Archive for May, 2011


May 30, 2011

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

This is what Memorial Day is about…

May 30, 2011

Arlington w/flag

Harry the Savior…

May 29, 2011

Western Union

May 29, 2011

Dear President Obama:

I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request.

I  am asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer a citizen.


Boned Jello

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu



Follow up post

May 28, 2011

Thought I would follow up on the comments to this post.

After correctly guessing that I was in Athens this week, readers and fellow Jarheads Nunya and SteveC both offered to buy me a beer if I started another riot while I was there.

Actually, the parliament building was about 4 blocks from my hotel and there was a protest scheduled by the government unions at 6:00 pm on Wednesday.  Since I was already a few beers into the evening, I strolled down there and crashed the protest march – highly recommended…Although I think they knew I was not a Greek when I shook my fist and tried to imitate the chants…apparently I can’t do Greek very well  ,…

Of course, crashing the protest broke all three of my personal rules – the rules which, if you follow them, will keep you out of trouble 99% of your life:

(1) Don’t go stupid places, (2) Don’t hang out with stupid people, and (3) Don’t so stupid things.

I will proceed to violate all three of these rules again in a couple of weeks when I go to DC to drink copious amounts of beer with Nunya and SteveC…

Where’s Curtis?

May 27, 2011

I took this picture from my hotel the other night.  Whichever of you Jarhead readers is the first to correctly guesses where I am, (city included) gets a free beer on me at the reunion (yeah – that’s just what you’ll need at the reunion – another beer).  If you’re a non-Jarhead reader, then I guess it’s just for bragging rights…



Wow, Now I am officially old…

May 26, 2011

The Huey is no more…

The last Hueys have been retired by the Army and the Marines, so an iconic airframe passes into history with little fanfair, other than military ceremonies…

The few Hueys I rode in when I was in the Corps were older than me even back then…I think the CH-46s were too…Shit, I’m old…


May 26, 2011

Well, at least he’ll make a couple more million off of other people’s misery…

Today’s Metaphor

May 25, 2011

Why didn’t they just make Micelle get out of the back seat until they got it on the street?

Gene Simmons for President

May 22, 2011