Servicemembers Music Videos
OK, totally off-topic, but please bear with us.
There's something about Lady Gaga that our servicemembers [mostly Soldiers, but also Marines] downrange really like, to the point that they record themselves doing something silly, then post for posterity on the Internet. Here are some of the best, followed by one more [quite crazy, but then, they're deployed, so it's OK]:
The world-famous Telephone Remake [from Afghanistan]
from the U.S. Air Force Academy:
Vanilla Ice Remix [looks like MPs in Iraq]
And another from Iraq, spoofing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Finally, here's Lady Gaga's Pokerface [also from Iraq]
OYE Comment: The Atlantic's Cailey Hall said it best:
The military has more important battles to attempt to win without taking on the extraordinarily pervasive popularity of social networks. But just in case they do, I recommend you get your fill of soldier music videos while you can. You might laugh, you might cry. And perhaps you'll even think about some of the other things those young men and women in uniform are facing over there.If these crazy videos help to bring the American people closer to our deployed servicemembers, it's all to the good.
Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.