Want to buy 50% off tickets to see Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation” tour this Saturday 5/25? The show happens at FedEx Field in Landover, MD and features Chesney, Erich Church, the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.
This is a special offer from our friends at GovX (the “largest e-commerce destination for military and government members”) and you have to follow this link to get the reduced price. +Continue Reading
Spike TV has been running their Hire a Vet initiative for a while now, a program that tries to provide actual resources to help returning troops find jobs instead of merely spouting the usual vague “Support the Troops” rah-rah you hear in the media. Now Spike has partnered with Monster (the audio company, not the career resources company that owns this site) to release a special camouflage edition of their DNA On-Ear headphones that are being sold exclusively at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores.
We’ve haven’t seen one of these lip-sync videos in a while and this one featuring U.S. Marines performing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in Afghanistan. Freelance photographer and videographer Eric Raum worked with choreographer Randy Moresi both work with the USO and, after getting clearance from the Marine command in Kandahar, they decided to put together a dance routine simple enough for a group of Marines to learn in 30 minutes but still manly enough that they wouldn’t balk at participating.
The main shoot took an hour and Raum filled in the video scenes by wandering around the base and getting pickup shots from other men and women who serve. The YouTube version of the video already has 125K plays in just over 2 weeks and it’s sure to explode in the next few days. Great work by the Marines who were under orders to follow Raum and Moresi’s instructions and great work by the directors who do a fantastic job of reminding Americans that we’re still serving in the ‘Stan.
If you’re new around here, you might not know about Military.com’s Shock & Awe Video Channel, the Internet’s #1 place to get your military-themed user-generated moving picture content.
What we’ve got here is a homemade video of Toby Keith and his band member Walter “Scotty” Emerick with a live-in-Afghanistan performance of “The Taliban Song,” a tune that was lots of people’s favorite from his 2003 #1 album Shock’n Y’all. Toby’s had a career resurgence lately with his “Red Solo Cup” drinking song and his good humor and aggressively non-partisan patriotism could serve as a model for other celebrities (and quite a few regular Americans).
Newly single pop diva Katy Perry played a concert at the Naval Academy last Friday and gave midshipman Nicolas “Tanner” Beasley a thrill by inviting him onstage to recreate the kiss from that iconic WWII V-J Day Times Square photo.
Tanner told Entertainment Tonight that Katy was a “great kisser” and the investigative reporters at the Balitmore Sun claim it was even “French style.”
The only weird part about the whole situation is Ms. Perry’s vaguely British accent. Did the California native pick it up from soon-to-be ex-husband Russell Brand? Is she imitating the era when Madonna was trying out those weird fake UK speech patterns?
She probably doesn’t even know but thanks to Katy for putting her mouth where her mouth is when it comes to supporting the U.S. Military.
Some of us around here are old enough to remember a time when getting caught with a KISS logo on your spiral notebook would get you sent to the principal’s office, so it’s nice to see that America has mellowed enough that the band is allowed to partner with a whitebread institution like the Today Show in the Hiring Our Heroes initiative.
We knew Katy Perry’s new video for “Part of Me” was gonna have to be a Mad Duo diatribe the minute we saw it.…however, journalistic standards imposed on us by good taste, common sense and Military.com forbid us from directly addressing some of the things many of you jarheads (especially the 03s) are already saying and doing. Look at it this way.…no need for sand goggles to enjoy watching her do her thing.
No. But that hasn’t stopped some local residents from complaining about Governor Chris Christie’s decision to fly the state’s flags at half-staff during Whitney Houston’s funeral in her home town of Newark this Saturday. They point out Whitney’s famous struggles with illegal drugs and claim that honoring someone like her minimizes the deaths of troops killed in action who receive the same honor. +Continue Reading
As Woody Allen famously said when defending his relationship with his stepdaughter, “The heart wants what it wants.” Whitney Houstons’s death this past weekend reminded us of an old bin Laden rumor. According to a 2006 story from Britain’s The Daily Mail, Osama bin Laden carried a torch for Whitney Houston and wondered allowed if killing Bobby Brown would give him a shot with the American singer. +Continue Reading