Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gifts



Way back in ancient times, the evil American Sun Kings and Queens of Temperance declared that the rabble should sober up. This didn't sit well with the rabble, who quickly defected to more 'spirited' personality cults, such as the ones led by charismatics like St. Bugs and the legendary St. Alphonse. In the course of establishing the only religion honest enough to call itself Organized Crime, these beatific bootleggers became fierce, bitter and violent rivals for the lucrative tithing of the parched and desperately sober masses.

Like most profitable religions, Organized Crime soon sparked it's share of competition, internal conflict, bloodshed and corruption; and so, on Feb. 14, 1929, missionaries from the Capone Church, aided by Centurions on loan from the Chicago Police Legion , decided that the Bugs Boys needed some Holy Reformation. They took a half-dozen or so Moran followers into a garage on Clark Street and nailed them to the wall with hundreds of .45 caliber Theses.

Today, we use roses and candlelight dinners to mark that occasion.

This makes poetic sense if your love life resembles mine; for your sake I hope that it doesn't.
If it does, I'm truly sorry. Maybe it'd help if I offered some priceless gift alternatives. By priceless, I mean worthless. Buy them for yourself, it may the only attention you'll get on the 14th.

THE CAMELSBACK SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE CATALOG FOR THE UNLOVED AND DEPRESSED:

EMOTIONAL TRAIN WRECK

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No lights. No tunnel. Just derailment, gravity and inertia. You probably thought that you'd never need to wear a parachute on a train. You thought wrong.

A real bargain for only 76 cents!












EXPRESSIONS OF UNREQUITED LOVE

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This could be that letter you wish that you'd torn up when you had the chance. Maybe it's that necklace you knew that she'd love-the one you purchased the day before she told you she wasn't looking for a relationship. Perhaps it's three weeks of unreturned phone calls. It might be a horribly embarrassing love poem or song that fell into the wrong hands.

Two lousy bucks.This item knows no limits , so don't be such a cheap-ass.











A LIFETIME TOGETHER

Poverty
Well, you got what you wanted. Too bad it turned out to suck, but hey, there were some good times, weren't there? Weren't there? Live the same miserable day over and over for the rest of your pointless life while you brood about the way it could have been. Even your children will pity you.

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.













LONELY ALCOHOLIC MELANCHOLIA

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He doesn't deserve you. Take another shot.

Buy yourself something nice. No one else will.















ENDLESS SEARCH FOR LOVE

Poverty---Food-for-thought

Remember how your friends used to tell you that there was someone for everyone , and someday, somebody special would see you for the irresistibly sweet, kind and golden soul that you are? That was bullshit and they knew it.These days, your friends don't call you very often; they've all married and had kids and you haven't.

Maybe throwing your money away will make you feel better.










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11 comments:

Susannity said...

yikes!
You are not unloved, but depression is looking accurate. =( We'll have to catch up on email.

billy pilgrim said...

life's a piece of shit
when you look at it

think of all the money you're saving on overpriced long stemmed roses.

yellowdog granny said...

or as my son thom says'...lifes a bitch and then you marry one'.....
happy valentines day ...cause your my sweetheart..

schlep said...

Ha, the 'Add To Cart' buttons made me laugh.
I guess all that's left is to bitterly 'Proceed To Checkout'!
Woe to us who still believe in the redemptive power of love, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Have a good one Allen!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

This post is a thing of beauty. I bought the train wreck.

Love you hon.

Allan said...

Sus! Hey! How ya been?

BP- chocolate will be cheaper tomorrow too.

JS- HVD!

Schlep- No refunds.

Whim- Didja pack a parachute?
Love you too.

Lyzard said...

Feb 15th clearance chocolate really is the best thing about Valentine's Day... and the clearance stuffed animals that make it more affordable to perform stuffed animal Island of Dr. Moreau style surgery.

Here's hoping your V-Day was free of VD!

:)

Allan said...

What is the law?
Who makes the rules?

Allan said...

What is the law?
Who makes the rules?

TidalGrrrl said...

Yay, a giant fake holiday to spend money on, and that was a preposition dangling off the edge of my sentence, wahoo!

angel said...

dude, nobody does cynicism better than you!