Tuesday, December 05, 2006

JERRY JACOB JOINS THE ARMY

After getting the tip on Tuesday afternoon we rang a couple friends who also know Jacob and dropped the bombshell. The reaction was expected -- complete and utter disbelief, followed by a recognition of the man's fine mettle.

KY3 has the story, of course. Jacob reports for basic training in mid-January.

Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. Hunter Thompson said it. Jerry Jacob has lived it.

15 comments:

John Stone said...

Personally, I think Jer has lost his freakin' mind. however, not to do something you want to do is a big sin in life.

I just start hurting all over when I think of being screamed at by some 25 year old DI and giving him "25" three times a day. That's just a bit too Clintonesque for my blood.

Knowing Jacobs, he will probably be Army Cheif of Staff before his enlistment is up.

Strannix said...

Jerry has hella guts, I gotta give him that. He's really putting himself in harm's way, especially considering the rather cushy post he currently has.

Amy said...

Miss him we will.

Anonymous said...

When he returns he should run for Roy Blunt's congressional seat.

Anonymous said...

Jaaaaysuz. I never knew working at KY was quite so bad that it made Iraq look like a good career move. Jaaaaaysuz.

Best of luck, JJ. May you experience few, if any, "WTF was I thinking?" moments at Fort Benning, and elsewhere.

Larry Litle said...

Good Luck, Jerry. We will miss you. I respect your decision and think it is very honorable.

Anonymous said...

I applaud -- salute might be a better term -- Jerry's bold decision to enlist. Boot camp is designed for men less than half his age, so it's not going to be easy. But I'm betting he'll make it. Hoo-rah.

Now, however, are we back on the homefront home going to have to put up with double or triple the amount of air time for that plasticized KY3 news reader Even Forehead?

Anonymous said...

Atta boy Jerry.

Kill one for me.

Anonymous said...

Jerry, I hope someone is throwing you a hell of a going away party.

Anonymous said...

nice career move.
Wonder whether he'll write a book, get a job with Fox News or run for office?

JJ said...

Much thanks for the comments everyone. Yes, even that bloodthirsty SOB three entries north of this one.
I can't wait to contribute to the Chatter blog from some hellhole in God-knows-where.
Hear from me, you will.
JJ

Art Mroris said...

I'm absolutely shocked. I had no idea Jerry leaned toward military service!
Wow!

Miss said...

Jer-You're da man! We'll miss you but we're so proud of what you're doing!
Miss

tractorgurl said...

Gonna miss you GI- Jerry! Nobody reads copy better, makes me feel sad for the rest... yours will be big combat boots to fill;)

sexy one said...

I WORKED W/ JERRY HE WAS A FUNNY GUY OFF CAMERA AND HE TOOK HIS JOB VARY SERIOUSLY I CANT WAIT TO SEE HIM AGAIN EVERYBODY @ KY3 MISSES AND LOVES JERRY