Dino Puppets, Angry Veterans, And Fat Generals: The Tennessee Debacle

April 19, 2018

dino puppet reenlistment video controversy
The video above pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole dino puppet reenlistment ceremony non-scandal. For the more cerebral and less inflammatory version of this, I highly suggest you read Adam Weinstein’s take on the matter, if only because Adam writes gooder than me. Read more from Task & Purpose: Everybody Involved In That … Read More

Abraham Lincoln, Caca Mouth

April 15, 2018

abraham lincoln
It would be a waste of time to give a biographical rundown of Abraham Lincoln considering the video attached to this story is an filthy recap of his most famous speech, but it’s worth getting serious for a second. There are countless elements of his legacy that consume our collective American mind: his tenure as president … Read More

These Fantasy-Themed 90s Marine Corps Recruitment Ads Are Both Totally Insane And Strangely Arousing

April 13, 2018

marine corps commercials
Something I’ve pondered lately, because I don’t really ponder matters of real importance, is the nature of Marine Corps recruiting commercials in the late 1980s and 90s. Undoubtedly, the Marines have historically had standout advertising compared to their counterparts in other branches. President Harry Truman once remarked that the Marines “have a propaganda machine that … Read More

In Praise Of The ‘Heroes’ Behind Terrible Military Stock Photos

April 13, 2018

military stock photos
I’m sure you’ve seen these images appear on an advertisement encouraging you to use your GI Bill at a for-profit school, click on the latest military dating app, or purchase any product that’s probably sketchy as hell. They’re the classic no-effort military stock photos. You have to ask yourself whenever you see one of these: … Read More

5 Of The Most Dangerous Spy Plane Missions In US Military History

April 10, 2018

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Since the United States entered World War II, the Department of Defense has engaged in the systematic surveillance of other nations by air to glean valuable intelligence on weapons capabilities and military movements. These missions are quite dangerous and often ended in disaster, but the risks endured by these aircrews aboard the Pentagon’s beloved spy … Read More

The Top 5 Post-Apocalyptic Video Games, Ranked

April 10, 2018

It’s fun to toy with the idea of the fighting for survival in the aftermath of the nuclear apocalypse that could happen if Airman Snuffy accidentally launches some missiles and starts World War 3. Here are my top five post-apocalyptic video games to take your mind off of guarding those sweet, sweet nukes. 1. Fallout … Read More

Pickett’s Charge In 30 Seconds

April 6, 2018

Pickett's Charge
Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was a force that continually defied military odds. With exceptional leadership at every level and an impressive will to win, they brought continual defeat to numerically and technologically superior Union forces during the first two years of the American Civil War. But on July 3, 1863, on the … Read More