Re: Retro humor [was Re: transplant progress...]

Doug Jones (
Thu, 02 Dec 1999 21:05:23 -0800 wrote:
> In a message dated 12/2/99 7:42:44 PM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> > Never, never, never sacrifice the stories. In the final analysis
> > all we've got that makes us unique is collections of good stories.
> > (Our skills we can change, our appearence we can change, the underlying
> > genes and even the hardware we run on we can change, but the stories
> > remain our own.)
> >
> What he said.
> I met up with a trucker some years ago. He said exactly the same thing.
> ....only he said it in shorthand.
> "It doesn't matter if it's true or not....what matters is if it's a GOOD
> STORY".....and he had some good ones.
> Every day's an adventure...
> EvMick

The only difference between a fairy tale and a war story is that one starts out "Once upon a time, in a land far away," while the other goes, "No shit, there I was, thought I was gonna die!"

But most of my war stories are actually true- I don't have enough imagination to make up this stuff.

(Remind me to tell ya the one about spinning out of control in freefall at 900 feet with two floating ripcord handles...)

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace