Have you heard about this knee slapper?
It seems Sacha Baron Cohen
has pulled one over on those hicks from Arkansas. I mean, most comedy is based on stereotypes, right? After all, rednecks are homophobic and queers don't like bare knuckle fights.
Let's go for the set up. A bunch of people buy tickets to a cage match fight. When they get there, they're told the event will be recorded and agree to allow their images to be used in the footage. They grab their beers and settle in for the show. Two opponents enter the ring and...
An elaborate array of mounted and handheld video cameras caught the crowd of 1,600's reaction as the two men "went right up to the line" of the city's morality laws, Holland said. The two men stripped down to their underwear, kissed and rubbed on each other, the sergeant said.
The audience, as well as local fighters drawn to take part in the show, became enraged. "It set the crowd off lobbing beers," Holland said. "They had beers in plastic cups. Those things can get some distance on them actually."
Holland said it took officers about 45 minutes to clear the convention center, as the two actors sprinted away through a specially set-aside tunnel.
Wait. What was the joke again? Was it "Seeing two guys groping each other is a good reason to riot?" Or was it "Gays can cause real men to lose control and become violent?" Maybe it was "If you see two guy kissing, you should throw something at them."
Oh, yeah. Good times.