why men wear ear rings

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  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever wonder why earrings became so popular with men?

    A man is at work one day when he notices that his co-worker is wearing an earring.

    The man knows his co-worker to be a normally conservative fellow, and is curious about his sudden change in "fashion sense."

    The man walks up to him and says, "I didn't know you were into earrings."

    "Don't make such a big deal, it's only an earring," he replies sheepishly.

    His friend falls silent for a few minutes, but then his curiosity prods him to ask, "So, how long have you been wearing one?"

    "Ever since my wife found it in my truck."
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    Good thing she didn't find a pair of lacy pink thongs, huh?
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    I have always wondered why a (non-gay) man would wear an ear ring...:confused:

    Now once up on a time in Vietnam,

    my 101st bretheren use to wear ears strung on a ring hung on their belt...

    but that's a whole nother story...:D
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    I recall a Readers Digest story I read circa 1965-66 before I even went in the service about one unit whose CO rewarded his men with a fifth of booze for every ear they turned in. I don't remember the unit. Was that the 101st?
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    Might have been Tony Poe..... :cool:

    Google him... :eek:...:D
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    Wow! What a character. I don't think he's the one this article was about though. For some reason I'm thinking it was an army colonel.
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    I was once informed that medics during the Korean
    War wore an ear ring in the left ear, but don't have
    any idea why.
  10. AL MOUNT

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    Tony Poe was the real life person that the Col. Kurtz character,
    played by Marlon Brando, in Appocalyse Now was based on.
    Although he denied that..:cool:


    Read this link, pretty interesting

    http://www.nndb.com/people/157/000130764/

    A former Seal/CIA friend of mine had met him at a party in Ca.


    From the link above...

    "Poe offered a reward of 5,000 Laotian kip for each Pathet Lao ear and kept them, each with a receipt stapled to it, in a large green cellophane bag.
    On several occasions when the CIA office in Vientiane challenged his kill counts,
    he would send in the bag and start a new one.
    Apparently this practice did not endear him to his superiors.

    One day while on patrol he encountered a young boy with no ears.
    On inquiring as to the fate of the boy's ears he was told
    Discouraged, he considered this tampering with the figures,
    he declared that henceforth he would only accept severed heads in exchange for reward."


    War ain't pretty.... :eek:
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010
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