> In a message dated 12/2/99 7:42:44 PM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
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 http://www.xcor-aerospace.com