Friday, October 16, 2009

A Quite Cool USMC Television Commercial

Die-hard peaceniks should stop viewing this post immediately.

"Marine Corps - 'Knight' [Extended Version]"

Marine1763, YouTube (June 27, 2008)
video (1:00)

"Recruiting commercial for the United States Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis!"

"Semper fidelis," by the way, is Latin for "always faithful" - and is the motto of the United States Marine Corps. If you didn't get educated in American schools during the last quarter-century or so, you probably know that already. (See "Newark Schools Protected From Dangerous Six-Year-Old and His Cub Scout Gadget" (October 16, 2009))

Don't get me wrong: I've known quite a number of fine people who are also teachers, and was in the education racket for a while myself. But that's a whole different topic.

(Once again, the Lemming is "apathetic" only in the sense that I don't care intensely about the, ah, correct things.)

Now, about that television commercial: I like it. Rousing music, cool graphics, intriguing setting - and yes, I used to play FRPG (Fantasy Role-Playing Games) back in the day. From the looks of it, there are people who are into that sort of thing these days, too. And, who like to play chess.

I realize that this video is a bit controversial, since it shows those big, rough Marines in a non-unfavorable light. What can I say? I'm just not good at going along with societal norms.

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A tip of the hat to irish_brigid, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this.

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