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(Life.com)   You know that sailor who stuck his tongue down that nurse's throat in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945? Turns out he was one of the day's less-obnoxious celebrants   (life.time.com) divider line 53
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2014-08-14 01:41:02 PM  
Look, lots of crazy things were happening that day.


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2014-08-14 02:16:37 PM  
Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.
 
2014-08-14 02:17:22 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.


Well some of ours were busy in Japan at comfort houses...
 
2014-08-14 02:18:41 PM  

thehobbes: The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.

Well some of ours were busy in Japan at comfort houses...


It must have been so difficult for the poor dears to readjust to needing consent.
 
2014-08-14 02:19:58 PM  
And fark's yearly submitted article with variation, about that guy/sailor who kissed that nurse way back then, commences.
 
2014-08-14 02:20:43 PM  
vjj day
 
2014-08-14 02:21:41 PM  
Came for Watchmen reference, leaving Oh, so satisfied.
 
2014-08-14 02:21:55 PM  

Sybarite: Look, lots of crazy things were happening that day.


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I love revisionist history!
 
2014-08-14 02:25:04 PM  
Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.
 
2014-08-14 02:25:19 PM  
it makes me wonder what it's like to live in a country that's unified toward a goal.
 
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2014-08-14 02:25:33 PM  
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2014-08-14 02:26:41 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.


Yes, because that's what everyone was doing.
 
2014-08-14 02:27:44 PM  

funzyr: Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.


Oh, for the love of God.
 
2014-08-14 02:29:58 PM  

skyotter: it makes me wonder what it's like to live in a country that's unified toward a goal.


Scary, I'd imagine.

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2014-08-14 02:33:25 PM  

Ed Grubermann: funzyr: Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.

Oh, for the love of God.


I'll second that.
 
2014-08-14 02:35:09 PM  
Times Square looked nice back then, not the corporate mess it is now or the sleazy mess it was in the 70s and 80s either.
 
2014-08-14 02:37:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.


A different time indeed. A time when a single kiss, even an unsolicited one, wasn't considered 'rape'. You know, back when people had common sense.
 
2014-08-14 02:37:12 PM  
But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women


Thank god we know better nowadays and can clearly see that the kiss was in fact rape.
 
2014-08-14 02:38:01 PM  
The ugly can always happen when people celebrate victory.  When the Pittsburgh Pirates won in 1979, I saw the police break up a gang bang as the "crowd went wild."  I about got run over by their horses as they sped by.
 
2014-08-14 02:39:20 PM  
FTFA:  Caption from LIFE. "In San Francisco sailors break into a liquor store and pilfer the stock. Revel turned into a riot as tense servicemen, reprieved from impending Pacific war-zone duty, defaced statues, over-turned street cars, ripped down bond booths, attacked girls. The toll: 1,000 casualties."


WTF? Hadn't ever heard about this angle to the 'festivities'...
 
2014-08-14 02:40:26 PM  

GentlemanJ: Ed Grubermann: funzyr: Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.

Oh, for the love of God.

I'll second that.


Lulz.
 
2014-08-14 02:43:30 PM  
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2014-08-14 02:43:52 PM  

thehobbes: The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.

Well some of ours were busy in Japan at comfort houses...


There weren't any American soldiers in Japan on August 15, 1945. The occupation began on the 28th.
 
2014-08-14 02:46:03 PM  

H31N0US: skyotter: it makes me wonder what it's like to live in a country that's unified toward a goal.

Scary, I'd imagine.

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excellent point.  :(
 
2014-08-14 02:46:07 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Hey, those Germans loved to celebrate. And they were losing the war, Baby.
 
2014-08-14 02:47:10 PM  
timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com

I think I've seen this video on Redtube.
 
2014-08-14 02:47:29 PM  
1945?

And farkers get their panties in a wad if something that was greenlit a year ago shows up again...sheesh.
 
2014-08-14 02:48:20 PM  
Good thing the statute of limitations has run out. Don't know about UCMJ, though
 
2014-08-14 02:54:31 PM  
I can only assume that we've resolved all modern social problems if we need to go back 70 years in order to find something to get outraged about.
 
2014-08-14 02:58:20 PM  

skyotter: it makes me wonder what it's like to live in a country that's unified toward a goal.


Exactly. Today's idea of "sacrifice" is paying $4.50 a gallon for gasoline. Sure, gas was five gallons for a dollar back then, but you could only get four gallons a week.
 
2014-08-14 03:00:44 PM  

LZeitgeist: FTFA:  Caption from LIFE. "In San Francisco sailors break into a liquor store and pilfer the stock. Revel turned into a riot as tense servicemen, reprieved from impending Pacific war-zone duty, defaced statues, over-turned street cars, ripped down bond booths, attacked girls. The toll: 1,000 casualties."


WTF? Hadn't ever heard about this angle to the 'festivities'...


According to this article, 11 died, 30 street cars were disabled, and there were multiple gang rapes.
 
2014-08-14 03:11:48 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 449x302]

Hey, those Germans loved to celebrate. And they were losing the war, Baby.


That hammer is labeled 1942, looks like a New Year's Eve celebration.  At that point, they really weren't.  They were just about at the height of their power.  US support hadn't really been felt, the Russian front had stabilized, and they figured they could deal with it next summer, they could now hit US shipping with impunity, and the submariners were just about to start what was known as "The Happy Time".  They had a pretty good year.
 
2014-08-14 03:12:43 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: LZeitgeist: FTFA:  Caption from LIFE. "In San Francisco sailors break into a liquor store and pilfer the stock. Revel turned into a riot as tense servicemen, reprieved from impending Pacific war-zone duty, defaced statues, over-turned street cars, ripped down bond booths, attacked girls. The toll: 1,000 casualties."


WTF? Hadn't ever heard about this angle to the 'festivities'...

According to this article, 11 died, 30 street cars were disabled, and there were multiple gang rapes.


The night before he shipped out for combat in the Pacific, a San Francisco couple bought tickets to the opera for my relative and one of his buddies.
 
2014-08-14 03:13:39 PM  

ChrisDe: skyotter: it makes me wonder what it's like to live in a country that's unified toward a goal.

Exactly. Today's idea of "sacrifice" is paying $4.50 a gallon for gasoline. Sure, gas was five gallons for a dollar back then, but you could only get four gallons a week.


Not putting as much stock in the "you, poor people! Go die for your betters! Our country is the greatest on earth! God has ordained it so!" load of shiat anymore is a marked improvement in mankind. At least, the western part of it. fark nationalism and all the shiat that comes with it. And hey, on the plus side for military/nationalist cocksuckers, the benefits of joining the military will have to keep going up to get people to join. On a related note, I long for the day when every bit of nationalism is gone and we don't think of soldiers as heroes but rather as mercenaries; people willing to do our nation's dirty work for a price. There's nothing heroic about saying "sure, I'll kill people for money if you tell me to."
 
2014-08-14 03:13:55 PM  

devildog123: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 449x302]

Hey, those Germans loved to celebrate. And they were losing the war, Baby.

That hammer is labeled 1942, looks like a New Year's Eve celebration.  At that point, they really weren't.  They were just about at the height of their power.  US support hadn't really been felt, the Russian front had stabilized, and they figured they could deal with it next summer, they could now hit US shipping with impunity, and the submariners were just about to start what was known as "The Happy Time".  They had a pretty good year.


So, I see the Nazi Nazi's have appeared with their corrections...

J/K.

Hammerzeit!
 
2014-08-14 03:22:49 PM  

That Guy Jeff: There's nothing heroic about saying "sure, I'll kill people for money if you tell me to."


What about freedom and liberty? They need to count for something, right?
 
2014-08-14 03:23:56 PM  
Look, I don't care what day it is. You go to Times Square,  something is going to be stuck down your  something.

Sailor tongue, off-brand muppet finger, Ed Koch's penis (how'm I doin'?)... times change, Times Square stays the same.
 
2014-08-14 03:24:47 PM  

Ed Grubermann: funzyr: Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.

Oh, for the love of God.


I'm trying to determine if 'The My Little Pony Killer' of 'funzyr' is the mom from the article about the 14 year old boy who was exposed to the pornography that is GQ magazine.
 
2014-08-14 03:31:50 PM  
Not surprised honestly when Japan finally surrendered a ton of tension and stress was released almost all at once as the war was over and no one else had to die and things could finally begin getting back to normal.
 
2014-08-14 03:32:32 PM  
V-J Day? More like vajayjay day, if you know what I mean.

/amirite?
 
2014-08-14 03:41:00 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Not surprising.

But hey, boys will be boys and it was a different time back then, a time when we celebrated winning a war by raping our own women.


Show me unwilling participants or STFU
 
2014-08-14 03:41:40 PM  

H31N0US: That Guy Jeff: There's nothing heroic about saying "sure, I'll kill people for money if you tell me to."

What about freedom and liberty? They need to count for something, right?


Freedom and Liberty are great. They also sit on the other side of the see-saw from Order and Nationalism. The times our country has been the most united are also the times our country has been the least free. WWII was an era of unprecedented government control of it's citizens lives, and one that we've never fully recovered from. Get everyone united against a common enemy to "our freedom"  (Nazis, Japs, Communists, Terrorists) and watch freedom evaporate faster than any of our enemies could possibly achieve.
 
2014-08-14 03:46:33 PM  
timelifeblog.files.wordpress.com
Where's the Ferguson Police Dept. when you need them?
 
2014-08-14 03:47:43 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Freedom and Liberty are great. They also sit on the other side of the see-saw from Order and Nationalism. The times our country has been the most united are also the times our country has been the least free.


That's a weak correlation.

Some of the most restricted times occurred during the Civil War; it's hard to call that a united time.
 
2014-08-14 03:48:36 PM  

Sybarite: Look, lots of crazy things were happening that day.


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came for, leaving happy, en route to my bunk
 
2014-08-14 03:55:29 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: LZeitgeist: FTFA:  Caption from LIFE. "In San Francisco sailors break into a liquor store and pilfer the stock. Revel turned into a riot as tense servicemen, reprieved from impending Pacific war-zone duty, defaced statues, over-turned street cars, ripped down bond booths, attacked girls. The toll: 1,000 casualties."


WTF? Hadn't ever heard about this angle to the 'festivities'...

According to this article, 11 died, 30 street cars were disabled, and there were multiple gang rapes.


A tradition that is still observed on military bases to this day.
 
2014-08-14 04:09:11 PM  
Tee hee.
"V-J".
 
2014-08-14 04:18:55 PM  

This text is now purple: That Guy Jeff: Freedom and Liberty are great. They also sit on the other side of the see-saw from Order and Nationalism. The times our country has been the most united are also the times our country has been the least free.

That's a weak correlation.

Some of the most restricted times occurred during the Civil War; it's hard to call that a united time.


I'll see your civil war and raise you WWI, WWII, the Cold War, both Red Scares, and 9/11.

So yeah, the country breaking apart can also cause loss of freedom. But uniting against a threat does it a lot more often.
 
2014-08-14 05:21:54 PM  

Ed Grubermann: funzyr: Glad to see that Subby approves of rape.

Oh, for the love of God.


Montressor!
 
2014-08-14 05:32:09 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Some of the most restricted times occurred during the Civil War; it's hard to call that a united time.

I'll see your civil war and raise you WWI, WWII, the Cold War, both Red Scares, and 9/11.


1st Red Scare was pretty divided, seeing as it occurred during major labor clashes.

Let's take a step back -- what time do you consider to have been optimally free?
 
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