[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Re: jackhole

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Dec 15 16:00:04 EST 2017


The Geico commercial was current in 2010.  However, Ermey had a show on The History Channel as far back as 2002, and I vaguely remember him using the expression on it. 

Anyone who has seen "Full Metal Jacket" is aware that Ermey is proficient at, ah, _colorful_ turns of phrase (as befits a Marine DI).  It probably pained him to tone his language down to the PG level for television.

> 
> Here's what I posted back in 2010:
> 
> >A Geico TV commercial features R. Lee Ermey (the drill instructor from
> _Full Metal Jacket_) in the role of a psychotherapist.  He erupts into a rage and says to his sniffling patient, "Maybe we should chug on over
> to Mamby-Pamby [sic] Land where *maybe* we can find a little self-confidence for you!!  Ya jackwagon!!!!!!!...Tissue?"
> 
> >I first saw the commercial a month or so ago, but UrbanDictionary.com has "
> jackwagon" from 2005.
> 
> >Nearly 20,000 RGs on "jackwagon."  The commercial:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APwfZYO1di4&feature=related  (A quarter million views on YouTube.)
> 
> JL
> 
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> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > > "jack-wagon"
> >
> > New to me.
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