Morning Ed: Entertainment {2018.10.04.Th}

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Em Carpenter
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    [E2] As a real redhead, I take no offense to Hollywood fake redheads. confess that I have also dyed my hair when I was younger- to unnatural shades of red, and even now I occasionally use a different red tint when I get bored.
    One quibble with that article: there are lots and lots of real redheads with black/dark brown eyebrows (I’m not one of them- I’m the pale, freckled, blue eyed variety.)

    [E9] Also not a fan of public proposals. It isn’t fair to the askee, put on the spot and expected to say yes or else publicly humiliate a person he or she (ostensibly) cares about.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Em Carpenter
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      It’s kinda like the same thing you lawyers say, right? “Never ask a question that you don’t already know the answer to.”Report

      • fillyjonk fillyjonk in reply to Kolohe
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        And at that point, the proposal becomes grandstanding and attention-seeking: “Look! We are going to make an entire stadium full of people who don’t even know us watch me ask you to marry me!”

        (I wonder if any of those “public proposal” types have ever tried to shake down the bystanders for wedding gifts?)

        Yes, this is something I an deeply cynical about, why do you ask?Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    No classic stars? I believe Maureen O’Hara and Rita Hayworth were real redheads.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    E9: I remember our marriage proposal, it was epic!

    She said, “We are getting married, we’d be stupid not to.”
    I said, “Yeah, you are probably right. You want another cup of coffee?”

    If that ain’t romance…Report

    • Avatar Reformed Republican in reply to Oscar Gordon
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      The surprise part was when I took her to the mall for some other purpose, then pulled her into the jewelry store to pick out a ring. We had enough discussions about the subject that I was sure what her answer would be. The official proposal came later, after the ring had been delivered, and it was just the two of us.

      I feel that, when creating a big spectacle for something like a proposal, you create an expectation for grand gestures, and it can be hard to live up to those expectations in the future. I also know that I would not be compatible with the sort of person who would require such gestures to be happy.Report

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