Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ganzer Syndrome

'...Ganzer syndrome, in which the soldier will begin to make jokes, act silly, and otherwise try to ward off the horror with humor and the ridiculous.
The degree of affliction in confusional states can range from the merely neurotic to the overtly psychotic. The sense of humor exhibited in the movie and television series M*A*S*H is an excellent example of individuals mildly afflicted with Ganzer syndrome. And this personal narrative provides a look at a man severely afflicted with Ganzer syndrome:

"Get that thing out of my face, Hunter, or I'll feed it to you with hot sauce."
"C'mon, Sarge, don't you wanna shake hands with 'Herbert'?"
"Hunter, you're f---ed up. Anybody who'd bring back a gook arm is sick. Anybody who'd bring one in the tent is begging for extra guard. You don't know where that thing's been. QUIT PICKING YOUR NOSE WITH IT! OUT, HUNTER! OUT!"
"Aw, Sarge, 'Herbert' just wants to make friends. He's lonely without his old friends, 'Mr. Foot' and 'Mr. Ballbag.'"
"Double guard tonight, Hunter, and all week. Goodbye, sicko. Enjoy your guard."
"Say goodnight to 'Herbert', everyone."

Black humor of course. Hard laughs for the hard guys. After a time, nothing was sacred. If Mom could only see what her little boy was playing with now.
Or what they were paying him to do.

- W. Norris
Rhodesia Fireforce Commandos'

from On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rinse, Repeat Retards, You're Fucking Dead

If I see one more person use the expression "rinse, repeat" and they're talking about something other than washing hair, I am going to fucking shit a fuck.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fishing Fool

I'm not a PC gamer, but this might be enough to tempt me...

School Girl Skirt Lifting

Friday, March 07, 2008

Lost Cowboys

'I knew already that Hollywood was not to be believed. They had only borrowed cowboys, not invented them, hijacked them from the guys who are now south of the Rio Grande. In an effort to cover their tracks, if not their guilt, they had turned them into bandits or snivelling peasants.

It's time for the rewrite.

The orginal men who rode the horses and herded the cattle across North America spoke Spanish. After the gauchos, huasos, and llaneros, the wild orphans and the plainsmen, up here in the north the cowboys are, literally, the vaqueros.

Hollywood's celluloid conscience has begun to rehabilitate the Indian, but to admit the debt the Anglos owe to the vaqueros would be to accept that the Anglo cowboys are pale shadows of the real thing. And as the cowboy is as important to America as apple pie, that would be a hard Hispanic bullet to bite on.'

- Lost Cowboys by Hank Wangford [Victor Gollancz, 1995)