MARINE CORPS

Happy Birthday, Marines

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As most regular followers of this blog know, I was in the boring ol' Marine Corps before I decided to join the ELITE RANKS of full-time bloggers.

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Site News: Veterans Day

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Hey folks, as you may have heard from some flag-waving American, it's Veterans Day.

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT

What’s on Tonight: Fatties Infiltrate the Marine Corps

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The Biggest Loser (NBC) -- Tonight the final eleven contestants go to Camp Pendleton, the Marine base between Los Angeles and San Diego.

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT

What’s On Tonight: James Lee Isn’t Going to Like This

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Surviving the Cut (Discovery) -- Despite <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2010/09/here-are-the-discovery-hostage-takers-insane-and-retarded-demands" target="_self">James Lee's demand</a> that "All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease," this episode about the training for Reconnaissance Marines is still a go.

#COMMERCIALS

‘I Will Shoot My Way Into Office’

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Dale Peterson is trying to get the Republican nomination for Agriculture Commissioner of Alabama, and he REALLY wants it.

THE PACIFIC

MARCH 14TH. MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

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There isn't a whole lot of meat to this story, but what I'm excited about most this morning is HBO's announcement that "The Pacific" -- the epic miniseries about Marines in World War II -- <a href="http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/12/tv-bites-the-pacific-premiere-tim-returns-pilot-casting.html" target="_blank">has a premiere date</a>.

TOM HANKS

OORAH! SPIELBERG AND HANKS TALK ABOUT ‘THE PACIFIC’

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The Marine Corps's ass-kicking birthday continues at Warming Glow with this video about HBO's "The Pacific" -- an epic miniseries that, as I've said <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2009/09/boner-alert-new-trailer-for-the-pacific">before</a> (<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2009/06/i-believe-in-ammunition">more than</a> <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2009/03/military-nerd-boner-engage">once</a>), will be the greatest thing ever televised.

THE TONIGHT SHOW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES

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Today's the 234th anniversary of the day that the Continental Congress first issued the order for two battalions of Marines, sparking  the recruiting process at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

MARINE CORPS

EX-MARINE FIGHTS LION WITH CHAINSAW!

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And now for a story from the wild world of outdoors living: a former Marine camping in Wyoming defended his wife and two young children from a mountain lion attack.

MARINE CORPS

GORDON RAMSAY F’D WITH THE WRONG MARINE

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In the upcoming Season 6 premiere of Hell's Kitchen, host Gordon Ramsay does his usual act of being a profane dickhead, and one contestant -- a former Marine -- gets up in his face and offers to take him outside and beat his ass.

MISCELLANY

TODAY’S LESSON IN BADASSERY

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The Marine Corps, as you can tell from me jabbering on and on about it on a sports blog, is obsessed with its own culture and history.

TENNESSEE TITANS

AHMARD HALL KEEPS IT REAL

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One of my favorite players in the NFL is Titans fullback Ahmard Hall -- partly because he clears the way for my LenDale White fantasy points, but mostly because he served in the Marine Corps before his college days as a Texas Longhorn.

MARINE CORPS

URGE TO KILL … RISING

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I'm not terribly offended by people burning the American flag.

POWER RANKINGS

POWER RANKINGS: FAMOUS MARINES

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Is there anything worse in the sports media than completely senseless weekly power rankings.

PWN3D

THE MARINES MAKE HIKING FUN

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Hiking -- or, as the Marines call it, "humping" -- isn't a sport, but it's certainly an outdoor activity that requires physical exertion, so I'm posting this video.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS

RUTGERS HAS SOME NAPPY-HEADED HO’S

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I don't think I've ever met someone who listens to Don Imus (note: former Marine), but here's the old weirdo reflecting on the NCAA Women's basketball championship, which apparently happened sometime recently.




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