Lord Jubjub: You know, I was thinking the headline was referencing Ala kachu.
WhoopAssWayne: I can still feel the icy cold steal of Old Man Johnson's shotgun up against my back that cold October morn.
audiblesmile: I would be upset if someone tried to "surprise" marry me. I want to make sure I wear clean underwear on my special day.
Excelsior: audiblesmile: I would be upset if someone tried to "surprise" marry me. I want to make sure I wear clean underwear on my special day.The article seems to indicate that it's a surprise for the guests, not the bride or groom.
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The One True TheDavid: Why not just not get married?
fusillade762: LOVES this idea.
The One True TheDavid: Why not just not get married? What could be less stressful and expensive than that?My niece and her girlfe insist on a big deal wedding because they both grew up wanting to be Brides. I'm pretty sure they'll both wear gowns too, none of that heteropatriarchal emulation stuff. The whole thing sounds silly, it seems even more troublesome than a straight wedding, but I love my sister and her kids and they expect me to attend (without busting out laughing or rolling my eyes too hard or whatever). What's more the niece's wife will take her last name, disregarding my suggestion that they pick a third name or just use mine (my sister's maiden name), because my sister and the younger kid adore her and even my right-wing brother-in-law is way more accepting of it than her family and likes the chick personally; so it's a big deal that she's joining my family, or that part of it anyway, and she'd fit right in with those professional University librarians and Master's in Music and psychology professors emeriti and what-not.My niece-in-law-to-be is too "normal" for me, but comparing my OK Cupid profile with the niece's a few years ago showed what 12 years of Catholic school during this Reaganite era did to her mind: I couldn't put up with somebody like that in close quarters for very long, but she's probably refreshingly "wild" to the fireman's daughter. What's funny is she thinks she's so left-liberal but she's really just an ordinary bourgeoise of her time and place, while my niece is an unofficial disciple of the Dalai Lama. Those two are like throwbacks to the '70s (i.e. they left their "youthful excesses" behind them but remain faithful to the essential spirit of it all). It's all so cute.Marriage. Feh. Technically speaking I'm against the institution for anybody, but discriminating against gays is wrong whether I approve of the whole thing or not. And for example as far as I'm concerned the Roman Catholic Church should be disbanded, the buildings turned into bordello ...
anuran: If I had tried this with my wife I would still be single.
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ornithopter: Because tax benefits, inheritance laws, hospital access, all that kind of stuff. Which is WHY it matters so much to homosexuals. The solution to big weddings is not "not get married" it's "do a civil ceremony with no one but the justice of the peace and maybe your immediate family".
ThighsofGlory: You're hot for the lesbian girlfriend; we get it.
E5bie: rnatalie: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x940][topekaism.com image 275x183][hhshootingsports.com image 650x924][media.offbeatbride.com image 500x375][tejiendoelmundo.files.wordpress.com image 560x372][honey-photo.com image 850x423][chrisbearde.files.wordpress.com image 500x740][thegunstorelasvegas.com image 850x595]The one in the red-trimmed dress in the garden... she is... the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.
The One True TheDavid: E5bie: rnatalie:The one in the red-trimmed dress in the garden... she is... the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.Is that an M1 Garand?
The One True TheDavid: ThighsofGlory: You're hot for the lesbian girlfriend; we get it.Actually no. I'm happy for my ditzy niece. For a while there it was looking like she'd wind up a pregnant crack-addled bag lady till she took my advice and gave up on hunting for a hipster Prince Charming. That she found a Princess Charming surprised the shiat out of me: all I was hoping for was a slightly saner version of her first girlfriend, who is the type that gets me hot. The fiancee herself, though nice to look at and pleasant to be around sometimes, couldn't light my fire with Everclear and a blowtorch. I have no use for sane & stable, thanks. (A crack-addled bag lady maybe.)But hey. Studies show that when women are ovulating they also think with their "other brains," so perhaps your flippant retort shows its time to add another bundle to your blessings. And consider this: women are lucky enough to be totally stupid only three days of every month for about 30 years, whereas men never let up till our ear-hair sweeps our toes.
ThighsofGlory: Amended: Really hot for the lesbian girlfriend.
Gyrfalcon: [bride crouches in bushes, preacher by her side][bride leaps from bushes, seizes man]
Prey4reign: You know who isn't crazy about this idea:1. Wedding consultants and planners everywhere.2. Wedding and bridesmaids dress designers.3. The entire industry set up to realize profit whenever a big, elaborate wedding occurs (I'm looking at you florists, limo owners, banquet hall owners and caterers, and wedding bands).4. Mothers of the bride who live for the day they can be there to plan, meddle, control and generally drive everyone crazy.
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