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February 28, 2005

EVERYBODY'S DOING IT!

The 31st Battalion of the Afghan National Army Dance

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Numanuma!

They were just trying to make it rain.

IT'S ELECTRIC!
boogiewoogiewoogie

Must be the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B is playing in town today...

Everybodys doin the brand new dance now,
Come on baby, do The Occupation...
I know you'll get to like it if you give it a chance now,
Come on baby, do The Occupation...

My little baby Shiite can do it with ease,
It's easier than learnin your political parites,
So come on, come on, do The Occupation with me...

I can see that it has the potential of becoming the new Macarena...God save us all!

From the Afghan National Army Manual:

Approximately 45 minutes prior to formal ceremonies, recruits will be given a large glass of colonblow. This shall serve as their final test of fortitude.

i Approximately 45 minutes prior to formal ceremonies, recruits will be given a large glass of colonblow. This shall serve as their final test of fortitude.


Dare I ask what this is?

I think we could all learn something from this. Maybe if soldiers around the world did more dancing they would have less time (and inclination) for killing.

Unless they're bad dancers.

"Dammit! I can't get this step! Where's my gun?"

"That's the fact, Jack!"

"BWAAAAAAArmy traning, sir!

sounds like a sound cue...

You can tell by my moves when I graduate
I'm an Afghan man, proud to state
Though I'm not allowed to dance with girls
I'll still go through some fancy twirls!


So now it's all right, it's Allah's will
If I wind up an Al Qaeda kill,
Just try to keep a real straight face
If that Geraldo's on the base.

Whether you're a Sunni or whether you're a Shiite
you're staying Afghan, staying Afghan.
Is the dance floor shakin' or is that the earth quakin' ,
you're staying Afghan, staying Afghan.

Well, we'll search low and we'll search high
For that Osama guy, he's got to die!
Though I've not learned much in a 3 month span,
It's still better than the Taliban.
So it's all right, it's Allah's will
If I don't improve my dancing skill
My feet so light, they don't trip mines
When I approach the bad guy's lines

Whether you're a Sunni or whether you're a Shiite you're staying Afghan, staying Afghan...

Dearest BarryFS

There's a great big World Wide Web out there. Look up colonblow like the rest of us did!

Hugs.

An Army of Mimes.

Gee, no video....

I'm sure there gyrations are going to captivate Osama ben-Laden.
*evidently taught by the American G.I.'s*

This dance looks to be a combo of the "YMCA" - the first guy seems to be moving from the Y to the M - and "Grab my winky" - as the 4th guy in line seems to be doing.

"Grab my winky" was a very popular dance when I was in college...

Or so I remember...

"Squad! Camp it, UP!"

They'll scatch your eyes out.

Sorry to disagree, but it is not a dance. They are actually from the Ministry of Silly Walks.

Who is in charge of the training? June Taylor.
(Geezer reference)

The lyrics to Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" needs almost no tweaking for this story.

insomniac, you rock today (and, well, every other day too, but you know what I mean).

3 cheers for insomniac!

The real problem, as you can tell by the mountains in the background, is that the planet has evidently cracked yet again, and the whole city of Kabul is slipping into the crack, towards the left in the picture. The soldiers are merely trying to hang on to their balance. And who could blame them, with everything they've worked hard for about to get sucked into the guts of this giant flying ball of dirt we live on.

Oh, well. I hope they got to watch the Oscars, at least.

This blog rocks!

One day in Kabul...
" Men, we dont have enuff weapons to save our ass
[class snickers], we need to use Psychological Warfare!"
Now, look carefully, this technique will have ur enemies rolling on the floor with laughter...

*Sound of Macarena fills classroom*

scat', darlin', please don't say things about your gecko eating its skin 'round lunchtime.

scat', darlin', please don't say things about your gecko eating its skin 'round lunchtime.

I'm not quite sure, but I think MAYBE the third guy is PFC Kevin Bacon, poised to launch his "Footloose" dance.

Methinks they used film segments from "Stripes" for drill training.
"Boom Shakalka, Boom Shakalaka..."

In eleven weeks you would think they would at least learn to shine their shoes. Look at those things, and it's graduation for crying out loud. No pride.

I am sooooo jealous!

We never learned those moves when I was in ROTC.

Looks like a line dance from the 60's to me. Not exactly the stroll.....

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