U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Stephenson grimaces from the sound of outgoing shots during a firefight October 28, 2008 in the Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan. American forces from 2nd Platoon Viper Company of the 1-26 Infantry had occupied a strategic mountaintop when they were fired upon by Taliban insurgents. No Americans were injured in the fight and Taliban casualties were unknown.

The Paper Brigade (1997)

Disney Channel Premiere Film #53

The very last Premiere Film before DCOM’s began, and hands down, without a doubt, the very best one, The Paper Brigade (sometimes known as Gunther and the Paper Brigade) is about a boy, Gunther, moving to a new town, and becoming the paper boy to pay for concert tickets. He has to deal with evil little kids in tree houses, avoid DOGS, make friends, and challenge bullies trying to invade his territory. Robert Englund, aka Freddy Krueger, plays a crazy hermit who helps Gunther and his friends. And his neighbor is played by that kid from The Sandlot. Just a good movie all around. The star of the movie grew up to date Lauren Conrad, from Laguna Beach on MTV. Amazing. Everything about this movie is cool.

Rating: B. Gunther’s SICK drum playing monkey alarm clock is stuck in my memory forever.