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Re: Big Brother Canada Season 8
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2020, 18:37:48 »
I think the danger is not that people realize that there are some people like him in the CAF, but that they then think we're all like this tool.

Worst cast, people who watch Big Bro form this opinion and the rest of society moves on with their lives. People have short memories and will forget about him very quickly. Seeing the PAO or his CoC spin in circles over this for any kind of damage control will be the real show. I think any publicity the CF gets these days that isn't negative is a win. This kid is harmless.
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Re: Big Brother Canada Season 8
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2020, 19:22:32 »
MJP, you clearly spent some NDHQ TD time in the Rideau Centre food court and saw some pretty Stirling examples of uniforms under extreme pressure! ;)

Seriously though, the kid’s being a kid and anyone who’s watching Big Brother (of any country) probably has no opinion to form about the CAF other than the novelty of finding out that Canada actually had a military. For all the ire being thrown out by many, I’d love to see how the low on the totem pole new Pte(T)s or Cpls puffed up their chests at Sassy’s, or the Roz...I’m sure there were more than a few cringe-worthy moments that happened there...just that there was no life-CCTV at the time.

Frankly, given how some shoddy PAO work has come recently (hello Cdn Army Instagram, for ex.), the kid is a lot further away from crossing the line out of his lane than many supposed professionals.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2020, 11:50:36 »
Earthquake Annie’s....now that takes me back, TU! Heck, I may even have seen you doing some Sub 84 runs! Lol

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2020, 17:21:30 »
I'm Captain Carl Gustof and I fly the CF98

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2020, 17:26:14 »
Just wait til they all get released from the house into the real life survival scenario of a decimated post-COVID wasteland, and they all think it's just a continuation of the show. :D
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2020, 22:01:41 »
Just wait til they all get released from the house into the real life survival scenario of a decimated post-COVID wasteland, and they all think it's just a continuation of the show. :D

You mean when all the elderly and immune-compromised people are gone but everyone else is just fine but covered in feces because there's no toilet paper left? Probably safer than the house...

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2020, 11:19:13 »
I'm still trying to find the specs on the trade Marksman. 

When I pointed it out to the wife she mentioned he must be a reservist. 
“non-commissioned officer (NCO)” means a member holding the rank of sergeant or corporal.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2020, 11:34:27 »
I'm still trying to find the specs on the trade Marksman. 

When I pointed it out to the wife she mentioned he must be a reservist toon.

FTFY.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2020, 11:44:30 »
My wife's been following this a lot closer than I have, so she's been sending me updates of stuff that doesn't air on the show. He's now telling the girl he's been spending all his time with that he is thinking about reenlisting and asking her if she would move to Petawawa with him. She asks him what that is, and upon hearing what it is, she asks if she'd be a military wife...  ::)

I don't know who to feel more sorry for...
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2020, 12:14:54 »
My wife's been following this a lot closer than I have, so she's been sending me updates of stuff that doesn't air on the show. He's now telling the girl he's been spending all his time with that he is thinking about reenlisting and asking her if she would move to Petawawa with him. She asks him what that is, and upon hearing what it is, she asks if she'd be a military wife...  ::)

I don't know who to feel more sorry for...

I might start 'toon'ing in now... (I can joke since I was a toon/SWAT [some weekends and thursdays]).
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2020, 20:09:01 »
Well.. even if this is the last post on here (since he got evicted) my wife started watching the season today from the website and I have to say, he was pretty calm and not what I would expect from the intro video and the "army secrets" clip... he wasn't trying to be macho or anything like that.

Pretty respectable guy it seems and my guess is he was kind of pushed into that tac vest door kicking nice abs showing off intro video.

Judging by people's character and the way they go about themselves in that house, if I would choose anyone to represent the military, it would be him.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2020, 20:58:39 »
Well.. even if this is the last post on here (since he got evicted) my wife started watching the season today from the website and I have to say, he was pretty calm and not what I would expect from the intro video and the "army secrets" clip... he wasn't trying to be macho or anything like that.

Pretty respectable guy it seems and my guess is he was kind of pushed into that tac vest door kicking nice abs showing off intro video.

Judging by people's character and the way they go about themselves in that house, if I would choose anyone to represent the military, it would be him.

Dude/dudette, you are on point.  A much as the man has been maligned in social media within the CAF, he has been fine.  Heaven forbid people think we think we are fit, personable and fit into society writ large. I rather this kind of publicity than the the latest Op HONOUR violation we are used too.  From my very curmudgeonly never watched BB perspective good on the dude!!!! 

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2020, 23:18:05 »
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Judging by people's character and the way they go about themselves in that house, if I would choose anyone to represent the military, it would be him.
I wouldn't go that far.
"Professionally" he misrepresented himself. Yea lots of that was probably pressure from the show's producers and part of "the game" is lying your face off. He passed selection so he's not a stupid guy. He's just going to have to live with the ridicule he brought on himself.

Public wise I'm sure they ate it up and were none the wiser.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2020, 23:26:50 »


He passed selection so he's not a stupid guy.

To be honest he completed selection. If he passed, he'd be in CANSOF conducting his assaulter/operator course right now.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2020, 12:40:33 »
Well.. even if this is the last post on here (since he got evicted) my wife started watching the season today from the website and I have to say, he was pretty calm and not what I would expect from the intro video and the "army secrets" clip... he wasn't trying to be macho or anything like that.

Pretty respectable guy it seems and my guess is he was kind of pushed into that tac vest door kicking nice abs showing off intro video.

Judging by people's character and the way they go about themselves in that house, if I would choose anyone to represent the military, it would be him.

Well, that's good to hear and thanks for posting this.

That intro video where he's wearing the tac vest and kicking down the door was absolutely cringeworthy and made him look like a complete tool. I don't like that a reservist misrepresented himself as a career solider.

But glad that actually in the show he was not the way he seemed in the intro.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2020, 14:48:38 »
I have been watching the British series on their warships, both the Type 45 and on the new carriers. You notice they show the good and the bad, people getting into trouble, overflowing drains, people being silly, frustrations in the laundry room, along with all the upbeat stuff. It looks genuine and since they seem to be improving their recruiting numbers, maybe they are doing something right. The old way of hiding our warts and bruises might not be working in this social media world, where people become suspicious or tune out when it's all good news and nothing else.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2020, 16:13:08 »
I have been watching the British series on their warships, both the Type 45 and on the new carriers. You notice they show the good and the bad, people getting into trouble, overflowing drains, people being silly, frustrations in the laundry room, along with all the upbeat stuff. It looks genuine and since they seem to be improving their recruiting numbers, maybe they are doing something right. The old way of hiding our warts and bruises might not be working in this social media world, where people become suspicious or tune out when it's all good news and nothing else.

Kind of like the way they write their performance reviews, which tend to be 'warts and all' as opposed to the usual airbrushed BS :)

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2020, 17:06:53 »
I have been watching the British series on their warships, both the Type 45 and on the new carriers. You notice they show the good and the bad, people getting into trouble, overflowing drains, people being silly, frustrations in the laundry room, along with all the upbeat stuff. It looks genuine and since they seem to be improving their recruiting numbers, maybe they are doing something right. The old way of hiding our warts and bruises might not be working in this social media world, where people become suspicious or tune out when it's all good news and nothing else.

Is it like the old (2005?) PBS series called Carrier, filmed onboard a CVN?  It was pretty warts-and-all as well at points.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2020, 17:14:58 »

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2020, 18:11:29 »
We will survive through innovation...
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2020, 06:50:16 »

But glad that actually in the show he was not the way he seemed in the intro.

Yeah, it wasn't what I was expecting at all. Sad to see him go so early. I still wonder if he'll get any backlash from it all.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2020, 17:24:10 »
Hope not, other than ribbing from his own mates. Outside of military related pages/websites, this has had almost no social media traction, already forgotten. At the best of times, people have a short attention span, and this is far from the best of times.

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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2020, 18:14:40 »
Maybe there is something else taking people's attention, like a global pandemic or something.... :whistle:
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2020, 11:26:27 »
He passed selection so he's not a stupid guy.

British action star Lewis Collins ("The Professionals" and "Who Dares Wins") passed selection for the SAS but was rejected because of his celebrity.  This fella may not have done himself any favours in his quest to join CANSOFCOM.
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Re: Big Brother Canada
« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2020, 13:45:54 »
British action star Lewis Collins ("The Professionals" and "Who Dares Wins") passed selection for the SAS but was rejected because of his celebrity.  This fella may not have done himself any favours in his quest to join CANSOFCOM.

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Collins was a private in the 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment of the British Army (a Territorial Army unit) in the late 1970s to early 1980s. He applied to join the Territorial SAS but was rejected because of his celebrity, despite passing the entrance tests.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Collins
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