Well, you have defined me a bit, Clover, I DO like the Big Booms. Of artillery, fireworks, etc. My job in the Army was repairing M1A1 and M1A2 tanks. I never missed a chance to go out with them to the range. Ostensibly it was in the capacity of QA/QC , but it was, for me, a chance to stand alongside a tank when they fire. They never let me fire the cannon but I would stand alongside it and when that 120 mm 'gun' goes off, the resulting boom rattles your bones for an instant. you feel it in your sternum. And of course, during the Gulf War, I was in the right spots to watch the A-10's roll in and hit the Iraqis. When those birds fire, it's not a boom so much as a loud extended fart. At night it was incredible. Yup, I like booms. Wierd for me, a confirmed bird watcher, when I don't want to hear anything louder than a peep.
Ft Hood, by the way, rocks.
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