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I almost joined the Army once at their request...
Basic reminds me of all this...

Back when I was in high school, after I took my PSAT's, the Army tried to recruit me pretty heavily. They wanted me to look into military intelligence, and thought I'd be perfect for interrogation. And they didn't even know about ``the whip'' or any of the other stories at the time! A couple of recruiters came to the school a few times, and really talked the idea up with me, really inflating my head. I was pretty close to signing my life away, when I realized that they'd require me to be learning a few languages. I've taken years and years of Freedom, yet can only quote Megadeth lyrics. So if I had a Magyar brain, I'd be knocking around Iraqis right now.

Feeling: contemplative contemplative
Listening to: Requiem For a Dream soundtrack, Winter Overture

Chorus of 10 demons || Preach it
celaeno From: celaeno Date: April 16th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
It still messes me up everytime I see Magyar, I think "Hungarian person" before realizing it's also a last name... this depsite having several French classes w/ Jackie.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2003 03:47 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Heheh. I used to laugh all the time when I'd see things like soc.magyar in newsgroup listings.

Jackie mentioned she might be getting a journal herself. Were you two friends?
celaeno From: celaeno Date: April 16th, 2003 04:18 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Acquaintances is probably a better word - we didn't get to know each other very well.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 17th, 2003 07:32 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Understood. Though, at drewuniversity, I guess everyone ends up knowing everyone else.
daylami From: daylami Date: April 16th, 2003 03:37 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I too was wondering what made Hungarians so militant.

Actually, I knew a really dopey guy who joined the Marines because he didn't want to take his SATs. That's kind of scary.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 16th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Har. People like that are way too common, and give the Corps such a bad name.

They're even scarier than the flood of people who joined after 9/11 wanting to spill blood in retribution. Employees at the local arsenal I know were even wierded out by some of them.
miscca From: miscca Date: April 16th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
The CIA sniffed around me near the end of college because of my linguistic skills and cultural background. I decided I had no interest in pursuing a career where I couldn't see my family very much and had to get rid of my tattoos - a little too much control over my life. Had you done linguistic stuff for the military, you would have most likely been at DLI in Monterey. I got to hang out with some of the guys who were studying Russian there while I was at MIIS (the civilian equivalent). Interesting how sometimes life looks different depending on the path you take :)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 17th, 2003 10:54 am (UTC) (Hard link)
At this point, I think I should have looked into working for the secret shadow government. Some of my favorite characters are Mustafa Mons and Ronald Sandoval, people who toe the line yet know better.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: October 7th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Whoops, I meant Mustapha Mond.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 19th, 2003 11:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
They would make a great reality show. The fights between the siblings in different languages, the musical outbursts, it'd be great.

Just spent most of the day with Pete, driving around Union County.
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