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(Daily Mail)   Maybe people should have a talk like "hey honey, would you ever be upset if I proposed to you in front of a huge crowd in a public venue?" before doing so   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 134
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2013-08-06 01:38:26 PM
Generally speaking, it is a very bad idea to propose marriage unless the answer is a foregone conclusion. That goes double if you're going all-out on the ceremonial style of proposal with a ring or similar really expensive token, and quadruple if you're going to do it in a public place.
 
2013-08-06 01:38:51 PM

walkerhound: I planned on doing this at a Rockies game a few years ago with a friend of mine...as a joke of course.  The script was she was supposed to slap me after I proposed, but she chickened out.

/CSB


So your brilliant plan was to publicly embarras yourself and show other girls that you arent worth being around and apparantly a creep deserving to be slapped?  And then no matter where you went you would be remembered as the d-bag who got slapped in public?
 
2013-08-06 01:39:02 PM

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

/feel free to steal that, Farrelly Bros.
/makers of the Scary Movie franchise on the other hand, I will sue you with the merciless fury of a Scientologist patent troll
 
2013-08-06 01:40:30 PM
My gf has told me in exacting terms she abhors the thought of a scoreboard/stadium proposal.  Then again, so do I, but I can see why she'd feel better about making this very clear.

/Off to find a cow on which to hang the MARRY ME sign someday.
 
2013-08-06 01:40:53 PM

EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.


Heh - or the teen kids smoking a fattie. "Yo, Dad! Did you bring us some Afghan hash?"
 
2013-08-06 01:41:28 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.

I take that approach to everything on the intertubes.

 
2013-08-06 01:41:35 PM

EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

/feel free to steal that, Farrelly Bros.
/makers of the Scary Movie franchise on the other hand, I will sue you with the merciless fury of a Scientologist patent troll


you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists
 
2013-08-06 01:41:37 PM

Mikey1969: d23: this crap is usually a hoax...

As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be?


That's sooooo easy to answer I can hardly believe anyone even has to seriously ask the question. Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free. The Daily Fail is a friggin' periodical from the UK, and that's the link we got it on. Their marketing person is probably getting completely shiatfaced right now with how successful their stunt has been.

Assuming it is a stunt. All that said and done, it's still probably too early to say. But *why* someone would stage such a thing is an easy question to answer.

Stories like this always remind me of the College Humor prank wars where the one guy finally won them by paying for a fake proposal from the other guy to his girlfriend at a ball game. That was hilarious.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:02 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?


usually... thought you'd dropped an "i" in married and was being cheeky.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:18 PM

talkertopc: Marriage is a big freaking deal, it should only be embarked upon after a serious discussion about the pros and cons, it is more serious than buying a house, starting a business, moving country, etc, it is not something that should be based on one surprise proposal.


this.

my wife and I discussed the whole thing as more of a financial deal with reviews of each other's FICO scores and balance sheets. I still surprised her though doing the whole on-one-knee thing which really made her happy and that's important too.
 
2013-08-06 01:42:20 PM

Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


man what kind of bitter cynic can't just enjoy a video of some dumbass getting rejected in public?
 
2013-08-06 01:43:04 PM
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-08-06 01:43:32 PM
The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.
 
2013-08-06 01:43:50 PM
These happen every year. Fakity fake.
 
2013-08-06 01:44:37 PM
No is an acceptable answer.  And privacy is often a lot more useful than attention whoring.
 
2013-08-06 01:45:20 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?


You had trouble writing, and he made a joke about it. Check the underlined word. Look closely.
 
2013-08-06 01:47:45 PM
My wife asked me not to propose in public, or on any holidays or her bday.
 
2013-08-06 01:48:15 PM

Flakeloaf: The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.


i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-08-06 01:49:08 PM
I would have said nope too. If the guy needs backup to get a yes out of me...

/was perfectly content being asked in the privacy of our apartment
//10 years down, more to go!
 
2013-08-06 01:51:00 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?

Having trouble with vocabulary?

 
2013-08-06 01:51:45 PM
I'm going to say it's real but I just like seeing people miserable so maybe I'm just thinking wishfully.
 
2013-08-06 01:52:23 PM

Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.


Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?
 
2013-08-06 01:52:34 PM
My favorite sporting event proposal rejection is the basketball one where the mascot pats the guy on the back and hands him a beer after the woman walks out.  No idea if it was real or not but it got a chuckle out of me.
 
2013-08-06 01:53:53 PM
CSB:

In college I DJed harbor cruises. This one night there was this big todo with middle aged asian guy dropping $$ to get extra time on the boat and a lot of special treatment for him and his lady (who seemed at least a decade younger than him). Part of this included 2 dozen roses at their table, a friend tagging along to video tape the evening and then a special dance for just him and his lady before all the other guests. At the end of the dance boat staff came out with a chest full of 75 roses (for a total of 99) and he got down on one knee and proposed...and she just stood there looking at him for what felt like 10 minutes, before sheepishly  letting him slip the ring on her finger and walking off the dance floor hiding her face.

bonus: there was another guy that had told his waiter he was going to propose and asked for the celebratory dessert. When the waiter brought it out and said "congratulations" they girl looked at him confused and the guy waved him off. Apparently the first proposal was terrible enough to ruin 2.

</csb>
 
2013-08-06 01:54:26 PM
THAT is the reason why you shouldn't propose in front of hundreds of people because if your partner says no, you look really stupid.
 
2013-08-06 01:55:20 PM

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


This, this, eleventy-times this. If you 'significant' relationships are little more than fodder for public media consumption (I'm looking at you choreographed-dance-video-weddings) then you are the shallowest of beings.
 
2013-08-06 01:56:09 PM
Oh crap, I'm an idiot.

Slinking away.
 
2013-08-06 01:58:25 PM
pbfcomics.com
 
2013-08-06 01:59:28 PM
Maybe all that smiling after she said no kinda tells me he lacks passion.  C'mon man, show something!
 
2013-08-06 02:00:23 PM
It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.


5/10
 
2013-08-06 02:00:26 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Flakeloaf: The only proposal I want to see is one guy proposing to another during halftime at a Cowboys game.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 298x245]


In my family we  refer to them as the happy couple.
 
2013-08-06 02:01:55 PM

mongbiohazard: Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free.


And how many people have bothered to even read the name of said team, let alone show interest in it? I can't tell you who it was, I just scrolled down to the video. It's not really good as far as publicity stunts go, no matter what the cynics think. There is nothing to tie this to the team interest-wise, so it really fails in the "publicity" category.
 
2013-08-06 02:02:40 PM
"SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH THE HUMILIATING REJECTION"

fark off
 
2013-08-06 02:03:54 PM

gajillion: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

This, this, eleventy-times this. If you 'significant' relationships are little more than fodder for public media consumption (I'm looking at you choreographed-dance-video-weddings) then you are the shallowest of beings.


Things are different today - back when Dad came home from Vietnam (both times) it wasn't much of a surprise. His squadron flew into El Toro and they parked their planes there for inspection/repair and the pilots all tried to grab space-a flights back to wherever. When Dad finally got a seat, he called - collect, of course, and Mom refused the charge but still knew he'd be there in 8 hours - so we understood that we'd have to get dressed up and go wait around the flight line hardstand where incoming personnel checked in. Sure enough, the flight arrived, he walked off, hugged my Mom and sister, shook my hand, and then we all went home where he changed into civvie clothes and had a drink on the deck.

Guess we weren't very sentimental, but my sister and I were more interested in what cool electronics he had bought us during his stayover in Japan.

/my first Sony!
 
2013-08-06 02:04:02 PM
Awkward videos I'd like to see:

Some dude puts "Sandra, will you marry me?" on the Jumbotron -- and there are 20 other guys who also brought their girlfriend named Sandra to the game.

Soldier dad's surprise homecoming ends in tears when his two year old doesn't know who he is -- or doesn't realize Daddy's a real person because he's only ever seen him on Skype (and therefore thinks "Daddy lives in the computer.").

Guy on bended knee at huge public event, asks for a divorce/breakup instead.
 
2013-08-06 02:04:35 PM

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


Agreed.  There needs to be a way to be respectful, and yet, to say enough already. It's reached the saturation point now that advertisers are creating those moments to sell products.

If my barometer is any good, I'd say there will be parodies popping up soon, i.e., dad surprises 12 yr-old son in basement, as he explores dad's "hidden" porn collection, dad surprises 13 yr-old daughter as she makes-out with kid in treehouse, dad surprises teen son as he gets a bj from his high-school English teacher...
 
2013-08-06 02:04:40 PM

Uzzah: Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.

Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?


Wasn't even aware of them until you posted their name here, and now I'll forget it. As I stated in another post, this does nothing to bring publicity to the team, most people didn't read the article, they just skipped to the video, and even the ones who read the story probably skipped right over the team name in the article...
 
2013-08-06 02:08:09 PM

Uzzah: How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?


Rock Cats blow. It's all about the Keene Swamp Bats.
www.swampbats.com
 
2013-08-06 02:08:51 PM

mongbiohazard: The My Little Pony Killer: timujin: The My Little Pony Killer: kvinesknows: I dont understand why anyone would want to do that. Its gotta be the married worlds dickiest move... hey.. lets try and embarrass the woman I love into marring me...

Oh, if my fiance had pulled this shiat in public, you bet your ass I would have marred him.

/which is why I beat him to the punch and asked in private

Domestic battery is a little extreme, don't you think?  I think saying "no" was enough... damn but people are wont to get violent these days.

Having trouble reading?

You had trouble writing, and he made a joke about it. Check the underlined word. Look closely.


The person she quoted made that typo first, and she was making a joke about that. It doesn't even make sense to put "married" where she put "marred".
 
2013-08-06 02:12:58 PM

abhorrent1: These are all fake, so it doesn't matter.


Came here to say ^^THIS^^
 
2013-08-06 02:19:10 PM

Demetrius: He proposed to her in New Britain, the anus of Connecticut.  I'm not surprised by this.


Now, now. We all know Southington is the anus of Connecticut.

/Plainville native.
 
2013-08-06 02:22:03 PM
I guess I should rethink my plan to propose via the K-Mart intercom where my gf works...
 
2013-08-06 02:23:32 PM
I think proposals like this are made by insecure men who truly believe the woman can't say no if everyone is watching.
 
2013-08-06 02:25:09 PM

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


Eh, so long as it doesn't actually get in my way I usually don't mind, at worst it's a bit of entertainment between innings or whatever.
 
2013-08-06 02:29:16 PM
I proposed at a renaissance faire. We had been discussing it for some time and that is where she wanted it done.
 
2013-08-06 02:30:32 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: She wouldn't allow herself to marry up.


Or she thought he'd prefer to fight in public, too.
 
2013-08-06 02:32:40 PM
You need to have a backup plan picture much too big to embed here.
 
2013-08-06 02:32:52 PM

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


My new Daddy buys me stuff all the time.
 
2013-08-06 02:33:57 PM

d23: this crap is usually a hoax...


My apathy meter is maxed out.
My lack of interest in whether they get married has been rekindled.
 
2013-08-06 02:35:28 PM
meh - she did him a favor.  He's too young to be celibate the rest of his life.
 
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