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V’day Scrooge

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Okay – so I am a Valentine’s Day Scrooge in so as far as not wanting to shell out money for over-priced roses and plushy bears (call me a tighwad if you like), or to be herded into overcrowded restaurants full of coochie-coo-ing couples only to get bad service and food.

Mind you, I am not anti-valentine per se; if people are gullible enough to be shilled into spending insane amounts of money for illusion of romance (and think it will help) only for a day, more power to the free-market.

But, Hallmark’s insistence aside, Valentine’s Day does have platonic connotations. So in that spirit, a Happy Valentines Day to all visitors (stumblers, lurkers and other regulars alike [1]) of this blog.

As for the special someone, here’s a song dedication (brings back old memories):

 

And for the unrequited lovers or the lonely ones, here’s this immortal classic.

Also recommended reading for today: this peice by AO Scott in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about how Hollywood does not make romantic comedies like they used to anymore.

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[1]: With a hope that all of them are my friends, though I suppose I may be paying the price of fame with a few enemies. πŸ˜›

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

February 13, 2008 at 6:54 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Ahem

    (lovely song though.)

    Confused

    February 13, 2008 at 7:59 pm

  2. Something wrong with YouTube.. not playing anything over here right now.

    Nothing tightwad-ish about the stuffed bears, if you ask me. I hate those.

    Roses are another matter though.. you tightwad πŸ˜‰

    Vivek

    February 13, 2008 at 9:47 pm

  3. Lovely song…! And love the header image!

    curiouscat

    February 14, 2008 at 7:02 am

  4. Unexpected song from a Scrooge, would you agree? Maybe the Scrooge is just a show.

    But thanks for it anyway.

    helloji

    February 14, 2008 at 5:27 pm

  5. @Confused: errr…ahem appropos what ? (are you refering to the other sone πŸ˜‰ )

    @Vivek: as I said, I am not tightwad in the sense of never buying roses (or chocolates) – but I am in the sense, I do not wish to pay the 100% markup prices.

    @curiouscat: Thanks – I love it when people appreciate things like that (talking about the header image).

    @helloji: yeah I guess there is a bit of Tiny Tim in all of us πŸ™‚

    BongoP'o'ndit

    February 14, 2008 at 6:12 pm

  6. Ah.. the songs are playing now. Thanks for the links.. especially the second one.

    In total agreement with you on the markups..

    Vivek

    February 14, 2008 at 8:43 pm


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