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.


secretdeadartist said...

Litigation would certainly be a consideration if Groucho were still alive.

Olen Steinhauer said...

Reminds me of Yakov Smirnoff - - who I vaguely remembered from the 80s when my mom recently gave an old book of his (an "observations on America from the POV of a Russian sap" kind of thing) to my Serbian girlfriend as a present. A couple chuckles in it, but it's seriously clean family fun, unlike old Borat.

And on that subject, or not, I'm just a few chapters into a rollicking ride of Panamanian pretension by a hitherto unknown genius. Can't remember the name, but as far as I can tell, it's one of those complicated Kazak ones. More soon...

David Terrenoire said...


You really should read more uplifting and enlightening work. Life is too short to waste part of it on ephemera.

Just a suggestion.