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The dark day of Valentines Day is upon us...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by beaker, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Double bah-humbug this year.

    Not only has She-Who-Used-To-Be-My-Favorite-Person never responded to any of the notes and messages I left for her throughout last year (and the Christmas card I sent her came back with "Return to sender, not at this address"), but now, I never know whether or not the waitress I have an immature crush on (I say "immature", because really, isn't 23-24 too old to be having crushes?) will be working at the restaurant, or if they'll have "loaned her out" to another location.

    Bah humbug.

    And... bah huuuuummmmrrrrbuuurrrrgh...
  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Do FAKE relationships count? :p

    Man...even when I actually was dating someone we weren't together for valentines day. That's depressing...

    Oh well. Maybe my school with have one of those speed dating events again :p
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure I would want a school to try to hook people together...

    But speaking of hook-ups, man, dating sites have gotten out of control lately, haven't they? I mean match.com, eharmony, all that stuff, yeah sure, but they've gotten REALLY specific lately... I'm not just talking about like Christian, Jewish, Black, Hispanic, etc. dating sites, but I mean like senior citizen dating sites, redneck dating sites, even PET dating sites. O.O
  4. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member


    Pet dating sites?

  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I don't think I would actually do a speed dating thing. That's where losers congregate :p
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Would I sound nasty if I said I no longer care? I mean, really... you can only be bitter about this day so long before you get tired of it. I basically just ignore it now.

    I'm far more annoyed that Valentines don't come with posters anymore. I was buying them just for the posters, and now they no longer do that.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm basically the same way, but it's not 100% possible to ignore it when people around you try to get you into the "spirit" of the holiday.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean. Mayhaps I'm just a lot more jaded than you are. Personal things just numb me to the entire experiance.

    As for those who really love it, thankfully I don't surround myself with those people, nor do I know many of those who remotely care. The only thing I really care about the holiday is that I wax nostalgic for those lame little licensed cartoon character cardboard things that we used to buy and get as kids, and I'll wind up buying some, opening the box, letting them all over the floor, and eventually throwing half of them away anyway.

    I at least want a poster with it so I can cover up my ugly walls. of course, they didn't start doing that until 10 years ago or so. Whenever the heck Madagascar 1 came out, since I have that one.
  9. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Last Valentine's Day, I did the best thing possible: watched The Naked Gun, that might have to become a tradtion because I'm overdue to watch that movie again. :D
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, of course, as a kid, the holiday doesn't really have any kind of a meaning to it, it's just a day to celebrate because you know it's one of the few days at school when you basically get to party and goof off almost all day; and yes, the highlight was buying those little licensed cartoon character Valentines... I remember when Cartoon Network came out with Valentines, I was STOKED: Ed, Edd n Eddy AND Courage the Cowardly Dog, I was there. Ironically, I remember one year in the very late 90s (1998, 1999 or so), I actually found Nicktoon Valentines that included not only Rocko, but the Real Monsters as well... at a point in time where neither of them were relevant to Nicktoons anymore.
    I'm kind of the same way, only with the Dom DeLuise movie Fatso.
  11. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I saw a few recently that did, but couldn't recall for you now which ones. I was hunting for Muppety ones and found nothing. At least I have a boxful still from last year's purchases.

    Not celebrating it this year really except among friends.

    Mardi Gras is more fun anyway. :)

  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, I forgot that I saw one with Captain America at the dollar store. I found Muppets ones too, but they had no posters and disappeared the second time I went back. I just wish the Transformers Prime ones did, but they come with Autobot logo shaped erasers. I'm definitely picking those up after Valentines day.
  13. ncchuck

    ncchuck Well-Known Member

    I found some muppet cards at the $store no poster in it.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The only Muppet Valentines came in a standard cheap pack that only has Valentines in it. I bet they have those lousy heart shaped generic stickers.

    Only ones I saw with a poster were Green Lantern the movie, Captain America, and Angry Birds. They really all should come with posters.

    Also, I'm very disappointed there's no Wreck it Ralph Valentines.
  15. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I think that I've said it before, but it bares repeating. Screw Valentine's Day. It's about as pointless as Sweetest Day. So, in the immortal words of Elizabeth Lemon, Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day!

  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'll be honest, I really don't care about Valentines Day anymore. Or dating, for that matter. I have my whole life ahead of me, and that's just something I don't need to worry about.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like the rapper said, I got 99 problems... Valentines Day ain't one.

    The more I think about it, I'm getting sick of the opinion that "Valentines Day was created by the card and candy companies." You can say that about any holiday, frankly. And if they didn't, then we'd only have solemn religious contemplation days and days like Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day that's basically a day when the banks, post offices, and schools are closed. Who wants that?
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Not only is Sweetest Day not even a legal holiday (and I made-up one at that), but apparently it's a regional one at that.
  19. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    i will freely admit.. back in my singles days, doing office work.. i would occasionally send myself flowers or something on V-day.. just cuz i got sick and tired of being the only one not to get anything at the office (mostly cuz of the annoying looks of pity from co-workers...)
    now married.. we don't care.. we don't celebrate.. we do make full use of the post holiday candy sales (after any holiday, really) to stock pile cheap chocolate, cuz, seriously, it's all about the chocolate...
    and, for the record.. i did meet my hubby via a dating web site.. and were married exactly 6 months later.. 10 years ago last month.. so, they might be annoying, but they do sometimes work..
    he doesn't by me flowers though, i still have to buy my own if i want them.
    V-day is absolutely more fun as a kid though (see comment about it being all about the chocolate..) maybe second only to halloween as an excuse for crazy arts and crafts projects and adult permission to gorge on candy...
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, once we got into middle school, it was always annoying to see how the more popular kids would get showered with boxes of chocolates and stuffed animals from all the girls. :rolleyes:
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