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Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers
This list was started on 23rd May 2010 by thugz4real
There are 81 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 5th August 2014

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When the triple amputee tells you that military service made him the man he is, that might be a good sign that further consideration is warranted.
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    Posted, 24th May 2010
    by JumpinJack
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    The same 4 people can keep running into each other in a huge galactic war.
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      Posted, 23rd May 2010
      by thugz4real
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      I bet in the future Bug Spray is WAY TOO expensive!
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        Posted, 24th May 2010
        by TiffYG2133
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        It is possible to get impaled through the shoulder by a bug's leg, bleed profusely, yet still manage to fight off a horde of bugs, sprint/run, then put that same arm around your friends and laugh while reminiscing about good times.
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          Posted, 23rd May 2010
          by thugz4real
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          When one of your comrades gets his brains blown all the f*ck out during a LIVE-FIRE EXERCISE, do the logical thing when standing before his freshly-dead corpse: yell for the medic!
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            Posted, 23rd May 2010
            by KungFuMasterLarry
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            Rifles become stronger as the movie progresses.
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              Posted, 24th May 2010
              by agentdc7
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              Micheal Ironside has a bad habit of dying all the time.
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                Posted, 24th May 2010
                by agentdc7
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                Knife throwing is important to disable the enemy's hand from pressing the nuke button.
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                • 9th August 2011 by Mighty Mat
                  Like you can't use any other part of your body...
                • 27th November 2010 by Meushell
                  Especially when said enemy does not have hands.
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                Posted, 24th May 2010
                by agentdc7
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                Political Science teachers make the best field commanders in a hostile, interspecies galactic war.
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                  Posted, 24th May 2010
                  by JumpinJack
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                  Stomping cockroaches in the street is a good way for kids to do their part in the war against the bugs.
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                  • 25th May 2010 by agentdc7
                    Funniest part of the movie for me. The teacher all hysterical. I was dying laughing when I saw it back in the day.
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                  Posted, 24th May 2010
                  by JumpinJack
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                  Even decades into the future, intel still doesn't have its $hit together.
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                    Posted, 27th May 2010
                    by avalanche719
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                    The future military will have coed showers.
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                    • 20th April 2013 by nee
                      sign me up!
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                    Posted, 23rd May 2010
                    by thugz4real
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                    In the future, executions of convicted felons will take place live on National T.V
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                      Posted, 23rd May 2010
                      by thugz4real
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                      They live in Buenos Ares yet everone is American, in fact the whole world seems to be American now.
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                        Posted, 23rd May 2010
                        by thugz4real
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                        The bugs don't like Mormon Camps in their territory.
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                          Posted, 23rd May 2010
                          by thugz4real
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                          There must be a lot of oil on Klandathu. Why else would they waste the tech and manpower on ground battles - seems a couple quick nukes would solve the issue much quicker and easier.
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                            Posted, 24th May 2010
                            by JumpinJack
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                            Having a prosthetic arm gives you the ability to fire continuously without reloading.
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                            • 5th August 2014 by smartguy360
                              the arm automatically transfers rounds into the gun
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                            Posted, 8th January 2012
                            by IcyNeko
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                            A black man gets to lash a white man!
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                              Posted, 23rd May 2010
                              by thugz4real
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                              The only good bug is a dead bug.
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                                Posted, 23rd May 2010
                                by thugz4real
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                                22nd century weaponry be damned, despite the fact humanity's galactic mortal enemy is exceptionally resilient to multiple shooters and bullets, technology will not have evolved to the level that man will build a gun that can take out the bugs with one shot.
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                                  Posted, 24th May 2010
                                  by JumpinJack
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                                  In the 22nd century kissy-kissy IMs to your girfriend will be animated black and white outlined drawings. Apparently Photoshop and MovieMakerPro hit the skids somewhere around 2064.
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                                    Posted, 24th May 2010
                                    by JumpinJack
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                                    In the future, your entire body will need to be immersed in the medical pool to heal a wound on your leg (okay, massive wound - but it's still on his leg).
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                                      Posted, 24th May 2010
                                      by JumpinJack
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                                      Never fight Clancy Brown in any movie. I'm not saying he's kickass tough, but he's always a pretty dirty fighter...
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                                        Posted, 24th May 2010
                                        by JumpinJack
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                                        Without handlebars or safety straps, Rico's feet are able to stay firmly planted on the ass end of that bomber bug despite it bucking and shaking trying to get him off...
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                                          Posted, 24th May 2010
                                          by JumpinJack
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                                          In the future, all escape pods come equipped with two automatic rifles, a knife, and a gps.
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                                            Posted, 27th May 2010
                                            by avalanche719
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                                            After a tough battle, you have five options. Play football, dance, drink, play violin, or have some sex.
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                                            • 5th August 2014 by smartguy360
                                              sex please, he actually turned it down until the general came ove rand told him never pass up a good time
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                                            Posted, 27th May 2010
                                            by avalanche719
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                                            After being promoted, your CO will encourage you to have sex with your subordinates. I guess the UCMJ no longer applies.
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                                            • 27th November 2010 by Meushell
                                              Your CO is also nosey, wanting to know who you are having sex with.
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                                            Posted, 27th May 2010
                                            by avalanche719
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                                            If you sign up for mobile infantry, don't take the field communications specialty.
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                                              Posted, 27th May 2010
                                              by avalanche719
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                                              Teachers get a kick out of watching their students stomp bugs.
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                                                Posted, 27th May 2010
                                                by avalanche719
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                                                When invading a planet made of an alien race that's so powerful and difficult to take down with regular firepower, just aim better.
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                                                  Posted, 10th June 2010
                                                  by KungFuMasterLarry
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                                                  Nobody in the future wants to live forever.
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                                                    Posted, 26th November 2010
                                                    by Thalidomide Squid
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                                                    When your friend has a wound resulting from a claw that pierced her body, the best thing to do is to pull out the protruding claw. It's not temporarily preventing uncontrolled bleeding or anything.
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                                                      Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                      by IcyNeko
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                                                      The punishment for getting your teammate killed during an exercise is ten lashes, not discharge
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                                                        Posted, 5th August 2014
                                                        by smartguy360
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                                                        Three words... Neil Patrick Harris
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                                                          Posted, 23rd May 2010
                                                          by thugz4real
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                                                          You can still be alive if you are reported KIA.
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                                                          • 24th May 2010 by avalanche719
                                                            Even when you're the only trooper hooked up to a life support system in the middle of some huge building.
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                                                          Posted, 23rd May 2010
                                                          by thugz4real
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                                                          20 minutes is plenty of time for Rico...
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                                                            Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                            by JumpinJack
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                                                            Your highschool sweetheart will still dump your ass for the Air Force Pilot the second she gets out on her own. Good luck with that long distance thing.
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                                                              Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                              by JumpinJack
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                                                              When you're M.I. it's really cool to go get god-awful ugly "Death" tattoos with your unit. Heck, if you're gonna go play silly buggers, why not just get the Tyson Tribals done on your faces?
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                                                              • 27th November 2010 by Meushell
                                                                It should have said, "Raid."
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                                                              Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                              by JumpinJack
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                                                              The NFL will actually give way to Arena Football in the 22nd century. That sounds like de-evolution to me...
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                                                                Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                by JumpinJack
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                                                                Low-level ESP will be more common among the youth of tomorrow. So much so, the military will actually have a full division devoted to it.
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                                                                  Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                  by JumpinJack
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                                                                  On what seems to be a desert planet, with very little vegetation, and the only lifeforms other bugs, the various native species on Klandathu have developed into a military symbiosis and don't actually feast on eachother for sustenance... hmmm.
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                                                                    Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                    by JumpinJack
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                                                                    Jake Busey is living proof that even Gary Busey can procreate. The result isn't a genetic marvel by any stretch, but c'mon - you gotta feel better about yourself knowing even HE can do it...
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                                                                      Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                      by JumpinJack
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                                                                      This movie lasted just about two hours, but Casper Van Dien's career was over in 20 minutes... Ironic? No.
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                                                                        Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                        by JumpinJack
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                                                                        Everybody fights, nobody quits.
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                                                                          Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                          by JumpinJack
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                                                                          I sure hope he finds someone better for corporal, 'cause the other option doesn't sound so good...
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                                                                            Posted, 24th May 2010
                                                                            by JumpinJack
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                                                                            Make sure the escape hatch is open before you start to launch your pod.
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                                                                              Posted, 27th May 2010
                                                                              by avalanche719
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                                                                              Uh oh, my coffee is acting trippy, I must be by a black hole!
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                                                                              • 17th April 2013 by randy
                                                                                you can edit you learnings, you know
                                                                              • 27th May 2010 by avalanche719
                                                                                my bad, I meant astroid.
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                                                                              Posted, 27th May 2010
                                                                              by avalanche719
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                                                                              If you're a drill instructor, you have to drop rank to join the war.
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                                                                                Posted, 27th May 2010
                                                                                by avalanche719
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                                                                                When did NPH join the Nazi party?
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                                                                                  Posted, 31st July 2011
                                                                                  by john2012
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                                                                                  Deploying Wings in the vacuum of space makes sense.
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                                                                                    Posted, 7th January 2012
                                                                                    by IcyNeko
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                                                                                    Handing out bullets to kids is a great idea. Just like letting kids play tug of war with an assault rifle.
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                                                                                      Posted, 7th January 2012
                                                                                      by IcyNeko
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                                                                                      Exceeding port speed as a cadet is a GREAT idea.
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                                                                                        Posted, 7th January 2012
                                                                                        by IcyNeko
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                                                                                        Nuking at close range won't affect you adversely. Or require the use of anti-rad meds.
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                                                                                          Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                          by IcyNeko
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                                                                                          When going through a valley with poor radio reception and obvious signs of enemy observation and ambush preparation, it's far better to allow a soldier to die as a means to getting a point across. The point, which is simply.. "Kill me if I get anally violated by a bug."
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                                                                                            Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                            by IcyNeko
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                                                                                            Federation fleet seems to send in a crap ton of corvettes and light ships without a central battle ship or flagship that leads the battle...
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                                                                                              Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                              by IcyNeko
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                                                                                              Johnny Rico gets promoted to Lieutenant without any real combat experience in each position or officer training. But it's okay, because NPH authorized it.
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                                                                                                Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                                by IcyNeko
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                                                                                                Yes Watkins. The bugs indeed do like that. And they want a little more.
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                                                                                                  Posted, 8th January 2012
                                                                                                  by IcyNeko
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                                                                                                  Bugs can apparently send asteroids hurtling towards Earth at faster-than-light speeds.
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                                                                                                    Posted, 25th January 2012
                                                                                                    by wildmorgan
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                                                                                                    Mobile infantry still fight with machine guns even though we have mastered space travel.
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                                                                                                      Posted, 3rd December 2012
                                                                                                      by M0ngoB0ngo
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                                                                                                      Of the many casualties of war, the only guy with prosthetics sent to battle is a high school teacher. You'd think they'd get the picture and start mass-producing cyborgs.
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                                                                                                        Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                        by nee
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                                                                                                        The truth about your unit members' reason for joining the military will be known once you hop into the coed showers.
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                                                                                                          Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                          by nee
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                                                                                                          The best thing to do about a depleted unit in a military where sex among members was OK, is to reinforce it with minors.
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                                                                                                            Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                            by nee
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                                                                                                            Your captain will reward your efforts in battle with beer, football, violin, even sex. But no condoms.
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                                                                                                              Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                              by nee
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                                                                                                              Apparently the fascists didn't take lessons from the pederastic Spartans.
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                                                                                                                Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                                by nee
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                                                                                                                War heroes always join up because they wanted to impress their girlfriends, who joined a different branch and way better trade.
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                                                                                                                  Posted, 15th December 2012
                                                                                                                  by nee
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                                                                                                                  Giant alien bugs that live underground and seem to do nothing more than feed and reproduce, when threatened, will quickly master astrophysics and calculus in order to throw asteroids through trillions of miles and target their invaders' cities.
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                                                                                                                    Posted, 17th April 2013
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                                                                                                                    After a touch battle, get drunk and pass out, since no one else will come get you. Unless you're a Mormon.
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                                                                                                                      Posted, 5th August 2014
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