Too chichi for me: is this the most unhinged New York Times wedding vows column ever?

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Is This the Most Unhinged New York Times "Vows" Column Ever?. (Gawker)

    Sample questions:
    13 more at the link above.

    The NYT column in question is here.
     
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  3. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I just... I'm almost at a loss for words. lol
     
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    EmmaliLucia New Member

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    Three years later, [Mr. De Rosa] opened his own Ashtanga studio, Tapovana, in Sag Harbor. He painted the walls dark red, installed almost-black wood floors and put yellow candles everywhere. “It was like a womb,” he said. “It took you somewhere else.”
     
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    tillietuesday New Member

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    I actually read the insufferable article. Five whole minutes of my life I will never get back.
     
  6. Perodicticus potto

    Perodicticus potto Member

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    Uh ... this woman talked about how she killed a child in her wedding announcement?
     
  7. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    I'm not completely sure what I'm reading or why we are hating on these people.
     
  8. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    So what did she learn? That if you drive a car and hit a pedestrian it's probably your fate to live and the pedestrian's fate to die? This bit reads a little like at first she was somewhat sad the girl died but now she that knows better she's happy because the girl's death taught her a valuable lesson in life.

    I wonder if some of these sugary wedding columns aren't secretly snarky because the reporter would really rather write about real news than some people that nobody wants to know about.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    The New York Times 'Vows' Column at 20: planning meets serendipity. (NYT 18 May 2012)

    the rest at the link above
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  11. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    oddball people but I guess that`s what makes the world go `round
     
  12. SeekingJana

    SeekingJana Well-Known Member

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    I could not read other wedding type pages due to not being a subscriber.
    This was a very poorly written, over-wrought short story.

    I am not sure why Gawker picked it up and called it a wedding announcement, because it's not. It's Jennifer's ( the author's) personal take on soul mates, yoga and a couple which may not have a lot going for them other than yoga.

    I had no clue the NYT had sunk to this level of embellishment. The article was totally without merit and the inclusion of the story of the woman running over a 5 year old is sickening. After reading that part, I could have cared less about her " journey".
     
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    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    I can't get past her drinking vodka in order to bring on labor. There seems to be some kind of disconnect from the real world here.
     

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