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The Last Word on the War in Iraq

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  • The Last Word on the War in Iraq

    I'm so sick of arming the world, then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries, then we go and blow the shit out of them. We're like the bullies of the world, y'know. We're like Jack Palance in the movie Shane, throwing the pistol at the sheepherder's feet.

    "Pick it up."

    "I don't wanna pick it up, Mister, you'll shoot me."

    "Pick up the gun."

    "Mister, I don't want no trouble. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, Mister."

    "Pick up the gun."

    (He picks it up. Three shots ring out.)

    "You all saw him - he had a gun."

    - Bill Hicks

  • #2

    Funny example, but sad in truth. With decades of this kind of meddling with other countries there is really too much to say for posting.

    It all disgusts me.
    When they had advanced together to meet on common
    ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
    and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
    each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
    mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
    killing, and the ground ran with blood.

    Homer, The Illiad


    • #3
      Great parallel Krunky. I'm going to have to use that (with your kind permission, of course).


      • #4
        Hey - ask the dead comedian, not me...

        Bill Hicks - better than Lenny Bruce, and with more tar!


        • #5
          Bill Hicks is hilarious.