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:
- 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)
- 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…