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Man Lights Himself on Fire to Propose

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Man Lights Himself on Fire to Propose

    Wed Jul 6, 8:02 PM ET



    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - To prove his love, a 38-year-old man set himself on fire before getting down on one knee and asking his girlfriend to marry him.


    About 100 people gathered to watch Todd Grannis perform the flaming stunt on Monday, which involved wearing a cape soaked in gasoline.

    Grannis climbed up a 10-foot scaffold, was set on fire and then plunged into a swimming pool, dousing the blaze. Emerging unscathed, he got down on one knee and proposed, as a friend standing nearby slipped him the engagement ring.

    "Honey, you make me hot," he told his sweetheart, Malissa Kusiek. "I hope I'm getting the point across that I'm on fire for you."

    Kusiek, who has been dating Grannis for several years, said "yes," but added that she was a little angry because of the danger.

    "At first I was mad, because I thought, 'He's not a stuntman,'" Kusiek said. "Then, of course, the tears started flowing. Of course I said yes. I was so thrilled."

    Grannis said he came up with the stunt through the help of his friend, professional stuntman Eric Barkey. Barkey pulled out a photo of himself on fire and said, "You could do that," Grannis said.

    Grannis met Kusiek, the owner of a local hair salon, when she cut his hair.

    "I kept telling her sometime before I'm 50," said Grannis, who co-owns an Internet wholesale company. "She wasn't expecting it. She had no clue."


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    I got my now wife to drop her (mine now) kid off with her soon to be husband and took her to the lake, got really hammered, did some dirty stuff, and moved her to colorado the next week. Got married soon after that... known her for 13 years though..... I don't think i've actually proposed to her yet..... hmm..... o'well :haha:
     
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    It's kind of ironic with his proposal. Usually the flames go out when you say I do, but hey he started a little early :haha:
     

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