YouTube Public Prom Proposals Are The Last Thing We Need

By Kelly Conaboy / April 29, 2013

In the future, everyone’s major and minor life events will be documented on the Internet. They’ll say to their wives, “Oh hey, did I ever show you the time my parents found out I got into college? It was 30 Rock themed, hold on let me bring it up.” They’ll say to their children, “Do you want to see how mommy and daddy got engaged? Daddy got all of Mommy and Daddy’s friends and family to half-heartedly learn a song and dance from Pitch Perfect, which was a movie Mommy kind of liked at the time, and performed it at the mall while mommy was shopping. It was beautiful, let’s watch together.” “OMG I love that video of when you got braces and your parents sang that embarrassing song at you in the car. Hahahaha, it’s the best let’s watch it again and then we can watch mine.” Some will say that it’s beautiful how we relive these moments whenever we want and share them with those who weren’t around when they happened, others will say uh, no, screw you, most of these moments wouldn’t have happened if YouTube didn’t exist anyway, you’re choreographing your real life and the real lives of those around you for an audience of strangers in the desperate hope that, if only for a day, they will know you exist. This teenager proposing himself as a prom date with an inexplicable Pokemon theme didn’t create the problem, BUT HE IS FOR SURE !00% MAKING IT WORSE FOR NO GOOD REASON, LIKE, YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO PLAN ANY KIND OF PROM PROPOSAL, WHAT IS GOING ON OUT THERE?!!

Good thing every single one of those kids has a camera on their phone to film this beautiful memory. Plz send all of the videos straight to the hole in my backyard where I have buried myself alive. Just stick them in the dirt — I’ll find them eventually. (Via Geekologie.)