History Main / JoinTheArmyTheySaid

9th Feb '16 7:47:15 AM DRCEQ
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Peridot, implied (and later outright stated) to be a technician rather than a front-line combatant, who expresses this opinion near-verbatim not so much towards joining her species' military, but towards the particular assignment she was working (namely, one where instead of doing routine equipment maintenance as was expected she ended up having to fight the protagonists). --> "Go to Earth, they said, it'll be easy, they said..."
18th Jan '16 1:19:19 PM BarthVader
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Peridot, implied to be a technician rather than a front-line combatant, who expresses this opinion near-verbatim not so much towards joining her species' military, but towards the particular assignment she was working (namely, one where instead of doing routine equipment maintenance as was expected she ended up having to fight the protagonists).
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Peridot, implied (and later outright stated) to be a technician rather than a front-line combatant, who expresses this opinion near-verbatim not so much towards joining her species' military, but towards the particular assignment she was working (namely, one where instead of doing routine equipment maintenance as was expected she ended up having to fight the protagonists).
29th Nov '15 2:53:42 PM Dmmaus
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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': Where did the Trade Federation get all those combat droids? They ''[[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0175.html recruited them]]'', obviously.
26th Nov '15 8:01:28 PM nombretomado
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* In SandyMitchell's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Scourge The Heretic'', two new Imperial Guardsmen are introduced on guard and grumbling, "Join the Guard and see the galaxy."
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* In SandyMitchell's Creator/SandyMitchell's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Scourge The Heretic'', two new Imperial Guardsmen are introduced on guard and grumbling, "Join the Guard and see the galaxy."
15th Nov '15 7:30:44 PM maxwellsilver
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** "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_weekend_a_month,_two_weeks_a_year One Weekend a Month]] MY ASS."
15th Nov '15 3:45:24 PM FF32
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** Which may be a ReverseFunnyAneurysm when you realize that, historically speaking, he was probably conscripted.
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** Which may be a ReverseFunnyAneurysm HilariousInHindsight when you realize that, historically speaking, he was probably conscripted.
4th Nov '15 10:31:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''TheHollowmen'' dealt with the decline in military recruits with the main characters attempting to create an recruitment campaign that appealed to young people. The Prime Minister wanted an old-fashioned ad, highlighting the qualities of "mateship"; The military wanted one that showed people having a good time -- neither of which would work, as nowadays people know what they're getting into. In the end, they just make an old-fashioned ad featuring plenty of explosions. * Parodied in ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where the sole employment ad in the newspaper is for the British Army. It reads thus: "Join The Profeshionels -- Itís Graet! You Can Have A Gun If You Want! And Thereís Money In It (Not The Gun)."
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* One episode of ''TheHollowmen'' ''Series/TheHollowmen'' dealt with the decline in military recruits with the main characters attempting to create an recruitment campaign that appealed to young people. The Prime Minister wanted an old-fashioned ad, highlighting the qualities of "mateship"; The military wanted one that showed people having a good time -- neither of which would work, as nowadays people know what they're getting into. In the end, they just make an old-fashioned ad featuring plenty of explosions. * Parodied in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where the sole employment ad in the newspaper is for the British Army. It reads thus: "Join The Profeshionels -- Itís Graet! You Can Have A Gun If You Want! And Thereís Money In It (Not The Gun)."
17th Oct '15 5:41:48 PM kchishol
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** At one point, Col. Potter is required to sell the idea of making military service a career to his senior officers. At this, draftees Hawkeye, B.J. and even Winchester all break out in derisive laughter at the idea and tease Houlihan and Father Mulcahy who are genuinely interested. Eventually, Hawkeye snarks at Col. Potter's pitch one too many times and the CO loses his temper, gives up and bawles out Hawkeye for his attitude.
11th Oct '15 4:53:03 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight for both comedy and drama in a later book from the ''PhulesCompany''. Much of the book follows a recruit [[NewMeat fresh out of boot camp]], whose only previous knowledge of the Space Legion (which has a reputation for being a LegionOfLostSouls and ArmyOfThievesAndWhores, at least in the earlier books) comes from a poster that follows this trope.
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* Played straight for both comedy and drama in a later book from the ''PhulesCompany''.''Literature/PhulesCompany''. Much of the book follows a recruit [[NewMeat fresh out of boot camp]], whose only previous knowledge of the Space Legion (which has a reputation for being a LegionOfLostSouls and ArmyOfThievesAndWhores, at least in the earlier books) comes from a poster that follows this trope.
17th Aug '15 1:42:24 PM Kirayoshi
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtbKSXoueks hippie navy ad]] that interrupts the Lake Pahoe expedition sketch: --->''"The navy's out of sight! Come together with the RN! It really is something other than else!"''
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