I’m meeting with a student and talking to him about the presentation he’s working on, which has to do with the pros and cons of soldiers publicly disclosing personal information on the internet, and I’ve got a bunch of windows open on my screen from my previous meeting. And the cadet looks up, and sees a YouTube screengrab of a puppy, and says, “Can you hit the back button, Sir?”
I hit the back button.
“I think that’s me in that video.”
OK. The video plays: soldier’s feet, cute golden lab, black nose and lips, all nippy.
“Sir, those are my feet. That’s Bambi, the puppy my platoon adopted in Iraq.”
And yeah. It’s totally him. It’s his voice.