Friday, October 23, 2015

Is this a case of Marines being Marines?

I had to laugh out loud at this article in the Daily Caller.

If you look very closely at the route for this weekend’s Marine Corps Marathon, you will see what looks very similar to a certain piece of the male anatomy aimed squarely at Congress.  (Click the image for a larger view.)

It would only seem natural for the military marathon to travel around the National Mall, which is already home to one phallic symbol, but the route takes an interesting series of turns when it reaches the steps of Congress.

There are any number of different routes the marathon could take that would circle the National Mall, but as others have pointed out in the past, the Marine Corps Marathon continues to use this hard stretch of road pointed right at the front door of Capitol Hill.

There's more at the link.

Far be it from me to accuse the Marathon's organizers of sending a somewhat basic message to Congress . . . but whether or not it's deliberate, I approve of the message!



Anonymous said...

Haters have to hate ... but in this case, I really like the message too. Way to go jarheads !

Gorges Smythe said...


Anonymous said...


They're just following the roads. It was the civil engineers that laid out the roads, maybe they were trying to warn us about something. ;-)

fillyjonk said...


Nicely done, gentlemen.

richard mcenroe said...

Real Marine Corps Route Planning:

Leatherneck said...

Marines being subtle: who knew?


J. Sullivan said...

"Hard Stretch Of Road"