Eggnog: that delicious Yule Tide beverage made of milk, eggs and spices, popularised in so many Christmas television specials and movies where the family’s outcast uncle has a bit too much “Christmas Spirit”. Scenes where grandmas ladle themselves multiple lugs of lush and creamy mugs of warmed and whisky drenched cheer, only to later chase the neighbour’s kids while wearing a mistletoe hat.
Would it surprise you then that eggnog itself has earnt itself a place in American Military infamy?
They say that cheaters never prosper, that slow and steady wins the race, that hard work and tenacity is the only way to succeed in life. History would disagree; trickery and deception will often beat perseverance, take the Greeks at Troy for instance. After sieging the city for 10 years they found that a hollow wooden horse and a little trickery will have you in the castle gates and killing people in their beds, rather than facing their army head on. Sun Tzu even stated, and I paraphrase, that all war is about deception.