In the summer of 1978, just around three-and-a-half months before my 16th birthday, I went to the Island Theatre on Staten Island to see a movie called “Animal House.” I’ll always remember that day because I laughed so hard, and long, during the viewing of that movie that I actually thought I was going to wet myself from the force of such laughter against the control my bodily functions.
Over 28 years has passed since that time and, while I’ve seen many funny movies since “Animal House,” I’ve never had that “laughed so hard for so long” experience again – until yesterday.
On Saturday afternoon, I went to see “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”
Maybe there’s something wrong with me? Maybe my mind is more warped than the average person? But, I have to confess that I “laughed so hard for so long” while watching “Borat” that I actually had tears coming out of the sides of my eyes. True. And, while I never thought that I would lose control of my bladder yesterday, once the movie ended, it was almost impossible for me to drive home – as just the thought of some of the scenes from “Borat” had me still laughing that hard (even after it was over) that I could not see very well (with tears in my eyes again).
I share this in case you’re considering whether or not to go see “Borat.” If you have a good sense of humor, you owe it to yourself to go see this movie. Just use the bathroom before you go and be sure to drive home carefully afterwards.