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A Lurid Tale of Military Weapons Development

Posted in Army, History, Humor, Random, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by BrainRants

Go on over to Long Awkward Pause and check out my twisted screed. I am, apparently, spreading like a fungus.

So I am supposed to write something – whatever pops into my defective head – upon seeing this picture. To be honest, my head about exploded, because Awesome Robot, and because Awesome Safe Sex. Actually, the second one not so much or so awesome, because No Junk Access (JA). Junk Access is important during sex, or so I seem to recall. I digress…Okay, I’ll stop bullshitting, because if you’ve landed here then you’re probably an Olympic-Class Bullshitter (OCB) yourself. Sort of like Howard the ‘Tard (HtT).

I have to admit, Chris found a photo of me. Yes, I know, but I think we all know that Rants (uhm, Me) is a more mature yet less refined blogger who happens to be in the Army. This picture caused me some bemused anal leakage (age issue) and muted pride, which I immediately destroyed (the pride, not the leakage) because Army team players…

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Six Word War

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Awesome, History, Random, The Suck with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by BrainRants

I was trolling the web and came across an interesting story about a fellow brother-in-arms.  It seems this former Marine decided to leverage the power of the internet to communicate Continue reading

Freedom

Posted in Awesome, Best, History with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by BrainRants

Happy Fourth of July.  By now you know this is my favorite holiday of the year, far overshadowing both Christmas and Continue reading

Memorial Day – 2013

Posted in Army, Awesome, Best, History, Home with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by BrainRants

Last year on Memorial Day I was stuck in Afghanistan, and the year prior I was not blogging yet.  This year I felt compelled to add a more well-written addition to the constellation of posts I like to Continue reading

Had It Up To Here

Posted in Economy, History, Humor, Politics, Rant, Worst with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by BrainRants

I’ve had it up to here.  In case you can’t see, I’m making a choppy motion a few inches above my bald head, which is about seventy-three inches above the floor right now while I’m wearing my combat shitkickers.  I found this photo on Continue reading

Why You Gotta Be A…

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Awesome, Humor, Random, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by BrainRants

Why you gotta be a motherfucker… yeah, I cannot recall how many times someone has asked me that Continue reading

Murphy’s Laws of Combat – Part Three

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Awesome, Humor, Random, The Suck with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2013 by BrainRants

Well, here we’re about to wrap up the three-part series of posts dedicated to Murphy’s Laws of Combat.  I probably didn’t order them well, and I commented at random on all of these.  Again, I need to nod in appreciation to Archon, who did an awesome and very detailed post about non-combat laws, some of them also Continue reading

Murphy’s Laws of Combat – Part Two

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Awesome, Humor, Random, The Suck with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by BrainRants

As I noted in Part One of this series, my hat’s off to Archon for stimulating the neuron (one of about five that still reliably function) in my head for this bout of Continue reading

Murphy’s Laws of Combat – Part One

Posted in Afghanistan, Army, Awesome, Humor, Random, The Suck with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by BrainRants

Being home briefly in some ways is a good thing.  Because beer, mainly, and because Jack, but also because bandwidth.  I’ve ranted poetic before on the limitations of what’s available to me over in Continue reading

Veteran’s Day

Posted in Army, Awesome, Best, History with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2012 by BrainRants

Re-posted from 2011… also please visit John Erickson’s post here.  All old people jokes aside, I’d point out that this holiday, born out of the ashes of WWI, will be observed this year (2012) for the first time without a living veteran of that war.  And so the saying goes, we just fade away…

Those of you with history in my blog know in advance this is not going to be a funny post. Far from it: this entry is to ensure you all don’t miss the significance of today beyond the really serendipetous arrangement of the digit “1” when representing the date. ...more 11.11.11...Equally pleasing is the idea that all of our foreign friends can probably also tangentially enjoy the meaning of the day in some Continue reading