Bennett, a man needs a nom de guerre, something that his comrades and subordinates can cling to as they rush off into the abyss to face the enemy.
When I served on the Russian Front in WWII, I would have been proud to be called "Ned Der Zerstörer." I would have happily accepted the title, "Ned, Exterminatore" during the Second Crusade, or "Ned le Destructeur" when I served with Napoleon. But alas, you are not.
Great soldiers (and even not-so-great) often have wacky nicknames!
"Old Blood and Guts" -- Patton
"The Red Baron" (German, der Rote Baron) — Manfred von Richthofen
"Lakeitel (German, "lackey") - Wilhelm Keitel, German World War II general staff officer
"Desperate Frankie" — Louis Franchet d'Espčrey, French general during World War I
"Grumble" — William E. Jones, Confederate general
"Smiling Al" -- Kesselring
""The Auk" — Claude Auchinleck, British Indian Army Field Marshal
"Autie" — George Custer
"Bad Old Man" — Jubal Early, Confederate Army general
"The Bear" — Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr
"Howling Mad" — Holland M. Smith, U.S. Marine Corps general
"Big Al, (The Sailor's Pal)" - Al Konetzni, American Admiral
"Bomber" — Arthur T. Harris, British Air Chief Marshal during World War II
"Boots" — Frederick C. Blesse, fighter ace
Think of your troops! Who would you rather follow into battle, Ned the Destroyer, or Bennett the shrink?
I may lose the will to fight on.
Last edited by LSchefman; 03-09-2013 at 01:37 PM.
The interesting thing about life is that it is utterly preposterous.
-- LSchefman, 1749
Creeped out, you say?.....
And to think I started all of this with a mere psychoanalytical call-to-arms.
To continue the Animal House references..."boy, it this GREAT!!"
Best thread derailment EVER.
Last edited by Boogie; 03-09-2013 at 04:56 PM.
Just washed my car and within 2 minutes a bird took a dump on it. Who trains birds to do that?
A strange old bird is a pelican;
His beak holds more than his belly can;
He can hold in his beak;
Enough food for a week;
But I don't see how the he** he can.
Thank you. Goldtop
'And the answer is... none. None more Gold.'