Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1962, 20 November
Document title: Layout of the GPM
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-241
Description: Hubbard brags about his superior goldbricking in the US Navy.
As a matter of fact there’s a disgraceful comic strip in the Herald Tribune about the army. And it’s disgraceful because it brags up the army all the time, all the time, all the time, advertise, advertise, advertise, you know? And it’s got a sergeant and it’s got a character named Beetle. And seems like this Beetle, who is a goldbrick …
He’s not as good as I used to be at goldbricking1, but he’s pretty good, in an amateur sort of way. Goldbricking is a fine art, man. It is a fine art. Now, it’s that action taken by an individual who, finding himself in a position which he doesn’t like, decides to make the best of it. And he can do this so artistically he even winds up with a medal.
Hubbard, L. R. (1962, 20 November). Layout of the GPM. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-241). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex.