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article imageVideo: US military version of 'Call Me Maybe,' from Afghanistan

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jul 21, 2012 in Internet
Kandahar - A group of US Marines at the Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan have done a military version of "Call Me Maybe." The Marines lip-synced and danced: "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me maybe."
Almost everyone, from President Obama to Cookie Monster, has joined the cover video bandwagon of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song.
The latest cover version titled "Call Me Maybe: Military Style," was produced by Eric Raum who says it was made during lunch break at the Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan and cost practically nothing to produce. Eric Raum says in his blog: "I had just returned to Kandahar from the U.S. and had been taken aback by how big of a hit it was, we often miss out on the latest and greatest while in the 'Stan."
He explains that when he heard that "people were creating covers of the song" he thought it would be a great idea and "lots of fun for the guys and gals out here if we could create a military version."
Raum writes in his blog: “We showed up in the afternoon, and in true Marine fashion, everyone patiently listened, paid close attention, and within 30 minutes, had the dance down... We roamed around base grabbing people from all lines of service to bust out their own dance moves for the rest of the video.”
He comments that the video shows "how incredibly diverse" soldiers are. He says: “Sometimes people think of the military in a de-humanized way. They hear ‘military’ and they think of it as a whole. What I’ve learned over here is how incredibly diverse each person is. Different hobbies, different skills, even different dance moves. I am always amazed at the amount of talent and creativity I see out here and it is a blessing to have the opportunity to show a glimpse of that to people back home.”
The video is bound to make waves online with proud families of soldiers sharing the video on social media websites. The Christian Post reports that a YouTube user Shea, says: "My brother is in this. Sooo proud!"
Another YouTube user MissTish, writes: "My nephew served 2 tours in Iraq, no one and i mean NO ONE deserves to have some fun more than these guys! HOO-RA! Semper Fi, thanks for not only protecting us but making us laugh as well. Praying for all your safe returns home. GOD Bless!"
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