Valentine’s Day Humor

I’ve run across a couple of funny bits of Valentine’s Day humor in the past few days that I want to share. The first is from Photoshop guru Scott Kelby, via Kelby Training’s e-newsletter (adapted by me to show the actual colors):

Roses are #FF0000,
Violets are #0000FF.

However, I think this would be more accurate, if a tad less poetic:

Roses are #9B1F39,
Violets are #9C52F7.

Because let’s face it, roses aren’t a true red, and violets aren’t blue at all. (Which poses the question, how much fudging is okay to force a rhyme? I know, there isn’t anything that rhymes with “purple.” The closest words I can come up with are “dirndl,” “Urkel,” and “verbal,” none of which are likely to yield a line with the linguistic ease and staying power of “Sugar is sweet, and so are you.” Still, I think there should be limits to poetic license.)

Item number two proves why small business owners would be wise to hire professional editors, even for such seemingly trivial marketing efforts as this:

Pet shop window advertising crabs
Courtesy of

And finally, here’s a catchy tune you might want to sing to your own honey (or maybe not):

If you like this video, you may want to check out more on Kurt Schneider’s You Tube page.

© Karen Joslin, 2011