Wanna show your favorite geek that you get them and that you care? Then try one of these awesome Valentine’s Day cards spotted on The Mary Sue.
Generally, eating restrictions are a drag, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day, they are often a necessary evil if you don’t want to end up to bloated and nasty to even make out with your special someone. Buzzfeed has a great list of what not to eat cleverly illustrated with adorable little hamsters.
Epic Meal Time knows how to make a Valentine’s dessert infinitely more manly (read: utterly disgusting). At least it has a lot of heart…literally.
I may not know you personally, but I can pretty much guarantee that these pooches are already better prepared for Valentine’s Day than you are.
Wanna impress your geek girl this Valentine’s Day? Then forget flowers, instead, grab her one of these great plush unicorn bouquets from Think Geek.
Poor Tard, she can’t even enjoy Valentine’s Day, but it’s a complete loss -at least he has a great set of cookies to celebrate the holiday.
Wrapping up our Valentine’s Day posts, Mental Floss has a great article detailing the strange role the flea once played in romantic poetry:
The most famous of these poems is The Flea, by John Donne. The poetâ€™s narrator, struggling with a woman who wishes to hold on to her virginity, compares its loss to a fleabite: small and insignificant. When a flea actually does bite them both, he notes that their blood has mingled inside it. He just wants to mingle other bodily fluids anyway, so sex should mean neither sin nor shame nor loss of virginity at this point. Other writers imagined themselves as fleas exploring their loversâ€™ bodies, or bemoaned the fact that they were not fleas able to explore the secrets of a womanâ€™s body without detection.
Fleas were symbols of love outside of poems, too. Some Frenchmen would pluck fleas from their loversâ€™ flesh and keep the insects as petsâ€”it was a way to have a small piece of their beloved with them always. The fleas lived in tiny gold cages worn around the neck and were fed a daily meal of the manâ€™s blood.
Here’s hoping you don’t get bit by any literal “love bugs” this year.
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