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When you're on the bench too long waiting for your next engagement to kick off, anyone else reminded of the opening sequence from "Apocalypse Now!"? Might just be me...

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Lol. "I wanted a mission, and for my sins they gave me one."

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I just watched this last weekend and thought the same thing

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