Gorgeous Google Man Proposes to Gnarly Google Boyfriend at Groovy Google Office with Help of Generous Google Employees
When Michael sat down for lunch with his boyfriend Shaun Aukland last week, he had no idea he was about to get the surprise of a lifetime — because Aukland had not only planned to propose to Michael, but he’d also gotten the entire Google office to help him pop the question.
"Three years ago I sent you a note when we met that said, 'You're neat and I like you. Will you come to San Francisco?'" Aukland said. "And with an eye on what we've been through and the many things we will go through, today, with the help of every person that knew this was going to happen and some pretty awesome colleagues, I want to say you're amazing and I love you. Will you come to San Francisco and marry me?"
He did it for the green card. Wait till he finds out no green card will be forthcoming.
My heart has a mind of its own
So sweet and cut ant he proposer is quite handsome but I'd be totally embarrassed by the whole thing.
Can you really ever say no with a public proposal. Like no, I don't want to move to San Francisco.
Between this and the Batman thing, you can see how marriage is basically a bad idea.
this is right up there with the attention whore straight who propose on the big screen at a sports event
That's quite the alliteration, OP.
You just know the tall geeky one is hung like a mule.
Because moments of extraordinary intimacy and personal importance deserve to be treated as if the curtain has just lifted on the first act.
I hate this stuff at work - keep your personal lives at home.
Everyone in the office
I don't understand why people insist on taking video of very personal moments in their lives and posting them on the internet in the hopes of gaining 15 minutes of fame? It all seems very odd to me. Perhaps some people are just wired differently or look at life from a different point of view. I am very private I suppose others are not.
I would not have minded if it had been a higher quality video (incl. audio), R26.
R26, I think its a new version of "kids today!" that has existed since the dawn of time.
I'm in my mid-30s and can't imagine putting so much personal information and moments out for mass consumption. Although it is fair to say 99.999% of these things are never seen beyond the closest circle of friends. The fact that these two were at GOOGLE is why its getting around.
I figure what the hell as long as no one is getting hurt.
r28 I am 34 and I don't understand it either. I guess I am getting old. Kids today...
It was sweet. You knew it wouldn't be long before gays joined the tawdrier aspects of wedding culture. At least this one didn't cost $20,000, although the singers would have done well to rehearse once or twice beforehand.
R30 I don't think you know what "tawdry" means.
I suppose I'd be terribly embarrassed, but if I were in love with the guy I'd be so thrilled he proposed I wouldn't care.
I wouldn't be the guy in the cafeteria bitching about how his lunch hour was disrupted by this.
But I'd be close.
Barf. Attention whores.
I fell asleep halfway through.
lol R34...you made it to the half-way point? Insufferable nonsense.
o/t does Google only hire white people? Or maybe only white people are allowed to eat in the cafeteria? Or maybe only white people were invited to the spectacle, er, I mean, proposal.
R36 are they supposed to fill their ranks with less qualified minorities to make you feel better?
Dear Lord, is nothing private or intimate anymore? I'm with the people who think, not only is the proposal itself an over the top attention grabber, but the fact that someone had to run and put it on youtube to be the last straw. Not everyone is interested in your lives.
Oh, come on, you all. If the video had had decent production values, you'd've loved it.
Was that supposed to be interesting? Two corporate cubequeens bump pussies.
This will end in tears. Working with your spouse in an office always does.
Plus they can't get legally married in CA where they are.
IKR r5. Public proposal yikes. It's kinda cute in a way, they must have got to that stage and close to their co-workers. Good for them, why not.. you wouldn't see this at McDonalds or Chick-fil-A.
Narcissistic attention whores like these two will never be able to sustain a relationship. Once the excitement fades, and it will, they'll dump each other.
[quote]are they supposed to fill their ranks with less qualified minorities to make you feel better?
No, no, no. Not "less qualified" possibly "equally qualified" and definitely "more qualified."
* the Beyonce was a holdover as I was gonna do an obligatory predictable joke in the Michelle Williams thread.
R44 you honestly think there are a bunch of black computer whizzes out there that Google refuses to hire because of racism?
Isn't it more likely that there just aren't a bunch of black computer whizzes out there?
r46, are there only computer whizzes in that dining hall? Aren't there other types of employees at google? And are you saying there are NO black computer whizzes?
It's odd, that a company that huge, that close to SF, that young/progressive, has such a strikingly white workforce -- AT LAST AS SEEN IN THAT VIDEO.
[quote] Two corporate cubequeens bump pussies.
Maybe someday, someone will come into the Subway that you work in - oh, excuse me, are a "sandwich artist" in - and propose.
Of course, it will probably be a proposal of a hand job or blow job.
Validate our relationship!
Feeling oppressed, R46?
Where are the multiracial lesbians and trans workers??!!
Womon of Equality
And if we're going to play into stereotypes, aren't there lots of Asian computer whizzes? Where are they?
Did they hire lesser qualified whites just to make someone feel better?
The Asians are all working.
Michael doesn't work there. Shaun just wants to show off he can get a tall pretty guy despite his ten miles of bad road face.
While watching it, I had the same thought as R22.
Can't gay men do anything without putting on a show?
well look at these positive comments on Youtube:
"omg im not dreaming room full of thousand well supported friends & colleagues! im 24 age gay young men i know thats not possible here in my country Bangladesh but i can die peacefully after watching this lovely video .congratulation both of you"
or this one:
"Congratulations from Vietnam! It took my tears away deeply when watching this clip. OMG, it's really sweet. Wishing that I could be found by someone like that."
Sounds like this video is very helpful with Google Asian relations
[quote] Plus they can't get legally married in CA where they are.
They can get married in another state that does allow SSM, and then California will recognize it.
[quote]omg im not dreaming room full of thousand well supported friends & colleagues! im 24 age gay young men
Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.
r59 CA does not recognize SSM. It only recognizes SSM from when it was legal, it's not legal here anymore, it's not recognized if you are from another state and move here either.
That was so sweet, I cried. I am in my late 40s and happily partnered but you guys dont know how imposable that would be to imagine 20 years ago.
Literally, some people (men) in the office were afraid to touch me once they found out I was gay. Afraid to walk into my cubical.
Now its like I won the lottery and everyone wants to be my friend, but I am telling you it was not always that way.
I noticed the same thing,r36 and yes, r37,I would feel better. Maybe people could gain more experience if they could get their foot in the door at least.
I can only imagine how some of the DLers would act if they had to participate. They'd hum that tune in the bitchiest tone and flash the camera.
The Horror! The Horror! It's like some hideous enforced Strength Through Joy nazi celebration. As if office birthday celebrations aren't bad enough. But then, for the Generation That Shares All, I presume it's just life as usual.
You bitches who don't like this are just jealous no one will do that for you.
If your dream porn star did that for you, that video would go DL viral before the act was finished.
That was such a waste of time to watch. Ordinary people making a show of themselves. Barf.
Oh wow! How, novel.
Somebody call Ellen and get this on the air!! Oh, wait. They're men.