Plastic people win wars beautifully
The Modulator: Huh!
points to this, Bigger Breasts for Free: Join the Army
, which states in part:
The U.S. Army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be," but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime....
...that members of all four branches of the U.S. military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills.
So, will the military see an increase of ugly citizens joining the military, not out of patriotism, or even for an education, but to become one of the 'beautiful people'.
The Army can change it's slogan from "An Army of One", which sucked, to "An Army of skinny people w/ huge tits", or "Join the Army, we will make you a plastic person", or maybe "Plastic people win wars beautifully"?
I up for suggestions, and I think the military will welcome them as well.
Will the military now start making uniforms sexier to show off the new found cleavage?
Will the enemy be able to identify American military personal because they are uncommonally good to look at and well endowed. Can you win a war by 'out prettying' the enemy?
Of course, as the Modulator
points out, the skills may come in real handy fixing our wounded and doing reconstructive surgery upon return, but still. This is an odd benefit for the military to provide to its service members.
I think it's obvious from the tone I've taken, that for my part, I think 'elective' plastic surgery is for those people who suffer from massive insecurities and are somehow still vain. Not the kind of people I like to hang w/ anyway. I prefer to be around people of substance, not just 'good looks'. And, if you really are so worried about your looks, how much substance can you have?
I know our culture tends to judge people by how they look, inspite of the best efforts of the naive idealists of the sixties, but that's because our culture is about as deep as a Seinfeld episode.