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Army Time
« on: May 21, 2015, 03:35:52 pm »
Army Time

Army Time is Sideways Time
It is time bent folded compressed
Stored slammed shoved into
Green canvas bags

Army time is hook and loop
Frayed, barely serving its functions
Abused, over-used long past its prime

Army time is tan briefs
No one wants them
Everyone gets them
They fall apart before their time
Caked with sweat and piss and shit
Stained with semen and blood

Army time is Sideways time
Compressed until it cracks and oozes
Spreading everywhere uselessly
Compressed until one hour is one day
One becomes two
Two become more
Units become meaningless

Army time builds up
Trapped in your guts
Compacted, impacted

Army time wants to be your time
It wants you to want it

Army time hitches a ride home
Coiled in your bowels
Like a dragon in an epic

Army time makes you suffer
Sometimes silently
Sometimes with sound and fury
Signifying nothing but also something

Army time
It stinks

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Re: Army Time
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 03:49:44 pm »
Yep.


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Re: Army Time
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 06:58:48 pm »
So, what I'm getting from this is that I should NOT sign up, like I planned to...

Also, very nicely written!
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Re: Army Time
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 04:23:59 am »
It's also needlessly multiplied by a factor of 100
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Re: Army Time
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 04:55:42 am »
when i was a kid, a friend of mine had this cool green army sleeping bag that he always took camping.

he was catholic and liked that it had a cross on it.

it was a body bag
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Re: Army Time
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 07:20:39 am »
when i was a kid, a friend of mine had this cool green army sleeping bag that he always took camping.

he was catholic and liked that it had a cross on it.

it was a body bag

 :?

Body bags are black, and have no religious emblems.  At least the military ones.

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Re: Army Time
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 07:39:38 am »
when i was a kid, a friend of mine had this cool green army sleeping bag that he always took camping.

he was catholic and liked that it had a cross on it.

it was a body bag

 :?

Body bags are black, and have no religious emblems.  At least the military ones.

Also, not mistakable for sleeping bags.
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Re: Army Time
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 07:42:47 am »
when i was a kid, a friend of mine had this cool green army sleeping bag that he always took camping.

he was catholic and liked that it had a cross on it.

it was a body bag

 :?

Body bags are black, and have no religious emblems.  At least the military ones.

Also, not mistakable for sleeping bags.

Yeah, they're more like those short ziplock bags.

But they don't keep things fresh.  No. That's why they're rubberized plastic.

Kinda like sous vide, when you think about it.  Which is why you shouldn't think about it.

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Re: Army Time
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 07:51:35 am »
when i was a kid, a friend of mine had this cool green army sleeping bag that he always took camping.

he was catholic and liked that it had a cross on it.

it was a body bag

 :?

Body bags are black, and have no religious emblems.  At least the military ones.

Also, not mistakable for sleeping bags.

Yeah, they're more like those short ziplock bags.

But they don't keep things fresh.  No. That's why they're rubberized plastic.

Kinda like sous vide, when you think about it.  Which is why you shouldn't think about it.

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Army Time
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2015, 07:52:07 am »
As if I needed any more of a reason to hate sous vide.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Army Time
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 07:55:54 am »
As if I needed any more of a reason to hate sous vide.

What's not to hate?  Goo in a bag, a perfectly good cut of meat ruined.

It occurs to me that this applies to both.  One's a "meal", if you have something the size of a golf ball pushing on the part of your brain that tells you which way to put your pants on, which is to say "wasted", and the other is some parents' hopes and dreams, given the same treatment.

I find myself becoming a bit of an antiwar nut as I grow older.

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Re: Army Time
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2015, 07:58:15 am »
As if I needed any more of a reason to hate sous vide.

What's not to hate?  Goo in a bag, a perfectly good cut of meat ruined.

It occurs to me that this applies to both.  One's a "meal", if you have something the size of a golf ball pushing on the part of your brain that tells you which way to put your pants on, which is to say "wasted", and the other is some parents' hopes and dreams, given the same treatment.

I find myself becoming a bit of an antiwar nut as I grow older.

I think you're on the right side of things.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Army Time
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2015, 08:01:39 am »
As if I needed any more of a reason to hate sous vide.

What's not to hate?  Goo in a bag, a perfectly good cut of meat ruined.

It occurs to me that this applies to both.  One's a "meal", if you have something the size of a golf ball pushing on the part of your brain that tells you which way to put your pants on, which is to say "wasted", and the other is some parents' hopes and dreams, given the same treatment.

I find myself becoming a bit of an antiwar nut as I grow older.

I think you're on the right side of things.

Funny thing is, we'll never be at peace again.  Same thing happened to the Romans, late in the game. 

War is something you do when you can't share an atmosphere with something.  Nazis, for example.

We've industrialized it, which I suppose makes US the Nazis.

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2015, 08:10:21 am »
As if I needed any more of a reason to hate sous vide.

What's not to hate?  Goo in a bag, a perfectly good cut of meat ruined.

It occurs to me that this applies to both.  One's a "meal", if you have something the size of a golf ball pushing on the part of your brain that tells you which way to put your pants on, which is to say "wasted", and the other is some parents' hopes and dreams, given the same treatment.

I find myself becoming a bit of an antiwar nut as I grow older.

I think you're on the right side of things.

Funny thing is, we'll never be at peace again.  Same thing happened to the Romans, late in the game. 

War is something you do when you can't share an atmosphere with something.  Nazis, for example.

We've industrialized it, which I suppose makes US the Nazis.

Shiiiit. That gives me the chills.

I really hope that somehow we can figure out a way to not go down like that.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Army Time
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2015, 08:26:39 am »

Shiiiit. That gives me the chills.

I really hope that somehow we can figure out a way to not go down like that.

Thing is, we're doing it with 6400 nuclear devices preventing the allies from saving the day.

The analogy isn't accurate, really.  There is no historical analogy for this at all.  The only country that could take us down (Russia) could only do so by ending all life on Earth.