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who the hell performs a marriage ceremony on an updone pirate's plank? This is as bad an idea as proposing at a sports venue.

Posted by rococo | October 13, 2008 12:06 PM

I was thinking fake, until I heard the reactions from the crowd. If its real, I would say it's a serious common sense fail.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 13, 2008 12:10 PM

If I was the groom I would have jumped in too. Why not salvage it into something fun - you know the obvious "taking the plunge" metaphor.

Posted by Sad Comment | October 13, 2008 12:25 PM

Fake. Obvs.

Posted by abe | October 13, 2008 12:37 PM


1. Camera person doesn't loose the shot
2. Audience reactions are instant and somewhat over the top (not surprised)

Posted by DavidC | October 13, 2008 12:44 PM

Agree with #5. Plus, that zoom-in/zoom-out attempt at making it look like amateur video is the hallmark of a professional trying to give the appearance of an amateur.

Posted by Dougsf | October 13, 2008 1:00 PM

fake! it's complex to explain but if you've ever recorded an event you'll know the sound is a giveaway (ask yourself - where are the microphones? who has one and why?). and i'm with davidc, watch some AFV and you'll get it - if the camera doesn't shake, the operator knew it was coming.

it amazes me what people will put effort into doing...

Posted by dhs | October 13, 2008 1:09 PM

Reminds me of my baptism.

Posted by bucket | October 13, 2008 1:14 PM

I notice the groom didn't jump in and get his clothes wet to save the bride. Not very auspicious.

It could indicate a sign of his latent affection for the Best Man, who was doing his own version of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.

I imagine them both skipping away from that island and onto a Metro bus.

De, Di-De, De De De Di De....

Posted by John Bailo | October 13, 2008 1:37 PM

Fake. Watch the minister; he didn't try to keep his balance.

Posted by yuiop | October 13, 2008 1:42 PM

I'm inclined toward real. If it'd been fake, everyone would have gone in.

Posted by Mini in MN | October 13, 2008 1:47 PM

FAKE: at every SINGLE wedding I've ever been to, and it's enough, the officiant READS the text from the printed page. NOT ONE has recited it from memory. But an actor PLAYING an officiant, as directed, would memorize his lines.

Posted by tjc | October 13, 2008 2:09 PM

what is sad about this bit of fakery is that the 10 or so people involved probably thought this viral bs was sooo cool and such a great idea. sadly, this is yet more proof that the human project is clearly in decline. weeping.

Posted by i hate the internet | October 13, 2008 2:32 PM

I have to go with fake. Pretty convincing, but they just go into the pool a little too easily.

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 13, 2008 2:49 PM

Fake or real, funny as hell!

Posted by Vince | October 14, 2008 7:12 AM

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