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You dick! - Jason Lindquist
Idle ramblings of an idle mind
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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.

Current Mood: amused amused
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goblinator From: goblinator Date: November 22nd, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah Bong. My sister, friends, and I stayed there one summer after going to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Given my company, the name was not only funny, it was appropriate.
jlindquist From: jlindquist Date: November 22nd, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
No doubt. My first trip into an adult bookstore was in Kenosha, because one of my friends insisted he needed a new mesh for his bong. Given how many of those places double as headshops, I'm sure there's plenty of namesake recreation there. :-)
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