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TL;DR Top Ten List: Top 10 Lessons We Learned From G.I. Joe!

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Rip Cord

In our experiences, top ten lists normally have two flaws: they're poorly formatted for quick reading and they are normally wrong. Just check all the comments of any top ten list, and you'll see lots of other folks think the list is wrong, too.

With our TL;DR Top Ten Lists, we're going to fix both problems... with your help. We're just gonna give you a couple of things on our top ten list (to make it faster to read), and you fill out the rest in the comments below (to make sure the list is accurate). Add to the list, argue with us, argue with each other, but most importantly be nice and have fun.

Today's TL;DR Top Ten List topic is:

Top 10 Lessons We Learned From G.I. Joe!

    Quick Kick
  1. Quick Kick taught us that "anything worth doing is worth planning," especially if we're building a treehouse. And we learned this lesson well after watching that kid's treehouse collapse under him. That's why we've been planning our treehouse for the last 15 years. It has everything: a helipad, a secret elevator, and even a moat. Yup, it's got a moat in a tree. The one thing we haven't figure out, yet, is actually how to build it.

  2. Rip Cord taught us that having our eyes checked might help our baseball game. Well, we did end up needing glasses, but that didn't help our baseball game. Turns out we just sucked at playing baseball. The good thing is Flint taught our teammates not to blame us and that we need teamwork to win, not arguments. Of course, once we took over as team manager (instead of our original left fielder position) our team really started winning.

  3. "Don't judge people 'till you give 'em a chance," Gung-Ho told us, which is perhaps the best life lesson. Gung-Ho Sure his compadres taught us to leave downed power lines alone, listen to your friend named Chris, wear life jackets and/or helmets, and so many other things, but Gung-Ho's advice beats them all. The only way to get the best team possible (be it a business team, strike team, team of friends, or any other team) is to let everyone have a chance. Because once you've given them the chance, then you'll really know - and knowing is... well, you know.

And now it's your turn. What do you think numbers 4-10 are? Do you agree with our numbers 1-3?

Take to the comments and help us find the Top 10 lessons we learned from G.I. Joe!

P.S. And pretty please end all comments with the "and knowing is half the battle" tag line - it'll just look cooler that way.

Written by Mindel, a certified Master of Disguise (so long as the disguise looks just like him).

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meaningless icon! The lesson from each episode was "don't trust anyone with a shiny metal face." And knowing is half the battle.
TK1911 said this 1440 days ago.
meaningless icon! Apple seeds are deadly. In "The Germ" the Joes lob apples like hand grenades, cleverly employing the trace amounts of arsenic in apple seeds to destroy a bacteria-turned-blob that cannot be stopped by conventional means.
Skardonic said this 1439 days ago.
meaningless icon! I learned that the bad guys rarely ever hit anything, unless it's important for the plot
jnievele said this 1439 days ago.
meaningless icon! 4) If you have a secret, the best thing is to keep it to yourself. The second-best is to tell one other person if you must. There is no third best. 5) You don't waste good. 6) Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness. 7) Always be specific when you lie. 8) Never take anything for granted. 9) Never go anywhere without a knife. 10) Never get personally involved in a case. Wait... "Involved in a case"? Oh... Those are Gibbs Rules! ...and knowing is half the battle!
denali1 said this 1430 days ago.

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