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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Humor in the middle of a war: US soldiers in Afghanistan re-make a Lady GaGa video

So, I heard about these guys while listening to NPR on the way to pick up my son from daycare, and I couldn't wait to get back home to look up their video on YouTube... a couple of soldiers and their buddies stationed out in Afghanistan managed to film a re-make of the Lady GaGa "Telephone" video.

This video is AWESOME!!! I think I replayed it 7 or 8 times in a row and found myself and my 3 1/2 yr old dancing with these soldiers... in the living room swinging our arms and hips, doing the hand motions, and in the end, falling on the couch laughing and clapping. After a while, I realized it wasn't that this video was just some silly spoof, but that this was put together by a bunch of soldiers in the middle of a drawn out war where the casualties keep adding up. It's the fact that in the middle of this, these guys manage to find levity and humor.

After you watch the video, check out the Facebook page someone made for Aaron Melcher (the main soldier in the video) and their YouTube "channel" where you can read all the amazing reactions these guys have received and even post your own comment.

Whether you agree or disagree with the war, whether you like or dislike Lady Gaga... this video is just fun to watch... especially when you realize that in the middle of all the violence, these guys manage to hang on to their humanity.

Telephone - The Afghanistan Re-make

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