Why I love Jack Bauer

I wanted to thank Keith Combs and his excellent blog for reminding everyone of my man-crush on Jack Bauer. Someone pointed me to a terrific website and I just had to share. It's called "Top 100 Facts About Jack Bauer". Here are some of the best:

"The 2007 budget for the US Military covers Jack Bauer, two pistols and four billion rounds of ammunition."

"Jack Bauer doesn't have a firewall on his PC. He has a Bauerwall. It's basically just a JPEG of Jack Bauer. No virus has ever attacked Jack Bauer's PC. Ever."

"Most pilots need 5,000 feet of runway to land a plane. Jack Bauer needs 100 feet and a gun."

"When Jack Bauer goes to the airport and the metal detector doesn't go off, security gives him a gun."

...now I will say that I was late to the game and have just started watching "24" Season 5 on Netflix, and plan on catching up to Season 6 (the current season) in the next few weeks. Please pray for my wife as I force her to sit and watch Season 5 in 4-hour increments.

Here's a good list compiled by one of my peers about what he's learned from Jack:

Things I learned from Jack Bauer

  1. Shut up and shoot.
  2. Always carry a large cal pistol. Use frequently.
  3. Chicks dig scars. Don’t shoot em.
  4. Bad guys are bad, and they’re not stupid. Shoot em.
  5. Good guys can do bad things. Shoot em.
  6. Bad guys can do good things, but they’re still bad; someone will have to be shot to compensate.
  7. When bad guys detonate bombs, people get killed.
  8. Cell phone reception is always good no matter where you are.
  9. You can get across LA in less than an hour. Even after a bomb goes off downtown.
  10. Bad guys actually can shoot straight. Shoot em before they get the chance.
  11. No one ever says good-bye on the phone, they just hang up
  12. Jack doesn’t .
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