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2nd May '16 9:04:24 AM Mdumas43073
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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.

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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's He was also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.
2nd May '16 9:03:37 AM Mdumas43073
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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* Corporal Max Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in that he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section). He's also apparently not the first member of his family to attempt it.
2nd May '16 9:02:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition in his family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition Klinger on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' is an interesting case, in his family. Note that Max he kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).
2nd May '16 9:00:29 AM Mdumas43073
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** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to ''you''!"

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** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & and socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to ''you''!"
2nd May '16 8:59:57 AM Mdumas43073
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* Another ''Series/{{MASH}}'' example: some of the Klinger family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).

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* Another ''Series/{{MASH}}'' example: some of the Klinger On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', this was Corporal Max Klinger's primary schtick, and according to him was a long-standing tradition in his family. Note that Max kept this up even ''after'' it failed (he did decline the gay option when it was offered, though; see the above section).



* Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to you!"

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* ** Another episode featured a soldier, Corporal "Boots" Miller, who really was nuts. He talked to his shoes & socks and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in the mess tent with a ladle. One night on guard duty, he began shooting at imaginary gliders with his rifle, which disturbed Klinger so much he said, "If they offered me a Section 8 right now, I'd give it to you!"
''you''!"
2nd May '16 8:53:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* In the movie ''Film/GirlInterrupted'', Susanna's friend flees to Canada to avoid being sent to Vietnam. He invites her to come with him, but she declines.

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* While it's not stated outright, the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue to ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' hints that this was what Curt ended up doing. (As of 1973, he's "a writer living in Canada".)
* In the movie ''Film/GirlInterrupted'', Susanna's friend flees to Canada to avoid being sent to Vietnam. He invites her to come with him, but she declines.
30th Apr '16 1:45:09 PM EDP
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* ''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}'' had an arc based on this and the famous ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' example (see below), with a soldier finding out that the regulations allow to demand discharge for madness... Only for the sergeant to dub all his attempts at being proving himself crazy as proof he's an ''idiot''. In the end he succeeds when he volunteers to dispose of [[StuffBlowingUp avariated nitroglycerin]] (much more likely to explode on a whim than normal nitroglycerin, hence the sergeant not actually expecting volunteers and ''asking him if he was insane'' when he did)... Only for the doctor to point out that, according to the [[ShoutOut Catch 22]] of the regulations, asking to be discharged on grounds of madness is proof you're ''not'' crazy, and thus he's stuck with the disposal. [[spoiler:He gets the discharge anyway when the fear literally drives him mad, the sergeant delivering it while he's been dragged to the asylum]].
6th Mar '16 12:19:02 AM Delphi
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* In ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy gets his notice, and when his poor physical shape and massive drug use don't get him rejected, he sheepishly claims to be gay...and they tell him he can be in their Homosexual Battalion. He freaks and bolts out the fire escape.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy gets his notice, and when his poor physical shape and massive drug use don't get him rejected, he sheepishly claims to be gay...and they tell him he can be in their General Gaylord's Homosexual Battalion.Battalion (We're VERY disciplined!). He freaks and bolts out the fire escape.
16th Feb '16 3:57:46 PM pwiegle
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* LeonardNimoy explained that his surname means "mute" in Russian. He surmises that either one of his ancestors actually was mute, or pretended to be mute to avoid being conscripted into the Tsar's army. Considering that the term of military service was a mandatory [[InItForLife twenty-five years]], the latter theory sounds plausible.
10th Feb '16 4:09:24 PM eroock
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This is what I said:
->''Sarge, I'm only 18\\

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This is what I said:
->''Sarge,
said:\\
Sarge,
I'm only 18\\



And my asthma's getting worse!''''

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And my asthma's getting worse!''''worse!"''
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