green army men

Plastic army men in a historical battle:

Green army squad took up a position and dug in on little desktop. As they waited for dust off of a fallen soldier, they were attacked by an entire brigade of tan army encamped by the printer. With little ammunition and heavily outnumbered, the green army fought valiantly until they could be rescued by air support.  This video is dedicated to the men who died defending little desktop.

Much lower production value than some of the other stop motion videos I’ve posted on here, but still entertaining.

Hat tip: Julian

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The hell of war comes home. In July 2009 Colorado Springs Gazettea published a two-part series entitled “Casualties of War”. The articles focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. Returning soldiers were committing murder at a rate 20 times greater than other young American males. A seperate investiagtion into the high suicide rate among veterans published in the New York Times in October 2010 revealed that three times as many California veterans and active service members were dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.

Relevant and heartbreaking. The closest thing I have to knowing what any of this feels like is from watching the movie Dead Presidents.

The artist’s name is “Dorthy”.  You can check out more pics of the exhibit on her website – HERE

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