November 21st, 2007

Enterprise Bridge

You dick!

Since the explosive growth of the internet pipes, the world shares in the joke enjoyed by many of us residents of northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin: the Bong Recreation Area just outside Racine, Wisconsin.

I finally thought to look it up... turns out it's named for a World War II Pacific theater ace and Medal of Honor winner, Major Dick Bong. Sounds like a fun guy... according to Wikipedia, he used to loop the Golden Gate Bridge's center span, and buzz office buildings in downtown San Francisco in a P-38.
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