Friday, January 13, 2006

Pentagon to families: Go ahead, laugh

When the stress of the war in Iraq becomes too severe, the Pentagon has a suggestion for military families: Learn how to laugh.

With help from the Pentagon's chief laughter instructor, families of National Guard members are learning to walk like a penguin, laugh like a lion and blurt "ha, ha, hee, hee and ho, ho."

No joke.

"I laugh every chance I get," says the instructor, retired Army colonel James "Scotty" Scott. "That's why I'm blessed to be at the Pentagon, where we definitely need a lot of laughter in our lives."

What do we need the Onion and the Daily Show for? Assclown Central does all the heavy lifting for them.

I wonder how many flak jackets the Army could buy with what it pays Colonel Scott.

Personally, I think there is far too much laughter in the White House and the Pentagon these days. What is missing is any sense that they take their jobs seriously.



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