Thursday, June 4, 2009

WTF Arkansas?

So, there I was. Just drinking some coffee and reading the newspaper. I read a short blurb about two convicted murderers in an Arkansas jail that escaped from prison. You can read the story here (they were later caught). Here’s the thing though, “…the uniforms the inmates wore in their escape are made at the prison.” Uhm, what? Did I read that correctly? Apparently both prison guard and police uniforms are made at the prison. Would the guard uniform sewing room be located adjacent to the hacksaw factory? Are uniforms made between locksmithing and FBI-badge metalsmithing classes? I am confused. Why are there ANY inmates left? Has anyone counted the number of guards lately?

You know, if Nicolas Cage had been sent to Arkansas I could put that whole “Con Air” incident behind me. By incident, I refer simply to having watched the entire film.

13 comments:

  1. Makes me think of "Escape from Alcatraz," where they sewed together raincoats to make a raft (as opposed to "The Rock," where they just blew that shit up).

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  2. Hi Clio- The Rock (ha!), I forgot about that one!

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  3. My favorite line from Con Air is "put the bunny down"!

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  4. Y'all in Arkansaw now boy! We do things kinda difrent here

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  5. If they weren't murderers, I'd say they earned their ticket out due to their combined cleverness and Arkansas' stupidity. But since they apparently like killing people this is sadly a 100% 'wtf Arkansas' story.

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  6. Perhaps a class in critical thinking could be offered to the officials. A sort of mercy project….

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  7. Just one more reason people give me a funny look when I say where I'm from... *sigh*

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  8. "Next up, let's git ourselves some judge-like duds! We can march into city hall and reverse the ruling on them there records! Yeehaw!"

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  9. *face-palm*

    You know, I'm from Arkansas. I wish I could speak in defense of it but... All I can say is that there are some really nice nature trails...

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  10. Umm. It's arkansas.

    I live in a similarly backwards state so I get it...sigh.

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  11. [not sure why her earlier imaginary commentary came out sounding like a cowboy gang, as the emphasis was supposed to be on the fluidity of sartorial performance in the hands of those who may or may not have made their own escape clothing in a southern penitentary]

    I've travelled through Arkansas and it is pretty. Can anyone explain why it's pronounced "Arkansaw" in stead of "Arkansas"? Always wondered that.

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