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Say WHAT Now? WHERE?

pillowWest Point bans annual pillow fight after dozens injured

WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 26 (UPI) — United States Military Academy leaders announced pillow fights have been banned in response to the bloody pillow melee that left some 30 freshman cadets injured at West Point in August.

I’ve a couple of questions:

  1. There is (or now WAS) an annual pillow fight?  At West Point?  Unless it involved female cadets in nighties, I don’t get it.  (I know, I don’t understand military traditions)
  2. BLOODY pillow melee?  Unless this like A Few Good Men, with bars-of-soap in the pillow cases, I don’t get it?  (Reports are hard objects, like helmets were added!)

I do completely ‘get’ college hijinks, even some hazing, and physical and emotional challenges informally posed by the upperclassmen on the plebes – after all, traditions are traditions.

But drawing blood, breaking bones and involving pillows?

Sounds like metrosexuality meets S&M…

h/t The Ultimate Answer To Kings

 

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Say WHAT Now? WHERE?

  1. In the Navy, there were impromptu wrasslin’ matches that would sometimes erupt, when the guys were bored. But no one ever tried to beat opponents bloody, to my knowledge. It’s a macho thing, I suspect, with cadets attempting to establish dominance. But helmets? No. Just no.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | December 2, 2015, 10:53 am
  2. Helmets, chicken plates and other ‘implements’ were actually in the pillows… sigh

    Posted by Old NFO | December 2, 2015, 5:48 pm

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