Stand by for infuriated Marines in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Oh, dear.

The satirical Duffel Blog, which takes delight in tilting at every military windmill and barbecuing every military sacred cow it can find, has just produced another fine spoof.  It’s headlined “Army Study Finds Marines’ Tun Tavern Was Actually A Gay Bar“.  A sample:

The original Tun Tavern burned down in 1781 and the space is now shared with Interstate-95 where it passes along Penn’s Landing. The initial goal of the dig was to locate any physical clues that could tie modern Marines with the past.

. . .

Perhaps the most noteworthy find was a decaying book pulled from behind the bar.

“The book had the owner listed as Josiah Wagner,” Bules told us. “It’s pretty clear that he was the ringleader of the entire orgy. But the most astonishing part was the fact that the records showed the bar was listed as ‘Fun Tavern.’ It appears there was a misprint sometime ago and the ‘Tun’ part stuck. This guy knew exactly what he was doing by naming it that.”

. . .

“It’s more than just a great historical find,” added Mangas. “It gives an entirely new meaning to being in the ‘City of Brotherly Love.’”

There’s more at the link.

I hope no overly amused Army types try to quote from the article to any Marines they happen to meet.  I suspect the result would be painful.



  1. I was a soldier. It was commonly held that the reason that Marines remained armed aboard ship was because ships were full of Sailors.

    If Marines were gay, there'd be no need to be armed to refuse their advances!

    It is known, Khaleesi…

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