Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’

University Sex Columns, Reviewed: Girls, Be More Grateful for Valentines Edition

The battle for ideological dominance in our nation’s capital’s collegiate sex columns continues. Are our local campus columnists on the forefront of radical sex writing, or are they bringing back the good old days of instructing women to pretend to be grateful for the attention of men?
This week: How to erase your relationship doubts by [...]

University Sex Columns, Reviewed: Valentine’s Blow Job Edition

The battle for ideological dominance in our nation’s capital’s collegiate sex columns continues. Are our local campus columnists on the forefront of radical sex writing, or are they bringing back the good old days of romantically forward women being dismissed as aggressive bitches?
This week, our college sex columnists get romantic: Why you should go down [...]

Alexandria, Va. Named Most Romantic City. An Alexandrian Responds.

This week, Amazon.com declared Alexandria, Va. the most romantic city in the United States. What is romance? According to Amazon, it's derived from Amazon sales figures for Barry White CDs, romance novels, romantic comedy DVDs, and "sexual wellness" products. Sex ramps qualify. When Alexandria is ranked number one in something, and Miami is ranked number two, [...]

Valentine’s Day Events That Won’t Make You Hate Yourself

Humans have been celebrating variations on a "Valentine's Day" since the fourth century, when ancient Romans celebrated their mid-February pagan fertility rite. Nowadays, the Valentine's Day tradition persists in order to market shitty ensemble romantic comedies, prod our significant others into buying shitty chocolate, and make single folks feel shitty about themselves. Valentine's Day [...]

Promotional Materials Not to Send Me: Ancient Chinese Valentine Love Secrets

Return to Sender: A press release entitled "Valentine’s/Chinese New Year: more special than ususual!," which proposes a feature story on how you can apply ancient Chinese secrets to your Valentine's Day celebration. Featuring the romantic insights of "expert source on color" Jami Lin, who has "studied the meaning of colors and their influence on the [...]

I Call Bullshit On Washington “Power Couples” Meetup Stories

Yesterday, Politico's Becca Milfeld posted a Valentimey collection of the first-date stories of Washington "power couples." Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff were escorted on their first date by friends, Joseph Lieberman's wife asked him to move her furniture, and John Dingell brought Deborah to see "Giselle." What, no ill-advised drunken hook-ups that led, unexpectedly, to [...]

Stank Eye: Causing Unplanned Pregnancies Since the Invention of Condoms

I've written pretty extensively on how pharmacists can exert power over their customer's contraceptive use. I've reported on pharmacists who restrict birth control by hewing to Catholic tradition; by refusing to talk; by extolling the virtues of "natural family planning"; and by writing absurd run-arounds into their policies.
Now, Shark-Fu of Angry Black Bitch and [...]

Valentine’s Day in Washington

Purse on door, letter on floor

Balloons in train

Valentine’s Day Marketing Fail

Darryl Ohrt over at Brand Flakes for Breakfast points out this curious Valentine's Day display at a New York City Macy's:

The display is called "My Funny Valentine. It's inspiration? Not so funny:

Valentine’s Day Is Boring

Your Valentine's Day plans are like that totally crazy dream you had last night where your boss was in front of you on a water slide, but then your boss turned into Dick Cheney and when you reached the bottom he captured you and tried to waterboard you, but then a dragon came down and [...]

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