tag # 000189
When I was a kid we used to sit around in the lower
yard and light those green army men on fire.. They would
make a subtle hissing noise as they burned and a thick
black smoke would fill our nostril's..
As the green men burned, the plastic would melt and
fall to the ground.. And when the burning plastic fell
it would make a "zipping" noise
I think it was the noise of the fire extinguishing
itself as the molten plastic fell to the dirt.
It was the noise that made us do it.. It was almost
Hypnotic, one summer we went through hundreds of green
colored army men and even some of the gray ones that
were hard to find..
I guess my brothers and I would try and light the parachutes
on fire if we had there figures back then..
I now know that that black smoke that I inhaled then
is far worse for you than any pack of cigarettes at
your local grocery, but I'm sure I wasn't alone in my
enjoyment of that slow and steady flaming noise..