I can figure out a better use for this bomb

June 12, 2007

I’m not sure whether to laugh, cry, or check to see if it’s April Fool’s Day. Apparently, in an attempt to develop non-lethal weapons, the Pentagon developed a bomb that would turn enemy combatants into insatiable homos!

“The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistibly attractive to one another,” [Edward] Hammond [a rep from a Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending] said after reviewing the documents. (source)

Um, how about we try dropping this bomb on Washington? Or on a few of our more homophobic states. How great would it be if President “defense of marriage” turned into a big gaywad? Seriously though, this is totally weird. I could go into a whole diatribe about the irony of dealing the most serious consequence of our hypermasculine culture (war) with the most emasculating activity for our hypermasculine culture (gay sex). I could also go into the offensiveness of the Pentagon’s use of the oversexed gay man stereotype. I could also get into the whole assumption that gay men are incapable of violence because they’re too busy having sex. I don’t really feel like going into any of those things. Because this is just funny and ridiculous. Damn.

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  2. yes yes yes. bring it on. if only.

    sex not bombs should really be an anti-war slogan. have you ever heard the song by United Sheep “more sex in the white house” ? it’s fabulous.

    but, “bombs for sex”. hm. definitely an oxymoron and definitely f-d. i heard this on the radio this AM – thanks for catching it.

  3. Lol.. “oh g-d I am so gay, I forgot I was being shot at…” How weird?!? I swear this has to be a joke!

    I love your take on the matter.

  4. i swear, it just doesn’t get better than this.

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