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Cool? Fine?... I guess I'm old fashioned. That seemed to me idiotic and embarrassing. I assumed it was for a gay wedding until the bride and groom discoed down the aisle. And it took place in a church? Must've been episcopalian, and judging from the woman priest, I guess it was. Completely disrespectful to the sacrament of marriage. Is there something unseemly now about dignity, grace and gravitas that they should be absent from the marriage ceremony? Thank God we weren't subjected to the exchange of the vows. I can only imagine the references to Family Guy and the Daily Show and fornication we were spared. Sheesh. To think that conservatives consider same-sex couples a threat to traditional marriage...
Dang. I spoke too soon. Just saw an ad that states "We Can Send Your Grieving Down the River". Seems four extra small dwarfs will Riverdance atop the coffin at the burial site. For the Super Deluxe Package, they will serve Irish Celtic Mead afterwards and teach some of the hard kick-steps.
I think that was about the most joyful wedding processional I have ever seen. In my opinion, gravitas is more fitting of a funeral or a military formation. This says, hey, we're getting married, and we are so happy about it! As for dignity and grace, well, they all weren't all the most graceful, but it wasn't a bad showing. I also think there is absolutely no loss of dignity in dancing for joy that you or your loved ones are being united in marriage. I don't normally go off like this, but there was something about the clucking that they should hide their joy behind dry tradition that just irritated me. A gay marriage? It was. In the old sense of the word.
If those involved could actually dance, this could have been awesome. I got to 1:16 and gave up. I've seen it all before. It's their wedding and good luck to them but I'm growing tired of "different". Everybody is "different". "Different" is good. "Different" is better. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Boring. "Different" has just become an excuse for being lame without an excuse. I'm all for different if you're going to excel at it. These days if you want to be "different", try being "normal". You'll stick out like a sore thumb.
You are grouchy today, KRW. hahaha... What made that so funny and fun was that they all couldn't dance - but they tried! If they'd hired professional dancers, THEN it would have been awful. The dancers who couldn't quite get it made it wonderful. Especially joyful in that they were willing.
Now different would be if the 60% of weddings that end in divorce, ended with a dance in reverse down an aisle instead of sobbing in a courtroom, I'd be for that, too.
Spent the weekend at the Circus Museum. Maybe coming back to reality has been disappointing. Things are looking up, though. Just now see Baskin & Robbins has a new commercial based on the "Ice cream & cake" cheer. Ahh, cheerleaders...