Saturday, April 18, 2009

Now That's a Nice Piece of Work

I've mentioned this guy before, but Mr. Bawidamann does some pretty awesome work.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Girl Friday, 17 APR 09

It's Friday, only one more left in CONUS.

Today's Girl Friday, by request is Jennifer Miriam. I am here to please.

Y'all have a great weekend.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

This Really Is The Way Things Work... Fantasy Land.



Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Easter Bunny STILL Hates YOU!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Now THIS creeps me out.

I am not sure if you have to be a member of Facebook to see this or apologies if you do.

THIS is the link to the Erwin Rommel Fan Club on Facebook. Not nearly as creepy as say the Herman Goering Fan Club, but creepy and weird enough for me. But then again I'm the guy who wouldn't even consider making a model airplane of our WWII foes until I was in my 20's.

This seems to be the cousin of those folks who dress in Nazi uniforms and go to military collector shows. Yeah, I can't stand them either.

Something to do with what that uniform represents, I think. But then again I'm funny like that.

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Yeah it's a little NSFW, but it's worth it.


Friday, April 10, 2009

That's Just Crazy Talk!

Those of a certain age will remember pawing through Boy's Life and other magazines in the school library and seeing ads similar to this one. Imagine the implosion that would occur if you attempted to place an ad like this in a mainstream publication like Time or Newsweek.

YOu can enjoy this and others advertisements from comics and other places HERE.



Girl Friday, 10 APR 09

Friday's here again.

In this week's ode to male hetrosexuality, Hope Dworaczyk joins us from some one on one.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

And Geeks Everywhere Rejoiced


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Your WTF Moment for Today

Via Theo Spark


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Friday, April 03, 2009

Girl Friday, 3 APR 09

We're now in that final month before my deployment...yuck. No matter how many times you do this it is always difficult to get your mind around the fact that you're leaving for a year or more...that and the fact that I have to pack all my worldly possessions. Have I ever said how much I HATE packing and moving?

Well, today is Friday and another week has gone by. This week in honor of the MLB season opener on Monday our Girl Friday is Marisa Miller captured throwing out the first pitch last year at a Cubs game.

...and because I know someone will whine if they don't get to see some skin, here she is, sort of in a bikini.

Enjoy the weekend, and play ball!

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Battle of Wanat

One Infantry Company.
A 15 month tour in Afghanistan
100 Valor Awards
67 Purple Hearts
33 Bronze Stars With "V" Device
14 Silver Stars
1 Distinguished Service Cross awarded, one pending
2 Medal of Honor nominees


VICENZA, Italy - In the early morning hours of July 13, 2008, Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment were not thinking about medals as they fought off roughly 200 insurgents attacking their vehicle patrol base in Afghanistan.

No Soldier in combat does.

The Army, however, takes pause afterward to honor those who distinguish themselves in battle and recognizes them before their peers.

Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions that morning in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, presented medals to the Soldiers during a March 20 ceremony held at Caserma Ederle.

Receiving the Silver Star was bittersweet, said Spc. Jeffrey Scantlin, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska.

"It's a big deal. But brings back a lot of memories of people who should be here, but aren't," Scantlin said. "For me the medal is more of a group achievement, something I wear to remind me of those who didn't come back."

The Silver Star Medal was also presented to Sgt. 1st Class Erich Phillips and Sgt. John Hayes. Bronze Star Medals with "V" device for valor were awarded to 1st Lt. Aaron Thurman, Sgt. Hector Chavez and Spc. Tyler Hanson.

As the ceremony began, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stood silent to remember those who died. Then, Garrett spoke about the bravery Soldiers displayed during the battle.

"Their courage under fire, valor, and loyalty to each other was absolutely astounding," Garrett said.

The platoon was near the end of a long deployment to Afghanistan, enduring many firefights along the way. Yet, when faced with enemy fire near Wanat, outnumbered and in some cases wounded, these paratroopers fought desperately for each other, overcoming fear and willingly risking their lives to save others.

"Incredible acts of courage and valor were commonplace on the battlefield that day," Garrett said. "Today, we recognize these six Soldiers for their courage - and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve with such men."

Garrett stepped forward and orders were read detailing each of their actions. The six paratroopers paused for photos, the bright ribbons and shining stars standing out against their gray digital fatigues.

In that quiet moment, each Soldier felt mixed emotions. Rows of paratroopers in maroon berets stood before them -many who have their own combat experiences from Afghanistan.

Additionally there is video via Uncle Jimbo at BlackFive from another award ceremony for members of Chosen Company held at FT Benning, GA.

A detailed description of that event is HERE.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

There's A Reason I Post This Picture

I mean besides the obvious.

I saw this picture posted this morning on another website, where the statement "I can't quite make out the writing" was made. I know it was news to me too, but if you look really close on the young lady's shirt is an ad for Fashion TV.

Fashion TV! I know Fashion TV! Fashion TV is what the TV was tuned to in the TOC during OIF 2 (2004-05)...especially around 0700 Iraq local time. It seems that back then (don't know about their current schedule, as I now have easier access to seeing scantly clad women) during the seven o'clock hour they would show what was quaintly called "The Lingerie Hour", and by lingerie I mean that in the loosest sense of the word. A better title would have been The Topless, Butts Hanging Out With Naughty Bits Covered With a Piece of Tape Hour (not that any of us minded), but I think that was already taken by a show on Nickelodeon. It was quite the sight to see either the Battle Captain or NCOIC scramble for the remote when they thought someone who might be offended was coming to the TOC...don't know if they ever got into trouble for watching such unprofessional things, I hope they didn't.

Seeing this picture brought back a bunch of memories so totally unrelated to two beautiful women in the sand, it borders on the strange. Funny how the mind works.

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