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Holy February 14!
By Kickntrue on 2/14/11
People need to chill on February 14th, either that or take it back to its original purpose- to celebrate chauvinistic men. Send this link to your girl and explain that there is no way you can possibly in good faith celebrate the day.
From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

The Roman romantics "were drunk. They were naked," says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.

The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be, um, coupled up for the duration of the festival – or longer, if the match was right.
Killing dogs, whipping women and exchanging names; Michael Vick was clearly born in the wrong century (sorry- I just couldn't help myself)! Seriously though, how could your significant other want to have any part of celebrating this pagan holiday?! It's clearly not about love.

Now if that doesn't get you off the hook- make sure she's getting you something too. The idea that the holiday is one-sided makes me queasy. And we need to step letting them think that "THAT" counts as their gift; that's bush league (for some women it's just "league").

I'm not asking for the world. I don't think the gifts even have to have equal value- but they need to hit you where it really counts- with what you really love; in your golf bag. And yes- 2:30pm on Valentine's Day is a little late for a gift guide- but hey- it's not like you've bought your gift yet either. She still has time.

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[ comments ]
Backquak says:
I'm glad someone else has noticed the one-sidedness of this holiday. I told my wife it was her turn to take me out on a date and decide what we did. The look on her face was priceless, but she decided that spending her husbands money on him wasn't the worst thing in the world, and she did get a chick-flick out of the deal.
2/14/11
 
birdieXris says:
Gave my V-day gift already. Shoes and "the ring" = she's happy. The horrible thing is i'll never be able to top it. Oh well.
2/14/11
 
rmumph1 says:
My orignal plan tonight was to whip my wife with some skin from a bear that I slained with a knife this weekend. But my wife did not approve, so off we go to a over-priced restaurant with hopes of getting lucky after.
2/14/11
 
rmumph1 says:
@birdiexris- ahhhhh, the ring
You will never live up to their expectations again. Just joking, congrats, get as much golf as you can in now. Unless she is cool with it, or you can get her to play with you.
2/14/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- congrats!
2/14/11
 
ppinkert says:
done the gift thing.. Gave a new dishwasher and I got a Burner Superfast Driver. Works for me and she's happy with the deal. Lots of overtime going on right now so I'm sure well make dinner at some point.

@birdieXris - Congrats!
2/14/11
 
birdieXris says:
@rmumph1 - She's totally cool with it. She knows what she was getting into. in fact, she's coming with to the WAHC this year in Myrtle! So we'll see all the oobers there! She's also learning how to play (i'm teaching of course) and doing very well!
2/14/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
"From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain."

aaaaah, reminds me of my childhood days in Michigan.

@ Birdie:
excellent idea. Give the girl a Gore Verbinski movie. I never woulda thought of that.
2/14/11
 
homermania says:
I gave my wife "The Ring" last year. It didn't go over well. She doesn't like scary movies.
2/14/11
 
homermania says:
Damn you, Kurt!
2/14/11
 
SD Charlie says:
You guys crack me up - "The Ring" haha. Awesome.
2/14/11
 
rmumph1 says:
Kurt is to witty for me, he would beat me to the punch line everytime
2/14/11
 
lcgolfer64 says:
Congrats BirdieXris!!
2/14/11
 
legitimatebeef says:
Just another retail holiday that probably is responsible for more misery than joy. Stop buying into these things and you will be set free.
2/14/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
@TheBeef
Thats what most holidays have turned into but originally marked important events that had nothing to do with commerce.
I think this one had something to do with some celestial event or something like that. Or was that easter that catholicism painted over equinox?
I dunno, too lazy to research it.
2/14/11
 
svj says:
congrats birdiexris... Roman, i'm kind of dissapointed,we took their governing system and not how they celebrated holidays.....
2/14/11
 
lcgolfer64 says:
I for one absolutely enjoyed the article filled with subtle (0okay so I'm completely lieng about the 'subtle part) colloquialism and the best part of all: It was written on Fore Play!! A thing of beauty….

My favorite – (“for some women it's just "league").
Wow, now that is a fantastic play on words!!
2/15/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@lcgolfer64- wasn't sure anyone caught that one. i asked a couple people in my office and they didn't get it. glad you did.
2/15/11
 
birdieXris says:
@andrew - i got it, but i didn't want to say anything. LOL. like "did that just happen, nahhh ,couldn't be"
2/15/11
 
rmumph1 says:
Haha, I had to re-read the post to see what you guys were talkin about. And she does use "that" as a gift on me. Oh well.
2/15/11
 
tucano681 says:
after ten years of marriage finally took my wife out.....it was a hell of a shot!
2/16/13
 
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