representing a society that is obsessed with apologizing for offending or humiliating anyone.

thread over
2004-01-20 08:28:08 PM  
2004-01-20 07:40:18 PM robsul82
Hmmm, Say Anything..., Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Identity, Runaway Jury - were there ANY Arabs in these movies?

Ahh, but was there any Arab stereotyping in them? Exactly! :-p
2004-01-20 08:36:51 PM  
However, he suggested going to the more respected and balanced media outlets such as New York Times, CNN and NBC. These, in his opinion, try to present what is happening in the whole world including the Arab world and the Middle East and it is there that they can have an impact on the debate by presenting Arab views

He forgot Fox News which is fair and balanced!

/sarcasm to the EXTREME
2004-01-20 08:46:17 PM  
I've had enough of these people.

If they want to take everything personally and be offended by everything in existence, then they can do it in hell. Get off my planet, farkwads.
2004-01-20 08:47:34 PM  
Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere weren't available?
2004-01-20 08:53:29 PM  
So the Arabs are paying big dollors for used-up-has-been-American-actors. What the hell is wrong with the American classic BOOBIE tour?
Farrah Faucett, Suzanne Summers, Pamela Lee Anderson...
2004-01-20 08:56:05 PM  
Tatasm - yay Family Guy!
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