General Aladeen Is Having A Press Conference

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And I can't tell you where or when.

But I'll be there, seeing as my presence was "cordially demanded" by Admiral General Aladeen, the Undemocratically Elected Leader and Beloved Oppressor of Wadiya, at a press conference to highlight the plight of dictatorships worldwide.

The invite also gave us some background info on the General:

"When Aladeen was just a child, his father Omar died in a tragic hunting accident when he was hit by 97 stray bullets and a stray grenade. Shortly afterwards, Omar's Chief Advisor suggested that Aladeen should be officially declared the successor. The supremely-humble Aladeen responded by accepting the position.

He then shot Chief Advisor for challenging the rule of his father. After several failed assassination attempts by the imbecilic dogs of the CIA (a poisoned milkshake, an exploding camel, etc.) and a hatred of tedious State functions, Aladeen was forced to employ a team of body doubles."

There's a whole lot more, but you get the idea.

And I'm sure you realize by now (thanks to the above photo, for one thing) that Aladeen is Sacha Baron Cohen's character in the imminent comedy The Dictator.

He's basically Bruno with some weapons.

Anyway, I just rsvp'd for the conference and the recording said, "You've reached the Republic of Wadiya press office. Please leave a message."

That Cohen guy really knows how to cary out his shtick in grand scale.

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Movielover
Movielover

I look forward to seeing the movie, but what's the name of it?  I loved Bruno and Borat.  I know they were gross and full of mean humor, but it was...well done(?).  Borat, I mean Sacha, looks quite good when he shows his naked body. 

ziggy
ziggy

Dsmith - forshure!Cohen was one of the funniest Jews at Eton. He did flawless impersonations of the masters and warders.   

Jonster
Jonster

Lord help me, I think he's hysterical.  Not all at once, more like in small doses.  It's hard to keep the joke going but he's funny as hell and I loved him Borat.  I wonder if he'll have an interlude with some Bachu Bazi, the beautiful dancing boys of Kandahar.  I hope so.  He's a master of satire. 

dsmith
dsmith

If you get a chance ask the general if he agrees with the Israeli occupation and starvation of Palestinians in Gaza. Five bucks he says yes.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

He's "brainy" and funny...his "Ali G" was the best of stoopid comedy.  But I'm thinking he may have tapped out this vein..."Borat" as dictator.

Timmee
Timmee

Now THAT'S how to do PR!

Loins
Loins

I hope it's funnier than Bruno.

Imp
Imp

That photo is even scarier than the tanning lady.

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