Monday, May 22, 2006

Toy Soldiers aren't just for playtime....anymore!

Surely you all remember that toy-soldier protest I launched here in New Jersey (and the blog-o-sphere) to register my discontent with the Iraq War. Hard to believe that was the 2nd story I ever posted on this site! (No idea what I am talking about? read here!)

It all started out with a story I heard on NPR about a peace activist who has taken to leaving plastic toy soldiers behind everywhere she went. On the base of the plastic toy was a small label with a powerful and deliberately provocative message: "BRING ME HOME!" After hearing about ths, I went straight to the dollar store and picked up several bags of toy Army men. Then I blogged about it and dared others to follow suit.
It was not long before the power of the blogoshere took over. First a blogger from California took up the challenge. Then another from Massachusetts. Then another and another and another.

In fact, this little toy soldier thing now has its own website!! And believe it or not, A MUSIC VIDEO as well!!

Are we a movement yet? You tell me!
Sick of george Bush's war and wanna join up? Click here!
(Bottom image: a plastic soldier stakes out the White House lawn.)

8 comments:

Ben Heller said...

I wonder if I can find some toy soldiers and do the same in England ? I guess so. I'll let you know jay.

Todd and in Charge said...

Great idea.

The Phoenix said...

That's just a very cool thing.

copy editor said...

Yes, this is a movement. Mine will deploy with "Fire Rummy"

Anonymous said...

How about a note on the toy soldiers saying "I support American troops"?


Read the op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal about the antiwar Left's myths regarding the Iraq War. Maybe then you'll stop your stupid toy antics and learn what's really going on over there.

copy editor said...

Anonymous, I support the troops -- which is why my small display of toys will address Rumsfeld's incompetence.

Kvatch said...

Read the op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal about the antiwar Left's myths regarding the Iraq War. Maybe then you'll stop your stupid toy antics and learn what's really going on over there.

Fine words from an anonymous coward. Now please tell us what exactly it is that you're doing to demonstrate the courage of your convictions.

jay lassiter said...

fear not,
there is always an anonymous coward in every crowd.