God, I love the internet. New time-wasting site: TSGTV.
Needless to say, a tad NSFW.
colleen said on May 30, 2007 at 12:15 pm
poor girl. All she wanted was a straw for her coke.
Only in the 1940s was the post coital smoke portrayed by people more dressed and buttoned up than most people in church these days….
alex said on May 30, 2007 at 1:42 pm
Never got to the coitus, alas. My machine here at work took ten minutes just to get to the damn soda fountain. And no sound.
nancy said on May 30, 2007 at 3:12 pm
Maybe some of the older military guys can clarify: Does washing your wee-wee after love really head off VD? It strikes me as barn-door closing after the horse’s exit, but then, what do I know? I have neither a) a wee-wee; nor b) a history of STD exposure.
There’s also some amusing stuff in there advising men to “stay away from women,” and referencing “the sores and germs” inside them. Ooooh, scary.
Colleen said on May 30, 2007 at 7:01 pm
I could only watch at work up until the first rancid rod ….the rest of the film was quite, uh, enlightening.
My GOODness, I had no idea we women were so filthy. FILTHY.
4dbirds said on May 30, 2007 at 8:41 pm
Nancy, I’m no doctor and I don’t play one on TV but I do work with an internist who told me after I inquired, that yes, washing the penis can give ‘some’ protection much like peeing after sex for a woman can ward off urinary infections. Neither is recommended as the ultimate treatment and only to be used as first aid. Now I’m sure he’s wondering what I did last weekend.
nancy said on May 30, 2007 at 8:47 pm
As I recall, 4db, you’re our resident ex-military voice, too. I hope you didn’t have to watch too many of those films.
Danny said on May 31, 2007 at 6:18 am
Holy crap, that was ripe. I’m sitting here in a hotel room in Baltimore having a cup of coffee and trying to get on Eastern time and that just woke me right the heck up.
Man, other than the fact that women are filthy, the other message was even more disturbing. The overtly racist one. Turned my stomach.
nancy said on May 31, 2007 at 6:51 am
Actually, Danny, I thought about that, too, but I don’t think the film is racist. Except for the doctors (and Crazy Syphillis Man) virtually everyone in it is black. But I don’t get the idea the point was to say only black soldiers get VD; there was nothing in the script that even hinted at that. I think they used black actors for the same reason so many TV casts are widely multi-culti these days — to give the audience someone to identify with. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn there was another version in which the main character was white.
Remember, the military was one of the first places African Americans found something resembling equal treatment, in the sense that everyone was treated equally bad, at least at first.
Those early scenes of Cpl. Baker going home on furlough — that town looked like a black Bedford Falls.
Danny said on May 31, 2007 at 7:53 am
Yeah, Nancy, I see what you mean. But I guess what is somewhat accurately portrayed or reflected is our country’s segregationist, Jim-Crow past. And I wonder if there even was such a place as a “black Bedford Falls.” Or was that just some imaginary place that was supposed to make white folks feel better about the whole screwed up situation.
MichaelG said on May 31, 2007 at 8:28 am
I heard about these kinds of movies and about “short arm inspections” and so forth but didn’t experience any of it while I was in the service. I must have slipped through the cracks somehow. I heard legends while I was in RVN about the “black clap” It was this horrible variety of gonorrhea that was impervious to all medicines and your genitals turned black and fell off and the Army maintained this island somewhere in the Philippines where all the victims were quarantined and if you caught it you were on the island forever and . . .
4dbirds said on May 31, 2007 at 11:05 am
Oh MichaelG I forgot all about the “black clap” story until you wrote about it. That myth was still around well after Vietnam. Anyway, thanks for the laugh.
anon said on May 31, 2007 at 12:13 pm
I’ve had both black clap and white clap and it’s the same from either race. Your weenie gets Superglued to the inside of your drawers by dayglo green peckersnot, the doc gives you penicillin in the butt cheek and the party you f*cked denies having a problem. Same every time. Never had anything fall off.
LA mary said on May 31, 2007 at 1:14 pm
Hey, my ex posted!
brian stouder said on May 31, 2007 at 1:28 pm
bodda-bing Too funny, Mary!
Well, gotta run!
MichaelG said on May 31, 2007 at 3:22 pm
Two hoots in a day — Nance’s tattoo picture and Mary’s ex.
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