May 26, 2012

Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal


"On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent's house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He "wanted to play her a song"... What she got instead was the world's first Live Lip-Dub Proposal. --on Vimeo

Watch this and you will believe that everything, EVERY THING, will be all right. It's only been around for a couple of days and already there's not a dry eye coast to coast.

Note: If you've got full screen, hit it.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 26, 2012 10:51 AM
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That's just... Something Wonderful

Posted by: pdwalker at May 26, 2012 11:49 AM

Sweetly done.

Good luck to the both of them. And all their great friends and family.

Posted by: TmjUtah at May 26, 2012 12:18 PM

Yes, lovely. Talk about an offer she can't refuse. How could she say no? The guy might as well have put a gun to her head.


Posted by: el gordo at May 26, 2012 12:37 PM

Later it turned out that due to a mixup she had been listening to Megadeth the whole time, but Love conquered anyway...

Posted by: el gordo at May 26, 2012 12:44 PM

Ya know, some assholes have to make a huge production out of everything. Were the kissing faggots really necessary?

Posted by: Casca at May 26, 2012 1:00 PM

OMG ... This make Portlandia look like Wichita.

Posted by: edaddy at May 26, 2012 2:26 PM


Thanks. That was great.


Posted by: jwm at May 26, 2012 3:28 PM

I said to myself, "Self, warn those sensitive to these things that men kiss at some point even though anyone alive in this year knows when something like this starts they will work in gays..." But then I thought, "Nope, you forgot to notice the time stamp for that. Just shut up and somebody will point it out within the first couple of hours."

And lo....

Posted by: vanderleun at May 26, 2012 4:30 PM

I really enjoyed that! You're quite right, Gerard. Every thing really will be fine because the world is predominantly made up of ordinary, loving people like those people. Always has been, and that we're here is all the proof you need.

Posted by: Kerry at May 26, 2012 4:53 PM

So, do you think they'll have a big wedding?


Posted by: jwm at May 26, 2012 5:16 PM

I cried, oh yes I did. All will be well indeed.

Posted by: RigelDog at May 26, 2012 5:18 PM

Hey now, I posited a fair question. Were the kissing faggots necessary?

A man who has been through the divorce wars should be a little more... realistic. Let me know how she serves him the divorce papers.

Posted by: Casca at May 26, 2012 5:20 PM

Casca...Shut the hell up. If you're trying to play the part of "DailyKos Stereotypical Conservative", you're failing. If you're really that much of a churl, then shouldn't you be busy kicking over gravestones somewhere like at a pet cemetery?

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 26, 2012 5:34 PM

DailyKos? Sterotypical?

The video should be rated 'R' when fudge-packers are included.

Unless of course DailyKos defines what is 'Normal', then rate the video 'G'.

Posted by: Rocky at May 26, 2012 6:55 PM

Gerard, thank you, that was pure and simple joy. What a wonderful family and friends.

Posted by: Mary Ann at May 26, 2012 7:07 PM

"white people are crazy."

Posted by: Scott M at May 26, 2012 8:42 PM

Great little video. But I'm surprised (and more than a little pleased) that nobody's bitched about the "dancing juice"/dancing jews joke ... yet. I guess there's still time.
Amy Beth and Isaac: I hope your married life is every bit as joyful as this proposal production-number. It sure made my day watching it.

Posted by: Mal at May 26, 2012 8:42 PM

My hat's off to the guy. Well done.

And if you listen a little harder for the dogs that didn't bark you will find that he didn't score as high as he might on the diversity test.

Posted by: james wilson at May 26, 2012 9:40 PM

I don't have anything to say, but it would be wrong to allow some dumbass to think that his comments would silence me.

Posted by: Casca at May 26, 2012 10:44 PM

Absolutely. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 26, 2012 11:29 PM

"I don't have anything to say"

You should have axed him where his old dog Fido was buried.

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at May 27, 2012 3:13 AM

Who’s the girl in the red dress? Gina Johnson Morris is her name and I’m extremely proud to be her dad. She told us about Isaac’s idea for proposing a few weeks ago… he asked her to choreograph a basic non-dancer friendly routine, easy enough for all those involved. Very happy Gina had a big part of sharing this much love!

Posted by: fiddlman at May 27, 2012 10:42 AM

Righty, I've got a built in auto-ignore for certain types, and when it kicks in I'm usually pulling way too many G's to reach the over-ride. But your point is well taken.

And Mr. Fiddleman, I take nothing away from the job your flower of lovliness produced. It was very cute and sweet, and a metrosexual wetdream.

As for the groom, there are things guys don't do, and this is one of them. So is watching smooching faggots. Hell, I was in Albertsons yesterday, and watched a middle-aged man and woman smooch by the cheese island. It was damned near as revolting.

All I ask for is a little decorum.

Posted by: Casca at May 27, 2012 11:46 AM

@Casca, Glad you brought the term metrosexual into play. My sentiments exactly. I couldn't watch the whole thing. This is the type of thing Roissy would do a beautiful takedown on, but his blog is gone bye-bye. Nevertheless, I wish them all the happiness they can garner. Also, leave Mumblix alone; he's a favorite commenter here.

Posted by: John Hinds at May 27, 2012 1:03 PM

Gerard, that is one hell of a filter you've got there.

Posted by: Casca at May 27, 2012 1:34 PM

Hinds, since you have blown right through my previous disclaimer, this is officially your Leaky-Leahy moment. Think of me as Dick Cheney.

Posted by: Casca at May 27, 2012 1:41 PM

Leaky-Leahy? Depends, doesn't it?

Take what you can! Give nothing back! If you have to ask it ought to be for forgiveness, not permission.

Posted by: John Hinds at May 27, 2012 5:47 PM

Yes, yes, I realise I'm the antidote to fuzzy kittens and all that is wonderful -- but what the hell is with this latest fad for turning every damn marriage proposal or wedding ceremony into an elaborately-choreographed Zigfeld Follies spectacle, and posting it on the Intertube?

My parents got hitched at city hall, and stayed that way for the rest of their lives.

Also, get the hell off my lawn.

Posted by: Ray at May 27, 2012 7:17 PM

Mr. fiddlman, your Gina gave a gift of delight, and a joyful memory, to a lot of people—people who participated in this wonderful event and people all over the world who will watch it and tear-up in happiness. The memories of the dancers will grow even sweeter over the years as they recall their part in it all. In a world where so much is bitter and coldhearted and cruel, Gina acted in friendship, kindness, and love. Thank her for me.

It’s clear that the participants were Isaac’s friends and loved ones and neighbors. They put some time and effort into a happy gesture for someone they cared about. I take the moment as it was meant, and celebrate it.

Thank you for posting it, Mr. Van der Leun

Posted by: Minta Marie Morze at May 27, 2012 8:58 PM

Thank you for posting that. My wife and I were wondering who did the choreography. Great stuff.
And fer th' rest of y'all- Look, I'll go toe to toe with any of you guys in a bare knuckle, steel cage death match of curmudgeonliness. But lighten up a little- don't tell me you didn't have fun watching that. Don't even pretend it didn't make you smile.


Posted by: jwm at May 28, 2012 8:19 AM

Now that was a breath of fresh air: people unwearied of the pitfalls & dysfunctions of relationships - and society for that matter.

@Mr. fiddleman: thank you and your family for sharing such a joyful display of affection. I always thought that being a Tough Guy was a given and that observing cute and cuddly things at the end of the day were, not only a delight, but reminders of what us men fight to protect everyday.

In realspace, I may appear as a soft spoken 'nice-guy', but that is from years of fighting the good fight. Tough Guy is for the young.

Keep 'em coming, Fiddleman. :)

Posted by: Cond0011 at May 29, 2012 11:58 AM

Very sweet. Thanks! Linked here:

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Posted by: at June 3, 2012 11:47 PM

To have that many people with that amount of talent is pretty cool. Good Luck.

Posted by: Bonnie at June 14, 2012 7:16 AM