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(MSN)   Like quoting "Top Gun"? Well, if you do it while enrolled at the Navy TOPGUN school, you'll face a $5 fine per offense   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-09-17 7:02:52 PM  
That's funny
 
2020-09-17 7:25:32 PM  
So, good thing I didn't see this piece of jingoistic claptrap (my review comes is just from the commercials).
 
2020-09-17 7:29:56 PM  
Join the army and say "10-4" during radio training.
 
2020-09-17 7:39:32 PM  
I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.
 
2020-09-17 8:02:12 PM  
....maybe I should rethink my plan to show up to dentistry school riding a motorcycle while singing.
 
2020-09-17 9:03:30 PM  
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2020-09-17 9:05:05 PM  
I hate it when it does that
 
2020-09-17 9:06:16 PM  

PaulRB: So, good thing I didn't see this piece of jingoistic claptrap


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2020-09-17 9:08:21 PM  
So they play beach volleyball in their flight jackets? Sounds hawt.
 
2020-09-17 9:09:48 PM  
What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)
 
2020-09-17 9:10:23 PM  
Are the pilots allowed to play sand volleyball shirtless though?
 
2020-09-17 9:11:06 PM  
They probably spend the money collected on pizza and beer.
 
2020-09-17 9:11:45 PM  

TorpedoOrca: Are the pilots allowed to play sand volleyball shirtless though?


Allowed? I hear it's mandatory.
 
2020-09-17 9:15:51 PM  

TorpedoOrca: Are the pilots allowed to play sand volleyball shirtless though?


They moved out of Miramar to some podunk Congress critter district.
 
2020-09-17 9:16:54 PM  
It's a cheesy film, but that cheesy film inspired a LOT of people to join the military and fly..
As much money as it made, it was probably worth 10 times that amount in recruiting for the
military...
 
2020-09-17 9:23:47 PM  
Bullshiat. It's the Navy. Nobody gets fined for saying "take me to bed or lose me forever".

/3000 sailors go out
//1500 couples come back
///Interservice rivalries are fun
 
2020-09-17 9:23:52 PM  
they seem to have lost that loving feeling
 
2020-09-17 9:26:26 PM  
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"...because the pilots that attend the school are at the top of their game, so no one is allowed to make a joke out of the school by referencing the movie.." Said a retired Navy commander named Snodgrass.
 
2020-09-17 9:26:49 PM  
No Ghosting in pottery class, either...
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2020-09-17 9:28:19 PM  
No rules against quoting Archer though.
 
2020-09-17 9:29:09 PM  
Referencing it once will get you fined.

Referencing it five times will put you in the danger zone.
 
2020-09-17 9:31:01 PM  

GregoryD: I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.


Why would anyone that's not a fighter pilot know this?
 
2020-09-17 9:32:14 PM  
Howling is still okay, isn't it?

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/This picture is called "Sweaty Slider"
//This movie colored Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen's entire life
///Three
 
2020-09-17 9:32:31 PM  
Why is his name "Bus"?   I read that damned article twice hunting for that answer.

/ never saw the movie and never had an interest in flying, crappy eyes killed any hopes when i was a kid anywho.
 
2020-09-17 9:33:04 PM  
Quentin Tarantino disapointed.
https://youtu.be/ZF1LXL6OOsM
 
2020-09-17 9:35:29 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: No Ghosting in pottery class, either...
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Don't even hum the beginning of that song.
 
2020-09-17 9:36:32 PM  
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2020-09-17 9:45:16 PM  
Sounds more like that school is going on a wild angry-water-fowl chase.
 
2020-09-17 9:46:10 PM  
I have the need. The need for ... shaving cream.
 
2020-09-17 9:48:48 PM  

Russ1642: They probably spend the money collected on pizza and beer.


My job had a swear jar and used it for "picnics."  Or kegs for the picnic, call it what you will.  25 cents per curse.

When they announced it and told us what they'd spend the money on at least 90% of the room started cursing, mostly FARK YEAH!

It didn't last long and the funds contributed towards a pizza party at work.  Lame, but pizza.  FARK YEAH.
 
2020-09-17 9:52:13 PM  

PaulRB: (my review comes is just from the commercials).


You must really like commercials.
 
2020-09-17 9:52:17 PM  
"There's a reason why the actual TOPGUN instructors consulting on the movie insisted on this scene being included: it accurately reflected real combat," Snodgrass wrote.

...and yet the movie still managed to fark up quite a bit of the aerial scenes, for the sake of plot and excitement, I guess.
 
2020-09-17 9:53:03 PM  

GregoryD: I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.


Different people have different interests, mines do not lead to hear or read about the Topgun school that often, heck I do not think I encountered the subject five times since seeing the movie, and at least one of those must have been while the movie was in theaters. I did see it twice back then, in a movie theater and in a drive-in.

One of my interests is planes, but it does not extend to the people who fly them except for maybe a few famous pilots, most of whom predate Topgun or never attended as far as I know.
 
2020-09-17 9:58:43 PM  

GregoryD: I can't believe people don't know this by now, It's literally been a rule there for 30+ years. And it's mentioned anytime someone writes about the school.


How would I know this? There wasn't a line in the movie about it!!
 
2020-09-17 10:03:06 PM  
Where do they land (get it, land?) on homoerotic beach volleyball games?
This is extremely important.
 
2020-09-17 10:11:43 PM  

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Tom Cruise was inverted?

Was he top or bottom?

🤔
 
2020-09-17 10:26:28 PM  

iron de havilland: DOCTORD000M: [i.imgur.com image 728x408] [View Full Size image _x_]

Tom Cruise was inverted?

Was he top or bottom?

🤔


Tom's 5'4" - he's a power bottom
 
2020-09-17 10:30:40 PM  
Do any cubicle offices forbid Office Space quotes?
Does the White House forbid Idiocracy quotes?
 
2020-09-17 10:31:44 PM  
How much would a one man reenactment of the entire movie cost me.
 
2020-09-17 10:36:17 PM  

mikefinch: What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)


That's one of the biggest things about Top Gun. It's a fun movie, but IRL anyone who repeatedly ignores orders would never be allowed anywhere near a fast jet. And the exercise where he "won" by going below the hard deck? Yeah, that doesn't count. That's cheating. It's like playing chess and moving a piece to an imaginary square off the edge of the board and then claiming you won the game by playing from there. The hard deck is the ground for the purpose of the exercise. If you go below it then that means you crashed and you're dead.

/Also the world shortest lecture. Welcome our civilian instructor. Hi, the Mig can't do a negative dive. Yes it can I've seen it. O really? Yes. End of lecture.
WTF? That entire lecture could have been put on a post it note.
And why did they do a lecture in the middle of a hangar?
 
2020-09-17 10:58:35 PM  
Exception made for "I'll ride your tail anytime".
 
2020-09-17 11:11:40 PM  
I've just seen that fact as much as the "9/11 buscemi went back to firefighting". It's just one of those fact I always see posted whenever someone mentions the real school and/or the movie.

It's right up there with Action Park articles on fark. I've seen it posted no less than 20 times.
 
2020-09-17 11:25:49 PM  
So, according to Google the average salary of a Navy pilot is $84k/year. 

Shoot, you could basically quote the whole movie end-to-end and still come out pretty well.
 
2020-09-17 11:28:31 PM  
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2020-09-17 11:39:20 PM  
Good..
No if we can do the same for Spaceballs, Goodfellas, Harry Potter, and HIMYM, it would bring balance to the force..

Add star wars..
/I'll see myself out..
 
2020-09-17 11:46:57 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And the exercise where he "won" by going below the hard deck? Yeah, that doesn't count. That's cheating. It's like playing chess and moving a piece to an imaginary square off the edge of the board and then claiming you won the game by playing from there. The hard deck is the ground for the purpose of the exercise. If you go below it then that means you crashed and you're dead.


And it didn't count in the movie. Maverick and Goose didn't get any points for that because it didn't count. Maverick said something along the lines of "I still beat you" but he was the only one who thought he won.
 
2020-09-17 11:51:06 PM  
Can they quote Quetin Tarantino instead?

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SWORD FIGHT!   SWORD FIGHT!
 
2020-09-18 12:19:07 AM  

Almea Tarrant: Where do they land (get it, land?) on homoerotic beach volleyball games?
This is extremely important.


Let's just say they approach the rear end of the ship.  They call if "the stern" but don't let that fool you.  it's like how they say line instead of rope, head instead of shiatter, deck instead of floor, etc.
 
2020-09-18 12:21:07 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: mikefinch: What do you get for buzzing the tower?

(I'm almost certain its 'kicked out' - Chris Hatfield went there and if top pilots are anything like he is they are very smart but also not into screwing around what so ever...)

That's one of the biggest things about Top Gun. It's a fun movie, but IRL anyone who repeatedly ignores orders would never be allowed anywhere near a fast jet. And the exercise where he "won" by going below the hard deck? Yeah, that doesn't count. That's cheating. It's like playing chess and moving a piece to an imaginary square off the edge of the board and then claiming you won the game by playing from there. The hard deck is the ground for the purpose of the exercise. If you go below it then that means you crashed and you're dead.

/Also the world shortest lecture. Welcome our civilian instructor. Hi, the Mig can't do a negative dive. Yes it can I've seen it. O really? Yes. End of lecture.
WTF? That entire lecture could have been put on a post it note.
And why did they do a lecture in the middle of a hangar?


Meh, literary license.

it happens where I work but we call it bullshiat.

/It was a movie, they do movie things, right?
 
2020-09-18 12:31:47 AM  

Alien Robot: Do any cubicle offices forbid Office Space quotes?
Does the White House forbid Idiocracy quotes?


Not sure, but I do seem to recall hearing about a place that banned hanging Dilbert cartoons.

/I recall a colleague that had over his desk "Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my behalf."
 
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