I have realized that some of the brotherhood who have seen the running dialogue over many threads between a certain moderator and myself (whom I shall not name to protect his identity)**_ regarding Marines and crayons may not know what we are debating.
Let me inform you…
@Wedge is a naval officer and a gentleman, a title bestowed upon him by the President of the United States. (And since that title comes from a politician then of course it must be true!) At some point in his career he must have mistaken the intent of the sincere, inspirational messages and pictures us Marines like to draw on navy helicopters and ship bulkheads to boost the spirits of our naval comrades.
Let me explain that Marines worry about our navy service members and take our responsibility to guard and protect them seriously. It is kinda like how an older brother looks out for his kid sister. And being that kind and compassionate “older brother figure” we know what our “little sisters” in the navy like…so we draw penises on their ships and aircraft to brighten their day!
In the navy if you serve in any capacity with the Marines you get a medal. In the Marines if you serve with the navy you get…uh, well you do get “soft serve ice cream!”
And if after a hard day of manly combat protecting our little sisters in the navy from the bad guys with guns; some poor, weary Marine might have mistaken a box of crayons for our issued MREs (and not noticed the difference) I would urge our “sister service” to not be so harsh in their criticism.
For when all hell breaks loose and shit is hitting the fan and their are hostiles “in the wire” just find that calm Marine, run up to him and give him your ammo. (Because besides the occasional crayon all he really needs is more bullets, for that is the one thing that makes him happy!) And that Marine will protect you and show his appreciation for the support of his “sister service” by leaving you endearing messages!
So hopefully I have educated all of the brotherhood about why @Wedge and I are rambling on about crayons and such.
P.S. This excludes Navy Corpsman…they are cool with us jarheads, and any Marine “worth his salt” will make sure a corpsman NEVER buys his own beer!