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Un Cloaking a Die Hard Lurker
I've been lurking around since you wrapped up Earthcore and I discovered podcasting and your novels. I guess I can be an "OJ" but I was just too GD lazy to sign up, yes that is correct. I am a lazy ass.
I listened to your interview and when you mentioned Ass Magic, I knew why I listened to your Junk. As a 20+ member of the Army (I got hooked on Earthcore on my last deployment) we have all such unique names for the strange and unusual, and Ass Magic is the newest one.
I can tell you that Ass Magic is used by weak officers and NCO's to try to cover up defeciencies in their plans and operations, or to provide answers when they are questioned. Ass Magic is used all the times in briefings and planning meetings. The only thing that can defeat Ass Magic is the Bull Shit card, which is thrown down often and frequently.
So, to summerize, Thanks Scott for giving the US Military a new term to use while develping plans and operations. We have already started to use it frequently, and when we say "that's Ass Magic" then someone has to go back to the drawing board and get a REAL Answer or Solution to the problem.