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why did they think that turning soldiers gay would make them less interested in killing? gay men are still men!

do they even teach history over at the pentagon?

Posted by maxsolomon | June 11, 2007 12:50 PM

I hope I'm standing right next to Adam Kokesh when the gay bomb goes off.


Posted by Original Andrew | June 11, 2007 12:55 PM

do they even teach history over at the pentagon?

No, the history teacher was gay.

Posted by thehim | June 11, 2007 12:55 PM

make love not war

Posted by duncan | June 11, 2007 12:57 PM

i was hit with a gay bomb once. i don't think much happened. i think the bomb got a little gayer.

but now at least we are given glimpse to the true and real reason about why no gays in the military. the "machine" knows that gays are pacific, evolved things that would naturally rather have the sex than gut some arbitrary so-called "enemy". we're not good soldiers because we are less violent and value sane things, like peace and fucking. thanks, military!

Posted by adrian! | June 11, 2007 12:58 PM

@2: Me too: Adam Kokesh and Scott Caan. kaboom!

Posted by duncan | June 11, 2007 1:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm applause to our Pentagon.

I'm sick with the flu, so I'm having a tough time actually believing what I just read. What - the - fucking - fuck?

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 11, 2007 1:08 PM

I've long heard rumors that among the chemicals tested for these sorts of effects were MDA and MDMA.

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 11, 2007 1:11 PM

these would have to get classified as WMAD--Weapons of Mass Ass Destruction...

Posted by ddv | June 11, 2007 1:14 PM

Too bad they did not drop one on Seattle before this Pride/Queerfest disaster. Could you imagine a noncombative Lesbian?

Posted by Ig | June 11, 2007 1:19 PM

Hmmm. Who would I want to be standing next to when the gay bomb goes off?

Matt Damon? Orlando Bloom? Sanjaya (would it have any effect?), Jake Gillenhal, Tyson Beckford? The mind boggles at the possibilities...

Posted by SDA in SEA | June 11, 2007 1:23 PM

Bring back this program. I will not vote for any national cantidate that does not support it. And testing could happen at most any professional soccer game, thank you.

Posted by Bring it back | June 11, 2007 1:29 PM

Hmm, this wouldn't work well against most NATO countries, which already have active gay soldiers.

Good thing that at least 10 percent of our US armed forces is still in the closet, though.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 11, 2007 1:31 PM

mmmmm, Adam Kokesh (spots a little)

I think the gay bomb is a fantastic idea.

Posted by monkey | June 11, 2007 1:36 PM

I'd love to see the start of a gay arms race.

Posted by JC | June 11, 2007 1:41 PM

If you are already gay and get hit with a gay bomb, does that make you straight or Super Gay? And what about bisexuals? We need to refund this right now!

Posted by Just Curious | June 11, 2007 1:49 PM

The Gay Bomb would be effective, actually. However, it wouldn't be the distraction of enemy soldiers getting close with each other that would do them in. It would be the subsequent apathy of the enemy soldiers going to gay bars complaining about how much the city they're in, like, sucks so hard omg.

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | June 11, 2007 2:17 PM

The Theban elite force, probably the most deadly troops in ancient Greece, was said to be composed exclusively of pairs of lovers, so that their courage would never fail, as a failure from their part would expose their loved one.
On the other hand, if the ennemy is from an homophobic culture, you might get massive suicides. It just so happens that Islamists usually are.

Posted by Mokawi | June 11, 2007 2:27 PM

This bomb would obviously be the end of any enemy, because gay people are always sexily OUT OF CONTROL. ... wtf. This sounds like Dr. Strangelove.

Posted by Katelyn | June 11, 2007 2:29 PM

Be careful what you wish for... could be like Ritalin on hyper kids and blow you straight again. Just sayin...

And what a weird weapon to research. I mean, some of the greatest military forces in history, like, well, you know.

Posted by Dougsf | June 11, 2007 2:32 PM

Oh, I guess everything I said was already covered. Again. Oh well.

Posted by Dougsf | June 11, 2007 2:35 PM

Personally, if I had access to a Gay Bomb, I'd drop the damn thing in Mars Hill and Antioch Baptist, just to shut them up. Ken, Mark, just get a room already and stop obsessing so much about buttsex!

Posted by Geni | June 11, 2007 2:53 PM

I was loking at Nadal/Federer pictures yesterday and they looked pretty gay. Goddamn Europeans!

Posted by lsk3ster | June 11, 2007 3:03 PM

So, um, now the U.S. military is developing battlefield tactical scenarios based on old "Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" comics?

What's next? Super Soldier Serum?

Posted by COMTE | June 11, 2007 3:06 PM

Wait a minute. Don't you think the people hit by a gay bomb would look around a few times and be like: Hey, what the fuck! How did we all get gay and stuff?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 11, 2007 3:08 PM

No, Lloyd, they would be too busy humping each other. Because gay people have no self control. (I think that's how the official argument would have read, anyway...)

Posted by Katelyn | June 11, 2007 3:15 PM

Doesn't the government read sci-fi? This can only lead to a new breed of unstoppable super-homo.

Posted by JC | June 11, 2007 3:22 PM

mmmmmm, breeding unstoppable hot super-homos.

Posted by monkey | June 11, 2007 3:31 PM

they would have fabulous uniforms!

Posted by Bruce | June 11, 2007 3:56 PM

@19 - Yup, Dr. Strangelove. Or maybe a funky gay porn movie.

Posted by Just Curious | June 11, 2007 4:04 PM

Remember to Duck and Cover, kids!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 11, 2007 4:28 PM

@1 - because the Spartans were so peace-loving ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 11, 2007 5:30 PM

I don't believe the story. Perfect for the Onion.

Posted by Mr. Designer | June 11, 2007 6:07 PM

I remember this story. The idea wasn't to make them "gay," per se, just to make them really horny and indiscriminate. So the idea would be that they were too busy fucking to fight.

Posted by MBI | June 12, 2007 7:53 AM

that would be one big "awkward morning after" in the barracks. Geez.

Posted by brad | June 12, 2007 12:35 PM

If there was a cold-war standoff about use of gay bombs, would the policy be called "mutually-assured erection"?

Posted by Nemo | June 13, 2007 1:24 PM

Wouldn't it be better to drop a "straight bomb" on the enemy? That way all the soldiers would just leave the battle in search of hetero women. What an incredibly stupid idea.

Posted by lawrence clark | June 13, 2007 7:45 PM

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Posted by Stephen | June 17, 2007 1:12 PM

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