God bless the Internet.
As you may recall, last week Battle Rattle featured a video in which Sgt. Scott Moore asked actress Mila Kunis to his unit’s Marine Corps ball. Deployed to Musa Qala, Afghanistan, with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, he’d set up a page on YouTube a few weeks before, but it hadn’t blown up online the way he probably was hoping.
The blog entry was an immediate hit, and the video exploded online afterward. It had just 1,000 views when I posted it here Thursday night, but as I write this, it now has more than 188,000. Moreover, the video was posted repeatedly to other sites Friday, including Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks and Tosh.O’s blog on Comedy Central’s website.
It gets better. As Fox News reports this morning, Kunis said during an interview this weekend that’d she’d do it. Justin Timberlake, her co-star on the forthcoming movie “Friends with Benefits,” urged her on the spot to do it, and she agreed.
“Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? You need to do it for your country,” Timberlake asked Kunis excitedly, before sending out a direct message to Moore. “I’m going to work on this, man. This needs to go down.”
After questioning her publicist if she knew about the invitation, the clearly flattered 27-year-old actress agreed.
“I’ll go, I’ll do it for you,” she said, turning to Timberlake. “Are you going to come?”
“They don’t want me! They want you,” Timberlake responded. “You need to do it for your country.”
“I’ll do it,” she confirmed.
Good for you, Sgt. Moore. Enjoy the ball.