Friday, April 30, 2010

Soliders in Afghanistan Channel Lady Gaga

The Smoking Gun has ID'ed the soldiers who made their international online debut yesterday with "Telephone: The Afghanistan Re-make"—a war themed tribute to the epic and unavoidable Lady Gaga video. The Afghanistan remix opens with two soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division lip-synching the song, and scenes alternates between the pair dancing figure-skater style in a garage, and a group of soldiers posing around in what appears to be bondage gear. The video was shot at the Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan's Farah Province, and it was masterminded by 24-year-old Aaron Melcher. Describing the video as "the hotness," Melcher uploaded it to Facebook on Thursday, telling friends to "feel free to share it with the world." (He's since told the Smoking Gun he'd like to stay out of the spotlight). "Telephone: The Afghanistan Re-Make" has since received nearly 200,000 hits on YouTube, and been described as possibly "the most entertaining music video homage ever shot in a war zone." In response to the video's success, soldier/performer James Conley wrote on Facebook that "this is what people do with they free time in Afghanistan. Its crazy out here."

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