On prison beauty pagents
Also in the Times today was an article about beauty pagents in Brazilian prisons.
If this concept were brought to America, it would absolutely trump the ratings of any other beauty pagent in existence. Can you imagine the revolution it would bring in the interview portion alone? Instead of "world peace," inmates would dream of a world with crack pipes in every home, where people would be free to beat their enemies with a baseball bat.
And the pagent winner would be afraid to hug the losers for fear of a shiv in the back. God, it would be a beautiful world.
You listening, Fox Network?
(pic from nytimes.com)