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Friday, February 12, 2016

Here are 11 reasons why Halloween is better than Valentine’s Day

Here are 11 reasons why Halloween is better than Valentine’s Day:

You don’t have to be popular or attractive to get candy from a lot of people on Halloween.

You can give people candy on Halloween without worrying they’ll “take it the wrong way.”

Wearing a costume on Halloween is considered normal. Wearing a costume on Valentine’s Day is considered kinky.

It’s easier to get last-minute dinner reservations on Halloween than on Valentine’s Day.

Female friends can hang out together on Halloween without feeling the need to call it “Gal-loween.”

If you don’t want to celebrate Halloween you just leave your porch light off. If you don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day you may need to break up with your significant other or at least fight about it.

Halloween doesn’t feel discriminatory to single people. (In fact, since they avoid the pressure to have to do a “couple’s costume,” it may be better to be single on Halloween.)

Halloween has better movies. (Okay, I haven’t actually seen the 2010 ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day, but I’m guessing.)

Halloween has better yard decorations.

Being “scary” or “creepy” are compliments on Halloween but are generally adjectives to avoid on Valentine’s Day.

If someone does something romantic on Halloween you don’t wonder if they are only doing it because of societal expectations for that day.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day links

An animated history of Valentine's Day, plus why the heart is associated with love.

Forget chocolate on Valentine’s Day, try semen, says Surgery News editor. Retraction, resignation follow.

Video: The Science of Chocolate (aka the real meaning of Valentine's Day).

Aphrodisiac Cocktails to Put You in the Mood.

dose of cynicism for Valentine's Day.

Everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about My Funny Valentine.

Prepare to be offended (or don't click on this link) - the Holy Crap worst Valentine's Day card ever, plus runners-up.

ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include pancake physics, lots of ape-men other than Sasquatch, a gallery of photos from inside the wreck of the Costa Concordia, and hair dyed to look like art masterpieces.

An animated history of Valentine's Day, plus why the heart is associated with love

One for Valentine's Day:

And here's How The Heart Came to Be Associated With Love:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday links

The physics of perfect pancakes, and why it applies to glaucoma treatment.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here and include history's most impressive fortresses, the movie supercut of "I should have killed you when I had the chance", a roundup of recommendations for beer, wine and whiskey pairings to go with Girl Scout cookies, and a photo gallery of early supercomputers ("Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons!").

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday links

ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, and include a canonical list of recipes for World Nutella Day, lots of Super Bowl links, the top 10 Pyrrhic victories, and a discussion of the fact that humans are the only animals with chins.