Saturday, April 07, 2007


Iraq as a prep-school football game with spindly and sweet L'il Georgie as the quarterback.

Actual conversation as recollected by the participants:

After contnuous possession and 26 plays, one offensive lineman says to the other: "Hey man, does it seem to you like the football field just keeps getting longer and longer?"

His teamate replies "Yeah. And where the heck are the goalposts? I can't even see them from here."

"I don't even know which way they are!" says the first lineman.

The second asks "And why is that stupid cheerleader quarterbacking?"

The first glances up and says "The clock is counting down the game in effing Friedman Units, man."

The other lineman complains "Don't even look at the score, dude. It's a bummer. I just wish the coach would've given us pads and helmets."

"Dream on," the first guy said, "I don't even have any pants."

"Thanks for reminding me," said the other lineman.

Then came the next snap.


GingerJar said...

Pretty accurate portrail there Shrimplate. Seems like all the good intentions in the world are not gonna end this war. No one wins....and the cheerleaders have all changed their minds.

And the Score...

Well, either way we are losers.

James said...

Love the analogy. I say it's time to punt.

Joyful Alternative said...

Well done imagery, with the cheerleader as quarterback and invisible goalposts. Thanks.

dbackdad said...

Very well done. I hope you don't mind, but I linked to this post.