Here’s the facts: the editorial staff here at Under the Radar and at Military.com’s widely lauded Off Duty pages is really irritated with Google over the Google Reader shutdown, since it’s been the #1 tool we used to scour the Internet for the stories we cover.
So we’ve ignored all the April Fools pranks from the Google jokesters, including the YouTube shutdown and Google Nose search engine. And then this Miami Zombie Attack prank video showed up. It’s the most popular clip from YouTube’s #7 Most Popular Prankster channel and it’s good enough to post.
Click through for the most popular videos from the other nine channels in the Top Ten Prankster Channels. They’re all pretty funny, but they don’t begin to make up for the whole Reader thing. +Continue Reading
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.
Your cynical team here at UTR had a rant all ready to go if the “Be My Date to the Military Ball” virus ever resurfaced by USAF Airman Jamie Walden is so charming and adorable here that we’re not going to call her out for asking Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow to take her to an April dance in Shreveport, LA.
But seriously, if we’re going to blackmail celebrities into “supporting the troops,” why not guilt them into throwing the spotlight on jobs programs for returning vets or better treatment options for wounded warriors?
Good news for Jamie, though: if Tim says yes, she won’t have to worry about putting out at the end of the night.
It’s been a while since we checked in with allegedly Russian YouTube user FPS Russia. In this episode, he takes an armored personnel carrier to the McDonald’s drive thru and later takes out a pile of watermelons with a .50 caliber machine gun.
One of the greatest things about the USA is our respect for personal property and individual rights. Unfortunately, those freedoms make it quite a bit harder to deal with the jerks who block the bike lane. +Continue Reading
Can someone explain this phenomenon to us? Seriously, why would any regular person want to go out with someone who has to hire other people to handle basic daily tasks like ordering a Starbucks, picking up the dry cleaning or even answering the damn telephone?
PFC Hart at least brings some basic production values to his plea and maybe he’s young enough himself that Miley Cyrus is an age-appropriate date. +Continue Reading
After news surfaced that Marine Sgt. Scott Moore had procured himself a date with movie star Mila Kunis, you knew that he wouldn’t be the last person stationed overseas to try to use the power of social media to pressure a Hollywood celebrity to “do it for the troops.”
Jennifer (last name unintelligible here) wants Justin Timberlake to know that she’s a Captain in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Victory and she would like him to join her for her birthday on September 6th in Iraq. +Continue Reading
We’re pretty sure that Marine Sgt. Scott Moore isn’t the first guy stationed in Afghanistan to trying posting a YouTube video to get the attention of his favorite girl movie star, but we’re almost certain this is the first time that approach actually worked. +Continue Reading
YouTube user FPS Russia says he lives in Lithonia, GA but he sure wants to sound like he’s from the former Soviet Union. This demo of an AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun is just one of 214 videos he’s got posted to the site. He’s on the Twitter. There’s some speculation that it’s all an act and he’s really some guy called FPS Kyle.
We’d like to nominate FPS Russia for a role in the next James Bond movie. Click through to check out another video. +Continue Reading