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For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A 'Bouffon' Is A Good Thing

Up for Oscars for two different movies — The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -- Cohen says he was influenced by Peter Sellers, Monty Python and French clown Philippe Gaulier.

Rain Fall Freddie Joachim
Less Time Freddie Joachim feat. Aso
Всё идет по плану Grazhdanskaya Oborona
Swallow My Pride [Instrumental] Ramones
Outta Hand Dinosaur Jr.
Atlantis The American Dollar
Chilly Afternoon The American Dollar
Spiral Stair Mammal Hands

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For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A 'Bouffon' Is A Good Thing

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Money Boney O.M.F.O.
Magic Mamaliga O.M.F.O.

California reported a significant surge in unemployment claims this year for independent contractors, accounting for more than a quarter of all such claims nationally and raising concerns about widespread fraud. Above, a runner passes the office of California's Employment Development Department in Sacramento in December. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Fraudsters Still Claim Unemployment Relief, As Feds Pump Billions More Into System

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Eden AK & Sublab

This combination of satellite images provided by the National Hurricane Center shows the 30 named storms that developed during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. National Hurricane Center via AP hide caption

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The 2021 Hurricane Season Won't Use Greek Letters For Storms

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It's Easier With No Destination ... Of Sinking Ships
And Then Your Squall Is Upon Me ... Of Sinking Ships
Chameleon Brendan Canning
Mahogany Astronautica
Lux Tor
Paper Rain Tor
Concept 1 Kodomo
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