Wednesday, September 27, 2006
For your consideration.
He's coming to America. Borat, the most famous Kazak in the world (seriously, can you name the president of Kazakhstan? Don't worry, neither can George Bush) is coming to the big screen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Borat is not really from Kazakhstan, otherwise he'd be in a Kazak version of Guantanamo. Borat is the creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, British funny guy who is probably better known for interviewing unwitting windbags as Ali G, who asks, "Is it because I is black?"
I love Borat. He happily passes around naked pictures of his wife. He gets goat ropers in Arizona to sing "Throw the Jew Down the Well." He campaigns with a Republican candidate for Congress, promising voters the man will crush his enemies like Stalin. He gets drunk with a group of clueless oenophiles at a wine tasting. He dances.
And he pisses off the president of Kazakhstan so much that the guy came to Washington to ask George Bush to have Borat killed. Or something. Bush responded by asking, "Who the fuck are you again?"
If you're a stranger of Borat, watch for him. The movie had 'em in the aisles at the Toronto Film Festival, and we all know that Canadians rarely laugh at anything.
Except George Bush.