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Video Digest: February 9, 2007

A Valentine stuffed with videos: An anatomically correct power ballad about the heart; diamonds in a blender; the dot and the line make love (and Sarah makes a killer pun); centipede eats a tarantula; and yes, as ever, Sarah hearts sushi.

What better way to start out our Valentine’s Video Digest than with an ode to the old ticker itself. Spanish-language comic singers Hard ‘N’ Phirm offer up an anatomically correct power ballad that can teach all of us a thing or two about the ground zero of relationship angst. Plus, it’s a sweet jam. Lighters in the air, please.



We’ve spoken before of the peculiar charms of “Will It Blend?” in which Tom Dickson puts household oddities in a Blendtec blender to ask the question the four-year-old inside of us is just dying to know. This week, special for Valentine’s Day, Tom gives a supercharged whir to diamonds. Will they last forever?



A few weeks ago, a Video Digest friend sent us the following video, an old classic by Chuck Jones called “The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics.” The 1965 cartoon is a charming tale about the vicissitudes of love. As squares, I think we all know what it’s like to fall for a line.



Not sure what it says about my romantic feelings, but I really enjoyed this footage of a centipede eating a tarantula. And dude, I’m not even stoned! I am, however, totally tweaking on crystal meth.

In the end, Valentine’s Day is really about celebrating the thing we love most—whether it be a loved one, a new addiction to crystal meth, or a dancing piece of salmon sushi. Mmm, salmon sushi. I know who’s getting my chocolate hearts this year.



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