Oh boot camp, how I do not miss thee. While technically I went to Marine OCS (Officer Candidate School, or in simple terms: boot camp), it’s not something I would really want to do again. For those guys who tragically got hurt at OCS – fractured bones was the most common from the constant running/hikes – they got the chance to start all over again, which makes them even more impressive. Would you want to do boot camp 1.5 or 2 times? I would – but I would be one grumpy mother trucker in my second go-through. Alright enough with the nostalgia: what I have here for you in preview picture form above, and full picture form below, is arguably – no probably the funniest boot camp letter I have ever read. It is also ironically maybe the most coherent and intelligent, but then again, it’s not really that surprising because it came via the frustrated pen of a paralegal specialist! What’s a paralegal specialist in the Army, you ask? He/she is pretty much the tip of the spear on the front lines. /sarcasm. Full boot camp letter below!
For me it’s really hard to choose between late night television shows, as I think they are all equal parts hilarious. Leno was always hilarious with his stand-up bit, and who could hate on the Jaywalking bits when he would ask random people on the street questions about US history? Letterman and Fallon are always pretty funny – although the two have very different styles of comedy – and then there’s Jimmy Kimmel, who I still can’t believe looks the way he does after his Man Show days. Last but not least we have Mr. Conan O’Brien – maybe the best of the entire bunch – so you can see how tough it is to really decide on watching just one of them. Regardless, since it is officially Throwback Thursday here at SQ, we decided it would be pretty cool to take a look back – way back to 1979 – and see what some of these gentlemen looked like more than 30 years ago. Great pictures below!
Oh memes, how I love thee. If you don’t know what a meme is, well, I’m sorry. Why don’t you go ahead and ask Google or Siri, or anyone under the age of 35, or I suppose I could just tell you. A meme is pretty straightforward: it’s simply a picture with a line of text, usually in big Impact font, that forms a caption for the photo. Would you like a stellar example? Of course you would! How about our award winning Kim Jong Un Meme Collections (Part 1 & Part 2), or you could just hit the link below for 6 hysterically funny metelhead meme pictures which will surely brighten up your Tuesday. And if you were one of those people who just discovered what a “meme” is, then you’ve basically won twice today! High five!
Before I get blasted for the seriously funny military picture below the fold (that means click on the link, Watson), I want to remind everyone out there of two important things: one, this is a funny picture of a potential real, foreign military, and two, I am actually support the Marine Corps’ push to test the women in infantry leadership roles, which you can read all about in my official response to 2nd Lt Santangelo’s groundbreaking Washington Post article. Are we clear? Alright, so with the fine print out of the way, put your game face away and prepare to enjoy a hilarious funny picture that we highly encourage you to share with your friends. Like via Facebook. Ready for the photo? Of course you are! Hit the link below!
Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to formally introduce to you a young United States Marine, PFC Merica. No, that is not a spelling error or typo; PFC Merica, as in ‘Merica, or America. How awesome is that last name? While I was in the Marine Corps from 2008-2012 I came across many a stellar last name when it came to the Marine Corps’ ranking system: LCpl Boot (seriously), Capt Commander (not joking), and many, many more. Obviously the best route for PFC Merica to go would be the MECEP (Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program) route to become an officer, because how could you honestly pass up being called Captain Merica for 4-8 years? Granted those would be big shoes to fill, but I can tell by this guy’s smile that he’s got in him; at the very least I hope he becomes the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, because SgtMaj Merica sounds equally awesome as well. Full photo and more after the jump!
With May arriving this week, Prom season has officially arrived. Just yesterday I stopped in at a Jos A Bank to rent a suit for a wedding that I’m in – two great friends from high school, nevertheless – towards the end of May. In order to give me a discount, the store manager listed my suit rental as a “prom special”, so now when I head back up to Chicago to pick up my suit, I am going to likely receive some very weird looks from the store employees – yes, I’m 30 years old, maybe I’ll just screw with them and tell them I’m a chaperone? Anyways, today is Monday, and since Mondays generally suck – thank you Bill Lumbergh – why not do what SQ does best: lighten the mood with 15 of the funniest, craziest and most awkward prom pictures that have ever graced the Internet? We thought you’d enjoy them, so hit the link below for all the funny prom pics!
Now this is a classic photo of Brett Favre, and just the awesomeness that was 1991! Although I am a devout Chicago Bears fan – Brett Favre always destroyed Da Bears on the football field – I just so happen to be in the vicinity of where Brett Favre destroyed the college football record books in Hattiesburg, MS, or more specifically the University of Southern Miss. While I despise the Green Bay Packers, I am man enough to lay down the facts that Brett Favre was absolutely incredible – maybe the best quarterback of all time – and Jay Cutler, as good as he is for my Bears, simply doesn’t even come close. Plus, Favre was hilarious in There’s Something About Mary, so in all honesty how could I really hate the guy? But enough with the small talk; hit the link below for a stellar Throwback Thursday photo of Brett Favre getting the NFL Draft phone call from 1991, complete with rolled jeans, short shorts (fellas … why?), and red Solo beer cups.
You know that moment: you’re walking down the street, or strolling into your office’s conference room to meet the new Grainger sales dude only to do a completely-obvious double take with the person’s face – either he/she was the ugliest son of a gun you’ve ever seen, and/or it was a Tommy Boy, chicken wing dinner moment: “Oh my god, what happened to your face!?” We’ve all been there, and in all honesty it can be hard to prevent because it is just so automatic. Well do I have one of those moments for you, my faithful SQ Nation. Who remembers the awesome, old school movie E.T. from the early 80’s? I do – that’s when I first heard of Reese’s Pieces – and the funny pic below I thought was just priceless. Thanks to the Internet, this real-life ET won’t notice you spit your coffee out all over her face, I mean computer screen.
Advertising vs reality: we’ve all experienced it, whether it was that glistening new cheeseburger you saw on that Sonic commercial last night, only to get a flat, depressing sandwich shoved in a bag by some pimpled kid on roller skates, or that new laptop with a supposed 12 hours of battery life, which promptly succumbs just two hours after you proudly unplugged it. While false advertising is legitimately illegal, there are obviously ways of stretching the truth, from miles and miles of -50 sized white font at the bottom of car commercials, or having 50 million ways to interpret the definition of “all natural” on those granola bars you bought this weekend – companies know it, and so do we, the consumers. Some consumers however pick up on this fact earlier than others, and in this toddler’s case, he’s already raising the bullshit flag.
Trojan condoms are easily the most recognized, and according to CompaniesandMarkets Trojan dominates [US condom market share] with 69% of sales. (Source) No, you immature bastards, that is the actual, estimated market share percentage – calm yourselves. But could they do any better – after all, there is still 31% of the market potentially available for the taking from the likes of Durex, the next biggest player? Of course they could, and that’s likely what every Trojan senior executive has and should have been pushing for, but have they ever done an objective analysis on their own brand name – Trojan Condoms? The good news is that someone already has – hit the link below for the full brand name analysis (and a laugh).
Every wonder what it was like to work as a National Geographic photographer? I mean come on, you get to travel the world and see places 99% of the human race will never get to see. What could be cooler than seeing the world? Well, I can only imagine what the legal fine print would read at the bottom of every National Geographic job application from their HR department; it’s probably longer than most novels – especially when you’re out on some of the more “austere” locations with wildlife that may or may not be so friendly. Whether or not the full photo below is real or fake, it will surely generate some laughs.
Alright fellas, raise your hand if you ever built a fort in your living room or basement when your buddies came over as a kid. Yeah, we all did; ladies, many of you probably did the same. We also probably both played a crap load of video games when we had our friends over. Since I am now at the ripe age of 30 years, it was primarily the NES, then SNES, Sega Genesis and N64 which carried the bulk of the gaming load, with quite a bit of PC gaming in there as well, courtesy of the entire Command & Conquer franchise (which I dominated, naturally). But when does the slumber party/fort building/male or female bonding go a little too far? Oh, there are lots of ways; I won’t let your imagination stop running. If you really want do laugh, or maybe shudder is a better word, then click below for the oddest slumber party/male bonding experience you will likely ever witness in your lifetime.