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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders vs U.S. Troops
Daily Spicy ^ | 21 November 2012 | Clare

Posted on 12/31/2012 8:18:57 PM PST by JouleZ

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan respond to a video made by the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders of the "Call Me Maybe" video. It made me laugh and I had never heard the song before...enjoy and Happy New Year!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; callmemaybe; dolphins; music

1 posted on 12/31/2012 8:19:01 PM PST by JouleZ
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To: JouleZ

You’ve never heard this song before? Do you live in a salt mine 10,000 ft. below the surface?


2 posted on 12/31/2012 8:24:34 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Not all of us are pop culture idiots.


3 posted on 12/31/2012 8:30:18 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

That’s not what I meant. Seriously, If you haven’t heard this song in a bank, gas station, restaurant, store, etc., you’re not paying attention.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: JouleZ

A little funny..but honestly..a bit demeaning for such courageous men to be dancing around like sexy women.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 8:33:02 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: 1rudeboy
Yep...I don't listen to Top 40 music. I'm an oldies country and an 80's pop guy...with a heavy dose of talk radio.

But...even I have heard this song. My theory on people who have no idea of this song...or "that" reference: They are the same people who live in such a small bubble that BHO getting re-elected shocked them...and they are the ones who are shocked when this or that happens.

They have no idea what its like out there. Ignorance is truly bliss.

6 posted on 12/31/2012 8:36:27 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: 1rudeboy

A lot of us don’t pay attention to this stuff


7 posted on 12/31/2012 8:38:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Again, I'm not arguing everyone be up to date on everything, but I've heard this song on FR more than a few times. Usually, with some soldiers or sailors acting out this song.

You could say I spend too much time on FR.

8 posted on 12/31/2012 8:42:19 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I did see a parody of the song on the internet called “Call me Batman”


9 posted on 12/31/2012 8:45:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JouleZ
Thanks for posting, Great to see the troops cut loose with some good clean fun.

Here is a video that the marching band at my school did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiZTPVcRixQ

10 posted on 12/31/2012 8:46:26 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: JouleZ

There are cheerleaders in the video???

LOL


11 posted on 12/31/2012 8:47:24 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: JouleZ

Some background might be helpful...

The Dolphin Cheerleader’s version of this song is the most viewed video of the hundreds of “Call Me’s” already posted on You Tube.

15.4 million views just on the original, and millions more on copies and spoofs and edited copies.

Almost every young man in America has watched or heard about the Cheerleader’s version.

Trust me - these Afghan troops have just become instant cult heroes.

BTW...

Anyone know what unit this might be?


12 posted on 12/31/2012 8:58:26 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: JouleZ

That was brilliant, and interesting on so many levels.


13 posted on 12/31/2012 9:05:21 PM PST by ansel12
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To: GeronL

I am reminded of a conversation I had with a woman I was dating in the late 90s. She had just finished offering some comment about Ricky Martin. I said, “Who’s Ricky Martin?” She immediately launches into a tirade: “OMG! You don’t know who Ricky Martin is? Oprah says that if you don’t know who Ricky Martin is, you just don’t have a life!” I looked at her and said, “Who’s Oprah?”


14 posted on 12/31/2012 9:09:27 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: JouleZ

Bump for later


15 posted on 12/31/2012 9:11:42 PM PST by MattinNJ (Ron Johnson/Col. West in 2016!!!!!!!!)
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To: Hoodat

Knowing all the celebutard gossip is “a life”?

Watching TV substitutes for real life now?


16 posted on 12/31/2012 9:15:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JouleZ

Were those mop heads our fine fighting military troops were using for pom poms? I kinda liked the video. :-)


17 posted on 12/31/2012 9:21:15 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: JouleZ

there’s a fun HEY YA song on youtube done by VAW-116 hawkeye squadron THE SUN KINGS.


18 posted on 12/31/2012 9:23:04 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: JouleZ

I love this!!!!! Thank you for posting - I don’t know how I missed it.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 9:38:07 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: NELSON111
My theory on people who have no idea of this song...or "that" reference: They are the same people who live in such a small bubble that BHO getting re-elected shocked them...and they are the ones who are shocked when this or that happens.

Excellent observation. I noticed a long time ago that there are a lot of posters on this forum like that.

They proudly proclaim that they haven't watched television or seen a movie since the 1970s (or 80s, or the last 15 yrs, whatever).

20 posted on 12/31/2012 11:32:13 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

There are perfectly sound, logicsl reasons for a conservative to have tuned out certain aspects of pop culture. For me, music isn’t one of those aspects.

I do love music and a wide variety of it, but I detest sappy dance acts made marginally palatable with heavy use of autotune. The song in question is pleasant enough for that sort of music, and is all but unavoidable if you’re out in public much at all, but I honestly couldn’t tell you which dancer with a bluetooth mic on her head lipsynced it while jumping around and shaking her rear, lol.


21 posted on 12/31/2012 11:45:24 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ve got news for you pal....the vast majority of people older than fifty most likely don’t know any popular songs created in the last ten-twenty years. And they probably could recognize only a very tiny percent of today’s entertainers: singers, musicians, actors, comedians, etal. Like the poster you’re amazed at because he hasn’t heard that song you’re talking about, I’ve never heard of it either.


22 posted on 01/01/2013 4:25:44 AM PST by driftless2
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
"excellent observation"

No, in fact it's an amazingly ignorant observation. I would bet a lot of money any person who is a regular on FR obviously knows a lot about what's going on in the country politically.

I'm reminded of a W.F. Buckley (you do know who he was, don't you?) article from forty years ago when he recounted a conversation he had with a grandkid. The grandkid was babbling about Elton John being a great musician. Buckley then asked his grandkid who Elton John was. I had Elton John records, but I think Buckley knew a little more about what was going on in the country than I did.

23 posted on 01/01/2013 4:34:04 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ve never heard the song — never heard of it.


24 posted on 01/01/2013 4:36:03 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Hoodat

“I am reminded of a conversation I had with a woman I was dating in the late 90s.”

I’m reminded of a guy I was dating back in the mid ‘90s. Younger. Much younger. One day he announced that he had just heard a great song on the radio by a “new group” — Three Dog Night. I moved on.


25 posted on 01/01/2013 4:42:44 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: JouleZ

Invite them to a game of touch football.


26 posted on 01/01/2013 5:15:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: JouleZ
I love this! I've seen other version (oh, and I am over 50!) but this one is one of the best!

Love how the weapons are feature throughout!

yeah, the troops win!!

27 posted on 01/01/2013 5:28:03 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: driftless2

I second that notion. Never heard of it and the same with music today


28 posted on 01/01/2013 5:52:27 AM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: NELSON111

Yup, I fit that description. I do watch tv though.


29 posted on 01/01/2013 6:39:51 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: MayflowerMadam

That was around the same time that ‘new’ group Santana came out with that song “Smooth”.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 6:50:07 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: JouleZ

31 posted on 01/01/2013 8:07:23 AM PST by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: GeronL

“Watching TV substitutes for real life now?”

Of course. They even have TV shows about TV shows.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 10:04:33 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: driftless2

“.the vast majority of people older than fifty most likely don’t know any popular songs created in the last ten-twenty years. And they probably could recognize only a very tiny percent of today’s entertainers: singers, musicians, actors, comedians, etal.”

Nine times out of ten when standing in the check out line at the grocery I have no clue who are the celebratard faces gracing People mag and other gossip rags.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 10:10:23 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: 1rudeboy

“Seriously, If you haven’t heard this song in a bank, gas station, restaurant, store, etc., you’re not paying attention.”

Nope. But I have selective hearing and tune out crap all the time.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 10:14:00 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Which sorta’ explains Bronco Bama’s election. No one is paying attention to the people who are not paying attention.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 10:25:02 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; All

You’ve never heard this song before? Do you live in a salt mine 10,000 ft. below the surface?

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No, I’m above ground. The only radio I listen to is talk radio on occasion. IF I listen to music it’s C&W not Pop/HipHop or whatever you call it. I shop online so no mall Muzak, either. In fact, I haven’t been to a mall in about 10 years.

I watch FOX news, Tweet and read FR and a daily newspaper for my info so I am not in a “bubble” about current events. BTW, the last song I liked this much was titled “Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat. That was about 5 years ago. I’m picky, I guess.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 12:21:54 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: siamesecats

There are cheerleaders in the video???

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That’s what I said! Love the troops letting off some steam. They deserve it.


37 posted on 01/01/2013 12:24:16 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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