Thursday, December 30, 2010

Iconic Marine Sets Career on Fire

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 — Why, the casual visitor might ask, has it been so long since we’ve posted here?

Well, we’ve been waiting for something as juicy as this, that’s why: videotape of Geico Insurance spokesperson R. Lee Ermey setting his career on fire in front of a live audience. We discovered this while perusing Reddit just now. We should have been wrapping up our latest outrage, which is due at the printer’s in less than 19 hours. What can we say? We’re bad.

Here’s a link to the original post at Windy City Watch, or just click on the picture above for the full video.

Or, to avoid a couple of minutes of extraneous music, just click on the arrow below for the audio of Ermey’s rant. The red meat portion of it starts at about 1:03 and goes to 2:00. We left his intro about Toys for Tots in there for context.

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Or, you could take advantage of our fetish for transcription, and just read what Ermey said starting at the 1:03 point:
“… it’s time for Tots for Tots …
“I got to tell you folks, we’re having a big problem this year.
“The economy really sucks.

“Now, I hate to point fingers at anybody but the present administration probably had a lot to do with that.
“And the way I see it they’re not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees. So I think we should all rise up, and we should stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country.

“They’re driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us, and that’s exactly what they’re doing and I’m sick and damned tired of it and I know you are too.

“But I know that the Marine Corps is going to be here forever — this administration won’t. Semper Fi. God bless you all. Hoorah.”

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