Noxious Mixture

Try on this stomach-churning recipe: Three parts sensational patriotic sales pitch to join the military with one part capricious young man.

Two news stories today prompted this Tank hypothetical. In Philadelphia, a new $13-million, 14,500-square-foot military recruiting center allows recruits to play senseless video game similators that show portrayals of war. Mix that machismo with another painful reminder on the rough ride for three fomer Carlton, Minn., soldiers after going AWOL after basic training.

Who knows, maybe the impressionable boys could have found their ill-conceived motivations to join after the Guard changed their recruiting tactics to fight slumping enlistment.

After comtemplating this noxious mixture, you can see how disillusioned these young men might be. The current whereabouts or situation for the Carlton boys is unknown. Let’s cut them a break after being influenced by these military spinster crooks.

Spooky start to Rose Bowl

“You are looking live at the Granddaddy of them all, The Rose Bowl.” 

That’s a phrase I love to hear before starting a triumphant tradition to ring in each new year with college football. It was commenced Thursday when an alien-like B-2 stealth bomber flew over the bucolic field in Southern Cali. 





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