Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Chaucer was a Pimp

Did you know that Valentines Day did not correlate with the idea of "Romantic love," until Chaucer wrote of a 'romantic feast' in Parliament of Foules in the 14th Century? Before that no such tradition existed which connected St. Valentine to romance, love, couples or copulation.

The feast of St. Valentine was first decreed in 496 by Pope Gelasius I, who included Valentine among those people "... whose names are justly reverenced among men, but whose acts are known only to God."

So...does that mean even the Catholic church isn't sure what Valentine did? I told you this holiday was a sham.

Either way hopefully you have someone to spend the day with.

Happy February 14th.

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