Best or Worst Best Man Speech Ever?

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djmbr01

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mbr,
I think you misread my response.
I don't think I did.

I normally speak to the toast givers the day of, I do not call them out of the blue,
I think you didn't my response.

Can you read and/or comprehend English?

I repost what I precisely wrote:
djmbr01 said:
Once established and with my client's approval and knowledge, I contact the expected speech givers to introduce myself to inform them of the circumstances, tentative time they will be giving their speeches, any proposed/expected/allotted time length, the equipment they will be provided and if we determine if any special equipment or music is needed and to offer any guidance, tips or assistance with drafting and delivering their speeches. Often the speech givers have never done so and appreciate the help. Regardless, it is always an appreciated although not always utilized offer.

IDK, but if someone called me and said they were the DJ for Jane and John Doe's Wedding, and that they had to pre-approve my toast.
Show me where I stated that...I clearly stated the opposite.

Until anyone gets on the mic and opens their mouth, you never know what they are going to say.
Especially if you don't bother to ask or make an effort to find out.

If I look at my B&G and they look uncomfortable
CONGRATS, you have facilitate a moment of embarrassment and discomfort for your clients. It may have been unavoidable but you will never know that because you never made the effort to eliminate the possibility.

I would cut off the toast giver.
Absolutely, but one moment of embarrassment and discomfort too late.
 

djstevieray

Somewhere On Hoth
Well if you do not pre approve the toast, then how do you know what they are going to say ahead of time. Once again I state that no one can ever really know what is going to come out of someone's mouth unless you are psychic, and I think psychics are hooey.

On a side note: I don't really know who you are, and you seem to be trolling and it pisses me off. Your reply's do remind me of someone though, and if you are that person, then I do understand the tone of your responses, as that person is very passionate his ideas. If you are someone who I have known for a long time pm me and we can have this spirited debate in private. Right now as a new member, you just seem to be baiting for the point of controversy.
 
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DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
13 Posts as of 7:48 PM on Tuesday 4/24/12.
What are the odds of djmbr01 making it to 26? ;) Maybe he needs to read this:


For the record...I think this is Ken Petersen operating under a nom de plume...meaning djmbr01, not Dale Carnegie.
 
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Billabong

Rock Lobster
Video seems faked.
*Might* have been funny had he sped up his delivery/timing (by like 1000%) and maybe kept it a little more towards PG-13.
 

CMB

Active Member
although it is bad....the bestman speech at a wedding I did in 2009 was far worse. The bestman was telling old stories that were not funny. He was bombing. He casually said " and of course that one time we molested that girl underneath the train". If you could hear the gasps in the whole room. Then he tried to recover...and I started getting signals from the guests to cut the mic. The next guy started his speech by saying " be sure to keep your kids away from Ted". Which did get a big laugh. but the look on the groom and bride's face was painful. i think that groomsmen or best man that made the toast ened up leaving the reception soon after the toasts were done.
 

Billabong

Rock Lobster
I'm not one to get involved in e-penis matches, but for some reason this thread has me a little fired up. Especially since the "new guy" has come out swinging and attacking with a condescending tone.

I think you didn't my response.

Can you read and/or comprehend English?
Did anyone else enjoy the irony of what he wrote there? Lol.

CONGRATS, you have facilitate a moment of embarrassment and discomfort for your clients. It may have been unavoidable but you will never know that because you never made the effort to eliminate the possibility.
Let me ask you djmbr01, can you WRITE or comprehend English? "you have facilitate a moment"? Looks like you forgot a "d" there champ. That's two mistakes in a post where you asked someone else if they "Can read and/or comprehend English".

I normally don't go all Grammar Police on people. But when you post a comment like that and then make mistakes in your own posts, it needs to be explicitly pointed out for the benefit of others.
 

djmbr01

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I'm not one to get involved in e-penis matches, but for some reason this thread has me a little fired up. Especially since the "new guy" has come out swinging and attacking with a condescending tone.
Condescension is very subjective...you almost have to submit to it for it to have any effectiveness.

It is regretful that some have assumed the position as it was not my intent or desire.


djrox said:
I think you didn't my read response. [Corrected post submission]

Can you read and/or comprehend English?
Did anyone else enjoy the irony of what he wrote there? Lol.

djrox said:
CONGRATS, you have facilitate (sic) a moment of embarrassment and discomfort for your clients. It may have been unavoidable but you will never know that because you never made the effort to eliminate the possibility.
Let me ask you djmbr01, can you WRITE or comprehend English? "you have facilitate a moment"? Looks like you forgot a "d" there champ. That's two mistakes in a post where you asked someone else if they "Can read and/or comprehend English".

I normally don't go all Grammar Police on people. But when you post a comment like that and then make mistakes in your own posts, it needs to be explicitly pointed out for the benefit of others.
Regarding your grammar notes, I must eat some crow. I admit to being less than perfect and/or proficient as it relates to my typing. Those errors are inexcusable.

"Mea maxima culpa!"

I'll shall effort to be less imperfect in the future.

Now that you have e-stroked your e-penis, do you care to discuss the video and the responses to the question posed?
 

Maverick

Pumping It Up
Well I think new and OLD alike need to review the terms called "Flaming" & "Trolls" ....I think there should be a policy here that if you have under 50 posts and are guilty of this your banned for X number of days until you mature enough to be able to post in a professional forum.

Deliberate flaming, as opposed to flaming as a result of emotional discussions, is carried out by individuals known as flamers, who are specifically motivated to incite flaming. These users specialize in flaming and target specific aspects of a controversial conversation, and are usually more subtle than their counterparts. Their counterparts are known as trolls who are less "professional" and write obvious and blunt remarks to incite a flame war, as opposed to the more subtle, yet precise flamers.[1] Some websites even cater to flamers and trolls, by allowing them a free environment, such as Flame-Wars forum.

PS: I think both sides should either get back on topic or just ignore this thread...thanks all.
 

Billabong

Rock Lobster
Condescension is very subjective...you almost have to submit to it for it to have any effectiveness.

It is regretful that some have assumed the position as it was not my intent or desire.
Subjective? If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck... So maybe "rude and insulting" would have been more to your liking?

Regarding your grammar notes, I must eat some crow. I admit to being less than perfect and/or proficient as it relates to my typing. Those errors are inexcusable.
Again, I only pointed out because of your bashing/name-calling of another forum member at his apparent lack of English comprehension. Otherwise, I would have just let it fly. So in this context, they are inexcusable. Especially for someone who uses such capacious words. Typing is one thing, but you never proof read either I suppose? If only there was some way to see what you wrote, as it would appear in the thread before it actually got posted. Like maybe a "Post Preview" mode to review what you wrote before you put it on teh Internets for all to ridicule. Too bad something like that doesn't exist here!

Now that you have e-stroked your e-penis, do you care to discuss the video and the responses to the question posed?
Wow. Just wow. How's that foot taste right about now? Because if you look a few posts up, you will see that I gave my feelings on the video in question before you began your lively mass-debate. So to you good sir, can you read and/or comprehend English?
Once again I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand:

Video seems fake (not real). It could have been funny if he had talked faster without so many pauses between sentences and stopped asking everyone to "quite down, this is serious".

And if the powers-that-be determine I need a time-out for my one and only participation in a "flame war" in my history on this board, I'll take it. As long as all participating parties are reprimanded as well.

Back to our regularly scheduled thread.
 

Billabong

Rock Lobster
Agreed. I've grown tired of taking the moral high-ground as a DJ. Unless it's way out of line (people cursing around kids, trolls) I let it roll. I used to not play songs if I felt they were questionable. Now if a mom wants her 3-year-old to dance to "Shots, Shots, Shots", so be it.
 

djmbr01

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My original point. Some of us would have let our morality automatically shut off his mic. How do we know that this is not in fact exactly what the B&G wanted?
Would you allow your equipment to be used for or, stated differently, would you passively facilitate the broadcast of non-sexual but equally vulgar racist/sexist/ignorant content, regardless of the clients' desires or tolerances?

Would you be so willing to dismiss "Nigger-bombs" if an African-American relative was as offended as lady in the video?

I've grown tired of taking the moral high-ground as a DJ.
I guess you know your limits. Maybe meditation or vitamins would help with your morality fatigue.


Unless it's way out of line (people cursing around kids, trolls) I let it roll. I used to not play songs if I felt they were questionable. Now if a mom wants her 3-year-old to dance to "Shots, Shots, Shots", so be it.
Apparently you also know the price at which you can be purchased.

If that is the case, Why would cursing around kids be any different?

BTW, if alleged "trolling" bothers you as much as hypocrisy bothers me, I can understand.
 
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djtunes

Checking Reality
I think the guy was over medicated and had no concept of the time he was eating with the pauses.

It was funny a little (I have a very dry sense of humor), but I would have knocked that guy out in the parking lot if the bride was my daughter or sister. Or even my niece. Maybe even as the groom. If he was too big for me to take, I'd recruit a few of the other guests to come help me. Disrespectful to the family. The guy was either on drugs or has wreckingballs.

Totally inappropriate for a room full of different ages and family etc. Disrespectful, even if the B&G were was expecting it, the guests were probably not.

I really don't know anything about the family, and maybe they're all used to this stuff and it's commonplace at all of their family functions.

The mom was the bomb.

I think it might be from a DJ service who created the video to educate the consumer why it's good to choose and plan wisely when it comes to who will get the mic.

The flaming is fun to read when the wit is sharp.

I laughed pretty good at Billabong's reaction to djmbr01's broken speech. Not pulling any one's chain... it was funny. E-stroked... good one.

Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
 
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