Bloom: I couldn't believe it when I heard it. I don't know the guy, but he's one of those t.v. fixtures that you sort of develop an affinity for. Every morning I was used to grainy images of him on top of his "Bloom Mobile", broadcasting the very latest in troop movements. Hell, he was brave. The fact that he died from a pulmonary embolism is odd in terms of everything else that was out there trying to kill him. Anyway, I'm sad in a way that makes no sense, given that we've lost 80+ soldiers. I'll shut up now.