• snooggums@midwest.social
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    He wears the jacket so that people don’t assume that walking a couple of corgies means he is secure in his masculinity.

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      I proudly display my love of my corgis by wearing a corgi riding a dinosaur in front of a rainbow on a muscle shirt when I take one for a walk.

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      I’ve just never understood that whole concept. I have a penis, I consider myself a man. Anyone looking at me would assume I was a man. Why do I need to prove it?

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        Having a penis isn’t even a requirement, since even homophobes have to admit that someone losing their penis to injury is still a man.

        Once the penis requirement is out of the way, being a man just comes down to presentation and self identity.

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          I only put the penis part for idiots like him. As far as I’m concerned, if you tell me you’re a man, I’ll agree with you.

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        That’s the point: people like Rock “The Dwayne” Johnson don’t have to wear aggro jackets like the Y’all Qaeda warrior above.

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    There is an inverse relationship between what someone has accomplished while in the military and how much they brag about it after they get out.

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      Yep. The only time I even mention my service is when it’s relevant to the conversation (it rarely is). I’ve known people for years that don’t know I was in.

      I have a friend who is a pretty good guy generally, but he mentions that he was in the Marines within 5 minutes of meeting someone. He washed out less than a month after boot camp because someone accidentally made his trick knee jump through a hoop.

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        What does it mean to make someone’s trick knee jump through a hoop?

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          The other poster answered what it means in this context. But in a broader context a trick knee means that the kneecap can pop out of place causing the knee to buckle because it can’t support their weight.

          Making it jump through a hoop means making it perform the aforementioned trick. It’s just dumb wordplay that comes from one of the tricks pet owners teach their dog, namely jumping through a hoop.

          The story I got was that there was some sort of horseplay and someone accidentally clipped his leg causing him to collapse and eventually led to a medical discharge. I choose to believe him even though my good sense tells me he just used an old injury to get out because he couldn’t hack it.

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            Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m going to assume you’re on the left side of the political spectrum given context here in this thread. If so, were you one when you were in the military? If not, what was it like being predominantly surrounded by these gung-ho sorts of people? There has long been part of me who feels I’d thrive in a military environment, but I don’t think I could ever have joined here. Would’ve been in some place like Germany or Canada, maybe.

            Part of the reason I ask is I went to my cousin’s retirement ceremony from the navy and booooy were some of those fuckers brain-dead MAGA morons EXTREMELY upset that the Biden administration was incorporating ethics on inclusion for trans and the like. People like this are an embarrassment to me and I wouldn’t be caught dead in a foxhole beside someone like that, depending on them with my life.

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              I don’t know about now, but when I was in the military I didn’t run into these types often. They existed, but less commonly than in my civilian life back in Podunk Hillbilly Land. Most of us were just trying to get our job done and have a good time, not generally in that order. We didn’t really discuss politics.

              My buddy lived near the nuke school in South Carolina a couple of years ago. He said the folks that came out drinking from the school were not what you’d think. There were activists trying to bring about change and give a voice to the students, at least one enby, some cornfed cowboy dude that was very protective of his gay friends to the point of fighting a civilian over drunk comments, and a douchey looking guy who hung out with them.

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                Well that’s honestly nice to hear. It seems at least under dems the military is really trying to attract a different sort of people; I know they have goals to recruit more highly-educated people from the outset.

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              Whether you’re surrounded by them depends a lot on your rank. My brother is Navy here in Australia. He’s not a clever guy, and he’s on the right.

              However, I’ve met some of the people he worked with in leadership positions, and they’re at worst centrist (or at least know how to keep quiet for the sake of being amicable)

              That’s not to say being smarter innoculates you against a culture of indoctrination, but it does seem to be strongest at the low end of the spectrum.

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        Mine comes up in conversation a bit more often, but mostly in relation to travel, because I got to see some cool places while floating around on a boat.

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      Yep, the ones that brag after their service usually haven’t done dick while they were in. Also, a good way to spot a bullshitter is simply asking what their MOS number was.

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          It’s codes the military uses to identify your job and job description. Each has their own sets of rules and procedures, and personnel use specific terminology when in a specific job field. That’s why it’s easy to spot a bullshitter.

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            Yeah, but the Airman know what people mean when they ask, because no one else knows what an Air Force Specialty Code is outside of us.

            I usually just dumb it down if a Marine or Soldier asks my Mos and say that I was in IT because I’m not sure that they can handle any words that aren’t acronyms.

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              Just talk slow and enunciate, and if steam starts coming out of their ears, throw them some crayons to munch on and you’ll be fine.

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        Unless they were in the Navy. I don’t remember ever actually using the NEC code for my job. It used to be 3373 (I think, don’t quote me on that) but I know they changed it to a new format recently.

        I left as ETN2. Maybe it was different for other rates. A lot of the things we did were “special” because we were a bunch of really smart morons.

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        Also, a good way to spot a bullshitter is simply asking what their MOS number was.

        Sounds American.

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          It’s is. Each military designates their members by the operational (occupational) specialty. Each Service does it different. For example, Navy doesn’t use MOS in conversation, Army does.

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      Yea, “accomplished,” right. Or maybe the more lives you ruin, the less you brag about it.

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    He should be walking a pair of chihuahuas to match the attitude of a whole lot of barking and no bite.

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    Conservatives forget that they aren’t the only ones that applies to. They think all the people they want to hurt are just going to lay down and let it happen despite violent histories of all stripes among those demographics.

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      Sorta like how the Black Panthers and Malcom X advocated Black people arming themselves or Leftist militias, they (the Right) think we’ll just cower in fear when they decide to come for us. I’m 100% for non-violence, but if you come after me I will defend myself.

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        I’m about 75% for violence because I’m a lunatic who would always knock down the 300s in any weather but I’m 25% against it because my dumb ass misses the 50s sometimes and I know Urban ops are in that range.

        Also because war is absolute hell on the best days and something I hope I never need to show any proficiency in again.

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          I’m the opposite with a rifle, but a goddamn surgeon with a 240B. And yeah I too hope to never need that skillset again. If I’m on a gun again though then something has gone horribly wrong and somebody should send help.

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      They think no leftists are into guns because leftists have other things going on other than making “guns” their entire personality.

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        I know some leftists who fit the ammosexual definition. The right just ignores their existence though.

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    Those are trained attack corgis. They may look cute, but their itty bitty widdle teefies can rip apart your throat if you so much as look at them wrong. When you’re watching their little fluffy butts when they walk, they just see you as a target. Just today’s hit. One signal, one word - and it’s over. You’ve been mauled to death by adorable attack sausages.

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      After closer inspection, I suspect that this is a Photoshop. The lettering does not warp correctly to the shape of the jacket, although a lot of attention to detail has been taken to make it look like it does. But when you pointed out that it’s off center, I also noticed there’s little or no shading on any of the letters, the color is far too consistent for the wear pattern of that jacket, and the lighting doesn’t match

      You noticing that it was off-center made me realize that, it’s off-center because whoever Photoshop that label on the jacket did not properly warp the text at the top to make it centered

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        No I think the “forgot” in the bottom right shows it’s real. That’d be a heck of a wrinkle to fold in if they didn’t care about it.

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          There is some warping, like, they tried, but they did a lazy job. Look at the left edge: it’s perfectly straight. It wouldn’t be on a jacket like that.

          They clearly used the ‘overlay’ mode to capture some of the lighting and texture differences, but that only does so much without proper warping.

          Edit: compare it to this, which is a real print. zoom in and check out the edges, the texture, the fitting. OP’s meme is a shoop.

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            I dont think it is. ELA shows no obvious alterations, and the person is clearly wearing the jacket crooked to the right (Look at the sleeve lines, left side is on top of the shoulder right side is on the side of the shoulder)

            The print isnt off-center, the whole jacket is.

            Edit: got my lefts and rights wrong.

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              sorry, I mean… you’re not wrong in your observations, it’s just that this is clearly to me (30+ years as a graphic designer doing this sort of stuff) like a shoop. It’s a good shoop, but I’m experienced enough to see the flaws/shortcomings that fool most everyone, but, to my eye, gives it away.

              And mine would be better. (Which, I realize, I will now have to prove— but doing this properly would take hours, so don’t hold your breath. I’ll post the results later.)

              Until then, enjoy this from many years ago:

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                I used to do screen printing on shirts and made digital mock-ups of the printed designs in photoshop (GIMP, actually) and I have done some work for strangers in reddit /photoshoprequest. This looks too good for a meme edit IMO but I cant compete against 30 years of experience, specially when I just learned by clicking around lol, so I’ll take your word for it. I just commented because I kinda enjoy photo forensics and learning how things are made.

                And mine would be better. (Which, I realize, I will now have to prove…

                Please dont, you shouldnt subject yourself to that kind of torture work just for a silly internet argument.

                Until then, enjoy this from many years ago:

                I’m just curious; Why was the easel moved?

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                  Ok, I won’t, lol

                  The lower-left quadrant is where most of the sins lie. As if the person who made this was going clockwise and just kinda gave up towards the end.

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      Because making it centered takes care and attention and they are to macho for caring 💪💪

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    What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Corgi Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Cat-a, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in german shepherd warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US canine forces. You are nothing to me but just another treat. I will wipe you the fuck out with pawcision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of staffies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, cat-boy. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can have zoomies anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare paws. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Kennel Club and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little bad-dog. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “catty” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have worn your fucking cone. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

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    Low effort move. Easier to advertise something on your clothing rather than have to negotiate a settlement with someone verbally.

    Enjoy your corgis peace buddy.