Saturday, November 11, 2006


They have a great drinking game in Kazakhstan, according to Sacha Cohen Baron's Central Asian alter ego, TV journalist Borat Sagdiyev.

Participants take a small piece of cheese, slip it into their anus and let a small hamster sniff it out.

No one would do believe this, right?

Except, maybe, one of the dumbass frat boys at USC's Chi Psi.

"I'll do it," the frattie told Borat in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. "I don't give a fuck."

But, it seems, the boy gives a fuck now.

In October 2005, producers for the movie Borat persuaded three Chi Psi brothers to participant in a documentary purportedly for movie audiences in Kazakhstan. According to their story, the producers got them drunk, paid them $200 and put them on an RV with Borat to make asses of themselves. (They didn't need much help with latter task.)

Now, one of the frat boys has gone public and the two others are suing for damages.

David Corcoran participated with FHM for an article titled "I Fell for Borat." He told the lad mag: "They paid for us to drink at a bar. Then we were supposed to pick Borat up in an RV as if he was hitchhiking. I got on the RV and saw all these video guys. It seemed like a good set-up for Kazakh TV. Borat told us he beats women and showed us naked pictures of his sister."

But the other two frat boys aren't so good-natured about the high-profile practical joke. Listing themselves as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2, they filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against the Borat's producers on Nov. 9.

Clearly, the litigation had been in the mental works. On Oct. 9, one of the frat boys' friends posted a question on MetaFilter.

"A friend of mine unknowingly agreed to be in the Borat movie," the buddy said. "Of course, Borat made him look like a complete ass. How can I help convince him it's not the end of the world?"

Among the responses:

  • "He should make a webpage called 'So Sorry, Kazakhstan' complete with pictures of himself giving a heartfelt apology to the Kazakhi people for leading them astray about the American people. If he kitsches it up and plays along with the joke, he becomes part of the joke, not the butt of it."
  • "Being drunk can make you the world's bitch. You feel invincible, you're actually pathetic."
  • "This is also totally reminiscent of the Mel Gibson Jew rant… Nobody really says anything they don't mean when they're drunk. Quite the opposite."

Read the entire thread here.

And thanks, Chi Psi. You made benefit glorious state of South Carolina.

--Aidan Carter