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Personal/Random: Michael Douglas/Secret Service/Conspiracy/Marines/Bigfoot 
9th-Dec-2007 12:11 am
Guy Has Issues
I was watching a Michael Douglas thriller called The Sentinel over dinner, about an assassination plot against the President with a turncoat within the Secret Service. I was slightly distracted by a scene where they were boarding the helicopter, Marine One, on a flight out from the White House. This reminded me of this kid in high school who was friends with my sister. He took her to homecoming or prom or something like that. Two years after graduating high school, if I remember the timeline correctly, he was the young Marine guarding the door of Marine One, ramrod-straight in posture and decked out in his Marine finest. When I saw a picture of him doing this, all I could think was, "A few years ago, this was the kid who would wait just outside the treeline in the woods along Illinois highway 64, dressed in a gorilla costume, until some car would come along, at which point he'd lope into the woods, having given the people on the highway a glimpse of Bigfoot. And now he's guarding the President. I love America."


Speaking of Random: when did my LiveJournal "Post an Entry" page get a switch for so-called "Adult Content"?! Bad LiveJournalers!
9th-Dec-2007 06:32 am (UTC)
I once worked in D.C. with a guy who was from Oregon, Illinois.
And nice icon.
9th-Dec-2007 07:32 am (UTC)
Seriously? Remember the name?
9th-Dec-2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, Ryan Hart. He was one of my roommates.
10th-Dec-2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Huh. Don't know the name, but I had a "Mr. Hart" as a teacher of 8th grade history: I wonder if this could be a son?
10th-Dec-2007 06:22 am (UTC)
It's definitely likely. Ryan is now a teacher himself, so, it would make sense.
9th-Dec-2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Random: when did my LiveJournal "Post an Entry" page get a switch for so-called "Adult Content"?! Bad LiveJournalers!

About a week or so ago -- half my friendslist is up in arms about it on one level or another.
10th-Dec-2007 06:19 am (UTC)
Huh. Totally missed it until writing this entry.
10th-Dec-2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Well, I gather your friends-list is less connected to... controversial bits of LJ than my own acquaintance.
9th-Dec-2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
Great story!
10th-Dec-2007 06:20 am (UTC)
I just always wonder if they had known of such behaviour, even as a high school student, would they have let him within a mile of the President...?
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