Welcome to the Llama Pit

Aaron Moore: When I checked into 1st Force Recon Company there was a sign above the platoon area, it said "The Llama Pit." Now I've done two tours with the unit and still to this day can't find anyone who knows why or when that sign went up. It may not make sense to anyone else, but I like it. It's one of those unknowns, like crop circles and the Loch Ness monster. Welcome to the Llama Pit!

April 12, 2011

Down mean streets

“...down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

“He will take no man’s money dishonestly and no man’s insolence without a due and dispassionate revenge. He is a lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him.

“The story is this man’s adventure in search of a hidden truth, and it would be no adventure if it did not happen to a man fit for adventure. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live in, without becoming too dull to be worth living in.”
— Raymond Chandler

Posted at 01:30 PM