Oh, I do like that, Caleb. A big smile over my oats. Now, if the Aussie
batsmen show some pluck, I shall stay smiling ... Andrew
2008/10/31 Caleb Cluff <[log in to unmask]>
> Singleton is a town in the New England region of NSW, with a large army
> like Puckapunyal.
> To add to the surreal nature of all this, at the end of school of I was
> offered a scholarship to Duntroon Military College. They must have been
> desperate. After years of boarding school, they thought I wanted to spend
> MORE time with an entire community of sexually incoherent men? On the
> grounds that my "troops" admired me? They 'admired' me because I bribed the
> quartermaster to get alcohol into annual camp, and my platoon sergeant was
> borderline psychopath at 17, who had them all terrified...
> It was as far removed from anything remotely real regarding war or as an
> episode of MASH or Dad's Army, but with that ineffable soupçon of an
> outbreak of violence and misogyny that underpins so much of male culture
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 2:15 AM, Douglas Barbour
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Wow, memory everywhere, Andrew.
> > In Canada the closest I came were the Boy Scouts. & I've put all that
> > pretty well out of my mind....
> > Doug
> > On 29-Oct-08, at 4:11 PM, andrew burke wrote:
> > "Hey, watch this."
> > Douglas Barbour
> > [log in to unmask]
> > http://www.ualberta.ca/~dbarbour/
> > Latest books:
> > Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
> > http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=664
> > Wednesdays'
> > What dull barbarians are not proud
> > of their dullness and barbarism?
> > Thackery