Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2009.07.24 : Friday Fun Break!
40 Inspirational Movie Speeches in 2 Minutes, "Bomb New York", and Gen Kill Greatest Hits
"This is really interesting, Brad. You know, Iraqis don't really seem good at fighting, but then they never really completely surrender either."
- Corporal Josh Ray Person, Generation Kill (book or miniseries)

Here's a classic you may not have seen:

Here's the Onion News Network on rare form. (Give it a minute – like the best satire, it builds to a crescendo of sublime absurdity.)

Here are a few of my very favourite amusing bits from Generation Kill (that are already sitting on Youtube so I don't have to do any damned video editing).

And if you get these two, you get Generation Kill – to love them is to love Generation Kill.

Finally, as a special bonus, if you've got eight minutes to spend in an edifying cause, here's the complete wit and wisdom of Sergeant Antonio Espera. It's an eight-minute education in American class and race issues. (Bear in mind he's protrayed by an actor here – but he's a real person, and pretty much every word here actually came out of his mouth.)

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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