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Friday Funnies

Aim High (Or Were they Smokin’ Something?)

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The tunes…the hair…the exciting C-5 Galaxy C-141 Starlifter …

Why wouldn’t you just sign up after watching this?

Great video posted by DoD Buzz commenter Daniel Russ at CivilianMilitaryIntelligenceGroup​.com.

Have a great weekend.

– Christian

Friday Funny: Obama Axes Plan for Billion Dollar Tank in Shape of Dragon

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Another defense acquisition disaster…

Obama Axes Pentagon Plan To Build Billion Dollar Tank In Shape Of Dragon
–John Noonan

“Say My Name!” (Updated)

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Noonan put this in yesterday’s Fire for Effect but I felt it worthy of a deeper dive, as it were, especially considering it’s Friday (and this has been a LONG week). So what do you guys (and girls) think? Was the Senator correct to attempt this bitch slapping of General Walsh or was she out of line?

Naturally the “who earned his or her title more” arguments might ensue, so let us offer the official bios of both parties:

Read Senator Boxer’s official bio here.

Read Brigadier General Walsh’s bio here.

So, to sum up, Boxer - career politician who loves nothing so much as a good hearing in a comfortable caucus room; Walsh - lifelong patriot who has traveled the planet rebuilding regions devastated by disasters both natural and man-made.

It’s not even close, is it? We salute you, m’am … er, Senator …

– Ward

Marines vs Taliban

Friday, May 29th, 2009

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One of my Marine buddies from 2–5 sent this to me. I thought I’d share it.

A large group of Taliban fighters is moving down a ravine in the Korengal Valley, in southern Afghanistan, when they hear a hoarse voice call from behind a sand-dune in a mocking tone, “Yo, muj, did you know that one Marine Marine is better than ten of you smelly Talib?“

Insulted to the quick (though he did indeed smell), the Taliban commander sent ten of his best men over the rocky hill, whereupon a gunbattle broke out immediately. The gunbattle was short, but vicious, punctuated by screams of agony and fear in Dari and Pushtu. Then there was silence.

A moment later, there was a snicker, then the same voice called out, “Bad Muj! Didn’t you know one grunt is better than any hundred so-called Taliban fighters?“

Furious now, the Taliban commander sent his next best hundred men up and over the incline and instantly a terrible gunfight ensued. The sharp chatter of M-4 fire barked out in counterpoint to the dull clatter of the Kalashnikovs, interspersed with the detonations of grenades and screams of agony and fear in Pushtu and Dari. After a full five minutes of battle, silence reigned heavily across the valley.

A moment later that same mocking voice called out, though to be fair to the muj, the grunt was obviously breathing at least a little bit faster. The voice called out, “Bad Muj, silly muj, you have to know that one grunt is better than one thousand sheep-loving Taliban!”

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Army Selects New Armor Test Lab

Friday, April 10th, 2009

O.K.…here I go…you’re only going to hear this once (maybe), but this is a case when I would rather be wearing Dragon Skin that anything else.

I’ve had several sources tell me that in response to the DoD IG report on armor testing the Army has decided to abandon HP White Labs and hire this crew for further tests of armor prototypes (pure fabrication)…

Best part: the test dummy is still puffing down his smoke after he’s been shot in the chest…yeee, haw!

Happy Good Friday, folks!

– Christian

“We’ll be here for another hour…”

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

A friendly Friday post to take the edge off, courtesy of the USMC (and an old Jarhead college pal who sent it my way). Mild content warning for naughty language, they are Marines after all.


–John Noonan

This is Why They’re H-O-T

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

(Gouge: greatamericans​.com)

Have a good laugh, and a great weekend, folks!

– Christian

Who Says Tanker Pilots are Wussies?

Friday, January 9th, 2009

All I’ve got to say for this is…“DUDE!?“
Flyby

(Gouge: MP​.net)

– Christian

A Merry Christmas from the Leathernecks of the 26th MEU

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I just get such a kick out of these. Be patient and watch the whole thing…

– Christian

Marines Being Marines

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Killing time at the combat outpost…

(Gouge: Militaryphotos​.net)

– Christian