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March 24, 2011      Share

The Top 9 Signs It’s Spring in a War Zone

9> Joe Francis is in town hoping to film “Privates Gone Wild.”

8> Lovely red, yellow and purple blossoms are stuck to the muddy
soles of your combat boots.

7> The poppies start growing in Flanders Fields.

6> New greenery necessitates changing of snipers’ camo from the
winter drab colors.

5> The Air Force guys are planting Daisy Cutters.

4> There’s an extra hour of light for snipers.

3> Drones are disguised with yellow and black stripes to
resemble, well, drones.

2> Cute little Cav Scouts are trying to sell you cookies.

and the Number 1 Sign It’s Spring in a War Zone…
1> It’s fashionable again to wear lite body armor. (Until Labor



Selected from 29 submissions from 9 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL — 1 (14th #1)
Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC — 2, 5, 9 (3-day pass!)
Larry Hollister, Concord, CA — 3, 8
Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY — 4
Edward Rodman, Ocean, NJ — 5, 6
Chuck Cooke, Austin, TX — 5
Leonard Topolski, Pearland, TX — 6
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA — 7, Banner tag
Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA — Topic
Kilroy, Washington, DC — Graffitist