Mark Elliott
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  • Woodland, WA
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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

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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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Regular Joe replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"For whatever it's worth, there HAVE been loads of couchsurfing nightmares and most of them have been experienced by women. "
4 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I didn't mean to get that metaphysical about it. ;)  I meant something more along the lines of our own biases, prejudices, preconceived notions, reactions to certain types of stimulii, etc. As open-minded and free as we think we are, there…"
8 minutes ago
Matt T. replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I haven't had that much experience posting with Josh, so I'll have to take your word on this.  Stinks to hear such quashing of opposing opinions, but 'tis the power of the internet."
12 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
"Except that jeans are meant to expose the socks unless you're one of those fashioney cuff the jeans to show some ankle kind of guys. "
16 minutes ago
John Muir replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Well, said massacres were what - 15 years ago? 20 years ago? In a large country, with many large law enforcement divisions, abominations, blunders, and miscarriages of justice unfortunately will happen. They're intolerable. They must be studied…"
16 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
""As for jeans, I'm always at a loss as to what color to wear as "matching socks to pants" just seems weird...." Just wear black socks then. Not dress socks. Casual black socks."
17 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
"Casual shoes with shorts . . . I'm not the fashion police but . . . "
17 minutes ago
John Muir replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Not the kind of tactical team needed for a massacre. Just the kind of team appropriate for the work. I know guns and body armor look scary to unarmed people, but in the American public is heavily armed. Rural folks such as myself and this idiot…"
38 minutes ago

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