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R. Lee Ermey is dead fuck everything

PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats.Registered User regular
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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    Oh know

  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    aw damn

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    Jokes on Death, now it will spend eternity being yelled at for being a sissy.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Dang, that sucks!

  • RedTideRedTide Registered User regular
    The Devil is a coward and sent pneumonia to do what he was too cowardly to do himself.

    Roast in Peace Sarge

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    may he regroup in hell

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  • mosssnackmosssnack Yeah right, man, Bishop should go! Good idea!Registered User regular
    rip gunny. He’s pretty much why I joined the navy instead of the marines. thanks

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    Guy wasn't even combat arms and helped proliferate a highly toxic style of leadership in the military. Fuck him.

    edit: I know he was in Vietnam, but with an aviation support unit.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    fuck you death
    I am positive Ermey is roasting Death right this very second.

  • XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    give em the war face

  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Guy wasn't even combat arms and helped proliferate a highly toxic style of leadership in the military. Fuck him.

    edit: I know he was in Vietnam, but with an aviation support unit.
    One of my teachers who served during the 80s described the military getting relaxed with that bullshit. I have no idea if they continued to this day on rolling that shit back.

    But at minimum, yeah a lot of toxic assholes look at Fullmetal Jacket and go "FULL SPEED AHEAD"

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Maybe he was a decent person, but his most popular character spread toxic masculinity and homophobia, so

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though

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  • EspantaPajaroEspantaPajaro Registered User regular
    *salute* rest in piece , one team one fight.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though

    Yeah, but so many I know didn't get, and became toxic assholes who run around quoting his awful diatribes

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though
    You think they understand that?

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    That's an indictment of them not the movie or actor though.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though

    As usual people miss the point of those kind of movies. See also Starship Troopers and...


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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    I'm sorta split on remembering him most from FMJ and Saving Silverman.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMxqkrgvBes

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  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    I don't enjoy pneumonia very much.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though
    You think they understand that?

    If people want to be like a character that abused a mentally handicapped man till he snaps and murders them the I don’t even fucking know

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I'd give him a pass for people getting the wrong message from FMJ, if you know he didn't go on and do whole tv series basically as that character talking about how fucking cool guns are.

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Rest In Peace, Janitor’s dad from Scrubs

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    Shorty wrote: »
    full metal jacket is an indictment of that stuff though
    You think they understand that?

    If people want to be like a character that abused a mentally handicapped man till he snaps and murders them the I don’t even fucking know

    Given people’s attitudes towards the mentally handicapped in general, I’d say yes, they totally do.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I literally spent near on six years trying to be a professional soldier, pre and post 9/11, in an environment of people trying to emulate movie stereotypes. If they weren't trying to be gunny, they were trying to be Sgt. Barnes from Platoon, because of course young men with their first taste of authority idolize and emulate the villain.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    I literally spent near on six years trying to be a professional soldier, pre and post 9/11, in an environment of people trying to emulate movie stereotypes. If they weren't trying to be gunny, they were trying to be Sgt. Barnes from Platoon, because of course young men with their first taste of authority idolize and emulate the villain.
    As I read through this post I was expecting you to say people were trying to emulate Adam Baldwin's typecast douchebag from Full Metal Jacket.

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    There's no shortage of bad examples to emulate in war movies. And beyond that, I don't think I really need to add anything else, I think I got my views/point across pretty solidly here.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Ok I found this on my desktop and I sort of need to share it, just because of how insane it is.

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    Tried to have us assault a near vertical slope of a mountain covered in ice and snow. I nearly went off a cliff edge after my boots, desert boots, lost traction on ice and I went sliding down the slope.


  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Ok I found this on my desktop and I sort of need to share it, just because of how insane it is.

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    Tried to have us assault a near vertical slope of a mountain covered in ice and snow. I nearly went off a cliff edge after my boots, desert boots, lost traction on ice and I went sliding down the slope.


    God damn.

    Re: The Gunny. I have respect for the man. While I don't particularly care for some of the characters he has played (especially Gunny Hartmann) or some of the stereotypes that those characters have made, he's made a lasting impact on many communities. Semper fi, devil dog.

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I hope he's in heaven right now, screaming at God to get his pansy ass on the deck and give him 20.

    Rest in peace you beautiful, shouting man.

  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Rest In Peace, Janitor’s dad from Scrubs

    Also Rest In Peace, House’s dad from House.

    I guess he played a good Jerk Dad

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Maybe he was a decent person, but his most popular character spread toxic masculinity and homophobia, so

    definitely go watch Saving Silverman

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    The Gunny character was always intended to be just the kind of person you get in your first weeks of Basic. Which is intentionally putting you under additional stress to test your response. After that the affectation isn't useful and is actively harmful. If you never allow the soldier to be built up, they're just going to break permanently.

    I ran into some real dickheads who thought the Gunny character was a great way to go through an entire career and watched them ruin some good people.

    I don't blame Ermey for it, I blame commanders and leadership who don't train their troops and leaders properly. If they don't get proper training then they revert to mass media affectations. Hell, there should be a mandatory leadership course debunking military leadership stereotypes. God knows most of the good ones don't end up in movies. They're either overly macho or Kurtz.
    I also don't blame Ermey for the character being commonly used. It's a real crowd pleaser for people who fetishize the military but either didn't make it through basic or never tried. Even without Ermey the character of the drill sergeant became something people saw as "manly military at its best", mostly because they have no idea how a real military is run.

    Anyways, long story short, the Gunny character has a place but only in a very tiny circumstance in one place in a career.
    It's sad that he gets known for this one part when outside of the Gunny character he was apparently something of a sweet guy, if overly fetishistic of guns sometimes.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Maybe he was a decent person, but his most popular character spread toxic masculinity and homophobia, so

    definitely go watch Saving Silverman

    His wisdom got me through some hard times

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I don't know, he leaned hard into the Gunny character, which was basically a softer version of the asshole drill instructor? from fmj, and made it his public persona, so in my eyes, his other roles are not nearly as definitive

  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    I can recall instructors in the Canadian Forces who very very clearly wished to engage in Sgt. Hartmann erotic(?) roleplay and one guy in particular who looked like Ross from Friends who dropped an f-bomb on us and was summarily destroyed for it

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I can recall instructors in the Canadian Forces who very very clearly wished to engage in Sgt. Hartmann erotic(?) roleplay and one guy in particular who looked like Ross from Friends who dropped an f-bomb on us and was summarily destroyed for it

    That's even funnier because Schwimmer also played an Ermey style instructor in Band of Brothers.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Oh that was not lost on us

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Hobnail wrote: »
    I can recall instructors in the Canadian Forces who very very clearly wished to engage in Sgt. Hartmann erotic(?) roleplay and one guy in particular who looked like Ross from Friends who dropped an f-bomb on us and was summarily destroyed for it

    That's even funnier because Schwimmer also played an Ermey style instructor in Band of Brothers.

    Nooo, Sgt Hartmann was a psycho, but he was competent. Captain Sobel was an asshole AND a fucking idiot.

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