If nothing else, this new YouTube parody, “13 Reasons Acre” (Borges lived in Acre), is evidence of how much this particular news story blew up in Brazil. I also get a lot of visitors outside the U.S. in general who seek these posts on Borges out—but perhaps things are currently too weird in the United States for many people to take notice here.
One of the most popular jokes in the video (which is in Portuguese) is:
Some people say that I was swallowed by a dinosaur but this was just a rumor, after all everyone knows that the dinosaurs were extinct here 2 years ago
The “extinct here 2 years ago” reference is a Brazilian “in-joke” about Acre, apparently.
There’s also a pretty clever “Tony” joke.
In other news, Borges is still missing.
EDIT: I’m half-Brazilian, so my mom gets a kick out of my sudden interest in her neck of the woods.