Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday's Missives


  • Although it has been a while, I have read everything extant written by Julius Caesar. He was a very vivid but simple writer. He gets dinged for being self serving. Pfftht- so what. That is true of all writing by any general I can think of and he is way more interesting (and a better writer) than any I have ever read.
  • For always comes out fro first when I am typing.
  • Drive was  a surprisingly pretty good movie to me with great music although it had a terrible ending.
  • I look forward to the next Judge Dredd movie which is supposed to happen soon.
  • MIB is still good. It has aged real well. It will be a classic and people will still be watching it 50 years from now.
  • A friendly acquaintance could not use her makeup to look more like a clown if she tried. A better friend should tell her. I wish you could see it- it is the only way you would believe it.
  • Often I use pencils to write. Recently, I had been using a mechanical one that I presumed the eraser had been used up on as there was no eraser visible.  I used a broken wooden pencil- just for the eraser. That is- I used it until I looked on the side of the mechanical one and read the instruction, Twist For Eraser.
  • Duh.
  • Why pencils you ask? They never stop working, they won't burst in your pocket and they write from any angle. Also- I like the sound the lead makes as it scratches along the paper.
  • It has been a long time since I built anything.
  • It still amazes me that IEDs have not been used more often on US soil.
  • I have been stationed at both Fort Jackson and Fort Hood which are named after two of my favorite generals.
  • This draft was written in my notebook on 09/06/2013 @2335 in case you are keeping tabs.

3 comments:

Capt. Schmoe said...

"It still amazes me that IEDs have not been used on US soil." Most bombs that have been detonated on US soil have been IEDs. OKC - truck bomb made from ammonium nitrate; Boston pressure cooker bomb; ATL and every pipe bomb in between.

As military explosive devices and their associated delivery systems are relatively hard to come by, bombers are limited only by their imagination in using readily available materials to make things go boom.

I have to say my favorite class ever was the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings class. Though now retired, I would go to that one again. Blowing shit up is just fun!

el chupacabra said...

Hey Cap'n good to hear from you.
Yes, I could have qualified that better. I meant to say, more often. Weird- this was from an old draft. Even when I proofed it; the erroneous way I worded that didn't jump out me. I guess I saw what I thought I was supposed to be seeing.
IED use here goes back a 100 years- literally horse drawn wagons made into VBIEDs (and I knew this).
I'm going to change that but leave your comment up- take care. thanks

The Donald said...

I sometimes froget that my fingers are dyslexic.