Afghanistan is a large, mountainous country that suffered an unimaginable geographical calamity a few years ago, when the entire nation slid off the front pages of the newspapers. Poor country: not a single runaway Caucasian bride to interest the media.
Very good stuff by Lileks which means good stuff indeed as he is probably in the top five of humorists today. Sharing that exalted position laughing on the curb of life with Mark Steyn, P.J. O' Rourke, and hmm, maybe top three...?