"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov

USS North Dakota

USS North Dakota
Lauch day
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some things never change...

My big brother and I got a clock-radio in the mid-sixties (Clock-radios were a big thing. It's a clock - and a radio!).
This was one of the songs I remember listening to while I was going to sleep... forty-six years ago.
I posted it earlier when I talked about one of the gun-trucks from that mess in Vietnam - and there is a connection.
The vids not on that post anymore but this is the same one - intro by Jerry Lewis.

Barry's gone Christer on us but... good on him.
We're out of Iraq (Where we had no business to begin with) and all the troops are coming home.
All that are left are mercenaries... Oops, my bad. I meant rent-a-cops. No, that's not right either.
Okay, now I've got it! "Security Contractors", one of Little George's better ideas.
Let's check out Evie again... when she had it goin' on.

Hey! Conversion notwithstanding - Barry's still in the game.
Last March.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Barry actually looks like a pretty tough bastard then and now, godboy or no.

Even though it's a repost, that deuce and a half definitely one ups the old Bren Gun Carrier.

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