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Fifty Years of Falling in Love and Fifty Years of Moving On

Whatever you’re feeling today, you’re not alone. If you’re not sure what you’re feeling try listening to fifty years of music history in five minutes and see what sticks. CollectiveCadenza (previously) presents a history of men moving on, a history of women moving on, a history of love songs by female artists, and a history of love songs by male artists. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Feb 14, 2014 - 9 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

When "Roses are red, violets are blue" just isn't going to cut it.

Not got a way with words? PayPal has made available a number of working poets to write custom poems for your love, just in time for Valentine's Day. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Feb 6, 2014 - 16 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

The Gift That Keeps On Hissing

Unsure what to give your special someone for Valentines Day this year? Why not give their name to one of the Bronx Zoo's 58,000 Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 27, 2012 - 47 comments

I can't pick which of these to post, so you're getting both

Why Cecco Beppe Does Not Die (Scratch 'n' Sniff Edition), a reenactment of the lost 1916 Futurist film Vita Futurista by the neutered cat responsible for the sleeper hit Valentine for Perfect Strangers (DLYT)
posted by shii on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 comments

Brand New V Day!

Redesigning Valentine's Day. Brand New - a site dedicated to analysis of corporate brand identity - was asked to redesign VDay by Studio 360. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Feb 12, 2010 - 34 comments

"No one wants to be a woman, but you're not doing such a bad job of it, Valentine"

Messages of love emptiness, fear and emotional hunger from the Earth-Pig Born... Cerebus Valentines. (some drawings slightly risque but not quite NSFW) [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Feb 12, 2010 - 37 comments

My Bloody Valentine recently completed a staggering series of concerts at London's legendary Roundhouse venue in Camden.

My Bloody Valentine recently completed a staggering series of concerts at London's legendary Roundhouse venue in Camden. [more inside]
posted by Mintyblonde on Jun 26, 2008 - 27 comments

Love is a lottery

Lupercalia is a festival that probably pre-dates Rome, and which later became known as St. Valentine's day. It had everything; sacrifice, cake, nudity, spanking and a love lottery. What do we get? A card. If we are lucky. But, who was Valentine? Did Chaucer make the whole thing up? [more inside]
posted by asok on Feb 14, 2008 - 27 comments

Like love from a lab: Science Valentines

Haven't gotten your sweetie a Valentine's day card yet? Don't sweat it, here are some cards POWERED BY SCIENCE! (via Neatorama)
posted by ssmith on Feb 12, 2008 - 17 comments

A very public breakup

The break up on Valentine's Day, with a crowd of hundreds and an a capella Dixie Chicks song thrown in for good measure.
A University of North Carolina student, in front of an invited audience, splits up with his girlfriend (who goes to NC State) in the "pit". All of this recorded and YouTubed for your entertainment.
Bonus feature: View a different angle and an interview with the breaker upper.
News item found via the London Metro of all places.
posted by Webbster on Feb 22, 2007 - 55 comments

Amal of Borg.

Amal Graafstra has implanted two rfid chips into his hands to permit himself keyless access to his computer, car and home. He's also written a book about the experience and the various rfid "toys" he's devised. This Valentine's Day, he and his girlfriend expressed a "modern declaration of their affection for each other, with implanted electronic chips that allow them unfettered access to each other's lives". Interested in something similar? The company Amal used is selling a kit. Though they don't actually recommend it for use with medical implants. So, cool, crazy or inevitable?
posted by darkstar on Feb 17, 2006 - 21 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

Amusez-toi avec mon coeur

Enjoy a little pre - Valentine fun (with thanks to Mrs adamvasco)
posted by adamvasco on Feb 2, 2006 - 10 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

Foxy Felons

Fellas, did you spend Valentine's Day home alone? No special girl in your life? The Smoking Gun wants to help. Meet the Foxy Felons.
posted by FlamingBore on Feb 15, 2005 - 33 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

It tasted like hot sick!

Happy Valentine's Day. The perfect greeting for that special someone.
posted by borkingchikapa on Feb 14, 2005 - 23 comments

They Had Cameras

I vould haf palbidations by de heardt if you vould let me take your picture. Vintage postcards featuring cameras and photographers.
posted by iconomy on Feb 14, 2005 - 5 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

Trailer Trash Turleen

Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's Trailer Trash Turleen, now with trash-talkin' action!
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 26, 2005 - 5 comments

BE MY ANTI-VALENTINE...

"Stop talking about your fucking wedding."
...or, to paraphrase Boy George, "I'd rather have a good cuppa than a bad shag."
This year, celebrate or commiserate by sending an anti-valentine. Send it today, tomorrow, or any day you damn well please. This year, say it with bile.

posted by dash_slot- on Feb 14, 2003 - 16 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

Happy Valerntine's Day!

Early Happy Valentine's wishes from the Bush Administration; warm wishes in these troubled times.
posted by xmutex on Feb 10, 2003 - 25 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


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