Sunday, February 13, 2005
Odd Apples in the Feast of Love
As the day to celebrate love dawns around the world, new trends, old taboos, sensual pleasure for unattached ladies and crazy love bears provide commentary on love in the 21st century.
Love Message in your Pocket
Sale of red Roses for Valentines Day forbidden by Saudi
But sub rosa, so to speak they're doing brisk business.
Meanwhile, back in in New York, The N.Y. Post reports that a traditionally stylish department store is now offering sex toys for ladies:
He should go to Saudi Arabia.
There was a big flap over this cuddly strait-jacketed love bear, causing it to be removed from the market.
This is the Valentine's day bear called Crazy for You. The bear in a strait jacket comes with commitment papers and is meant to convey out-of-control love. The executive director of the Vermont chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill said the bear is 'a tasteless use of marketing that stigmatizes persons with mental illness.' ...The company said it had decided to stop manufacturing the bears but would continue selling them through Valentine's Day.
The head of the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. resigned from the board of Vermont's largest hospital Wednesday after coming under fire from mental health activists for selling the Crazy for You bear. Story at Yahoo News/AP Strange News. The bears, which retail for $69.95 have been offered on eBay for as much as $175.
However and with whomever you celebrate it, Happy Valentines Day. I send love to my dear husband, Joseph, and today I also memorialize the birthday of my late grandfather, Fedor Sander.
Mainer, New Yawka, Beijinger, Californian, points between. News, views and ballyhoos that piqued my interest and caused me to sigh, cry, chuckle, groan or throw something.
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