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    What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Yesterday, during the noon meal, I saw a Central Asian man that I'd worked with in the desert, and hadn't seen in awhile. We'd grown quite close, as we tried to learn each other's language/communicate, etc..

    Plus, some of his fellows died in a fight we were both involved in, and we'd developed a certain kinship. And then I was sent off to do some stuff by myself, so our daily language lessons and brotherhood were interrupted.

    So, when he saw me in the dining facility, he came running up to me, embraced me, and kissed me. On the lips. Which is the tradition between dear male friends, in his culture. And, well, just kind of reflexively, I kissed back. Just a little.

    I've done a lot of weird things in my life. And this didn't feel that weird at the time. Until all the Americans in the camp started ragging me about it. The Afghans and gurkhas are all high fiving me and stuff, obtw.

    So, what is the weirdest thing you've ever done? I'm thinking if this isn't THE weirdest thing I've done, it's up there. I am interested if any of you have the stones to come up with a comparable, possibly self-embarrassing story of that caliber.


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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Read this entire post...



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    And, well, just kind of reflexively, I kissed back. Just a little.



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Sweet. You and your Asian friend should move back to Iowa. Marriage is legal. Just kidding, just kidding.

    The weirdest thing I have ever done was on a CAX I got so busy watching the Cobra's and F-18 drop bombs that I forgot I was actually shooting an M249 and realized I was shooting about 30 yards down range when the enemy was 400-500 yards down range. I must have done it for 30 seconds. What a fireworks show the Cobra's and F-18's put on though.



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    And, well, just kind of reflexively, I kissed back. Just a little.
    The real question is - how did the French score this kiss?




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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Yesterday, during the noon meal, I saw a Central Asian man that I'd worked with in the desert, and hadn't seen in awhile. We'd grown quite close, as we tried to learn each other's language/communicate, etc..

    Plus, some of his fellows died in a fight we were both involved in, and we'd developed a certain kinship. And then I was sent off to do some stuff by myself, so our daily language lessons and brotherhood were interrupted.

    So, when he saw me in the dining facility, he came running up to me, embraced me, and kissed me. On the lips. Which is the tradition between dear male friends, in his culture. And, well, just kind of reflexively, I kissed back. Just a little.

    I've done a lot of weird things in my life. And this didn't feel that weird at the time. Until all the Americans in the camp started ragging me about it. The Afghans and gurkhas are all high fiving me and stuff, obtw.

    So, what is the weirdest thing you've ever done? I'm thinking if this isn't THE weirdest thing I've done, it's up there. I am interested if any of you have the stones to come up with a comparable, possibly self-embarrassing story of that caliber.
    This reminds me of a conversation I saw in this movie.




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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Yesterday, during the noon meal, I saw a Central Asian man that I'd worked with in the desert, and hadn't seen in awhile. We'd grown quite close, as we tried to learn each other's language/communicate, etc..

    Plus, some of his fellows died in a fight we were both involved in, and we'd developed a certain kinship. And then I was sent off to do some stuff by myself, so our daily language lessons and brotherhood were interrupted.

    So, when he saw me in the dining facility, he came running up to me, embraced me, and kissed me. On the lips. Which is the tradition between dear male friends, in his culture. And, well, just kind of reflexively, I kissed back. Just a little.

    I've done a lot of weird things in my life. And this didn't feel that weird at the time. Until all the Americans in the camp started ragging me about it. The Afghans and gurkhas are all high fiving me and stuff, obtw.

    So, what is the weirdest thing you've ever done? I'm thinking if this isn't THE weirdest thing I've done, it's up there. I am interested if any of you have the stones to come up with a comparable, possibly self-embarrassing story of that caliber.

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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    I gave DJK15 a compliment once.


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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    I guess the real question is did you make it to 3rd base?



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Since it's cultural over there I don't think it's too weird for you Phaedrus....


    However, sounds like you might be going native ;)

    To answer your question, is the weirdest thing you've ever done influenced by alcohol or do we have to be stone-cold sober?



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    I had a bird crap in my mouth once. No ****. I was in Germany at a picnic. The bird (think it was a pigeon-type) buzzed me as I was laughing at a joke. Took a second to realize what had just happened and had horrified looks on everyone's face.


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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    My weirdest things have always been influenced by alcohol and lack of cash. Probably the worst was being challenged to drink a bottle of ketchup through a straw for about $35 at the Big XII Tourney when I was still in college. I hate ketchup to begin with, and apparently my face was turning green about halfway through the bottle when the challengers saw enough and gave me the cash...I don't know if it was enough cash, though...



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    Re: What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I had a bird crap in my mouth once. No ****. I was in Germany at a picnic. The bird (think it was a pigeon-type) buzzed me as I was laughing at a joke. Took a second to realize what had just happened and had horrified looks on everyone's face.
    That would almost be as bad to see happen as it would be to have happen to you. Almost...



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