A submission from reader Alex in Afghanistan:
Long time reader, first time emailer. Love your blog. I know you guys are a bunch of screw balls who love three things: boobies, football (if referenced to boobies, all the more better) and the Troops. Well, I have all three for you.
The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders (well, 4 of them) visited my FOB in Afghanistan yesterday. As a born and raised New Yorker and a die-hard Jets fan, I couldn’t let the opportunity to troll these girls pass. I figured if I have to be stuck on staff after almost 2 years as a Platoon Leader, might as well abuse the perks of living on a semi-big base. Here’s a picture of me in my Jets hat, in Afghanistan, with four very lovely ladies. I would like to dedicate this to my Infantry brothers on far away outposts, far away from any USO tours and visits. I happened to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right Jets hat in my cargo pocket.
Keep writing, gentlemen. As I sit wasting away at my desk job, I take solace in the fact the government hasn’t banned your website yet.
P.S. With this crappy Afghan internet, it took me about 2 hours to upload that picture. THAT’S GREAT HUSTLE!
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