In case you haven't been to one - or in case no one has ever told you - war is one of the most boring things humans ever invented.
It is a sort of Perfect Storm of bad food, worse hygiene, unchanging scenery and incessant companions punctuated (if you are unlucky) by moments of bowel-loosening terror.
And then you get up and do the same fucking thing again the next day.
And the next. And the...
You get the idea.
So now that we're neck deep in the Annual Holly-Bedecked QuasiReligious Festival of Corporate Greed, perhaps you can spare a moment to help those stuck in this craptacular business. One of the best ways I can think of - short of storming the Capitol and forcing the congresscritter to watch repeated showings of "When Justin Met Kelly" until they agreed to make peace and bring the deployed guys home - is here, at "Books for Soldiers".
(h/t to my battle buddy Jim over at RangerAgainstWar for turning me on to this site).
So to do something really decent to poke a thumb in the eye of your corporate masters (who want you buying something spendy and trendy to celebrate the birth of the impoverished Prince of Peace), how about kicking down a spare twenty or fifty to help some OTHER dogface make it through a long day somewhere in Central Asia?
Like you need another Christmas sweater, right?
(crossposted at MilPub)