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Saturday, September 09, 2006

he comes from afar

He arrived on a horse drawn carriage. Except the horse was in the carriage, and the carriage was being drawn by three worn looking women with dirty faces and headscarves.

It was a grand entrance for Borat, a character from Kazakhstan played by Sacha Baron Cohen, also known as our beloved Ali G.

It was a full crowd at the Ryerson theatre Thursday night, and even Micheal Moore made an appearance on the red carpet, dashing in his khaki shorts and navy hoodie sweatshirt. "Who are you wearing?!" Yelled an abnoxious young man beside me. "Salvation Army," joked another.

The crowds went crazy, and in full character, Borat ran around giving high fives and thumbs up to everyone in the crowd.

His character is funny, if not extremely offensive, and makes vulgar jokes about sleeping with his sister while poking fun at the poverty of Kazakhstan.

With no ticket to get in, I quickly left the scene, only to read the next day that the projector broke after 15 minutes.

Borat's response?

"It is a very great honour to make a visit to the minor nation of Canadas. Our countries are very similar, and not only because of the projector system."

in the subway
interview
everybody loves you
Borat

2 Comments:

Anonymous Joy said...

uh oh . . . .. Gill's a pavaratzi now! Watchout!

Nice coverage.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

I love Borat!

8:39 PM  

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