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  • animlmthr
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    Originally posted by AlphaFoxtrot51 View Post
    First, I'm sorry to hear all of that...it truly sucks. I'd call you a Marine simply for manning up and toeing the line. You didn't wash out...

    Second, it's nothing more than a little rough play welcoming someone into our "brotherhood." It also lets him know that we're thinking of him. Trust me...stupid things make the world go 'round when you're in that place...

    Thanks man, but I have to admit, I enlisted for purely selfish reasons; nothing to do with stepping up for a cause or "doing the right thing"- so I always feel funny when people say similar things to what you said (in bold).
    Though you're right, I didn't wash out and I am still a total USMC LARPer, wearing camo nearly every other day (in fact, I'm wearing my red Poolie shirt right now!); it's pathetic.

    But wait, I still must not be getting it. When you say brotherhood, are you talking about the Marine Corps or some sub-cult of Bullshido? If it's the former, I totally understand (and so should ol' Moosey) but if it's the latter, what does Bullshido members sending dumbass crap to Moose, while he's in the toughest basic training program in the country no less, have to do with...anything?

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  • AlphaFoxtrot51
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    Originally posted by animlmthr View Post
    yeah, I enlisted in the Marine Corps in Oct.2005, maybe 2006 (can't remember off the top of my head). Didn't ship till Feb. Got thru first phase and broke on the OC (compressed T12).

    I don't call myself a Marine and don't present myself as ever being one but I know when people are being dicks for the sake of being fun and when people are being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

    I'm not trying to fight with you or come off as a dick myself, I just seriously thought this was all a joke (wrt sending gag gifts), that's all.
    First, I'm sorry to hear all of that...it truly sucks. I'd call you a Marine simply for manning up and toeing the line. You didn't wash out...

    Second, it's nothing more than a little rough play welcoming someone into our "brotherhood." It also lets him know that we're thinking of him. Trust me...stupid things make the world go 'round when you're in that place...

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  • animlmthr
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    Originally posted by AlphaFoxtrot51 View Post
    I know I'm going to regret this question entirely...but were you ever enlisted?
    yeah, I enlisted in the Marine Corps in Oct.2005, maybe 2006 (can't remember off the top of my head). Didn't ship till Feb. Got thru first phase and broke on the OC (compressed T12).

    I don't call myself a Marine and don't present myself as ever being one but I know when people are being dicks for the sake of being fun and when people are being dicks for the sake of being dicks.

    I'm not trying to fight with you or come off as a dick myself, I just seriously thought this was all a joke (wrt sending gag gifts), that's all.

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  • AlphaFoxtrot51
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    Originally posted by animlmthr View Post
    Yeah, hazing from professional soldiers, from Marines. That's cool, that's what's expected if you want to join their club.
    Hazing by Bullshido members (in the form of sending stupid, unnecessary, irrelevant shit) is retarded and frankly, rude.

    But again, anybody that wants to do such, go for it.
    I honestly thought most of this thread was all talk, for jest but that seems to not be necessarily true; my misunderstanding.
    I know I'm going to regret this question entirely...but were you ever enlisted?

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  • animlmthr
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    Originally posted by AlphaFoxtrot51 View Post
    With all due respect...it's kind of what boot camp is, it's 3 months of being hazed (and trained). You look back on it and laugh. I'm still laughing and I thought Infantry school was the greatest thing I've ever done.
    Yeah, hazing from professional soldiers, from Marines. That's cool, that's what's expected if you want to join their club.
    Hazing by Bullshido members (in the form of sending stupid, unnecessary, irrelevant shit) is retarded and frankly, rude.

    But again, anybody that wants to do such, go for it.
    I honestly thought most of this thread was all talk, for jest but that seems to not be necessarily true; my misunderstanding.

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  • AlphaFoxtrot51
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    Originally posted by SoulMechanic View Post
    Damn I sent him some MMA magazines that are going straight in the dumpster. Go me!

    As far as Derek, well by my guesstimate he is 51% retarded. He called me while driving his car one morning. . .

    Derek "Soulmechanic, I was at this party and like this girl, she jumped into the pool but there was no water and like AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHGGGGGGG(girly sounding moosey screams and the sound of screaching tires) *wimper* holly shit."

    SM "Derek what the fuck is wrong with you?''

    Derek " I like almost ran myself off the road into oncoming traffic!!!"

    SM "get off the fucking phone Dumdum." *click*

    I will say this. He is a good kid and I would very likely beat somebodys ass for messing with him.
    He's going to be the next person to earn a "been shot and survived" tag...only he'll somehow manage to earn it on a blank-firing exercise...

    We should start placing bets on what kind of injury he'll sustain at Parris Island. I'm voting SIGSW during a blank-firing iteration...

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  • SoulMechanic
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    Damn I sent him some MMA magazines that are going straight in the dumpster. Go me!

    As far as Derek, well by my guesstimate he is 51% retarded. He called me while driving his car one morning. . .

    Derek "Soulmechanic, I was at this party and like this girl, she jumped into the pool but there was no water and like AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHGGGGGGG(girly sounding moosey screams and the sound of screaching tires) *wimper* holly shit."

    SM "Derek what the fuck is wrong with you?''

    Derek " I like almost ran myself off the road into oncoming traffic!!!"

    SM "get off the fucking phone Dumdum." *click*

    I will say this. He is a good kid and I would very likely take a beating for the lil guy. Granted a small beating.
    Last edited by SoulMechanic; 11/05/2009 12:56am, .

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  • AlphaFoxtrot51
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    Originally posted by animlmthr View Post
    Well, that's pretty fucked up. Hazing has it's place but...

    Whatever, Moose has made his bed here and is a big boy; people want to send him him stupid shit, go for it.
    With all due respect...it's kind of what boot camp is, it's 3 months of being hazed (and trained). You look back on it and laugh. I'm still laughing and I thought Infantry school was the greatest thing I've ever done.

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  • animlmthr
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    Originally posted by hapkido_keith View Post
    I know at least one person has already sent him some magasines and cookies, and I'm pretty sure white_kimbo is serious that he has as well. I know it's fucking obvious to you and anyone else who's gone through bootcamp, but people who haven't are honestly ignorant. I just wanted to make sure they knew what they were doing.

    Yes I am going to send him a "Go Navy" postcard. Yes I'm an ass.

    Well, that's pretty fucked up. Hazing has it's place but...

    Whatever, Moose has made his bed here and is a big boy; people want to send him him stupid shit, go for it.

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  • AlphaFoxtrot51
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    Ok...first off. It isn't the Navy...it's the Marines.

    Second, the DI's WILL eat your food in front of you, I can attest to that...and it's funny as hell. We had our parents and friends sending our (US ARMY) Drill Sergeants everything from fucking cookies to snickers bars.

    Third, yes...it's illegal to send porn through the mail. No...they won't be fucking calling government officials to open your mail. They open it in front of your platoon...everyone cheers, you do a few push-ups and it ends up in the garbage (or they take it for themselves). No DI is going to go through all that nonsense to fuck with a Marine Recruit and/or their family. It won't happen. If for no other reason than they don't want to do the paperwork and the case will likely get thrown out. It also means they have to show up to court and the possible Article 32 hearing. Again...it won't happen.

    DIs and Drill Sergeants see all sorts of shit, and they have a sense of humor despite what they display during the first 3 weeks (if not a little longer). They understand what it's like to be a recruit, because X-years ago...they were one.

    I'm sending him a letter on Go Army stationery, in an envelope where I will write Go Army on the back. If you don't like it...see below...
















    are you still with me?





















    ok...hold on a sec....





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  • hapkido_keith
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    Originally posted by animlmthr View Post
    Frankly, I don't think anyone is going to send Moose porn or drugs or cookies or any of the other crap (besides letters of encouragement) that has been posted in this thread, right? If you do, you're an ass.

    Parents sent all sorts of stupid shit when they were giving off mail call; crossword puzzles, little stuffed animals (teanie beanie's?), snickers, etc.

    The DIs open your crap right there in front of you, throw the shit away and embarrass you just a little bit more before you hit the rack. That's it.

    white powders, army shit, porn, yeah, you'll get him in big trouble but again, you would have to be a real ass to do that.
    I think most of this thread is just in jest, am I correct?
    I know at least one person has already sent him some magasines and cookies, and I'm pretty sure white_kimbo is serious that he has as well. I know it's fucking obvious to you and anyone else who's gone through bootcamp, but people who haven't are honestly ignorant. I just wanted to make sure they knew what they were doing.

    Yes I am going to send him a "Go Navy" postcard. Yes I'm an ass.

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  • Cassius
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    Originally posted by hapkido_keith View Post
    If you want to send him this shit to fuck with him that's up to you, but it's probably going straight into the trash. Be warned if you're planning on spending money on this.
    An ex girlfriend sent me a bunch of food when I went through basic, thinking it was a sweet thing to do. She thought it was like being in the Air Force, and just didn't know any better. The road to hell . . .

    Moose realizes that he's got it coming from me, due to him constantly asking me OPSEC violating questions while I was overseas recently, and unlike the majority of folk over there, on computers that were actually monitored. I wouldn't be mad about this, except he did it repeatedly, even after I'd asked him to stop trying to contact me while I was deployed. Having to explain to CI douches why some dumbass kid is always asking me questions about my military career is not the most enjoyable use of my time. Hence my desire to come up with something fun for him to explain to his DIs.

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  • animlmthr
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    Frankly, I don't think anyone is going to send Moose porn or drugs or cookies or any of the other crap (besides letters of encouragement) that has been posted in this thread, right? If you do, you're an ass.

    Parents sent all sorts of stupid shit when they were giving off mail call; crossword puzzles, little stuffed animals (teanie beanie's?), snickers, etc.

    The DIs open your crap right there in front of you, throw the shit away and embarrass you just a little bit more before you hit the rack. That's it.

    white powders, army shit, porn, yeah, you'll get him in big trouble but again, you would have to be a real ass to do that.
    I think most of this thread is just in jest, am I correct?

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  • hapkido_keith
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    I don't know what the rules are like for marines, but I imagine that it's very similar to when I went through bootcamp in the navy. For anyone who hasn't been through this, here's some realities about sending Moose stuff: it's highly doubtfull that he'll get to keep anything besides letters.

    Any food will be thrown out. Not eaten by the DI's, not shared by the platoon, not given to everyone BUT Moose. Thrown out. The military is pretty strict about this.

    Porn is a huge no-no and, while I'm not a lawyer and don't know spesifics, a lot of places have laws restricting sending of pornographic material through the mail. Any packages that seem like they might possibly contain anything besides a simple letter will be opened in front of a government employee with a military-like adherence to the law and little sense of humor. Keep this in mind before you send Moose a bunch of pictures of your wang.

    Magasines and the like may or may not be allowed depending on the DI, but he is in Marine Corps boot camp. Tee shirts he will most certainly not be allowed to keep in his possesion. It's possible they could be saved for him untill after graduation, but again, he is in Marine Corps boot camp.

    If you want to send him this shit to fuck with him that's up to you, but it's probably going straight into the trash. Be warned if you're planning on spending money on this.

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  • Squerlli
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    Sending a letter tomorrow, and next time I'm in the city I'll buy him a "make love, not war" t-shirt. If anyone wants to send him shirts I'm pretty the sure he wears a large (he's about 6'0 right?).

    I miss moose already...

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