Happy Super Duper Fat Tuesday!!!

Combining both the ancient great medieval Christian practice of Shrove Tuesday (“Fat” Tuesday) with US presidential politics. A marriage made in….well somewhere. Not quite sure where, but interesting nonetheless.

Good for me–combining my two favorite subjects: religion and politics.

For those who don’t know…Fat Tuesday is “Fat” or celebratory because it is the day prior (tomorrow) to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the Christian season of Fasting and Repentance leading up to Easter. In the medieval times, meat was not consumed for the whole of the 40 days of Lent–not just on Fridays like Catholics do today–meaning all the meat was going to go bad. No fridges obviously back then. So if the meat was going bad, might as well live it up before the coming of the “downer” of Lent.

So drink a bunch of beer and watch some presidential politics I guess. Although you probably have work or school tomorrow, so keep it within bounds.

Salud. And go Obama.

Published in: on February 5, 2008 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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