It was spring break, and Duke’s bucolic campus, in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, was quiet, maybe too quiet.
This often spills into works that depict normal life in the military, more often than not, a higher ranking officer or NCO will randomly scream at the low private and punish him with push-ups or a random exercise. If it wouldn't be a waste of such a damn fine enlisted man, I'd recommend you for OCS, Private Gump!
After the women got up off the floor, according to Flannery, Roberts asked the guys “who was going to step up and take their pants off.
No one would.” Peter Lamade, then 21, from Chevy Chase, Maryland, asked Roberts “if she put objects up her vagina.” Her response, according to Flannery, was “something along the lines of ‘I would put your dick in me, but you’re not big enough.’ ”Lamade then grabbed a broomstick, showed it to Roberts, and said, “Would this do?
In a way, he's the military trainee's equivalent of a Mean Boss, but there's seldom any other type. On kids' TV, this same character is a gym teacher, coach, or other authority figure.
You are nothing but unorganized, grabastic pieces of amphibian shit! But the more you hate me, the more you will learn."His job is simple — turn the bunch of maggot recruits that are the regulars into lean, mean fighting machines. So he gives you Training from Hell, and often seems to revel in it. He will make you drop down and give him 20, 50, or whatever arbitrary number he comes up with. Eventually, you'll hate his guts, which is usually exactly how he wants you to feel. Lee Ermey (who actually was a Marine drill instructor for two years) or a gruff black man (see: Louis Gossett, Jr.).