Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

"Sexy Time, High Five, Niiice!"

Not even TIME can agree on Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Film critic Richard Corliss thinks the tale of the woefully politically incorrect Kazakh journalist is "treacherously funny," while senior editor Tony Karon says its creator, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, "is a prat, and a racist prat at that." Love it or hate it, the movie continues to ripple like, uh, something dropped down a well and people are quoting it incessantly. It has also given college boys everywhere even more reasons to high five and worship Pamela Anderson. Ironically, Anderson's own marriage to Kid Rock may have been an unintended victim of Borat — reports say Rock stormed out of a viewing of the film, shocked that Anderson, only weeks after marrying in a white string bikini, would denigrate herself so.