Totally don't get the joke.
That's great.Eric, What makes the grass grow? Blood! Just ask any infantryman.
Eric was an infantryman -- mechanized, if I recall. It turns up in Full Metal Jacket, too, which is probably why most people really know it.
Gads, that's embarrassing. My apologies.
Well at least those of us who weren't in the infantry and don't remember lines from a movie we saw thirty years ago now know the answer. And I see the grass has sprouted in Raqqa, and a few other areas nearby last night. 31 strikes.
I was MI and I knew this from Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC 1992).
Germany, 1991: "Kill! Kill! Kill! Blood makes the oil flow!"I did see Full Metal Jacket (in a theater with 400 other screaming GI's--When Ermy came out doing his thing everybody lost it), but I don't remember that line.Maybe it's a Marine thing.
I had to ask my husband, but he knew.
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