Scenario: You’re in a Pakistan prison, serving your time, minding your own business, when you wake up one morning, notice some abdominal discomfort and report it to the authorities. The authorities take you to the docs who then give you an X-ray and discover . . . an intact lightbulb in your anus. This is not a joke, Folks. After undergoing an operation to remove the lightbulb, the prisoner said he felt “comfort.”
How is it possible to have a lightbulb shoved up your anus without your knowledge? And in prison? The Reuters story says that the docs and authorities doubt his story of having been drugged and violated in his sleep. Very odd.
And just imagine if this were a U. S. prisoner or God forbid a prisoner of war or someone being held at Gitmo; instead of making Reuters’ “Odd News” page (and it’s on most of the “odd news” or “strange but true” news pages), it would be front page news on every major newspaper in the U. S., and the world would be coming down on our lax prisons or on our harsh treatment of prisoners. But because it happened in Pakistan, it’s just “odd.”