May 15, 2011 · 12:18 pm
OK, so we now know that Woody Allen is a bit of a miserable bugger, but even he would be cheered up by these revelations.
1. The water-propelled personal jet pack
That’s gotta be cool. And safer than grappling with a loaded fire hose Continue reading →
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March 22, 2011 · 1:42 am
Reports from the frontline in Iraq, the classroom and Japan. And I need your advice about visiting New York (see bottom).
1. HAMBURGER HELPER. This is from the Conservative Lie blog by veteran Dave Jeffries. Whether you agree with his politics or not, this poignant memory from his time in Iraq is worth reading. It gets gruesome if you click on the link – which is also where you’ll find his thoughts on combatants’ motivations. Here are the opening lines:
Sometimes there are scenes from my time in Iraq that won’t quit looping through my mind. So, I thought that maybe writing about it might be cathartic and help me put paid to it for a while. I suppose, in a way, this is political, but I really don’t care.
While in Ar Ramadi, we had a network of computers that had limited internet access, but a great intranet system that allowed us to communicate with each other very well. One day, as I was perusing the list of messages, I came across one labeled “Hamburger Helper”. There were a few jokers in the Regiment, so I opened it up anticipating something that would make me laugh. Instead Continue reading →
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