More Cowbell Monday is always about laughter. It’s just a rule around here that we start the week that way.
Today I’m recovering from an Elmo Fiesta of massive proportion! We bounced, we ran, we ate, we played.
We all have a party hangover at Chez Hansen, so tired Jenny is going with the age-old default of potty humor, with a teensy tiny dash of serious.
I just had an article from Digital Journal come across my desk that says:
The United States Marine Corps has banned audible farting in Afghanistan because it is culturally offensive to civilians working with the military and members of the Afghan National Army.
REALLY? Our Marines can risk their lives, but they can’t break wind? Shut the front door! As the younger sister of a flatulent brother, who is a highly ranked officer in the Missouri National Guard, I cannot even fathom this.
p.s. You have got to take a moment to read the comments on that Digital Journal post! My fave comment so far: “All I have to say is ‘Semper Fi…let it fly!’ Oorah.”
My thoughts on the subject (besides, “Really, people?!”):
1. Military food is gaseous food. Whether it’s the normal mess at the mess hall or MREs (meals ready to eat), our boys and girls in uniform are typically getting a good colon workout, if you know what I mean.
2. Farting is an art for most of the men and many of the women I know. My pal, Natalie Hartford, does entire posts on the subject! She’s even provided the solution with Subtle Butt. I really believe the United States government should stock up on this product for the duration of our time in Afghanistan and just let our military exercise their colons at will.
In honor of the time-honored potty humor tradition, here is a quick video to make you laugh.
What do you think of this “ban?” Did that video make you bust a gut laughing like it did me? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!