Marines Score Highest On Competency Test Than Any Other Branch

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  1. zetor

    zetor Gaston beat up John

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    Four drinks on one occasion constitutes binge drinking?
     

  2. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    It's called testosterone. Some branches emphasize it, others drop their physical requirements for the sake of political correctness. Just sayin'.
     
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  3. onenil

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    CDC says 5 or more drinks in 2 hours.
    Garbage media strikes again.
     
  4. OWM

    OWM Well-Known Member

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    Ain't that something!
     
  5. Marine6212

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    Light weights! In my prime drinking days 4 pitchers an hour was normal!
     
  6. moe mensale

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    So the Marines came in first place in the "Drunken Debauchery" category? And they needed to conduct a survey to prove it? :rotfl:

    At least they can still shoot at 500 yards! :woohoo:
     
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  7. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    In my days of youth and glory (and some say foolishness) using a pitcher as a mug was my standard Bud consumption method.

    Nemo
     
  8. OWM

    OWM Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate those days more now than I did then. Ain't life a charm.
     
  9. Craftsman

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    http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_tommy.htm

    I WENT into a public 'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
    The publican 'e up an' sez, " We serve no red-coats here."
    The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
    I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
    O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, go away " ;
    But it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it's " Thank you, Mister Atkins," when the band begins to play.

    I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
    They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
    They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
    But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
    For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' " Tommy, wait outside ";
    But it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide
    The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
    O it's " Special train for Atkins " when the trooper's on the tide.

    Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap.
    An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
    Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, 'ow's yer soul? "
    But it's " Thin red line of 'eroes " when the drums begin to roll
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it's " Thin red line of 'eroes, " when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
    While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Tommy, fall be'ind,"
    But it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind
    There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
    O it's " Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

    You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
    We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
    For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an` Chuck him out, the brute! "
    But it's " Saviour of 'is country " when the guns begin to shoot;
    An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
    An 'Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
     
  10. OWM

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    That is a good post Craftsman.Thanks

    There is some hidden stuff in that poem.In case anyone is interested the link below goes into some detail.
    https://www.gradesaver.com/rudyard-kipling-poems/study-guide/summary-tommy
     
  11. Savannah Dan

    Savannah Dan Cross-drawer

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    Back in the day when I wore a green uniform to work every day I called that lunch.
     
  12. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Back in the day I was in High School I called that Friday night football game, first half.

    Nemo