Daring GI Joe Cartoon Escapes

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Slate magazine has put together a fairly hilarious slideshow documenting a number of the most impressive and daring escapes featured in the GI Joe cartoon from the ’80s.

The first war between G.I. Joe and Cobra (1985-86), as documented in the G.I. Joe animated series, was the most violent conflict in history never to result in a single casualty. Through a combination of terrible aim, superhuman jumping ability, and impossibly reliable parachutes, every combatant escaped even the most dire of situations without so much as the angle of his beret askew. The G.I Joe series is an ode to the improbable escape, and the thrill of the violence comes not from the possibility of death but from the zany ways the Joes and Cobras avoid it.

.:"That Was Way Too Close!" -> via Slate

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Posted: August 11th, 2009
at 7:40am by orangemenace

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