Video: Bored troops go Gaga in Afghanistan

posted at 5:58 pm on April 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

The real news from Afghanistan today is too depressing for a slow Friday evening, so let’s stick with a morale booster. As a bona fide viral smash — inadvertently so, according to the Smoking Gun — this would be postworthy under any circumstances, but the idea of a Lady Gaga production going on in the heart of Taliban country makes it downright irresistible. If you asked me what type of music vid I’d expect from the 82nd Airborne, I’d have guessed metal or hip-hop. Instead they picked a dance hit from the reigning queen of camp, whose eyebrows in the original video for this tune would make a Marine blush. Maybe the military really is ready to end “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (Or is it?)

The first 1:40 is a little slow, but stick with it. Trust me.

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See, this is what happens when we end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!

Do I have to put the sarcasm tag?

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Well, that is a little a lot gay.

Tim Burton on April 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM


See, this is what happens when we end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!

Do I have to put the sarcasm tag?

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Totally!

Stephanie on April 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Why God why? I love the military, having been once in the Navy, but Lady GaGa?

bucsox79 on April 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Well, that is a little a lot gay.

Tim Burton on April 30, 2010 at 6:04 PM

No…THIS is ghey…

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Make ya wanna run out to your nearest recruiting office, doesn’t it.

Kini on April 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Don’t ask, don’t tell.

Trent1289 on April 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Oy vey

cmsinaz on April 30, 2010 at 6:09 PM

I would be that if I were a soldier that unknowingly walked into the room that this was being made, I would very slowly and very quietly back out of the room. Not.making.a.sound.

(chills)

portlandon on April 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM

where’s that styx video, ‘too much time on my hands’?

cmsinaz on April 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Ok, Airborne had thrown down the gauntlet so lets see what kinda music video the Taliban can put out.

Not only can Airborne troops kick your behind, they can dance better too.

Skandia Recluse on April 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Ahhh, it’s awesome. Troops blowing off some steam under extremely stressful conditions. Go get ‘em guys.

aquaviva on April 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM

No…THIS is ghey…

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Nope, I found something more ghey.

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Cameron forgot this part in Avatar…

the_nile on April 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

God bless them all!

cmsinaz on April 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Well, as a Marine Corps vet, all I can say is: Leave it to the Army…

BKeyser on April 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Desert Storm, troops were re-doing MC Hammer videos.
Korea, troops were re-doing Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers routines.
WWII, the troops were re-doing Andrew Sisters appearances.

portlandon on April 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Nope, I found something more ghey.

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Touche.

But it don’t get teh gheyer than THIS

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

It could have been worse. A lot worse.

They could have mimed something by Ke$ha.

YYZ on April 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Touche.

But it don’t get teh gheyer than THIS

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Okay, you win this round!

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM
JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM

you both are teh ghey! /s :P

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

That wasn’t gay or not gay, it was just hilarious. LOL! More, please!

leilani on April 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Bring it !!

Badbrucskie on April 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Well, as a Marine Corps vet, all I can say is: Leave it to the Army…

BKeyser on April 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Oh BS! I have seen you former Marines screaming freebird at a country western bar, in your under-roo’s with a bottle of some clear and potent liquid. I hated being the DD that night.

opps.. did I say that outloud?

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Its a sure sign that maybe these soldiers have been deployed too long.

Chrisin206 on April 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Then again, there is this, Jetboy!

It’s like… quadruple the ghey of your first link.

Enoxo on April 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM

LOL ….good to see them having fun ….THANKS TROOP

Aggie95 on April 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM

God Bless Our Troops…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Korea, troops were re-doing Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers routines.

Wait a second. Didn’t they co-star in the film called The Gay Divorcée?

YYZ on April 30, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Hey, didn`t we get in trouble for a lot less than that at Abhu Graib?

bluemarlin on April 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

You are correct about that! Too many memories of Soul Train dance lines in a squad bay.

Btw, how is your Jarhead doing?

CTSherman on April 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM

In the good old days the guys would be off spending quality time at the nearest cathouse to let off stress instead of fermenting this kind of too-much-time-on-their-hands release.

Aren’t there any decent camp followersany more?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Wow. I’m usually the gloom and doomster!

Can anyone imagine how boring it must be at times, not to mention lonely sitting in a country like Afghanistan? Sheesh…. I wouldn’t set foot in the place for anything.

I’m glad to see them having a good time.

Cody1991 on April 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but have a darn good time! :P

It's Vintage, Duh on April 30, 2010 at 6:35 PM

If you don’t make it to the garage dance number, you’re only cheating yourself. It’s teh awesome.

amerpundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Obviously someone got the wrong idea when they heard the Army’s motto was “never leave your friends behind”…

Roc on April 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Btw, how is your Jarhead doing?

CTSherman on April 30, 2010 at 6:30 PM

He is better. Buying me mace, a new hand gun and checking his stash. He is better though :P

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

That dude in yellow ductape and Christmas tree decorations is fabulous !!

macncheez on April 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Good, get them while you still can!

CTSherman on April 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM

This is better, at least not so ghey, and has aircraft in it. Poker Face by a BLM Helitack crew

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4031113/firefighter_poker_face_music_video/

firepilot on April 30, 2010 at 6:46 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

It seems I will not require any care packages when I go. Thanks anyway, but I see they’re already there!!

/teh ghey

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Lets Ga Ga this right!!!
==================================

Queen – Radio Ga Ga (Music Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydW94sVEwfU

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM

In the good old days the guys would be off spending quality time at the nearest cathouse to let off stress instead of fermenting this kind of too-much-time-on-their-hands release.

Aren’t there any decent camp followersany more?

profitsbeard on April 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

In the good old days we fought wars in countries that allowed booze and cathouses. I miss Bosnia :(

/s

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:52 PM

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Yeah, what the hell is up with that? Two things are a given in life – the sun will come up tomorrow, and drunk jarheads will yell “FREE BIRD” at the DJ from the top of a table. . .

Oh, and speaking of conspiracy theories (yeah, I know no one did, hang on) – why is it that AP and Treacher are never seen together? And does AP have blue tape on his knee right now?

Wind Rider on April 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

No…THIS is ghey…

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM

The guy singing is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

txag92 on April 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Better than the original, tear it up fellas!

Heralder on April 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Maybe this is what happens when you close BK and try to kick Yon out of theater!

Wind Rider on April 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

You suck…these guys are just goofing around…give it a break.

Make ya wanna run out to your nearest recruiting office, doesn’t it.

Kini on April 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Probably not…but this one would…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU

tencole on April 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM

BLAH! I was looking forward to sending you dollar toys in a tube sock with home made cookies!

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM

BLAH! I was looking forward to sending you dollar toys in a tube sock with home made cookies!

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Well the sock would come in handy…

/ew gross haha teh ghey sarc

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:59 PM

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Ask Cindy… I sent the “Fire on your Screen” for the guys and a mini Christmas tree with mini lights. Yeah I am a total box dork… but the guys loved it.

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:59 PM

My eyes…. My eyes… My eyes…….

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH………………….MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ITS TORTURE i TELL YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(snark).

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Btw,this is going to scare the h*ll out of the Taliban!!

Which is a good thing!!

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Lmfao @ the guy w/ the ridiculous face mask outfit – just like GaGa. Hilarious.

metric on April 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM

upinak on April 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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Well the sock would come in handy…

/ew gross haha teh ghey sarc

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 6:59 PM

alohapundit: Sock it up,I kid!!:)

When is your deployment date?

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM

End of May

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM

I think this is hilarious!! I’m sure they had a good time doing it and their buddies enjoyed it. The best however is still this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD7UREH_rJI. It’s a parody, not just straight up karoke. Love the lyrics to this, and everybody I know that was in Bosnia or Kosovo thinks it’s funny, too!

Dan859 on April 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Well, as a Marine Corps vet, all I can say is: Leave it to the Army…

BKeyser on April 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM

But it was the Marines who beat them to a Lady Gaga remix. . .

ViperPilot on April 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Really gay. I don’t care how much free time they have or how bored they get, there is just no excuse. Lady Gaga is never the answer.

JavelinaBomb on April 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

FlickeringFlame:Oh come on,US Military troops having some
fun,on their down time,relieving stress,
and this particular incident has you all
distressed and you can’t support the troops!

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I kind of dig the guy in the black and yellow miniskirt….

CarolynM on April 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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End of May

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:08 PM

alohapundit: Awesome!!!:)

Remember,if possible,to communicate with the
USS Hot Air———————-:)

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Remember,if possible,to communicate with the
USS Hot Air———————-:)

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Definately. I will give you the boots on the ground report of what’s really going on.

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

FickleFlame,I don`t really know your positions but it sounds like you would never support the troops anyway. Leave these guys alone, they are helping to ensure you can sit here and type what you just typed in safety.

bluemarlin on April 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Heres a really great Military video!!!
=======================================
The Warrior Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Zowie !The Village People of this generation ?

cableguy615 on April 30, 2010 at 7:24 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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Definately. I will give you the boots on the ground report of what’s really going on.

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

alohapundit:Sounds great,but remember,Loose Lips Sinks
Sinks Ships, *wink-wink*———–:)

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:26 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

You must be related to those homophobic Obama voters aka

Westboro Baptist Church

macncheez on April 30, 2010 at 7:31 PM

alohapundit:Sounds great,but remember,Loose Lips Sinks
Sinks Ships, *wink-wink*———–:)

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:26 PM

True, but so does the New York Times, sooo…

heh

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Who needs water boarding?

5u93rm4n on April 30, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Instead they picked a dance hit from the reigning queen of camp, whose eyebrows in the original video for this tune would make a Marine blush. Maybe the military really is ready to end “don’t ask, don’t tell.” (Or is it?)

Peacocks!
Sink me!
Think ye, sir,
How those feathered boys love to flaunt their tails!
Stallions!
Zounds, sir!
Hounds sir! Stags!
Of the goosie and the gander, sir
Which gender is the grander, sir
To render total candor, sir, the spendour is the male’s!
Be an example to your sex
Give your boot a dapper strap
And it’s smarter if your garter has some snap!
Cravats should be flounced about our necks
Wear a nightcap when you nap
Be bewitching with some stitching on your cap!
Now, drape your cape
And puff your cuff
Embroider those lapels!
Be the king of the beasts in pastels!
La, but someone has to strike a pose
And bear the weight of well-tailored clothes
And that is why the Lord created men

Strut, sir!
What, sir?
Roosters do!
Give a cock his comb and the hens will pale!
Bucks! Bulls!
More, sir!
Boars, sir! Rams!
Of the nanny goat and billy, sir
Whose beard is fully wooly, sir?
It’s bully for the billy for he’s willy-nilly male!
Sir, be a lion-hearted prig
Fill those pantaloons with light!
I could dangle down a spangle out of sight!
Oh, yes! Be bold, sir!
When it’s cold, slap on that wig
Draw your britches in quite tight
Even more so, and your torso will ignite
Now, smock your frock
Perfume your plume
I’ll let my waistcoat swing!
And the jungle will bow to its king!

La, but someone has to strike a pose
And bear the weight of well-tailored clothes
And that is why the Lord created men
Yes, that is why the Lord created men
Remember what we’re here for
Why we must be dressed to kill
If we have to look like Cleopatra
Then we will!
If you’re out to make a splash, cheri,
Do know your haberdashery!
Buttons, buckles, ruffles and lace
Represent the human race!
La, but someone has to strike a pose
And bear the weight of well-tailored clothes
Each species needs a sex that’s fated
To be highly decorated
That is why the Lord created men

PercyB on April 30, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Ha Ha Ha It’s all in good fun. those guys must have practiced the steps many times to make that video. That means they are a good shape except for the stocky dude. He needs to practice dancing to Poker Face to get in fighting trim condition.

sonnyspats1 on April 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

FickleFlame,I don`t really know your positions but it sounds like you would never support the troops anyway. Leave these guys alone, they are helping to ensure you can sit here and type what you just typed in safety.

bluemarlin on April 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM

^^This

JetBoy on April 30, 2010 at 7:59 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM

You have to be one of the worst trolls. I mean, come Wall/Waters. You will not support the troops? Because they are blowing off a little steam by re-creating a music video for fun?

Piss off Roger Waters.

Oh yeah,

“Go Flicks!!”

portlandon on April 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Must be a PSYOPS operation to demoralize Taliban fighters.

Maybe images from the video will be made into death cards.

The only thing that makes sense and that I’m comfortable considering.

R Square on April 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM

I had to watch the Official Video to understand this. Then I still didn’t understand.

unclesmrgol on April 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM

They should all be deployed on our southern border.

tbear44 on April 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Here’s another keeper. Whatever they can do to stay sane and to have fun down time, I say go for it. Looks like a fun buncha guys.

hoosiermama on April 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

But then I watched this and I understood.

unclesmrgol on April 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM

This sucks.

This is why I cant support our troops.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 6:47 PM
You have to be one of the worst trolls. I mean, come Wall/Waters. You will not support the troops? Because they are blowing off a little steam by re-creating a music video for fun?

Piss off Roger Waters.

Oh yeah,

“Go Flicks!!”

portlandon on April 30, 2010 at 8:00 PM

This is why war is bad. You end up with stuff like this. It almost wants to make you root for the Aghans.

How come so many people on this board are too dumb to understand sarcasm or a joke. And most of the people who are so dumb that they take my “I dont support the troops” comment seriously are Palin fanatics like Portlandumb. So, when Palin endlessly says “We gotta support our troops”, I guess there are still people needing to hear that message…like Portlandumb.

FlickeringFlame on April 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Love these vids…must be one helluva way to blow off steam in such a hellhole.

Inanemergencydial on April 30, 2010 at 8:58 PM

hmm I like :-) needs more cow bell though and a touch more nipple

Zekecorlain on April 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

*salutes*

Yakko77 on April 30, 2010 at 9:09 PM

They have all this free time since they are not fighting the enemy under NoBama I guess.

Neo on April 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

alohapundit:Sounds great,but remember,Loose Lips Sinks
Sinks Ships, *wink-wink*———–:)

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 7:26 PM
=======================
True, but so does the New York Times, sooo…

heh

alohapundit on April 30, 2010 at 7:36 PM

alohapundit: New York Times,ugh,no kidding,btw,just
funning with ya!!:)

alohapundit:

canopfor on April 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM

This is really funny, I love it!

playtime on April 30, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Dragon loves!

And thanks for all those links to the troop videos. That totally made my night.

Go go, Boys, go!!

Do they take requests? I wanna see Beautiful Dirty Rich!

tickleddragon on April 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM

They are risking their lives to preserve our freedom to call them GAY!!!

tommylotto on April 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

And to think I wasted my time providing Telephone/Sat TV service to my AF family.

F15Mech on April 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

The one thing I find ironic…

The Marines in the video are providing entertainment to us citizens back in the states.

F15Mech on April 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I was a Lady Gaga fan at least two years ago, before all of you johnny-come-latelies jumped on the bandwagon.

She’s the modern day Madonna. And I mean that in a GOOD way.

Vyce on April 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Military service consists of weeks of boredom followed by minutes of terror.

Which one did that video demonstrate?

AaronGuzman on April 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

It is actually a vid of a house party in Crist’s house.

bayview on April 30, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Love those guys.

PattyJ on April 30, 2010 at 10:47 PM

I’m sure we didn’t look that gay during Desert Storm, but we sure did some stupid stuff during downtime. Anything to take the stress off; I still embarrass my kids today!

It was Van Halen when I got in, and “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” when I left. It was the most fun I ever had. And there was no internet then… thank God.

Bigurn on April 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I linked to this last night in the dead guy on the motorcycle headline!

Ahem…

This is more like DUDE? Lady GaGa has officially taken over the world.

SouthernGent on April 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM

SouthernGent on April 30, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Looking for a few good men. I thought something was odd about that motto. Now I know.
P.S. Just messing with you Devil Dogs. I’m sure you were just blowing off steam. At least I hope it was steam.

Hummer53 on April 30, 2010 at 11:23 PM

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