It was that long ago? Wow, and to think I've had the Internet since 1998 now...
Oh and Machie, I'm pretty sure Borat wasn't based on that guy, I got this from imdb.com:
"Borat is based actually on a guy I met in southern Russia. I can't remember his name. He was a doctor. The moment I met him I was totally crying. He was an hysterically funny guy. Albeit, totally unintentionally."