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Kazakh Gold Medalist Is Played Borat Anthem

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the Kazakhstan-you-very-nice-place dept.

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Wo-wo-wee-wah! It looks like the Kuwaiti officials at an international shooting event never got the memo that the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan wasn't an actual documentary. Gold medalist Maria Dmitrienko stood stoically while the offensive national anthem from the film was played during the awards ceremony. From the article: "Coach Anvar Yunusmetov told Kazakh news agency Tengrinews that the tournament's organizers had also got the Serbian national anthem wrong." Nice!

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155 comments

Kazakh (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456057)

Kazakh are faget.

Your all faget.

Re:Kazakh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456711)

We are all rocket scientists [wikipedia.org] ? Neat!

But are they...? (3, Funny)

tibit (1762298) | about 2 years ago | (#39456077)

The anthem supposedly praises their prostitutes. The obvious question is, then: are they really that good? ;)

Re:But are they...? (4, Funny)

LordNimon (85072) | about 2 years ago | (#39456095)

My sister says she's worth every penny.

Re:But are they...? (4, Funny)

Surt (22457) | about 2 years ago | (#39456235)

Do you agree?

Re:But are they...? (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | about 2 years ago | (#39456493)

Unfortunately he has a very small krum so he's inadequate at sexy time.

Re:But are they...? (4, Funny)

Shoten (260439) | about 2 years ago | (#39457133)

Wait...you mean, Kazakhstan DOESN'T have the region's cleanest prostitutes? Uh oh...(makes doctor's appointment)

Re:But are they...? (0, Offtopic)

YurB (2583187) | about 2 years ago | (#39457255)

Many prostitutes are actually slaves and their lives are broken beyond their will. Comments like the one I respond to represent how the people whose wives, sisters or daughters would never be taken in this illegal-but-true slavery (thanks God!), yet these people (yes, I know you're not among them) are 'ok' with supporting the business possibly built on slavery. When one buys something, it doesn't mean it wasn't stolen. Think twice and stop promoting this, even in a joke.

Re:But are they...? (0)

butalearner (1235200) | about 2 years ago | (#39457625)

Many prostitutes are actually slaves and their lives are broken beyond their will. Comments like the one I respond to represent how the people whose wives, sisters or daughters would never be taken in this illegal-but-true slavery (thanks God!), yet these people (yes, I know you're not among them) are 'ok' with supporting the business possibly built on slavery. When one buys something, it doesn't mean it wasn't stolen. Think twice and stop promoting this, even in a joke.

I read this comment a couple times, but I don't quite understand your English. Are you saying other countries' prostitutes are better? What about cleanliness? The latter is, after all, what the song is about.

Re:But are they...? (2, Informative)

YurB (2583187) | about 2 years ago | (#39457679)

Please sorry for my unclear language... I tried to say that jokes and discussions about 'which prostitutes are better' make me sad because of the injustice which the actual prostitutes experience: sometimes they are simply taken into slavery...

Re:But are they...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39457729)

Nah. Everyone knows Turkmenistan has the cleanest prostitutes.

Re:But are they...? (2)

hairyfeet (841228) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457965)

Ya know, being a musician that has lived many years on the wrong side of the tracks I've known, been friends with, and even had hookers for neighbors and ya know what? never met a slave. met one hooking to get her sleazebag BF off a meth charge, met a few hooking for their coke habits, never actually met a slave. While I'm sure that happens in third world hellholes that is the thing about third world hellholes in that EVERYTHING happens in third world hellholes because...well they are third world hellholes. Just because you can buy an 8 year old in bumfuckistan doesn't mean all hookers are slave ya know.

Re:But are they...? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39458155)

Many prostitutes are actually slaves and their lives are broken beyond their will. Comments like the one I respond to represent how the people whose wives, sisters or daughters would never be taken in this illegal-but-true slavery (thanks God!), yet these people (yes, I know you're not among them) are 'ok' with supporting the business possibly built on slavery. When one buys something, it doesn't mean it wasn't stolen. Think twice and stop promoting this, even in a joke.

Yea, but even when I fuck the slave ones, their pussy gets wet and they moan loud.

Re:But are they...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39457597)

I was there last summer for a backpacking tour. Didn't find any prostitutes in Astana (the capital), but in Almaty (or Alma Ata as you wish) I did find a girls club. But the business hours were from 23:00 to 06:00, so I guess those are not girls. All the girls I know are vast asleep at those times. I didn't bother to check it out. So... No I dont know :-)
Anyway... I must say that the women there are just GORGEOUS! Lovely scenery and tracking routes as well. btw. It was a nice trip...

Double irony award? (4, Informative)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 2 years ago | (#39456079)

The story indicates that the movie Borat was banned in Kuwait. Hence they chose the wrong theme, from a movie they couldn't even view, in that country.

Although being as the story was posted by the fail master himself samzenpus, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if a large part of the story (or the entire damned thing) turned out to be crap.

Re:Double irony award? (4, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#39456167)

This was at an International shooting event. Making mistakes like this seems to be one of those 'this is not a particularly smart thing to do' moments.

Re:Double irony award? (4, Funny)

Hatta (162192) | about 2 years ago | (#39456659)

An armed tournament is a polite tournament.

Re:Double irony award? (4, Insightful)

an unsound mind (1419599) | about 2 years ago | (#39456769)

And playing the wrong anthem is an exceedingly impolite thing to do.

Re:Double irony award? (1)

vux984 (928602) | about 2 years ago | (#39456257)

I think it was banned in kazahkstan not kuwait.

In any case surely there are official channels to request flags and anthems and other national symbols from...like the teams themselves...

One doesn't think one would need to be hitting the pirate bay for this stuff...

THIS IS AN INSULT! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456321)

I hope somebody got beheaded for that.



[*] not really...

Re:Double irony award? (4, Interesting)

mfarah (231411) | about 2 years ago | (#39456539)

In any case surely there are official channels to request flags and anthems and other national symbols from...

YEARS ago, Chile hosted the World Chess Championship. Players from Romania were *very* upset because the flag representing them still had the socialist coat of arms on it (the 1989 revolution had happened less than a year before). They threatened to leave unless steps were taken immediately to correct this... I guess it was solved to their satisfaction, because they didn't leave, though.

Re:Double irony award? (3, Funny)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about 2 years ago | (#39456631)

In soviet Romania, flag removes YOU!

Alternative even worse joke: So they wanted to seize the means of representation?

Alternative alternative even worse joke: Maybe they didn't leave because someone was standing directly in front of them and there was no one they could capture standing on the diagonal.

Re:Double irony award? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39458271)

Should have gone with the alternative alternative. I laughed at that one.

Re:Double irony award? (2)

cowboy76Spain (815442) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458081)

In a tennis competition in Australia, the Spanish Republica Himno de Riego [wikipedia.org] was played instead of the Royal March when the players got in the podium.

Anyway, except for the few bureaucrats who thought their work was to show the world how enraged all of the spaniards were, most people understood it was just an error and not a political statement and a few make a few jokes. That was all about it.

Re:Double irony award? (1)

treeves (963993) | about 2 years ago | (#39456741)

I would think that just about everything Western (TM) would be banned in Kuwait. Except cars.

Desert Storm (1)

tepples (727027) | about 2 years ago | (#39457039)

I would think that just about everything Western (TM) would be banned in Kuwait.

Didn't the West (TM) come in and bail Kuwait out when Saddam's Iraqi forces invaded?

Re:Double irony award? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39458085)

And US military bases

Re:Double irony award? (2)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 2 years ago | (#39457231)

I think it was banned in kazahkstan not kuwait.

The BBC article states it was banned both in Kuwait and Kazakhstan.

Re:Double irony award? (2)

sjames (1099) | about 2 years ago | (#39456765)

The BBC is fairly careful about that sort of thing.

Re:Double irony award? (4, Funny)

Shoten (260439) | about 2 years ago | (#39457207)

You might want to click on the link. Granted, the BBC is clearly a fly-by-night news operation with only a few reporters, no reputation to speak of and almost no history in journalism, but yeah...it's they who broke the story, not samzenpus.

Re:Double irony award? (1, Interesting)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458293)

You might want to click on the link.

I did. And that is the only reason why I view the story as being the least bit credible, as samzenpus has a long proud history of bringing distortion and epic failure to the front page of slashdot.

However, even the BBC gets fooled on occasion. I trust them enough that I watch them for my morning news while I eat breakfast - however they are in the end still human and prone to human mistakes.

Banned in Kuwait (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456081)

Posting anonymously because I'm quoting other posts elsewhere that already covered this story...

Someone brought up that Borat was banned in Kuwait, and that might have been why they did not recognize the fake anthem.

VERY NICE! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456111)

HIGH FIVE!

Re:VERY NICE! (2)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | about 2 years ago | (#39456261)

That country, is very smart not.

Re:VERY NICE! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456545)

Do you want to make a sex crime?

In Soviet Kuwait... (0)

dryriver (1010635) | about 2 years ago | (#39456127)

Kazakh anthem plays you? Borat sings from Internet? The anthem runs you to Kazakhstan? Banned-movie mock-anthem slips into your speaker system? The possibilities seem limitless with this one... =)

The national Anthem (1)

sconeu (64226) | about 2 years ago | (#39456139)

Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
Other countries have inferior potassium.

Oops (5, Informative)

MysteriousPreacher (702266) | about 2 years ago | (#39456151)

The lyrics from this fine song:

Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
  All other countries are run by little girls.
  Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
  Other countries have inferior potassium.

  Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
  Itâ(TM)s length thirty meter and width six meter.
  Filtration system a marvel to behold.
  It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

  Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
  From Plains of Tarashek to Northern fence of Jewtown.
  Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
  They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

  Kazakhstan industry best in world.
  We invented toffee and trouser belt.
  Kazakhstanâ(TM)s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
  Except of course for Turkmenistanâ(TM)s.

  Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
  From Plains of Tarashek to Northern fence of Jewtown.

  Come grasp the mighty penis of our leader.
  From junction with the testes to tip of its face!

Oh this is precious!

The actual anthem (4, Informative)

Brannoncyll (894648) | about 2 years ago | (#39456155)

found here [youtube.com] sounds amusingly similar to Baron Cohen's version, although the intro does sound like the start of an old Disney cartoon!

Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (5, Funny)

Cazekiel (1417893) | about 2 years ago | (#39456185)

Imagine if America, Fuck Yeah! played for an American winning team at the Olympics? That'd be so awk... motherfucking awesome.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456247)

I anticipate the Olympics one year to be anthem-trolled. No country will be introduced with their actual anthem. Many parody artists will need to begin work devising alternate anthems for countries that don't get Hollywood attention.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (4, Funny)

jc42 (318812) | about 2 years ago | (#39456405)

It has already been mentioned that the tune is rather similar to the actual Kazakhstan anthem, but with "nonstandard" lyrics.

It might be especially fun if the anthem-trolling did the same, using the basic national-anthem medley, but with more "interesting" lyrings.

In the case of the US, I can hear a choir singing the well-known (among American school-kids) lyrics: "Oh, say, can you see / any bedbugs on me ...".

It'd be fun to make a collection of all the national anthems, with variant lyrics like this. It would, of course, be online, so various sporting events would likely find it and use it as their source. ;-)

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456457)

Sneaky bastard, aren't we today :) Well done, well done, go on.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#39456661)

It'd be fun to make a collection of all the national anthems, with variant lyrics like this. It would, of course, be online, so various sporting events would likely find it and use it as their source. ;-)

Put in the public domain, post it as a Wikipedia article.

Sit back, grab popcorn.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (2)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 2 years ago | (#39457253)

It has already been mentioned that the tune is rather similar to the actual Kazakhstan anthem, but with "nonstandard" lyrics.

It might be especially fun if the anthem-trolling did the same, using the basic national-anthem medley, but with more "interesting" lyrings.

In the case of the US, I can hear a choir singing the well-known (among American school-kids) lyrics: "Oh, say, can you see / any bedbugs on me ...".

While it lacks the juvenile fun of a crude mockery of the "Star Spangled Banner" lyrics, I think I would lean toward the anthem's built-in parody potential, the lyrics of "To Anacreon in Heaven", whose tune was used for the anthem. Though reaching that far back for trolling material means a lot of people won't necessarily even understand the joke...

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456629)

Yes, what if an American winning team was treated to "To Anacreon in Heaven"?

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

jc42 (318812) | about 2 years ago | (#39456707)

Most Americans wouldn't notice the difference.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 2 years ago | (#39457273)

Most Americans wouldn't notice the difference.

"Oh, they must be starting on the second verse. I always forget how the other verses go..."

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#39456743)

Then the British team may sing along.

Re:Starbucks! Disney World! Porno! Valium! (1)

gmuslera (3436) | about 2 years ago | (#39457259)

Could end being the official anthem for that country, If i remember right that movie (First Olympics [imdb.com] ? ok, was a movie, not sure how much real was it) would not be so different to the way that was picked the "official" US Anthem for the olympics,

So the organizers are admitting piracy? (2, Interesting)

MonsterOfTheLake (880659) | about 2 years ago | (#39456203)

Fairly sure this constitutes piracy. I'm not sure on the copyright issues with national anthems, but surely recordings themselves would be protected?

Why wouldn't the organizers just ask each country's organization for their national anthem in any case?

Baffling, just baffling.

Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (4, Informative)

mrsquid0 (1335303) | about 2 years ago | (#39456237)

Other countries have made similar error. For example, during the 1992 World Series.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/military-honor-guard-displays-the-canadian-flag-upside-down-news-photo/51549719 [gettyimages.com]

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

Swanktastic (109747) | about 2 years ago | (#39456281)

Haha. Error. Right.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (2)

mrsquid0 (1335303) | about 2 years ago | (#39456327)

It is hared to believe that the US Marine Corp could get something that simple wrong. On the other hand, it is hard to believe that the US Marine Corp would do that deliberately.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456465)

On the other hand, it is hard to believe that any modern US Marine is more than a bloody murderer. Forty years ago I'd have excused them, but there's no man in the US military today who doesn't voluntarily enter with full knowledge of what the US military is used for.

Sure, your country tells you you're there to protect all that is good and honourable, and that the world will crumble into wrongness without brave people like you. This will be exactly what a suicide bomber's superior says to him.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

jhoegl (638955) | about 2 years ago | (#39456511)

Its hard to believe you think that is real.
Considering that the Canadian flag is the only one "in the wind".

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456619)

It was real, I'm from Toronto, and every Jays fan remembers that series.

I even remember Norm Macdonalds joke on SNL about it (he was doing weekend update) "It's a good thing this didn't happen to a country like Japan, who wouldn't tolerate such an insult".

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

jc42 (318812) | about 2 years ago | (#39456657)

Its hard to believe you think that is real. Considering that the Canadian flag is the only one "in the wind".

Yeah, we tend to expect that photos are 'shopped these days. But there's also something a bit funny about the upper edge of the Canadian flag in that photo. It's like there's something along that edge that is keeping the flag in place. I've seen flags displayed like that, so they'll be spread out even when there's no wind.

Of course, that "funny" edge to the flag could also be faked by an expert in photo editing. It's hard to know what to believe, these days.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (4, Informative)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about 2 years ago | (#39456959)

I happened to be watching the world series on TV when that happened. No matter what you think, they put it on upside down. Interesting fact is that the flags they were using were the two-grommet variety where you pre-thread the rope with the toggle on one end through and attach THAT to the rope on the pole. What this means is that the people attaching and raising the flag aren't to blame -- someone threaded the rope upside down ahead of time (intentionally or not).

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456597)

I believe somebody, perhaps a person who was leaving the guard, was in a foxy mood and made a practical joke.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | about 2 years ago | (#39457323)

It is hard to believe that the US Marine Corps could get something that simple wrong. On the other hand, it is hard to believe that the US Marine Corps would do that deliberately.

Maybe they were still holding a grudge over the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of the White House?

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | about 2 years ago | (#39456319)

Its just Canada. What would happen besides them saying "Sorry, our bad. That flag is confusing isnt it, eh? Here, have a doughnut"

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

Dzimas (547818) | about 2 years ago | (#39456437)

Easy. We'd stop exporting oil across the border and force you to walk.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (2)

HornWumpus (783565) | about 2 years ago | (#39456971)

Look here. A 51st stater who thinks his country is actually sovereign. Hard to believe.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (2)

formfeed (703859) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458419)

Look here. A 51st stater who thinks his country is actually sovereign. Hard to believe.

Hey! Don't insult the Canadians. I really like their state quarter.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (2)

busyqth (2566075) | about 2 years ago | (#39457003)

That might be an effective way to unify our two great nations.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

JamesP (688957) | about 2 years ago | (#39456481)

Well, it's not like they can display the Japanese flag upside down

or the old Lybian flag

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456895)

Other countries have made similar error. For example, during the 1992 World Series.

military-honor-guard-displays-the-canadian-flag-upside-down

That lets all the syrup leak out.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456913)

tour de france played the Danish nation anthem when Contador won in 2009

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

RDW (41497) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457709)

tour de france played the Danish nation anthem when Contador won in 2009

Well, they did play the Spanish anthem when Andy Schleck won in 2010...

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

ChunderDownunder (709234) | about 2 years ago | (#39457515)

Spain got upset [theage.com.au] during the Davis cup once. The national anthem from the 30s before Franco was played. Though I suspect if you'd made such a cock up in Barcelona, Catalunya there'd be bemusement and muffled applause. When I was there a few months ago, the republican flag replete with purple was visible among 'occupy' protesters.

Re:Not Just A Kuwaiti Problem (1)

cowboy76Spain (815442) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458121)

Spain got upset [theage.com.au] during the Davis cup once. The national anthem from the 30s before Franco was played. Though I suspect if you'd made such a cock up in Barcelona, Catalunya there'd be bemusement and muffled applause. When I was there a few months ago, the republican flag replete with purple was visible among 'occupy' protesters.

No, we where not upset. Most of us understood that shit happens, that whoever was looking for the hymn just chose an outdated source, and that it was not a political statement from anybody. And that anyway none of us knew the Hymn of Australia, so it was a tie. Most that happened was some jokes and a little nostalgia from some people.

Of course, a couple of politics decided that they had to show off their "dedication to our country" by acting as if Australia was in the brink of declaring war against Spain, and showing what a bunch of bullocks we usually have in government. That's all.

Darn Internet Searchers (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456289)

They probably said, "Crap! She won! Does Kazakhstan even have an anthem? Google it!"

Someone searched for "Kazakhstan anthem" and came up with this. I wonder if they found it on Britannica.

Kazakh Gold Medalist Is Played Borat Anthem (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456315)

Because this is news that god damned MATTERS.

so we have copyright infringement? (1)

goffster (1104287) | about 2 years ago | (#39456341)

It seems like someone willfully took the movie, recorded it, and used it.

Re:so we have copyright infringement? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39456723)

Or, they were in a rush, searched it on YouTube and downloaded the first result.

I'm embarrassed for the USA... (1)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | about 2 years ago | (#39456355)

and it's not even our fault this time.

Re:I'm embarrassed for the USA... (2)

shutdown -p now (807394) | about 2 years ago | (#39456709)

Everything is the fault of the USA, if you just try hard enough.

For example, in this particular case, it's the fault of you guys that Kuwait even exists! ~

Then you need to do some introspection (1)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | about 2 years ago | (#39457307)

If you get embarrassed for the US all the time by things not even related like this then the problem is not the US, it is you, and yo need examine why you have this problem.

Re:Then you need to do some introspection (1)

gestalt_n_pepper (991155) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458365)

Were you born without a sense of humor or was it extracted later on?

Kazakh wine (2, Insightful)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | about 2 years ago | (#39456453)

At least they didn't give them fermented horse piss as drinks.

Re:Kazakh wine (5, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#39456681)

At least they didn't give them fermented horse piss as drinks.

What? Don't they have American beer there?

Re:Kazakh wine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39458221)

Eurotrash detected. Move along.

Re:Kazakh wine (1)

Desler (1608317) | about 2 years ago | (#39456695)

Off topic? Their post is a Borat reference about Kazakhi wine.

Unbelievable. (1)

grumpyman (849537) | about 2 years ago | (#39456747)

Honestly if I'm her I'd walked off the podium. Still... absolutely hilarious.

Re:Unbelievable. (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457769)

Honestly if I'm her I'd walked off the podium. Still... absolutely hilarious.

I would like to think my response would have been to stand to attention and salute, with my tounge visibly distorting my cheek. As it is, I think she starts looking a bit bewildered as it progresses, she's possibly sensing something is going on from the audience but is not sure what it is. There's also a good chance she doesn't speak english and since the two tunes are apparently quite similar may have thought it was just a very lame western-ised version of the real thing. Regardless of what was going on in her head, she certainly looks relived when it ends with an explosion of applause from the audience.

Unanswered question (2)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#39456779)

The story is admittedly funny and awkward, but - why on earth is this story even on Slashdot?

Re:Unanswered question (1)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | about 2 years ago | (#39456859)

Because this is idle and samzenpus posts pretty much anything here?

Re:Unanswered question (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457817)

Idle is like a box of BubbaGump shrimp, you never know what you're going to get. - Appologies to Tom Hanks.

Haha (1)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | about 2 years ago | (#39456873)

They should have known better to not let Borat's brother Bilo pick out the music.

I am underwhelmed by the original video (1, Insightful)

mapkinase (958129) | about 2 years ago | (#39456963)

The movie was so mediocre that it has been forgotten by most people, that explains no reaction from the part of the woman.

Besides, she is ethnically Russian and probably has no particular feeling for both fake or real anthem, or any other ridiculous cargo cult attributes of Kazakhstan.

By the way, Kazakhs are Muslims and music is prohibited in Islam.

I can't wait the moment when Mujahedeen will kick Nazarbaev's ass to London - the cloaka of Soviet and post-Soviet has beens.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (1)

tepples (727027) | about 2 years ago | (#39457141)

music is prohibited in Islam.

Citation needed.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (3, Informative)

Ambvai (1106941) | about 2 years ago | (#39457325)

http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_351_400/is_music_prohibited_in_islam.htm [irfi.org] (Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc.)

"Conclusion: Music is not prohibited in Islam. Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran allowed music and inspired it upon David peace be upon him. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him didn't prohibit music unless it was used for sinful activities. Otherwise, music is allowed."

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (0)

mapkinase (958129) | about 2 years ago | (#39457383)

irfi is not authority or influential resource at all. Check out this:

http://islamqa.info/en/ref/5000/music [islamqa.info]

That covers vast amount of music played and almost all national anthems.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (2)

HablaMas (2602225) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457717)

IANAM (I am not a muslim), but from spending a lot of time in countries that are officially Muslim, it would seem that music is not prohibited. However, on the same token, there were certainly times where I wish it *were* prohibited.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (1)

GLMDesigns (2044134) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457807)

It seems that there are different definitions of "music." I've heard some say that singing is not allowed and yet there is some pretty cool sufi music (for instance Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Others differentiate between holy / religious / uplifting singing which brings you closer to god and profane singing.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 2 years ago | (#39457871)

unless it was used for sinful activities

Problem is, there are multiple and conflicting lists of "sinful activities" enforced by various sects.

Re:I am underwhelmed by the original video (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#39457581)

Kazakhs are Muslims?

Filesharing now mainstream? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39458119)

From TFA:

The team's coach told Kazakh media the organisers had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake.

While the article doesn't explictly state from what site the organizers downloaded the tune, the implication is that the organizers acquired it from a not quite legal download site. That or the organizers barely know enough English to read the song titles on Apple music store. Methinks they just Googled for "Kazakh anthem download", and got the Hotfile, Mediafire, etc links from soemone's page-ranked blog.

Just be glad the Germans didn't win a medal (3, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#39458139)

I'm sure they had "Deutschland über alles" and the swastika flag prepared, too.

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