Buying Meat, The VA, Glengarry Glen Ross
Banter

Buying Meat, The VA, Glengarry Glen Ross

May 10, 2017 Justin Charnell

Buying meat Sometimes you have to know when you find a deal and when you might just be getting scammed. I’m staying with young Josh Krause for the summer, and we needed some meat for those protein gains. Instead of going to the store every three days to replenish our depleted supply, we decided to [CONTINUE READING]

Marketing

Advertising to Post-9/11 Veterans

April 15, 2017 Justin Charnell

Describing Post-9/11 Veterans One of the best words to describe post-9/11 veterans is irreverent. Donny O’Malley, the creator of VetTV, started using this when he began making YouTube comedy skits. Unlike veterans before us, we laugh at the things we should be afraid of. Nothing is sacred. We poke fun at death. Laugh in otherwise [CONTINUE READING]

HOW TO SKATE MARINE CORPS
Creative

The Wolf of Skate Street

August 13, 2016 Justin Charnell

See those wooden sticks with bristles? They’re called brooms. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret about these brooms. They’re not going to sweep themselves. Okay? Without you, they’re just worthless hunks of fibers. Like a loaded 30 rack without a trained Marine to shotgun too many. And in the case of the [CONTINUE READING]

THE WHITE DONKEY MAX TLCP
Reviews

The White Donkey by Maximilian Uriarte

June 15, 2016 Justin Charnell

The White Donkey by Maximilian Uriarte is a graphic novel that takes place in 2007 about a Marine’s first tour in Iraq. Those who follow Terminal Lance are familiar with Abe and Garcia, the main characters. However, they’re a hell of a lot more serious in the book than in the online comic series. When [CONTINUE READING]

warrior ethos by steven pressfield
Reviews

Review: The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield

June 3, 2016 Justin Charnell

Wars Change, Warriors Don’t [easyazon_image align=”right” height=”500″ identifier=”193689100X” locale=”US” src=”http://onyxdefiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/518HSc8W4eL.jpg” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″ width=”313″]The Warrior Ethos is a very fast read. I read it in its entirety in about half an hour. It essentially summed up the five years I spent in the Marine Corps in 90 pages, from living under shit conditions to eating bad food [CONTINUE READING]