so i was planning on doing this post before i realized that it was drak's birthday today. but now that i know it is, it seems even more fitting to do this post today. anyway, drak is a guy i know from WoW. he's in my guild. and yes, drak is his WoW name and not his real name. aside from playing WoW, he has this little side project that he likes to call "being in the army." the government, for some crazy reason, seems to find this more important than his WoW time, so they decided to ship him out. he is in an infantry platoon and is currently about two months into a twelve month deployment to afghanistan. if i remember correctly, this is his third deployment. and he decided to do something a little different this time around.
drak has decided to make a podcast about the experience of this deployment. obviously, certain things need to be edited or censored for security and safety reasons, and because of this there is a lot of random usage of the word "pineapple." but other than that, not much is held back. it is by no means politically correct. there is a lot of guy humor and cussing going on, and if you're a pussy and get easily offended you shouldn't listen to it. but i think it's all really, really interesting and most times extremely funny to listen to. a lot of it might seem a little crass, but it's a coping strategy. they deal with a lot of shit over there, so if crude jokes make it easier to deal with, i say go for it. so every one go support your troops, listen to thenotsoquietprofessionals. and to SFC Cormac and the rest of the platoon, stay safe, come home in one piece, and keep making these podcast because i usually end up laughing so hard that it scares my cat. and if there is a way to send pizza to afghanistan, let me know and i'll make it happen.