Web Presence Consulting (#WPC)


  • "Doubt whom you will, but never yourself." Christian Boyee
  • "Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do." William Channing
  • "No one can give you better advice than yourself." Cicero
  • "And only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live in every experience, painful or joyous; to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly." Dorothy Thompson
  • "What you can become, you are already." Friedrich Hebbel
  • "One who fears limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." Henry Ford
  • "Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." Epicurus
  • "God gives every bird his food, but He does not throw it into the nest." Josiah Gilbert Holland
  • "What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you." Seneca
  • "No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself." James Russell Lowell
  • "It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief as though sorrow would be made less by baldness." Cicero
  • "Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Oliver Goldsmith
  • "Unless you find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living." Josiah Royce
  • "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you do hold well." Josh Billings
  • "The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself." Washington Allston
  • "We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse." Rudyard Kipling
  • "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise." Proverbs 17:28
  • "Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases." John W. Raper
  • "One of the rarest things that man ever does is to do the best he can." Josh Billings
  • "The optimist is the kind of person who believes a housefly is looking for a way out." George Jean Nathan
  • "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it." Washington Irving
  • "Be not simply good -- be good for something." Henry Thoreau
  • "Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming." Matthew Arnold
  • "Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one." Marcus Aurelius

[Military-Vets] How many of you are "Shellbacks"?? Read on...

Bob Perry · 1473

Web Presence Consulting (#WPC) - Popular Tags Poll

I know what a "shellback" is and ______.

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Bob Perry

Reply #2 on: Tue Aug 12, 2014 - 05:07:11
What it means is a service member who has crossed the equator on a ship AND goes through the long standing traditional initiation process where acknowledged, card carrying "Shellbacks" on board oversee and participate in several disgusting & humiliating rituals you must endure to get certified with the honorable name "Shellback"...
« Last Edit: Mon Jan 12, 2015 - 04:42:40 by Bob Perry »

Best Regards,
Bob Perry

Web Presence Consulting (#WPC) - Popular Tags

"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." Elbert Hubbard

Online Bob Perry

Reply #1 on: Tue Jan 08, 2013 - 20:40:36
Those of you who are (or were) in the US Navy or US Marines "should know" what I'm talking about with the question posed in the Topic subject line... respond here and explain it to the audience for me, I'll do it later if yall are unwilling to participate in our little corner of the web... I'm sitting here looking at my own official shellback pocket size card and am thinking its not going back in my wallet until I get it laminated... it's getting pretty worn out and ragged looking but in decent shape considering I "earned" it back in 1980...  the big portrait sized version of the certificate is in a nice big picture frame and displayed proudly in my living room :D


Linkback: https://web-presence-consulting.com/wpc-military-veterans-news-forums/19/how-many-of-you-are-shellbacks-read-on/22587/
« Last Edit: Fri Mar 29, 2013 - 08:52:07 by Bob Perry »