In further Halloween news, friends of gaijin Arnold Francis are desperately trying to convince him that wearing a ‘Borat’ costume is a bad idea.
Francis, 36 from California, told friends last week that he plans to wear the mankini and a fake moustache made popular by Sacha Baron Cohen in the Borat movie to Halloween festivities in Shinsakae this month, and was dismayed by their reactions.
“I don’t know what their problem is,” Francis said. “I wore it to my bachelor party and it was an absolute riot. Everyone thought it was hilarious, and I’ve never received so much attention from girls in my life. It’s been a while, but I can’t wait to put it on again. I’ll be a dead cert for the ¥100,000 prize!”
However Francis’s friends are totally against the idea.
“I prey to God that Arnie doesn’t dress up as Borat again,” said long-time friend Terry Henshall. “Yes, it was a laugh on his stag do, but it’s been ten years since the Borat movie. He has to move with the times. Besides,” he added diplomatically, “there are, um, other reasons.”
Jason Timms, another of his friends, was a little blunter. “He’s put on at least fifteen kilos since then, I’d be surprised if it covers him, And, let’s face it, there’s not so much of him to cover, if you know what I mean.”
Another friend, David Young, was concerned for less-aesthetic reasons. “I’m more worried about his wife. She is a cute, demur type. I am sure she would be totally appalled by his lewd behaviour and totally against it.”
Francis’ wife Nana, however, seemed completely unconcerned: “I couldn’t care less what the small-cocked, fat bastard gets up to. I’ll be spending the evening at a love hotel with my co-worker Megumi.”
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