Nov 292013

No, not another post about comet ISON, but about Zippo lighters from Viet Nam

Wearing their hearts on their Zippos: The lighters engraved with the musings of lonely soldiers fighting in Vietnam

A collection of 282 engraved lighters, bought in the 1990’s from shops in Saigon (“Ho Chi Minh City,” at least for the moment), were recently auctioned of for a good chunk of cash. Some dandy ones, like:
“The only thing I get out of killing  a person is the recoil of my rifle”
“A sucking chest wound is natures way of telling you you’ve been ambushed”
“Let me win your heart and mind or I’ll burn your god damn hut down”
“If I ever look like I give a dam call a dog”
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