[Marxism] Ali G

Mine Doyran mine.doyran at verizon.net
Tue Jul 20 17:42:38 MDT 2004


From: "Philip Ferguson" <philip.ferguson at canterbury.ac.nz>

>Happily, most of the interviewees are themselves priggish, humourless,
>sanctimonious right-wingers (plus people like the 'Nation' guy), and
>that's part of what makes Ali G's shows so funny.

>P.

Yeah, some of them are so up tight. aren't they? I loved the scene where he
was interviewing the Nation guy, an art professor. He had no sense of
humor...

With all of his weird looking, BTW, he is very good looking in normal
life:-))

Mine

----- Original Message ----- 
To: <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 5:16 PM
Subject: [Marxism] Ali G


Mine wrote:
>His bio says that Cohen wrote "acclaimed theses" on black and jewish
cultures, comparing the experience they face as minorities.

>This may explain his motive for the Ali G figure as well.

>Anyhow, the show is just too hilarious and witty. It does a great job
of exposing the stupidity of the mainstream society. Any criticism of it
on the basis of political correctness makes little sense frankly.


Agree totally!

And politically correct attacks on Ali G from liberals and the left just
convince workers that the left is a bunch of priggish, humourless,
sanctimonious so-in-sos.

On the other hand, I'm quite impressed that Tony Benn challenged him
over sexist terminology.  I think it's fair enough if an interviewee
bites back like that.

Happily, most of the interviewees are themselves priggish, humourless,
sanctimonious right-wingers (plus people like the 'Nation' guy), and
that's part of what makes Ali G's shows so funny.

P.





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