"Okay people, 10 minutes to orbital drop. Look sharp and..."
"Sarge, we gotta play it."
"Aw hell, again? Every mission?"
"It's tradition. Special forces have been doing it since before we left Old Earth. It's bad luck not to."
"You might as well sarge, you know he'll be bellyaching about it for the rest of the drop otherwise."
*sigh* "Nobody even knows what it means any more...but what the hell...."
*~Well, long tall Sally, she's built for speed
She got everything that Uncle John need
Oh baby, yes, baby
Ooh baby, havin' me some fun tonight, yeah.....*