Thursday, March 29, 2007

Razzle, Dazzle, and That's the Fact Jack

There is some controversy over whether or not the captured British sailors fought hard enough against the Iranians. To me, that is a little premature and a little like blaming the victim.

It does, however, bring to mind a scene from the movie Stripes, where the troops go after the missing EMV truck, mistakenly ending up in Czechoslovakia. The troop truck is stopped by the Warsaw Pact border guards, resulting in a standoff between East and West. The Americans point their M-16s at the guards for a split second, when John Candy's "Ox" character thinks better of it, handing over his rifle and telling his comrades to do the same:

Here you go. There you go.
Hand them off there, boys.

Now that is an example of a quick surrender.

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