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Old 01-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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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 ?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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where's all the potassium?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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Yeah I read a New Yorker article about it last year. Looks like a pretty cool place to visit.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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no, that cant be kazakhstan

wheres the goats and borat
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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did you just watch borat and come to that conclusion?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #7
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That actually seems pretty cool.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #8
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did you just watch borat and come to that conclusion?


Well, I've never watched Borat, is the movie set in Astana ?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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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..
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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
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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i actually did think it was a really shitty third world country up until just now because of that movie

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"
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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.
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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

kazakhstan will be dealing with the fallout of that for decades to come im sure
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Astana, Astana, you very weird place.
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that asshole

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
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Oh my god. Is that a joke forum like that one where everyone pretends to be far right wing christians?
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i actually did think it was a really shitty third world country up until just now because of that movie

smh typical narrow Icelandic worldview.
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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.




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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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