Life Imitates Art

Like a scene straight out of the famous HG Wells novel, The Time Machine, a man and his girlfriend were robbed at gunpoint in Central Park, just seconds after he proposed:

Jacunski got on one knee and popped the question to his girlfriend of six months, Mami Nagase, in a romantic spot at a gazebo in Central Park on Saturday night. She had just agreed to marry him when, they said, a gunman jumped from the bushes and yelled, “Give me your money and get on the ground!”

Here’s where it diverts from the story: Jacunski was able to slip the engagement ring off his girlfriend’s finger and hide it in his pocket, without the assailant noticing.

In the book/movie, the fight over the ring led to the doomed girlfriend getting shot. (Or was it stabbed)?

So the robber got away with some cash, and the couple had to spend the rest of the evening looking at mugshots instead of having a romantic dinner at a French restaurant.

It could have been much worse….she could have been shot dead, and he could have spent the next five years feverishly working on a time machine so he could go back in time and undo what happened, only to wind up 800,000 years in the future fighting Morelocks.

That was a close call for them.

H/T: Crime Scene KC


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23 thoughts on “Life Imitates Art

  1. The whole time machine makes me think of the movie Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeves. I used to think that was the most romantic movie ever.

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  2. You will not be sorry. I have too many favorite scenes to tell you any of them. Popcorn and beer and must-haves for this movie.

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  3. pjm, I love that movie, also. I think about it everytime I play Rachmaninov. Not with a piano, with a CD player.
    Jane Seymour was at her most beaituful in that movie and Reeves at his most handsome. *sigh*
    This is the first movie current darling husband and I watched together.

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  4. I remember seeing it as a little kid and it just killed me. I felt so bad for him.

    Not as bad as I felt later for him, but bad.

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  5. Dave you’re only 7 years older than my hubby and he is 7 years older than me. I’m sure that means something. I don’t know what, but it’s deep.

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  6. It’s really not funny. I think I feel better every year. I feel more secure and better about myself as I age.
    Ha and my financial situation keeps getting better thank God.

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  7. Deb, go to your Dashboard, choose *Presentation* then *Widgets*. Scroll down the page to the *Available Widgets* box. Drag *Search* up to the Sidebar you want it to appear in. Drop it there. Save changes.

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  8. Thanks, Patty Ann.

    It was the one that said ‘SEARCH’, doh!

    I guess I could have looked before I asked, but I really thought that I was already using all the widgets that I could use.

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  9. So you saw that movie, but not Big Trouble In Little China? For shame, NiceDeb.

    I didn’t read the rest of the comments.

    Pattyann? If only you could take the place of my grandma, witht he sole exeption that gramma died on my first christmas day, that kinda sucks, looking back on it, but not remembering it.

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