I’m not sure I should be finding this as funny as I am, but ‘news’ that the UK army has spent 14 million pounds recreating an Afghan village in hot and dusty Norfolk has tickled me pink. The captions to the photostory are just wonderful.
14 million pounds obvious wouldn’t pay for a real life Afghan village complete with health posts, schools, micro-hydro power, public toilets, running water, parks, public library and swimming pool. But still, considering they’ve had to do it on the cheap with nothing but mud, they’ve managed a ‘meticulous level of detail’.
Even going so far as to emulate the smell of rotten meat, which must be emanating from these plastic sheep carcases hanging outside the butchers. Where a nice Nepalese man (wearing ‘traditional Taliban clothing’) serves kebabs and fries.
Thanks Roberta for pointing this out.
Elsewhere, news that Karzai has been re-elected. Plus a scary goat and great photoshopping.