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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
-Hunter S. Thompson


I spent a couple of hours yesterday evening mulling over what may be one of the more amazingly candid and bizarre stories from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan that I’ve ever read. It’s an interview with a contractor, identified only as “Nero”, who has spent time in both McMurdo, Antarctica, and (presumeably) sipping Mojitas at the Baghdad Country Club.

As you sit at your desk today, and on a day when the government is reporting that U.S. employers added the fewest new jobs in over two years, and that unemployment figures rose, I promise you that Nero's story will get you to thinking.

While I can't vouch for the authenticity of the interview, it rings true, or at least has a ring of truth to it. When I earlier described the Green Zone in Baghdad as reminiscent of the Mos Eisley segment in the movie Star Wars (click the BCC link above), my analogy was apparently wholly appropriate. Perhaps I was able to sniff this out because in my own life, I've worked some fairly exotic jobs, and run into guys like Nero while drinking beer in places like BCC...

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