Valentine’s day started as a Christian holiday to honor several saints with the name Valentine; it later morphed into a holiday celebrating romantic love due to the poems of Chaucer in the 14th century. I see it as a day to celebrate family and friends, not just to acknowledge romantic partners. I don’t really have strong feelings about it in particular--romance in general gets overblown a lot of the time, so the hype around Valentine’s day is always irritating, but really, there’s nothing wrong with celebrating love. It is an excuse to eat candy, though, which is always a plus.
My favorite Super Bowl commercial is the Doberwawa one from 2014, since--like pretty much all of the Super Bowl commercials--it’s so ridiculous and over-the-top. The average cost of a 30-second Super Bowl commercial is $4.4 million dollars, which seems like a ridiculous amount. I don’t know about other people, but I’ve been surrounded by so many advertisements my whole life that my first reaction is to tune them out or feel irritated—I could count the number of times commercials have actually influenced what I bought on one hand. It’s a rather sad look at our society--millions of dollars thrown into one 30-second ad.
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