[lit-ideas] Re: Hey! They're trying to abolish Limbo

  • From: "Steve Chilson" <stevechilson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 23:32:33 +0100

Two quotes from Full Metal Jacket, if you will indulge me...

The first is dedicated to a marine:

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: I don't like the name Lawrence, only faggots
and sailors are called Lawrence. From now on you're Gomer Pyle. 

The second is well, just a good quote:

Pogue Colonel: You write "Born to Kill" on your helmet and you wear a
peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke? 
Private Joker: No, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: You'd better get your head and your ass wired together,
or I will take a giant shit on you. 
Private Joker: Yes, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: Now answer my question or you'll be standing tall before
the man. 
Private Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the
duality of man, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: The what? 
Private Joker: The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: Whose side are you on, son? 
Private Joker: Our side, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: Don't you love your country? 
Private Joker: Yes, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don't you
jump on the team and come on in for the big win? 
Private Joker: Yes, sir. 
Pogue Colonel: Son, all I've ever asked of my marines is that they obey
my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the
Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get
out. It's a hardball world, son. We've gotta keep our heads until this
peace craze blows over. 
Private Joker: Aye-aye, sir. 

  Steve Chilson

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