Meadville Tribune

Our Generation

November 24, 2006

What’s Hot: A look at what’s hot in pop culture

BORAT NOT FOR FAINT-HEARTED

Controversy can sometimes be the best form of advertisement. The film “Borat” is certainly proving that by taking the box office by storm. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist from Kazakstan who travels to the U.S. to make a documentary about Western life. His obscure, and many times hilarious, manner of speaking creates very interesting scenarios right across the “US and A.” The Kazakstan government has publicly denounced the film and many of the people that were part of the ’documentary’ are now up in arms after finding out that they were actually just pawns in his comedic game. If you are easily offended, steer clear of this movie. But if you are looking for a few good laughs, then check out “Borat.” — CHRIS CURRY

OX DOES NOT DISAPPOINT

Canadian indie band Ox has finally returned with its second LP, “American Lo Fi.” Released in October, the album does not disappoint. Gritty, authentic road tunes like the opening track, “Miss Idaho,” or “El Camino Pt. 2,” set this album apart and immediately grab the listener. It’s soulful, passionate — at times a little lonely, too; these guys are multi-dimensional — the album takes the listener along on the journey Ox has been traveling since the release of its first disc in 2003. “1913” is another standout track. Find out more at www.oxmusic.ws. — JAMES SANDHAM

DID COKE HAVE COCAINE?

Did Coca-Cola originally have cocaine in it? Is there actually a virus going around that can destroy your computer instantly? The interesting and often hilarious answers to all of these urban myths can be found at www.snopes.com. This site details many of the urban legends from past and present and breaks them up into searchable categories to narrow it down. You can search myths in categories such as cars, love, humor, food, politics and the media. Each listing also has an icon that indicates whether it is true, partially true or complete fiction. You can browse a list of the newest legends as well as the most popular urban legends of all time. Whether you are looking for a laugh or if you are actually searching for information, this site is a great resource. — CHRIS CURRY

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