Saturday, March 26, 2005

So close, but so far away...

There's a story out that the U.S. military police have thwarted an escape from a prison camp in Iraq. According to this story in The Hill, insurgents had managed to dig a 600 foot tunnel using makeshift tools. Further investigation upon discovering the tunnel revealed another one that was 300 feet long.

Now you're reading this and thinking "that sounds just like a movie", right? And the author of the story notes that as well. That's exactly what happened in "The Great Escape." Prisoners of war, prison camp, makeshift tools, elaborate tunnel, back-up tunnel. Perfect analogy. Slam dunk. So what does the article say? "The elaborate escape is reminiscent of the 1994 movie, "The Shawshank Redemption," where a prisoner burrows his way out of prison."

And I'm thinking "you've got to be kidding me, right?"

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