Friday, February 14, 2014
The Anti-Love Equation
This might surprise some of you, but I am not a sentimental guy. Haven't been in quite a while, so [again with the surprises] Valentine's Day doesn't hold a whole lot of importance to me. I'm not here to spout off some anti-Valentine's rant or declare it another one of Hallmark's "made-up" holidays. Nah, I just popped on real quick to wax nostalgic. So much surprise, right?
The last few weeks, I've been trying to decide what exactly I wanted to post here on the blog for Valentine's Day. I'd originally intended to view and review the "classic" romantic comedy, My Boyfriend's Back (1993). I do, after all, have a VHS-copy that's been sitting on my shelf since last Valentine's Day, when I was still trying to brainstorm and start this whole blog-thing. But with the Bogdanovich Challenge in full-effect, I thought maybe I'd take a break from everything cinematic and try something else.
Then I found out that Miss M had already swiped my other idea. Besides absolutely knocking it out of the park [that's an expression, isn't it?] at her own blog, she's also been contributing regular articles over at Retro-Daze. Her recent posts have taken a look at Valentine's cards past, while sharing tales of broken-hearts and R.L. Stine. It's the highlighting of several vintage Valentine's that stole my thunder, and now I feel like Thor without his hammer. Totally emasculated!
No, not really, but still..! Now I'm just a Trash Man-Come-Lately, digging at the bottom of the bowl for the candy heart with the loveliest phrase to win the hearts of my loyal readers back from the dorkiest gal on the block. It's no easy task, but I still gotta try.
So, here we go, kids. A handful of Valentine's from my youth that may appeal to the retro-nerds in all of us.
Happy Valentine's Day, all.
You're all lookin' fine.