In addition to being my dad’s 60th birthday, today is also, of course, Valentine’s Day — "quite clearly the most horrible holiday in the history of the world," according to my brother-in-law. (Not that any day in February, holiday or not, can be expected to be terribly pleasant when you live in Rochester.)
Needless to say, Casey isn’t the only man who’s less than enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day. Nor is hatred of February 14 unique to the male half of the species; plenty of people, of both genders, have had Valentine’s Days from Hell.
But hey, a West Virginia radio station is going to make sure that at least one couple in the Mountaineer State will get a nice Valentine’s gift: a free divorce. (Just don’t tell West Virginia winner Mike Huckabee — who is celebrating the third anniversary of his "covenant marriage" today.)
Anyway, to the beleaguered men who don’t want anything to do with this holiday, just remember: Steak and BJ Day (NSFW??) is only one month away.
P.P.S. On a marginally related note, the U.S. Supreme Court may soon weigh in on the constitutionality of dildo bans. Link goes to Volokh’s post, titled "Dildoes Going to the Supreme Court?," in response to which a commenter writes: "Cert also to be granted on this question: shouldn’t the plural be ‘dildi’, or is that just pretentious?" (Again, hat tip: Insty.)
P.P.P.S. University of Washington blogger Nathan Ware has some Valentine’s wishes to bestow upon Husky Nation’s "friends," including:
To Reggie Bush: You should spend one last Valentine’s Day with your Heisman Trophy. …
To Tyrone Willingham: Husky fans aren’t as ill-tempered and grumpy as you might think. Coach, we just want some wins for Valentine’s Day. …
To Jake Locker: You don’t need a Valentine’s Day gift
from any of us UW fans because I’m guessing the girls are lined up at
your dorm room to make sure that you have a happy Valentine’s Day. Oh,
to be young and cool again. Actually, I was only young once but we
should all be able to live vicariously through Jake Locker for five
minutes, shouldn’t we? …
To my lovely wife: Can we watch the UW-Oregon game for Valentine’s Day? …
To my readers: You’re the best. Happy *!#%^$@! Valentine’s Day!