Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Happy Valentine's Day?
Main Entry: Saint Val·en·tine's Day Pronunciation: -'va-l&n-"tInz- Function: noun Etymology: Saint Valentine died ab 270 Italian priest Date: 14th century 1 : February 14 observed in honor of Saint Valentine and as a time for sending valentines 2 : American holiday during which large corporations, sellers of greeting cards, chocolatiers, and florists conspire to impose extraneous obligations upon individuals in romantic relationships and heighten the despair and loneliness of individuals who are not in such relationships 3 : EVIL
ANTI-VALENTINE'S DAY SCREED: I realize that this most corporate of holidays isn't until tomorrow, but I express my disdain and dissatisfaction on the record officially today (which is probably the day most lovey dovey couples will be celebrating it, anyway.). Alas.
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.