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You Can Now Own Maverick's Actual Flight Suit From ‘Top Gun’
There is no fake Navy pilot cooler than Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the 1986 cult classic Top Gun. Well, now you may be able to suit up and finally live out your childhood aviator fantasy, thanks to an online auction. The flight suit worn by actor Tom Cruise in his portrayal of Maverick is going up for bid on Sept. 26, according to Back to the Movies, an English movie news site.
Unfortunately, it’s a purchase that may put your wallet on the highway to the danger zone. The news site reports that to win the auction, bidders will likely need to front as much as $40,000 (around £30,000).
The auction will run through a site called Prop Store Auction, which has a timer counting down until the sale goes live.
But Maverick’s flight suit isn’t the only item available to burn up all your savings. Other swag up for auction includes Indiana Jones’ bullwhip, Thor’s hammer, C-3PO’s head, and Pulp Fiction’s “bad motherfucker” wallet.
We figure you can don the suit for the upcoming Top Gun sequel, expected to premiere in 2019; dress up in the ultimate Halloween costume; or just wear it around your house and reminisce about the ’80s while wondering what the hell happened to Tom Cruise.
We guess this means he won’t be in a flight suit when he reprises his role for Top Gun 2. Maybe this is a hint that Maverick drives a desk now.
While America's forever wars continue to rage abroad, the streaming wars are starting to heat up at home.
On Monday, the Walt Disney Company announced that its brand new online streaming service, aptly titled Disney+, will launch an all-out assault on eyeballs around the world with an arsenal of your favorite content starting on November 12th. Marvel Cinematic Universe content! Star Wars content! Pixar content! Classic Disney animation content!
While the initial Disney+ content lineup looks like the most overpowered alliance since NATO, there's one addition of particular interest hidden in Disney's massive Twitter announcement, an elite strike force with a unique mission that stands ready to eliminate streaming enemies like Netflix and Hulu no matter where they may hide.
That's right, I'm talking about Operation Dumbo Drop — and no, I am not fucking around.
US officials reportedly considered pulling nuclear weapons out of Turkey, effectively ending the US-Turkey alliance
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
On Monday, The New York Times reported that U.S. officials were considering plans to move the U.S. nuclear arsenal from Inçirlik Air Base in Turkey.
This move would be likely to further deteriorate the tense relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, which has rapidly devolved as Turkey invaded northeastern Syria in assault on the Kurdish forces that fought ISIS alongside the U.S.
Soldiers are smoking a whole lot more weed if they happen to be stationed in or near a state where it's legal, and the Army has definitely noticed.
At nine Army bases in or near marijuana-friendly states, there has been a roughly 18% increase between 2017 and 2018 in positive drug tests for THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive component in cannabis. For comparison, there has been a 5% increase in soldiers testing positive for THC across the entire Army.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that a nightmare scenario has come to pass: Captured ISIS fighters are escaping as a result of Turkey's invasion of Kurdish-held northeast Syria.
Turkey's incursion has led to "the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees," Esper said in a statement on Monday.
For an organization that is constantly shining a light on things that would rather be kept out of the public eye, the moderators of U.S. Army WTF! Moments have done a remarkably impressive job at staying anonymous.
That is, until Monday.