Back when I passed through Hunstville, AL in the late ‘70s, all the rocket scientists sounded like they’d been imported from Indiana or had suspicious German accents. That’s why the National Geographic Channel’s Rocket City Rednecks has always been a mystery. I knew folks who talked like Travis, Daddy and the rest of the cast but they were always the ones badmouthing the “carpetbagger Yankee scientists.“Things have obviously changed enough down there so TV can come up with a Mythbusters–meets–Moonshiners concept show.
Tonight’s Season 2 finale has Dr. Travis deciding to invent a lightweight, full-body flak suit that won’t limit mobility in the field and testing out his homemade field armor in last October’s Marine Corps Marathon in DC. He recruits William Bodette a retired USMC drill instructor, to put him through a civilian boot camp to train for the race. No word yet if Travis finished the race or if he plans to test out his invention in actual combat.
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.
Sgt. Matthew W. Simmons took active duty leave from the Marine Corps Band to go star in some gay porno movies under the stage names “Christian Jade” and “Adam.”
He got himself in trouble when he wore part of his Marines uniform in some of the videos and identified himself as a Marine in some “behind-the-scenes” footage shot alongside one of his movies. After guilty-plea convictions on several charges, Simmons took his case to the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal appeals. +Continue Reading
American Idol and Marine Corps veteran Josh Gracin has teamed up with Sears to offer you a chance to have your personal story turned into a song. Visit the Portraits of Heroes Song Contest page to enter.
Write your or your family member’s service story in 1000 words or less and you could win a trip for 4 to Nashville and a chance to attend the recording session for the song based on your story, along with a guitar and CD autographed by Josh. It’s all part of Sears’ Heroes at Home program to honor America’s military families.
Even though Codemasters’ new FPS game Operation Flashpoint: Red River won’t be out in the USA until June 7th, it’s already out in the UK and here’s the European version of the trailer. The game is set during a rebel uprising in Tajikistan in 2013. When President Trump sends the USMC in to deal with the conflict, the Chinese army wants them out and boom, you’ve got a game.
Sony’s Battle: Los Angeles comes out in March and they want to make sure that everyone who’s susceptible to any movie marketing that includes the destruction of major cities by outer space aliens knows what’s coming. +Continue Reading
You can read all the unfortunate details over in our news section, but, really, come on.
Once your career (and large paycheck) is based on a charade where everyone gets to pretend that you’re still an active duty Marine Drill Instructor, you probably give up the right to criticize the Commander in Chief in public. Just like a real Marine.