They Said It Better Than I Ever Could...

These words that I write, they keep me from total insanity. -Charles Bukowski

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? -Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Nov 5, 2008

Hello, Mr. Polish Man, I Like Your Hat, Not To Mention Obama Won...

So I begin today with a little bounce in my step because I got to see Obama win this little election of ours. Nice... Makes me so very happy. Not to mention I get to sit here and give Pigpen a rash of shit about it for the next four years.

And what does my friend Pigpen have to say about all of this. Well, he says, and I quote, "While you guys are having a love in, I am going to go and nuke a gay whale for Jesus." Apparently you cannot get any more right wing than that, and Pigpen is having a hard time dealing with his new boss.

Ah, but before I get too far into this let me explain the title. "Hello Mr. Polish Man, I like your hat." Well this is in reference to all the Polish soldiers that are here with us waiting to go to Afghanistan. Now the US Army has a uniformity standard. We all have to look the same, all the time. Kind of a 1984 meets your wardrobe kind of thing. Apparently, the Polish army does not have such strict standards. The Polish wear some of the weirdest hats I have ever seen. Some wear berets that are like infant sized, some wear boonie hats that are a kind of eastern European crocodile dundee thing. These guys are awesome, they walk around to smoke, and shower and what not, totally in their tighty whitey's. Not that I like to see Polish men in their skivvies but it just makes me laugh that I would never walk around if I didn't look just like everyone else. These guys just don't seem to give a shit. Not to mention one of them has a "Mo-mullet" I mean it is half mohawk and half mullet. It's a beautiful thing. And last but certainly not least there are the chin pubes. Yes that's right, chin pubes. The Polish soldiers, or at least every third one seems to have pubes growing out of their chin's in kind of a pre-pubescent ZZ Top sort of thing. And I have to be clean shaven every morning. I am so friggin jealous.

Moving on, I may not be writing for a few days or weeks, I don't know. I take that back, I will be writing but I don't know if I will be able to post. I don't know what kind of internet we are going to have at the FOB. So I leave you in the care and good graces of the Lord.

Lastly, thank sweet merciful God Obama won. Now I can give all the Republicans here a huge amount of shit. Which makes me happy. Not to mention all the guys back at "the bar" especially you Paulie and Tony, how you like them apples, baby.

But anyways, things will be getting real, real soon so stay tuned. Up to this point this blog has been driven by my rather adolescent sense of humor. It's about to get driven by the absolute lunacy that is war. So sit back, relax, embrace the suck of it all and keep on reading.


I love you mom...


  1. Mudpuppy,
    Stay safe and we will be here when you get a chance to post.
    God Bless


  2. OK you about made me choke on my coffee this morning. Men walking around in booney hats and tighty whities..You do have a great way of phrasing words. Stay safe over there, look forward to your next post.

  3. mud puppy.... I'm married to a polish dude, I suppose I should have given you a heads up :) Do you know how many friggin years it has taken me to convince him that he may look *hot* in boxers and ditch the tightie wighties? (all's fair in mental image war)
    In all seriousness, my prayers are lifted each day for you and your company. May Almighty God watch over you, keep you safe and bring you home.

    ~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

  4. Boonie hats and tighty whities certainly is an interesting mental image.

  5. YES WE CAN! Yes we did.

    Maybe someone needs to explain to those Poles how women love men in UNIFORM, not tighty whities. Well, at least American women.

    Keep writing when you can. Keep safe.

  6. Dear Mud Puppy - Congratulations on the election!

    OK - so my candidate did not win but I have to admit that the silver lining for me was knowing how happy you would be! :)I have joy vicariously through you!! So here's hoping he lives up to your expectations ...

    I will not comment on your stalking polish soldiers in their tighty whiteys - but would love to have seen the picture of the "mo-mullet"

    I will send Pigpen a Sudoko book to take his mind off of and relieve his election stress ;)

    You take care and remember "airmanmom" is right - boxers are hotter!!

  7. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 11/06/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  8. Chin pubes, booney hats, sounds like we looked in vietnam many moons ago. Thing weren't very tight as far as uniform regs went back then. I am sure with the new POTUS things will chnage for you guys, probably be able to wear anything you want. Ha. Watch your six and your buddies.

  9. How many pollocks does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    I remember that joke from years back.
    I love the I don't give a shit kind of attitude. That is my kinda of people.
    I always envied people like that.

    Stay safe Mud Puppy and God bless.

  10. hey brother just remember nothing makes me happier than to say i told you so!!!!! Be safe,
    Functioning alcoholic!

  11. I saw them building a bunker in Kosovo... a bunch of slightly chunky uber-pasty poles hucking sandbags at each other.