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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

honestly, holidays are like sausage, you really don't want to know how they came into being.

Lol, this is very true.
post #28862 of 45513
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

What are you doing with this girlfriend of yours???

Um nothing. Her whole life with me is Valentine's Day. She should fucking do something for me.
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Happy Valentine's Everyone
post #28864 of 45513
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You must have AWD.

I do not. But I have G-d. wink.gif
post #28865 of 45513

gorgeous fucking day and I'm working with one of my favorite coworkers tonight. Should be a blast :)

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Originally Posted by Lady Canuker View Post

Happy Valentine's Everyone

Told y'all ladies love V-Day.
post #28867 of 45513
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

That's not entirely true. Some holidays are observed in celebration or remembrance of something important. It is hard to call those made up.

The only reason something has some significance is because someone finds it significant. That's why Christians don't celebrate Hanukkah, Brits don't celebrate Independence Day, and why flights to Brazil right now are more expensive. If someone finds giving a Saint's day whereof they know nothing to be significant, then let them celebrate. For a lot of those people it's an excuse to give each other crappy chocolates and go to overpriced, overcrowded restaurants.
Edited by why - 2/14/13 at 10:13am
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Some people use Valentine's day to remind their children that they are important and loved and to teach them the importance of being caring and thoughtful individuals.
post #28869 of 45513
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Originally Posted by why View Post

The only reason something has some significance is because someone finds it significant. That's why Christians don't celebrate Hanukkah, Brits don't celebrate Independence Day, and why flights to Brazil right now are more expensive. If someone finds giving a Saint's day whereof they know nothing to be significant, then let them celebrate. For a lot of those people it's an excuse to give each other crappy chocolates and go to overpriced, overcrowded restaurants.

Right, but there is a difference between holidays that are significant because of some significant historical event and holidays that are significant because they were dragged into significance by marketers who wanted to sell roses and power tools.

The marketers may not have been the originators of these days, but they are the reason they are celebrated today.

Fathers day was started by some people who heard about mothers day and figured that there were other groups being left out who should have their own day too. Woodrow Wilson wanted to make it an official holiday, but congress said no because they thought it would just get commercialized (lol, like that would ever happen). If it weren't for the marketers, Father's day would be as obscure as "Grandparent's Day"

Valentine's day is a little more "real", but has basically become another hallmark holiday...the tradition of writing baller paper valentines ended 100+ years ago and now its just mass produced ninja turtle cards (and schools that require kids to give a valentine to everyone in their class) and chocolate and roses.

I'm still cool with having a day to think about love and an excuse to go overboard, but if I'm not with someone, I couldn't give 2 shits about valentines day and would just ignore it like it wasn't there. I'm not going to forget about christmas or thanksgiving or the 4th and if I skip them, I will feel shitty about it because they are real holidays.
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I'm happy to see that "ninja turtle cards" had some stickiness to it.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Right, but there is a difference between holidays that are significant because of some significant historical event and holidays that are significant because they were dragged into significance by marketers who wanted to sell roses and power tools.

The marketers may not have been the originators of these days, but they are the reason they are celebrated today.

Yeah, and Christmas was always about lit-up trees and white elephant gifts.

Just because you choose to think Thanksgiving and Christmas are 'real' holidays doesn't make them so -- Jews in Poland won't be doing anything out of the ordinary those days. Some people celebrate season openers or Nascar races. Some people have birthday dinners. Whatever. If you don't want to celebrate some event because you don't find it significant, then don't.

I'll reiterate: holidays are significant because people make them significant and consequently they choose to celebrate them in various ways. If you don't attach any significance to Valentine's Day and/or don't want to celebrate it the way marketing has pushed it, cool. Then don't. But the idea that some holidays are made up and some aren't is preposterous. They're all made up and just excuses to do something -- that's why they aren't just normal days.
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Originally Posted by why View Post

Yeah, and Christmas was always about lit-up trees and white elephant gifts.

Just because you choose to think Thanksgiving and Christmas are 'real' holidays doesn't make them so -- Jews in Poland won't be doing anything out of the ordinary those days. Some people celebrate season openers or Nascar races. Some people have birthday dinners. Whatever. If you don't want to celebrate some event because you don't find it significant, then don't.

I'll reiterate: holidays are significant because people make them significant and consequently they choose to celebrate them in various ways. If you don't attach any significance to Valentine's Day and/or don't want to celebrate it the way marketing has pushed it, cool. Then don't. But the idea that some holidays are made up and some aren't is preposterous. They're all made up and just excuses to do something -- that's why they aren't just normal days.

^this whole assertion doesn't seem pertinent to the "things that make you happy" theme of this thread.

I bet some dude is going to get laid tonight because he did the normal things associated with this holiday. I'm really really happy for the guy (and girl too).
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Originally Posted by why View Post

Yeah, and Christmas was always about lit-up trees and white elephant gifts.

Just because you choose to think Thanksgiving and Christmas are 'real' holidays doesn't make them so -- Jews in Poland won't be doing anything out of the ordinary those days. Some people celebrate season openers or Nascar races. Some people have birthday dinners. Whatever. If you don't want to celebrate some event because you don't find it significant, then don't.

I'll reiterate: holidays are significant because people make them significant and consequently they choose to celebrate them in various ways. If you don't attach any significance to Valentine's Day and/or don't want to celebrate it the way marketing has pushed it, cool. Then don't. But the idea that some holidays are made up and some aren't is preposterous. They're all made up and just excuses to do something -- that's why they aren't just normal days.


Lol, I guess we know who didn't get an awesome gift in the Secret Santa project this year.
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^this whole assertion doesn't seem pertinent to the "things that make you happy" theme of this thread.

Posting that made me happy.
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Posting that made me happy.

I'm happy you're happy. inlove.gif
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