The issue of gays in the military has always been a tough subject, but recently it’s made headlines quite frequently and for that reason I will leave my personal opinion out of this. It is more or less irrelevant to the joke. As the strip suggests though, it is quite ironic that so many Marines are against gays and lesbians serving in the military, but are guilty of doing gayer shit than the average gay man on a daily basis. The “oil check” was something I never really thought was appropriate, in any situation–yet it had its hayday in my old platoon for a good couple of weeks.
There’s always some new practical, physical joke that spreads around and lasts for a week or two. Usually it involves some form of homo-erotic behavior like fingering another man’s asshole or showing someone your balls. I suppose when you’re stuck in shitty situations on a near constant basis away from civilization, a group of young men will inevitably resort to using their own bodies to find humor.
In any case, sorry for the late update. It’s actually passed 2am here in Hawaii as I type this. I’m officially on my last week here in Oahu, I’ve been on terminal for over a week and am trying to enjoy myself as much as possible while trying to pack up my life here. Though I will do my best to get the strips up on Tuesday and Friday next week, keep in mind I’ll be in the process of moving next week and may or may not make the updates. At the very least I might throw up some quick, unfinished doodles with some punchlines.
I’ll keep you all updated in the News post.
Until next time, tan belt ninjas.