These next quotes in red are from my soldier boy, Eric:
This one takes some setup.
It is what my team leader yelled at my squad leader during OIF I when he was told to put out his cigarette on patrol. "It's
daytime. There is a huge blazing Sun overhead. We are walking in the middle of a fucking field in green colored fucking body
armor to a farm house in the middle of FUCKING nowhere. There is a 66,000 lb. ASSAULT VECHICLE traveling right behind us!!
And you think that my FUCKING cigarette is going to give away our FUCKING position!!!!"
When we were over here for
OIF I, we set up shop at a terrorist training compound in southern Baghdad. We were there for about two days when our platoon
Sgt., SFC Winger comes up to us and says, "Men, we just got word that a bunch of Syrian terrorists have set up an ambush for
any American forces about three miles from here. We're going to roll into the middle of it and see what they've got for us."
So, we went there and saw what they had for us. It was a lot. There were bullets flying, explosions from both sides, insanity.
So, there are about eight guys in the back of the Bradley, and we can't tell what is going on. All of a sudden, we hear the
woosh sound of an RPG traveling quickly towards us. We all tense up, and the whole Bradley lurches forward as the rocket propelled
grenade slams into the back ramp. As soon as our ears stop ringing, we hear the Grim Winger yelling at us over the radio,
"DISMOUNT LEFT, DISMOUNT LEFT!!" "FUCK NO!!!" was the response of everyone in the back of the Brad.
Just because you're paranoid, doesn't
mean an invisible monster isn't about to eat your face.
-Quote from the book "Storm Front" by Jim
The ONLY TRIUMPH for the ENEMY is for
GOOD MEN to do NOTHING.
Look what I can do! Look what I can
do! No...stop...don't grab!
Malt O' Meal...it's like oatmeal...but
not as oatie.
-Lindsey Kling (my roommate at ISU)
Me: Oh man! I can't get a good solid
suck on this sucker! It's got crazy designs on it!
Lindsey: Jeez Darcey...that was deep!
JDJBJ...and that's all I have to say.
-Matt Sculley to me 1-13-04
Wanna see my blinkers?
-Mike Seibert 11-21-03
Ever notice how the older you get the
more country music you listen to?
-Mike Seibert 12-31-03
I'm gonna spread yo' butta!
-Mike Seibert 12-13-03
Did you say 'Freebird' to me? Here's
a free bird. Sit on it.
-Michael Stipe 1-14-95
It's all about what's going on now.
So fuck the person in front of you and fuck the person in back of you...cause it's all about what's going on right now!
-Michael Stipe 9-26-03 in Chicago
Did you say fuck me? I'm a little busy
at the moment.
-Michael Stipe during a concert
Turn off your fucking cell phone, man!
(St. Louis 1999)
I'm gonna go burn a goat in my closet!
-Steve at Coming Out Of The Broom Closet
Day at ISU 10/8/03
(while talking about people accusing us
Pagans of burning babies and small animals...you just had to be there!)
Almost all the fans I meet are pretty
cool people. They're intelligent and tend to think about things a bit more than your average rock'n'roll fans: sensible people
I wouldn't mind having a drink with.
-Peter Buck of R.E.M.
I'm an atheist, but if I was black I
would be a Christian because I love black gospel music.
Remember civil disobedience belongs
in the town hall and the home, not the concert hall, so please file out accordingly. Think about your neighbours, don't get
your elbows stuck in their eyes and likewise. Don't drink and drive, wear a seatbelt at all times, don't eat meat. Above all
don't worship false idols and don't forget to vote. Call your parents every weekend. Don't worry about school. It'll be okay.
And if you want some friendly advice, it's gonna be a hell of a winter, so I suggest you move south. But don't come anywhere
near Clarke County, because we don't want you!
-Michael Stipe (Chicago 11-4-87)
I don't fuck much with the past but
I fuck plenty with the future.
That better not be styrofoam pal!
This next song is about everything you
never wanted to know about sex...I haven't been around the block...I've only been around the side walks but I decided
where the cracks should be... it's called binky the doormat we hope you like it...
I don't take sports seriously although
I like that Scottish thing where they throw the poles. I'm down with that.
-Peter Buck of R.E.M.
Just a minute while I re-invent myself
Make it up and then take it off the
-Anthony Kiedis in "Midnight"
If your circle stays unbroken, then
you're a lucky man 'cause it never, never, never has for me
-Ronnie James Dio
We are R.E.M. and this is what we do.
(how he introduces the band)
It's better to regret something you
did than something you didn't do.
This is your life this is your time
What if the flame won't last forever
This is your here-this is your
Let it be magical
-Ronnie James Dio
Get a good lawyer and if shit happens
call me...'cause us bass players just need to stick together because we're the only ones that can understand eachother!
-Jimmy Bain to me 7-16-02
Sobriety is highly overrated...highly.
It's a fucking river boat casino! Therefore
it's in the fucking river!