But let's not dwell on the negatives. This is a day of love and romance and happiness and love. It also gives our economy a wee (and much needed) boost in any direction other than down and, if you're a cynic, it provides amusement via the failings of others happiness. So to summerise, Valentines day is about laughing at others and economics. So why is it such a big deal?
Well, we all know why we celebrate this day, don't we? In case you aren't aware, St. Valentine was a bit of a man of the people, and way back in the Roman times when soldiers couldn't legally get married, on the 14th February every year he would break the law and secretly wed these man to their sweethearts. As with all good things, one of the higher-ups found out and put him to death. Before he was executed he wrote a letter to his daughter and signed it with 'From your Valentine'. Bloody lovely.
If you do manage to have a nice Valentines day, well done you! You're definitely in the minority. Now enjoy this truly terrible piece of 'artwork' by a 12 year old emo.