Borat Threatens Country's Image, Creates Myspace Ridden with Typos
Borat, an anti-Semitic journalist personality invented by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, has riled up Kazakhstan with publicity attempts to generate interest in his upcoming movie. An irate President Nazarbayev, concerned about Westerners taking Borat seriously, assures us all that "contrary to Borat's claims, [Kazakhstan] is not a nation of drunken anti-Semites who treat their women worse than their donkeys." We're not really sure why this kind of thing is a political issue considering Fez has made us laugh over stereotypes for as long as "That 70's Show" has been around, but whatever, every country is different and has the right to decide what kind of news should be a diplomatic priority.
We're only bringing this up because now Borat has a Myspace and we think it's funny as hell, a far cry from the stylized hyper-designed pages smathered with games and proprietary skins typical of companies trying to do the grassroots thing. Under hobbies he's written "My hobbies trampoline, table tennis, sitting on comfytobale chairs, disco dance and shoot dog. I also like look on picture of America things example swimmingpools. I like sex. I also like to speak on telephone - I have make over eighty conversation calls. One day I would like to eat a very big chocolate cake... with a toffee, and have my name 'Borat' made with 'toffee'. I also like to start fires." Never mind oil and commerce, somebody's probably in the middle of damage-controlling for that right now.
-Contributed by Angela Natividad