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The Gay Bomb

12 June, 2007

There’s been a lot of traffic over the past few days about new found evidence that in 1994 the US Government gave serious thought about the development of a gay bomb. A device loaded with chemical pheromones that would turn enemy soldiers gay and make them more interested in shagging each other than fighting. This is serious! Stop laughing!

Over two years ago, the BBC and the Telegraph ran this story and is really nothing new. For those who didn’t know about it, the gay bomb was one of many non-lethal weapons that were put forward, including a weapon that gay enemy soldiers bad breath or made them think their comrades had broken wind.

The plan for a so-called “love bomb” envisaged an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour among troops, causing what the military called a “distasteful but completely non-lethal” blow to morale.

The whole proposal was said to have had a projected cost of around $7.5m dollars.

Apart from the obvious mine of possible jokes you could milk out of this story, it really does go to show how stupid, ridiculous and completely tasteless governments can be.

So, for your delight, here are a few of the jokes already flying around the message boards:

“I don’t know if the bomb would cause their units to break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another… but I bet the battlefield would be fabulously decorated!”

“A gay bomb? Does that mean it will be huge and pink, with a big picture of Cher on the side, and instead of whistling in the air as it drops, it instead makes a high pitched “WhOOOooohooooo!””

“It’s evil, but brilliant. Plus your former enemies are now making the country more attractive with their new design skills.”


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