Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Iraq's Fremen

A few years ago, I was at a party chatting with someone I had met only a few minutes ago. I don't remember what we were talking about, but it was generic party conversation. Out of nowhere, she said, "You were really into Dune in high school, weren't you?" Not one of my prouder moments. Sure, I'm a nerd and all, but is it that obvious?

It's true, though. I was really into Dune in high school. Thus, my first thought when reading about these vests was that the US Army is coming closer and closer to developoing a stillsuit.


Thrillhous said...

When I looked at that picture, the first thing I thought of was enemas.

We had very different childhoods.

Smitty said...

You want dork? I have a Dune Board Game created by Avalon Hill (their Bookshelf Game series) before they were bought-out by Hasbro. THAT's dork.

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

If it was me who said that, I meant it in a good way! Dune is the best book ever.

Did the stillsuit provide a cooling effect? All I could ever think about when someone took a sip was all those filtered bodily fluids.