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8th Nov '17 8:50:38 PM civetcatcoffee
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* In the Creator/MartinAndLewis film ''At War With the Army'', Alvin (Creator/JerryLewis) grouses that life in the army is a mundane grind and imagines that life in the navy is much more glamorous. The soldiers in the mess hall agree, as evidenced in the song they sing.
-->'''Alvin:''' The Navy gets the gravy and the Army gets the beans.\\
'''Soldiers:''' Beans beans beans beans beans beans beans beans...
3rd Nov '17 3:24:51 PM Chabal2
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** One dialogue in ''Astérix in Corsica'' sums it up:
--> I was given a choice: crucifixion or recruitment.\\
And?\\
Oh, you know the army: ask for one thing, you get the other.
26th Sep '17 1:59:45 PM manofwarb
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}: This concept is invoked in an episode, in which a seaman walks off her ship, complaining that recruitment commercials and an overzealous recruiter depicted a far more glamorous Navy, where she could be an air traffic controller, but what she got was endless deck swabbing. She ends up being charged with desertion, and her defense counsel deconstructs this concept to get her off. He even gets the director of a recruitment commercial to admit that she ignored the mundane boring parts of actual Navy life and displayed only the fun and glamorous parts.
1st Aug '17 6:43:04 AM optimusjamie
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** Has entered the realm of MemeticMutation: "[[http://imgur.com/mWpNgT3 Get Learned How To Make Stuff More Deader]]."
23rd Jul '17 9:26:09 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=119 The recruitment poster for the cleansers]], the DemolitionsExpert branch of the army, emphasizes the glorious part of the job, and downplays the whole "you're demolishing ninety year old buildings that could have PlagueZombie monsters in them" part. There is also fine print mentioning that joining voids any life insurance.
7th Jul '17 10:44:18 AM MicoolTNT
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* New Zealand {{avert|edTrope}}s this trope by not showing any advertising for the Defence Forces, which kinda makes sense as NZ has ''no'' Defence Forces whatsoever.
*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Defence_Force Well, actually...]]
** This lack of a Defense Force might just be too tempting to certain countries if [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6fgZ-dbOw this ad]] is any indication...
** The ads for the NZ defence forces tended to focus on learning skills and suchlike, rather than anything particularly combative.

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* %%* New Zealand {{avert|edTrope}}s this trope by not showing any advertising for the Defence Forces, which kinda makes sense as NZ has ''no'' Defence Forces whatsoever.
*** %%*** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Defence_Force Well, actually...]]
** %%** This lack of a Defense Force might just be too tempting to certain countries if [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6fgZ-dbOw this ad]] is any indication...
** %%** The ads for the NZ defence forces tended to focus on learning skills and suchlike, rather than anything particularly combative.
7th Jul '17 10:43:08 AM MicoolTNT
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* The Ukrainian Army has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_E6YSQqTo this]] ad. The ad pretty much speaks for itself.

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* %%* The Ukrainian Army has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_E6YSQqTo this]] ad. The ad pretty much speaks for itself.
18th Jun '17 9:50:43 AM nombretomado
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* The WaltDisney WartimeCartoon ''Donald Gets Drafted'' begins with WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck passing a series of ads about how glamorous life in the modern army has become, accompanied by a catchy jingle titled "The Army's Not the Army Anymore". Turns out the Army is ''still'' the Army.

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* The WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney WartimeCartoon ''Donald Gets Drafted'' begins with WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck passing a series of ads about how glamorous life in the modern army has become, accompanied by a catchy jingle titled "The Army's Not the Army Anymore". Turns out the Army is ''still'' the Army.
30th May '17 6:21:30 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* The other [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie does not downplay the danger]] and may in fact emphasize the risks and harsh conditions that servicemembers endure. It instead asks you, are you badass enough to take it? [[IJustWantToBeBadass Do you want to be?]]

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* The other [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie does not downplay the danger]] and may in fact emphasize the risks and harsh conditions that servicemembers endure. It instead asks you, [[DareToBeBadass are you badass enough to take it? it?]] [[IJustWantToBeBadass Do you want to be?]]
14th Apr '17 2:01:13 PM WillKeaton
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* A Dutch ad was part of a recruitment drive showing people handling different sorts of situations in daily life, with a little graphic showing whether they're fit or unfit for the army. Yeah, it turns out the Dutch don't want the kind of person who even pretends to go on a shooting spree, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-qyjkj7Vj0 even if the "guns" are breakfast bananas]].

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* A Dutch ad was part of a recruitment drive showing people handling different sorts of situations in daily life, with a little graphic showing whether they're fit or unfit for the army. Yeah, it turns out the Dutch don't want the kind of person who even pretends to go on a shooting spree, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-qyjkj7Vj0 even if the "guns" are breakfast bananas]].bananas.]]
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