Oh, it’s one of those fright wigs!

November 12, 2008

Welcome back to our popular feature, “Things Maybe we Should have Explained in a Caption, but Didn’t.” The actual caption here tells us this soldier is “wearing a wig” as he smokes near the front lines.

Excuse me? “Ernie, we’re gonna see combat today. Is my wig on straight?” That just doesn’t sound right.

I checked, and it turns out the dude said he was wearing the wig to scare the enemy and give him magic powers.

Now, I have to think that if that big honking rocket propelled grenade on his back doesn’t scare the enemy, a wig isn’t going to do the trick.

But I could be wrong. Maybe this is a whole nation of folks who are petrified of wigs, just ripe for a surprise attack by Dolly Parton.

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A Congolese government soldier wearing a wig smokes by the roadside near the front line, north of Goma in eastern Congo, November 11, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly

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I think the big question is what is he using to clean his rifle barrel?

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

whats up with that Ak47 pointed towards his balls

Posted by faz | Report as abusive

The wig is a mojo thing. Remember,this is a part of the world where your manhood can be majicked away by an evil shaman.

The AK-47 is a threat. “You majik my dick, I shoot it off!”

Posted by Suprstitius | Report as abusive

So thats where Rick James is now working? That’s super freaky.

Posted by ReNo | Report as abusive

Man. The American military has something to learn from this Congonese gender-bender.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Hey, as long as he thinks he looks good, nothing else matters.

Posted by Orincarnia | Report as abusive

What happens when he has to run and the wig falls of? Does he run back to get it?…


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Posted by UmNome | Report as abusive

Are the fact that he’s smoking what looks like a giant joint and the fact that he’s wearing a bad wig related in any manner?

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