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Terminal Lance #301 “Friends of Benefits”


More than once, I’ve had people tell me they don’t really plan on using their GI Bill.

“I dunno, I just don’t like school.”

“I’ve got a buddy back home that’s gonna hook me up with a job.”

“I’m an idiot.”

These are the kinds of responses I get, all of which border on legally retarded. Here’s the thing: in today’s world, the college degree is the new high school diploma. You really need one if you plan on doing anything outside of a regular blue collar job. Now, of course there’s absolutely nothing wrong with blue collar work, but you’re literally being handed an opportunity to do absolutely anything. Yeah, college can be lame and you’ll be surrounded by some spoiled shitheads that you can’t relate to, but you’ll also learn a lot, you’ll meet some great new people that don’t suck, and it’s a great way to ease back into civilian life without the pressure of needing to find a job.

Even if you have absolutely no ambition upon exiting the Marine Corps, college is a great place for you to chill out for 4 years until you figure out what it is you want to do when you grow up. Compared to the Marine Corps, it’s really not that hard and you’ll walk away with a bachelor’s degree at the end of the day.

So really, you have no excuse.

Also, why is it that whenever someone has a ‘buddy back home’ that’s going to give them a job, it’s always the most obscure shit you’ve ever heard of?

“Yeah my buddy back home installs window-lining on firetrucks, he makes $8,234 an hour.”

Maybe I just need more buddies.

On a different note, the Marine featured next to Abe is none other than Kickstarter backer Jacob Olsen. Jacob, along with 34 others, backed their way into being drawn into a Terminal Lance comic strip. For those of you waiting to be drawn in, please be advised that you’ll be stylized and put into whatever comic scenario I need you for, so don’t be surprised if you’re sucking a minotaur dick or something for the sake of the joke.

Infantry Marine turned Combat Artist turned animator turned bestselling author turned dad.

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