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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

How do you say "Enough Already" in Kazakh?

I'll admit to being as big an Ali G fan as the next person, and to dragging Mr. TMCL to see the Borat movie (and yes, the wedding is miraculously still on after making my poor fiance sit through the "Eat my Asshole"! hairy naked guy scene), but holy freakin SHIT, I'm tired of hearing about Borat!

To the uppity Kazakhs getting offended that Sacha Baron Cohen is portraying your country in a "bad light": It's a freakin joke! Deal. Americans are routinely stereotyped as fat, dumb, violent, materialistic, bigoted, inbred, loud, uncouth, promiscuous, gluttonous slobs every day in the media and you don't hear us complaining. Has anyone declared war on you because of this film? Have Kazakhstan's booming tourism and high tech industries suffered economic losses because of Borat? Do you realize that 90% of the world's population would not have the slightest freaking idea where the hell Kazakhstan even is if not for our buddy Borat and his antics?
We could even go out on a limb and say you're not fully recognized as a people and as a country until there are some obnoxious stereotypes of you out there. Borat has given you that. And in fact, it sounds like Borat's Kazakh tales were pretty spot-on less than half a decade ago. Suing Sacha kinda makes you come across as golddiggers.
To the whiny entitled Americans complaining that their jackassery has been caught on film: Tough. Next time, try not getting wasted when you know your subsequent behavior is going to be filmed. Is this really that difficult? You're obviously a sexist racist drunk idiot and/or a self-important snot. Now the world knows what all your friends, coworkers, and family know. It probably wasn't news to them either. What kind of idiot doesn't suspect they're going to be in a movie when some known comedian with a video production crew in tow makes you sign a release form before they film you?
Finally, what the freak is up with all this Borat buzz in the news? Didn't we just have an election or a war in Iraq or something like that?



At 10:49 PM, Blogger Lab_FROG thinks I'm the coolest...

Um, Frog heard that the frat boys were liquored up before signing the contract, and thus they may have been encouraged to act in as stereotype American dicks as a joke. Also the contract would mean crap and thus the lawsuit makes sense. Would you want the government to enforce an insurance or real estate contract you signed while drunk? Think Michael Moore tricks.

At 2:19 PM, Anonymous class-factotum thinks I'm the coolest...

They didn't even film the Kazakh portion in Kazakhstan, I think...


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