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francesco18 01-10-2013 10:29 PM

Astana - weirdest city in the world ?
 
It's the capital of Kazakhstan and it seems frickin' weird :

https://www.google.it/search?hl=en&...fO83TsgbClIGIAw


It's like Blade Runner meets URSS. It's kind of retro and futuristic at the same time.
So Pit do you know any weird city that can top Astana ?

francesco18 01-10-2013 10:34 PM

http://letsrollforums.com/amazing-n...19317.html?amp;

Loalz

purplexing 01-10-2013 10:46 PM

where's all the potassium?

genghisgandhi 01-10-2013 10:47 PM

Yeah I read a New Yorker article about it last year. Looks like a pretty cool place to visit.

Burgery 01-10-2013 10:48 PM

no, that cant be kazakhstan

wheres the goats and borat

MinterMan22 01-10-2013 10:48 PM

did you just watch borat and come to that conclusion?

crazysam23_Atax 01-10-2013 10:51 PM

That actually seems pretty cool.

francesco18 01-10-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by MinterMan22
did you just watch borat and come to that conclusion?


Well, I've never watched Borat, is the movie set in Astana ?

MinterMan22 01-10-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by francesco18
Well, I've never watched Borat, is the movie set in Astana ?

tbh saw this thread on the ug home page and entered just to say that without reading the op.

no actually it's set in america but it's a kazakh "journalist" looking to help bring american culture back kazakhstan and as a result improve it as it's portrayed as being a really ****ing backwards nation in the movie..

Burgery 01-10-2013 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MinterMan22
tbh saw this thread on the ug home page and entered just to say that without reading the op.

no actually it's set in america but it's a kazakh "journalist" looking to help bring american culture back kazakhstan and as a result improve it as it's portrayed as being a really ****ing backwards nation in the movie..

i actually did think it was a really shitty third world country up until just now because of that movie :haha:

sashki 01-10-2013 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgery
i actually did think it was a really shitty third world country up until just now because of that movie :haha:

I'm pretty sure he just chose Kazakhstan as an arbitrary nation that the average american wouldn't be familiar with. You don't see it in the news often. It makes the depictions of it in the movie more believable.

I like how one of the Google images links says "the Antichrist now has a capital"

Rawshik 01-10-2013 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by francesco18
Well, I've never watched Borat, is the movie set in Astana ?


It's in Kazakhstan and it's pretty much what made Americans know of the countries' existence.

Edit: Beaten to it.

Burgery 01-10-2013 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sashki
I'm pretty sure he just chose Kazakhstan as an arbitrary nation that the average american wouldn't be familiar with. You don't see it in the news often. It makes the depictions of it in the movie more believable.

that asshole :haha:

kazakhstan will be dealing with the fallout of that for decades to come im sure

captainsnazz 01-10-2013 11:18 PM

Astana, Astana, you very weird place.

sashki 01-10-2013 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgery
that asshole :haha:

kazakhstan will be dealing with the fallout of that for decades to come im sure

Did you honestly believe there was a backwards-ass shithole somewhere in the middle east populated entirely by anti-semites?

Because there is and it's called Palestine. OH SNAP I WENT THERE

TheChaz 01-10-2013 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by francesco18

Oh my god. Is that a joke forum like that one where everyone pretends to be far right wing christians?

genghisgandhi 01-10-2013 11:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burgery
i actually did think it was a really shitty third world country up until just now because of that movie :haha:

smh typical narrow Icelandic worldview.

soul_power 01-10-2013 11:41 PM

Ordos China. It's a city designed to house a million people. Houses are in, infrastructure is mostly in, but the town is practically vacant.




https://vimeo.com/51333291

MinterMan22 01-10-2013 11:51 PM

spooky

sashki 01-10-2013 11:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by soul_power
Ordos China. It's a city designed to house a million people. Houses are in, infrastructure is mostly in, but the town is practically vacant.

I don't understand how a vacant city can exist, especially in a country as heavily populated as China. Is the city too remote? Why doesn't anyone live there?


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