Despite the mega-cheesy video montage, Sgt. Dustin L. Williams didn’t have near the luck that his fellow soldiers had when he asked Scarlett Johansson to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball in November. Daily Mail says:
In his video invitation, Williams is seen in a montage, lacing up his boots and buckling up his uniform to the sound track of Eye Of The Tiger, which then segways into Stayin’ Alive.
Johansson, 26, commended the Marine, [saying] ‘Not only does Sgt. Williams deserve recognition for his bravery, selflessness and dedication to the United States and its people, but he also displays a cheeky talent for filmmaking.’
‘Unfortunately, due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year. But I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude. In my absence, I raise a glass to you and all the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps, past and present, in thanks for your continued commitment to preserving the safety of our nation.’
If you’re going to turn down a member of the Armed Forces, sending a crate of champagne in your stead is definitely the way to go. After all, the only thing soldiers love more than whores is booze. And probably penicillin.
Outtakes from an Esquire photoshoot back in 2005:
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