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  • You’re a Bad Person

      By Jack Mandaville You are a hypocrite. That means you’re a poser, have little to zero integrity, and cannot be trusted. You’re an uncleanable stain on the advancement of the...

  • I’m A Damn Moron: The Freon Incident

      By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and your brother were in Iraq, because at least I knew you two were being professional.” –Ski’s mother during a...

  • An American Legend And Your Sorry Ass

    By Jack Mandaville I have to preface my forthcoming rant with a couple of things. First, I’m a fulltime employee at Ranger Up. I don’t speak for the company or any...

  • A Normal Veterans Day

    By Jack Mandaville It’s 11:27 am on November 11th, Veterans Day, 2014. This has already been a weird day—one that has triggered a great amount of self-reflection for me—but not for...

  • We’re The Same People

    By Jack Mandaville Only a real asshole would claim to speak for 315 million people. Only a real asshole would claim to be an expert on the American experience, especially considering...

  • The Soldier’s Burial

    By Jack Mandaville When I was 13 years old I got my hands on an old family poem that had been sitting in a nondescript box in my parent’s basement. In...

  • ‘Aumakua: Sacrifice in a Fallujah Hell House

      By Jack Mandaville The November, 2004 offensive into the city of Fallujah, Iraq—dubbed Operation Phantom Fury—placed the individuals involved into the renowned annals of American Military  narration.  The young men who...

  • The Curious Case of Staff Sergeant Parsons

    By Jack Mandaville “Stuff like this is the reason people say fact is stranger than fiction.  Fiction has to make sense.  Reality doesn’t have to do shit.” -Tucker Max, Hilarity Ensues...