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Posted: 10/18/2010 9:26:24 PM EDT
A little background on myself real quick.  I've been retired from the Army for 10 years now, I currently work with a contractor, and work in a building with AIT students.  



A few minutes ago, I walked to the latrine to drain the night's coffee.  As I walked past the stalls, I glanced at a magazine laying on the floor in one of the stalls.



It wasn't a Soldier of Fortune, not the latest Sports Illustrated, not Motorcyclist, not Field & Stream, not Guns & Ammo, not Off-Road Trucks, nor a copy of Penthouse, not even a PS magazine.
It was a copy of Cosmopolitan.  



I mean really, Cosmo?  
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:29:07 PM EDT
Sometimes while on the shitter something to read is better than nothing. But I see your point.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:29:19 PM EDT
It's the metrosexual army now!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:30:12 PM EDT
He was holding it for his boyfriend and forgot to give it back.  
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:34:01 PM EDT
You never flogged to Cosmo? for shame...
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:37:11 PM EDT
Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:37:49 PM EDT
Lower standards for higher retention. Just sayin'
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:38:28 PM EDT
Probably a dude entertaning himself with that late night.  Real porn is probably forbidden and considered contraband.  When I was deployed we didn't have maxim for the articles.  Porn was on computers/usb only because there were way too many sgms who didn't have a real job besides fuck with people for having porn.

Hell, this one bored msgt was fucking with a guy because he had a georgia state flag up.  Apparently that was rascist and he tore it down.  Never did find out what happened since we unassed the ao rq since we were e3s.  We had no interest in being around for that shitstorm.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:40:42 PM EDT
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is on hold, so you're bound to find things like that right now.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:43:13 PM EDT
Must be an MI soldier....................................... gathering information.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:43:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mdter:
Probably a dude entertaning himself with that late night.  Real porn is probably forbidden and considered contraband.  When I was deployed we didn't have maxim for the articles.  Porn was on computers/usb only because there were way too many sgms who didn't have a real job besides fuck with people for having porn.

<snip>


This.  Cosmo = poor man's Playboy and isn't considered contraband.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:48:36 PM EDT
Yeah, those young punks in the Army today have it easy, getting their asses blown off in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Your Army" is too busy fighting a couple wars to worry about what kind of women's magazine its soldiers are jerking off to.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 9:49:17 PM EDT
My question is what the fuck was it doing on the floor?

Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:02:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My question is what the fuck was it doing on the floor?




Probably left it on the floor for the next guy and they just collect it in the morning while they shave/piss before formation.  If they're in a bay there's pretty limited private time.

Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:06:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:
Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.


This.

Haven't you seen Heartbreak Ridge?

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Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:08:22 PM EDT
I ask they same question about my Navy.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:13:40 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Moose:



Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:

Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.




This.



Haven't you seen Heartbreak Ridge?



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that was the Marines



 
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:14:08 PM EDT
It's everywhere.  Growing up, I remember men talking about sports, hunting, and politics when they got together.  I remember not being able to wait until I got old enough to talk like them about "adult" things....

I'm 43...still waiting.  All men talk about around here is TV, videogames, and bitch about their home life.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:17:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:

Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:
Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.


This.

Haven't you seen Heartbreak Ridge?

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that was the Marines
 


Ah, but the original script was Army...

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Link Posted: 10/18/2010 10:53:40 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Moose:



Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:




Originally Posted By Moose:


Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:

Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.




This.



Haven't you seen Heartbreak Ridge?



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that was the Marines

 




Ah, but the original script was Army...



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but again they snatch up the fucked up unwanted  cast offs from the Army LOL



 
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 11:19:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:


but again they snatch up the fucked up unwanted  cast offs from the Army LOL
 


Alright, ya got me there...

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Link Posted: 10/18/2010 11:29:11 PM EDT
He was just trying to find out the 10 sex moves that will make your man cry for more.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 11:34:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sixtigers:
It's everywhere.  Growing up, I remember men talking about sports, hunting, and politics when they got together.  I remember not being able to wait until I got old enough to talk like them about "adult" things....

I'm 43...still waiting.  All men talk about around here is TV, videogames, and bitch about their home life.


Well, think about it for a moment. If men got together to talk about politics.......how far could it go when it probably only contained two words, said over and over again.

As far as hunting goes, well, if people are doing less of it, I'd put that down to deforestation first. Sports? Doing them or watching them? If the latter, then they still should be talking about them. If the former......debatable since there are people who play them, do them on an amateur basis. But even in the Regiment, where PT such as running and flag football was daily, I don't recall that we talked about it that much, a quarter of a century ago. We went out and just did it, had fun at it (well, fun in more things than others), but we didn't dwell on it afterwards.

Back to the OP: even a quarter of a century ago, Cosmo was the poor boy's "self satisfaction" motivational material. In the "modern age", I would not be surprised to find restrictions.....but then again, many of my fantasies as a child, before I came across my brother's stash, were fueled by art books and Nat'l Geographic.
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("See, I grew up in places like this, so I just thought it was how people lived... riding around in helicopters.  Learning how to blow shit up. Then, when Mom got busted I got put in a regular school. The other kids were, like, into Nintendo."––John to the Terminator as they select their weapons, (w,stte), "T 2")
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 1:17:47 AM EDT
When I was in basic and AIT porno was verboten. If you think about it, Cosmo is full of hot women, several of which are scantly clad. Call it porn-lite if you will, but I could think of much worse for a soldier in training to be reading than that.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:10:55 AM EDT
At least it wasn't High Times
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:39:36 AM EDT
1. any pages stuck together?  

2.  thar be some high quality motivational photography in cosmo  

3. the perfume samplers can add to the experience.

4. you have forgotten what it's like to be 18.  Too much horny.

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:46:19 AM EDT
Seeing as you are in Virginia you are most likely at FT. Lee or here at Eustis.  Both have a lot of females.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 2:57:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bytor94:
A little background on myself real quick.  I've been retired from the Army for 10 years now, I currently work with a contractor, and work in a building with AIT students.  

A few minutes ago, I walked to the latrine to drain the night's coffee.  As I walked past the stalls, I glanced at a magazine laying on the floor in one of the stalls.

It wasn't a Soldier of Fortune, not the latest Sports Illustrated, not Motorcyclist, not Field & Stream, not Guns & Ammo, not Off-Road Trucks, nor a copy of Penthouse, not even a PS magazine.



It was a copy of Cosmopolitan.  

I mean really, Cosmo?  




Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:12:08 AM EDT
Wait until there are copies of ADVOCATE magazine all over the barracks with Justin Beiber posters.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:17:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
Wait until there are copies of ADVOCATE magazine all over the barracks with Justin Beiber posters.


Or it could be "On Our Backs"!
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"Many of them in bright colors. We have proof that this was printed by the CIA."––Iranian Revolutionary Head Cleric, (w,stte), "Doonesbury")
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:18:42 AM EDT
haha mans army.



Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:23:08 AM EDT
Probably a Sun Tzu fan.

Jane
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:28:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:
Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.


It worked for Gunny Highway . . . why be ashamed??
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:30:09 AM EDT



Originally Posted By bytor94:




It was a copy of Cosmopolitan.  



I mean really, Cosmo?  


Probably fapping to the underwear ads.



 
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:30:32 AM EDT




Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:



Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:

Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.




It worked for Gunny Highway . . . why be ashamed??
lol  hahaha

"Did we nurture each other?"

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:33:00 AM EDT



Originally Posted By PlaneJane:


Probably a Sun Tzu fan.



Jane


Nice.



 
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:36:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mdter:
Originally Posted By GrumpyM4:
My question is what the fuck was it doing on the floor?




Probably left it on the floor for the next guy and they just collect it in the morning while they shave/piss before formation.  If they're in a bay there's pretty limited private time.



I just expected cleanliness standards to be higher.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:38:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CujoTwoOne:
You never flogged to Cosmo? for shame...


^^^^THIS^^^^^
The "AIT students" was a dead giveaway!
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:43:31 AM EDT
You know what's worse than that, When I went to Airborne last year the only magazine at the CQ desk was a copy of Gentleman's Quarterly the most Metrosexual magazine I have ever seen
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:45:08 AM EDT
Out of spec troops tend to be more in touch with their feminine side?









I'm just sayin'  

Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:46:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2010 5:01:14 AM EDT by RDak]
Originally Posted By WGPKlaus:
Out of spec troops tend to be more in touch with their feminine side?



http://media.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/508131/815297.jpg

http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0905/us-army-military-demotivational-poster-1242443008.jpg



I'm just sayin'  



Yeah, and alot of guys here think they are tougher than their WWII counterparts.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/natlib/afc2001001/tifs/3d01888/3d01888v.jpg

Or how about this wimp who wouldn't stand a chance against modern day troops?  (This soldier looks ALOT like my father when he was in WWII.)

http://www.archives.gov/global-pages/larger-image.html?i=/research/ww2/photos/images/thumbnails/ww2-146-l.jpg&c=/research/ww2/photos/images/thumbnails/ww2-146.caption.html
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:47:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By Umbrellacorp:
Now that I think about it... He was probably reading it to do some recon on chicks. Those chick mags can give you some inside info... Not that I would know... I just heard.


This.

Haven't you seen Heartbreak Ridge?

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Just because I agree with you doesn't mean we're going to be swapping spit in the showers in the wee hours of the morning.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:51:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
Probably a Sun Tzu fan.

Jane




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Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:53:39 AM EDT
I've jacked off to Cosmo. Not the best but just saying.....

Originally Posted By bytor94:
A little background on myself real quick.  I've been retired from the Army for 10 years now, I currently work with a contractor, and work in a building with AIT students.  

A few minutes ago, I walked to the latrine to drain the night's coffee.  As I walked past the stalls, I glanced at a magazine laying on the floor in one of the stalls.

It wasn't a Soldier of Fortune, not the latest Sports Illustrated, not Motorcyclist, not Field & Stream, not Guns & Ammo, not Off-Road Trucks, nor a copy of Penthouse, not even a PS magazine.



It was a copy of Cosmopolitan.  

I mean really, Cosmo?  


Link Posted: 10/19/2010 4:59:26 AM EDT
In the movie HeartBreak RIdge, Gunny Highway was reading Cosmo to try to better understand his ex wife and win her back. It's just good recon, against the opposite sex, nothing wrong with that.
Lots of good tips in there, there was an article where women listed the ten worst things a guy could do right after sex, I think number one was to let the dog lick the goo off of their unit.
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:04:27 AM EDT



Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:



Lots of good tips in there, there was an article where women listed the ten worst things a guy could do right after sex, I think number one was to let the dog lick the goo off of their unit.


If you need a magazine to tell you that's a bad idea, you're beyond help.    



 
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:15:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
In the movie HeartBreak RIdge, Gunny Highway was reading Cosmo to try to better understand his ex wife and win her back. It's just good recon, against the opposite sex, nothing wrong with that.
Lots of good tips in there, there was an article where women listed the ten worst things a guy could do right after sex, I think number one was to let the dog lick the goo off of their unit.


He also gave a beer to a clearly metro marine to "shut the hole under his nose."
Link Posted: 10/19/2010 5:17:36 AM EDT
Those things are like sex manuals for soccer moms.  It's not a bad idea to see what freak style they're promoting this month!
Link Posted: 10/29/2010 2:32:51 AM EDT
The Republic may be saved!



This morning there was a copy of 4 Wheel and off road magazine, and a copy of Excellence magazine in the latrine.
There is still hope.    
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