Valentine’s Day

The Unemployed Graduate

The roots of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the Catholic Churches ‘Feast of Saint Valentine’, which celebrates the martyrdom of the persecuted Valentinus, who healed his jailer’s daughter and left the note ‘from your Valentine’ before being taken to a gladiator arena where he got two shades of shit kicked out of him in front of 60,000 pissed up Roman spectators.

Embargoed to 0001 Monoday June 7, 2010. CHANNEL 4 handout picture. Skeletons unearthed at a site in York may be part of the world's only well-preserved Roman gladiator cemetery, according to Kurt Hunter-Mann, a field officer at York Archaeological Trust. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 6, 2010. The research, which features in a Channel 4 documentary, Gladiators: Back From The Dead, on Monday June 14, has involved the investigation of 80 skeletons unearthed at the site in Driffield Terrace, just west of the centre of York, over the past decade. See PA story HISTORY Gladiator.   Picture credit should read: C4 /PA Wire This picture may be used solely for Channel 4 programme publicity purposes in connection with the current broadcast of the programme(s) featured in the national and local press and listings. Not to be reproduced or redistributed for any use or in any medium not set out above (including the internet or other electronic form) without the prior written consent of Channel 4 Picture Publicity 020 7306 8685Photographer: C4

Being decapitated in front of some jeering Roman’s, how romantic!

In recent years Hallmark and artisan chocolatiers have succeeded in taking this religious commemoration by duping emotionally stunted men into making amends for their years of neglect and general disinterest in their relationships by asserting that a person’s love can be measured by the size of an invariably overpriced teddy bear gifted on an arbitrary date in February! On this day, faux French restaurants with the confusing and unwarranted presence of a failed concert violinist will be…

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