Archive for the ‘WTF?’ Category
We’ve run this before but it was too cool to not share again. I never had one of these Entertech water guns is because I was already in the Army by the time they came out. But, if they had them now, I’d get the RPG.
As you likely know, we recently hit 12,000 posts on SSD. We posted a brief announcement, and with the announcement a simple banner image. However, we originally planned to put this much more festive banner up instead.
So, go ahead and tell us: was the simple static white background banner enough, or would you have preferred the more festive option?
Apocalypse Pooh is a merging of Winnie the Pooh and Apocalypse Now, created by Todd Graham. It casts Pooh and his various friends as characters from Apocalypse Now, radically changing the context of the original animation.
UPDATE: Not too long after this article was published, Blackhawk! regained control of their Facebook page and has issued the following statement:
Friends and Fans of BLACKHAWK!: earlier this week our page was hacked. We apologize for the inappropriate content that was posted to our page and may have appeared in your news feed. We have regained control now. Please know we’re working with Facebook to clean it up and take the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Thank you for your continued support. Please help us spread the word.
For roughly the past 12 hours, the official Blackhawk! Facebook page has been posting nothing but pictures of women posing with guns and other unrelated links. If you go through their post history, you’ll find that the last legitimate post was August 5th, after which there’s a huge dead zone until today’s shenanigans started. Interestingly enough, the current URL for the page is www.facebook.com/girlswithguns18.
What’s going on over there? Our money’s on a hacker, and that seems to be the general consensus in the comments. Here’s to hoping that Blackhawk! will take control of the situation soon.
You can check out the madness for yourself here, but be warned it’s a bit NSFW: Blackhawk! Facebook page.
Let’s face it, throughout our military careers we have run across those that misuse words, or worse yet, use made up words, to make themselves sound smarter. Mudge gets annoyed when someone says “orientate” as in , “once you get off of the cattletruck, properly orientate yourselves and then move out in a military manner.” Wouldn’t it be much easier to just say, “get off the truck, figure out where you are, and then get moving to the next objective.”
As another example, while I’ve never had the nerve to tell Mudge that it would “behoove” him to do anything, I’m sure he’d get a little angry over that one and trust me, you won’t like Mudge when he’s angry.
Which military words, terms and phrases, real or imagineered, get under your skin?
At Warrior East I ran across a gi Jo-Jo size CSO action figure with the Kung fu grip. For size reference, the guy standing next to the figure is 5’6″ tall. Known as a “pocket-sized operator” he is dressed in the latest kit including woodland combat shirt and six concealed knives and handguns. Notice the jaunty angle the he wears his helmet, rocking it John Wayne-style with unsnapped chinstrap (Sands of Iwo Jima!). Under the helmet is the signature high and tight combover. Available with “I’ve got mine” smirk. Not shown: oversized dive watch, “MARSOC 1911″ and Force Recon Association lifetime membership card.
Order yours today!
We recently posted photos from our trip to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and in the comments section, one of our readers asked what the deal with the “…Darth Vader looking Republican Guard helmet” was. Way back in 2009, we ran a brief article on the helmet, which was worn by Sadaam’s “elite” Fedayeen forces. Since it has been asked, it’s now perfect time for a revisit.
Some of you may remember the Darth Vaderesque helmet worn by troops in Sadaam’s “elite” Fedayeen forces. Apparently manufactured from fiber glass it saw only limited issue. Perhaps the idea behind the helmet was to make the enemy pause to say, “WTF?” giving the wearer enough time to run away. A badge with the words “The Lord, The Homeland, The Leader” was affixed to the side of the helmet. They bring top dollar in the collector’s market.
A Spanish collector’s site has an excellent backgrounder on the helmet. Check it out here.