Medal Ceremony Plays Borat’s Fake Kazakhstan National Ceremony – Awesome! (unless you’re from Kazakhstan)
The Sacha Baron Cohen film, Borat, was all sorts of outrageous. It even featured a pretty clever, if not completely ridiculous, fake version of the National Anthem of Kahakstan, where fictional character Borat hails from. Apparently someone didn’t get the memo that it was fake, as the song was played for the entire arena during a medal ceremony at a sports event in Kuwait (via Hollywood Reporter). The song features some outlandish lyrics, such as the ones in this post’s headline, and “Kazakhstan industry best in world. We invented toffee and trouser belt. Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region. Except of course for Turkmenistan’s.” Brilliant!
If I were in the crowd, I would probably have laughed. However, if I had won the event, like Maria Dmitrienko, I would be pretty pissed that my proud, patriotic moment had been ruined by Borat and some idiots organizing the sporting event. So how did this mistake happen? Event organizers downloaded the wrong song from the Internet! How is that for thoroughness?! “The Kazakhstan National Anthem says something about ‘Borat’. He must just be the composer.” Check out the video of the mistake below.
Sigur Rós to Release Valtari in May
Icelandic band, Sigur Rós, have named their 6th studio album Valtari, and it will come out May 28 in the UK, and likely May 29 in North America (via Consequence of Sound). This information was dug up from the band’s official message board, and there is even a partial tracklisting, which I won’t waste your time with as a) you likely don’t speak Icelandic and b) it’s only partial and not official. You’re welcome.