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Who is Mat Best and why does he make me laugh?

March 3rd, 2015 Posted in Military

Who is Mat Best and why does he make me laugh?

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I am a Marine…nothing special, just a KC-130 puke who carried gas and cargo around the world.  Many times I had the chance to haul SEALs, Recon and PJ’s who would jump out of our planes into the dark with bat suits and GPS (back in the 90’s when we used sextants) all gear way before its time.  Yes utmost respect for anyone who jumps out of a great plane…

As military guys we all speak a different language that the average person doesn’t understand.  Our verbiage is cloaked with weird sounding terms that can put my wife’s face into an instant glaze as she relives her favorite “Desperate Housewives” episode in her head.

She claims that when a group of my brother Marines get together, it’s like we slip into some foreign tongue that no one else can understand.  I think she’s right and I have to curb what I talk about for the most part around her.

I guess that is why Mat Best and his crew of brothers in arms accompanied by his hot sidekicks make me laugh.  He takes all that is good from the different services and tweaks them into pure self-deprecation, highlighting the flaws we all see from the outside.

These videos are made by Vets and understood by Vets, especially the inner service rivalries between the different branches and the Special Operations within each one.  I’m sorry that this won’t resonate with the average American who doesn’t understand our lingo, but if you watch these, you might catch the subtle nuances that make the rest of us cry laughing…

If you have served in any branch of the Military, then I highly recommend about an hour’s worth of your day for the best “Time Sniper” YouTube channel out there.   They are guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off (he is insanely funny) and it will be followed by links being sent to your buddies.  I am going to buy some of their shirts only because they entertained me so much, it was worth it!

So Mat, if you read this, even though you make fun of the Corps…I’m thick skin and say produce more!!  Hell, you want some British Armour, we can provide that for you as well.

Semper Fi,


Here are some links for you to start out with…

Perception Vs Reality

How To Be An Operator.

and my favorite funny bust on everyone…

How To Workout Like An Operator

How To Be Tacticool

And I would be remiss if I didn’t include his Raps…

Epic Rap Battle: Special Forces vs MARSOC

Epic Rap Battle: Navy Seal vs. Army Ranger

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