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2nd Jan '17 11:32:18 AM StarSword
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2nd Jan '17 11:28:41 AM StarSword
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* ''Webcomic/TerminalLance'' [[http://terminallance.com/2010/04/09/terminal-lance-28-false-advertising/ #28: "False Advertising"]]. First panel: Marine grunt in combat. Second panel: Three Marines in dress uniform with ceremonial rifles, with the "The Few. The Proud." recruiting slogan across it. Third panel: Guy in fatigues standing in front of a recruiting poster with a mop. TheRant even says that "making fun of the cheesy recruiting commercials is one of the favorite pass times ''[sic]'' of Marines."
--> '''Mop guy:''' Well, anything seems cool if you say it like that...
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10th Sep '16 1:57:12 AM eroock
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13th Aug '16 10:16:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some recruitment commercials can get a little absurd, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tnJtLBQzQ like this one]]. (Hopefully, no recruits take such things seriously.)
13th Aug '16 10:13:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** This is the whole point of the old army song "Gee Mom, I Want To Go Home". Each verse has two lines relating what recruits are told, followed by an exaggerated description of the fact. For example:
-->''The biscuits in the Army''
-->''They say are mighty fine,
-->''One rolled off the table,''
-->''And killed a pal of mine.''
14th Mar '16 7:55:25 PM Willbyr
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10th Mar '16 1:45:15 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]

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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' (a specific parody of ''Starship Troopers'') features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]
7th Mar '16 9:56:32 AM justanid
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A sister trope to JoinTheArmyTheySaid, which is about the recruitment pitches themselves, although the {{Stock Phrase|s}} itself is likely to be used in regard to this trope. It is worth noting that not all recruiters are like this, but amongst the military, they can have a reputation not entirely unlike that of HonestJohnsDealership. See also FencePainting.

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A sister trope to JoinTheArmyTheySaid, which is about the recruitment pitches themselves, although the {{Stock Phrase|s}} itself is likely to be used in regard to this trope. It is worth noting that not all recruiters are like this, but amongst the military, they can have a reputation not entirely unlike that of HonestJohnsDealership.HonestJohnsDealership.

Compare with PropagandaMachine.
See also FencePainting.



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8th Feb '16 1:50:54 AM Geoduck
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* ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' features an over-the-top parody example of this, who grabs Bill at the start of the book/series. And then [[spoiler: a DistantFinale shows that Bill ends his military career as an ethics-free recruiting sergeant himself.]]
5th Feb '16 10:36:45 PM eroock
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->''oh Sergeant is this the adventures you meant,''

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->''oh ->''"Oh Sergeant is this the adventures you meant,''



-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': "Sergeant Where's Mine?"

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-->-- '''Billy Connolly''': Connolly''', "Sergeant Where's Mine?"
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