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Borat nearly causes stampede at rodeo

Wowee-wowa! Success!This is a beautiful thing. Sacha Baron Cohen -- Ali G -- duped an entire red state crowd at a rodeo in Salem, Virginia.

It started when a 'Middle Eastern man in an American flag shirt and a cowboy hat' was introduced to the crowd as Borat Sagdiyev from Kazakhstan, an immigrant touring America.

Speaking in broken English, the man said: "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards. And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq."

He then told the crowd to be seated, put his hat back on, and launched into a butchered version of The Star-Spangled Banner that ended with the words "your home in the grave".

Full story. Cohen's aptitude for screwing with rednecks borders on some of the most brilliant satire of our time. Here's another example.