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2012-02-29 12:40:53 PM
I learn from the BBC that the U.S. government "is watching the MILF closely"

Well, that was mostly during the Clinton administration.
 
2012-02-29 12:41:20 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 01:08:44 PM
You're going to need a bigger boat.
 
2012-02-29 01:39:49 PM
Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?
 
2012-02-29 02:00:47 PM
I went to Mindanao in the spring of 2000. I had a run in with the Abu Sayyaf. I ended up riding a water buffalo through the jungle and spending time in a baptist church holding an M3 Grease Gun and waiting for a ride out. I spent my time in the General Santos airport in a concrete bunker under heavy guard, and when I crossed the tarmac to my flight home there were eight PNP in black shorts and high red socks flanking me.

I will not be going back to the southern Philippines any time in the foreseeable future.
 
2012-02-29 02:00:47 PM

Walker: [img.photobucket.com image 325x307]


I worked on a somewhat more relevant item:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-29 02:13:51 PM
Ah, the Philippines. Beautiful place to visit. But I ain't going back there any time in the future.
 
2012-02-29 02:25:13 PM
kistenet.com
That's not...a real place.
 
2012-02-29 02:31:34 PM
Bring lotsa protection. Wot's that? The other kind of MILF? Never mind, you should be okay.
 
2012-02-29 03:20:03 PM
These are not the MILF's you're looking for.

images.elephantjournal.com
 
2012-02-29 03:46:45 PM
I was going to recommend getting the MILFs to share, but then I got distracted by the actual danger the Philippines represent.

Seriously, avoid at all costs.
 
2012-02-29 03:47:06 PM
im.videosearch.rediff.com

/oblig
 
2012-02-29 03:50:18 PM
The Philippines? Watch out for the hidden penis.
 
2012-02-29 03:51:05 PM
images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2012-02-29 03:51:22 PM

Treygreen13: [im.videosearch.rediff.com image 320x240]

/oblig


Not to nitpick, but he was the C.L.I.T. commander.

;-)
 
2012-02-29 03:51:40 PM
I bet the island's inhabitants have good fundamentals, but no can dunk.

/It more fun to watch
 
2012-02-29 03:55:26 PM
MILF = Mom I'd Like as a Friend.

encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-02-29 03:57:28 PM

Walker: img.photobucket.com


Won't bringing a young, unsullied pussy just make them enraged with jealousy?
 
2012-02-29 03:57:28 PM
I'm about to visit an island full of MILFs. How dangerous could it be?

You could die of dehydration.

//Seriously, it's hot and it'll upset your constitution if you drink the water.
 
2012-02-29 03:58:01 PM
FTA:
When we arrive at the home of the ritualist, it turns out we've forgotten several key ingredients. There are supposed to be four chickens, not two, so we'll have to fill out the offering table with eggs. We'll also need a few bottles of cheap Chinese wine and several pounds of rice. Then we're asked to pay a ritual fee, to which Henry adds his own ritual negotiation fee, and then another driver fee, as well as a gas fee for the use of the truck. It seems like the more time we spend waiting for the ceremony-and we're waiting forever-the more the price goes up. Henry uses what sounds like another NGO phrase to describe the situation: We have to "monetize the ritual," he keeps saying.

Wow. Deep in the jungle on a tropical island and it's just another tourist trap.
 
2012-02-29 03:58:06 PM
i1236.photobucket.com

/hot
 
2012-02-29 03:58:21 PM
Know what I like best about the Phillipines? Standing on the deck of a warship as the shiathole disappears over the horizon.

Know what I dislike the most about the Phillipines? Finding out we left our ship's commander and going back to get him.
 
2012-02-29 04:00:45 PM
I was told there would be MILFs.
 
2012-02-29 04:00:47 PM
No worries, just bring a Krag.
 
2012-02-29 04:02:38 PM
FARK is not your personal ransom fund.
 
2012-02-29 04:03:23 PM
the tribesman who lives on Dulang-dulang.

He's so fine.
 
2012-02-29 04:05:33 PM
safer than an island of BEARS

www.gaypaintings.com
 
2012-02-29 04:06:49 PM

ihatedumbpeople: Treygreen13: [im.videosearch.rediff.com image 320x240]

/oblig

Not to nitpick, but he was the C.L.I.T. commander.

;-)


Oh yeah, I was just referencing another time when a person was confused about an acronym.
 
2012-02-29 04:08:27 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?


No, it's unhealthy.
 
2012-02-29 04:09:20 PM

Uzzah: the tribesman who lives on Dulang-dulang.

He's so fine.


out loud laughing occurred

good one!
 
2012-02-29 04:14:41 PM
Is this what he meant by "carnivorous Filipino plant"?

i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-29 04:14:48 PM

Uzzah: the tribesman who lives on Dulang-dulang.

He's so fine.


Yeah, I heard that too.

/my sweet lord
 
2012-02-29 04:16:09 PM
MILF is a very, very,very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very small subset of the category of Mom.
 
2012-02-29 04:17:51 PM
www.ferries.gr

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.
 
2012-02-29 04:18:10 PM

SmackLT: That's not...a real place.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-02-29 04:24:50 PM

Treygreen13: ihatedumbpeople: Treygreen13: [im.videosearch.rediff.com image 320x240]

/oblig

Not to nitpick, but he was the C.L.I.T. commander.

;-)

Oh yeah, I was just referencing another time when a person was confused about an acronym.


ah..yes...whooooosh...right over my head.
 
2012-02-29 04:29:42 PM

unlikely: I went to Mindanao in the spring of 2000. I had a run in with the Abu Sayyaf. I ended up riding a water buffalo through the jungle and spending time in a baptist church holding an M3 Grease Gun and waiting for a ride out. I spent my time in the General Santos airport in a concrete bunker under heavy guard, and when I crossed the tarmac to my flight home there were eight PNP in black shorts and high red socks flanking me.

I will not be going back to the southern Philippines any time in the foreseeable future.


If you're serious:

Thought the northern islands were considered relatively safe, with a emphasis on the word relatively. That is, they're less aligned with the extremists in the south and more aligned with interests compatible with the west/US.

I wouldnt even think of stepping foot on anything except the northern islands, if anywhere in that country.
 
2012-02-29 04:29:44 PM
Hey, afterward you can write about it on FARC.com
 
2012-02-29 04:30:10 PM
Link

/Zamboanga City
//Tip of the dick

(shaped like a penis)
 
2012-02-29 04:35:46 PM
The Navy called them LBFMs, Little Brown F**k Machines
 
2012-02-29 04:36:01 PM
I found a giant cache of war gold deep in the Philippine jungle, but I had no way of getting it out. Just had to leave it there.

/JIGUY YESZZ ASXYI.
//rotor positions: 3, 7, 6.
 
2012-02-29 04:36:31 PM
I do not want to go to there.
 
2012-02-29 04:37:32 PM

sethstorm: I wouldnt even think of stepping foot on anything except the northern islands, if anywhere in that country.


I will probably go back next spring but not to Mindanao. I will probably spend most of my time in Cebu City and Iloilo if I go.
 
2012-02-29 04:39:17 PM

unlikely: I went to Mindanao in the spring of 2000. I had a run in with the Abu Sayyaf. I ended up riding a water buffalo through the jungle and spending time in a baptist church holding an M3 Grease Gun and waiting for a ride out. I spent my time in the General Santos airport in a concrete bunker under heavy guard, and when I crossed the tarmac to my flight home there were eight PNP in black shorts and high red socks flanking me.

I will not be going back to the southern Philippines any time in the foreseeable future.


Pics of you holding a grease gun and on a water buffalo or I'm calling bullshiat on this one.
 
2012-02-29 04:40:15 PM

ihatedumbpeople: Treygreen13: [im.videosearch.rediff.com image 320x240]

/oblig

Not to nitpick, but he was the C.L.I.T. commander.



Isn't the C.L.I.T. an offshoot of the L.A.B.I.A.? (Liberate Apes Before Imprisoning Apes)
 
2012-02-29 04:44:48 PM

Honest Bender: images.huffingtonpost.com


I didn't come here to make friends! I came here to be number one!
 
2012-02-29 04:45:45 PM
An uncle met his latest wife there. I am now really concerned.
 
2012-02-29 04:48:36 PM
This far into this thread and no Black Jack Pershing references?
 
2012-02-29 04:50:39 PM

lack of warmth: An uncle met his latest wife there. I am now really concerned.


So instead of delivery he did takeout. I dunno I prefer the ease of delivery personally.
 
2012-02-29 04:55:11 PM

MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.


If you're a dude, you're never gonna get laid.
 
2012-02-29 04:56:12 PM
Northern PH is relatively safe, particularly Luzon. This guy is an idiot for going down to Mindanao. At this point MILF/MNLF isn't what you really need to worry about- it's JI and ASG that are the serious threat. They're even worse now that the U.S. has helped kill most of their chain of command, so they are pretty much groups of marauding thugs/bandits. Some of the areas are so bad Filipino's won't go teach in neighboring towns for fear of kidnapping- and they aren't even rich foreigners. The entire Sulu chain is worse.

It's really quite a shame, the poverty throughout the Philippines (but especially in the Southern islands) is staggering. Filipino's are generally very nice, but a combination of bad governance/corruption, being in the center of two typhoon corridors, and ethnic unrest have made development very difficult.
 
2012-02-29 04:58:46 PM
Enjoy your AIDS!

That was pretty compulsory.
 
2012-02-29 04:58:58 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.

If you're a dude, you're never gonna get laid.


Don't do it man. The last guy I know who moved there ended up undergoing sex-reassignment surgery, in a failed attempt to see another woman naked again.
 
2012-02-29 05:06:22 PM
MILF Island is really a bit of a misnomer. It's actually a peninsula.
 
2012-02-29 05:09:20 PM
How dangerous could it be?

www.hat.net
 
2012-02-29 05:14:27 PM
Kermit the Frog proved to be less popular in the Canadian North when TV made it to the North West Territories (as they then were) because in local legend, the frog is a vampire. Not just Kermit, frogs in general.

Have you ever seen the horror movie Frogs? It is one of the stupidest, dullest pieces of crap ever made. It is a mystery why it has never been done by MST3K or RiffTrax.

It has, however, been done as a Riff by Hor-RIFF-ic:

http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/hor-riff-ic-productions/hor-riff-ic-fr o gs

Have you ever seen the comedy The Frogs by Aristophanes? It is also still to be riffed by Mike and the guys.

This, plus the outrage of Filipinos everywhere, teaches us to be cautious and considerate when crossing cultural lines. Otherwise, somebody may kill your pet frog and a Senator may punch you in the face. Not that US Senators and State Senators aren't always threatening to punch somebody in the face because of something they said about the USA or Our Fair State. Heck, even Canadian Senators get the urge to punch somebody in the face once in a while and a lot of these guys move slower than Post Office clerks with a smoke break in twenty seconds.
 
2012-02-29 05:16:16 PM
iamatvjunkie.typepad.com
 
2012-02-29 05:19:15 PM
Beware, many many more LBFM than MILF.

Be careful...
 
2012-02-29 05:28:04 PM

SmackLT: [kistenet.com image 312x176]
That's not...a real place.


Came for this.
 
2012-02-29 05:28:28 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.

If you're a dude, you're never gonna get laid.


Who said anythign about getting laid?
*fap*
 
2012-02-29 05:35:56 PM

brantgoose: Kermit the Frog proved to be less popular in the Canadian North when TV made it to the North West Territories (as they then were) because in local legend, the frog is a vampire. Not just Kermit, frogs in general.

Have you ever seen the horror movie Frogs? It is one of the stupidest, dullest pieces of crap ever made. It is a mystery why it has never been done by MST3K or RiffTrax.

It has, however, been done as a Riff by Hor-RIFF-ic:

http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/hor-riff-ic-productions/hor-riff-ic-fr o gs

Have you ever seen the comedy The Frogs by Aristophanes? It is also still to be riffed by Mike and the guys.

This, plus the outrage of Filipinos everywhere, teaches us to be cautious and considerate when crossing cultural lines. Otherwise, somebody may kill your pet frog and a Senator may punch you in the face. Not that US Senators and State Senators aren't always threatening to punch somebody in the face because of something they said about the USA or Our Fair State. Heck, even Canadian Senators get the urge to punch somebody in the face once in a while and a lot of these guys move slower than Post Office clerks with a smoke break in twenty seconds.


what in god's name are you blathering about?
 
2012-02-29 05:57:03 PM
The MILFs? I don't think they exist.
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-02-29 06:14:39 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-29 06:22:19 PM

cig-mkr: The Navy called them LBFMs, Little Brown F**k Machines


Don't forget PBR. Powered By Rice.
 
2012-02-29 06:41:03 PM
caddisfly: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?

No, it's unhealthy.


I'll bet you're gay
 
2012-02-29 06:46:07 PM

Uzzah: the tribesman who lives on Dulang-dulang.

He's so fine.


golfclap.gif
 
2012-02-29 06:55:17 PM
You know, with all these insanely rich people, especially those that actually buy islands in the middle of freakin' nowhere, I'm sure there is one or two in which all manners of kinky/weird/borderline illegal/quite illegal stuff happen.
 
2012-02-29 06:57:26 PM

Oldiron_79: caddisfly: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?

No, it's unhealthy.

I'll bet you're gay


I'll bet you're less of a Monty Python fan than Mr. Mollusk and I. And projecting.
 
2012-02-29 07:13:37 PM

MythDragon: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.

If you're a dude, you're never gonna get laid.

Who said anythign about getting laid?
*fap*


lol. Exactly. Best. One. Handed. Vacation.Evar. EVAR.

/shut up, I AM average dammit!
 
2012-02-29 07:16:28 PM

CalamitousCrasher: MythDragon: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.

If you're a dude, you're never gonna get laid.

Who said anythign about getting laid?
*fap*

lol. Exactly. Best. One. Handed. Vacation.Evar. EVAR.

/shut up, I AM average dammit!


The GIS (new window) is kind of a mixed bag, really.
 
2012-02-29 07:19:29 PM

MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.


I wonder what the adjective is to describe residents of the actual island of Lesbos.

Obviously they can't use "Lesbians," because that has acquired a very different meaning. I wonder what they use instead?
 
2012-02-29 07:26:50 PM
caddisfly: And projecting.

Only for you
 
2012-02-29 07:32:56 PM

Mors: Pics of you holding a grease gun and on a water buffalo or I'm calling bullshiat on this one.


Seriously?

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-02-29 07:40:28 PM
1. Say goodbye to your family, fix any problems you want to have closure with.
2. Write your last will and testament.
3. Prepare to be kidnapped and used as a ransom item.
4. Prepare to be beheaded.

That is all.
 
2012-02-29 07:57:13 PM

unlikely: Mors: Pics of you holding a grease gun and on a water buffalo or I'm calling bullshiat on this one.

Seriously?

[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x360]

[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x430]

[a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net image 640x360]


0wnt.
 
2012-02-29 08:00:44 PM
All the Filipinos I've known have been really really nice. Like... really, really, really creepily friendly people. Aside from one science teacher who was a huuuge biatch in every sense.

Never thought the women were particularly MILFy though. Or any kind of ILFy.
 
2012-02-29 08:30:39 PM

unlikely: I went to Mindanao in the spring of 2000. I had a run in with the Abu Sayyaf. I ended up riding a water buffalo through the jungle and spending time in a baptist church holding an M3 Grease Gun and waiting for a ride out. I spent my time in the General Santos airport in a concrete bunker under heavy guard, and when I crossed the tarmac to my flight home there were eight PNP in black shorts and high red socks flanking me.


You must tell us more of this cool story, bro.
 
2012-02-29 08:43:00 PM

gaslight: MILF is a very, very,very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very small subset of the category of Mom.


I agree. The term MILF is grossly (like subbys mother) overused. Just because a woman possibly has a child, or is over 30, they're labelled MILFS.

Whoever labels that shiat on xtube, xhamster, youporn and the like need to realize that just because they fit most of the criteria, I would certainly not "like" to.

/I'm a man
//Bangs a hot MILF when her husband isn't around
///Freely admits tugging one off to streaming porn
 
2012-02-29 09:29:57 PM

Doc Daneeka: MythDragon: [www.ferries.gr image 439x310]

Screw that, I'm going to the island of lesbos.

I wonder what the adjective is to describe residents of the actual island of Lesbos.

Obviously they can't use "Lesbians," because that has acquired a very different meaning. I wonder what they use instead?


Lesboners
 
2012-02-29 09:54:19 PM
Just make sure you dont end up in a CFNM situation
 
2012-02-29 10:06:46 PM

Sniffers Row: gaslight: MILF is a very, very,very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very small subset of the category of Mom.

I agree. The term MILF is grossly (like subbys mother) overused. Just because a woman possibly has a child, or is over 30, they're labelled MILFS.

Whoever labels that shiat on xtube, xhamster, youporn and the like need to realize that just because they fit most of the criteria, I would certainly not "like" to.

/I'm a man
//Bangs a hot MILF when her husband isn't around
///Freely admits tugging one off to streaming porn


Pics or it isn't happening.
 
2012-02-29 11:24:01 PM

Ishkur: You must tell us more of this cool story, bro.


Too long. Here's a featured moment of the Abu Sayyaf part of the story, where something changed and we were all buds.

One young guy pointing to an older guy who had been chain smoking all day: "My father wants to know what happened to your hand."
Me: "I was doing something stupid. I was standing on the back bumper of a friend's truck and we were about to go past some police, and I thought 'my friend doesn't even know I'm on here, he doesn't deserve to get busted' so I jumped off. He was going pretty fast, so when I fell I broke my finger and the bone in the middle there." (that is really why my hand was in that cast btw)
Guy translates. Old guy talks. Young guy nods and asks me, "Riding on the back of his truck was illegal?"
Me: "Yes, very. He'd have been in big trouble because I was on there."
Young guy translates. Old guy leans in, and with the heaviest accent and most cigarette-roughened voice I can imagine, he says "You sacrifice your hand? To save your friend? From police?"
Me: I ... guess so? I didn't mean to sacrifice anything, just didn't want my friend to get in trouble.
Guy translates. Old guy puts his hand on my shoulder and says ""You sacrifice your hand. To save your friend. From police. Very noble."
Old guy says something in Visayan or something and the nice girl in the kitchen brings me a bowl of corned beef hash and rice.
 
2012-03-01 04:15:55 AM

unlikely: Ishkur: You must tell us more of this cool story, bro.

Too long. Here's a featured moment of the Abu Sayyaf part of the story, where something changed and we were all buds.

One young guy pointing to an older guy who had been chain smoking all day: "My father wants to know what happened to your hand."
Me: "I was doing something stupid. I was standing on the back bumper of a friend's truck and we were about to go past some police, and I thought 'my friend doesn't even know I'm on here, he doesn't deserve to get busted' so I jumped off. He was going pretty fast, so when I fell I broke my finger and the bone in the middle there." (that is really why my hand was in that cast btw)
Guy translates. Old guy talks. Young guy nods and asks me, "Riding on the back of his truck was illegal?"
Me: "Yes, very. He'd have been in big trouble because I was on there."
Young guy translates. Old guy leans in, and with the heaviest accent and most cigarette-roughened voice I can imagine, he says "You sacrifice your hand? To save your friend? From police?"
Me: I ... guess so? I didn't mean to sacrifice anything, just didn't want my friend to get in trouble.
Guy translates. Old guy puts his hand on my shoulder and says ""You sacrifice your hand. To save your friend. From police. Very noble."
Old guy says something in Visayan or something and the nice girl in the kitchen brings me a bowl of corned beef hash and rice.


Your life is many times more adventurous than mine.

/I have no stories like this in my memory banks.
//boring person
///slashies!!
 
2012-03-01 11:10:37 AM

caddisfly: Oldiron_79: caddisfly: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?

No, it's unhealthy.

I'll bet you're gay

I'll bet you're less of a Monty Python fan than Mr. Mollusk and I. And projecting.


Hmmmm, I wouldn't bet on that, since Oldiron was quoting the same scene you were, but you seem to have not recognized the quote...
 
2012-03-01 02:02:40 PM

RobSeace: caddisfly: Oldiron_79: caddisfly: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?

No, it's unhealthy.

I'll bet you're gay

I'll bet you're less of a Monty Python fan than Mr. Mollusk and I. And projecting.

Hmmmm, I wouldn't bet on that, since Oldiron was quoting the same scene you were, but you seem to have not recognized the quote...


Crap, my foot tastes horrible. I'm sorry Oldiron. Mea culpa. And thanks for setting me straight (wink wink, nudge nudge) RobSeac. I really, really hate being that guy.
 
2012-03-01 04:02:38 PM

Oldiron_79: caddisfly: And projecting.

Only for you


In case you missed my reply to RobSeac:

Crap, my foot tastes horrible. I'm sorry Oldiron. Mea culpa. And thanks for setting me straight (wink wink, nudge nudge) RobSeac. I really, really hate being that guy.
 
2012-03-02 12:07:24 AM

unlikely: I went to Mindanao in the spring of 2000. I had a run in with the Abu Sayyaf. I ended up riding a water buffalo through the jungle and spending time in a baptist church holding an M3 Grease Gun and waiting for a ride out. I spent my time in the General Santos airport in a concrete bunker under heavy guard, and when I crossed the tarmac to my flight home there were eight PNP in black shorts and high red socks flanking me.

I will not be going back to the southern Philippines any time in the foreseeable future.


I was there in '84. That iteration of "Peaceful Islamist" learned that 105mm howitzers will uproot the trees they like to hide, whilst taking pot shots at us.

Shoot at the Marines, and they will shoot back at you, with bigger things.

The staff at Ft. Magsaysay were very nice. Same with the locals. The rabble always seemed to come from somewhere else.
 
2012-03-02 01:29:41 AM

ricklad1979: Your life is many times more adventurous than mine.


Possibly. More likely my adventures are just different than yours. Five years before that I saw this girl at a fencing tournament who was so freaking gorgeous that every single fencer there was terrified to talk to her. Except me. I did. And she said yeah let's go out. And we did. That adventure led to the Philippine adventure and I'll tell you truly that for a geek like me the "talk to the breathtakingly hot fencer girl" thing was FAR more terrifying.

/I have no stories like this in my memory banks.

You probably have your own. They may not have guns in them, but likely they have moments of courage and moments of triumph and more than a few moments of comic relief. MOST of mine are actually just comic relief. Alas.

//boring person

Again, I don't really buy it. If you get people talking sooner or later everyone has something interesting to relate. If you're worried that you don't have experiences to get you through your old age feeling smug, go out and get them while you're young. :-D

///slashies!!

Here I concur wholeheartedly.
 
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