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Half-Naked Naval Academy First Years Get Greased Up In The Name Of Tradition

In any other context, watching a bunch of strapping young men (and, ok, some women) strip down and climb up a greased up phallic symbol in a fleshy free-for-all would seem pretty homoerotic.

Well actually, even in this context it still does.

The annual (and wonderful) tradition of the Herndon Monument Climb wherein the Naval Academy’s first-year plebes scurry to retrieve a hat off the top of the obelisk took place this weekend, and here are the photos to prove it.

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via Washington Post

On:           May 20, 2014
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      Harndon Monument Climb??? :p

      May 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • barkomatic

      There’s no reason this shouldn’t happen every weekend.

      May 20, 2014 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gr8lthr

      Could the monument be any more phallic?

      May 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor

      Thank goodness they are real men and not some limp-wristed queens who do their best to imitate 15 year old girls or 5o year old housewives.

      May 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ingyaom

      H01y $H!+ – those sailors are hot.

      May 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • money718

      what in the hell?

      May 20, 2014 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      Thanks, Queerty, for showing the EXACT same pictures of this event from last year. Ah, the memories.

      May 21, 2014 at 5:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maude

      In NYC we would often rub ourselves down with mineral oil and 2 or more would have sex on a rubber sheet.

      A friend from L.A. visited me for a couple of weeks, and he taught me the mineral oil experience.
      After he left, I asked several guys if they’d heard or ever tried it.
      Every one of them said they had and still do.

      Question: Where the hell was I while this was going on, that I never even heard of it, until my ‘friend, with benefits’ came to visit?

      May 21, 2014 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit

      Many of these same young men will go on to star in various movies for SeanCody and pose for Abercrombie and Fitch

      May 21, 2014 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ingyaom

      …some will just get fat.

      May 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ridpathos

      Good to see more gals in the pile.

      May 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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