Subject: Re: MENSTRUATION SYNHCRONIZATION DRILL
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.NoMoReDaMnSpAm (Nully Fydyan)
Date: 30 Nov 97 17:40:39 GMT
> you will almost never hear a combat veteran use this type of jargon,
> or use gruesome metaphors, because death and brutality have real,
> tangible meanings to them, and are not spoken of lightly.
I have never heard as many AIDS jokes as I do in the AIDS wards of
hospitals. One of my friends used to watch AIDS movies over and over
again and LAUGH (I know, cause he made me watch with him), LAUGH because
he wasn't dying/dead like those fucks, at least not yet. There's funeral
humor, too. After a while you can't NOT laugh at things, or your brain
will explode with pain and rage.
Spoken of lightly? Oh, they are spoken of lightly, and when I make the
mistake of repeating some of those jokes/comments/stories in the company
of people who have somehow missed the holocaust, all I get is horrified
and scandalized censure. They take it all too seriously, becuase they
haven't lived with the death and brutality, and haven't been forced to see
the humor there.
Who knows, though? Maybe combat experience is difference when you get to
kill, not just die.
Rev. Nully Fydyan
Church of the Ungendered Yeti
"The day that Elvis died was like a mercy killing. America breathed a sigh of relief." -- Dan Bern