Thursday, August 25, 2011

First rule I was taught is that you should never issue an order to a subordinate that you know can't be carried out, especially if it is just CS.

U.S. Marines In Afghanistan Ordered Not To Fart Audibly.


Semper Fi, 0321 said...

Priceless video clip!!!

I thought that was SOP in the Corps, now they will have to issue ass mufflers?

Bad Cyborg said...

Mullins' Law:
Nothing is impossible to the one who doesn't have to DO it.

It OFFENDS Afghans???? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot??? What do Afghans do when they have to expel flatus, for goodness sake? Hold it in till they are alone? Perfect the art of flatulating silently??

Somebody needs to frag the nitwit who originated that order. SOON!

Robert Fowler said...

Saturdays as a young Marine. Trip to the mess hall for corned beef hash and eggs. Then back to the barracks and wait for the games to begin. Ahhh, the good old days.

DC Wright said...

I recall my first night in Vietnam, laying in my rack in the barracks at Phu Bai, watching a bunch of idiots sitting around in their drawers, farting and trying to light the escaping gas with their Zippos. One or two managed to put on an impressive display. Which made me wonder why the flame didn't get sucked back up inside. I figure the skivvies helped prevent that, but it was a sight I'll never forget... try as I might!

HaroldC said...

Evidently farting in the presence of others in many Muslim cultures is a social taboo and an unforgivable faux pas. Doing so causes an immediate loss of status among Muslims. Personally I think it impolite but Muslims can believe any stupid and ridiculous thing they want. It would be good to keep a dog around then to deflect blame. But then they also consider dogs to be ritually unclean.