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Garry Marshall hates you

The allure of the number “3″ and the letter “D” drew Marc and me to see “Avatar” on Christmas Eve. (It sucked.) Marc got into the longest concessions line of all time while I held out seats in the theater, which he thought sucked for him, but was actually a…

Why I don’t think this “split” will amount to much by Valentine’s Day

I suspect the main reason Republicans continued to use obstructionist tactics to stall the vote, even after it was a done deal, was that they were hoping that forcing Robert Byrd to come to the Senate every day to suffer through procedural shit in ill health would result in him…

Happy Valentine’s Day…

Enjoy the day. I thought that I’d do a rewind and repost the insane, but entertaining Valentine’s Day gift sent to me by Pastor Billy Ball of Faith Baptist Church, Primrose, Georgia (you have to see his web site to get the full fundie flavor). Anyway, here is what he…

Valentine’s Day Post: Conscientious Objector Edition

Blogging about Valentine’s Day today, because tomorrow is all “Battlestar Galactica”. This ad is from a 1972 edition of Mademoiselle, and is a pretty classic example of how advertisers of the period tried to sell products to women who felt attracted to feminist thought by belittling their aspirations. It seems…

Diamonds to hold you over until February

It’s the holiday season, which means a series of annoyances, including the fake War On Christmas, relentlessly stupid Christmas carols, trying to figure what to buy your loved ones whose taste is impossible to guess, and the fucking cold weather. But topping the list of the most head-bashingly annoying traditions…

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