April 9, 2006
about the bar
On the bright side, the goodie bag from yesterday's race contained something I'd never seen before: a candybar masquerading as "energy food" called HOOAH! which is purportedly what soldiers eat sometimes. According to the wrapper (better image isn't available online, so you'll just have to believe me) its steady-energy capability beats other energy bars all hollow, and if you buy HOOAH! you will support a troop or two. When I first saw the package I thought of the Sopranos Jersey-wiseguy pronunciation of "whore", but I learned from the internet that people in the military actually say HOOAH! to each other (I'm a navy kid, and that's news to me). This reminds me of Tang and Pillsbury space food sticks, but it's much funnier. We've been going around saying HOOAH! to each other all day.
Posted by joe positive at April 9, 2006 4:42 PM
I'm trying to limit my comments in people's blogs to pretend that I'm all cool and stuff. In other words, I'm trying to speak only when it's important which is rare in my case. But I have to go 2-2 on this blog. I was in the Infantry for 5 years and had to say that Godforsaken word 24/7. It was like 'dude.' The meaning was all in the inflection of the word. I absolutely cannot stand it. As my hair grew long and my time in service grew short, I would think of illogical things to say with hooah in it. I'd put hooahs in front of impossible phrases like, "I can't wait until I get out of the Army, hooah!" and "Hoo---mutha--fuxxing---AHHHHH I got me my resignation paperwork signed today!!!"
Posted by: duncan at April 9, 2006 7:18 PM
Funny, I was thinking of that Al Pacino movie where his character says it every other line.
Posted by: stephen at April 9, 2006 7:56 PM
Ahhhhh but how does it taste????
Posted by: Dawn (aka Pink Lady) at April 9, 2006 8:13 PM
I haven't got the nerve to try it :-)
Posted by: joe positive at April 9, 2006 8:26 PM