“Now hopefully, you’ll still be alive before we finish them.”
I expect to see that in the fine print.
It actually says “Jetpacks have been around since the 1960s, but we don’t use them because they’re not nearly as cool in real life. They’re slow, noisy gas-guzzlers: the SUVs of aviation. You’re much better off with an airplane or helicopter.”
Coast Guard “We’re a branch of the military. Really.” Alternately: “They’ll never make a movie about you.”
Ha-ha! I like the first one.
Plus, Coast Guard did get a movie. “The Guardian” was about CG rescue swimmers
“Coast Guard: yep, still a branch of the military”
The Coast Guard started as the “Revenue Cutter Service” cutter being the time of ship. They were under the Treasury Department because their major task was to catch smugglers evading port tariffs, the main source of federal revenue.
The Coast Guard is usually a civilian agency but it can be militarized by executive order. The Coast Guard specializes in close shore littoral combat so when the Coast Guard gets militarized, somebodies getting a hurting.
any military force: when your old people will be forced to respect you
Coast Guard: “Everyone will be jealous of your tan.”
On a nitpicky note: some of the text blocks have punctuation marks inside them, but the only one with a punctuation mark at the end was panel 5. It looked a little odd.
Yeah, you’re right. I’ll fix ‘em.
Bikini bug in frame 4!
Does that mean the others are naked? I’m so confused!
And I can’t count!!
You must be a programmer, you start counting at zero
Army = “Mad Men?
The patch for Marines 1/5 is pretty funny itself –
“Make peace or die”
Air Force alternative:
“We die less!”
thorgold – Air Force: “The branch of service you should have joined.”
It is my understanding that during the Vietnam years, for Navy personnel (other than the pilots and backseat crew) it was considered the “lawn chair war” as, with few exceptions, downtime could be spent on deck with a folding chair wondering what it was like wading around waist deep in a rice paddy.
Compare that to the WWII slugfests between capital ships and the like (see the story of Taffy 3 for one that will curl your socks – http://ushistory4you.hubpages.com/hub/Taffy-3David-versus-Goliath ).
Ocean (and air) superiority rulez!
first one in a wile that made me spam my friends.
One of my Bathroom Readers has a page listing the official and unofficial slogans for the branches of the military. Off the top of my head, I can only remember two. One for the Coast Guard (Support Search and Rescue: Get Lost), and one for the Army (a backwards acronym: “Yes, My Retarded Ass Signed Up.”)
Pretty sure those were in an issue of MAD back in the day.
The National Guard:
“No, we don’t know what we do either.”
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