February 12, 2009

In which scare quotes are utilized

Valentine's Day is upon us.


I dislike the "holiday."

AND YET, I also do not like it when people gripe about how it is so commercialized and fake and designed to make single people feel unhappy.

The week leading up to it, you get alternately exaggerated sentimentality and displays of wealth and exaggerated condemnation.

It's a dumb cultural thing and I don't really feel like discussing it beyond that.



  1. I actually disagree. I like Valentine's Day. I don't think it was designed for couples, but for people to tell the people that they love in their lives that they do love them. This includes family, friends, and boyfriends/girlfriends/spouses. I think that people who complain that it's too much of a corporate holiday designed only for couples should celebrate the people in their life that they love and that love them, and just shut up already.

  2. yeah, i'm all for more expressions of love.
    [here is the but]
    But, I think that, in its current incarnation, it is more of a corporate holiday than a let's tell people we love 'em holiday. all the commercials for jewelry & chocolates, etc...i mean, it needs to be less commercial to be a better holiday.

    but i agree, it is super annoying to hear people complain about it all the time. it's like, ok, there are some problems with it, but it's also not horrible and kinda good, so just leave it alone.

  3. Yeah. Unfortunately, commercialization is the basis of our society.

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