Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Valentine's Day

It's Time

Today we honor what I believe is a made up holiday designed to sell greeting cards, flowers and chocolate, which means it's the perfect time for this:


 Skipping ahead to 1:02 is perfectly acceptable

No, I was wrong- it's not the perfect time for this.


Time to Snuggle Up with the One You Love

In San Simeon, CA, which is right next to the famous Hearst Castle, the beaches are filled with elephant seals at this time of year.

Top: I like you.
Bottom: Get away from me!

Loud as heavy machinery and twice as ugly as anything at your zoo, the elephant seal is a creature that won't be winning any beauty contests but it's worth heading down to the beach to look at them if you happen to visit Hearst Castle.



Who Wants Diamonds and Gold When You Could Have Platinum?


A lot of people will be impressed to receive gold and diamonds today.


Meanwhile, according to the BBC, this guy found what he believes is three billion dollars worth of platinum.


I'm always skeptical of stories like this so I plan to keep track of this story to see if this guy really has found an amount of platinum that will seriously upset the world market for this precious metal.

25 comments:

  1. Valentines day=blah! It is for the weak!

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  2. That speech was pretty damn epic. He can get me through V-Day.

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  3. I hope he finds so much platinum that it becomes as common as bronze!

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  4. I'd trade a valentines card for 3 million worth of platinum. Why isn't that guy me?

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  5. all that plantinum would buy a LOT of Valentine's hooker love.

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  6. Man, I sincerely, SINCERELY hate lucky people like that. 'Cuz the luck is NEVER mine...

    Well, at least today's a good day for me instead of a bleak, depressing black hole of "Fuck Everything I'm Going Back To Sleep" like I was worried it might've been~!

    Happy V-Day, everyone! Except for the guy who got 3B in platinum.

    Fuck you, man. Just fuck you for your natural 20 dice roll while I keep dropping 1's.

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  7. Love the post mate, and I agree today isn't the day for an Independence Day speech haha! And damnit, I love platinum, lucky guy!

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  8. Wow thats some great find. Guess thats the dream of every treasure hunter.

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  9. I think elephant seals are gorgeous.

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  10. I agree that holidays are invented to bring up the bottom line. Being in retail the past 22 years I've seen the best and worst. In my past life teaching elementary school,grades k-8, I've had wonderful poignant, moments like the Valentine card from Vivian ( a student) She wrote: You are so, so, I just don't know what!

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  11. that's a seriously large find...better than winning the lottery.
    I bet he was especially popular on Valentines day.

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  12. And I still have yet to identify the hunk of metal that I've been blessed to find. If it's platinum, I'll help pay for a domain for you and a few others, that is, if you would like a domain and what I have is more than aluminum slag.

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  13. I knew this blog would eventually turn into an elephant seal porn blog.... But now for something completely different,... I read the article about the $3 billion worth of platinum on the sunken WWII vessel..or shall we say I "skimmed" it. Anyway, the whole thing makes me think of the original Austin Powers movie where Dr. Evil goes back to the 60's and demands a ransom of a one billion dollars, and everyone laughs and says, "Dr. Evil, this is the 60's! That amount of money doesn't even exist!" HA! So it has to be a fraud then! Because $3 billion didn't even exist during WWII. There ya go... my logic is flawless.

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  14. Hey brother! :P I kid, I'm forever alone :'(

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  15. With that much money, I'm sure he'll find true love now.

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  16. 'shut up and be my valentine!'

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  17. Nice blog dude, and Happy late Valetine's Day, haha.

    Following

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  18. I've been married for 22 years, the Hubby owes me platinum!

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  19. 3 billion in platinum holy crap!

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  20. Hope you had a great valentine day.
    And wow on that find!

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