August 24, 2011

Passing gas in Afghanistan: It’s a no-no!

I just read in the Military Times that United States Marines stationed in Afghanistan have been banned from farting loudly. Here's writer Gina Cavallero:
Farting?  That’s practically a sport.  Ok, it’s not soccer, but a good contest could open the door for cross-cultural exchanges, jokes and other gallows humor. 
So, for all Marines getting ready to go downwind, I mean downrange, be forewarned — you may have to hold it in… at least until you get back to your hooch where you can loudly crop dust your friends.
But not farting may present certain military problems; as commenter Bruce Perry says, “How the heck are you supposed to open a can of whoopass without letting the gas out?
Photo by Aaron Rooks.

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