Author Chris Kelly

[HTML1] Our colleagues over at USA Today caught up with former Marine Cpl. Scott Olsen after recovering from a head injury sustained during the Occupy Oakland protests on October 25. Olsen lost the ability to speak for a period of time, but is slowly regaining it. With a scar above his left eye, Olsen returned to the scene of the protests where he was hit by a projectile, resulting in a fractured skull. The 24-year-old had this to say about his experience from the USA Today story: Even when it comes to his injury, Olsen considers himself fortunate — and…

[HTML1] I’m not sure how we missed this one here on Battle Rattle, but thanks to USATODAY’s Lifeline Blog, we now know there are some motivated filmmakers in the Marine Corps. Posted earlier this week, the video already has 150,000 views. The video was made by Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced) and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 (HMLA-169). Britney herself has seen it and loves it. [blackbirdpie url=”!/britneyspears/status/61227100706840576″]

I’m kidding about the grounding part, but he wasn’t allowed to keep it. Turns out the kid bought the Harrier Jump Jet T-Bird Aircraft XW269 on British eBay for $113,000. The listing for the item has been removed, but here are some of the Harriers that were previously sold by Jet Art Aviation. It should be noted that the aircraft was no where near flying condition. Once the father discovered the purchase, he contacted Jet Art Aviation, explained the situation and everything was fixed. It’s good to know that when you’re in need of some military equipment, you can always…

So you might be asking yourself, what’s the Tiger Song? Well if you’re up to date on your movies from the past year, then you’ll quickly recognize it. I have to admit, that Pfc. Tardy and Pfc. Norman are pretty good. Note: There’s one bad word at the end, but otherwise it’s SFW. [youtube][/youtube] Nailed it.

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re back today with a fourth Friday installment of Bored Marine Video. For this week’s bored Marine video, we figured that we should change it up from dancing… to singing. We present to you the singing Marine for your enjoyment. Please note his microphone of choice. WARNING: Turn your volume down before playing this clip. There’s no vulgarity or anything NSFW, but you’ll understand why 5 seconds into it. [youtube][/youtube]