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From "A Few Good Men"
Col Jessup: Son, we live in a world that has hills, and those hills have to be skied by men with skis. Whose gonna buy those skis? You? You, Rio? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Volantaddict, and you curse Ebay. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I buy. That Atomicman's purchases, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at apre-parties, you want me on that hill, you need me on that hill. We use words like skis, bindings, boots. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent skiing east and west. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very powder that I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a pair of skis, and ski. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.