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these are hilarious
posted by selenized at 11:31 PM on April 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm not even half way through the list, and I'm in tears laughing.
posted by strixus at 11:32 PM on April 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is my rifle this is my gun
This is for fighting this is for FUN
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 11:33 PM on April 29, 2010


Navy Numa Numa.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:34 PM on April 29, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is my rifle this is my gun
This is for fighting this is for FUN

The DANCE REMIX! *uNCH*uNCH*uNCH*uNCH*
posted by filthy light thief at 11:35 PM on April 29, 2010




My head asplode.

The last one is the money.
posted by awfurby at 11:40 PM on April 29, 2010


If only this was the worst thing soldiers did when they got bored...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:51 PM on April 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


Don't Ask, Don't Telephone.
posted by empath at 12:21 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hadn't realized that DADT had already been suspended.
posted by hippybear at 12:44 AM on April 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Aren't they technically sailors, not soldiers?
posted by dunkadunc at 12:48 AM on April 30, 2010


Awesome recruitment videos.
posted by showmethecalvino at 12:49 AM on April 30, 2010


Before you post that snark, remember that it's fine to be fabulous no matter what your sexuality.
posted by anonymuk at 1:17 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Call on me US Navy style. Camp as a row of pink tents.
posted by handee at 1:58 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I hadn't realized that DADT had already been suspended.

Look, I know you're trying to be funny. But I hate it when people say this, and things like it.

It is the law (as in Congress says so) that homosexuals cannot serve in the military. Don't Ask Don't Tell was Bill Clinton's (largely successful) attempt, through executive order, to allow gays to serve in the military by instituting a policy wherein merely hearing that somebody's gay does not count as sufficient grounds to begin an investigation. Basically, an officer has to either walk in on you having gay sex, or have some sort of physical evidence, to go forward with an investigation.

Suspending or repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell is a return to the pre-Clinton days when an officer hearing, "Yo, you know Martinez is gay," would launch a full criminal investigation.
posted by Netzapper at 2:11 AM on April 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


These videos are great! How about those Navy women, though?
posted by sigmagalator at 2:59 AM on April 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


The Troops of the Royal Dragoon Guards do Is This The Way To Amarillo
posted by DanCall at 3:38 AM on April 30, 2010


I LOL'ed.
posted by availablelight at 3:50 AM on April 30, 2010


To watch the Lady Gaga remake without a YouTube account, click here.
posted by availablelight at 4:05 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


My favorite. Go Navy!
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:41 AM on April 30, 2010


Opps, wrong one.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:42 AM on April 30, 2010


I really hope it was a sadistic drill sergeant who forced them to do the caramel dance, as that would make it truly hilarious, and have grave implications for what the new media means for our boys in uniform.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:44 AM on April 30, 2010


The sweetness of the third video was pretty much ruined for me with the photographs of the blindfolded and sometimes bloodied Iraqi prisoners. I do get that gallows humor is a natural byproduct of war, though.
posted by angrycat at 5:12 AM on April 30, 2010


Thanks, availablelight! I've watched the official video clip to Telephone a couple of times and never liked the song, but the Afghanistan version somehow made it click for me.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 5:15 AM on April 30, 2010


This set of videos makes me proud to be an Army Specialist. Most of the Army guys in these videos were rockin' the Sham Shield. Gotta love it!
posted by SeanMac at 5:37 AM on April 30, 2010


Anytime you give a bored, stressed 19-year-old a video camera, magic happens.

Next, the men of some unit take turns humping an ottoman.

The footstool, not the obsolete nationality.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:40 AM on April 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Caramelldansen?
At least we'll only need to send over pillow cases to keep these soldiers company.
posted by charred husk at 5:48 AM on April 30, 2010


It's good to see videos of this nature where they aren't machine-gunning dogs.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:22 AM on April 30, 2010


I totally love these. So fabulous.
posted by desuetude at 6:32 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


So fabulous.

Yup. I went into this expecting outhouse tipping and humvee crashing; given a choice, I'll take the fabulousness. Great stuff.
posted by Forktine at 6:37 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know, I just get very sad watching these. How many of these goofy, brave young men will be dead, or maimed, or psychologically scarred this time next year?
posted by the bricabrac man at 7:08 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


End DADT
posted by humannaire at 7:30 AM on April 30, 2010


Marines doing the Cha Cha Slide
posted by kmz at 7:34 AM on April 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Suspending or repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell is a return to the pre-Clinton days when an officer hearing, "Yo, you know Martinez is gay," would launch a full criminal investigation.

You know, there is another direction this can take. You have heard of the civil rights movement?
posted by humannaire at 7:52 AM on April 30, 2010


Wow, if this is what goes on the surface, I am totally having a conversation with my husband about what goes on in submarines.
posted by desjardins at 8:44 AM on April 30, 2010


If I ran the world, I would pass a law such that every time Sarah Palin was to be shown on TV, the TV machine would show that first Telephone video instead. The world would be a better place.
posted by KathrynT at 9:14 AM on April 30, 2010


End DADT

Marines doing the Cha Cha Slide

Oo-rah! *finger snap*
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:33 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]




I was really afraid that these videos were going to be something really, really horrible. Color me thankful and happy. THIS is the way you win hearts and minds.
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:08 AM on April 30, 2010


Will there be an Army-Navy rap/dance off this year instead of a football game? Because I'd totally watch that!
posted by zizzle at 10:09 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Basically, an officer has to either walk in on you having gay sex, or have some sort of physical evidence, to go forward with an investigation.

Wait, what? I thought the whole point of DADT was that you simply are not allowed to even MENTION that you're gay. I mean, as far as I know, Daniel Choi is facing DADT-based discharge because he went onto The Rachel Maddow Show and said that he is gay. There was no physical evidence of his actually engaging in gay sex, he simply SAID he was gay, and now they're working on a discharge. I don't really understand what you're saying here.

You might find the book (and accompanying film) Coming Out Under Fire to be of interest. It covers the homosexual experience in the US military and was published prior to DADT's creation. It was quite a fascinating read and watch.
posted by hippybear at 10:27 AM on April 30, 2010


THIS is the way you win hearts and minds.

Yeah, I'm sure the fundamentalist muslim family whose wedding gets bombed by a predator drone will be thrilled to see american troops doing lulzy, homoerotic dance routines.
posted by empath at 10:27 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wait, what? I thought the whole point of DADT was that you simply are not allowed to even MENTION that you're gay.

It's enforcement is wildly uneven, of course, but having lived in Norfolk following DADT (and therefore being friends with lots of enlisted Navy, since they make up a giganto portion of 20sometimes there), I can verify that this is the case. Admitting you're gay gets you booted.
posted by desuetude at 10:51 AM on April 30, 2010


These are amazing. I mean in the videos you can see the love that these guys have for each other, they are all funny yes but so, so touching.
posted by vito90 at 11:41 AM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Smoking Gun has some more info on the remake of Telephone here.
posted by shannonm at 1:27 PM on April 30, 2010




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