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    Best Come Back Line Ever!!

    The Best Comeback Line Ever
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Marine Corp's General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio
    the
    >>>>> other day and you have to read his reply to the lady who
    interviewed
    >>>>> him concerning guns and children.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love
    >>>>> this!!!!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a
    >>>>> portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female
    >>>>> broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to
    >>>>> sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are
    you
    >>>>> going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing,
    canoeing,
    >>>>> archery, and shooting.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible,
    isn't
    >>>>> it?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly
    >>>>> supervised on the rifle range.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly
    >>>>> dangerous activity to be teaching children?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them
    >>>>> proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become
    violent
    >>>>> killers.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> GENERAL REINWALD: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a
    >>>>> prostitute, but you're not one, are you?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The radio went silent and the interview ended.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You gotta love the Marines.
    >>>>>
    >
    >
    >
    Giggity giggity Goo!

    Glen Quagmire,Family Guy, Pick any Episode

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    that was great
    " The hardest thing about disarming an armed suspect is not slipping on your own shit "

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    Sorry to bust your bubble Hardnose....
    http://www.snopes.com/military/reinwald.htm


    Origins: As
    great a tale as this is, it's pure fabrication. It began life in 1999, purportedly about an "LTG Reinwald" of the US Army. In 2001 it reappeared, this time attributed to "Marine Corps General Reinwald."

    The U.S. Army denies that there is a Lieutenant General Reinwald and chalks the whole thing up as a hoax. (Which is as logic dictated all along; if an armed forces spokesperson ever gave voice to a sexist remark likening a female interviewer to a prostitute, that officer would soon be called upon to make a very public apology as well as face charges within ranks for conduct unbecoming.)

    National Public Radio had this to say about the matter:


    We are aware of an erroneous story posted on the Free Republic Website, and possibly elsewhere, which mentions a supposed interview between an unnamed NPR reporter and a U.S Army Lieutenant General Reinwald. The story is false the dialogue mentioned was not an NPR interview, and it never aired on any NPR program.
    Those who like their guns and who believe responsible gun ownership begins with teaching young people the right way to handle firearms at an early age have a great fondness for this story. As well they should, because this anecdote illustrates in a humorous way the difference between having the ability to do something and that ability dictating life choices.

    The "Reinwald" story existed as a joke as far back as October 1997 when it appeared on a number of web pages in the following form:


    Excerpt from a recent live radio interview on one of the regional Welsh stations:
    A female newscaster is interviewing the leader of a Youth club:

    Interviewer: So, Mr. Jones, what are you going to do with these children on this adventure holiday?

    Mr Jones: We're going to teach them climbing, abseiling, canoeing, archery, shooting...

    Interviewer: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible isn't it?

    Jones: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the range.

    Interviewer: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    Jones: I don't see how, we will be teaching them proper range discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    Interviewer: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

    Jones: Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute but you're not one are you?

    Needless to say, the interview was terminated almost immediately.

    Notice the differences that have taken place between the two tellings:


    "Abseiling" has been taken out of the Americanized version (probably because whoever altered the text didn't know it was a rock climbing term meaning rappelling down rock faces).

    A Welsh youth club leader called Mr. Jones has been transformed in a named Lieutenant General in the American army.

    Welsh children (presumably boys and girls) have become American Boy Scouts.

    A regional Welsh radio station has become the National Public Radio in the United States.
    If there's still any doubt someone took a joke set in Wales and changed details to Americanize it, look to the Reinwald version given in the example. Although the term "adventure holiday" is common in Britain, one would never hear it used in North America.

    Looks like whoever altered the text missed that one.

    No anecdote is so good that it cannot be improved upon, and that appears to be what happened here. To give the story its proper "oomph," having the telling remark issue from a mere youth club leader wouldn't do. But make the man with the snappy comeback a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army, and the story becomes ever so much more tellable.

    The key element of the Reinwald legend has appeared in other tales. Observe the form it took in this story, which was told as a joke, not as an event that actually happened.


    [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
    A couple went on vacation to a fishing resort up north. The husband liked to fish at the crack of dawn. The wife liked to read.

    One morning the husband returned after several hours of fishing and decided to take a short nap. Although she wasn't familiar with the lake, the wife decided to take the boat out.

    She rowed out a short distance, anchored, and returned to reading her book. Along came the sheriff in his boat. He pulled up alongside her and said, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"

    "Reading my book" she replies as she thinks to herself, "Isn't it obvious?"

    "You're in a restricted fishing area," he informed her.

    "But officer, I'm not fishing. Can't you see that?"

    "Yes, but you have all the equipment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."

    "If you do that, I'll have to charge you with rape," snapped the irate woman.

    "But, I haven't even touched you," groused the sheriff.

    "Yes, that's true," she replied, "but you do have all the equipment."

    MORAL: Never argue with a woman who knows how to read.
    A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..

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    Whew,e-man why dont you just take the wind out of our sails, But you gotta admit,its' worth remembering for possible use someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Whew,e-man why dont you just take the wind out of our sails, But you gotta admit,its' worth remembering for possible use someday
    DAMN skippy its still accurate right???
    A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..

    Lightning crashes a new mother cries, her placenta falls to the floor. The angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in before the doctor can even close the door..
    The views and comments of E-man are mine and mine alone and therefore might not reflect the views of others or people in my current department. As such since this is still America I can post what I want without fear of retribution. I think.

    RIP Eric

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    Oh well it was good while it lasted.

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    Not bad, but I prefer the one allegedly said by Winston Churchill at a dinner.

    "You sir, are drunk!" "Yes, madam and you are ugly, but in the morning I shall be sober!"
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    I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!

    It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!

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    I like the theme. Being interested in tech as much as anything in particular, I'm finding the DRM implementations follow the line of thinking represented in this fictional interview.

    All people not using the right mix of certified digital equipment are pirates.

    All people with guns are crazed killers. All women are prostitutes. Yup. That's about where tech is going.

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    Ahoy there bug eyed beast. How be ye me hearty. If what ye say be the case then I guess I be a pirate...
    "Where's your towel Arthur?" -Ford Prefect

    "You! On your knees!" -Green Jello

    Some take delight in the carriages a rollin'
    and some take delight in the hurley and the bowlin',
    I take delight in the juice of the barley,
    and courtin' pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early...


    "You are, without a doubt, the worst pirate I've ever heard of..." Cmdre. Norrington "Ah, but you have heard of me." Capt. Jack Sparrow

    Warning my statements do not reflect the policies, procedures or views of my agency. As a matter of fact, they think I'm just as nuts as you do, so shove it and blow it out of your fart tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticCop View Post
    Ahoy there bug eyed beast. How be ye me hearty. If what ye say be the case then I guess I be a pirate...
    Ahhhh....my favorite dark lord.....you most definitely ARE a pirate. That's why I like you so much!
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    TY PR... Piratey goodness is a specialty!
    "Where's your towel Arthur?" -Ford Prefect

    "You! On your knees!" -Green Jello

    Some take delight in the carriages a rollin'
    and some take delight in the hurley and the bowlin',
    I take delight in the juice of the barley,
    and courtin' pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early...


    "You are, without a doubt, the worst pirate I've ever heard of..." Cmdre. Norrington "Ah, but you have heard of me." Capt. Jack Sparrow

    Warning my statements do not reflect the policies, procedures or views of my agency. As a matter of fact, they think I'm just as nuts as you do, so shove it and blow it out of your fart tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CelticCop View Post
    TY PR... Piratey goodness is a specialty!
    I know.
    I just finished reading your piece...again. LOL.
    I am going to go play, now.
    I think you know what I mean, you pirate, you!

    Sigh......
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    "WHAT canary?"

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    So, if you just got done reading it again, does that mean you're done editing? If so, when can I expect it in my inbox? PM me and let me know which address you're sending it to.

    That's not piratey... That's a crazy man in a Kilt! Tell me ya left in the fight...
    "Where's your towel Arthur?" -Ford Prefect

    "You! On your knees!" -Green Jello

    Some take delight in the carriages a rollin'
    and some take delight in the hurley and the bowlin',
    I take delight in the juice of the barley,
    and courtin' pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early...


    "You are, without a doubt, the worst pirate I've ever heard of..." Cmdre. Norrington "Ah, but you have heard of me." Capt. Jack Sparrow

    Warning my statements do not reflect the policies, procedures or views of my agency. As a matter of fact, they think I'm just as nuts as you do, so shove it and blow it out of your fart tube.

 

 

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