The best interview ever

This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor Boy Scouts visiting his military installation.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL REINWALD: We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don’t see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL REINWALD: Well, ma’am, you’re equipped to be a prostitute, but you’re not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended. You gotta love the Marines!


Ok now, As some of the comments point out this story may not be true. But funny nonetheless. It’s better I put a disclaimer before someone really takes out a gun and points it at me. 🙂

Thanks to all those who commented. Keep commenting.

32 thoughts on “The best interview ever

    1. what do you mean, not true. this is entirely true. ive owned at least one gun for the past ten years (now its 3 shotguns, and two rifles), but i have never shot a single person. just because you know how to use a gun doesn’t make you a violent killer. its better to learn proper gun safety at a young age than to grow up without it.

      1. If you’d paid closer attention, you might have noticed that they meant that the entire story is a joke, and that it never actually happened. They were not arguing against owning or using guns, responsibly or otherwise.

      2. Considering the contents of the link, I’m pretty sure “not true” was referring to the fictional story that the blogger tried to imply was actually a portion of some radio interview, not the comments of the fictional general.

  1. They are not saying that the statement is false you gun toting fool. They are saying that the interview never happened. Read their link.

  2. As said, the interview never took place, but the message is true. As caboose said, if you teach young people how to handle a gun safely, they’re infinitely less likely to injure themselves with one, if you go further and teach them responsibility and morals as they pertain to guns, they’re even less likely to injure themselves.

  3. caboose, don meant the story itself wasn’t true. i agree with you, but maybe if you actually took things in context, it would prevent me from having to explain this.

  4. General Reinwald more than likely never said this, but
    it would be the perfect thing to say to a liberal NPR anti- America media sycophant!

    Semper fi

  5. Probably what is even dumber than caboose misinterpreting is the repeated comment of how Caboose got it wrong. I think he got the picture, if he ever comes back to this article, at the 5th comment


    also I’m aware the two post before me say the same thing but isn’t that the cool thing to do?

  7. Well, as for me , the comeback is funny, but lacks that “in your face quality”.
    the reporter could have said: “well, yes, i’m equipped to be a prostitute, but i don’t go to week long training camps on how to use my “equipment” and then deny i want to become a whore.”

  8. You are all so fuckin stupid. stop arguing like dumb little bitches. We all know the story is not true and that caboose was making a point about gun safety and not the joke. I hate British people but i will have to agree with the brits name.

  9. Fun activity: Tell this story to a right-winger, get them to say something along the lines of “teaching kids to use guns properly makes them less likely to make a stupid mistake”, and then remind them of the guns-genitalia comparison from the story and ask what they think about Sex Ed…

  10. I’m a right-winger who agrees that “teaching kids to use guns properly makes them less likely to make a stupid mistake”… but I would never have a public school teacher teach it to them unless I knew they could properly handle one as well…

  11. omfg. so funny. this so applies to that whole thing how they’re saying video games make kids into killers. love it. whoever posted this, thank you!

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