Tuesday, April 15

Nerd Proposes; Geek Girlfriend Accepts, Advances to Next Level

In Jersey City, New Jersey, which is almost as redundant as Iowa City, Iowa a nerd proposed to his girlfriend in the most dorkiest way possible – via computer game.

According to the AP, Bernie Peng reprogrammed his girlfriend’s favorite video game, "Bejeweled," so a ring and a marriage proposal would show up on the screen when she reached a certain score. She reached the score alright, and she said yes.

This is almost as bad as the classic “onion ring” proposal or the potentially embarrassing ice rink/baseball stadium/racecar speedway proposals that men often think women will enjoy.

Personally, I’ve only witnessed one marriage proposal – it took place at an underground gay bar on the outskirts of Boston after a burlesque performance. An overweight man with glasses took his overweight girlfriend, also wearing glasses, up onto the stage (which was still wet with sweat from the previous performance) and he got down on one knee and asked Big Bertha to marry him. She said yes, the topless burlesque dancer got back on stage and hugged them, and the fiancĂ©e fist-pumped to celebrate. It was the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen.

Which reminds me, I also scored a date that night with a straight guy that I met at said gay bar. Well, I think he was straight. He said he just liked to dance in a non-restrictive environment with his best guy friends…

1 comment:

Greg said...

So what you're saying is that Jersey City, New Jersey and Iowa City, Iowa are both redundant, but New York, New York is not?

I think it's also important to note at this juncture, that Kansas City is in Missouri.