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February 8, 2010

The anti-Valentine's Day post

the anti-valentine's day candyIn today's column, guest poster Owl Meat lashes out against the V-Day industry. Give in to your anger, Owl Meat:

Romance and love are great, but Valentine's Day is fake and should be scorned.

All Hallmark holidays should be mocked, dishonored and set on fire. In that spirit, I invite everyone to submit any events or places that are having anything like an anti-Valentine's Day event, promotion, or inclination.

I got the idea at Bad Decisions during Zombie Survival Happy Hour recently when someone proposed it, but I don't know if the idea got any traction. Hint, hint. ...

What better way for jaded hipsters to share their cynical awesomeness? As far as I know doesn't exist ... yet.

Here’s a great website on the same subject: Unhappy Hipsters (via Richard Gorelick).

Listen up bar owners: Happy people, happy couples don't drink themselves into a cash register-swelling stupor. Here is your marketing bonanza – hipster misery squads. If you pour it, they will come.

P.S. Baby, I'm sorry. I love you. This was just something I wrote. Really. Come on, why you gotta be like that? Aw, really? Noooo, not my Buzzcocks t-shirt. Put down the bleach! Oh, noooooo. That's it, we're broken up.

Now we end with a song. The Heartbreakers (not those Heartbreakers) offer a tender love song about the mercurial nature of love. Rage on, Richard Hell.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Owl Meat's Tipsy Tuesdays


Valentine's Day is to Love as Disneyland is to Imagination.

Man, Bad Decisions had a zombie survival happy hour? I gotta start drinking there, that place sounds righteous. Chances-of-running-into-ex-gf be damned.

Whoa, that's deep, LL.

Yes, Zombie Survival Happy Hour was about two weeks ago. Pretty good fun.

All romance ends in despair or death. Drink up.

And what are the specials and activities during zombie survival happy hour?

And what are the specials and activities during zombie survival happy hour?

There was a special drink list. I don't recall it very well, because they had a zombifying effect after a few. There was Zombies in Space, which involved Tang and was surprisingly tasty. Maybe one with absinthe, definitely lots of rum in others. I vaguely remember a bloody brains shot. There was a whole list.

Zombie movies on the tube with lots of audience participation.

Activities: general discussion of the rules of zombie survival, zombie behavior and zombie killing. Can zombies walk under water? Yes they can. Can zombies climb trees? No.

Organized by zombie enthusiast extraordinaire Siana, there was also a zombie drinking game.

The highlight for me was Peter Jackson's disgusting cheesy zombie movie Dead Alive and the indestructible zombie baby. Yeah, it's sick. Good times.

All around a good night.

Given the recent forecast for 6-12 more inches of snow Sunday night to Monday, I believe the gods have weighed in on this Hallmark holiday too.

Good grief, now I will have to spend Valentine's Day with my husband at home without the distraction of other obligatorally affectionate couples, and over-priced hurried food. Plus we will get to share more and more and more time inside with the fruit of our loins. Well, at least it will be real.

I blame you for this turn of events, Mr. Gravy. I hope you're happy.

Was that hint for me? I guess I could organize a quick anti-Valentine's Day happy hour at Bad Decisions if John is up for it.

Zombie Survival Happy Hour was definitely fun and I think we'll be having another one in March where we will watch Dead Snow (Nazi Zombies!!!!!) and Zombieland.

Just in time for Valentine's Day:

Bookgirl, your website has lots of informative and amusing content, but I think it's undercut by the tagline "probably the funniest woman writer in America". Ouch.

New Valentine's Day arrived. happiness to all lovers .. As soon as possible the non-lover, you find one I think .. If you do not like water is inside your heart to love Dries

In France, which is supposedly the city of romance, they don't acknowledge Valentine's Day. That tells you something- Valentine's day is absurd!

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