Browsing: Humor

Isn’t there a “Call Me Maybe” version for everything nowadays? If you enjoyed former Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Logan Vath’s take on forbidden love between officer and enlisted personnel, check out the fraternization song in the video below, set to the tune of Carly Ray Jepsen’s infectiously annoying hit: According to the video’s description, it was posted by the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions aboard destroyer Dewey, homeported in San Diego, and has more than 2,500 views since being posted in mid-December. The sailor, who identifies himself as an E-4, sings, “Hey I just met you/ And this is…

Are you looking to add a little love in your life? Do you go weak in the knees for a man in uniform? The G.I. Film Festival is holding a fundraiser bachelor auction that will let lucky ladies bid on a night on the town with an officer from the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Army just in time for Valentine’s Day. “An Officer and an Auction” will be held Thursday night at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The event, presented jointly by Sips with Socialites and the GI Film Festival, will feature drinks, appetizers and music in addition…

Forbidden love, Navy-style, just got its torch song. A former sailor has recorded his bawdy and facetious take on romantic tensions between enlisted guys and female officers on a ship, accompanying it to acoustic guitar. “So what if you’re an O-2 and I’m an E-3/Does that mean we can’t be involved romantically?” sings Logan Vath, a former aerographer’s mate 2nd class turned singer-songwriter, in a YouTube video uploaded Jan. 5. “They say age is just a number/Well rank is just a number too.” With pregnant pauses and innuendo, “The Fraternization Song — Navy Humor” skews into the ribald like an…

Cmdr. Flex Plexico has been widely recognized for having one of the coolest names in the Navy, and now his fame has stretched all the way Down Under. Plexico, spokesman for Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, Tenn., was ranked seventh on a list of the top 25 most unusual names by the Daily Dot, in between Dutch politician Tiny Kox and Australian submarine designer Hans Ohff. The list, which notes Plexico’s name would be good for a WWE wrestler, was culled from the @NameCurator Twitter feed, where Australia resident Ben Osborne posts funny, unique names of real people. It’s the latest…

Plebe year may be over for the Class of 2015, but the dance moves and Navy pride of the 25th company will live in infamy on the internet forever. In the Youtube video below, female students begin joking about how Army guys are “no brains and all body,” while Navy guys are “so much sexier.” The Navy guys then proceed to prove them right, shaking it to LMFAO’s hit single “Sexy and I Know It,” to scare off a pack of plebes who donned short-shorts and open-front vests to look like Army students. The two packs of military men even…

Doctors have one. So do karaoke singers, movie directors, librarians, pilots, journalists and disc-jockeys. Now, sailors can claim their own What-people-think-I-do meme. For the uninitiated, that’s the Navy’s top enlisted man, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SS/SW) Rick West, mugging in the top center photo. Scoop Deck thinks the rest of the 6-photo slide, designed by a sailor, speaks for itself — and with its own salt.

Speakers paid tribute to the family of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead at his retirement ceremony last Friday in Annapolis. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus presented an award to his wife Ellen and thanked his daughter Elizabeth “for sharing your father with us.” But for two other members of the Roughead family, Mabus’ compliments proved double-edged. “And I can’t fail to mention the contributions of Clancy, the smiling Labrador, and Arleigh, the latest addition, although I do have to say that the vaunted discipline of Gary Roughead does not seem to have rubbed off on the dogs at…

As he prepares to step down from the military’s top post in two weeks, Adm. Mike Mullen braved the bright lights and barbs of The Daily Show on Monday one last time. Mullen, while discussing his career, braced himself for the comedic trap, which host Jon Stewart laid about a  trip they had taken together to Afghanistan in July to visit the troops. Mullen — a veteran of three wars, not to mention countless comedy show appearances — proved his mettle. “I was surprised that when we landed at Kandahar, that you forced them to carry you around on a litter.…

In case the 14-hour days of checks, inventories, walk-throughs and re-checks leading up to a Board of Inspection and Survey visit lead you to think dark thoughts, there’s help: a link to a suicide prevention hotline is front and center on the INSURV website. “Life is worth living,” it says. Clicking on the life ring redirects you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. These suicide prevention links are common on Navy sites, appearing on most – if not all – official websites. But normally, this button is tucked in alongside other links to Navy.mil, Navy Freedom of Information Act,…

  If your career seems rocky, consider this one: He was nearly booted from college, graduated in the bottom third of his class, and only a few years into his naval career, he struck a buoy with his ship. That lackluster start belongs to Adm. Mike Mullen, now the military’s top officer. Mullen recounted his early stumbles as a midshipman and junior officer to laughs and applause on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 13. In his first month as a senior at the Naval Academy, Mullen said he racked up 115 demerits; only 35 more and he would be…

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