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    bobinson, Troubadour

    I recently attended a party for a friend's son who had just graduated from basic training.

    I asked him what his most memorable experience was, and he responded that it was the live fire exercise.  They were given a starting location, and a light switched from red to green, and live bullets were fired over their heads.  They were required to crawl over and under obstacles, in the dark, through barb wire and other obstacles to get to their objective.

    I think that might definitely have been one of the moments when he "got it".

    •  In my far less dangerous case (0+ / 0-)

      hearing the projectiles whizzing by is the moment you understand that THIS SUCKS, and it not some fun time.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:05:52 AM PST

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    •  Mickey Rourke on Inside the Actors Studio (0+ / 0-)

      had described a time before he became an actor when he was a drug dealer and had gotten into a gun fact with a guy who had an automatic.  Now, Mickey Rourke is a big tough guy who's used to kicking ass in boxing, but he describes how his hand was shaking and I felt like he wanted to piss himself the whole time.  That's a gunfight.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU.

      by Troubadour on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:08:57 AM PST

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