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2:08 PM, February 13th, 2013

theatlantic:

‘You Are Gay,’ ‘Fax Me,’ Let’s Read,’ and 17 More Amazing Retired Sweetheart Candy Sayings

The Sweetheart is 147 years old. But not all of its cute little sayings have enjoyed quite the same sesquicentennial longevity. The folks from NECCO, the confectionery company that sells 4 million pounds of their traditional heart-shaped candies in the 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, sent me the full list of their most notable retired sayings.

  1. DIG ME
  2. HOT CHA
  3. SAUCY BOY
  4. GIRL POWER
  5. OH YOU KID
  6. WHY NOT
  7. GROOVY
  8. COOL DUDE
  9. MY, SUCH EYES
  10. FAX ME
  11. HEP CAT
  12. TELL ME HOW
  13. YOU ARE LATE
  14. 1-800 CUPID
  15. [PEACE SYMBOL]
  16. YEAH RIGHT
  17. OH BOY
  18. YOU ROCK
  19. LET’S READ
  20. YOU ARE GAY

This year’s batch includes: UR HOT, TEXT ME, and LOML [that’s: Love of My Life].

Read more. [Image: NECCO]

Gonna try “let’s read” at some point. 

Reblogged from The Atlantic
6:10 PM, February 14th, 2012

Photo of the Day: Dancing on Valentine’s Day at the Canevaro home for the elderly in Lima, Peru. Amazing. 

(Mariana Bazo / Reuters)

4:22 PM, February 14th, 2012

Thanks to our friends at Your Tango for these Valentine’s Day treats! You guys are making this Tumblrer very popular at work today.

2:30 PM, February 14th, 2012

laphamsquarterly:

“Whereas, on Saturday last, a lady, genteely dressed, was seen to lead a string of beautiful stone horses through Edmonton, Tottenham, and Newington—this is to acquaint her, that if she is disengaged and inclinable to marry, a gentleman who was on that occasion is desirous of making honorable proposals to her; in which state if he be not so happy as to please, he will readily purchase the whole string for her satisfaction.”

Personal ads from 1748-2004 (and yes, of course the New York Review of Books personals are in there). Sorry n+1 personals, we put this together before your time. 

I can’t even pick my favorite. Toss up between the glass eye and the librarians maybe?

Reblogged from Lapham's Quarterly
12:08 PM, February 14th, 2012

Feeling bad about being single today? At least this didn’t happen to you.

And if that’s not enough we’ve got 10 more marriage proposal fails.

12:00 PM, February 14th, 2011

Courtesy of our friends at Awkward Family Photos, we bring you Awkward Valentine’s Day photos. Um, happy Valentine’s Day?

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