If you liked it you should have put a tarp on it

I am, in general, enthusiastic about the concept of Freaking Amazing Marriage Proposals, if only because if they’re done well, they’re almost certain to draw a positive response.

This one, however, was not done well:

A wealthy Russian businessman who wanted to propose to his girlfriend decided to test her love for him before popping the question — by faking his own death.

After working with a stuntman, a make-up artist, a screenwriter, and a director to stage a phony car crash, 30-year-old Alexey Bykov of Omsk told Irina Kolokov to meet him at a certain place at a certain time so she could witness the accident.

“When I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke, and carnage,” Kolokov told Russian media. “Then when I saw Alexey covered in blood lying in the road a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears.”

I have to side with Christopher Johnson on this one:

I have to think that if I ever dared to attempt anything like this, the most positive response I’d receive from my girlfriend would be to get stabbed in the throat.

No jury would convict her, either.


  1. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2012 · 10:09 am

    I MIGHT be willing to forgive the guy in question, if he popped back up, started shambling around, and crying out “BRAAAAIIIINNNNSSS!”

    Still, I don’t think it would bode well for our future together if my intended was (a) that willing to manipulate my feelings for his gain and (b) willing to waste that much money for a big show.

    Every time I start feeling sorry for being Forever Alone, something comes along to remind me that there are things that would actually be worse.

  2. Roger Green »

    5 September 2012 · 11:13 am

    Well, he went to all that effort to fake this death,. the least she could do is to make it real.

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