Military Unicorns19 February, 2008
I found this over at PZ Myers’ fantastic blog, Pharyngula. He’s pretty sure the soldier is being sarcastic. I hope he is:
Here’s a picture of me celebrating Ash Wednesday shortly before going out on mission. The Catholic Priest also blessed all of our Gun Trucks. You can’t ask for much more protection than that when doing Convoy Security. Unless of course, I painted a picture of a unicorn on the side of my Gun Truck. I don’t know anyone who could hurt a unicorn. Especially one that has magic dust. Those are my favorite.
So he’s painted a picture of an imaginary beast on the side of his truck just in case his imaginary friend up in the sky skimps on his imaginary protection even though the priest who interprets for the imaginary guy in the sky has already placed ashes (which is the only sensible thing here: we will return to dust (unless we’re sealed in one of those hermetic coffins)) on his forehead in honour of the imaginary sacrifice to save us all from the righteous rage of the imaginary guy in the sky when we act like the human beings which we are.
Why not paint kittens on the vehicle? They’re real AND cute.