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You're so vain...

You walked into the embed
Like you were walking into your own TOC
Your helmet dipped below one eye
Your brain was in vapor lock
You had one eye on your Facebook
As you watched yourself snipe back
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain
You probably think this war is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this war is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
When you told those stories oh so well
And we thought you would never leave
But you drove away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain
You probably think this war is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this war is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

Well, I hear you went up to Mosul
And you covered it well you jerk
Then you flew your ego up to Bagram
To see the total eclipse of your work
You’re no longer where you should be this time
And now you're Facebookin’ it
When you should be with some unit,
Be with some unit, and

You're so vain
You probably think this post is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this post is about you
Don't you? Don't you?

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Wickedly Funny from Villainous Company on April 21, 2010 7:16 PM

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WOW!  There's some real talent here.  But I still feel guilty laughing.
 
John, I can't believe you wrote this post about me. I've never even been embedded!
 
(Sorry, denizens, missed the author line.)
 
hrmm my first reaction was to wonder who was chanelling Michael Yon
 
bwahaha...oh, that's good.  I mean really, really good.
 
If ASCAP comes knocking on your door...I know nothing.
Is that Nashville calling?
 

 Heh... love it.

 They say that humor bites hardest when it's true.
 
I was totally singing along even before the chorus. 

That.  Was.  Awesome.
 
i am reading his blog regularly and like it's quality. the man is interested in his subject, and knows what he talks about. he is up close and personal and makes clear to people what the troops are going through. you don't find that in the regular dutch press and i doubt if you find a lot of that in yours. is he vain? very likely. who cares if that brings you quality information. i am interested to know if more of these one man bands are shut down, coming closer to the moment where the US are pulling out. larger press organisations are less off a hassle to the pentagon than these hornets who have to prove themselves every day to get noticed.
 
Eric - unfortunately, there is backstory that we're not bandying about.

I was serious in my first post on this subject, and in this - Mike should get back to doing what he does best, rather than picking meaningless fights with PAOs and leaders.

The problem with Mike's reporting is that Mike has become the story.

And that's too bad - because he generally did an excellent job of telling the story when he wasn't the central figure.
 
I hope this mess can be settled soon, because Yon is good and he's provided an invaluable service to all of us with his writing, service, and sacrifice.

But I agree with John's sentiment .... he's let himself become the story, and he's too narrowly focused his concerns and criticisms.
 
Oh, I'm done with it, unless something really spectacular happens.

You'd be surprised at all the supportive email.  More people have noticed than I think anyone realized, and they all want the same thing - the old Mike back, not the current one.

Mike's choice, of course.
 
Okay, now that is some serious funny right there.
 
I used to love Yon’s despatches, but the quality of his facebook posts is quite a bit less. I think with the despatches he took time to reflect on things and to verify them, now he posts stuff before he has all of the facts. He also has an issue with Canadians leading the US troops, while I can understand an American wanting US troops lead by an American, just as we Canadians want Canadian troops lead by a Canadian, it’s just not the way NATO works. The Canadian and US militaries work well together because we interchange troops, commanders and commands. If he has issues about us leaving in 2011, take it up with the politicians, the troops will stay or go as they are ordered to.
 
Michael Yon, eh?  Who would have guessed?
 
Facebook is, generally, bad. 
 
Good work! It's got Yon written all over it looong time.
 
This post is not about me.

WHY is this post not about ME?
 
Oh, my. giggle giggle chuckle ROTFLMAO. I don't know what happened to him, somewhere along the way someone found the button to push to make him lose it. Once he gets away for a couple of weeks (which may be months from now) he may be able to self-reset, and we'll get the old Yon back.
 
Murray - because it wasn't about Greyhawk first.  If you'd chime in earlier it could have been not about you, but I'm sorry, that position has been claimed.
 
In 20 years at the 25th Mil Blog conference, I heard you'll have a raffle to whisper the name of this blogger since we will NEVER figure out who you are talking about.... ha!!
S/F
Taco
 
What's a Facebook?

*shambling off, knuckles raising small dust swirlies*
 
When the writer becomes the story, It's time to hang it up.
 
Funny you did this. My choice was Coldplay's Viva La Vida.
 
 And now, Yon says he is going to sue McChrystal for libel.

I guess Michael thinks he has a right to embed with troops.
 
I bet you think this war is about you, don't you, don't you?
 
Yon taking a couple of weeks off isn't gonna cut it.

The guy has been in and out of war zones for about 5 years now.

He needs a year or two off.

Getting good piece of ass probably wouldn't hurt either.
 
To quote Airforce Wife .  "THAT.WAS. AWESOME."


Brilliant!   Simply Brilliant!