The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
According to the Roanoke Times, "Boraq Sagdiyev from Kazakhstan" weasled his way into a rodeo show in Salem, Virginia the other night by representing that he would sing the national anthem. Once there, he informed the crowd in broken English that he supported the war on terrorism, and then launched into the silliness in earnest:
"I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards. And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq." Then he took off his hat and sang what he said was his native national anthem. He then told the crowd to be seated, put his hat back on, and launched into a butchered version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that ended with the words "your home in the grave."Unsurprisingly, his routine didn't go over too hot. According to one witness: "If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him." Well fortunately, nobody did. Because this "man wit da chocolate face" gets a kick out of his shit. And if you don't? Clearly, you're just being "racialist."
Seriously though, it really baffles me that some folks don't think this guy is funny at all. Yeah, I can see how the stuff can get old after while, but to just flatly believe the show is completely unfunny? Must be the same folks who get a kick out of the atrocious Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I mean I understand humor is subjective and all, but really, what's not to like about a guy making a complete asshole out of folks?
(For an inside look at how Ali-G gets in the door go here.)
(To see his graduation speech at Harvard go here.)