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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?"

by Anonymousreply 6905/21/2013

Embedded video

by Anonymousreply 105/20/2013

Another angle.

by Anonymousreply 205/20/2013

Would you be pissed if your office did this and all your coworkers forced you to participate?

by Anonymousreply 305/20/2013

Yes, R3, I'd be very pissed if I had to participate, unless I was an extremely close friend of the boyfriend.

I'd be even more pissed if my partner pulled some shit like this on me.

by Anonymousreply 405/20/2013

I can't imagine ever being so in love with someone that I wouldn't be severely embarrassed by that.

by Anonymousreply 505/20/2013

Why would Google allow this during work hours?

by Anonymousreply 605/20/2013

Because they're not allowed to work at home anymore. No, wait. That's Yahoo.

by Anonymousreply 705/20/2013

Gotta love those Dancing Jews. That was so sweet. I'm verklempt.

by Anonymousreply 805/20/2013

I think they are both adorable... Yay Gay!

by Anonymousreply 905/20/2013

Who are the haters, the "bros"?

by Anonymousreply 1005/20/2013

Michael (the one proposed to) gets high marks for having had the grace to thank the serenaders straight away.

by Anonymousreply 1105/20/2013

What haters?

by Anonymousreply 1205/20/2013

"I have no work/life balance...marry me!"

by Anonymousreply 1305/20/2013

Here is the groom eating a live goldfish to win a Chiptotle burrito.

by Anonymousreply 1405/20/2013

God, that seemed to go on forever.

by Anonymousreply 1505/20/2013

He did it for the green card. Wait till he finds out no green card will be forthcoming.

by Anonymousreply 1605/20/2013

My heart has a mind of its own


by Anonymousreply 1705/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1805/20/2013

Between this and the Batman thing, you can see how marriage is basically a bad idea.

by Anonymousreply 1905/20/2013

this is right up there with the attention whore straight who propose on the big screen at a sports event

by Anonymousreply 2005/20/2013

That's quite the alliteration, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2105/20/2013

You just know the tall geeky one is hung like a mule.

by Anonymousreply 2205/20/2013

Because moments of extraordinary intimacy and personal importance deserve to be treated as if the curtain has just lifted on the first act.

by Anonymousreply 2305/20/2013

I hate this stuff at work - keep your personal lives at home.

by Anonymousreply 2405/20/2013

It's Googly.

by Anonymousreply 2505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2605/20/2013

I would not have minded if it had been a higher quality video (incl. audio), R26.

by Anonymousreply 2705/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2805/20/2013

r28 I am 34 and I don't understand it either. I guess I am getting old. Kids today...

by Anonymousreply 2905/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3005/20/2013

R30 I don't think you know what "tawdry" means.

by Anonymousreply 3105/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3205/20/2013

Barf. Attention whores.

by Anonymousreply 3305/20/2013

I fell asleep halfway through.

by Anonymousreply 3405/20/2013

lol made it to the half-way point? Insufferable nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 3505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3605/20/2013

R36 are they supposed to fill their ranks with less qualified minorities to make you feel better?

by Anonymousreply 3705/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3805/20/2013

Oh, come on, you all. If the video had had decent production values, you'd've loved it.

by Anonymousreply 3905/20/2013

Was that supposed to be interesting? Two corporate cubequeens bump pussies.


by Anonymousreply 4005/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4105/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4305/20/2013

[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."

by Anonymousreply 4405/20/2013

* the Beyonce was a holdover as I was gonna do an obligatory predictable joke in the Michelle Williams thread.

by Anonymousreply 4505/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4705/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4805/20/2013

Validate our relationship!

by Anonymousreply 4905/20/2013

Feeling oppressed, R46?

by Anonymousreply 5005/20/2013

Where are the multiracial lesbians and trans workers??!!

by Anonymousreply 5105/20/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5205/20/2013

The Asians are all working.

by Anonymousreply 5305/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5405/20/2013

"Gorgeous"? Hardly.

by Anonymousreply 5505/20/2013

While watching it, I had the same thought as R22.

by Anonymousreply 5605/20/2013

Can't gay men do anything without putting on a show?

by Anonymousreply 5705/20/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 5805/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5905/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6005/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6105/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6205/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6305/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6405/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6505/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6605/21/2013

That was such a waste of time to watch. Ordinary people making a show of themselves. Barf.

by Anonymousreply 6705/21/2013

Oh wow! How, novel.

Somebody call Ellen and get this on the air!! Oh, wait. They're men.


by Anonymousreply 6805/21/2013

That place looked like Michigan in a snow storm.

by Anonymousreply 6905/21/2013
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