Yes. I stole that title out of Reader's Digest. So sue me.
Right now we've got wars going on two fronts. That's if you don't count what is going on in Pakistan. It's a real mess for sure, but I don't really want to get political tonight. Whether you agree with the politics of war or not, or believe that war is never the answer makes little difference to me at this moment. It's Friday and a long weekend is upon those who work for a living. Just another day for people like me that can't seem to find a job to save my butt, but at least my butt is safe and I know who to thank for that.
If not for the brave men and women in uniform, you and I would likely not be sitting at our computers right now. I don't know what we would be doing and it doesn't much matter. The fact is, like it or not, these are the folks that protect our freedoms and allow us to live the lives we live, so once in a while I like to give them a little salute of thanks for all the sacrifices they make to protect our way of life.
Personally, I don't know how they do it. I doubt I could make it through basic training much less a firefight. These people are the best of the best and they go through it on a daily basis. The miracle of it all is that they somehow manage to maintain a sense of humor.
Americans are famous for taking lemons and making lemonade. You see it in all walks of life, but nowhere is humor more important than in the military. We all know that humor is a great stress reliever and can help a person live longer.
Here are some photos of how our troops manage to stay sane in an insane world. If you can't appreciate the humor, at least appreciate the men and women who selflessly go to battle day after day in the name of our freedom.
Come on guys! Can't a brother get a break?!
"I told you the North Pole was striped, now pay up!"
Low budget F-16 training run.
Syncronized launch sequence.
Eight man jacuzzi with strawberry bubble bath. "Anybody see my loofa?" "Hey! That's not my loofa!"
Baghdad traffic control.
Harry potter ain't got shit on these guys.
Patriotic symbolic robotic.
Peddle faster Sarge, we only got the cart for an hour!
How do you work this thing again?
Camo Corporate America.
Sand storm parasailing.
Just another Kodak moment.
That Rumsfeld and his fucking budget cuts.
Let's see. Pull stick to left to bank left. Pull stick back toward chest to climb........
Man's best friend.
Iraqi renaissance festival.
What ever gets the job done.
A girl has to maintain her femininity anyway she can.
Does anyone know if there is going to be a full moon tonight?
Have a great weekend everyone, and if you happen to see a soldier this weekend, don't forget to shake their hand and thank them for all they do. I doubt they get to hear that often enough. We owe them so much more than that.