Quotes: Reassigned to Antarctica


Aral: ...Other than that, how was Kyril Island, Lt. Vorkosigan? You didn't vid home much, your mother noticed.
Miles: I was busy. Lessee. The climate was ferocious, the terrain lethal, a third of the population including my own superior was dead drunk most of the time. The average IQ equaled the mean temperature in degrees cee, there wasn't a woman for five hundred kilometers in every direction, and the base commander was a homicidal psychotic. Other then that, it was lovely.
Aral: Doesn't sound like it's changed in the smallest detail in twenty-five years.

Met Sergeant: Well, you've always wanted a transfer to the country.
Nicholas Angel: In twenty years or so, yes!
Met Sergeant: Well done, you!

You are going to love being a security guard. You can catch up on your reading, and, ahhhh... hehe, well, you can catch up on your reading.
Jason Bly, Burn Notice

And the moral of the story is to never call your commanding officer a bastard to his face.
Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr (prior to her assignment to a suici- er, research mission), The Better Part of Valor

The people of a territory can petition the Darrian Council to remove their knight if he does not do a good enough job representing them. Such a petition must be granted after which the knight is usually transferred to a territory with few or no people, where he "can't do any harm". This is considered a great disgrace and effectively ruins the knight's further career in government.
Gurps Traveller Humaniti

There's a ship leaving for Eastwatch by the sea tonight. From there I'm afraid it's a rather long walk to Castle Black. I hope you enjoy the Wall. I found it surprisingly beautiful, in a brutal, horribly uncomfortable sort of way.
Tyrion Lannister, to Janos Slynt, former Commander of the Goldcloaks, Game of Thrones.

The provisional government and I "disagree" on a lot of things, which is probably why they sent me to this godforsaken place.
Kira Nirys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("Emissary")

Running down people that buy fertilizer. This is scut work, bozo work. The FBI equivalent of being made to wear an orange jumpsuit and pick up trash by the side of the highway.
Special Agent Fox Mulder, the Bureau's top profiler and paranormal investigator

One of my colleagues lost a fierce battle with a rival store and got sent off to Greenland. You don't want to be sent to Greenland, do you?
MgRonald's Manager, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

Myerson's in a sweat because you let that Russian go. He's talking about the Russians in Cuba again. He's talking about sending you to Cuba.

Father Dowling: Remember what I said about the bishop sending me to Nome, Alaska?
Sister Stephanie: He didn't...?
Father Dowling: No. Anchorage.

S.H.I.E.L.D. has facilities in some of the most remote places on the face of the planet. There are certain people you do not want to upset if you have no desire to be assigned to one.

You wanna do this now? Okay. What you're doing is against protocol, so if you endanger an operation or if anyone gets hurt, I'll reassign you to Barrow, Alaska, and you'll spend the rest of your years pulling the night shift guarding Blonsky's cryo-cell.
Phil Coulson, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Shit, that's how I ended up on Mars in the first place! Put my own CO in a body cast! Best day of my life!