BELIEVE IT OR NOT By Bob Meehan, 4 RAR/NZ
I’m not sure if it was Cpl Charlie McKenzie (I’ll give him the credit) who told me of two creatures that lived in the jungle. I remember the first time I heard the “Re-up Bird”. I couldn’t believe it at first. After listening very closely, I could hear it! “Re-up,” it would say in a twittering kind of way. That was funny, but the “Fuck You Lizard” was even funnier when it answered the Re-up Bird. That night the Re-up Bird and the Fuck You Lizard entertained me. When the bird twittered, “Re- up” the lizard would croak, “Fuck you”. It was crazy sitting in the Vietnamese jungle listening to a lizard tell a bird to get fucked. Whoever it was that told me, I thought he was bullshitting me. He wasn’t.