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Friday, March 13, 2015

Corvallis boy inserts gay butt joke in 'Marine Corps. Times' and the brass love him for it

Comic strip showing gay Marines butt joke Terminal Lance #54 2010

PHOTO: A Comic strip by Corvallis hometown Marine Lance Corporal Maximillian Uriarte runs in the military "Marine Corps. Times" and it depicted the bawdy and homoerotic anal butt poking humor Marines traditionally do with their presumably heterosexual comrades in the barracks and communal showers. "In a raw but hilarious strip titled "It's Already Gay," he pointedly contrasts the shower stall antics and crude male body humor of ordinary Marines with their macho opposition to homosexuality," said a Corvallis, Oregon newspaper story by Bennett Hall, "Tell it to the Marines," posted Mar. 9, 2015. (See "Terminal Lance #34: It's Already Gay," blog posted April 30, 2010 - JPEG)

Village People (a cowboy, an Indian, a cop, a sailor, a leather clad biker and a construction worker) shown on back jacket photo of the 'Go West' LP vinyl record album

PHOTO: several of the quintessential macho gay male porno icons were caricatured by the music group the "Village People," who dressed up on stage as a cowboy, Indian, cop, sailor, construction worker, and leather clad biker for their back jacket photo on their 'Go West' LP vinyl record album. Their famous Y.M.C.A. "song remains particularly popular due to its status as a disco classic and a gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture," said the article, "Y.M.C.A. (song)," From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia accessed 3/12/114. (See previous post Jay Leno on gay marriage (6/12/06).)

History has documented similar expressions of military homoeroticism. For example, a quote that is often misattributed to the Winston Churchill says, "The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash." (See "Quotes Falsely Attributed -- make for good story-telling but popular myth has falsely attributed them to Churchill," The CHURCHILL CENTRE accessed 3/12/15 that notes Anthony Montague-Browne said that although Churchill had not uttered these words, he wished he had.. (See book by Angus Konstam, "Naval Miscellany," Osprey Publishing, 2013)

OSU has a long history of military students because it was required at one time for all land-grant universities like OSU. (See for example the student newspaper article by Chris Correll, "Army ROTC recognizes high achievers," Barometer, Mar. 9, 2015, p. 1 and the local Corvallis newspaper article by Anthony Rimel, "The ROTC life," Sunday Gazette-Times, Mar. 8, 2015, p. 1)