American Samizdat

Monday, March 31, 2008. *
"From the studio that brought you 'Brokeback Mountain,' ' intones the preview for the light comedy 'Let's Go To Prison,' 'comes a penetrating look at the American penal system.' In case that was too subtle for you, the DVD box features a dropped bar of soap, just waiting for some poor inmate to bend over to pick it up -- and suffer a hilarious sexual assault in the process.

Or maybe you're not feeling up for a movie. It's more of a board-game afternoon. How about picking up 'Don't Drop the Soap,' a board game created by the son of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas. The game 'is simply intended for entertainment,' said Nicole Corcoran, the governor's spokeswoman. What, after all, could be more entertaining then trying to 'avoid being cornered by the Aryans in the shower room' (one of the goals of the game, according to its promotional material)?

Here in Washington, however, the weather has been beautiful lately, so if you were bored last week, you might have wanted to do something out of the house. One option would have been going down to the Department of Justice, where, on the third floor, officials were holding hearings on prison rape, interrogating administrators from some of the worst prisons in the nation about the abuses that go on within their walls."


It took a long time for it to sink in for me, but when I saw Bart & Homer Simpson making jokes about it in the Mid '90s I knew there was something wrong.

Shankings on the other hand are always funny.
posted by platts42 at 11:02 AM
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