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Old August 24 2008, 04:05 PM   #31
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Re: Generation Kill

I can't watch it live, but I'll either watch it get rebroadcasted or on demand.
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Old August 24 2008, 06:15 PM   #32
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Re: Generation Kill

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Isn't up the safety position?

But then again - and I just noticed this - when you tag a thread with "guns, killing, war", maybe I shouldn't ask.
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No. Flat pointing out is safe. Up is single shot. Pointing back is either 3 shot burst or full auto, depending on your mode. Unfortunatly, as mine is civilian, I only have the first two positions.
What if you pencil in FULL AUTO and move the switch there? It works for Bugs Bunny.
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Old August 24 2008, 09:42 PM   #33
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Guys,

I've read the book and EVERYTHING that happens in the GK the show, happens in the book. Even Evan Wright is one of the producers/writers and even Fruity Rudy plays himself. Stop looking of a "Hollywoodization" of the war, or some sort of grand agenda. The idea behind GK is how this generation was suppose to sit around eat potato chips and watch TV were somehow transformed into the men you see in GK. And how they became that and what factors caused that.

The only thing inaccuracy which I could remember (my memory is a bit hazy) was Brad's Humvee they got a new gunner or something which they didn't talk about.
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Old August 25 2008, 01:52 AM   #34
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Re: Generation Kill

Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
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Isn't up the safety position?

But then again - and I just noticed this - when you tag a thread with "guns, killing, war", maybe I shouldn't ask.
**goes to look at his**

No. Flat pointing out is safe. Up is single shot. Pointing back is either 3 shot burst or full auto, depending on your mode. Unfortunatly, as mine is civilian, I only have the first two positions.
What if you pencil in FULL AUTO and move the switch there? It works for Bugs Bunny.
Sorry, it doesn't work irl.
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Old August 27 2008, 07:31 AM   #35
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Anyone catch the ending? Such a nice cap to a great series. Everyone's reaction to that video at the end pretty much summed up the whole experience entirely.
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Old August 27 2008, 08:28 AM   #36
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it's a pretty accurate window into the minds of the marines in Iraq, you wouldn't believe some of the shit i've seen (and yes the guard is that reckless, and i have the scars to prove it)
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Old August 27 2008, 03:13 PM   #37
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Amazing ending!
Can't wait for this series on DVD.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:16 PM   #38
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I liked the ending.

I would love to see something on Fallujah.
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Old August 27 2008, 06:26 PM   #39
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I liked the ending.

I would love to see something on Fallujah.
This particular group of Marines wasn't in either of the battles at Fallujah. But, if you're interested in an absolutely riveting book on that battle from the boots-on-the-ground perspective is House to House by David Bellavia.

http://www.amazon.com/House-Soldiers...9857860&sr=1-1

This is one of those war stories you just can't put down.
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Old August 27 2008, 06:50 PM   #40
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Guys,

I've read the book and EVERYTHING that happens in the GK the show, happens in the book. Even Evan Wright is one of the producers/writers and even Fruity Rudy plays himself. Stop looking of a "Hollywoodization" of the war, or some sort of grand agenda.
Well I have to say that kind of surprises me. I guess I really have some misinformed notions about what miltiary life is like. There seemed to be a lot more open insubordination than I would have imagined that the Marine Corps would have tolerated. In at least 2 instances last night, I saw a subordinate officer directly refusing an order from a superior. I just can't imagine that would be tolerated.
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Old August 28 2008, 12:58 AM   #41
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Wow, I liked the last episode a lot. Everything just works perfectly in the series. I'm definitely curious about reading the book (and possibly Fick's book too). I noticed how they referenced that they were both writing books (Wright and Fick).

I wonder why Ray and Rudy got in a fight. I couldn't quite figure that out.
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Old August 28 2008, 01:28 AM   #42
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I've read Fick's book. Well half way, It was $5 at Boarders when I went to NYC.

Regarding the insubordination, the way I justify it (from somebody who has never been near a military base in his life) was that Recon marines are prided on making decisions and smart decisions. And the last part where Godfather talks about why he didn't discipline Capt America sums up exactly why nothing happens to these "bad officers".
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Old August 28 2008, 02:18 AM   #43
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Is the book any good?
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