Matzo Balls Of Steel
I assume that Sacha Baron Cohen started the whole “is The Dictator character allowed at The Oscars” controversy himself, but no matter who started it, Sacha owned it, and the Academy Awards people were schooled. I just happened to be watching E! when SBC dumped the fake Kim Jong Il ashes all over Ryan Seacrest’s tuxedo. That was after some after very good banter about Halle Berry’s chest (he said Jong Il would like to be spread on it AGAIN), Jong Il being his doubles tennis partner and where Saddam Huessein told The Dictator to buy his socks.
I posted up how much I dug the stunt right away on Facebook and Twitter, and there were a lot of naysayers (that hardly ever happens on the Internet). I think it took a lot of balls to do what needed to be done in that comedic scenario, and Sacha Baron Cohen seems to have balls of steel. Ryan Seacrest was playing along pretty well, but apparently at some point freaked out about getting he security deposit back on said tux. Speaking of security, the ushering away of The Dictator looked pretty real to me too. Can’t wait to see the movie. I bet I’m not the only one, after last night! That was millions of dollars worth of free publicity! Here’s the footage from E! (Pete, note the proper use of copywritten material by me)