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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:01 PM
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Ever thought about joining the French Foreign Legion?
From the movies I've ever seen, these guys NEVER have any fun

"March or die?"



Naaaaahh
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:17 PM
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1. we we!!!
Not really, the French dont know how to fight!!! :rofl: :rofl: :hi:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:19 PM
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2. Yeah, but only for the hat
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:21 PM
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3. Think that you'd be a babe magnet in a white kepi?
Marching down the Champs Elysee on Bastille Day?


Of course you would
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:51 PM
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4. Damn straight!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:52 PM
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5. too old i suspect
but the thought has crossed my mind in the last year

:shrug:

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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:03 PM
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6. Nah.
They'd make me cut my hair.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:27 PM
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7. Uh, the uniforms look cool, but *aren't!1 AND they're all ex-cons, aren't they?!1 So
it would be being in a CHAIN GANG in the middle of HADES HEAT, wouldn't it?!1 I'll pass.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:46 PM
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8. Not since Dien Bien Phu.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:08 PM
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9. Only as an alternative to life imprisonment at hard labor in the les du Salut
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:56 PM
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10. My grandfather actually did it
He had deserted the Imperial Russian Army and was wandering around Europe when a recruiter told him that with his education and experience, he'd be an officer in no time.

He was shipped to Algeria, where he soon noticed that the death rate among his fellow recruits was unusually high: heat stroke, disease, ill-treatment, and hostile Arabs.

He then deserted his SECOND army and by the time he made it to the States, he was staunchly anti-war.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:00 AM
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11. Better a disruptive sabot than a cog in the machine of death
I salute him
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:01 AM
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12. Yeah. When I found out they had their own tank regiment.
I'd pretty much soured on the U.S. Army after seeing some unethical stuff. A dangerously incompetent officer had one of his fuck-ups covered up by the Battalion C.O. to protect his career. I thought half-seriously about joining the FFL as a tank crewman. I even had my nome-de-guerre picked out: Jean-Robert Antoneux.

I got over it. B-) I miss being a tanker, but I love being a civilian. :-)
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:09 AM
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13. my baby brother is/was a tanker
pretty impressive watching him drive one of those things around.

http://www.tankbooks.com/tanksfor/chap2.htm I know this guy from a book chat Oedi and I used to hang out at. Great guy, great stories of being a tanker in WWII. Check it out.

BTW, dude, who knew you were so guapo?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:12 AM
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14. I didn't.
I don't even know what that is. :shrug: :-)
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:17 AM
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15. it means you're a cutie
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:24 AM
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16. Oh...
:blush:

Thanks for the link; I'm reading it right now. B-)
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:29 AM
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17. I bought a VW Van
From a French guy in Toronto in 1972 to go to Mexico :)

It was August - sweating hot, and he was shivering, wrapped in a blanket.

Told me he had been in the French Foreign Legion and got malaria.

I did,nt ask why broken heart I think, but he was with a beautiful woman then.

Cool guy - the VW Van had already 3 trips to Mexico.

Me, I loved Guatemala more
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:58 AM
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18. Stan and Ollie did, and sorta had fun, but it landed them in jail
In the jail cell, they learn they are to be shot at dawn for desertion. This bums them out, but they regain their spirits as Stan discovers that he can play his bed springs like a harp. He starts playing, ironically, "The World is Waiting for Sunrise", in an obvious homage to the great Harpo Marx, a contemporary comedian who always played the harp in a similar style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o6s8PmnoE
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