Don't be the guy in the lookout tower

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jim Nazium, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    If I ever work for a drug cartel or terrorist organization, I'm not going to be the guard who stands on the lookout tower outside the compound. That guy always gets shot first. Why do they even give him a gun? He never gets to fire it. He gets a bullet in the head from a silenced sniper rifle, or maybe a crossbow bolt in the chest.
  2. That job is about the same as being the extra that beams down with capt. Kirk. No room for advancement.
  3. Or the guy in the lookout tower gets a rocket launcher blast and flies out.

    My favorite unnoticed scene in the most recent Star Trek movie was when Kirk fired Scotty then looks at Chekov and says:

    Kirk: "You're the new chief engineer. Go put on a red shirt."

    Chekov just stares blankly, knowing the survival rate is cut in half when wearing red.
  4. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Back in the 70's, I was in officer training with the militia in an infantry unit. I learned that my life expectancy, as a platoon commander in combat, was 6 minutes. Enlightening.
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  6. Randyt

    Randyt Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    Or the guy that takes first watch!!!
  7. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    And never, ever, carry a clipboard...
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    In all my rock and roll action/adventure movies, it's the bass player who gets it first.

    I don't know why.
  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I would add bank security guard. His death usually indicates the beginning of a violent bank heist.

    Except Spinal Tap. ;)
  10. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    That's the first thing I thought of too. It's always the guy in the red shirt!