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(Cracked)   Here are 5 celebrities you did not know were badass soldiers, because we are going to put happy trees over there, right maggot?   (cracked.com) divider line 188
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2013-05-27 10:59:25 AM
List would fail without Jimmy Stewart and James Doohan. List doesn't fail.
 
2013-05-27 11:58:07 AM
Huh, I didn't know that about Doohan's hand.
 
2013-05-27 12:03:54 PM
missed one -

coolaggregator.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-27 12:47:01 PM
They omitted this one...

i88.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-27 01:14:32 PM

albert71292: They omitted this one...

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No, they're talking about celebrities you DIDN'T know was a badass. Audie Murphy became a celebrity BECAUSE he was a badass.
 
2013-05-27 01:55:02 PM
It's a great story, but firefighter does not equal soldier, even with 9/11.

Substitute Dr. Ruth for Buscemi and we'll be fine.
 
2013-05-27 02:22:55 PM

OtherLittleGuy: It's a great story, but firefighter does not equal soldier, even with 9/11.

Substitute Dr. Ruth for Buscemi and we'll be fine.


This.
Firefighters are better.
 
2013-05-27 02:42:50 PM
List fails without Charles Durning.
 
2013-05-27 02:50:10 PM

bearded clamorer: List fails without Charles Durning.


He can go in and replace Buscemi.
 
2013-05-27 03:34:48 PM
Mel Brooks was a combat engineer who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Jason Robards has his destroyer sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Lee Marvin got shot in the ass at the Battle of Saipan.

James Garner received two Purple Hearts in the Korean War.

Ed McMahon was a forward artillery observer in the Korean War.

James Blunt was a captain in a recon battalion in Kosovo.
 
2013-05-27 03:56:41 PM
fta #5. Bob Ross Was a Drill Sergeant

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-27 04:01:19 PM
I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.
 
2013-05-27 04:05:43 PM
We've all read about these fellas here before. Perhaps cracked should do a list of "celebrities" who were complete dickheads IRL.
 
2013-05-27 04:41:51 PM

Ooba Tooba: We've all read about these fellas here before. Perhaps cracked should do a list of "celebrities" who were complete dickheads IRL.


Cracked doesn't have an exabyte hard drive on their server yet.
 
2013-05-27 04:58:21 PM
Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne
 
2013-05-27 05:06:11 PM
No Bob Denver or Mister Rogers?
 
2013-05-27 05:10:04 PM
No Eddie Albert?
 
2013-05-27 05:13:30 PM

whither_apophis: I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.


Even the implications of Lee's service are chilling.
 
2013-05-27 05:16:21 PM

Are you kidding me? Two web pages for five people?


Here they are. Fark you, Cracked.com

1) James Doohan
2) Vidal Sassoon
3) Steve Buscemi
4) Jimmy Stewart
5) Bob Ross

 
2013-05-27 05:19:48 PM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-27 05:20:20 PM

JosephFinn: whither_apophis: I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.

Even the implications of Lee's service are chilling.


You ever stabbed a man in the back? Exactly.
 
2013-05-27 05:21:15 PM
So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.
 
2013-05-27 05:21:33 PM

skinink: Are you kidding me? Two web pages for five people?
Here they are. Fark you, Cracked.com

1) James Doohan
2) Vidal Sassoon
3) Steve Buscemi
4) Jimmy Stewart
5) Bob Ross


2.5 celebs are worth 1k fark comments!
 
2013-05-27 05:22:16 PM

Relatively Obscure: OtherLittleGuy: It's a great story, but firefighter does not equal soldier, even with 9/11.

Substitute Dr. Ruth for Buscemi and we'll be fine.

This.
Firefighters are better.


Wrong
 
2013-05-27 05:22:25 PM
see that other article about electricity?

This looks terrifying:

i.crackedcdn.com
 
2013-05-27 05:23:13 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


The Duke wished he had been as badass as Jimmy Stewart.
 
2013-05-27 05:23:43 PM

Notabunny: fta #5. Bob Ross Was a Drill Sergeant


Distrubing and awesome.
 
2013-05-27 05:24:35 PM
No Eddie Albert ? No Ernest Borgnine?
 
2013-05-27 05:24:44 PM
... or even disturbing.
 
2013-05-27 05:25:19 PM

edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.


No man. Only old guys had actual wars to fight in.
it's been a long time since the military had to go all out
 
2013-05-27 05:27:37 PM

whither_apophis: I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.


I'm torn about including Jon Pertwee for the same reason. Everyone already knew he had Bad Motherfarker stamped on the leather of his wallet, they just didn't realize the extent of it until the details were recently declassified
 
2013-05-27 05:31:36 PM
Damn, as if Steve Buscemi couldn't get any COOLER!
 
2013-05-27 05:33:32 PM
Clearly they have not taken into account my fan fiction where Mr. Rodgers & Capt. Kangaroo team up to kill Mussolini.
 
2013-05-27 05:39:15 PM
I knew about Stewart and Doohan - hard not to, if you're a fan of them. However, I didn't know about Steve Buscemi's firefighting career, or his staunch support for it - and I liked the fact that he actively discouraged publicity for it, because it's not about limelight.  And, the more I learn about Bob Ross, the more I respect the man.

Adding Vidal to that list seems incongruous, however - not that I don't respect his efforts, but that his efforts were vigilante in nature compared to the service of the other four.
 
2013-05-27 05:46:30 PM

bearded clamorer: List fails without Charles Durning.


True. I didin't even know about all the shiat Durning went through until after he died.

It appears 40% of the list aren't actually soldiers and with all due respect to Bob Ross his entry didn't make any sense. It sounds like he did his job in Alaska (where we don't do USAF basic) and nobody actually spends an entire 20 years as an instructor unless they actually want to be. It's a stepping stone of career advancement for most. Then I went back to the article linked by Cracked and saw that he wasn't a drill sergeant. He was a First Sergeant, which actually makes sense.

The writer is probably too stupid to know the difference since he also didn't know the that firement and street thugs aren't soldiers either.
 
2013-05-27 05:48:06 PM
Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.
 
2013-05-27 05:49:50 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Relatively Obscure: OtherLittleGuy: It's a great story, but firefighter does not equal soldier, even with 9/11.

Substitute Dr. Ruth for Buscemi and we'll be fine.

This.
Firefighters are better.

Wrong


NO YOU ARE
 
2013-05-27 05:50:01 PM
You maggots are going to be my happy little trees.
 
2013-05-27 05:51:07 PM
I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

oi42.tinypic.com

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.
 
2013-05-27 05:51:48 PM
Lee Marvin.  WWII USMC vet.   Wounded in combat.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-27 05:56:45 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


He had more important business to attend to...

a0.vsoh.com
 
2013-05-27 05:57:45 PM
Rod Serling.  Paratrooper.  Wounded in combat.

geektyrant.com
 
2013-05-27 05:59:25 PM

Fissile: Rod Serling.  Paratrooper.  Wounded in combat.

[geektyrant.com image 500x375]


Not to mention surviving an arrow through the head.
 
2013-05-27 06:00:50 PM

bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.


My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.
 
2013-05-27 06:01:26 PM
US Army.  WWII combat vet.

www.timelesstracks.com
 
2013-05-27 06:04:36 PM
And Yogi Berra was on one of the torpedo launchers that provided cover for the troops at D-Day....

And +1 on replacing Buscemi with Durning.
 
2013-05-27 06:05:46 PM

vygramul: List would fail without Jimmy Stewart and James Doohan. List doesn't fail.


Actually, the list is full of fail because two of the people listed were not soldiers.
 
2013-05-27 06:07:40 PM
Dennis Franz.  US Army.  Vietnam vet.

static.tvgcdn.net
 
2013-05-27 06:10:13 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


Pretty sure John Wayne was never actually a soldier.  He only played them on the big screen.
 
2013-05-27 06:11:21 PM
 James Blunt is a farking hero
 
2013-05-27 06:11:37 PM
Fissile is coming up with some good ones. The only ones I can think of offhand are Walter Matthau who served in the same bombing group as James Stewart, and Art Carney who was injured at Normandy.
 
2013-05-27 06:12:56 PM
James Garner.  Korean War US Army.  Wounded in combat.

i215.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-27 06:12:58 PM
FTA Doohan survived, but took one for from the team. Actually, he took six for from the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands...

I may be mistaken, but somehow I don't think friendly fire is generally considered taking one for the team.
 
2013-05-27 06:14:29 PM

The DBS: bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.

My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.


Your son is a bonafide badass.
 
2013-05-27 06:16:17 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).
 
2013-05-27 06:21:12 PM
Art Carney.  US Army WWII.  Wounded in combat.

image2.findagrave.com
 
2013-05-27 06:28:15 PM
Ted Williams scoffs at being left off this list. Then he wins the Triple Crown anyway, hits the last .400 season in baseball, gets his Marine Aviator wings flying a Corsair in WWII, comes back to play five more seasons of baseball including the 1946 World Series, then he goes off to fly 39 combat missions in jets strafing the commie hoardes in Korea with John Glenn before playing seven more years to cap off a Hall of Fame baseball career.

So, what did you do today?
 
2013-05-27 06:30:21 PM
Julia Child
 
2013-05-27 06:30:45 PM
Drew Carey was in the Marine Corps Reserve.

static6.businessinsider.com
 
2013-05-27 06:30:53 PM

acefox1: So, what did you do today?


Steak...beer...I'm pretending to be Babe Ruth
 
2013-05-27 06:32:51 PM
Charles Bronson.  US Army Air Corps WWII.  Wounded in combat.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-27 06:34:14 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Wayne


John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.
 
2013-05-27 06:34:47 PM

ZaldaPhlemm: Julia Child


She wasn't a soldier, but she did join the OSS. She wasn't allowed to join the WACS or WAVES because she was too tall.
 
2013-05-27 06:38:07 PM

Mock26: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Pretty sure John Wayne was never actually a soldier.  He only played them on the big screen.


Exactly. Exactly
 
2013-05-27 06:38:21 PM

mafiageek1980: Damn, as if Steve Buscemi couldn't get any COOLER!


Jack Nicholson was a volunteer firefighter. When he hacks down the door in The Shining, it's a real door.
 
2013-05-27 06:39:22 PM
Then there's Maude.  USMC WWII.
 
2013-05-27 06:41:07 PM
Sorry, here's the picture of Bea Arthur.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-05-27 06:44:40 PM
Man, I already had massive respect for James Doohan because he became an expert in engineering in real life and even did some work with NASA. I had no idea he was a war hero too.

/pours one out for Scotty
 
2013-05-27 06:45:33 PM

Kyosuke: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

He had more important business to attend to...

[a0.vsoh.com image 332x538]


John Wayne was gay.

/I know, because I installed a one-way mirror in his guest bedroom.
 
2013-05-27 06:47:51 PM
"Actually, he took six for the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands by a fellow Canadian soldier,"
 
2013-05-27 06:47:58 PM
Born in 1929.  Member of the Dutch Resistance 1941-1945.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-27 06:52:36 PM

Current Resident: "Actually, he took six for the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands by a fellow Canadian soldier,"


===============

Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.
 
2013-05-27 06:54:16 PM

Korzine: I may be mistaken, but somehow I don't think friendly fire is generally considered taking one for the team.


Unless your name is Patrick Tillman.
 
2013-05-27 06:56:01 PM
List is useless without Eddie Albert and James Arness.
 
2013-05-27 06:57:29 PM
Many of the "Old Hollywood" actors had WW 2 experience, it was pretty much inevitable. Ronnie Reagan was actually a commissioned Captain in the USAAF with the film division. Him and John Wayne came to believe their own legends later on though. Most Hollywood vets didn't crow, they just did the job and went on with it.

/Captain Kangaroo was a USMC vet of the Pacific.
//Clark Gable was a tail gunne is the USAAF
///Douglas Fairbanks was a Navy special operations officer.
 
2013-05-27 06:59:10 PM

jackmalice: Kyosuke: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

He had more important business to attend to...

[a0.vsoh.com image 332x538]

John Wayne was gay.

/I know, because I installed a one-way mirror in his guest bedroom.


Guy I used to work with had a fun Wayne story: apparently he worked for a restaurant that did deliveries to hotels. So he goes up to the room with the food and some guy in the room pulls the "Do you know who this is?" routine. It was later in Wayne's life and he doesn't recognize him and says so. Wayne was so pissed he got the delivery man (my co-worker) fired.

/csb
 
2013-05-27 06:59:38 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).


But did land on a carrier in a codpiece? Only the awesome ones do that
 
2013-05-27 06:59:49 PM
Neville Brand - Won the Silver Star in Europe during WW2.  Wounded twice in combat, second time almost killed him.  Fought in the Ardenne.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-27 07:01:02 PM

hlehmann: Peter von Nostrand: Wayne

John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.


At least Reagan was actually in the Army, he also had no control where he was deployed.  Wayne was just a pussy.
 
2013-05-27 07:01:51 PM

lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

[oi42.tinypic.com image 253x320]

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.


www.supernaturalwiki.com

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.
 
2013-05-27 07:02:33 PM
Not sure you can say Buscemi was pulling survivors out of the wreckage on 9/11 considering there WERE not survivors in the wreckage other the 2 Port Authority cops.
 
2013-05-27 07:03:43 PM
Unknown Badass?

img.dailymail.co.uk

Step forward Bombardier Milligan.
 
2013-05-27 07:06:22 PM

Therion: missed one -

[coolaggregator.files.wordpress.com image 380x645]


Ha! Excellent troll.
Totally badass at putting on his makeup for all those training films he made.
 
2013-05-27 07:06:28 PM
Everyone is forgetting Mr. Rogers!

:-D
 
2013-05-27 07:08:41 PM
I've seen Eddie Albert mentioned here a few times, here's what he did. If you're familiar with Tarawa you'll know that what he did was no small feat.
"During the Battle of Tarawa, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II and in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps, Albert was credited with rescuing up to 70 wounded Marines while under enemy fire. He was awarded the Bronze Star with a combat "V". He did not speak about this publicly until it was mentioned in several television documentaries about the battle in the 1990s."
 
2013-05-27 07:09:06 PM

Fissile: Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.


Yeah, I know.
 
2013-05-27 07:17:10 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne


John Wayne was a less annoying version of Ted Nugent.
 
2013-05-27 07:18:24 PM

Current Resident: Fissile: Getting shot by one of the idiots on your own team who doesn't know how to operate a safety catch is more common than you know.

Yeah, I know.


Then it isn't more common than you know.
 
2013-05-27 07:22:27 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Marine Reverse


Is that like a boat that only goes backwards?
 
2013-05-27 07:22:49 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment).


Marion could have asked to become draft eligible, which he did not. Which is fine (but given how pro-war he was, reeks of opportunism). Alternatively he could have volunteered for the First Motion Picture Unit, but that would have hurt his career.
 
2013-05-27 07:25:04 PM

hlehmann: Peter von Nostrand: Wayne

John Wayne was a military hero to the same extent that Ronald Reagan was a military hero.  In other, words, not all all.  They were both just bullshiat actors that capitalized on their image.


Not really, Wayne wouldn't even make films for the First Motion Picture Unit.
 
2013-05-27 07:34:06 PM

Mad_Radhu: whither_apophis: I'm glad Christopher Lee wasn't on the list... because everyone already knows he's a badass.

I'm torn about including Jon Pertwee for the same reason. Everyone already knew he had Bad Motherfarker stamped on the leather of his wallet, they just didn't realize the extent of it until the details were recently declassified


I've never heard of that guy before now, but after googling his name and "military", I wish I had.

Pertwee also worked alongside Ian Fleming during his spell with Naval Intelligence. He recalled: 'One day Fleming sent me for an interview for a job. They wanted a good French speaker.
'I thought the job was going to be liaison with the Free French. I did not fancy that at all, so I deliberately messed up the interview, pretending I could not understand what they were saying at times and throwing in the most  inappropriate answers.
'Afterwards, when Fleming got the report back, he said they did not want me and how badly I had done. I confessed I had done it on purpose because I did not want to work with de Gaulle's mob.
'He told me I was a blithering idiot because the interview was a chance to be our man in Tahiti.'
 
2013-05-27 07:46:25 PM

OtherLittleGuy: l

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.


Your son in law is Jim Beaver?

I'm surprised I haven't seen any mention yet of Moe Berg.  He was a true genius.  He was also a professional baseball player.  He also used his professional baseball career as a cover to spy for the OSS.
 
2013-05-27 07:52:22 PM
Charles Durning was the most decorated actor from WWII

Audie Murphy was turned into an actor because he was a genuine WWII hero that America loved
 
2013-05-27 07:54:29 PM

skinink: Are you kidding me? Two web pages for five people?
Here they are. Fark you, Cracked.com

1) James Doohan
2) Vidal Sassoon
3) Steve Buscemi
4) Jimmy Stewart
5) Bob Ross


Guessing it's your first time.
 
2013-05-27 07:54:30 PM

Mock26: Everyone is forgetting Mr. Rogers!

:-D


"Mister Rogers" never served in the military.  Also, there is a false rumor Captain Kangaroo was a war hero; he did in fact enlist in the Marines, but the war was over two weeks later.
 
2013-05-27 07:54:34 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Haven't seen him yet....

1104th Engineer Combat Group at the Battle of the Bulge and deactivating farkin' land mines ahead of the front lines
 
2013-05-27 07:58:43 PM

The DBS: bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.

My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.


The guys in Benghazi got 4, what's your point?
 
2013-05-27 08:00:36 PM
Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:

oi44.tinypic.com

Any guesses?
 
2013-05-27 08:02:08 PM

OtherLittleGuy: lifeboat:

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam.

Marine Reverse until 1976.

So, he was in the Army then??
 
2013-05-27 08:02:45 PM
Roald Dahl - author extraordinaire, fighter ace, intelligence officer who worked alongside William Stephenson - the Man From Intrepid. Read his wiki - it's interesting.

Also Charles Durning should have been on that list. He was as tough as they get.

And old timey.
 
Ral
2013-05-27 08:03:10 PM
My granddad wasn't a famous actor, but he was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 in the European theater.  He got shot down so many times his parachute log looked like a dictionary.  And he survived the war.  He died in 1987.
 
2013-05-27 08:05:31 PM

Ral: My granddad wasn't a famous actor, but he was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 in the European theater.  He got shot down so many times his parachute log looked like a dictionary.  And he survived the war.  He died in 1987.


Granddad had balls of steel. They were all heroes and they'll all tell you that the real heroes never came home.
 
2013-05-27 08:11:36 PM

rattchett: Roald Dahl - author extraordinaire, fighter ace, intelligence officer who worked alongside William Stephenson - the Man From Intrepid. Read his wiki - it's interesting.


Screw his wiki, read 'Going Solo'. He describes living in Africa, his air force career, getting shot down over the desert, the months he spent in hospital waiting for his sight to come back, and loads of other stuff. The guy lead one heck of a life.

/Read 'Boy' too. It's funny.
 
2013-05-27 08:14:24 PM

lifeboat: Fissile: Rod Serling.  Paratrooper.  Wounded in combat.

[geektyrant.com image 500x375]

Not to mention surviving an arrow through the head.


Well, after all, he was a WILD AND CRAZY GUY!
 
2013-05-27 08:14:30 PM
lifeboat
Is that Johnny Carson?
 
2013-05-27 08:16:16 PM

OtherLittleGuy: lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

[oi42.tinypic.com image 253x320]

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.


Was just watching 4th season of Breaking Bad and when he showed up my wife and I just looked at each other and said "Ellsworth!"  I found his diction and his script could have easily been lifted from a scene in Deadwood and I wasn't sure if that was done intentionally for his cameo or if that's just his style of delivery. I plan on watching Justified at some point so I guess I'll find out.
 
2013-05-27 08:16:21 PM

trotsky: Ronnie Reagan was actually a commissioned Captain in the USAAF with the film division.


Reagan was rejected for combat duty because of poor eyesight.

/so was Harry Truman
//Truman memorized the eye chart
 
2013-05-27 08:17:40 PM

lifeboat: Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:

[oi44.tinypic.com image 240x318]

Any guesses?


That doesn't look like my great-grandfather . . .
 
2013-05-27 08:18:57 PM

Notabunny: fta #5. Bob Ross Was a Drill Sergeant

[img.photobucket.com image 640x425]


OMG you just made Monster shoot out my nose...

/ That little tree doesn't look very happy you MAGGOTS!
 
2013-05-27 08:22:31 PM

Chak: lifeboat
Is that Johnny Carson?


That is indeed Johnny Carson.  Never would have pegged him as a boxer.
 
2013-05-27 08:25:54 PM

bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.


I lived in a place with a tiny private parking lot in the back yard.  There was an old Caddy that had been there for years.  Then one day this guy shows up that was built like a pro wrestler.  I'm big, but this guy was huge.
He was friendly enough, but when I asked why the car had been sitting so long he said something like "I'm in the service.  I've been in ...      Aaafrica."
He wiped off the windshield, I gave him a jump-start, and off he went.
He seemed pretty badass.

C/true/SB
 
2013-05-27 08:26:51 PM

The DBS: bifford: Our concept of "badass" is often ridiculous.  How many of us have actually fought in a war?  How many of us are members of a street gang?  How many of us have actually got into a serious fight?  I wager that none of us have met many true badasses and thus have no realistic concept of what they really resemble.

My son killed 3 men in combat last year. His patrol got ambushed, one of his Marines got shot, the kid patched him up while getting shot at, then used his own body to shield his patient while returning fire. He's pretty badass for a Sailor.


Your son sounds like the kind of man I'd buy a beer for any day of the week...good on you for raising
such a brave, selfless young man.

/ John 15:13
 
2013-05-27 08:27:40 PM
Some guys never leave the military life.

Others get out, grow their hair long, and get really interested in things like organic gardening.
 
2013-05-27 08:29:19 PM
This makes a lot more sense now:
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-27 08:29:29 PM
Not a soldier, but Hedy Lamarr was one badass lady.
 
2013-05-27 08:32:27 PM
Nothing but respect for Steve Buscemi.
 
2013-05-27 08:32:55 PM
Sorry, Cracked. First sergeant != Drill sergeant. If Ross was a drill sergeant, he'd be painting pictures of the Alamo, not Alaskan landscapes.
 
2013-05-27 08:38:57 PM

OtherLittleGuy: lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

[oi42.tinypic.com image 253x320]

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.


Your son in law is Bobby from Supernatural?
 
2013-05-27 08:40:24 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

Because he never served in the military. He was exempt due to his age and family status. He was classified as 3-A (family deferment)


a giant pussy.

FTFY

/ James Arness, tallest guy in his squad, had to be the first one jumped off the lander at Normandy to test depth of water
//  Art Carney, shot in the knee at Normandy, why he limped
/// Captain Kangaroo and Mr Greenjeans, both Marines
//// Andy Rooney, embedded journalist during WWII, went on a bomber flight and saved the gunners life when he was shot by applying and holding compress till landing
// Nancy Kulp, left college to serve in the WAVES, decorated for service
//// Sterling Hayden, Marines and OSS
 
2013-05-27 08:43:37 PM

Ral: My granddad wasn't a famous actor, but he was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 in the European theater.  He got shot down so many times his parachute log looked like a dictionary.  And he survived the war.  He died in 1987.


[raises a glass] My grandaddy was a radio man and waist gunner in a B-17 during WWII. Post D-Day, I
believe. My grandparents have this old book - a coffee table style book - that chronicles the B-17s and
their crews. Grandaddy's crew is one of the ones in the book.

He won't talk about the war. It's the only thing he's ever refused to talk with me (or anyone) about and
even as a stupid teenager, I knew not to push. Thankfully, he's still alive and kicking.

I love my grandaddy. I've 40 and he still calls me "Dumplin'".
 
2013-05-27 08:46:54 PM
Yeah, they seriously stretched/ignored the definition of a soldier, but some interesting reading. Did not know about Scotty's hand, that's pretty intense stuff!

I'd read about Don Adams' service a while back and always imagined him leading troops as Maxwell Smart ala:

"Gentlemen, we are going to take that hill in 2 1/2 hours!
Would you believe 2 1/2 days?"

And I love the idea of him being a drill instructor.
 
2013-05-27 08:50:07 PM
Most combat veterans I have ever met, guys who have killed people and/or have seen people killed, very rarely talk about it.  The guy at the bar, bragging about his experiences....usually indicates someone in a support role or someone who never actually served at all.
 
2013-05-27 08:55:40 PM

Texas Gabe: [t3.gstatic.com image 205x246]


upload.wikimedia.org

18 yrs as a cop with the LAPD, got shot while running down a perp.

Respect for all these guys who actually served. No respect for pussies like John Wayne. A WWII vet told me they were telling the guys that John Wayne was gonna sign up for the whole last year of the war, but he never did. The vet told me that John Wayne got more guys killed that way, cos they would sign up to try to be like him, the overgrown draft dodging pussy. He only got big cos he was the only man left in Hollywood.
 
2013-05-27 08:57:26 PM
Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.
 
2013-05-27 08:58:16 PM

olddinosaur: Mock26: Everyone is forgetting Mr. Rogers!

:-D

"Mister Rogers" never served in the military.  Also, there is a false rumor Captain Kangaroo was a war hero; he did in fact enlist in the Marines, but the war was over two weeks later.


Did you miss the big grin smiley face?  It is a sign that I was joking.
 
2013-05-27 09:00:25 PM

WeenerGord: Texas Gabe: [t3.gstatic.com image 205x246]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x276]

18 yrs as a cop with the LAPD, got shot while running down a perp.

Respect for all these guys who actually served. No respect for pussies like John Wayne. A WWII vet told me they were telling the guys that John Wayne was gonna sign up for the whole last year of the war, but he never did. The vet told me that John Wayne got more guys killed that way, cos they would sign up to try to be like him, the overgrown draft dodging pussy. He only got big cos he was the only man left in Hollywood.


Eddie!
 
2013-05-27 09:02:25 PM

WeenerGord: Texas Gabe: [t3.gstatic.com image 205x246]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x276]

18 yrs as a cop with the LAPD, got shot while running down a perp.

Respect for all these guys who actually served. No respect for pussies like John Wayne. A WWII vet told me they were telling the guys that John Wayne was gonna sign up for the whole last year of the war, but he never did. The vet told me that John Wayne got more guys killed that way, cos they would sign up to try to be like him, the overgrown draft dodging pussy. He only got big cos he was the only man left in Hollywood.


================

During WWII  Stars and Stripes, the official Army newspaper, took a survey of GIs and asked them to name the person they hated the most.   Frank Sinatra came in first,  Hitler a distant second.
 
2013-05-27 09:03:11 PM

fusillade762: OtherLittleGuy: Marine Reverse

Is that like a boat that only goes backwards?


+1 for catching my dyslexia.

/"Reserves"
 
2013-05-27 09:06:32 PM

digitalrain: Not a soldier, but Hedy Lamarr was one badass lady.


When I found out about her work on torpedoes, I wanted to have her baby.
 
2013-05-27 09:11:01 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Developed radio wave spread-spectrum frequency-hopping, in order to make guided torpedoes harder to jam.

/No, really.
//That IS Hedy.
 
2013-05-27 09:11:17 PM
Good line the the article: "Every time a bell rings, Jimmy kills another Nazi."

/granddad lost a lung in a gas attack in WWI
//Dad was a combat engineer in the Battle of the Bulge, blown off a tank at one point
///big brother dodged rocket attacks while fixing runways in Vietnam
\\\all I ever do is fix Navy ships......twisted my ankle once....
 
2013-05-27 09:18:44 PM
Back in the '70's, I was walking through the family room while my father was watching the old BBC series 'The World At War,' when I heard a familiar voice coming from the TV.  I turned to look and saw that, yes, it was Jimmy Stewart sitting in the studio talking about how harrowing it was flying through flak while flying a WWII bomber in combat.  The story he was telling was impressive enough, but what really struck was the title card beneath him:

"Brigadier General James Stewart (Ret)"

It just felt weird seeing him being interviewed so matter-of-factly, like he was any other serviceman from that war.  Gotta admit, my estimation of the man went up some level of magnitude.
 
2013-05-27 09:23:32 PM
Airborne
www.biography.com

badass for other reasons
 
2013-05-27 09:28:14 PM

Fissile: During WWII  Stars and Stripes, the official Army newspaper, took a survey of GIs and asked them to name the person they hated the most.   Frank Sinatra came in first,



Why did they hate Frank Sinatra?
 
2013-05-27 09:28:39 PM

Sgt Otter: [upload.wikimedia.org image 462x599]

Developed radio wave spread-spectrum frequency-hopping, in order to make guided torpedoes harder to jam.

/No, really.
//That IS Hedy.


Hedly
 
2013-05-27 09:31:09 PM

Sgt Otter: That IS Hedy.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net


It's HEDLAY!
 
2013-05-27 09:37:02 PM
14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn.com
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer
 
2013-05-27 09:39:52 PM

WeenerGord: Fissile: During WWII  Stars and Stripes, the official Army newspaper, took a survey of GIs and asked them to name the person they hated the most.   Frank Sinatra came in first,


Why did they hate Frank Sinatra?


1. He was good looking

2. He was home with all the man less girls

and mostly:

3.  He supposedly dodged the draft by putting a hole in his eardrum
 
2013-05-27 09:45:54 PM

zeppo: WeenerGord: Fissile: During WWII  Stars and Stripes, the official Army newspaper, took a survey of GIs and asked them to name the person they hated the most.   Frank Sinatra came in first,


Why did they hate Frank Sinatra?

1. He was good looking

2. He was home with all the man less girls

and mostly:

3.  He supposedly dodged the draft by putting a hole in his eardrum


============

This.  He talked tough, and made war propaganda movies while he dodged the draft.   Do as I say, not as I do.
 
2013-05-27 09:46:40 PM
Dr. Ruth was an Israeli sniper. A freekin' sniper. Back in the day, if you didn't put a smile on her face, she'd kill you while you were waiting for the bus at the end of the street. For practice.
 
2013-05-27 09:49:00 PM
IN 1976 when I was at Michigan State, Gene Roddenberry gave a very good talk on Star Trek. This was long before the movies were out and it wasn't really clear the ST would become the cultural phenomenon it actually did. Roddenberry predicted that the day was not far off when you'd be able to drop a quarter in the back of your TV and watch whatever you wanted, which would give rise to a shiatload of TV shows aimed at niche markets, such as sci fi. What was interesting is that he didn't envision cable, which made the whole idea absolutely impossible due to the finite nature of bandwidth in the radio/microwave spectrum.

William Shatner showed up, seemed to be getting a kick that anyone actually recalled Capt Kirk. Doohan showed up, went drinking for the rest of the night with college students who shanghaied him from back stage to Dooley's (a non-existent bar now in East Lansing). He debated the entire night whether US colleges were better than US colleges.

I had no inking that Scotty wasn't really Scottish until 15 years later, when the Star Trek exhibit was at the Smithsonian. There was a video of Scotty explaining that he had a lock on the part of the chief engineer, and that Roddenberry had him doing all sorts of accents until he (Roddenberry) decided that the Scottish one fit the part the best. Sort of hard to imagine the chief engineer of the Enterprise being called "Frenchie" or "Krautie". "Canuck", mebbie.

/The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking machine) and Shepards capsule has since been moved elsewhere, not sure where.
 
2013-05-27 09:55:14 PM
You know who else was a badass soldier before becoming a celebrity?
 
2013-05-27 10:06:06 PM
enemy of the state:

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle

======================

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but it's interesting that you bring this up.  Both the aerospace industry and the automobile industries grew out of the bicycle industry.
 
2013-05-27 10:16:43 PM
FTA: "Ironically, he only appeared in a couple of war movies..."

Looks like they forgot about Strategic Air Command.
 
2013-05-27 10:17:31 PM

PacManDreaming: FTA: "Ironically, he only appeared in a couple of war movies..."

Looks like they forgot about Strategic Air Command.


And that would be Jimmy Stewart that I was referring to.
 
2013-05-27 10:19:30 PM

OtherLittleGuy: lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

[oi42.tinypic.com image 253x320]

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.

[www.supernaturalwiki.com image 320x400]

Son-in-law: USMC, Vietnam. Marine Reverse until 1976.


Bobby's your son in law?!?!?

Are you.....the ghost of John Adams?
 
2013-05-27 10:22:43 PM

The DBS: bearded clamorer: List fails without Charles Durning.

True. I didin't even know about all the shiat Durning went through until after he died.

It appears 40% of the list aren't actually soldiers and with all due respect to Bob Ross his entry didn't make any sense. It sounds like he did his job in Alaska (where we don't do USAF basic) and nobody actually spends an entire 20 years as an instructor unless they actually want to be. It's a stepping stone of career advancement for most. Then I went back to the article linked by Cracked and saw that he wasn't a drill sergeant. He was a First Sergeant, which actually makes sense.

The writer is probably too stupid to know the difference since he also didn't know the that firement and street thugs aren't soldiers either.


Never was in the service but aren't there radically different degrees of 'drill sergeants' in each branch, at least in terms of bad-assness?
 
2013-05-27 10:31:09 PM
I saw a trivia blurb on "Pawn Stars" literally a minute before I saw this article: "Which cast member of Star Trek was shot six times during the invasion of Normandy?" I even guessed right.
 
2013-05-27 10:35:50 PM
I remember hearing about Bob Ross in the military back in 90's after watching some stand up act on TV. Sadly I can't recall who it was.

He mentioned that Bob Ross was in the military and starting doing an impression of Bob by talking about making a happy little tree, and then making happy little friends for the tree until we have a whole bunch of happy little trees, the trees look a jungle...a jungle...THE jungle...I was in the jungle once...I was in 'NAM, oh look Charlies in the tree, better spread some Agent Orange and red napalm over the happy jungle (said as he made sweeping gestures like covering the canvas).
 
2013-05-27 10:42:50 PM

PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.


The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.
 
2013-05-27 10:47:00 PM

Sgt Otter: [upload.wikimedia.org image 462x599]

Developed radio wave spread-spectrum frequency-hopping, in order to make guided torpedoes harder to jam.

/No, really.
//That IS Hedy.


Shouldn't that be HEDLEY?
 
2013-05-27 10:48:18 PM

zamboni: You know who else was a badass soldier before becoming a celebrity?


Godwined?
 
2013-05-27 11:12:00 PM
I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.
 
2013-05-27 11:15:49 PM

borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer


Rob Riggle is a USMC Colonel.   His reserve stint is up but he was active while he was on the Daily Show.

Happy Memorial day:   http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-march-10-2008/marines-in-berkel e y

Check out his interview on Kevin Pollack's Chat Show:   http://blip.tv/kevin-pollaks-chat-show/kpcs-rob-riggle-56-3919377
 
2013-05-27 11:21:12 PM

enemy of the state: /The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15 X1, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking machine) and Shepards ...


FTFY.  Yeager never flew the X15. It was tested by Scott Crossfield as a civilian. Neil Armstrong did fly the X15.
 
2013-05-27 11:21:35 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.


*ohwaityou'reseriousletmelaughharder.jpg*
 
2013-05-27 11:24:38 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.


He was taken seriously enough by the other countries that Stalin kicked off the cold war by trying to have Wayne assassinated.  So, there is that.

My favorite will always be James Stewart.  Every bit as tough as Wayne ever depicted himself, only Stewart never made it a point that had to be made.  Stewart was still active military during the shooting of Its a Wonderful Life.  Filmed it while on leave, yet played a character that was 4-F.
 
2013-05-28 12:00:14 AM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.

No man. Only old guys had actual wars to fight in.
it's been a long time since the military had to go all out


You mean young "celebrity" guys. Only one young phuq I can think of right off the top of my head even comes close, or at least wasn't too much of a pussy to even attempt it:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-28 12:03:02 AM

Korzine: FTA Doohan survived, but took one for from the team. Actually, he took six for from the team, as he was shot that many times in the legs and hands...

I may be mistaken, but somehow I don't think friendly fire is generally considered taking one for the team.


I just saw tonight, on one of the quiz breaks on Pawn Stars, that he took one in the chest too, but it was stopped by his cigarette case.
 
2013-05-28 12:06:30 AM

belhade: I saw a trivia blurb on "Pawn Stars" literally a minute before I saw this article: "Which cast member of Star Trek was shot six times during the invasion of Normandy?" I even guessed right.


You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense
 
2013-05-28 12:21:50 AM

lifeboat: Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:



Any guesses?


The face looks like a young Johnny Carson.
 
2013-05-28 01:00:07 AM

LectertheChef: Peter von Nostrand: Noticeably absent "tough guy" John Wayne

John Wayne was a less annoying version of Ted Nugent.


And did a lot of work with John Ford, who was a military journalist covering the war and started on his path to becoming a director by picking up camera dropped by a freshly killed cameraman.
 
2013-05-28 01:07:52 AM

borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer


I believe he still is.
 
2013-05-28 01:24:58 AM
Air Force drill sergeant is a badass?  I'm pretty sure it's closer to Den Mother.
 
2013-05-28 01:47:13 AM

lifeboat: Kind of a bad-ass - served in the Navy in WWII and was quite an amateur boxer during that time:

[oi44.tinypic.com image 240x318]

Any guesses?


Johnny Carson
 
2013-05-28 01:53:18 AM

The Lone Gunman: borg: [14bb18348568cf6c48ec-cde16cf5c35d33e882e13bbe648f334c.r8.cf2.rackcdn . com image 560x350]
Rob Riggle was/is a Marine Corps  officer

I believe he still is.


He retired Jan 1st after 23 years of service.
 
2013-05-28 02:28:59 AM

lifeboat: I'll see your Air Force drill instructor and raise with a Marine Corps drill instructor:

[oi42.tinypic.com image 253x320]

WWII veteran with the Marines, wounded in combat at Guadalcanal, spent about a year hospitalized with blackwater fever.  The bullet and the virus missed it by *that* much.




That makes sense. 99 of them.
 
2013-05-28 02:38:36 AM

enemy of the state: IN 1976 when I was at Michigan State, Gene Roddenberry gave a very good talk on Star Trek. This was long before the movies were out and it wasn't really clear the ST would become the cultural phenomenon it actually did. Roddenberry predicted that the day was not far off when you'd be able to drop a quarter in the back of your TV and watch whatever you wanted, which would give rise to a shiatload of TV shows aimed at niche markets, such as sci fi. What was interesting is that he didn't envision cable, which made the whole idea absolutely impossible due to the finite nature of bandwidth in the radio/microwave spectrum.

William Shatner showed up, seemed to be getting a kick that anyone actually recalled Capt Kirk. Doohan showed up, went drinking for the rest of the night with college students who shanghaied him from back stage to Dooley's (a non-existent bar now in East Lansing). He debated the entire night whether US colleges were better than US colleges.

I had no inking that Scotty wasn't really Scottish until 15 years later, when the Star Trek exhibit was at the Smithsonian. There was a video of Scotty explaining that he had a lock on the part of the chief engineer, and that Roddenberry had him doing all sorts of accents until he (Roddenberry) decided that the Scottish one fit the part the best. Sort of hard to imagine the chief engineer of the Enterprise being called "Frenchie" or "Krautie". "Canuck", mebbie.

/The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking machine) and Shepards ...


Heh that was my mom's favorite bar back in the day. She named our cat after it.
 
2013-05-28 03:14:47 AM

Therion: missed one -

[coolaggregator.files.wordpress.com image 380x645]


Acting counts?
 
2013-05-28 04:33:47 AM

The DBS: bearded clamorer: List fails without Charles Durning.

True. I didin't even know about all the shiat Durning went through until after he died.

It appears 40% of the list aren't actually soldiers and with all due respect to Bob Ross his entry didn't make any sense. It sounds like he did his job in Alaska (where we don't do USAF basic) and nobody actually spends an entire 20 years as an instructor unless they actually want to be. It's a stepping stone of career advancement for most. Then I went back to the article linked by Cracked and saw that he wasn't a drill sergeant. He was a First Sergeant, which actually makes sense.

The writer is probably too stupid to know the difference since he also didn't know the that firement and street thugs aren't soldiers either.


What did Durning actually do? I'm seeing claims he was that went in on the first wave in Normandy, that his records say he actually passed through there 10 days later, that he landed behind enemy lines in a glider on D-Day, that he was a Ranger, that he joined up when he was 17, that he joined up when he was 21...It doesn't add up.
 
2013-05-28 05:06:50 AM

teto85: Born in 1929.  Member of the Dutch Resistance 1941-1945.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 421x573]


I'm dutch and I never knew this. Actually I never even knew she was half dutch.
 
2013-05-28 05:18:29 AM

Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.


Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.
 
2013-05-28 05:22:29 AM

Tellingthem: enemy of the state: IN 1976 when I was at Michigan State, Gene Roddenberry gave a very good talk on Star Trek. This was long before the movies were out and it wasn't really clear the ST would become the cultural phenomenon it actually did. Roddenberry predicted that the day was not far off when you'd be able to drop a quarter in the back of your TV and watch whatever you wanted, which would give rise to a shiatload of TV shows aimed at niche markets, such as sci fi. What was interesting is that he didn't envision cable, which made the whole idea absolutely impossible due to the finite nature of bandwidth in the radio/microwave spectrum.

William Shatner showed up, seemed to be getting a kick that anyone actually recalled Capt Kirk. Doohan showed up, went drinking for the rest of the night with college students who shanghaied him from back stage to Dooley's (a non-existent bar now in East Lansing). He debated the entire night whether US colleges were better than US colleges.

I had no inking that Scotty wasn't really Scottish until 15 years later, when the Star Trek exhibit was at the Smithsonian. There was a video of Scotty explaining that he had a lock on the part of the chief engineer, and that Roddenberry had him doing all sorts of accents until he (Roddenberry) decided that the Scottish one fit the part the best. Sort of hard to imagine the chief engineer of the Enterprise being called "Frenchie" or "Krautie". "Canuck", mebbie.

/The Star Trek exhibit was seen by the most people of any exhibit at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
//In one room, you have the Apollo 11 capsule, Gus Grisson's Gemini, Alan Shepard's and John Glenn's capsules, Chuck Yeager's X15, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, and last but not least the original Wright brothers' plane. And, Star Trek was the big draw. I guess in a way I'm OK with that. But maybe not.

///The Wright brothers' plane now has it's own gallery, along with an original Wright brothers' bicycle (nice looking ma ...


Ok...no offense, but I gotta ask...judging by your pic, you might be the right age...you 100% sure Scotty's not your dad?
 
2013-05-28 05:31:24 AM

lack of warmth: tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......

Makes no difference if he served or not, he inspired Americans to buy war bonds and to hate Nazi's and slopes even more than we already did.

Just like we do Muslims today.

He was taken seriously enough by the other countries that Stalin kicked off the cold war by trying to have Wayne assassinated.  So, there is that.


Err, Stalin had bad actors and good generals assassinated...you can't really judge a man's worth on that standard.  Especially near the end of his life, where he went even more batshiat crazy.
 
2013-05-28 07:26:03 AM

PunGent: Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.

Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.


I dont know if the French ever made it official on paper, but the German ace that shot him down and his wing man both confirm shooting down a P 38 with French markings in the right place on the right day.
 
2013-05-28 08:22:47 AM

edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.


Yes, let's have a bloody war every 10 years or so, because they're basically manhood-proving initiation rites with no social or individual human downside, amirite?
 
2013-05-28 08:44:29 AM

Oldiron_79: PunGent: Oldiron_79: PunGent: Two more, old school, authors, not actors:

J.R.R. Tolkien, went over the top at the Somme;

Antoine St. Exupery (guy who wrote The Little Prince);  MIA over the Med in WWII in a P-38.

The Little Prince Guy was KIA mot MIA. Ironically the German pilot that shot him down was a fan.

Ya, knew they never found his body...heard they might have found the plane recently.

Thought he was listed as MIA for some reason...wouldn't be surprised they made the death official eventually.

I dont know if the French ever made it official on paper, but the German ace that shot him down and his wing man both confirm shooting down a P 38 with French markings in the right place on the right day.


His death was made official in 1950, what was left of his P-38 was found in 2000 and recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean in 2003.
The german pilot's story still is debated though.
 
2013-05-28 08:45:02 AM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: edmo: So where's all the 20-somethings? Don't tell me only old guys have balls anymore.

Yes, let's have a bloody war every 10 years or so, because they're basically manhood-proving initiation rites with no social or individual human downside, amirite?


Add "and so the military industrial complex that lines our pockets will make us richer" and you've got the Republican Party motto.
 
2013-05-28 08:53:58 AM

rappy: belhade: I saw a trivia blurb on "Pawn Stars" literally a minute before I saw this article: "Which cast member of Star Trek was shot six times during the invasion of Normandy?" I even guessed right.

You've got to be kidding me. I've been further even more decided to use even go need to do look more as anyone can. Can you really be far even as decided half as much to use go wish for that? My guess is that when one really been far even as decided once to use even go want, it is then that he has really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like. It's just common sense


I take it you had as much to drink while grilling yesterday as I did...
 
2013-05-28 10:37:36 AM
No mention of this bold Airman?

cdn.soldiersforthecause.org
 
2013-05-28 12:37:14 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......



ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com

Now if you would just get up off your knees from suckin his cock so I could get a clear punch at him
 
2013-05-28 01:08:11 PM

ronnie spleen: Unknown Badass?

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Step forward Bombardier Milligan.


"Don't worry, sir. I have a verbal anti-aircraft curse, it brings down planes."

/love those books
 
2013-05-28 02:07:19 PM
The winner is Eddie Rickenbacker. He was such a badass that people forget he was famous before WWI.

It's like Tony Stewart joined up after 9/11, shot down a couple of dozen planes and won the MOH
 
2013-05-28 04:33:07 PM

tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......


"I didn't vote for him but he's my president, and I hope he does a good job." --John Wayne
 
2013-05-28 06:04:07 PM

WeenerGord: tampaflacouple: I love how all of the mom's boy that live in their parents basement while still suckling their mommas dried up teets love to call John Wayne a pussy. Let's time travel back to the 50's kids and let's watch one of you vegan asswipes walk up to him and say it to his face.......


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Now if you would just get up off your knees from suckin his cock so I could get a clear punch at him


Just like how you suck the governments cock? Yeah, I read your profile.
 
2013-05-28 08:59:31 PM

John Buck 41: Yeah, I read your profile.



It's one thing to be able to read, it's another to be able to understand irony. Or notice that I was quoting someone. Or maybe you are so leet that you refuse clean air, water and all of the other good things provided by a civilized government?

Butt hey, don't feel bad, John (Marion) Wayne was gay. He'd probably suck your cock.
 
2013-05-28 10:04:14 PM

WeenerGord: John Buck 41: Yeah, I read your profile.


It's one thing to be able to read, it's another to be able to understand irony. Or notice that I was quoting someone.


You prefaced the quote with QFT. Quoted For Truth, dick.

Or are you backpedaling now, claiming you don't agree with the sentiment?
 
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