Topic: Victoriana

Party Favors: How To Make Your Unmentionables Smell Like Violets

Party Favors: How To Make Your Unmentionables Smell Like Violets

According to Dr. J. Rutgers, “If… small traces of oil of turpentine are swallowed or even inhaled the urine will assume a pleasant odour of violets.” Gee, turn-of-the-century sex was weird! – The Hairpin

Sting and the Police had it right: Hearts beat in synchronicity when we’re in love. – Your Tango

The rules of the dating game according to JWow. Reliable source: Yea or nay? – My Daily

Here’s a list of 6 frequently-committed bedroom faux pas. Got any to add? – College Candy

What better way to protest heightened security than by drawing a 220ft-long penis on a drawbridge? – Buzzfeed

The good; the bad; the really, REALLY bitter: Valentine’s Day according to Craigslist! – Nerve More »

Love Letters in the Digital Age

Love Letters in the Digital Age

So it turns out that as much as everyone’s inner romantic loves the idea of a handwritten love letter, only one in eleven people have actually written one to somebody. Depressing? Well, yes and no. I agree, there’s something about getting an actual letter, written on actual paper, in actual human handwriting, that makes my stomach do the butterfly thing. But at the same time, I don’t think that love letters have to be limited to longhand. Can they still retain their romanticism in the digital age? Well, why the hell not? More »