The Peanut Butter Story

As reported by Sherry Gershon Gottlieb in Hell No, We Won’t Go! Resisting the Draft During the Vietnam War:

via Legends & Rumors
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 18, 2020
     Category: Food | Military | Excrement

Supposedly another way to avoid the draft was by pretending to be gay. Which reminds me of this conversation from the movie Stripes:

Recruiter: Now, are either of you homosexuals?
John Winger: [John and Russell look at each other] You mean, like, flaming, or...
Recruiter: Well, it's a standard question we have to ask.
Russell Ziskey: No, we're not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*.
John Winger: Yeah, would they send us someplace special?
Recruiter: I guess that's "no" on both. Now if you could just give Uncle Sam your autograph...
Posted by Fritz on 12/18/20 at 08:57 AM
Having syphilis would do it, so you could go get that.
According to Ted Nugent in 1977, he bypassed the peanut butter, using the real thing.
A friend was rejected for being too tall. He was ~ 6'-6", the limit at that time. He spent a day in bed before going (except for the bathroom breaks), and measured 6'-6.25".
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/18/20 at 10:37 AM
It's interesting how such stories have many variations. I've heard a version of this taking place on an airplane involving an airsick bag, a tin of beef stew and a taste test.

You may find it with a net search or I can relate if you haven't heard it before. I found it very funny, but then I do have a warped sense of humor when it comes to food related stories.
Posted by KDP on 12/18/20 at 11:13 AM
"May be" my appropriate body part. This is apocryphal, and if I were Snopes I wouldn't even bother to explain why.
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/19/20 at 02:02 PM
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