Marines recreate 'living eagle, globe, & anchor' photo — this time with hilariously tired and pissed off recruits

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A century after thousands of Marine Corps recruits, drill instructors, and officers formed up to create a "living Eagle, Globe and Anchor," at Parris Island, South Carolina, another generation has done the same.

But they didn't seem too happy about it.

Posted to the Marine Corps' official Twitter account, the photos were meant to commemorate Parris Island's centennial anniversary by recreating a photo taken in 1919 when 9,100 Marines formed up on the parade deck to create a genuinely badass "living EGA."

In 1919, 100 Marine officers, and 9,000 enlisted Marines formed up to create a living Eagle, Globe and Anchor at Parris Island, South Carolina.U.S. Marine Corps

Yet the recreation, while Eagle-Globe-and-Anchor-shaped, was different in one key way: The Marine recruits involved in the recent photo looked fucking miserable, that or mildly amused, fast asleep, and/or really goddamn bored.

U.S. Marine Corps photo

As J.D. Simkins with Military Times pointed out, the motivation was palpable.

And other commenters quickly joined in to make their own observations about what was happening in the minutes — or more than likely, hours — leading up to the photo shoot.

And if you're wondering "hey, where are the first phase recruits?" don't worry, they were present, accounted for, and rocking their uniform of the day.

Now compare those agonized faces, and lines of rigid recruits laying in the position of attention to their forebears, some 100 years prior.

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