I utterly and completely reject the unsolicited (no pun intended), unwanted, unfounded and wholly unwelcome opinions found in THIS ARTICLE. If we are going to hold a ball-themed class, though, let’s make it actually worthwhile. We could have three main themes: 1. Lingerie still isn’t clothing. 2. This is a work event. 3. Lingerie really, really, really isn’t clothing. Really. Silence, you nattering shrew! Don’t ruin it for the rest of us. There may indeed be a small number of Marine Corps Birthday Balls in which discretion is a prime consideration, but in most cases I think I can speak [...]
MORE BRILLIANCE FROM THE DUFFELBLOG, by way of our friend Slab. When US Ambassador Paul Jones came down to the classroom and explained that the best way to fight ignorance and hatred was through calm and rational discussion, after a brief moment of reflection, detachment commander Staff Sergeant Matthew Williams from Traverse City, Michigan yelled “No, fuck that!” and threw a paperweight at him. One of the best, ever.
Since they don’t seem to have much of a sense of humor, or to enjoy anything other than mayhem, let’s laugh at them. “Hummus chapstick.”
Ronaldus Secundus sent this in. Get it while you can. Never know when you might run across some Full Spectrum Ops.
They are the acknowledged masters, after all. United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) believes the program’s development is a sign of positive engagement from Hamid Karzai’s government. “The role of USFOR-A and the larger International Security Assistance Force is to partner with our allies from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and develop the security situation through mentoring, arming, and training”, said Lieutenant Junior Grade Keith Goodsell of USFOR-A public affairs. ”But this program disproves claims that partnership with the Afghan National Army is just a one way street, and shows that we have just as much to learn from them [...]
The controversy grows; the crisis continues.
Amidst the doom and gloom of 2012, the shaky Euro, a tepid economy, affronts to Liberty, etc., we can all use a laugh, right? Shit Marines in College Say Ranger Up Presents: Shit Veterans Don’t Say
Duffel Blog: It’s like a military version of The Onion. Check these out… “Navy: Strip Clubs And Bars To Be Installed Aboard Aircraft Carriers” “Nervous Chief Tells Awkward Thailand Story In Retirement Ceremony Speech” “IED Emplacement Postponed For Another Goddamned Safety Brief” “Terminal Lance Creator Revealed To Be Sergeant Major of Marine Corps” That’s our kind of humor.
My oldest son, aka “Suntan,” shares a birthday with the greatest man who never lived, Sir Harry Paget Flashman. I neglected to post on Flashman’s birthday yesterday, so thank God for URR who reminds us all to honor this great man! Damn my eyes for missing it. But I’ll raise a glass tonight.
Attention all Latin scholars. In recognition of the recent bladder voiding in Afghanistan (gasp!) who can come up with the catchiest new Latin motto, either for that battalion or– in extremis– Our Beloved Corps itself, in case it is forced to prostrate itself before the false gods of political correctness? My entry: “Micturimus Inimicis” or loosely, “We Piss On Our Foes.” I’m about 95% sure that I got the declension of “inimicus” right, but I’m somewhat less bold on the conjugation of “micturire.” Feel free to chime in. Fellow Marine “Wang” goes the other way and makes an attractive offering [...]