Wednesday, October 11, 2006

US Army Changes Slogans

The US Army is abandoning its slogan "An Army of One", (what's that supposed to mean, anyway?) and replacing it by "Army Strong". My suggestion for a recruiting phrase is this You and What Army?.


Blogger RichM said...

I would have preferred "An Army of the Square Root of Negative One," but that's probably just me.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

"Army Strong?" What? Who's supposed to be grunting this, Tarzan?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Daryl McCullough said...

Rich: So you're saying a completely imaginary army. That would certainly be cheaper than our current one.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

An imaginary army would be cheaper? I'm not so sure. STD certainly has not been cheap.

12:53 PM  
Blogger RichM said...

You're probably referring to a different usage of "STD" from the one I am thinking of.

"An Army of One" always made me think that they were saying "you'll be out there without backup, buddy." I think "Army Strong" must be like Livestrong of the Lance Armstrong rubber bracelets fame. All the kids love that.

I don't know whether an imaginary army is cheaper or whether you just run up a huge imaginary budget deficit to run it. One thing is for certain though: if you multiply it by itself, you end up with negative troops.

When it comes to the top levels of defense policy, I believe we need to turn to irrational numbers.

5:47 PM  

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