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George’s Two Proposals from Two Sexes : A comparison

Do you guys remember that video about a gay reporter taking off his shirt and proposing to George in a press conference? While that scene was huge, apparently there was another less popular press conference drama with a woman asking George’s hand in marriage, putting on a veil, bringing in the minister all the way till ‘you may kiss the bride’!

Quite amusingly, George doesn’t seem to be as well spirited as he did in the gay proposal video. He almost looks like he’s bored or annoyed. I also take it that he does not like the woman. Maybe it was because the Sarah Larson bit with the broken leg prop was a bit of a stretch.

Any how, George seems to cringe from the prospect of getting a proposal more than from that of people thinking he is gay! He obviously liked the gay reporter’s spontaneity as opposed to the woman’s painstaking preparations. He even graced the guy with, “Its hard when you take one big chance and it doesn’t really work. It’s always embarrassing when you take one real swing for the fences and it just falls flat!” He was so good at making the guy feel better that if George was really gay, he would have actually given the reporter a shot! But all he did for the girl was to humor her by going along with the little play of marrying her.

Well, the girl didn’t really leave anything for imagination. Watching the two episodes again just made me realize how similar the situation is in real life! A girl/woman goes out and out with the details, telling herself she just wants to make her guy happy. In return all she expects is a sweet goodnight kiss or commitment or maybe even a proposal. And she really does deserve what she wants for all the work she puts in! And you know what, she may even get it. But the question will always remain: Did he do it just to humor me?

On the other hand, if you are a man, no matter how off-balance you were with the presumptions and expectations about a woman (just like the guy who thought George Clooney was actually gay), all you have to do to win her over is to do something spontaneous or even wacky! Stand under her balcony and coo “I can’t smile without you” or suddenly appear with a ring a year after you broke up because you didn’t want to marry her after seven years of dating or just make a botched up birthday cake instead of taking her out to the fancy dinner that she really deserves. That’s all you got to do and she’s right back where she was slaving away at making you happy (in her own way)!

Well, to tell the same old story, women need to be more spontaneous and men need to put in a little more work than what categorizes under ‘desperate measures’.

PS: Do watch the video of the gay reporter’s proposal again if you want to compare notes! Plus, its actually a lot more entertaining than this one.

PPS: Share this posts with your friends and ask them if they agree with me! Waiting to hear back from you guys 🙂

<Video sourced from http://www.clooneysopenhouse.com/>


Marrying George Clooney

Awesome, I just found out I am not the only women obsessed with the idea of marrying George Clooney! Someone actually wrote a book about it. Ok, Clooney fans, don’t you go blame my news coverage skills now. I had no reason to know about this seemingly lovely book called Marrying George Clooney by Amy Ferris because a. I am not a feminist and b. I am not menopausal.

But, really I think Amy Ferris did a great job selecting George Clooney for her book because he is the safest bet among celebrities who would not emerge married by the time you finished writing the book. And despite what some people might be getting for spreading wedding rumors like this, they are definitely not getting a married George! *Touchwood*

But why? Why isn’t he married and why is he never getting married? Why did he go the lengths of proclaiming and betting even that he’s never getting married? Well, rhetorically, I could discuss the pros and cons of the institution of marriage itself I guess. But I don’t think it is applicable to George Clooney. He just stands for that decision you make when you got too many choices—choose none!

George’s relationship with Kelly Preston was widely talked about way back in the late eighties. He was the newest most expensive model/actor back then and Kelly was a bit more popular than him already. Thus started the string of high-profile, widely reported relationships George had been in.

George Clooney and Kelly Preston in '88

About Kelly and George? Oh they lived together, they bought a pig, they PDA’d for People magazine and they broke up.

Too bad for Kelly, George got married by the end of the very year (‘89) to Talia Balsam. In Vegas! Maybe Vegas does that to you, getting you to swear off marriage because George did just that a mere three years later, even before the ER popularity bug bit him.

george clooney balsam

Believe me I tried for a better picture, but she was...they were...like that!

About his marriage to Talia Balsam, Clooney said,

“I was 28, and in Kentucky when you get to be that age, you’re supposed to get married, and you know exactly what the marriage should be like. I had this image of marriage. When ours didn’t exactly fit that image, I thought it didn’t work. I wasn’t very bright about it. We had to reconstruct our marriage a little bit, and I wasn’t willing to do that. I walked away. I could have been scared. Maybe I wasn’t ready to be married. It was my fault all the way down the line.”

Well, that was that. Take the blame, give up the money or whatever, but get out. Just get out! Because that is what you do when you are waking up to too many choices. You get out of the existing one 😛

Anyhoo folks, dream all you want about marrying George Clooney, because by the end of that dream, he might have changed his shiny blonde arm-piece, but is definitely not going to sport a shiny band on the finger.