Fix a joke - Page 2

January 23rd, 2004  
We know that, and everyone appreciates each other, but it's more of a fun rivalry, not like we go out and take potshots at each other. More like school rivalries, you really have nothing against the other school, but you rip on them anyway, maybe it's a cultural thing. Heck, I don't know what it is, but no one takes it seriously.
January 23rd, 2004  

Topic: yeah well

i hope so...nothing ruins your day like a blue-on-blue incident....
June 26th, 2004  
silent driller
Originally Posted by Redneck
And I think the deal with everyone picking on the Marines is because you all are pretty full of yourselves and that makes it more fun.
July 5th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
Originally Posted by Jarhead0321 I recall the Marines are the only service not having problems meeting recruiting quotas...
Thats because the Corps quota is lower then the other branches. Apparently the other branches care more about size, and not quality . (Im just kiddin)
July 6th, 2004  
silent driller
The Marine Corps has a lower quota because an expeditionary force doesn't need to be huge like an occupational Army.
July 6th, 2004  
Mark Conley
That and the fact a small group of Marines can just about eat their weight in grocerys everday...gets expensive feeding a large force...was easier when they fed them just slum and gravy but oh no...they had to get on the proper nutrition cycle...

just kidding.
July 6th, 2004  
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July 7th, 2004  
Sgt Lou
I've been exposed to both branches (because I was raised as an ARMY brat and a Sgt in ROTC (HAH! real military)

all to become a Sergeant in the Marines.

The one big difference between the branches is the Esprit de Corps that you have being a Marine. I talked to an Army recruiter and he kind of looked down on it (I don't know if that's the mentality in the Army as a whole but this guy said if I joined the Army don't expect it.)

Which brings up another point an Army soldier has quite a bit of individual in him. The Marines are bred to take care of one another. (Band of Brothers OORAH)

Just go up and ask an Army recruit how motivated they are to take care of their fellow soldier (I have and know the answer)

Ask a future Marine. . . . . . . nuff said.
July 7th, 2004  
Thread locked - off topic.