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(Orlando Sentinel)   People hate Valentine's Day almost as much as they hate St. Patrick's Day   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 128
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2013-02-12 09:33:00 AM  
Not sure why. Valentine's day provides fewer encounters with green vomit and drunken gropefests.
 
2013-02-12 09:39:51 AM  
Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.
 
2013-02-12 09:53:17 AM  
Who hates Saint Paddy's day?
 
2013-02-12 10:03:26 AM  
"I think Valentine's Day has gotten sort of commercialized. The opinion we hear is, it's sort of a Hallmark holiday,"

That's why I prefer to celebrate in a traditional manner by finding a dude who's marrying people and cutting off his head.
 
2013-02-12 10:09:55 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays.   As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.
 
2013-02-12 10:17:08 AM  

dletter: Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays. As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.


Exactly it's one of the few holiday where you're not required to send money on gifts. If you want to go out and party you can but it's almost as bad of an amateur night as New Years. Actually it's a lot like New Years except in a few key ways, you dont have to spend a lot to dress up and it happens mostly during the day.
 
2013-02-12 11:00:27 AM  
I like both holidays. There, I said it.
 
2013-02-12 11:21:21 AM  
People that don't party are excited about partying on St. Paddy's Day.
 
2013-02-12 11:39:18 AM  

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


THIS
 
2013-02-12 11:39:53 AM  

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW
 
2013-02-12 11:40:31 AM  
I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.
 
2013-02-12 11:40:38 AM  
Wife thinks SVD is a commercially transmitted disease.
 
2013-02-12 11:40:49 AM  
I only despise Valentine's day with the burning hatred of a thousand suns because I'm a bitter single person.
 
2013-02-12 11:41:04 AM  
Who ever heard of a Valentine's Day Parade?  St Patrick's Day now, even in Cincinnati --
 
2013-02-12 11:42:43 AM  

computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.


http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/17/nation/la-na-nn-corned-beef- an d-cabbage-20120317
 
2013-02-12 11:43:16 AM  

Farce-Side: Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.

came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW


You know, I've lived in Savannah for the vast majority of my life and have never heard this Hostess City thing.  I had to look it up, I assume it's a tourist pamphlet thing.
 
2013-02-12 11:43:18 AM  
The only way I can see hating St. Paddy's day is if you are stupid.  Or a recovering alcoholic.  Which is pretty stupid.
 
2013-02-12 11:43:57 AM  
Since I fell in love with a corned beef, every day is Valentine's Day
 
2013-02-12 11:44:35 AM  
will also chime in for Savannah - done that twice and both times were awesomesauce

but also wil say (and maybe this is just because I grew up in Boston, where it gets way too much play, but St.Pat's can be a lot like New Year's Eve.  Just amateur hour all over the place with persons A, B, and C all trying to keep up with Person D, who is the only one who can hold his or her booze.

/and then A, B, and usually C fail....badly.
 
2013-02-12 11:46:22 AM  
Oh, come on...St. Patrick's Day ("Amateur Hour") is aweseome. Two years in a row I went to LoDo here in Denver and hung outside just to watch 20-something-year-old drunks get bounced and wrestled to the curb while screaming every ounce of profanity they know.  It did not disappoint either year.
 
2013-02-12 11:48:23 AM  
I don't hate St Patty's day subby.

I get annoyed with people who act like they are "celeberating a holiday" as a reason to get drunk.

Just get drunk and be done with it. Don't be all "it's important I drink green beer and be an annoyance to all those around me because I am CELEBRATING A HOLIDAY".

/yes I know people who actually say that
//not irish
 
2013-02-12 11:49:08 AM  
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I hate holidays
 
2013-02-12 11:50:11 AM  
Both these Days are just days for me.

/boring
 
2013-02-12 11:50:15 AM  

brap: Since I fell in love with a corned beef, every day is Valentine's Day


Wha??? Insert confused Malcom Reynolds gif
 
2013-02-12 11:51:31 AM  
St. Patrick's day, my birthday, and Cinco de Mayo always fall on the same day of the week.  These three holidays encompass what I call my Birthday Season.

/Sunday this year.
 
2013-02-12 11:52:20 AM  
I typically can't remember enough of St Patricks Day to say whether or not I liked or hated it
 
2013-02-12 11:53:19 AM  
So Barry Obama has even screwed up Valentines Day?

Lovely
 
2013-02-12 11:53:25 AM  

DubtodaIll: Farce-Side: Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.

came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW

You know, I've lived in Savannah for the vast majority of my life and have never heard this Hostess City thing.  I had to look it up, I assume it's a tourist pamphlet thing.


You must not read the newspaper.  They've taken to calling us the "Hostess City" for about 5 years now.  Yes, it is basically a tourism ploy.

/Lived here 22 years
//Southside not as hospitable
///They're killing the white folks down there
 
2013-02-12 11:54:10 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: dletter: Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays. As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.

Exactly it's one of the few holiday where you're not required to send money on gifts. If you want to go out and party you can but it's almost as bad of an amateur night as New Years. Actually it's a lot like New Years except in a few key ways, you dont have to spend a lot to dress up and it happens mostly during the day.


funny you should mention that

/spends st patrick's day at a nudist resort
 
2013-02-12 11:54:38 AM  

computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.


The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.
 
2013-02-12 11:55:14 AM  
I still like both.

I just wish I was going to be home for it.

//Stuck 2500 miles away from home in Quebec.
 
2013-02-12 11:56:35 AM  

Cythraul: I only despise Valentine's day with the burning hatred of a thousand suns because I'm a bitter single person.


I don't think that's quite it. It's a lady holiday. I think the percentage of men who would choose not to celebrate it if they could actually get away with that is extremely high.
 
2013-02-12 11:57:12 AM  

miss diminutive: Not sure why. Valentine's day provides fewer encounters with green vomit and drunken gropefests.


Obviously you're not attending the right parties.

/VDay Sucks
 
2013-02-12 11:58:52 AM  
I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.
 
2013-02-12 12:04:38 PM  
Everybody knows sweetest day is the real valentines day. VD is just an imposter.
 
2013-02-12 12:05:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


Say something to her about anal.
 
2013-02-12 12:06:00 PM  

germ78: VD is just an imposter.


That's what she told me, too, but my doctor begged to differ.
 
2013-02-12 12:06:19 PM  
Valentine's Day is the worst holiday. It makes people happier who are already happy, and makes people sadder who are already sad.

St. Patrick's Day is a great holiday. It's become a springtime "Octoberfest".

I vote that we cancel Valentine's this year and just have 2 St. Patrick's days.
 
2013-02-12 12:07:57 PM  
I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!
 
2013-02-12 12:08:07 PM  
tricycleracer: St. Patrick's day, my birthday, and Cinco de Mayo always fall on the same day of the week.  These three holidays encompass what I call my Birthday Season.

Internet high-five, birthday buddy!

/Will tip some Jameson's whilst thinking of three-wheelers in a competitive setting
 
2013-02-12 12:09:14 PM  
Also, I play traditional Irish music, so I love the other one too.
 
2013-02-12 12:09:58 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


I'd say that about sums it up.  For single people, it's almost treating the lack of a relationship as a failure.  For people who are already in a relationship (men and women alike), it almost creates some sort of obligation to do some additional grand gesture, whether it's in the cards or not.  Date night is one thing, but it doesn't need to be the MOST SPESHUL NIGHT OF THE YEAR.
 
2013-02-12 12:11:29 PM  
I hate valentines day because for whatever reason the only years Ive ever not been between gfs in feb is when I had been with one for over a year

Now St Paddys I farking love because its the only day of the year being a ginger pretty much garantees that you WILL get laid if you go to a bar.
 
2013-02-12 12:12:03 PM  

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


one more reason i'm glad i have the wife i have. we were together for 2 v-days before i "popped the question" on some non-holiday non-birthday day. to her, ALL holidays and adult birthdays are pretty much "just a day". we do play up the kids' and nieces' birthdays, and christmas, but that's just fun
 
2013-02-12 12:12:34 PM  

Mugato


Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).


HEY LADIES, THIS ONE'S SINGLE for some unfathomable reason.
 
2013-02-12 12:13:56 PM  
Hubby will be working overnight, I will be working late. Will celebrate later this week with a tray full of s'more fixins in bed while watching "Seven Psycopaths".

Pretty excited for Saturday night now. lol

/Don't need to spend $100 on flowers and chocolates to show that after 7 years together, we're still in love.
 
2013-02-12 12:14:59 PM  
In high school, it was just tension wanting to give the girl you liked a card and flowers, and that didn't amount to much.

In college, it was basically a wang measuring contest by women for women; "who got the biggest earrings/necklace/flower assembly."  My ex costed more than my student loans are costing now, mostly thanks to Saint Valentine.  Stupid, yes, life lesson: SVD is either a two-way street or completely not worth it.  Ladies, make it worth it, Steak and Beej is a real concept.

And I'm only observing this and going through the motions for St. Firaxis Day on Feb 24th.  Civ 4,5 and XCOM; spicy Italian food all day; sprinkle in some mouth stuff.  Should be nice.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:36 PM  

fdlgrl: I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!



ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND?

You left out one pretty damn important thing.  *WINK*
 
2013-02-12 12:16:36 PM  
The 'useless holidays', those made up by those who have to have an event to enjoy life are St V, Mother's and Father's (guess which one was first?). you must buy the honoree a gift to prove that you value them. My kids (twins), back in the day, latched onto that reasoning to get a holiday of their own that they didn't have to share. Of Course, the argument was "If you don't do this, you don't care". 8-year-olds can be quite succinct.

I love my wife, every day, every way, but I resent being forced to buy some fat pills or useless babble, on this one day, to prove it and the reciprocal is not required or evident. Most ads about St. valentine's Day show a guy trying to buy something for his mate, it ain't EVER the other way around. Women AREN'T asked to pony up.It may be called "St Valentine's day", but the truth is more "My P*ssy is Golden Day ". I accept the many things she does for me as proof enough that she honors what we're doing together.

THAT's why I hate those grubbing holidays
 
2013-02-12 12:16:57 PM  
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/Hot but relevant
//More sexy rumpus indeed
 
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