Hello, my little love bugs.
Why “love bugs,” do you suppose, and not “love insects”? I even think “love spiders” sounds positively fetching, although it’s only a short leap from “love spiders” to “love crabs,” and I think we need to draw the gross line somewhere.
I thought I’d take a break from all the feverish hormonal frenzy of Valentine’s Day to announce the winner of my super-original contest. The strict entry requirement involved citing a song that you misunderstood at first, and by “strict” I mean “not very strict at all.” Like, if this contest were your mom, the rules would be your dad, you dig?
Anyway, it turns out that the law of probability shone its whimsical light on List of X, who vaguely mentioned The Beatles and cheesy French singer Joe Dassin. But who am I to argue with a Roman numeral.
X wins a copy of The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The rest of you get a playlist of all the songs suggested (Grooveshark widget; non-mobile platforms required, methinks), and it may very well be the most random playlist ever posted in the history of the blogiverse on Valentine’s Day at this particular hour. If you want the backstory to the songs, hit the comments over at the contest page.
Now, get back to all your making out and whatnot, you crazy love squids! And don’t forget to practice safe whatnot.