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12/16/2010 Critics Review of Patterson's Heinlein Biography 
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jarheads are MARINES

In my long ago days of being a navy brat marines were the kids they kept at the gate of the base to make sure no one stole the ships.


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i stand corrected on a few points here :) no problem as the father of 5 and as teens they have corrected me on may an occasion so have grown a thick hide

point 1) i mis-spoke when writing RAH was a west point graduate- that correction i obviously deserved - it is my own and others common knowledge RAH was a midshipomen at the naval academy at annapolis !

point 2) yep a jarhead is a us marine- i understand my previous "west point" mis-statement may have led others to believe i may be repeating my errors- not in this case- my mistake was simply not qualifying my statement for those of so little faith j/k- i assumed (common knowledge) that all , including myself, understood what a jarhead was and needed no further definition

point 3) i bravely offered that bill's bio of RAH was written towards sci fi /RAH fandom - i stand corrected by the author- LOL no defense here- my very humble opinion was proferred only

that damn "kick me" sign gets me everytime !! LMAO

the defense rests/retreats/retires/skeedaddles

nick

ps audrey- another barb hurled at sailors was "gob"- if i'm to believe my army drill sargeant there are more than a few slang nouns, adjectives, etc which apply specifically to a soldier- none i can use in polite company :)


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Nick, I can certainly understand how an ex-soldier like you could mistakenly type "West Point" when you obviously meant "Annapolis."

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LOL i'll blame the west point crack on a senior moment or my enthusiasm to post something :) i generally proof my postings before i throw them out there (knowing the very high intelligence and experience levels of the many members)- this one slipped through the cracks however- the rejoinder reminded me of a past teacher giving me knobbies all the way to the principle's office :) well deserved - LOL if i can do nothing else, i'm usually good for a brooohaw or three or four- oh yeah, you already know that from the old nitro forum days !

super glues the kick me sign upon my derierre

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Sorry, one and all; I got home and checked e-mail and then crashed in exhaustion from a long and stressful day.


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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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Those that can't do or teach, critique.


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