They say you can never go Home...

Soldiers of Sparta were allowed to return home after lost battles, only if carried dead upon their shields. I'm convinced this is a more practical and time-saving way to go about it.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Desert Dating

Every time two or more of us kids are gathered around the dinner table, it turns into a hotly contested argument about the state of things in the US, particularly under the peerless leadership of the Current President of the United States (heretoforth referred to as The Hedge). My parents usually play the role of The Blissfully-Convinced Republican.

Brother: Answer me this: why the hell are we in Iraq?

Dad: Because we're fighting The Evil that lives there.

Later..

Brother: There's absolutely no reason to go there if it weren't for the oil; that's all there is to it.

Dad: So, you're saying you wouldn't want to go to Iraq?

Brother: (Dumbfounded) Dad, why the hell would I want to go to there?

Dad: (Thoughtful) Well, they have dark-skinned women there.

Pause. Silence.

Dad: I thought you liked dark-skinned women!