FML's Question Time #1: Valentine's Day
It's a brand new Valentine's day, so here's a brand new blog section. Yep, you read that right, we're using the fact that Valentine's day is vaguely a controversial subject to launch this blog column thing, to let you have your say about it.
The main idea behind this new column is quite simple: we'll be asking you a question every month, the sort of question that usually rustles people's jimmies, and all you'll have to do is give your opinion, back it up with facts or just by telling us a relevant and amusing story in the comments. This can be the starting point of debates, funny exchanges and stories that'll clash together like planets colliding in far away galaxies. Or something. There are no limits to lengths you can go to to convince us all, let your passion for typing stuff take over and maybe this whole exercise will be cathartic and therapeutic.
This month's QOTM:
Valentine's Day: Who gives a f***?
A day to love love, or a cynical Hallmark holiday?
To get the ball rolling, we've asked a few people to give their opinion.
"I hate it. I don't like having to buy roses, it's such a cliché, and besides, I hate surprises. And ever since I was dumped by a Wookie outside a combination Taco Bell and Pizza Hut on Valentine's Day three years ago, I'm not really in the mood for love." - Darth Vador
"Valentine's Day is a man-made construct, a patriarchal oppression tool that women have to conform to as a whole if they want to belong to the caste, otherwise they are shunned by society. We have to fight this abomination by metaphorically castrating Cupid by refusing all promotions on chocolate in supermarkets, but it's still guys who have to pay for the restaurant tab on Valentine's, OK?" - my neighbor, the sociology student
"I love Valentine's Day, it's the cutest day of the year. I'll do anything and everything for the person I love the most in the world. Me." - Kanye West
Anyway, you get the general idea. So, Valentine's Day, are you into it, or do you loathe it? You must have stories of Valentine's days from your past that were absolutely shitfests. Or maybe you've got plans that you hope are going to be totes amazeballs (as annoying twunts will insist on saying).
Stick on your procrastination hat, kick back and speak your brains. It's Friday, work can wait.