Last week, Gawker drew our attention to one of the worst proposals of all time; a man chose to fake his own death before proposing to his girlfriend. He said he did it because "I wanted her to realize how empty her life would be without me and how life would have no meaning without me." As one commenter wrote, "Still less obnoxious than a flashmob."
Comedian Julia Weiss says that's the problem with proposals: they're all about knowing someone else's business. To Weiss, "reality television has blurred the lines between life and entertainment, and no one knows how to be a human unless someone is watching." Read an excerpt below or listen above:
On a cloudy day in Omsk, Russia, Irena Kolokov and her boyfriend Alexy Bykov had plans to go out. But when Irena arrived at the spot they'd arranged for their romantic rendezvous, what she found was far from what she expected.