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Monday, June 18, 2007

Dancing cadet

You can see a video clip at http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/7678807.html

Nowadays everybody's got a videocamera, including cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

So back in 2005, Cadet Brian Stoops decided to have a little fun at his roommate's expense by videotaping Jeff Pelehec's private dorm-room dancing. Think a cooler Napoleon Dynamite, with short hair.

The video went viral, may even have helped define the term "viral" -- or so says this Wikipedia entry. Yes, Pelehec has his own Wikipedia entry.

But why now, two years after the fact? Defense Secretary Robert Gates mentioned Pelehec during his speech to the Academy graduating class of 2007 last month.
"To learn about the dangers of dancing in your dorm room and yes, I've seen the video," joked Gates. "So the next time your mirror beckons you to bust a move, remember the dancing cadet."

'Dancing Cadet' graduates from Air Force Academy

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