Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Petition: Don't Go to Iraq, Hodgie!



My brother, in his always questionable wisdom, is thinking about going to Iraq for a year to do construction. Feel free to yell at your computer about how dumb that is. Everyone but Alex thinks so, too.

His options:
1. Go to Iraq and make $100,000 tax-free with no living expenses - quite probably die.
2. Come to NYC, where money will be tight but he could potentially make it big with his awesome drumming prowess - more than likely survive.
3. Stay home and continue to be an expert at Guitar Hero, but not terribly great at life - definitely stay alive.

Everyone but Alex knows that options 2 and 3 are about 50 bazillion times better than option 1, which shouldn't even be an option because it's so bloody stupid. However, Alex rarely listens to reason and therefore I have decided to implement a petition.

Perhaps, on this election day, democracy will win his vote. I know most of my readers are anonymous, but I am pleading with you today to comment on this post... you can use your full name or an alias, but please, comment for Alex. Your words of discouragement may save his life. Tell a friend. The more folks we have commenting, the better chance Alex will see reason and either move to NYC or stay at home. Thank you for your support!

8 comments:

Angelene said...

Big Apple Angelene says Don't Do It Hodgie!

Anonymous said...

You're such a little stud-muffin Hodgie. Go to NY and be discovered!
We already have a plan for you to suddenly vanish if you even think about Iraq.
Love Mom

Jamie said...

dddddoooooonnnnnnn'''tttttttttt ggggoooooo!!!!!!!

come to nyc instead. you never got to do karaoke at spotlight live.

Michelle said...

Being poor in NYC is MUCH better than being rich in a DESERT!!! (that means there's nothing there) surrounded by crazies with machine guns, grenades, and a general lack of concern for the fellow man...

Anonymous said...

Monga agrees, life is too precious to possibly lose it for money....

NYC is a blast and you know it...

Just living with Ang and friends would be an experience!!
Love you, Hodge
Monga

Lauren said...

oh alex, stop being crazy!! nyc is most definitely the better choice. it's tons more fun, the girls are prettier, and of course there's spotlight live...

Good Samaritan said...

From a purely economical standpoint...I'll vote no...52 weeks X 7 Days X 10 Hrs = 36400 hrs of work for 100000...or an hourly wage of $3...even Middleburg offers better than that

Plus, recreational activities are severely limited.

Anonymous said...

Don't go Alex! It's not worth it!
Jordan and Logan
PS I was telling my brother and he said Don't go too!