Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Their mission: Study the contaminated pond's mutated ecosystem, conquer the challenge of typing without opposable thumbs, and then use the world's tiniest keyboards to report their findings. For two years Toninelo published the team's weekly blogs on his website, PondPatrol.com, and together they successfully answered the question, "What do toys do when we're not around?" To celebrate the end of the team's mission and his successful online phenomenon, Toninelo founded the GI Joe Stop-Motion Film Festival..."
"...Ultimately, the film was finished (albeit with a rough sound mix) in time for inclusion in the third GI Joe Stop-Motion Film Festival, a popular touring festival that the duo had worked with in the past. Unfortunately, this time the relationship soured (the filmmakers are mum on the exact reasons), and Viva the Nam was left to fend for itself..."