February 16, 2010, - 11:17 am
I’ve written about these stupid, elaborate, involve-the-whole-world-in-your-bidness marriage proposals (and wedding “ceremonies”) before. And TLC Network once wanted me to co-host this stupid show, “Perfect Proposal” (which involves ridiculously elaborate staged marriage proposals), to which I said a giant, emphatic “NO.” As I’ve said before on this site, the more elaborate the proposal, the more short-lived–and likely empty and saccharine–the marriage. And that’s why I love when these idiots who do these marriage proposals on TV or in a hugely public way get turned down. If you can’t do it in private over a nice dinner, and you need a gazillion bells and whistles involved, there ain’t nothin’ there worth getting married over, and it’ll only be disastrous from there. (The same goes for those dumb YouTubed dances down the aisle.)
Meant to get to this one, Sunday Night, and thanks to the many, many readers who sent this. The video, below, is self-explanatory. And though one news source reports that it was a hoax (and that the New York Rangers staff was in on it), it’s been done so many times before when it isn’t a hoax (just foolish).
Here’s another one from a couple of years ago:
And there are so many more like this.
What motivates a guy to do this? It’s supposed to be a private moment. And if you are, for some bizarre and creepy reason, prompted to propose marriage in front of the world, well . . . you get what you deserve.
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