Monday, April 11, 2011

Combat coffee: Life in wartime

The next time you grumble about making coffee, or complain that your office is out of coffee, or fume about stopping somewhere for coffee, watch this video. When you make coffee, it doesn't involve a cool machine gun, a boot band (whatever that is) and an MRE heater pack.

Before you watch it, a few warnings:

  • The language is harsh. Really harsh. F-bombs are hurled with great frequency and glee. (Comfort yourself by remembering that they are Canadian troops. Yeah right - American GIs would throw more than F-bombs.)
  • I don't know if this is a hoax. But if it is, they found a backlot in California that looks mighty convincing. If it isn't, it's a good chance to think about the daily life of our hard-working troops in Afghanistan.
  • Yes, it does amount to a free ad for Starbucks Via. But if we can send more Via to troops and make their day better, I'm all for it.
  • Finally: It's the best use of "La Bamba" I've heard in hours.


Anonymous said...

I take offese to your saying American troops would do more than using the F word. You make it sound like all American soldiers do is sit around curse and drink coffee, you are a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Does everybody have to get offended by everything in modern society? Is there any statement that can be considered inoffensive? I doubt Kathleen is trying to put down the American troops in her little blog post. Just relax.