Tam speaks of “war stories” whilst reviewing Bloodsport.
The movie is based on the BS war stories and drunken fabulations of noted Bullshido master Frank Dux, whose claims include winning a Medal of Honor while participating in super secret missions as a USMC reservist in the early Eighties, in between occasionally competing in apocryphal underground death matches like the one in the movie, or the ones Pam from Archer fought in to pay for college.
Not back then, though! The world was full of Frank Duxes! Any Army-Navy store of any size had a handful of regulars who spun tall tales at the cyclic rate with a glorious disregard for plausibility. While only a few hundred SEALs served in Vietnam, every neighborhood gun store had at least three or four of them.
My “war” was Gulf War Part One. On the very rare occasion I’m asked what I did:
Hell, during the deployment, that’s what I told folks to discouraged brass from visiting us. Once they worked out what it meant, it worked.
Tam’s assessment of Bloodsport is spot on, too. Stupid, but fun.
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