August 03, 2005

OVER THERE

If you're in USAREUR like me, you didn't get to see the show Over There. My mother-in-law relayed some of the show to me, and parts she remembered made me groan. I wish I could see it for myself, but it sounded hackneyed. My husband and I were goofing off later on: "Gosh, Sarge, what a SNAFU." and "Sir, yes, sir!" and other things that only appear to get said in the TV Army. John of Argghhh! compiled reviews from milbloggers who watched the program, and the prognosis is not looking good. I can completely understand though: my husband can't get within ten feet of a military movie without turning beet red and swearing up a storm. If we want to see a show about war, we opt for War Is The H-Word.

And I hear there was a soldier openly smoking pot? HA. Double HA.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:08 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 For your information, there's not any agencies like DEA in Iraq, and the police dogs are often dipatched to sniff out bombs, not drugs. Yes, lots of soldiers have found and smoked hash out there, if you think that drug tests are rampant out there in the field, triple ha's to you then.

Posted by: nerdstar at August 03, 2005 04:40 PM (AkKlL)

2 I think the key word in her post was 'openly', as in OPENLY smoking pot. That means, in front of everyone, like it's okay. Now, if your little buds smoked behind a building or in a hooch and dropped the joint and stepped on it when someone walked in - that would not be OPENLY. OPENLY would be smoking in front of the Brigade Commander and moving the stub to salute. Because it's okay, everybody's doing it. Get it now? Why don't you repost and, since something has destroyed your brain cells, I'll even let you win on the triple HA. I'm not sure you can count to double digits if you don't get OPENLY in a sentence. Poor child.

Posted by: Oda Mae at August 03, 2005 05:16 PM (uep0B)

3 I'm with your Hubby, red faced.

Posted by: Ken Dixon at August 04, 2005 02:01 AM (6coDp)

4 Being a physician, I used to be unable to watch "ER" because of the inaccuracies. Drove me nuts, and I drove my husband nuts talking over the show the whole time, trying to explain how this, that and the other thing were wrong. However, it was still a great show and very entertaining. My grandfather, my uncle and two of my cousins were/are NYPD, and although they would turn "beet red" when my mom and I watched NYPD Blue...we still loved it. I'm sure that "Over There" is nearly impossible for true military to stomach - but hey, if it's entertaining, and most of all, if it reminds people back here in the comfort of home, what our military does for us...then I'm all for it.

Posted by: gibby at August 04, 2005 11:53 AM (DrMqI)

5 Ole Mae: I smell a rat, and assessing from the fact that you've way overreacted about this, I think that rat is you...enjoy the smoke! I'm merely trying to make a point that illegal drug use does go on while in deployment. I can't have any say in how Steve Bochco writes in that "Over There" series, he's the one who's got to face up to the factualness of his script writing. Yet it seems like folks like you simply uses this forum to spew venom, and such medium has obviously been a waste for the likes of you. Lastly, I was there in Iraq for a year, and I am not going to let you or the likes of you discount that experience.

Posted by: nerdstar at August 04, 2005 04:05 PM (AkKlL)

6 My husband was drug tested in Iraq. I don't know if that's standard, but he was. And he put a soldier in jail for drinking, so that kind of stuff was no joke in his Company.

Posted by: Sarah at August 04, 2005 04:36 PM (NxuHd)

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