3 days ago
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Department of OMG
A group of Afghani officials are touring South Carolina prisons this week. The visit was arranged "so Afghan officials can see how the state maintains a modern prison system while spending less per inmate than nearly every other state in the country."
"We're going to learn some more, have some more experiences from here, and then we're going to implement it in Afghanistan and use it in our system," Lt. Gen. Amir Muhammed Jamsheed, director of Afghanistan's prison system, said Monday through an interpreter. "South Carolina is an American prison system, but...it's probably somehow similar to the Afghanistan prison system."
Things that almost happened to me when I heard this on the radio:
Grand Mal seizure
Other types of brain explosions
Collapsed lung (s)
The brain explosions were caused, understandably, by all of the obvious jokes rushing the exits in gleeful abandon.
Two unexpected thoughts:
1. I'm kind of.......proud.
2. The Afghan officials don't seem to be in any danger. (That's progress.)