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Poll: Valentine's Day; Good or Bad (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Valentine's day a...

  1. ...special day dedicated to your loved one. A day to strengthen relationships, or forge new ones (9 votes [39.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.13%

  2. A commercialezed piece of crap day, designed to seperate you from yiour cash, and drive a wedge between men and women (14 votes [60.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.87%

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#1 Stefancos

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:47 AM

Well it's back. for better or worse.

What is your opinion about this special day. Do you honour it, and if you do, how?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

Second option, obviously.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Option 3: A cynical excuse for Hallmark to make money, but also a decent opportunity for a man to show a bit of appreciation for his woman by not really having to do that much. Small effort yields big payouts. Valentine's Day is a largely harmless bit of fluff, if one is smart enough with it.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

Smart phone, smart TV, smart love.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:03 PM

It's "make-up day" for those too lazy or unmotivated to be romantic the other 364. Or in this year's case, other 365.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

Pretty unfair and ostracizing to those who are single. The commercial aspect is also pretty repugnant as well.
Repeat the JWFan pledge after me: 'I hereby recognise John Towner Williams' place in the world as the great composer there has ever been, and I therefore renounce the works of Rozsa, Korngold, Herrmann, Horner, Kamen, Giacchino (unless the prophecy is fulfilled and he becomes the heir to JTW) and Goldsmith, especially Goldsmith. I understand that if I ever refer to Jurassic Park as anything less than "a masterpiece sixty-five million years in the making" I will be resigned to living out my days at the Zimmershrine.'

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

He he he...single bastards!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

As a single guy, my reaction is mostly just to forget it's even coming. Can't say I've ever felt much animosity toward it. When I'm in a relationship, I enjoy the excuse to show a little more affection, but that's about it.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

I voted option 1. If my girlfriend was living here in Utah we'd be celebrating it by going on a date Tuesday night. Hopefully I can get her moved here before her birthday in June.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

Option 3: A cynical excuse for Hallmark to make money, but also a decent opportunity for a man to show a bit of appreciation for his woman by not really having to do that much. Small effort yields big payouts. Valentine's Day is a largely harmless bit of fluff, if one is smart enough with it.


"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Both.
Do you like John Williams? His early work was a little too jazzy for my taste, but when Jaws came out in '75 I really think he came into his own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and an air of consummate professionalism that really gives the pieces a big boost. He's been compared to Jerry Goldsmith but I think John has a far more leitmotif-driven style of composing. In '82 John composed this, E.T., his most accomplished album to date. I think his undisputed masterpiece is "The Magic of Halloween", a theme so catchy most people don't listen to what it means. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of childhood and the importance of friendship, it's also a personal statement about the man himself. Hey Paul!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

What are the plans for those who are celebrating it? I usually make something special of it.

This year i imported some of her two favorite food/drink that are not readily availeble here.(Fanta Pineapple and Biltong, a jerky type of dried meat popular in South Africa and Namibia). And i am taking here to dinner to a Spanish tapas restaurant)

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

I'm giving my boss a love letter tomorrow... my letter of resignation!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

I do like valentine's day. however this year I'll be spending it in bed eating ben&jerry's and (sadly enough) watching bridget jones.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Aww, I'll send you a card. What's your address?
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

Option 2. CRAP.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

he he he :wink:

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

Aww, I'll send you a card. What's your address?


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Option 2. CRAP.


Last of the great romantics!


Aww, I'll send you a card. What's your address?


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Well we need to confirm one way or another the legitimacy of her avatar, since I can't concentrate on other things whilst the uncertainty remains.
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

it sucks

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:53 PM


Option 3: A cynical excuse for Hallmark to make money, but also a decent opportunity for a man to show a bit of appreciation for his woman by not really having to do that much. Small effort yields big payouts. Valentine's Day is a largely harmless bit of fluff, if one is smart enough with it.

This option has at least 3 votes so far, counting me.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:58 PM

No valentine here, just an expensive purse to bestow. What a weirdo.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

All you single guys, just send your Valentine's Day card to your hand. It's never awkward in the morning.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:39 AM

All those being sour pusses, just go out and have fun, even if you don't have a date.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:24 AM

Actually Trent I think that just makes it more depressing.
"Close Encounters to me is as good a piece of concert music as the 20th century has produced. Everybody fixates on... the Superman fanfare, or Star Wars - Main Theme, or the Raiders March. It's what happens after that, it's not the big popular hook where you go: 'My God John Williams is a genius.' Y'know it's the stuff which is maybe less hooky and less hummable, but is great art." - Hans Zimmer

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:49 AM

I'll be on a 12-hour trip with my college choir, then working one shift when I get back. It'll be super romantic.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:41 AM

I might just lock myself into my room and read.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

Go to a restaurant, pick the happiest couple, bluetooth the girl and send her text messages saying her partner is cheating on her.
Repeat the JWFan pledge after me: 'I hereby recognise John Towner Williams' place in the world as the great composer there has ever been, and I therefore renounce the works of Rozsa, Korngold, Herrmann, Horner, Kamen, Giacchino (unless the prophecy is fulfilled and he becomes the heir to JTW) and Goldsmith, especially Goldsmith. I understand that if I ever refer to Jurassic Park as anything less than "a masterpiece sixty-five million years in the making" I will be resigned to living out my days at the Zimmershrine.'

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

:lol:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Hehehe...you single bastards!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Lucky for me my gf is working tomorrow night. A hassle-free Valentines for me!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

Any chance of some nooky regardless?

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:26 AM

Pamela Hand is always there for me.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

Ahhh...a good woman.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:42 AM

...special day dedicated to your loved one. A day to strengthen relationships, or forge new ones
A commercialezed piece of crap day, designed to seperate you from yiour cash, and drive a wedge between men and women



:lol: I think there is a middle ground...

Anyway, I chose the first option.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:50 AM


Option 2. CRAP.


Last of the great romantics!


I'm gonna be exceptionally romantic tomorrow. I'm going to book some
cheap motel and buy couple of bottles Scotch. Gonna skip the flowers and chocolate to save some money.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Now that's how to do it!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

By the way, that letter of resignation I gave to my boss today was rejected... on Valentine's Day, no less.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:56 AM

How can they reject a resignation?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:29 AM

Option 3: A cynical excuse for Hallmark to make money, but also a decent opportunity for a man to show a bit of appreciation for his woman by not really having to do that much. Small effort yields big payouts. Valentine's Day is a largely harmless bit of fluff, if one is smart enough with it.


I vote Option 3 as well. Unfortunately, I'm currently single, so this day is largely meaningless to me. :(


How can they reject a resignation?


Resignations can be rejected.

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