The US Army has been in the entertainment business for a long time, so it's not surprising -- nor scandalous -- that they want to hire a band to entertain the troops in Afghanistan.
But it's the way that they solicit for rock bands that makes the whole thing hilarious.
I give you the army's solicitation posted today for a "professional celebrity rock music band".
Professional Celebrity Rock Music Band, group not to exceed seven people for tour of FOB's in Kuwait and Afghanistan for February 4-13 2008. The band should be an active rock band, with a music genre consisting of Southern Rock, Pop Rock, Post-Grunge and Hard Rock. At least one member of the band should be recognizable as a professional celebrity. Protective military equipment, such as kevlar, body armour, eye and ear protection will be provided when the group is travelling on military rotary or fixed wing aircraft.
What is a professional celebrity rock band anyway? Let's see: is Kevin Bacon (Bacon Brothers), Keanu Reeves (Dogstar) or Bruce Willis (The Accelerators) available?