Valentine’s Day

Being a horrible troll of a human being I don’t often get Valentine’s Day cards; I think the count is about nine over the course of twenty-eight years (and some of those don’t count because of the circumstances). Still, until today I had never received an anonymous card.

Anonymity in re Valentine’s Day has always struck me as not-even-vaguely silly. Now I know exactly who sent this card. It falls into the ‘bloody obvious’ category for two reasons; a certain reference in it and the fact that, being new to the UK I know exactly who has my address (since only the local bank really knows I exist). So I ask, what is the point of the anonymity? Is it meant to foster attention? Make me think idle thoughts of love? Engage my rumpy-pumpy mechanism? Am I spelling ‘anonymity’ correctly? Probably not. Sorry, side-tracked. If the sender of my Valentine wishes to remain hidden then why send it? If she wishes to be revealed why not sign it?

Oh, I get it. It’s obfuscation. If I decide to ignore the Valentine then she never need admit to it. If I decide to follow it then I’m still regquired to make the first move. Clever. Irritating. Still, endearing, although I belong to the ‘Women should make the first move’ society. Actually, this might count.

Talking about clever; I want to plug my Blogger profile because I had forgotten that I wrote this and I still find it funny:

Morthos (Brother Morthos to his friends) is a leading proponent of Intelligent Design Theory. He is the author of ‘The Identity of the Designer Revealed: The Elder Things,’ ‘The False Designer: Cthulhu’ and the educational pamphlet ‘The Mystery Of What Happened to the Designer Solved: The Shuggoth.’ He has been variously described; most people agree that he is the last of a dying breed of glorified dandies, fit only to commit high treason in this season’s most fashionable colours.

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About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.