Friday, April 06, 2007


This is BIG MAX. BIG MAX used to work for the Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate, which is a part of the Ministry of the Interior. That’s what they call the federal fire service here. BIG MAX was reported missing from a fire station in Baghdad about 6 months ago. Then he turned up in front of the Hiafa Street Gate into the IZ. Actually, he was headed straight for the gate, stuffed full of explosives. The soldiers at the gate were good shots.

So BIG MAX ended up at the local auto body shop. The body shop workers washed out all the blood, patched the radiator, replaced the shattered windshield, and bumped out all of the assorted dents and dings. Oh, they filled the forty-six bullet holes, too - it took a lot of Bondo.

And so BIG MAX was looking pretty good again. Now he’s a proud member of the Slayer Fire Protection Service, sitting pretty in his new yellow paint job over at Fire Station Number 2. Who ever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?


Blogger KAB said...

Wow - how does a firetruck "go missing"? Thank the heavens for the crack shots at the gate. I guess they had a personal stake in stopping the truck.

April 06, 2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger lalavoie said...

How does a VIBRANT YELLOW BIG ASS FIRETRUCK go missing for six months?? How does one camouflage that?

April 06, 2007 10:42 AM  

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