Monday, December 04, 2006

High Five Imperial!

I was born and raised in California’s Imperial Valley (it’s a small farming community on the Mexican boarder, about 140 miles east of San Diego), so I was excited when I stumbled upon this at IMDB:
“A scene shot for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was removed after a sheriff's deputy working at the Imperial County, California jail figured that he and his colleagues were part of a ruse and ordered Sacha Baron Cohen and his crew out, according to today's (Monday) Los Angeles Times. In the footage, as Borat is being shown the jail, he remarks, "I like-a this place. ... Very nice. When you make all the mens do a pyramid, can I be on top?" (A reference to the infamous Abu Ghraib photo.) Sheriff Harold Carter later threatened to sue if the scene was included in the movie. While it did not make the final cut of the movie, the excised scene has been uploaded on YouTube, the Times said.”

We were already represented as crop-duster flying idiots in Independence Day with Will Smith, I am glad we now get to act like asses in a good movie!

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