Ever hear of "death by PowerPoint"? Well, I evidently died today, and by divine providence or perhaps a cruel twist of fate my wraith lives on to tell the sad tale. Army superiors subjected me and some other hapless, uniformed primates to the worst and most useless block of instruction known to man. The instructors read the slides verbatim, spoke in monotone, and expounded upon such basic information that even a baboon would take offense. There's nothing like seeing the waste of tax dollars through ineptitude, ill-preparation, and an uncanny ability to make straightforward information an excruciating experience. Oh well. At least I could sit in an air-conditioned room throughout the day.