There’s simultaneously so much and absolutely nothing to be said about the misery of duty.
A Marine on duty has no friends.
I could go on and on about how boring duty is, but you already know. At the very least, there’s usually some entertaining shenanigans going on the barracks on a Friday night, but seeing them sober usually means A) you won’t find said shenanigans nearly as entertaining and B) you’re probably on duty. There are some days when being on duty isn’t so bad, like those equally miserable occasions where you spend the day cleaning rifles, inspections, or one of many range days of “Tables 3 and 4.”
Then again, being a Marine means that sometimes getting your wisdom teeth pulled out is the better alternative.
Man, there’s a Terminal Lance for everything isn’t there? It’s kind of cool, really. It’s also kind of crazy to think about how many of these I’ve actually done now. Between the Marine Corps Times and the website, there’s over 400 comic strips readily available to read. You can scroll through #1-286 here and you can buy Terminal Lance: Head Call for Kindle if you want to catch up on Marine Corps Times strips.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about the Kickstarter, like “when is my shipping information going to be collected?” Right now, the money is still being collected from those of you that pledged to the project, when all of the money is collected and I’ve got packages ready to go, I’ll be collecting your info. So give me a couple of weeks to get everything together. With nearly 3000 backers, it’s a lot of information to sort through, but with a major thanks to my good friend Martha, it’s getting done! Fear not, you’ll all get your rewards.
For your weekend safety brief, I’ll leave you with this wisdom:
Don’t do stupid shit.