If you’ve deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq over the last decade, then you’ve likely received or seen one of your buddies crack open a care package filled with dozens of cards from kids. I have a mother, sister and multiple cousins that are school teachers, so you could say I got my fair share of cards from kids back home, and I would say one out of every ten or so was an absolutely hilarious one. Kids – especially when they’re young – don’t know anything but honesty, so that can result in some award-winning deployment cards. I thought I had seen some awesome ones until the one below (hit that link – you know you want to) pretty much trumped it.
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We’ve all played crappy video games at one point or another in our lives, and hopefully we didn’t lose too much money – not just by the game itself, but via broken controllers, etc – in the painful process. Duke Nukem Forever, released in 2011 and took only 15 years to make, promised to be the long-awaited sequel that Nukem fans had been craving for since Duke Nukem 3D became the “it” game in 1996. While I never played Duke Nukem Forever, I did play its predecessor, and I remember really enjoying it – especially the hilarious one-liners that you really couldn’t find in any other game or genre at the time. In the spirit of humorous one-liners then, it is appropriate that we feature arguably the funniest Duke Nukem Forever review that has graced the Internet, as this is short, not-so-sweet and directly to the damning point. Hit the link below and enjoy.
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There’s nothing wrong with orange hair, or a ridiculous amount of freckles all over your face … and back. Seriously. While my hair is more brownish than reddish, I am an Irishman which means I have more than my share of freckles and ginger tendencies – as well as a 2-liter deep glass boot for drinking
beer water. So since it’s Monday, and nobody likes Mondays – even Bill Lumbergh – we decided to keep our mega popular funny meme collection train rolling with a dip into the world of the funniest ginger memes. Part one is below, and as always, many many more funny ginger pics to come!
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So while Tebo wanted a new Soulblazer (who doesn’t?), I did come across quite possibly the next best thing: Wayward Souls. If you’ve got an iPhone, have a borderline obsessive affinity for SNES-era action RPGs, and/or just looking for a great new iOS game, then look no further than Wayward Souls. Seriously. Direct your mouse to the link below for our full game review!
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We’re all kinds of excited for the new Black Keys release. Brothers was nothing short of brilliant, and El Camino was an album for nearly every occasion. Turn Blue is shaping up to be every bit as good.
Planning a massive stateside tour early this fall, the Black Keys will be visiting cities such as Louisville on September 1o, Phily on September 20, and SQ’s stomping grounds of Chicago on September 27 at the UC. That tour date will turn the West Loop into one long party weekend. Continue reading “Black Keys Turn Blue Album Releases This Week”
Eric Bana is a much better actor than most people believe. He starred in Munich, a film which snowballed into one of the greatest films of 2005. As Nero, he helped jump start a whole new era of Star Trek fans. And my personal favorite, Hector, from Troy. While that film left a little to be desired at times, he played his character every bit as good as Sean Bean portrayed Odysseus. Maybe even a little better. And now, Bana is Ralph Sarchie, a police officer working to uncover what appears to be an unholy spirit tormenting his town.
Deliver Us From Evil‘s trailer leaves a little to be desired at the end, but Bana appears to be taking on the persona of a younger Liam Neeson here. Intelligent, charismatic, and with a soft touch. And he’s married to Olivia Munn in this film, so he has that working for him Continue reading “Deliver Us From Evil Movie Trailer”
Optimus Prime is back. This time, he’s teaming up with Mark Wahlberg instead of Shia LaBeouf, so he has that working for him. Now that we reflect, Shia wasn’t a terrible fit, it’s just they made him look less…manish…with his parents getting in the way.
The story begins with Mark Wahlberg discovering a Transformer (although he doesn’t know it at first). Then some government agency comes in and tells him to fork it over. Queue basic plot structure from there with Optimus Prime going postal on a foreign species, and you have Age of Extinction. As far as our other trailer previews go, this one is in the middle, but not in the happy Jimmy Eat World sense.
It’s not that we’re not excited; we are. It’s just that we were hoping for more of a dark element. More of an actual loss taking place. Christian Bale, as Batman, lost Rachel. Not only did we not see that coming (honestly), we were quite surprised to know that Nolan would kill off a main character. We don’t get that feeling in this installment.
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Wait, what? Jarhead 2? Yeah, that’s the exact same reaction I had when I saw this earlier today. Apparently some movie investor out there believed the “Jarhead” name still had some financial value associated with it, so now Jarhead 2 is coming (thankfully) straight to Blu-Ray & DVD on August 19th. You would think this is Gulf War, or at least Anthony Swofford related, but it’s not; Jarhead 2 actually takes place in Afghanistan, and to be completely honest the movie looks like a train wreck.
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Memes are one of the biggest reasons I love the Internet; they’re just my type of humor, and the possibilities are endless. Since our Kim Jong Un meme collections have basically gone viral, we figured we’d continue with some other high quality meme collections to keep this party going: today’s batch – the military! While this is coming from a Marine, please note that I’ve got all branches included – I won’t discriminate, so spare me the nice emails and comments. Hit the link below for SQ’s funny military memes part 1 of … well, let’s just say infinity – there are about a million more that I found on the Interweb, so as your favorite platoon sergeant used to say, standby to standby. Continue reading “Funny Military Memes Part 1 of Probably Infinity”
I miss a lot of things from my time in the Marine Corps, but eating MRE’s (that’s Meals Ready to Eat for my civilian SQ’ers) sadly is not one of them. While I’m not a picky eater by any means – I would eat just about every MRE out there – there were a few that actually weren’t too bad, either hot or cold. The best MRE item by far in my four years of fine field dining was the dairy milkshake: I don’t care if it had 20 grams of trans fat, or blocked you up for the next 90 days – those things were freaking incredible, and it was a blow to my heart when the DoD said to throw them away during a salmonella scare. Guess what – this guy still ate ’em, and it felt great. But enough about MRE dairy milkshakes, there’s a new menu item in town that’s half safety and half motivation; can it overtake the milkshake? We’ll see. Hit the link below to crack open the latest MRE from the four star chefs at the Pentagon.
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Ah junior high. And bad graphics. And short swords that were supposed to be longer but weren’t. We’re not talking Lagoon here (although that game isn’t far off – the sword in that game was shorter than a toothpick and about as strong). We’re talking about Soulblazer. Time for some retro lovin’.
Soulblazer, for SNES, was the kind of game you’d play when you told your parents you’d be home in 15 minutes. 30 minutes later, you start questioning what was worse, giving up Soulblazer at your friend’s house, or just taking a larger punishment. Normally, the punishment prevailed.
However, now that we’re older (31, but who’s counting?), we want a remake! A no-joke, fully revamped map, fun but devilishly easy combat system, and more runes to collect. And that ball of light that surrounded us? We want him to. He can always come. He brings the party. Continue reading “We Want a New Soulblazer”
Last summer Anna Coren and her CNN team embedded with a US Special Forces unit in a district called Nejrab, which is located about 120 miles or so north of Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul. While this likely wasn’t the first firefight she has experienced in her front line reporting travels, it most likely was one of the most intense with rounds impacting what appeared to be just feet around her. This is yet another awesome combat footage video folks, and this time it comes fully wrapped in beautiful HD – do not miss this one! More after the jump!
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