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Topic: Soldiers in pink boxers???
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 22, 2009 10:31AM)
You read it here first, folks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090522/lf_nm_life/us_afghanistan_gates_pink
Message: Posted by: Skip Way (May 22, 2009 10:48AM)
When you're thousands of miles away in a hostile land, any little touch of Home makes each new day a little easier to handle. :o)
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (May 22, 2009 01:33PM)
No, I read it first in yahoo news.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (May 22, 2009 02:52PM)
Ditto santa..
Message: Posted by: balducci (May 22, 2009 04:06PM)
I have you all beat. I saw the same story reported in the British news about a WEEK ago:

[url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1181998/Moment-teenage-soldier-went-battle-Taliban--wearing-I-love-New-York-pink-boxer-shorts.html[/url]

Anyway, what's up with the pink boxers? What happened to Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (May 22, 2009 05:01PM)
Boxers are comfy! I've had pink boxers before and I'm so butch it is almost sickening.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (May 23, 2009 05:02AM)
A flagrant violation of "Don't ask. Don't tell" !!!

LOL! Actually the dude was pretty spot on to not be worried about his dress A's under fire like that. The 2 seconds he would have been hiking up his britches could have been one second too late to save his platoon mates...
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (May 23, 2009 05:04AM)
I say let them wear or not wear what they want underneath. What's it going to hurt?
Message: Posted by: balducci (May 23, 2009 11:00AM)
Good thing he was wearing boxers (even if they were pink) and not, say, ladies panties. I wonder if he would still be receiving a commendation from Gates in that instance?
Message: Posted by: irossall (May 24, 2009 11:48AM)
I never will understand why some colors seem to have a gender attached to them.
Some food and drink as well as scents also seem to be gender specific.
Anyone here know of any scientific studies on this matter?
Iven :patty:
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (May 24, 2009 12:07PM)
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On 2009-05-24 12:48, irossall wrote:
I never will understand why some colors seem to have a gender attached to them.
Some food and drink as well as scents also seem to be gender specific.
Anyone here know of any scientific studies on this matter?
Iven :patty:
[/quote]

Hard to imagine this not being an artifact of local culture.

John
Message: Posted by: balducci (May 24, 2009 01:31PM)
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On 2009-05-24 12:48, irossall wrote:
I never will understand why some colors seem to have a gender attached to them.

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One person's thoughts on the matter:

[url]http://hueconsulting.blogspot.com/2007/03/why-is-blue-for-boys-and-pink-for-girls.html[/url]

It points out that pink USED to be for boys, and not that long ago.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (May 24, 2009 02:50PM)
Grey suit, pink shirt, gray tie with pink stripes, that is a good look.