imfdb.org  

Go Back   imfdb.org > The Forum > Off Topic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #741  
Old 10-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Evil Tim's Avatar
Evil Tim Evil Tim is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The surface of the sun
Posts: 740
Default

Why can't women just wear the men's caps?
Reply With Quote
  #742  
Old 10-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The failed state of California
Posts: 2,149
Default

^Exactly. Make them all wear the "male" cover. Problem solved. It's not like the same arguments as gender-specific uniforms apply here (though most female servicemen seem to think these are a waste of time and budget, too), since men and women all have the same basic shape of head.

But that makes too much common sense.
__________________
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead

Last edited by Spartan198; 10-25-2013 at 09:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #743  
Old 10-25-2013, 12:50 PM
The Wierd It's Avatar
The Wierd It The Wierd It is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in England.
Posts: 325
Default

Because the CMC has his head up his arse and doesn't seem to realise that saving money is a good thing.
__________________
You seem nervous... Is it the accent? Do you want to know how I got it?

There's only one explanation for everything that's happened to me so far: This universe is trolling me.
Reply With Quote
  #744  
Old 10-25-2013, 02:06 PM
SPEMack618 SPEMack618 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 742
Default

In regards to why can't the women wear men's dress covers, to quote the girl who works in the Bde PAO shop,

"Those things looking effing' stupid."

I can't believe this is what the Jarheads are worried about immediately following sequestration.
__________________
I like to think, that before that Navy SEAL double tapped bin Laden in the head, he kicked him, so that we could truly say we put a boot in his ass.
Reply With Quote
  #745  
Old 10-26-2013, 06:02 AM
BlackIce_GTS BlackIce_GTS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 88
Default

"so “girly” that they would make the French blush."
Somehow, I don't think so.
This is what the French (~=)Marines wear:

On the other hand, they also have this uniform, which I think looks fairly snappy;
Reply With Quote
  #746  
Old 10-26-2013, 06:22 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The failed state of California
Posts: 2,149
Default

Let's just conveniently leave out the fact that US Army Special Forces took a piece of French women's fashion and turned it into the ultimate symbol of manliness and badassery on the face of the earth.



__________________
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead
Reply With Quote
  #747  
Old 10-26-2013, 08:33 AM
The Wierd It's Avatar
The Wierd It The Wierd It is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in England.
Posts: 325
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spartan198 View Post
Let's just conveniently leave out the fact that US Army Special Forces took a piece of French women's fashion and turned it into the ultimate symbol of manliness and badassery on the face of the earth.



But only because they nicked it from the Royal Marines, who'd already done that.
__________________
You seem nervous... Is it the accent? Do you want to know how I got it?

There's only one explanation for everything that's happened to me so far: This universe is trolling me.
Reply With Quote
  #748  
Old 10-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The failed state of California
Posts: 2,149
Default

They made it look much more badass than those USMC wannabes ever could.
__________________
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead
Reply With Quote
  #749  
Old 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM
The Wierd It's Avatar
The Wierd It The Wierd It is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in England.
Posts: 325
Default

Still hate the Rangers for stealing the Tan Beret off of the SAS.
__________________
You seem nervous... Is it the accent? Do you want to know how I got it?

There's only one explanation for everything that's happened to me so far: This universe is trolling me.
Reply With Quote
  #750  
Old 10-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The failed state of California
Posts: 2,149
Default

Was messing around in Google Earth and thought I'd check out Area 51. Low and behold, look what I find: four black F-16s.



Just for comparison, here's a trio of F-16s sporting the standard "low visibility" grey paint job on the tarmac at Edwards.



You can see a visible color difference. I was quite surprised at this find. I'm obviously not suggesting aliens are piloting them or anything, but I'm certainly intrigued. Testing some kind of stealth coating maybe?
__________________
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead

Last edited by Spartan198; 10-27-2013 at 12:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.