Sunday, November 11, 2007

Borat's Book Signing



I saw the movie and was at once appalled and disgusted. Yet I had a mild interest in seeing how this atrocious film played out. Now the book is on the shelves! So rush right out and buy a copy for the significant other in your life, or as a wonderful White Elephant type of gift. Here is the news, fresh from Variety:

The first thing to be learned at a Borat book signing is that security is really important.
Sacha Baron Cohen inscribed his book "Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" for two hours on Nov. 7 at the Westwood Borders.

Borat had two, suit-wearing British bodyguards with a slightly military demeanor lay down strict guidelines about how the signing should proceed.

At first this seemed like overkill until the signing began and one hulking gentleman who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger mixed with Dolph Lundgren arrived wearing a brown muscle shirt embossed with a red Soviet star and demanded that Borat sign a movie contract on the sausage he slammed on the table.

"I am director!" he yelled. "I am his brother!"

He was neither and was dragged away as the book signing proceeded.

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