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Steak an Shrimp at the chow hall for lunch yesterday. When I saw it I realized it was Friday. Not until that moment had I thought about what day it was. I have weekly reports due on Friday. Other than that, Friday doesn't matter much - Saturday's another day at the "office". Sunday, on the other hand..., well Sunday is another day at the office too.
Today though I replaced my cot with a "real bed". There's a sign of permanance. Guess we're not leaving soon...
Watching on TV: 50 First Dates. Early on I'm thinking "Didn't I already see Groundhog Day?" - which of course reminds me of my life right now. But that's not a bad thing. (He said, eyeing the moon as it waned towards Ramadan...)
I recognize that the whole day after day sameness I'm living right now might contribute to my dislike of the movie, but for whatever reason I really wasn't interested in it. But I wasn't the only one in the room, so the movie wasn't my choice. So it goes.
In the desert politeness rules. You watch what others want to watch. Face it, you've got to live and work together for a while, and you need them to get the mission done, and well, everyone has loaded weapons...
So yeah, politeness is a good thing.
Here's a scene from one of the hundred or so movies that make up my top ten:
MARTY: Now, during the Flower People period, who was your drummer?
DAVID: Stumpy?s replacement, Peter James Bond, he also died in mysterious circumstances...we were playing a...
DAVID: Jazz-blues festival, where was that?
NIGEL: Blues-jazz really.
DEREK: Blues-jazz festival...
NIGEL: It was in the Isle of, it was in the Isle of....
NIGEL + DEREK: Isle of Lucy.
DEREK: Isle of Lucy.
NIGEL: Isle of Lucy.
DAVID: Isle of Lucy...jazz-blues festival...
NIGEL: And....it was tragic really...he exploded on stage.
DEREK: Just like that...
DAVID: He just went up...
NIGEL: He just was like a flash of green light...and that was it, nothing was left...
DAVID: Look at his face .... it?s true, this really did happen.
NIGEL: Well, there was a little green globule on his drum seat.
DAVID: Like a stain, really.
NIGEL: More of a stain than a globule, actually, and...
DAVID: You know several...you know dozens of people spontaneously combust each year, it?s just not really widely
From This is Spinal Tap, of course.
The reason I bring it up is because I think the "Stain or Globule" option is a valid response to the question "How would you describe Osama Bin Laden"
Anyone see that one coming?
Some time back a lot of folks were delusional with conspiracy theories about an "October surprise" - but hearing John Kerry hammer on the "failure at Tora Bora" (Over Tora Bora? No - I'll never get over Tora Bora.. whoops, that's another movie) I conclude the man is fairly certain there won't be one. Imagine the blow to his campaign hopes were it to happen now. Using "where's Osama" as a hammer against your opponent certainly seems risky unless you're awfully sure he's not gonna turn up.
Plus I'm inclined to agree with Roger, who notes regarding Osama (not Kerry) that "A narcissist of that magnitude could not resist parading his phiz on television."
I'm thinking stain.
Time for bed. A real bed.
Take some time to smell the glove.Posted by Marilou at October 9, 2004 09:22 PM
Kerry's plan on -blank- : Turn it to eleven.Posted by Al at October 9, 2004 10:03 PM
"'Course it's sexy! Waz wrong wif sexy?"Posted by JDB at October 10, 2004 03:12 AM
I'd go with globule drying into a stubborn stain under twelve thousand tons of rock and U.S. ordnance.Posted by Michael Wasserman at October 10, 2004 05:07 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(4) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)