Flouting the health warnings?
Blog Guy, congratulate me. I just enlisted in the military. I’m a flute player, so I’m guaranteed a gig in a marching band.
No shooting, just fluting?
That’s great. So which branch of the service did you join? Army? Air Force?
Nah, my buddy Lamar and I joined Japan’s Self-Defense Force. We think the food will be better.
Wait a second. Japan Self-Defense Force? They play outdoors at the Sapporo Snow Festival!
Isn’t your flute made of metal? Haven’t you seen all the health warnings about putting your lips and tongue on frozen poles and things?
Every year, we have brutal photos of those poor musicians stumbling around with their freezing instruments hanging from stretched and swollen lips until the spring thaw comes.
Uh-oh. Do NOT tell Lamar about this!
He plays the tuba!
A member of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces performs in the snow in front of a snow sculpture resembling an owl during an opening ceremony of the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, February 7, 2011. REUTERS/ Yuriko Nakao