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It’s Tuesday, so we’re opening the “Terminal Lance” vault once again to share another from the dozens of strips creator Max Uriarte has inked exclusively for readers of Marine Corps Times. Up this week: “Expectations,” first published in the issue dated Oct. 17, 2011. With Birthday Ball season nearly upon us, this seemed like a fitting choice. Plus, it’s pretty damn funny. And, too, you’ll recall the frenzy last year when, one by one, Marines took to YouTube to invite celebrities as their Birthday Ball dates. Mila Kunis. Justin Timberlake. Et cetera. We can’t help but wonder whether a similar…

Cpl. Kelsey De Santis created a national stir last fall when she took to the Internet to ask celebrity Justin Timberlake to her Marine Corps birthday ball in a YouTube video. He said yes, and a friendship was born. Seven months later, Timberlake returned the favor, asking De Santis to attend the 2012 Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards event with him last weekend in Los Angeles. In a phone interview, De Santis said it was surreal rubbing elbows with Adam Sandler, Channing Tatum, Aaron Rogers and other celebrities. She and her boyfriend sat with Timberlake at a table right near…

Justin Timberlake’s thoughtful reflection on attending the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Richmond, Va., on Saturday night blew up the blogosphere. Cpl. Kelsey De Santis is taking the opportunity to weigh in, too, however — and it sounds like she had a great time. In a new blog post on her website, De Santis said she had the chance to visit with Timberlake before the event, and was impressed with his willingness to mix it up with everyone else at the ball. From the entry: As the official ceremonies ended, Table 10 got the party started, shared some jokes, gathered…

By now, you’ve probably heard that Justin Timberlake did indeed attend a Marine Corps birthday ball last night in Richmond, Va., with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis. The Corps has released the photograph above, and there are others floating around online. Timberlake just weighed in on the experience on his website. To say he appreciated the evening would appear to be an understatement. A passage from his note: To all of you that serve every day for us… Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I’ve met so many of my heroes… From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson.…

In the blink of an eye, it was over. Justin Timberlake may want to take notice. Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, the Marine who famously invited the singer and actor to attend the Marine Corps birthday ball with her, competed Saturday night in Operation Octagon XVI, a mixed martial arts event in Sterling, Va. To say it was a one-sided fight would be an understatement. De Santis, fighting in the 145-pound featherweight title fight, pummeled her opponent, Stacy Sneeringer. With a flurry of energy, De Santis took Sneeringer to the mat early, and finished her off 2:51 into the fight with…

Last week, it became entirely predictable that scores of Marines would take to the Internet this year to ask their favorite celebrity the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. After all, it famously worked for Sgt. Scott Moore, who will be taking one Mila Kunis to the ball for 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. It later worked for Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, who leveraged Kunis’ invitation to convince her “Friend with Benefits” co-star, Justin Timberlake, to attend her ball this fall in Washington, D.C. The successful invites first gave rise to Sgt. Ray Lewis — perhaps jokingly –…

In the never-ending saga of Marines inviting celebrities to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, a new one has emerged: Sgt. Ray Lewis has asked former Golden Girl Betty White, 89, to attend with him. At least I think he’s serious. It’s hard to tell in this two-minute video: In other news, not only has Justin Timberlake accepted Cpl. Kelsey De Santis’ invitation to another ball, he quipped this morning on the “Today Show” that he and “Friends with Benefits” co-star Mila Kunis “want to pay honor to our country and embrace their balls.” While it lasts, here’s a clip of…

My head is beginning to hurt. Multiple reports now suggest that Mila Kunis, star of “Black Swan” and other films, may not be going to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball with deployed Sgt. Scott Moore, after all. As I assume even the Taliban knows at this point, he asked her to the Nov. 18 ball for 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, in a YouTube video made in Afghanistan. It went nuclear Friday, and Kunis, 27, accepted after being put on the spot in an interview over the weekend, melting hearts everywhere. E! Entertainment suggests the reports of her backing out aren’t…

Some things are abundantly predictable. One of them is that when somebody goes out on a limb and finds success, others will surely duplicate the effort. So it is for Sgt. Scott Moore, the Marine who has become famous for successfully inviting actress Mila Kunis to his Marine Corps Birthday Ball with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, through a YouTube video that went viral. Marines have joked all week about trying something similar with stars ranging from Taylor Swift to Scarlett Johansson, but one of them would appear to have a leg up: She invited Justin Timberlake, who urged Kunis to…

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,…

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