Archive for May, 2010
100 Sexiest Movie Posters of All-Time – gunaxin
The 15 Most Awkward Michael Scott Moments from ‘The Office’ – screen junkies
25 Jared Allen Mullet Photos – holy taco
Affordable Father’s Day Gifts - onewed
Placement Fail – failblog
28 Creepy Van Paintings – ego tv
Guide to Surfing – men’s health
Hollywood’s Finest War Heroes – campus socialite
10 Movies That Make Real Men Cry – made man
When it comes to weddings on TV or in the movies, there really is only one reason to watch: hilariously awful wedding toasts. Here are five favorites that stand out:
1.) Drunk Luke Wilson in ‘Old School’
Best Line – “True love is hard to find. Sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a damn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend.
2.) Michael Scott Toasts Bob Vance and Phyliss on ‘The Office’
Best line – Vintage Michael Scott is at work in this toast from ‘Phyliss’ Wedding’. “Webster’s Dictionary defines ‘wedding’ as the fusing of two metals with a hot torch. Well, you know something? I think you guys are two metals… gold medals”
3.) Steve Buscemi as the Screw-up Little Brother Toasting Big Brother in ‘The Wedding Singer’
Best Line - “Why can’t you be more like your brother? Harold would never beat up his landlord”
4.) Parade of Creepy Toasts at the Culhane Wedding on Hugh Laurie Hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’
Best Line – “OK I got it. It was 27 years ’cause I wasn’t factoring in my Dodge Aztec.”
5.) The Wolfpack Members Enjoy a Pre-Bachelor Party Toast in ‘The Hangover’
Best Line – “Hello. How ’bout that ride in? I guess that’s why they call it Sin City. Hahaha.” (video here)
Which famously funny wedding speeches did we forget about? Let us know in the comments.
Wedding Gift Wrapped in Condoms – wedinator
Unique Cufflinks – weddingistas
Downloadable Wedding Checklists for Grooms – ben the groom
Baltimore/Washington DC Wedding Vendors – the man registry
‘Four Weddings’ – 1 Angry Blogger – temple of groom
LOST Cakes – cake wrecks
Ten Wedding Meals We Never Want to Eat Again – staggered
We recently stumbled upon video of a marriage proposal that (very creatively) utilized a flash freeze mob in Chicago’s John Logan Statue Park. If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out:
We wanted to delve into this growing trend of flash mob usage and what would lead to a guy wanting to propose to his girlfriend this way. We tracked down the groom-to-be, Nick Redmond, and asked him to walk us through the planning and execution of this incredible marriage proposal that took two months of planning and the help of countless others to pull off.
It started at the beginning of February, I had been thinking of ways to propose to Amy and wanted to do something truly spectacular. Amy and I have always loved downtown Chicago and it has always been our favorite place to be together. From the beginning, I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done as a proposal before, and something that was truly unique. I thought about how busy of a city Chicago is, and that it would be amazing if just for a few minutes, I could somehow freeze time and propose in that moment to Amy. My first course of action was to create a false Facebook page under the name ‘John Jay’. I then created an event titled ‘Chicago Freeze Flash Mob‘ and began seeking out random people in Chicago to try and help out.
From the looks of her reaction, we’d call this a success. So would Greg Miller from Chicago’s Advertising Anonymous. Greg says that flash mobs are here to stay. He references the largest Flash Mob Society, Improv Everywhere, as proof of the staying power. Improv Everywhere has 49,714 members worldwide.
Greg’s company has been planning and executing mob marketing activities for several years. They were first marketing agency in Chicago to organize it’s own flash mob, which was the Water Wars event at the Chicago Air & Water show in August 2009.
From Greg – “I just love Nick’s story because it basically cost him nothing and was one of the most creative and memorable proposals I’ve ever heard of.”
So, what are your thoughts on staging Flash Mobs for marriage proposals? Let us know in the comments below.