Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Map of Borat in Kazakhstan by Aardvark Map

Map of Borat Sagdiyev in Kazakhstan by Aardvark Map

Yep, people are actually using the Sasha Baron Cohen character Borat of Kazakhstan to demonstrate their mapping program/plug-in/doohickee. The map below supposedly shows all the places in Kazakhstan that Borat has visited.

The film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan opens in 2 days, but it seems the world can hardly contain itself for the goofiness to come.

Of course, the real joke is on the people in the film, who don't realize that the character is an outrageous joke.

Katja, having being born in Almaty and lived the first 11 years of her life there, is actually quite excited to see this film. Of course, when my buddy Jim the limo driver was recently driving Nazarbayev to Kennebunkport to meet Bush the First, she was also excited to get Nazarbayev's autograph. I'm pretty sure we'll catch it this opening weekend. Maybe I'll have a chance to post a movie review as well.


ilyich said...

Am I to understand that Cohen actually references REAL locales in Kazakhstan, even though he makes up all the cultural aspects of his "homeland"? Then why the nonsensical cyrillic writing on the map I saw in the Borat clip? Surely he could have made up silly sounding names for places in Kazakhstan to add to the humor. Or am I misunderstanding this post?

W. Shedd said...

It is a good question. I had the same thought, and then realized as I looked at the map that Aardvark Map just made up some locations, some mentioned by Borat, others not, and placed them on a map of Kazakhstan.

Blair Sheridan said...


Where's Katya live/go to school? I ask only because my wife was also born there, as were my kids.

She greq up in Koktem-1, while my kids are growing up on Seifullina/Satpaeva.

I'm off there tomorrow for a family reunion, before they all come back to Kiev with me.


W. Shedd said...

When her family lived in Almaty, they were on Satpaeva. She still has family in Kazakhstan, of course.

Luxury Travel said...

Almaty is a real place in Kazakhstan and that Aardvark Map demo pinpoints it accurately.

chunxue said...

During the World War II, Art Deco jewellery was ugg sale a very popular style among women. The females started ugg boots wearing short dresses and cut their hair short. And uggs such boyish style was accessorized with Art Deco jewellery. They used cheap ugg boots long dangling earrings and necklaces, multiple bracelets and bold ugg boots uk rings.Art Deco jewellery has harshly geometric and symmetrical theme instead disocunt ugg boots of free flowing curves and naturalistic motifs. Art Deco Jewelry buy ugg boots today displays designs that consist of arcs, circles, rectangles, squares, and ugg outlet triangles. Bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings are added with long ugg boots outlet lines and curves.One example of Art Deco jewelry is the Art Deco ring. Art Deco rings have ugg mall sophisticated sparkle and bold styles. These rings are not intended for a subtle look, they are meant to be noticed. Hence, these are perfect for people with bold styles.

Humaun Kabir said...

Thank you for your post. This is excellent information. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.

Flat Earth Map