Valentine’s Day Around The World (Infographic)

Today is Valentine’s Day. At least, that’s what the majority of you reading think. Not every country has Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Fortunately, if it’s not today for you, you’re not late. Unless you’re in Wales. If you’re Welsh, start looking for a new girlfriend, you’re too late.

To find out a bit more about Valentine’s Day in various countries around the world, we have a handy infographic for you. Continue reading


Fails of the Week

Every so often, we take a look at the most epic fails from the week that was in the Fails of the Week. This week, we have five pictures and videos that we think are the most epic Valentine’s Day themed fails of the week. Continue reading

What Your Valentine’s Day Gift Says About Your Relationship (Infographic)

Today’s the big day. Well, it’s really just the big day for chocolate makers, jewellery stores, florists and restaurants who will steal your money so you don’t screw up your relationship because of a holiday they created. Anyway, most guys think that a nice meal, some chocolate and a dozen roses covers things. However, the gift you buy is actually a reflection of what state your relationship is at. If you’re still not sure what your gift says about your relationship, we have an infographic (written by a website trying to sell you gifts for your significant other, mind you) to help you sort it out. Continue reading

Epic Meal Time – Chocolate and Hearts

This week, the crew at Epic Meal Time did a special Valentine’s Day episode which was all heart. Well, not all heart. In addition to chicken and lamb hearts, there was chocolate (and bacon). I don’t eat heart so I can’t say I’m a fan of this week’s episode but it’s only appropriate that you cook heart for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: A Great Return

Well, our guess at who would cover the SI Swimsuit issue was wrong. To make up for it, here’s cover girl Irina Shayk.

You hear all about how sites like The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report use search engine optimization to draw large numbers of visitors but did you know that the worst perpetrator of SEO is actually JC Penney? (New York Times)

Another AJ Daulerio profile. I don’t know if  you’ve heard but the editor of Deadspin is kind of a big deal. (Philly)

Did you hear about the man whose Audi was frozen in a block of ice thanks to a water main break? One car dealer gave him a free car for his troubles. (Jalopnik)

After the jump, some leftover Valentine’s links, the death of Guitar Hero, and The Rock returns. Continue reading

Lowdown BlogCast Classic: February 14, 2008

For Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d dig into the archives and bring you this short one-off Lowdown episode. This was our Valentine’s Day special presented as “The DownLow.” In this special episode of The DownLow, Steve and Jackie translate the top ten rejection lines dished out by men and women. This one is a must listen to episode for Valentine’s Day.

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Sunday Link-Off: V-Day Warmup

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Shockingly, one member of Team Lowdown actually does have plans (I would assume). Not surprisingly, it’s neither Jackie nor me. Anyway, here’s Adriana Lima.

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, it’s only appropriate that we start with a Valentine’s Day infographic. (Cool Material)

Tomorrow is also the first day of Ken Jennings vs. a computer on Jeopardy. The problem with that matchup is that Jennings has the deck stacked against him. (Esquire)

And we’re a little late with this story but he’s the not so much of a love story of New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and a 17-year-old. (Deadspin)

After the jump, the luckiest Packers fan in the world, a pair of PlayStation-related fails, and more infographics. Continue reading

Great Moments In Video Game Romance

Every once in a while, a video game transcends the typical shoot and kill stereotype that some games fall into and has an actual plot behind the action. One of the hardest to pull off is the convincing love story that seems almost cliché when Hollywood pumps out their dime a dozen romances. However, a good video game romance is hard to write and even harder to make work in the context of a game. So here’s my list of the best video game romances of all time. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Happy Valentine’s Day

Maybe Julie Henderson will be my valentine. I doubt it though.

The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics was quite the sight. Especially the look on Nash and Gretzky’s faces when they realized something had gone horribly wrong. (Gawker TV)

Of course, the Olympics aren’t all fun and games. Protesters bitching about everything are wreaking havoc on Vancouver. (Boston Globe)

And don’t have your Olympic tickets yet? Well VANOC has setup their own version of StubHub to rip you off with service fees help you find tickets to the events you want to go to. (CNBC)

After the jump, Vince’s latest crazy plan, something else, and the SI Swimsuit cover curse. Continue reading

Lowdown Radio Classic: February 3, 2009

It’s an all-time great episode of The Lowdown radio show for today’s classic episode post. And after we weren’t on air last Tuesday, we need to pull out an all-timer to make up for the “pre-emption.” This vintage episode was the second annual Valentine’s special. The show starts with Steve and Jackie hitting Richmond Row to try out pickup lines. That doesn’t end well for them. Especially Steve. Then they try a musical feature called “Love Songs That Aren’t Really Love Songs But Kinda Are.” The news deals all with sex. Jackie and Steve previewed two bad songs during the entertainment segment. After the break, Steve recaps Winter Homecoming at UWO which was really just a trumped up way for the USC to promote the Jack Frost Cup hockey game and make money off it. The show wraps up with Jackie giving a cooking lesson and Steve trying to hijack it with his own cooking tips. It’s one of the top five best episodes in Lowdown history and just time to help you out for Valentine’s Day.

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