"Man, That Recruiter is Aggressive!"
I was just telling some friends that I really enjoyed the recent Doonesbury sequence where young Alex Doonesbury talks to an Army Recruiter
, horrifying her Dad and Stepmom Kim
, who then try to keep the guy out of their house
. It was funny and seemed perfectly exagerated for comedic effect--making fun of all the young Alexes for being so easily swayed by a signing bonus, affectionately ribbing a properly enthusiastic recruiter, and mocking her somewhat conservative Dad for his sudden apathy to the military. Sadly, it turns out it wasn't an exxageration but an understatement: check out this CBS news story about 17-year old high school journalist David McSwane
and the tapes he made of his local recruiter (in Golden, CO) giving him advice on how to fake a diploma and fake out a drug test. Well, if the Army won't be recruiting this kid soon, I hope a college with a good daily paper will be. Link from Rishi.