Duffel Blog makes fun of military absurdities — and has the Pentagon laughing, too – The Washington Post


It reads a bit like a brewing mutiny. Writing mostly under pen names, the tribe of former and current service members behind the satirical Duffel Blog regularly lampoons military leaders, blasts the bureaucracy and mocks policy.

You might think the Pentagon — zealous about message control — would be scrambling to unmask the scribes and shut down a site that has managed to find humor even in taboo subjects such as the force’s suicide epidemic, the sexual assault crisis and the psychiatric wounds of combat.

Sample headline: “Anthony Weiner Selected As Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief.”

The brass seems to be laughing along, for the most part, as the once-obscure site has become a widely read guilty pleasure at the Pentagon and at military bases around the country and the world.

via Duffel Blog makes fun of military absurdities — and has the Pentagon laughing, too – The Washington Post.

It’s nice to see our friends at The Duffel Blog getting some love from the WaPo.

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2 responses to “Duffel Blog makes fun of military absurdities — and has the Pentagon laughing, too – The Washington Post

  1. NaCly Dog

    Note the digs from the WaPo on sexual assaults and suicides. Those rates in the military are better than college campuses for assaults, and the general public for suicides.

    I’d be nice if we had a buisness that would find out facts and report them to the general public, to allow a possitive feedback loop to start. If only …

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