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‏@BarackObama Tomorrow: @HouseOfCards. No spoilers, please

On Valentine's Day, Netflix released the second season of House of Cards. 16 percent of Netflix users on one particular Internet service watched at least one episode of the show over the weekend, and shares of Netflix hit an all-time high of $439.49 on Thursday. But when, exactly, Does Watching a Lot of Netflix Become a 'Binge'?
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Feb 18, 2014 - 112 comments

Unhurried extemporizations

Valentine's Day means the latest edition of Hudson Mohawke's annual mix of gooey '80s pop, soul and RnB: Slow Jams VII. You can also listen to all five hours of Slow Jams I-VII, which also has separate links to each mix.
posted by shortfuse on Feb 14, 2014 - 11 comments

the work of looking at love, rather than being in it

Looking At Love, a selection of photographers' images of other couples, from the New Yorker. Be sure to click through to the photographers' websites, where there are many more fantastic photos! Deslided. NSFW. Happy Valentine's Day!
posted by Quilford on Feb 14, 2014 - 2 comments

So yeah, don't even worry about it, it's just an e-card, not a big deal

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Scarleteen launches rad e-cards for "hookups or friends with benefits, open or poly relationships, friendships, sexually exclusive relationships, exes turned friends, and even the love relationship one has with oneself." Art by Isabella Rotman.
posted by DarlingBri on Feb 9, 2014 - 16 comments

Getting Stuffed

David Sedaris buys an owl.
posted by Artw on Apr 14, 2013 - 22 comments

'I’d have to date an astronaut to get a longer distance relationship.'

Artmaking, a love story. How viral I Have Your Heart film brought two creators together from worlds away. [Different Kim Boekbinder video previously]
posted by shakespeherian on Feb 14, 2013 - 1 comment

Vinegar Valentines

Hating Valentine's Day may be popular these days, but back in back when, Valentine's Day was a chance to hate on other people.
posted by jacquilynne on Feb 13, 2013 - 38 comments

Melt your cold cold heart.

Today's Google doodle is quite cute. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Feb 14, 2012 - 49 comments

be mine

So many (free, online) ways to celebrate (or not) Valentine's Day: a declaration of romantic intent - 14 ways an economist says "I love you" - [more inside]
posted by flex on Feb 13, 2012 - 28 comments

Sometimes love is best expressed with something sticky

Paper flowers are lovely, but if you are feeling crafty and want to make your loved one something a bit different this Valentine's Day, why not make them some Realistic Duct-Tape Roses? [via]
posted by quin on Feb 13, 2012 - 15 comments

A Soundtrack of Love and Heartbreak, curated by 50+ artists

eMusic has a collection of more than 50 artists reflecting on love songs, from Andreya Triana (Coldplay's "Yellow" reminds of her first love and heartbreak), to Yuki Chikudate (from Asobi Seksu) (Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes" brings back the innocent early-elementary school crushes), and Dan Deacon (who heard Yo La Tengo's "Shadows" after a sucky breakup). All songs mentioned are linked below the break. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 14, 2011 - 5 comments

Alabama shop swaps sex toys for handguns

This Valentine's Day make love, not war... An Alabama sex shop is offering a handgun- for-sex-toy promotion for Valentine's Day. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Feb 8, 2011 - 38 comments

SAD

The Society for the Advancement of Despair. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 14, 2009 - 18 comments

My crafty Valentine, sweet recycled Valentine...

You forgot all about Valentine’s Day and now must come up with an extra special momento to pacify your beloved. Or you are sitting home alone with no way to celebrate V-day. In either case, it’s crafting time! You can recycle things you probably already have to make Valentine’s Day trinkets. You can start by making a card with scrap yarn, or from wrapping paper. You can make gift bows or a heart-shaped candy basket from recycled magazines, and a gift bag from a newspaper. You can make a love letter box from an old box. The kids or the artist in your life might like to get heart-shaped crayons, made from stubby old crayons. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Feb 14, 2009 - 5 comments

The Pink Chaddi Campaign

The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women of India want to celebrate Valentine's Day by sending pink chaddis (underwear) to the right-wing Hindu group Sri Ram Sena. The group says it is "not acceptable" for women to go to bars in India, and members attacked a group of women at a bar last month. They have also threatened to attack couples who publicly celebrate Valentine's Day. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 11, 2009 - 34 comments

No, No, Nostalgia!

NetClassixFilter: The next time you're standing clueless in the greeting cards section of your local drugstore franchise, you'll be wishing you'd visited the Gallery of Unfortunate Greeting Cards instead. For all your holiday needs: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Weddings, 4th of July, Hallowe'en, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and of course, Washington's Birthday. [via Cap'n Wacky] [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 9, 2008 - 18 comments

Amusing (if Messy) Stop-Motion Valentine's Day Ad

An entertaining stop-motion animation from an AdHack (a DIY-ad startup) user. The audio is slightly unsafe for work, and it gets a bit weird and, uh, extra-chocolatey near the end, but it's certainly worth 30 seconds out of your Valentine's Day.
posted by dbarefoot on Feb 14, 2008 - 15 comments

And they've got antioxidants!

Last minute valentine idea: Chocolate Ganache Truffles. "You'd have to go a long way to screw it up." (video, expect an interstitial)
posted by rouftop on Feb 13, 2008 - 19 comments

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air on Valentine's Day.
Dead Kennedys "Too Drunk to F***"
Holy Moses vs. Doro "Too Drunk to F***"
Purple Sex Heads "Too Drunk to F***"
Nouvelle Vague "Too Drunk to F***"
posted by Falconetti on Feb 14, 2007 - 25 comments

Just because I'm your uncle doesn't mean I cannot love you the right way

Happy Valentine's Day
to my favourite virgin.
I'd show you how much I love you,
but I don't feel like getting married.
The 8th Annual Pamie.com Valentine's Day Poems (previously on MetaFilter...)
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 14, 2006 - 5 comments

Irrational Consumerism Day WHOOT

It's Irrational Consumerism day at last, so fold a rose, bake some tasty desserts, dress your self or your SO in something flimsy (previous two links may be NSFW), buy some love potion (via), and throw on some tasty mashup (via).
posted by sourbrew on Feb 14, 2006 - 7 comments

Flower Printer

I think that I shall never see, A billboard lovely as a...flower. Just in time for Valentine's Day, send your sweetie a dozen roses with custom-printed, spectacular Engrish messages on the petals. Also useful for wedding anniversaries and football games.
posted by Gator on Feb 8, 2006 - 18 comments

PILLOW FIGHT!

PILLOW FIGHT! comes to the US. Already a success in Toronto, Tel Aviv, Madrid and London. Pillow Fight! now makes it's US debut in San Francisco, Feb 14th. On Valentine's Day feel like smacking down the ones you love? [oh I'd hit that...with a pillow]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Feb 3, 2006 - 18 comments

Special Valentine Unit

"In the criminal justice system, you're considered especially gorgeous!" is just one of the ten Law & Order: SVU themed Valentine's Day cards made by Brandon Bird. [via Gothamist]
posted by riffola on Jan 31, 2006 - 26 comments

How Markets Go Wrong

These people scalp restaurant reservations. Can't find a table this Valentine's Day? If you're in LA, NY or SF, it may be because these people have reserved the seats weeks ago under an assumed name. Which they will sell you for $40. (Via MarhginalRevolution)
posted by Jos Bleau on Feb 14, 2005 - 39 comments

valentine's day

true valentine's love. from the heart, an oregon man, Gerald Krein, has women hanging on his every word.
posted by nearo on Feb 14, 2005 - 15 comments

dude. look, i love you, ok?

the other night
after eating chili
i ripped a pretty good one.
i lifted the blanket
to trap your head
and remembered
you weren't there.
i miss you.
Valentine's Poetry from Pamie.com
posted by Robot Johnny on Feb 14, 2005 - 10 comments

General Zod on Valentine's Day.

General Zod on Valentine's Day Sorry Cupid, it doesn't look like Superman is going to be able to save you this time. But I guess that's what you deserve for making Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen fall for each other. It's time for you to Kneel Before Zod!
posted by kingmissile on Feb 14, 2005 - 6 comments

Valentines Schmalintines

Practice your romantic moves and be ready for that special day. It may be Valentine's Day but everybody knows true love can only be found on Fat Tuesday. (18 days, people, 18 days!!) Here's some Friday...umm...Flash fun. (SFW I think -- but maybe I just haven't scored high enough yet.).
posted by danOstuporStar on Feb 14, 2003 - 1 comment

Be mine Ayatollah!

Something tells me that Iran's rulers don't like Valentine's Day It could be their ban of cards in Tehran. Their distake for western culture. Or the fact that Khomeini put the 'fatwa' on Rushdie on Valentine's Day 1989. All rational indications say that the current Ayatollah has no love for this holiday

Can a government that has to restrict their people from buying Valentine's Day cards last long before the people rise up to try to remove another oppressor?
posted by RobbieFal on Feb 13, 2003 - 18 comments

Hindu protests against Valentine's Day Cards in India

Hindu protests against Valentine's Day Cards in India While I understand the "protest against encroachments of Western culture" part of this, I find it curious that part of the problem is that they find the cards obscene "because they show young couples embracing and kissing" - considering certain bits of Hindu cultural history.
posted by dnash on Feb 13, 2002 - 45 comments

When cruelty and holidays collide, the weak-willed find solace in self-pity and comfort foods.

When cruelty and holidays collide, the weak-willed find solace in self-pity and comfort foods. Despair, Inc. :-( (R) introduces BitterSweets, with messages like "LUV 2 STALK U" and "SEE OTHER PEOPLE".
posted by swell on Jan 27, 2002 - 12 comments

Valentine's

Valentine's Day may be a remant of the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, in which "young men who were naked except for the skins of goats that had been sacrificed this day, ran from the Lupercal around the bounds of the Palatine . . . striking the women they met with strips of goat skin, to promote fertility."

This factoid resists my every attempt to add further comment.
posted by jbushnell on Feb 14, 2001 - 3 comments


Adding to the list of weird shaped rock formations found on Mars

Adding to the list of weird shaped rock formations found on Mars is the heart shaped plateau, just in time for Valentine's Day.
posted by Mark on Feb 12, 2000 - 0 comments

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