The Polish ski-jumper with a little mustache takes air and crushes snow. This drinking place says yesss in sportscaster American, international tongue of self-congratulation. He takes second to a Slovakian, but good enough. Pale silver.
The Smoke of Battle
QUESTION: I notice that the three gentlemen on our left have been smoking. I wonder what they are going to do for a cigarette when they get up there?
MR. BONNEY: The question is �- and the tobacco trust please close your ears �- it is noticed that three of our seven young men are smoking. What will they be doing when they get up in the capsule?
Perhaps, Randy, you might tackle that one.
DR. LOVELACE: I think they are mature men and we will leave it up to them in large part. Of course we have a few months for an indoctrination program.
QUESTION: Do all of them smoke?
MR. BONNEY: How many of you gentlemen smoke?
CAPTAIN SLAYTON: I will have to qualify myself.
(There was a showing of hands.)
MR. BONNEY: Three and a half.
I quit once for three and a half days.
The Big Sleep vs All About Animals
The farmer can work alone in the field or the woods all day, hoeing or chopping, and not feel lonesome, because he is employed; but when he comes home at night he cannot sit down in a room alone, at the mercy of his thoughts, but must be where he can "see the folks," and recreate, and as he thinks remunerate himself for his day's solitude; and hence he wonders how the student can sit alone in the house all night and most of the day without ennui and "the blues"; but he does not realize that the student, though in the house, is still at work in his field, and chopping in his woods, as the farmer in his, and in turn seeks the same recreation and society that the latter does, though it may be a more condensed form of it.
Walden, Chapter 5