February 14, 2019 by CIDU Bill One Final, Chocolaty St. Valentine’s Day CIDU Image CIDU, Saint Valentine's Day Bill Bickel, Bill Holbrook, comic strips, comics, humor, On the FasTrack 13 Comments Related
What’s not to get? Valentine’s Day and Halloween are both big candy holidays.
Remember when we discussed the Wainwright / McGarrigle / Roche clan and their music? This is The Roches.
I think this is not a Halloween, but a Dia de Muertos reference.
Does Dia de Muertos focus on chocolate? Sugar skulls and decorated bread, yes, but I don’t recall chocolate in what I know of it. Though I don’t actually celebrate it nor have I ever been in a place where it was generally celebrated; or it may have collected chocolate in modern times, modeled on Halloween.
Heh. Before I was alerted to Halloween by other commenters, my first idle thought was that Death related to Easter and chocolate eggs.
On a non-chocolate track, perhaps in the artist’s mind Cupid (sex, procreation) and Death (death) are more linked as per the saying “Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal”.
On a pedantic track, are either Halloween or St Valentine’s Day “holidays” in any sense?
@narmitaj, “Saint” Valentine’s day is by definition a holiday=”holy day”. By the less-pedantic definition, Halloween surely is. It’s a day spent in celebration.
My question is, aside from pop culture, why Saint Valentine’s Day is “Cupid’s holiday” and not Valentine’s. Val would hate that, Cupid is literally a pagan god.
“By the less-pedantic definition, Halloween surely is.”
Maybe it helps if you consider Halloween’s true name… All Hallow’s Eve, the night of All Saints Day.
I don’t associate Halloween with chocolate (candy in general, yes; chocolate specifically, no), as I do Valentine’s Day and Easter, so that’s why I thought it was a C[hocolate]IDU. In fact, the entire week’s theme of Cupid and DEATH being ‘twins’ has been one IDU.
Mitch4 – I love Kate McGarrigle. I’m sorry for her death. We lost a fine human being and a great artist.
C’mon people. sex and death. If you’re not familiar with that dyad, google it.
Without sex, there’s no individuality: in one sense, every amoeba on the planet has been alive for millions of years.
“We must love one another and die” Auden, before revision
I thought the dyad was Death and Taxes…
Let’s not forget the earlier one in the series in which Cupid claims, “Beginnings,” and Death “Endings.”