Because it's a meme.
1.) Had drinks with an officer that served in the German, Soviet, and US Armies (and in that order). He faced one of the first usages of ski troops, and helped create them for the USSR. Fought in more wars than I remember, and knew how to down Scotch and beer with great skill.
2.) Gave back talk to West German Border Guards who were carrying submachine guns while I was unarmed.
3.) Marched in the (Football) Hall of Fame Parade, 2 miles, in August, with a 60lb silver tuba, wearing a wool uniform and no people with water or towels marched with us.
4.) Played guitar in a rock and roll garage band, an award winning rhythm section for a jazz band, and for a record on vinyl, played tuba for orchestra, marching band, symphonic band, as well as playing euphonium and trumpet.
5.) Broke into every single building on the U of A Campus in one night (1am - 6am)
6.) Had a glass of hundred year-old port with $25 cigars on the Whitney Estate (as a make good for some conference problems we were having). As a side, the lunch buffet included lobster tail. Best food I've ever had.
7.) For a week we bathed in creeks because we had no showers available.
8.) Been at the controls of a helicopter.
9.) Saw a man in front of me die of a massive myocardial infarction.
10.) Looked up into the center of a tornado.