Do you take yourself for better or worse?


Ever get tired of searching for that perfect someone who understands you? Why not stop the search and marry yourself?

  • Liu Ye of China married a cutout of himself wearing a bridal dress. (Pictured above.) He says: "There are many reasons for marrying myself, but mainly to express my dissatisfaction with reality. This marriage makes me whole again. . . [I'm not gay, but I am] maybe a bit narcissistic." Source.
  • While Dutch artist Jennifer Hoes also married herself, she does not rule out a possible future marriage. She married herself to embrace her own life and believes that the values of an individual's life are the same as in a marriage. In answer to the question we are all wondering: "The wedding night I spent alone and slept like a baby. . . Unfortunately I had no money for a honeymoon, that would have been nice and welcome after the hard work." She argues that her marriage was not a publicity stunt: "I don’t make a distinction between my life and work. . . The wedding, as something of heart and mind, is just as relevant to my work as a cast of my nipples." Source.
  • Kevin Nadal of New York is a "Filipino-American gay performance artist" who married himself to protest culture's discrimination against singles, specifically women and gay men. He told his parents that he was having a birthday party. Kevin was very pleased with the wedding: "I got a DVD recorder, a nose-hair trimmer, kitchenware, Martini glasses, and a back massager. . . Oh, and I registered for male pornographic magazines, and got those too. I did well." Source.

13 comments:

Grillman and Luna said...

This is terrific stuff, oddfacts, really. Reminds Luna of the old Ripley's Believe it or Not. Me, I always wondered just how much of Ripley's WAS to be believed. I often took the "or Not" option. But with the oddfacts collection, I'm again reassured that the Twilight Zone does exist and we are all denizens thereof. Luna and I would consider a reciprocal link situation.
In any case, Bravo! A Tip of the Red Chapeau and all that.
Grillman

odd facts said...

Thank you. I try really hard to always have a reliable source. And yes, I would be thrilled to exchange links. I will go and do that right now. Wait... Where do you want the link to lead to? Your profile or just one of your three blogs? I will link to your profile for now. Let me know if you want it changed.

40 Forever said...

What a funny idea. I'm sure I'd get on my nerves.

Jay Cam said...

lol marry yourself?
interesting, but i pass up the offer!

lol thanks for an idea for a blog post! i'll dedicate it to you!

maxxo said...

you know, i never thought of that. it kinda makes sense, hey?

coltfan said...

that guy is just wrong lmao

Steven Yoo said...

I can understand them if they married themselves not because they can't understand someone or don't want to try. Understanding other people and trying to be understood by other people are worth to try. It makes you bigger person. It's easy to ignore how other people think but it's hard to understand other people.
I'm sorry to be somewhat critic.
How's your break going? Are you happy now?

Mirandian said...

Hmmm...interesting fact.

Grillman and Luna said...

Good news about setting up linx. I see you've got G and L on Odd Facts. Well, go check the various G and L projects and you'll find Odd Facts. Maybe your link to G and L should be to the main blog, Grillman and Luna. Cant wait for more oddity. Luna.

i beati said...

I'm so in love with this blog that I'd like to link May I?

kasper794 said...

I have an award for you on my page.

odd facts said...

Steven: Yes, thanks. Break is sooooo wonderful. I am still happy, but not stressed out any more. I threw out some school notebooks yesterday while laughing evilly.

Grillman and Luna: I fixed the link. Thanks for the welcome.

i beati: Of course. I will add a link to you too. I love all the pictures on your blog.

kasper 794: Thank you. As soon as I saw the award, I started grinning happily.

Cyberpunk said...

marrying yourself sounds interesting :D

i wonder if i can get tax incentives through it...