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What’s your outfit, soldier?


Blog Guy, I know you’re always making fun of bizarre fashion show outfits, but they can’t ALL be that bad. Is it fair for you to only show a designer’s strangest creations?

I guess you’re right. A few days ago I got a lot of traffic, and comments, on a post showing a creation by Pakistani designer Tayyab Bombal, which featured a model wearing only shoes and trousers.

I heard from the designer himself, who thanked me for showing his design and shared some of his other stuff with me.

As you can see in this combo shot above, Tayyab doesn’t ONLY create men’s clothes for The Shirtless Look.

Brand recognition to die for…


Welcome to the story that cannot be satirized. It’s already THAT good.

It seems the designer of the Kalashnikov rifle was just named a “Hero of Russia” by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who lauded him for creating “the brand every Russian is proud of.”

Please remember, I am not making any of this up.

As far as global recognition goes, Mikhail Kalashnikov’s name would be right up there with Death and Hemorrhoids, if those were actual people’s names.

Bad practical jokes on guys with guns…


Pay attention, Earl, this is goin’ down as my very best practical joke ever!Now just picture it. All these troops will be looking left, see, watching for the president to arrive. So I’m gonna stretch a shin-high rope in front of their legs!Then, see, when they take a step forward with their UNLOADED rifles to present arms, they’ll all go stumbling and sprawling! They’ll be SO pissed-off!Get outta here, Earl, here comes the president now!What? Their guns ARE loaded? Fully-automatic, huh? Magnum what?

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A soldier lines up a rope for guard of honor members before Hungary’s President Laszlo Solyom arrives for a two day long official visit in Brdo, Slovenia, October 8, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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Send in air support! Send in the clowns!


Blog Guy, I’m a career soldier in the U.S. military, but I gotta say I’m sick of following the so-called leaders they throw at us. Does every army in the world have the same kind of clowns running it?

I’m afraid so, as you can see from this weekend photo taken in Honduras.

Gosh, is that a regulation uniform?

Sure. I believe the three stripes on his sleeve mean he’s a sergeant, and the checkerboard trousers signify infantry.

Honeydew you know the answer?


Blog Guy, I was intrigued by your recent item showing a student painted like a watermelon. Can you tell us more about the photo?

The U.S. intelligence community has ordered me to keep this one under wraps. It seems they intercepted it as part of this three-shot photo cypher – some kind of a coded message.

Join the Navy and see the lake!


Blog Guy, you’re known for your great career advice. I think I’d like something in the military – my girlfriend says I look GREAT in uniform!

Well, there’s plenty of military available these days.

Here’s the catch. I don’t fwant to be in any danger. Can you tell me the very, very, very safest military branch to join? It doesn’t have to be in the U.S.

Kabul-Capades, coming your way!


Blog Guy, I read about a vocational training program for Afghan citizens. It sounds so strange I don’t even want to repeat it here…

I suspect you mean the Kabul-Capades, an ice skating extravaganza the U.S. is putting together so Afghanis will have real jobs after the war. As you can see, the basics of a good routine are being taught even before they put on skates.

Most popular posts for August: Surprise, surprise!


It’s time to release this blog’s five most popular posts for August, and it underscores that every month I learn something new about my readers’ interests.

For instance, from the wildly popular item illustrated by this photo on the left, I learned that readers of this blog are very curious about special warfare in South Korea.

Life imitates art, over and over…


Blog Guy, following up on your post about the motorcycle attack machine, may we turn to China’s army?

Intelligence sources have told me they are basically out of weapons, and are having to adopt radical strategies.

Presenting our new crack unit!


General, I’m proud to give you the first look at our new battlefield attack cycle! It carries five soldiers – three with assault weapons, a lookout on top, and a driver.

This is a rolling death machine that approaches speeds of four miles an hour, downhill. We can produce them for $240,000 each. I know that sounds high, General, but most of it goes to buy life insurance for the lookout guy.