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22nd Sep '16 3:13:33 PM YT45
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* In ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'', the titular [=GIs=] proudly bringing garishly-uniformed prisoner to the [=MPs=], thinking they've captured an Italian general. They are informed that he's actually the local police chief.

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* In ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'', the titular [=GIs=] proudly bringing a garishly-uniformed prisoner to the [=MPs=], thinking they've captured an Italian general. They are informed general, results in the disappointing revelation that he's actually the local police chief.
22nd Sep '16 3:12:06 PM YT45
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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being [[http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/milk-monitor.2766768/ Milk Monitor]] or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.

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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being [[http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/milk-monitor.2766768/ Milk Monitor]] or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.
TheGeneralissimo, which likely has something to do with real-life examples sometimes being described in American slang with the not-very-politically-correct term "Mexican General."
22nd Sep '16 3:06:53 PM YT45
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* In ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'', the titular [=GIs=] proudly bringing garishly-uniformed prisoner to the [=MPs=], thinking they've captured an Italian general. They are informed that he's actually the local police chief.
11th Sep '16 10:59:57 AM Bissek
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** In another non-military example, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Micheal Phelps, occasionally poses with [[http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0621/r94984_800x800_1-1.jpg many medals across his chest.]] Usually only those medals won at a single Games, however; if he ever tried to pose with ''all 28'' from his career, he wouldn't have enough body to hold them (and cutting it to only golds wouldn't help much, since 25 of those 28 are gold). Other highly-winning Olympians like Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles [[http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/michael-phelps-had-to-teach-katie-ledecky-how-to-wear-multiple-medals also wear multiple medal stacks.]]

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** In another non-military example, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Micheal Phelps, occasionally poses with [[http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0621/r94984_800x800_1-1.jpg many medals across his chest.]] Usually only those medals won at a single Games, however; if he ever tried to pose with ''all 28'' from his career, he wouldn't have enough body to hold them (and cutting it to only golds wouldn't help much, since 25 23 of those 28 are gold). Other highly-winning Olympians like Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles [[http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/michael-phelps-had-to-teach-katie-ledecky-how-to-wear-multiple-medals also wear multiple medal stacks.]]
24th Aug '16 8:25:01 PM gophergiggles
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' imageboard ''[[http://derpibooru.org Derpibooru]]'' gives out little badges for different things such as being an artist, a heavy contributer of high scoring artwork, a donator, and etc. The artist [[https://derpibooru.org/profiles/Badumsquish Badumquish]] has managed to land ''18 of them''[[note]]The artist badge and all five uploader badges, three of the four "milestone" badges, four badges for monetary donations, one for finding and reporting a security flaw in the site, and numerous "mystery" badges[[/note]] just by being an active member of the site who uses it itself as his home gallery (which is apparently not common). As a result [[https://derpibooru.org/1186056#comment_5163388 his comments]] tend to stick out like a sore thumb.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' imageboard ''[[http://derpibooru.org Derpibooru]]'' gives out little badges for different things such as being an artist, a heavy contributer of high scoring artwork, a donator, and etc. The artist [[https://derpibooru.org/profiles/Badumsquish Badumquish]] has managed to land ''18 ''19 of them''[[note]]The artist badge and all five uploader badges, three of the four "milestone" badges, a badge for having an image hit 1000 upvotes, four badges for monetary donations, one for finding and reporting a security flaw in the site, and numerous "mystery" badges[[/note]] just by being an active member of the site who uses it itself as his home gallery (which is apparently not common). As a result [[https://derpibooru.org/1186056#comment_5163388 his comments]] tend to stick out like a sore thumb.
22nd Aug '16 3:26:01 PM Sugao
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** In another non-military example, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Micheal Phelps, occasionally poses with [[http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0621/r94984_800x800_1-1.jpg many medals across his chest.]] Usually only those medals won at a single Games, however; if he ever tried to pose with ''all 28'' from his career, he wouldn't have enough body to hold them (and cutting it to only golds wouldn't help much, since 25 of those 28 are gold). Other highly-winning Olympians like Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles [[http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/michael-phelps-had-to-teach-katie-ledecky-how-to-wear-multiple-medals also wear multiple medal stacks.]]
16th Aug '16 12:05:06 AM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', Miles actually dons all of his medals for the first time. In addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (for saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (for saving them from the Cetagandans) ''and Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves)''. People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney." Miles's first stop with all of the decorations is an audience with the Emperor... at which he picks up ''another'' decoration, the chain and seal of an Imperial Auditor, which he needs for his ''next'' stop.

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** In ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', Miles actually dons all of his medals for the first time. In addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (for saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (for saving them from the Cetagandans) ''and -- and Cetaganda (For (for saving them from themselves)''.themselves). People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney." Miles's first stop with all of the decorations is an audience with the Emperor... at which he picks up ''another'' decoration, the chain and seal of an Imperial Auditor, which he needs for his ''next'' stop.
16th Aug '16 12:04:36 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Komarr]]'' The local Chief of [=ImpSec=] figured out that Lord Auditor Vorkosigan wasn't just a courier during his military career.
--> "In the accessible part of your records, you have medals at five times the density of the next most decorated courier in [=ImpSec=] history."
** In ''Memory'', Miles actually dons all of his medals for the first time.
---> "Dear God, Miles! I've never before seen you come the Vor Lord with ''intent''."
*** In the ''Memory'' example, Miles had two major medals... from ''both'' governments that were involved in the previous war. He has a Cetagandan Order Of Merit, the second-highest award issued by that Empire (and the highest honor -- which he gets later -- doesn't come with a medal), given only for extraordinary service -- to his planet's former ''and current'' enemy. It's an honor which most Cetagandans would literally kill for, which is more than a bit weird considering Miles's ancestors are noted for their bloody defeat of Cetaganda. People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney."
*** To clarify, in addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (For saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (For saving them from the Cetagandans) and Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves).
*** Miles's first stop with all of the decorations is an audience with the Emperor... at which he picks up ''another'' decoration, the chain and seal of an Imperial Auditor, which he needs for his ''next'' stop.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Komarr]]'' The ''Literature/{{Komarr}}'' the local Chief of [=ImpSec=] figured out that Lord Auditor Vorkosigan wasn't just a courier during his military career.
--> "In
career:
--->"In
the accessible part of your records, you have medals at five times the density of the next most decorated courier in [=ImpSec=] history."
** In ''Memory'', ''Literature/{{Memory}}'', Miles actually dons all of his medals for the first time.
---> "Dear God, Miles! I've never before seen you come
time. In addition to all the Vor Lord with ''intent''."
*** In the ''Memory'' example, Miles had two major medals...
medals he got from ''both'' governments that were involved in the previous war. He his own nation (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has a Cetagandan Order Of Merit, the second-highest award issued by that Empire (and the highest possible military honor -- which he gets later -- doesn't come with a medal), given only for extraordinary service -- to his planet's former from Vervain (for saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (for saving them from the Cetagandans) ''and current'' enemy. It's an honor which most Cetagandans would literally kill for, which is more than a bit weird considering Miles's ancestors are noted for their bloody defeat of Cetaganda.Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves)''. People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney."
*** To clarify, in addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (For saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (For saving them from the Cetagandans) and Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves).
***
" Miles's first stop with all of the decorations is an audience with the Emperor... at which he picks up ''another'' decoration, the chain and seal of an Imperial Auditor, which he needs for his ''next'' stop.
2nd Aug '16 11:30:12 PM gophergiggles
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' imageboard ''[[http://derpibooru.org Derpibooru]]'' gives out little badges for different things such as being an artist, a heavy contributer of high scoring artwork, a donator, and etc. The artist [[https://derpibooru.org/profiles/Badumsquish Badumquish]] has managed to land ''18 of them''[[note]]The artist badge and all five uploader badges, three of the four "milestone" badges, four badges for monetary donations, one for finding and reporting a security flaw in the site, and numerous "mystery" badges[[/note]] just by being an active member of the site who uses it itself as his home gallery (which is apparently not common). As a result [[https://derpibooru.org/1186056#comment_5163388 his comments]] tend to stick out like a sore thumb.
14th Jun '16 4:44:31 AM __Vano
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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being Milk Monitor or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.

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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being [[http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/milk-monitor.2766768/ Milk Monitor Monitor]] or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.
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