Did I ever tell you guys how my husband proposed to me? Of course I didn't, because I am a grown-ass woman who makes decisions in tandem with my partner and doesn't wait with bated breath for him to announce to me that he's decided to bless me with a committed relationship. That said, and my disgust with the whole proposal-industrial-complex aside, this is pretty charming for a video about a practice that reportedly has its roots in a man's purchase of a woman from her dad.
ANYHOO. SF-based advertising agency veteran Doug Cox recently posted a video to Facebook entitled "The John Stamos Problem." Saying that 34 percent of his DVR is taken up with episodes of San Francisco's greatest shame, the sitcom Full House, Cox writes a letter to John "Uncle Jesse" Stamos, a letter that is subsequently read aloud by Stamos, who says "get a bigger one." About the DVR? Maybe?
Stamos, who is 53 years old and looks younger than SFist Assistant Editor Caleb Pershan, you guys, and I am wearing a t-shirt that is older than Caleb right this second, charmingly agrees to try to convince Cox's girlfriend to marry Cox. She agrees, and appears to appreciate the whole proposal bit immensely — so no shade on her (or Cox for giving her what she wants) as contemporary feminism means women get to pick what traditions we want to keep and what traditions we want to slough off.
But there's one thing about marriage in California that goes beyond tradition, and can't be dumped that easily: Community property. Doug, while that DVR you have now will remain "yours," if you follow Stamos' advice and get one after you and Katrina marry, that thing is half hers. You'd better brace for 50 percent of that thing to get taken over with episodes of Scream Queens, Grandfathered, and classic films like My Best Friend's Wife.
[h/t ABC 7]