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17 September 2008 @ 10:27 am
Don't shoot till you see the whites...  
"Of their eyes?"
"Whose eyes?"
"Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes?"
"Nah. Don't shoot till you see the whites, period. That's it. End of story."

A choccie bar impregnated with your choice of nut and/or dried fruit to whoever picks where this exchange is from... and that's what this entry is about...

Chocolate.

Specifically, what ze Germans called Fliegerschokolade when they gave it to their pilots and Panzerschokolade when they gave it to their tank crews on ze Eastern Front... chocolate laced with methamphetamine. Brilliant idea, when you think about it. Given something that causes their pupils to dilate, and thereby reduce the amount of sclera visible to an observer, these pilots and tankers were able to get closer to ze Russians before the latter, under instructions not to shoot until they could see the whites of the enemy's eyes, would open fire.
 
 
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Now Feeling: Nihilistic
Now Playing: Nihil (album) - KMFDM
 
 
 
khan_orionkhan_orion on September 17th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
It tickles the memory, but I have chocolate here. :D