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Mixing metaphors and casting cliches about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the ether's pleasure since MCMLXVII.


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It isn't often that the entertainment industry, hockey, and international relations intersect. Today is one of those days as Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev is in Washington today for an official visit, and Kazakhstani Nik Antropov speaks up in today's Star about satirical Kazakhstani Borat, aka Sasha Baron Cohen, and the tension the comedian has caused in his homeland.

The Kazakh government isn't finding Borat's act humorous, as they have shutdown www.borat.kz, and are pursuing legal action against the British comedian.

This is the part that gets me,
Responding in character, "Borat" disavows any connection with Baron Cohen and "fully supports my government's decision to sue this Jew." But of course, Borat goes further, saying reforms instituted in 2003 means "women can now travel on inside of bus, homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats, and age of consent has been raised to eight years old. Please, captain of industry; I invite you to come to Kazakhstan where we have incredible natural resources, hardworking labour, and some of the cleanest prostitutes in whole of central Asia."

Antropov doesn't add much to the story, apart from being a good sport.

Synergistic hockey blogging; the final frontier.

UPDATE - Check out JFJ's 09/25/06 blog entry where he explains some of his roster decisions. Here is a short abstraction: Earl - great skills, needs consistency. Newbury - in great shape, needs to outplay others in tough/scoring role. Tlusty - better than expected, but only 18, in good hands to develop. Pogge - impressive, needs to build game for next level.


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