Arkanaut: Yawn. The Germans weren't even firing their flak at him this time.
Weatherkiss: Subby sounds mad his Taco Bell ran out of Baja Blast syrup tonight.
ransack.: Weatherkiss: Subby sounds mad his Taco Bell ran out of Baja Blast syrup tonight.A greenlit story here on Fark a couple of months ago said Baja Blast was coming to stores soon and had alleged leaked photos of the bottles, do you remember that? What happened with that? I was excited I love Baja Blast
farkingismybusiness: Mountain Dew is disgusting.I'm drinking Crab Juice.
Millions_Knives: Did he get to shoot at anyone when he landed this time?
Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: Ive been contracting in Stuttgart for two weeks. Learning about the modern german perspective of the war is interesting.I'll be talking to my boss, who is the same age as me, and he talks about his mother hiding under tables as a child while the house was bombed, and how many people in his family were lost. This is between other small talk, generic topics. Then, driving around, he says "oh, here are the ovens we had here back then." the ones the jews were forced to build, and were many were killed. The regret and sadness in his voice was palpable, as he told me their story, even though this all happened well more than a generation before he was born.I like the germans. They are good people.
Danger Avoid Death: Millions_Knives: Did he get to shoot at anyone when he landed this time?No, but France still surrendered.
moothemagiccow: Why would he want to go back? War is the last thing any vet I've met wants to discuss
amindofiron: ransack.: Weatherkiss: Subby sounds mad his Taco Bell ran out of Baja Blast syrup tonight.A greenlit story here on Fark a couple of months ago said Baja Blast was coming to stores soon and had alleged leaked photos of the bottles, do you remember that? What happened with that? I was excited I love Baja BlastI've got a 12 pack downstairs in my fridge sooooo, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they've got it out at least in some markets.
DubyaHater: I guess Baja Blast is the newest soda to drink. My generously proportioned co-worker drank two cans of it during a lunch meeting yesterday. He said his wife bought four cases when she saw it in the store. I'll just stick with coffee and Coke Zero.
ransack.: DubyaHater: I guess Baja Blast is the newest soda to drink. My generously proportioned co-worker drank two cans of it during a lunch meeting yesterday. He said his wife bought four cases when she saw it in the store. I'll just stick with coffee and Coke Zero.What why is this not in my market???? IT'S MY BIRTHDAY I WANT BAJA BLAST
ransack.: Not the same without AAA bursting around you
grinding_journalist: Yes subby, I am aware that I will never be as badass as my grandfather who landed at Normandy. Ever. I could be the first man to set foot on Mars and I would have more respect for what he did that I did.It saddens me that while reputed as a war hero (Silver Star during hedgerows in the first couple days) he steadfastly refused to discuss his war experiences, even if to explain what he did. He simply wasn't interested. The only "war stories" we got were silly ones, like the one about the wiener dog he found trotting around a bombed out town, looking for food, and how it got violently seasick on the boat home so he had to smuggle it up to the deck in 10' seas inside his GI helmet to let it puke over the rail while he held on for dear life. Endearing and adorable.The closest I got to hearing him talk about any action or the things he'd seen was a few years after Saving Private Ryan had come out, and he was actually interested in seeing it. The only thing he said during the entire movie or afterwards was during the opening sequence, when after the medic gets so excited about stopping the bleeding, then his patient gets shot in the head and he slams his helmet down in frustration.He said "Yeah. That's how it was."This past memorial day, I've taken it upon myself to track down his unit, his decoration, and his story. He may not have wanted to tell me as a way of avoiding reliving it in his mind, but I can't stand not knowing about brave, honorable action (likely taken to save the lives of others) he took in that campaign, and feel it's my duty to learn about it as a way of honoring his legacy./where'd this damn dust come from
Magorn: ransack.: Not the same without AAA bursting around youWell, he would know. And we all owe him a debt because he does.
devildog123: moothemagiccow: Why would he want to go back? War is the last thing any vet I've met wants to discussUs younger guys, sure, we'll skip talking about specifics and crap. Once you reach 60-70, I've noticed that they talk about it a lot more. I think as you get further away from it, you remember the adrenaline and cool shiat, and your brain causes the terror to fade away. For younger guys, you still remember the pantsshiattingly terrifying fear a lot more clearly.
Ex-Texan: Son and I are going to watch "The Longest Day" today. Could've been worse, doing it in the dark, with Flak all around. One show, a part on Gliders, said there were no lights, when your transport disconnected, you had eight minutes glide time, didn't see where you were going, just did it all in the dark./Looking forward to "Pluskat"? later today.//Van josnson Red Buttons' parachute hung up on top a church, Nazi's below./// Did a lot in the dark, didn't want to see what was going on in the light.
SpdrJay: farkingismybusiness: Mountain Dew is disgusting.I'm drinking Crab Juice.Slurm, FTW
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