Tuesday, September 27, 2016

If It Ain't Broke...

...fix it till it is.

The Marine Corps is considering replacing the current recruiting slogan. It's been "The Few, The Proud, The Marines" since 1977. It doesn't fit the narrative and the recruiting direction the Corps is taking.

I'm not opposed to change. I 'm just skeptical about what the advertising team and the perfumed princes in the Pentagon are going to come up with.

But if they want some suggestions, there are pieces of old quotes that I would like to see tried:

1. Marines. Tough as woodpecker lips.
2. Marines. Because it's good to win.
3. Excellence in combat.
4. USMC: The spineless need not apply.
5. No better friend — no worse enemy.
6. Did you want to live forever?
7. First to Fight (an old motto)
8. Honor before glory.
9. Make Friends With Your Rifle.

Feel free to add to the list in the comments. Really funny bad slogans are also welcome.

Perhaps "The New Marines: Political Correctness before Victory"?


matism said...

The new Marines! 6-inch heels, and a faggot to share your foxhole.

genericviews said...

The recruiting commercial they have been running the last couple of years shows the Marines as an international Meals on Wheels. Makes me wonder why we wasted all that money on guns, bombs, jets and tanks.

Guffaw in AZ said...

(in part stolen from the film Air America)

The Marines
The Few, The Proud, The Totally Insane
Thank God we have them!


ShallNOTBeInfringed Original said...

Shouldn't that be "The New Marines: Political Correctness -OR- Victory"?

matism said...

Or how about this one:

The new Marines - enthusiastically packing fudge since 1993!

Ted said...

The new Marines.........well ..... we still have the best Dress Uniforms!

Timmeehh said...

The Marines : career opportunities for women, gays and trannies. Straight white men need not apply.

Unknown said...

Join up. Trophies for participation.

Jerry The Geek said...

Join the United States Marine Corp ... we have cookies!

Comrade Misfit said...

We, the unwilling, led by the incompetent, do the impossible.

LetsPlay said...

@Comrade Misfit: One edit to your great idea!

"We, the unwilling, led by the incompetent, asked to do the impossible, with hands tied behind our backs!"