Mark Elliott
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Mark Elliott replied to RiotReiben's discussion Manly advice for short guys?
"Move to Mexico.  You'll be a giant."
Sep 12, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Hank Rutherford Hill's discussion Joining the military?
"The military can help you with your civilian career if your career goal aligns with the military's needs.  My stepson was a pretty good driver by the time he was 16.  He started driving delivery trucks right out of high school. …"
Sep 12, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Hank Rutherford Hill's discussion Joining the military?
"I should have clarified that point.  I only said to be prepared to be treated that way.  It has a purpose.  They have to break down the individual personality and cultural differences and replace those with a common culture that…"
Sep 9, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Lynn Jones's discussion What is a manly job for 15 year olds
"First of all, it is manly to work.  It is not manly to not work.  There is honor in work.  There is dishonor in laziness.  The seemingly lowest employee of a McDonald's cleaning toilets stands a mile above the slickest…"
Sep 9, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Hank Rutherford Hill's discussion Joining the military?
"I was never in the military.  I grew up as a "military brat."  (And I was a real brat too.)  My dad served in the USAF and Vietnam.  My granddad served in the Army and WWI.  My great granddad served in the…"
Sep 9, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Alex Romo's discussion What's your manly hobby?
"It changes from month to month, or season to season.  I just spent about three months figuring out how to get a razor sharp edge on almost any knife.  Before that I learned how to drop a squirrel at 10 yards with a BB pistol.  Before…"
Sep 6, 2013
Mark Elliott replied to Frost's discussion surviving anywhere.
"Where there's a will, there's a way.  But, knowledge is important.  Watch one episode of "Naked and Afraid" (Discovery Channel.)  Then you'll learn that the #1 physical need is clothing and shoes. …"
Sep 6, 2013
Mark Elliott is now a member of Art of Manliness
Jul 18, 2013

Profile Information

Interests
playing musical instruments, shooting pistols, sharpening carbon steel knives, the US e-con-o-me, ways to do things more simply and less expensively
Books
the bible, everything written by John G. Fuller, everything written by David Hatcher Childress, apocalyptic fiction
Movies
Aliens (sci-fi & Vietnam rolled into one film), The Stand, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, Jarhead, The Day After, Threads, The Road
Music
modern worship music, nearly everything on the radio between 1970 and 1990
Quote
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" George Santayana

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Jack Bauer replied to Jack Bauer's discussion The Everyday Badass ...
"Nice ... JB"
4 minutes ago
David replied to Joshua's discussion What is your career?
"After putting myself through college working in the marine industry I earned a BA in polisci then applied to law school and was accepted.  Decided that I really didn't want to be an attorney so i returned to the marine industry and worked…"
6 minutes ago
Michael Faddis posted a discussion

Howdy, Who's the fellow owns this s***hole?

Much obliged to everyone maintaining this site.  Great workmfSee More
8 minutes ago
Kit the Odd replied to Jack Bauer's discussion The Everyday Badass ...
"Here's a couple followups on the truck guy.  Not only did a repair shop fix it for free (~$7000) but tricked it out a bit as well (~$15,000). No word on any legal issues related to the stop…"
17 minutes ago
George Henry Robbins III replied to Joshua's discussion What is your career?
"If you love the supermarket and potentially want to open your own place stay with it, it's your life. The only opinion that matters is yours. Worked for AT&T for 25 years and hated it, but the money and benefits were great. Left and went to…"
49 minutes ago
Michael Faddis replied to Jack Brenner's discussion 6 Month Anniversary
"Keep the lady happy.  If your a man that actually cares about the date - you may be in the wrong forum. "
54 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
"I didn't say they were fighting for democracy.  Sparta wasn't at all democratic. JB"
1 hour ago
Vytautas replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
"Probably merits a longer response, but the Spartans were not fighting for "democracy" (whatever that means in ancient Greece or the modern West), nor did Thermopylai allow the growth of democracy, either at Athens or elsewhere."
1 hour ago

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