May 18, 2011

The marriage proposal cool enough...

... to have 653,128 views on YouTube after 2 days:



ADDED: By chance, I opened up a book near the top of the pile on the floor by the desk and opened it up to a marriage proposal — a marriage proposal that makes an interesting contrast to the viral video:
That evening Marie came by to see me and asked me if I wanted to marry her. I said it didn't make any difference to me and that we could if she wanted to. Then she wanted to know if I loved her. I answered the same way I had the last time, that it didn't mean anything but that I probably didn't love her. "So why marry me, then?" she said. I explained to her that it didn't really matter and that if she wanted to, we could get married. Besides, she was the one who was doing the asking and all I was saying was yes.

47 comments:

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Incredibly creative and totally awesome!!!

TWM said...

Crap, suddenly my proposal over a meat-lovers pizza at Pizza Hut doesn't seem so romantic anymore.

Lem said...

but you don't just keep nagging and nagging and nagging.

The guy is a cheapskate.

Shouting Thomas said...

Oh my God!

This guy has just condemned himself to an eternal beta existence.

I'm not the world's biggest Roissy fan, but there is an element of truth to what he says. Roissy would call this guy an "herb."

Don't prostrate yourself like this boys! You don't have to advertise your pathetic betadom.

At least pretend that you have a drop of testosterone in your system.

TWM said...

"I'm not the world's biggest Roissy fan, but there is an element of truth to what he says. Roissy would call this guy an "herb."

Don't prostrate yourself like this boys! You don't have to advertise your pathetic betadom."

On the other hand, he can always bring this up in any future dealings with his wife - "But, honey, a trip to Vegas with the guys seems only fair considering I actually made a fricken' movie for you."

Shouting Thomas said...

If you're really this desperate, I doubt that reading Roissy will help you anyway.

Big Mike said...

Some guys today are so creative. I did a simple "Darling, will you marry me?" I wish I had done something even half this elaborate for a woman as wonderful as my wife.

TWM said...

"I wish I had done something even half this elaborate for a woman as wonderful as my wife."

It's never too late. How about a "Retirement Haven Escapades" movie or something?

Shouting Thomas said...

What Betas Can Learn from Pimps.

bagoh20 said...

It started out a romantic comedy, but the ending terrified me as it devolved into horror. I'm gonna have nightmares.

bagoh20 said...

ST, that link is a good description of how Obama hooked so many hoes in the election.

Timothy said...

Previews are always so lame.

Expat(ish) said...

What he did right, though, was to make the decision and pick out the ring.

If you can't pick out a ring your (future) wife won't like then you got no business being married.

-XC

PS - I showered, shaved, put on nice clothes, and got down on one knee. 15+ years later I'm still getting credit for that.

Titus said...

That was really awesome.

Terrye said...

That was so wonderful. I sure hope they make it.

Shouting Thomas said...

That was really awesome.

Yes, but you're gay, Tight Ass.

Gay men understand and appreciate those kind of theatrics, and understand that it has no connection to real life.

You should thank God every day that you're not boinking a woman. Women are a mess of contradictions.

They enjoy the Phyrric victory of having beta men groveling in front of them, but they boink the alphas.

Heather said...

Sorry, that was awesome.

laddy said...

A guy can be alpha enough to be beta for the proposal.

DADvocate said...

Titus - she has nice tits, right?

RuyDiaz said...

The sigh you hear is the sound of women's rising expectations.

Crap.

Pastafarian said...

Shouting, I'm not sure what you're shouting about. I didn't see any grovelling there, and pulling a very public move like this would take more hair on one's balls than Julius Irving had on his head in 1976.

This was brilliantly done. Well, the car chase could have been better, and the special effects left something to be desired. Some CGI on that popcorn-spill would have helped.

At some point, some very cruel person is going to pull some stunt like this on a girl that he has no intention of proposing too -- a sort of headfake pseudo-proposal fuck-you. For example: Suppose in this instance that, in this movie, the guy had struck up a conversation with the concession girl behind the counter. Then they go out to his car in the parking lot and perform graphic sex acts on one another.

That would have been a real kick-in-the-nuts.

Phil 3:14 said...

Creative...but

Previews are always better than the movie.

Soulmate and the rest of my life are tough to live up to.

As Capt Miller said to Pvt Ryan at the end of the movie and the end of his life:

Earn it

Sixty Grit said...

Soulmate my ***. Where is Crack to knock some sense into that poor cracker's head?

edutcher said...

Very professional, in fact, I've seen some theatrical movies whose previews weren't that good.

Hollyweird should get this kid on the phone.

PS Of course, it can't compare to the flyover of the 5th Air Force at Ann's house when Meade proposed.

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

I know a guy who wanted to propose on a hot air balloon ride. Neither of them had been in a hot air balloon before, but they both were excited about trying it. The trip got cancelled two different times because of weather. That should have been a sign to my friend. But he was determined.

On the third try, they finally got off the ground, but then his (now wife) got so freaked out and anxiety driven as the balloon gained altitude that she made herself sick while in the air. So he didn't propose on the third time either. He ultimately took her to a nice restaurant and proposed there.

Not all clever marriage proposals work out as planned.

japanned_box said...

Who will film the serving of the divorce papers?

DADvocate said...

soul mate

I don't believe in soul mates. You find somebody you really like and who really likes you and then you make it work.

Titus said...

And was very dramatic, and yes, gays have a flare for the dramatic.

What can I say? Guilty as charged.

And yes, she has a nice pair of tits. So did some of her friends wearing a halter.

Although, my marriage proposal was much less dramatic. We were like want to get married? Will it help the Green card process? How about insurance etc? We agreed probably it will and we went to the court. My parents don't even know.

Go figure.

Dustin said...

He should have been a lot less rehearsed in his reading of tripe, IMO.

And I agree he's going too far out of his way to be beta.

It's a very creative idea, and if you like sharing this kind of thing with the world (and I see no problem with that) this is a great way to do it. I just think the execution was a little weak. Also, she figured it out after the first two seconds, and it went on forever anyway.

E.M. Davis said...

I'll concede the idea is great and had a decent execution, but the kid needs a better editor. Popcorn bit went on way too long, as did the hug.

Hollyweird should get this kid on the phone.

Why? So he can bore us again?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I give them 4 years.

MarkG said...

What's with all the beta crap? The guy's got a super hot fiance and there are hundreds of thousands of women admiring him and his efforts.

jr565 said...

How long until she is bitching him for not taking out the garbage or trying to hang out with his buddies on poker night?

prairie wind said...

Cute, but it was nearly as long as Bloggingheads.

George said...

Can't wait for the sequel "There goes half my shit". Sorry, "soul mates" don't need this kind of drama. Not even close to the romantic interactions of "Pam and Jim" on The Office, where every single simple interaction had a tenderness about it.

Titus said...

There is quite a bit of negativity here regarding marriage.

Whassup fellow republicans?

tits.

Shouting Thomas said...

There is quite a bit of negativity here regarding marriage.

Whassup fellow republicans?

My girl has passed on to the next world, Tight Ass. Ain't never gonna see that kinda stuff again.

bagoh20 said...

"There is quite a bit of negativity here regarding marriage."

Other than deciding to smoke 4 packs a day, I can't think of many decisions as dangerous to a man.

LawGirl said...

Beta or not, I'd say the bar has been raised for proposals. Well done.

Oh, and I found it very nice that he consulted her father. I think that's more than a nice old-fashioned touch, but a recognition that her dad has her best interests at heart, so his opinion has weight.

bagoh20 said...

And Titus, you married a man, so that eliminates much of the risk.

I'm against gay marriage because it's too safe. Women are the challenge. Try one of them and see how it feels to lose half your rare clumbers. And gay guys only play at being bitches, they don't have the capacity to dole out the real thing.

WV: orsifil - NTTIATWWT

Michael Farris said...

Hoosier Daddy said... "I give them 4 years"

If we're starting a pool I call 18 months to two years.

If there's hope for them, it's because the Roissy alpha/beta stuff mostly for women who aren't afraid of the consequences of bad sexual choices. The father here seems traditional enough that she might have a level head to realize that the guy is probably pretty good husband material. He's not an exciting dangerous tough guy but he's probably the kind of reliable guy who can keep a job and will stand by his family. The question is: Does she really want husband material? If not, then I stand by my 18-24 month prediciton.

Methadras said...

He lost me at soul mate. Fucking pussy. Love of your life? Yes. Best Friend? Yes. The woman of your dreams? Yes. Soul Mate? Check your balls at the door or at least let her bring down the jar they are stored in to see them from time to time.

Gahrie said...

OMFG!! I'd marry him and I'm not gay........

Sabinal said...

jappaned box:

"Who will film the serving of the divorce papers?"

shaddap :P

MadisonMan said...

Not a fan of putting the girl on the spot like this.

el polacko said...

some folks sure have money to burn. maybe the economy isn't as bad as we've been led to believe.

JL said...

Hi , Wow, really impressive! I guess that in these youtube times we creative souls are able to be a bit more creative thinking not only about our girl saying "yes" but also about having a video proof to show our kids that we were also young and bold in the early 2000s .. here's my contribution to all this youtube proposal madness.. please watch the video of the proposal I organized for my -now- wife , a year ago (we met on Facebook, btw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTtfYSeRP1Y