Tuesday, February 14, 2006

That's Amore

It's not too difficult to understand why Valentine's Day, of all the commercialized holidays, is the one that gets the brunt of the hate. While any holiday worth celebrating to any extent beyond a picnic (I'm looking at you, Memorial and Labor Days) has at least become somewhat corrupted by mainstream American, it's Valentines Day that takes the beating. Why? Because you can easily pin all of your animosity on those annoying couples that take everything to a sickening, gushy extreme, and anyone that argues against you looks like a bleeding heart sentimentalist in an era where romance is dead and logical sarcasm rules the day.

But what's wrong with selecting a day to appreciate what you love? Granted, you should let the people you care about know you care about them everyday, but you should also be thankful (Turkey Day) and giving/love Jesus (Christmas) everyday, too, but that doesn't stop us from getting together to celebrate. This comes from a guy who has absolutely nobody to make this day super special, yet I'm encouraging you to celebrate Valentines Day in some way. Give out an extra hug or two, leave a Facebook message or cuddle up with that someone special and watch Love Actually, but don't hate on February 14th.

Happy Valentines Day.

If you think that's bad, there's so many more...

On a much sadder note, one thing that I - and many people around me - love very dearly has left us, as Arrested Development aired its final four episodes of the season Friday night. As far as finales go, AD did it well, making them worth re-watching like every other episode they've produced in their glorious run. Maybe ABC or Showtime will pick it up - or perhaps the CW - but should our last image of AD be Michael Bluthe and his son yachting off to Cabo with five hundred grand and the family's matriarch being caught by the SEC, that's a fine image to go out on.

Of course, Friday there was a lot of HTML expounded on how much the show will be missed. While some of them analyze why the show didn't work, most of them are just lovefests, and on a day centered around love, why not just start clicking here here here here and here.

At that moment, Michael realized that this was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen, and for the first time since he lost his wife, he wanted someone....

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