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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:53 pm 
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I got this and just had to share it:


Did you hear the one about the old Marine
> veteran who
> asked the Commandant to return him to active
> duty and
> send him to Iraq?
>
> Of course the Commandant refused, and told the
> old
> Marine he had served his time in combat and
> should
> relax and enjoy his golden years.
>
> The 'ole Gunny wasn't at all pleased, so he
> wrote the
> Secretary of the Navy with the same request.
> Back came
> the reply for him to enjoy his golden years,
> because
> Iraq was a young Marine's war and there was no
> place
> for him.
>
> That really ****ed him off, so he wrote his
> congressman
> a long, heart wrenching letter explaining in
> great
> detail just why he felt he should be
> returned to
> active duty.
>
> Back came the reply almost word for word, the
> same as
> the SecNav response.......
>
> The 'ole Gunny was livid. He went down to the
> beach in
> Norfolk, VA and bought a rowboat, and vowing to
> get to
> Iraq one way or the other, he set out rowing
> his boat
> and singing the Marine Hymn...."
>
> From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of
> Tripoli "
> .......... and off he rowed for Iraq.
>
> Saint Peter had been watching this grizzled 'ole
> Gunny
> all the while, and was at first amused by it
> all but
> had grown increasingly concerned as the Gunny
> displayed
> his commitment to his objective. Saint Peter
> finally
> turned to God for advice on how to deal with this Gung Ho
> Gunny.
>
> After hearing the saga unfold, God advised Saint
> Peter
> to be merciful and take the Gunny's brain,
> since that
> was the center of thought, and he would simply
> abandon
> the idea about getting to Iraq.
>
> Now, having taken God's advice and removing the
> Gunny's
> brain, St. Peter observed little if any change
> in the
> Gunny's behavior. He continued to row his
> boat and
> sing at the top of his voice:
>
> "From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of
> Tripoli ,
> we will ".......
>
> A little frustrated at the lack of results of
> his
> efforts, St. Peter turned again to his God and
> asked,
> "Now what?"
>
> God said, "Well OK, take his heart, because not
> even a
> Marine can function without a heart. So, that
> should
> end it."
>
> But when St. Peter had completed his task, and
> removed
> the Gunny's heart, he was again amazed that
> little if
> any change could be observed in the Gunny's
> behavior as
> he continued to row his boat and sing:
>
> "From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of
> Tripoli,
> we will fight our country's battles...."
> at-the-top-of-his-voice.
>
> Once again, St. Peter asked God for assistance
> with this
> unusual situation for which there seemed to be
> no
> solution.
>
> This time God responded by suggesting that St.
> Peter
> should remove the Marine's testicles, since
> it's a well
> known fact that Marines can't function without
> their
> testicles. Otherwise, what would be the reason for Marines
> having the world wide reputation of having the
> balls to
> do the impossible?
>
> Convinced this was the answer, St. Peter went to
> work
> and removed the 'ole Gunny's balls.
>
> Again, St. Peter observed the Marine, this time
> with his
> balls, brains and heart removed, rowing in a
> never
> ending circle singing:
>
> "Off we go, into the wild blue yonder."

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nice one.


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