The sweet thing about how attracted he is to his wife is that he hasn't
gotten bored or tired of her. He has spent the last 6 years loving her face and
it goes deep, beyond his conscious thought. That is why the video went viral
and people call him husband of the year.
Hey Stafford VaI'm from a small town in Oregon too. Hebo -
ever heard of it. Where u from?
I saw it and I thought it was very cute, I really did. But my goodness, husband
of the year! This has gone far beyond what it deserves. I would think what you
do and say when you are completely sober would matter far more.
I think a lot of husbands, after six years of marriage don't see their
wives with such unabashed attraction. I think that's why people gravitate
to it--it reminds us of those heady days when all we wanted was to spend a few
more moments with that special someone. I think this is a sweet reminder that
with a little brain trauma (in this case, chemically induced) we might all be
like young lovers again. :D
Really great story.So I hate to wield the "red pen," but I
was an English major and I can never stop myself.When Jason awoke,
he started *complimenting* his wife, not "complementing" her. The
former word means to give praise, and the latter word means something that
completes something or makes it better.Yes, obviously Jason and
Candace do complement each other--but what he said to her was a compliment, not
a complement (which is wordless).
If swearing under anesthesia is a prerequisite to being dubbed,'husband of
the year'. Personally, I would rather not win it and the judges
should be berated.
This really wasn't anything spectacular, clever, funny or anything else.
Clever, silly, and stupid things like this are said all the time when people are
drinking and hanging out with each other. Don't understand the attention.
JimInSLC: I wish I could like your comment 5 more times (at least). Extra Extra! Beautiful Woman Receives Attention From Man. Yawn.
Wow, there sure are a lot of party poopers posting here!As far as
his "potty mouth," that actually happens to people who do not normally
swear when they are under anesthesia or loopy from being hit in the head.Beside party poopers, there sure seem to be plenty of people, members
and non-members of the church, that are quick to judge, aren't there?
Brought back pleasant memories of my own surgery. I awoke from anesthesia and
heard my doctor say, "You're really going to like your new nose."
If he hadn't been a man, I would have tried to kiss him. (My old broken
nose was pretty awful.)
"When describing his now-viral video, Jason Mortensen [...] said there was
more footage his wife captured after the surgery in which he talked about Joseph
Smith and the Book of Mormon [...]; he said there is a whole portion of the
video no one has seen."Of course he doesn't get any credit
for that, right? Couldn't possibly be a good person since he let a curse
word slip out of his mouth while coming out of general anesthesia / surgery,
right? No sir, certainly no way he could be a good husband -- hope he never
dreams of becoming a father, because fathers and husbands NEVER make
mistakes.The level of judgment in some of these comments is
astounding. What was it Christ said about casting the first stone?
I love this video, it is SO sweet!! If only everyone felt this way about their
spouse.Guys if you think this video is lame, maybe you should step
it up. When was the last time you made your wife swoon?
He was shocked at 400,000 views? It's now on its way to 13 million!
Makes me feel sad to see that this is where we are at as a society. Made
national news mumbling compliments while his wife videotaped it on her iphone?
Lord help us, we are slouching towards Gomorrah at an ever accelerating speed...
I wouldn't be so quick to recognize this guy as a standout Mormon OR
husband. The guy had a huge potty mouth (maybe the drugs but just sayin')
and he was hitting on his wife because she is beautiful. So the anesthesia
helped us see how this guy really thinks and talks.He sounded like a
drunk hitting on a female bartender and less like Mr. Mormon. Stupid story...
Nice story... but this seems fake, fake, fake.
Oh come on, it's a funny video. You people need to lighten up a little.
For what it's worth... I live in Virginia and clicked on the story because
of the Mormon connection because I like to see what other members of my faith
are up to. I also regularly check out stories from the small Oregon town I grew
up in because I'm interested in what people back home are up to...
It's human nature to try to connect with those you share something in
They must have had to re mormonise him to give him the award, because when he
regained consciousness he seemed to respond much more as a genuine man without
the filter in place.
Demographic my big toe! Geoman you are right, this is a Mormon News
Paper and they can print any thing they choose but they promote this kind of
stuff to the point of nausea. Would he have won the award had he not been
Mormon? Who cares about his Religious affiliation? Would you have enjoyed the
story any less if you found out he was a Jehovah's Witness? How about this for a headline, "Utah Man Wins Husband Of The Year
Award"? Or better yet how about "Jason Mortonson Wins Husband Of They
Year!"? In other words, he did not win the award because he was a Mormon.
He won because his brain was chemically altered and the person who greeted him
as he woke just so happened to be his wife and at the time just so happened to
be, in his mind, good looking. My question is, would this
"feel good" story have even been run had Mr. Mortonson not been Mormon?
Mokie,The Deseret News has clearly defined itself as a Mormon Newspaper
(distinct from being the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'
Newspaper). For the paper's main audience, the fact the man is part of
that demographic group is more important than where his house is. I suspect
that the paper from where he grew up in California had a headline that
established the local connection because that would be most important thing for
their audience. Context is a very important part of information.
My wife showed me this video, she thought it was pretty cool. I thought it was
lame and cheesy. If this guy qualifies for "Husband of the Year" with
that performance, it reflects a sad reality of where society is today.
Probably more staged and contrived than spontaneous. Pretty funny, nonetheless.
My only question is why does the title have to state 'Mormon Man'?
Does him being Mormon really have anything to do with this? Couldn't it
have just said Orem Man, or Utah Man? Why this fascination with having to
include his religion? Just this simple Mormon Man's opinion.
I can understand why the video went viral and the attention that this couple is
getting. But maybe "Typical man of the year" is a more appropriate title
to award. Jason coming back into consciousness responds to a
beautiful woman sitting next to him. He did not know that it was his wife. Next
time he comes out of anesthesia have a beautiful nurse sitting beside the bed
and film his reaction.This video is more a testament of the physical
beauty of the woman he awakes to, and the attraction that he has for the woman.
But obviously he was attracted to the woman because of her beauty, and not
because she was his wife.The kind of husband every woman wants?
Yes, one that continues to desire her and expresses that desire long after the
vows have ended. A Behavior that many men forget after they say "I
Do".The man that qualifies for "Husband of the year" is
the one that having come back to consciousness, sees the woman he married, 30
years older, 40 pounds heavier, showing the physical wear from raising children,
and smiles, thinking himself the luckiest man in the world to have her.