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(Chron)   Game tickets: $50. Engagement ring: $3000. Being humiliated on the Jumbotron by your girlfriend: Priceless   (chron.com ) divider line
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2007-08-21 05:43:40 PM  
I automatically rate every guy who proposes via Jumbotron as an "Executive Douche-Bag." That's 1.5 times as much douche-ness as your regular douche-bag.

Please, Farkettes, if a man does this to you, publically humiliate him for it.
 
2007-08-21 05:43:41 PM  
Man, anyone that proposes like that is such a meatsack. And not that kind of meatsack that makes everyone stand around the bbq.

And for all you single/young farkers out there, before you think about getting married, make sure you go out and get it all out of your system. Go to TJ for the donkey show, have the three-way, do it all, because after that ring goes on you're done.
 
2007-08-21 05:44:05 PM  
That is just a cold blooded biatch right there!
IMHO - how dare anyone be so high and mighty as to humiliate someone like that. Even if he is a freak, he put a lot of time and effort into working it up. The least you can do is work up some crocodile tears, say yes and enjoy your 15 seconds in the spotlite.
Then, later that nite, have the "discussion".
 
2007-08-21 05:44:57 PM  
Skwidd: It's ok, buddy. Let me tell you a story. A fairy tale, really. It goes something like this-

A man once asked a woman to marry him. She said no. He lived happily ever after, doing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He did not have to turn over his paycheck to a screeching harpy and a snivelling brat, nor did he ever have to explain himself if he decided to do something new or out of the ordinary. He never had to ask permission to do anything, nor deal with the consequences of not asking permission. He could go on vacation whenever and to whereever he wanted, spend his money as he pleased, drink and gamble and go to strip clubs without having to endure the dirty looks of the woman who laid claim to his balls. And if a sudden opportunity for an amorous encouter should arise, he was free to take it without risking half his wealth.


Cue the "I am detecting strong quantities of win in this sector" pic.
 
2007-08-21 05:45:24 PM  
Where are all the FAIL pics?
 
2007-08-21 05:46:18 PM  
Any of you who think this is real, I encourage you to go look up "gullible" in the dictionary, because it's not there.
 
2007-08-21 05:46:52 PM  
FAKE. Real life women don't throw drinks in men's faces, or dump popcorn on their head, or whatever. That only happens in the movies.
 
2007-08-21 05:47:26 PM  
You're all the same people who believe 9/11 was an inside job, believe in a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," and believe in massive CIA coverups to the tune of what was depicted in Syriana, and yet you have a hard time believing some dumb broad wouldn't reject a looser in front of people she doesn't know?

You probablly use the same logic that enables you to call the president retarded and in the same breath allege he's some kind of criminal mastermind.
 
2007-08-21 05:48:16 PM  
Did someone say Jumbo Tron?

www.boesewicht.de
 
2007-08-21 05:48:43 PM  
"If it was an act, she put on a good one," Garner said. "She looked totally surprised and then totally mad. We couldn't even get a proposal right down here tonight.

Phil Garner watches the between-innings stuff on the scoreboard. They should choose him for their next trivia question game. Maybe he can win his row a Coke.
 
2007-08-21 05:48:52 PM  
Tigeriffic: FAKE. Real life women don't throw drinks in men's faces, or dump popcorn on their head, or whatever. That only happens in the movies.

You obviously date the wrong type of women ...
 
2007-08-21 05:48:57 PM  
I think it would be excruciatingly embarrassing to be proposed to on the Jumboscreen. In fact, my alleged husband's alleged proposal to me is so ultra-sacred and private that I'm not even going to confirm whether I am, in fact, actually married IRL.
 
2007-08-21 05:49:07 PM  
If that was real then the walk out of the stadium must have seemed to take a lifetime. Poor bastard.
 
2007-08-21 05:49:24 PM  
You know, this was at an Astros game, so it's not like anyone actually saw it.

/Oh no, the Washington Nationals fans watched my humiliation!
 
2007-08-21 05:49:53 PM  
i171.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-21 05:50:01 PM  
He never had to ask permission to do anything, nor deal with the consequences of not asking permission.

WTF is that shiat? Be a MAN. Establish from day 1 that if your woman ever uses sex to manipulate you, you'll walk out the door and bang someone else.

Christ, what a bunch of whiney, emo, beta males.
 
2007-08-21 05:50:21 PM  
Real life women don't throw drinks in men's faces, or dump popcorn on their head, or whatever.

You've obviously never been with a "real life" woman.
 
2007-08-21 05:50:39 PM  
Moral of the story: Don't get married. Find a woman you hate and buy her a house.
 
2007-08-21 05:50:48 PM  
Tigeriffic: WTF is that shiat? Be a MAN. Establish from day 1 that if your woman ever uses sex to manipulate you, you'll walk out the door and bang someone else.

Christ, what a bunch of whiney, emo, beta males.


Coming this December, from the publishers of Internet Tough Guy magazine, it's Internet Stud magazine! Show everyone on your newsgroup just how many hot ladies you bang!
 
2007-08-21 05:51:15 PM  
Theaetetus: Skwidd: A man once asked a woman to marry him. She said no... [bitter anti-marriage rant snipped]

If you feel this way, you don't have enough of a spine to get married, not to mention the lack of testicles. I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."

AND HE HAS HIS WIFE'S PERMISSION TO SAY SO!
 
2007-08-21 05:51:28 PM  
3k for an engagement ring? No wonder she said no.
 
2007-08-21 05:51:45 PM  
Dwight Schrute: So help me God when I propose, I will never do it in front of anyone.

I never did. It was in private over dinner. No one else needed to know but us, but even then I was 90% certain of her answer. But just goes to show that the woman in the article has no problems with embarrasing others in public. I would have ditched her at the ballpark and made her find her own way home for pulling a stunt like that.
 
2007-08-21 05:51:59 PM  
gambrill: Did someone say Jumbo Tron?

Complete with moose knuckle...Thanks for that.

/Pass the eye bleach please
 
2007-08-21 05:52:03 PM  
Bullshiatter: Jumbowned!

JumBONED more like ..
 
2007-08-21 05:52:19 PM  
noYOUare: Is there some kind of tracking for that? LAME.

You're talking about BASEBALL here.

They THRIVE on stupid statistics.

So yes, of course ball clubs are keeping track of this stuff.
 
2007-08-21 05:52:46 PM  
I proposed to my fiance in a fancy restaurant in GA when I was stationed there. She had given all the right indications that she wanted/expected the question. We went to dinner and I got down on bended knee (in my Navy summer white uniform) and popped the question. All the other diners were gawking and oohing and ahhing. Then she said "no". I almost died... and you could have heard a pin drop in the dining room. I was wholy unprepared for the answer. I got up, dropped a pile of money on the table to pay for dinner, said goodnight and walked out to gasps and giggles. For reasons I can't fathom now, I ended up marrying her a year later... we divorced 7 years after that. Shoulda seen that coming!

On the plus side, after she said no, I returned the ring, took the money and went to a Super Chevy show in Atlanta the next weekend. I ended up buying a beautifully restored big block, 4-spd, 1968 Impala SS convertible. She hated that car... and she never got another ring. She's long gone, but the car still resides in the garage.

Either way, I would never ever pop the question in public again!!
 
2007-08-21 05:53:00 PM  
Tigeriffic: FAKE. Real life women don't throw drinks in men's faces, or dump popcorn on their head, or whatever. That only happens in the movies.

You gotta pay extra.
 
2007-08-21 05:53:00 PM  
The best way to ask someone to marry you:

"Will you wear my ring? It's my last girlfriend."

/Did I say best? I meant most farking disturbing.
 
2007-08-21 05:53:05 PM  
Know how I knew?

My wife proposed to me. She took xmas lights and strung them into "Marry Me?" in our backyard.

/lucky man
 
2007-08-21 05:53:19 PM  
Theaetetus: If you feel this way, you don't have enough of a spine to get married, not to mention the lack of testicles. I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."

this, a million times. THIS. THIS, THIS, THIS!!!

I really, really *HATE* it when someone says "oh, don't bother with a relationship--being single is the best!" without taking the other person's opinion into consideration.

I should counter that line of tripe with "oh, don't bother with being single--being in a relationship is the best!" without considering their opinion on the matter.

/single and hate it
//not looking for just anybody--looking for someone like Theaetetus described (an equal with whom I can have a respectful, adult relationship)
 
2007-08-21 05:53:39 PM  
I was actually at the game, and am getting a kick out of these replies...

No, for real, I was at the game. My kids were tired and it was a blowout, so we were getting up to leave and they played the wedding music and we looked up and saw the jumbotron... she was late 40s I'd say, and she said "Are you serious?" and threw her popcorn down/at him (off camera) and walked off.

The organist kept playing a bit and then kinda trailed off. We saw her storming up the stairs (lower section, just past first base) and there was a kindof weird hush/murmur over the crowd and then a few people started booing. Then annoucer guy comes on with the usual audio spam.

EVERYONE was in shock...it was a trip. My little kids were pretty confused by it too...

Todd
 
2007-08-21 05:54:04 PM  
Yanks_RSJ
I love the Yankees more than anything else in the world besides my family,

Anyone who uses the word "love" in this sense to refer to his feelings about a sports team is in dire need of long-term psychiatric help. Enjoy watching? Of course. Putting a group of professional athletes you (likely) have never met on the same plane as your family? Sick.
 
2007-08-21 05:54:05 PM  
Tigeriffic Quote 2007-08-21 05:50:01 PM
WTF is that shiat? Be a MAN. Establish from day 1 that if your woman ever uses sex to manipulate you, you'll walk out the door and bang someone else.

my wife tried the holding out thing once, she cracked before I did
/didn't bang anyone either
 
2007-08-21 05:54:17 PM  
Lane83: My girlfriend threatened me with a beating if I tried this. Apparently, chicks don't think the Jumbotron is romantic.

THIS.

I punched my husband in the shoulder when he did the 'surprise birthday' thing at a nice restaurant we were at. I didn't even think, just hauled off and punched him. I tried to get away but he had me cornered. He knew I'd react this way and he did it anyway...
 
2007-08-21 05:54:20 PM  
the-meter-man: Where are all the FAIL pics?

img64.imageshack.us

/there you go...
 
2007-08-21 05:54:39 PM  
Wouldn't it be funny if this was his first date?
 
2007-08-21 05:56:10 PM  
Hey Squidd,

My sentiments exactly. I used to be like that.................

/mind trails off in to the distant past
//sheds a tear
///shaking head in remorse
 
2007-08-21 05:56:12 PM  
maybe it's customary in her native land to throw popcorn at the guy instead of saying yes
 
2007-08-21 05:56:19 PM  
I asked my wife to marry me in front of her family. I also got on a knee when she got out of the shower and pre-asked her, then took the ring back after she said yes and asked her again in front of the family.

cya baby!
 
2007-08-21 05:57:01 PM  
Crazymuthafarker

Complete with moose knuckle...Thanks for that.

Glad I could help, it is Fark afterall.
/Anger is the result!
 
2007-08-21 05:57:24 PM  
Tigeriffic
FAKE. Real life women don't throw drinks in men's faces, or dump popcorn on their head, or whatever. That only happens in the movies.

True. They eat all the popcorn and drink all the soda and become huge hambeasts you wish you hadn't proposed to in the first place:)
 
2007-08-21 05:57:29 PM  
FarktheNavy: I proposed to my fiance in a fancy restaurant in GA when I was stationed there. She had given all the right indications that she wanted/expected the question. We went to dinner and I got down on bended knee (in my Navy summer white uniform) and popped the question. All the other diners were gawking and oohing and ahhing. Then she said "no". I almost died... and you could have heard a pin drop in the dining room. I was wholy unprepared for the answer. I got up, dropped a pile of money on the table to pay for dinner, said goodnight and walked out to gasps and giggles. For reasons I can't fathom now, I ended up marrying her a year later... we divorced 7 years after that. Shoulda seen that coming!

On the plus side, after she said no, I returned the ring, took the money and went to a Super Chevy show in Atlanta the next weekend. I ended up buying a beautifully restored big block, 4-spd, 1968 Impala SS convertible. She hated that car... and she never got another ring. She's long gone, but the car still resides in the garage.

Either way, I would never ever pop the question in public again!!


Good story man!
 
2007-08-21 05:57:33 PM  
FarktheNavy: I ended up buying a beautifully restored big block, 4-spd, 1968 Impala SS convertible. She hated that car... and she never got another ring. She's long gone, but the car still resides in the garage.

I think you got the best of the deal. :)
 
2007-08-21 05:57:54 PM  
img411.imageshack.us

//only "fail" I had on such short notice
 
2007-08-21 05:58:28 PM  
... This is the fakiest fake that ever faked.
 
2007-08-21 05:58:41 PM  
gambril, is it just me, or is that dude sporting a heinous camel toe? EWWW!
 
2007-08-21 05:59:51 PM  
Jeez. If you don't know whether your fiance is an attention whore or a private person, then you don't know them well enough to marry them. Some women want the big public proposal, while others would not marry Mr. Right if he asked them on the Jumbotron. It's not like extro/introversion is a hard trait to pick up on.

On the other hand, I have a friend who's been married for 17 years. He's introverted, private, and shy. He told his wife that he wanted a small quiet dinner for his 40th birthday. Instead, she threw a surprise party for him at his job, invited 70 people (some of whom he didn't know), and made up a slide show of unflattering and embarassing photos of his younger self.

He's now looking for an apartment. And a lawyer. As well he should, because some people are just not teachable.
 
2007-08-21 05:59:52 PM  
Jumbo(tron) Go Away!
 
2007-08-21 06:00:02 PM  
Another Fairy tale

Once upon a time, there was a young man who loved this beutiful maiden. He asked, "will you marry me?" and her reply was "no"....................... And he lived happily ever after.

/end of story
 
2007-08-21 06:00:30 PM  
Bloody William

You fail. I'm female and my boyfriend established very clearly that there is certain behavior that he won't tolerate. It's one of the reasons he isn't a bitter, whiney, emo male, and I respect that.
 
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