Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where in the World is Ryan from "The Real World"?

It's a question that's been on my mind ever since that fubarred "Real World: Brooklyn" episode that showed Ryan, the acoustic guitar-wielding 23 year-old Iraq vet, getting called back to active duty in Mesopotamia. I've done the googling, you do the reading. Choice quote:
My mom is really apprenhensive to watch the episode. I told her I was really glad it happened while we were on the show. It draws attentinon to the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve). This is a real reality of the war that affects veterans - people who have come back, gotten married, had kids, and then have to go back. It sucks. It's a backdoor draft and it's a reality that never gets any attention.
Read the rest here. Blog props to