TFI: Tip #47

… I mean, the man just wouldn’t listen, I ain’t seen nothing like it. I remember this one time Sergeant came in for inspection. Me and the other guys got up real quick like, stood at attention, but this guy… he just sat there on his damn bunk, staring at the wall. Sarg was furious, and just started laying into him, you know? Just screaming at the guy. But he didn’t move an inch. Just sat there… looked like he was deep in thought or something. Heck, you’d think he’d lift an arm just to wipe the spit off his face from Sarg’s hollerin’. Eventually, Sarg had enough though, and dragged him to his feet. I’ll never forget, he got up real close, face to face, you know? And he yelled, ‘you retarded, son?!?’. And the cheeky bastard said back, cool as a cucumber, ‘yes, sir. Retarded, sir.’

- Excerpt from a 1972 interview with a WW2 veteran


If you think this tip looks familiar, it’s because I modified a line from a popular Bright Eyes song, Road to Joy. An awesome song, and very talented artist.

Links to the other TFIs below, if this is the first you’ve heard of it:

TFI issue 1
TFI issue 2
TFI issue 3
TFI issue 4
TFI issue 5

Just one left to go in this series. Really hope you’ve been enjoying them.


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Discussion (15) ¬


    Last one? What about the other 100 tips?

    • coliver

      It’s just the last one in this particular 7-strip run. There’s more in the works. Stay tuned :).

  2. Warren Frantz

    I suppose winning wars would help anyone get closer to immortalhood! Fantastic stuff, fellas!

    • coliver

      Thanks Warren :)!

  3. Schmuck Man

    He’s immortal; all conflicts seem pointless to him.

    • coliver

      Pretty much, yep. The only wars he’d care about are the ones he starts.

  4. Gary

    It’s pointless. Nobody wins. Word is bond.

    • coliver

      You don’t think pointless wars have winners?

  5. George

    That’s the way I pick all of my battles. :)

    • coliver

      Were it so easy :).

  6. Mark Stokes

    Immortals live interesting lives. Over and over and over again.

    • coliver

      Whether they like it or not.

  7. JerryBenedict

    I’ve been digging this TFI series! Well done, guys!

    • coliver

      Thanks :)! Super glad to hear it. We’re hoping to continue it in some fashion after this series is done, so stay tuned ;).

  8. Gruhn

    Survival of the fittest……..

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