I love you, I really do!

May I point your attention to a incredibly hilarious comedy show from the BBC? It's called the Catherine Tate Show and it's absolutely amazingly funny! If you ever get the chance to watch it, do so! "Look at my face, I'm not bothered!" Excellent stuff!

Some other clickity stuff for your net-surfing pleasure:
Star Wars gets a makeover.
Brandchannel takes a look at brandcameo, aka product placement.
Ban Comic Sans!! Please!
"I will not use my website to pass round useless links".
Error 404 page. It's in Danish, so unless you master this language, clicking on that link will be useless. Don't say I didn't warn you!
300 Images From 1800 Sites. A collection of iconesque web images, such as arrows, mail, print and carts. Quite interesting if you ask me. I know, you didn't but there you go, you got my opinion free of charge anyway.

February 14th (happy birthday, NM!), Valentine's day, love or hate it. I don't hate it as such, but I don't like how it's swamped our Danish culture, which, for centuries, has survived perfectly well without the pressure of (not) having a valentine to send a card to, or receive roses from! But I believe in "know thy enemy", so without further ado:

The history of St. Valentine's Day.
According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America.

Monday, February 14, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:27 PM