Be my Valentine What do debunked saints, a mob massacre, punch, highballs and vinegar have in common? They’re all part of our Valentine’s day celebration.

What Pope Gelasius I declared in 469AD, namely the honoring of Saint Valentine, who may have been two men, one from Rome and one from Terni, Pope Paul VI took away in 1969 when he removed St. Valentines Day from the Roman Catholic calendar. But that never stopped the steady march of Hallmark and the eating of chocolate and giving of roses.

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Repeal, not repent! Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. We're going out to a proper cocktail lounge to celebrate. But after reading NY Barfly's post, now I'm thinking I need to dress in a period costume. Then again I haven't bought anything new in so long I'm always dressed in a…

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