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#304387 - 02/05/08 10:13 PM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: reprobate]
Maqlu Offline
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Registered: 03/10/07
Posts: 1673
Damn. I knew I was forgetting something at the grocery store!

Oh well, I shall have to take a rain check until I remember to pick up buttermilk. ;\)

#304413 - 02/06/08 01:27 AM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: reprobate]
MagdaGraham Offline
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 13369
Loc: Scotland
Pancake celebrations were forbidden in Britain for Health and Safety reasons.

Of course it's amusing to see a xtian festival banned, but what will be banned next?

Edited by MagdaGraham (02/06/08 02:41 AM)
Edit Reason: to add newspaper article
We are the makers of manners. (Shakespeare)

#304444 - 02/06/08 05:42 AM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: Discipline]
reprobate Offline

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Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 7141
Loc: Canada
It's no coincidence! "Pancake Day" is the traditional day for finishing off the last of your sugar and butter (by making pancakes) before the Lent fast begins. The French would do the same with their lard - hence "Mardi Gras".

#304446 - 02/06/08 05:47 AM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: reprobate]
Seeker Of Wisdom Offline

Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Buckholts, Tx
Pancake Day? I guess I'll eat Waffles!
Sin Well!

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
Groucho Marx

"Sex is legal, Selling is legal, why isn't selling sex legal?"
George Carlin

"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc"~ The Addams Family Crede

"We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled."
Bill Watterson

#304466 - 02/06/08 07:32 AM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: Seeker Of Wisdom]
Scion Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 753
Loc: London, UK
I had pancakes, although (to my shame) they were the ready made kind you heat up in the microwave. Also due to lack of weightwatchers points for the day they were plain (no sugar or chocolate syrup as the Lord intended they should be). Still, nice though.
All Hail Satan, for I shall ever be his mouth in this blessed and righteous Kingdom of the United!

"Don't you see? If the gays can get married then the whole institution of marriage will be destroyed! Society will crumble! Rivers will run red with blood! And Nazis will walk the earth riding dinosaurs!" Princess Clara, the unsung voice of the Christian right. - are you one of us?

#304479 - 02/06/08 08:26 AM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: reprobate]
Roho_the_Rooster Offline
CoS Warlock

Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 7000
Loc: Pre-Apocalypolis
I am out of the loop, as far as Christian holidays are concerned.
When I first read this thread, yesterday, I assumed it was some sort of joke, so I played along.
I mentioned it to my family and they had that, “I knew we forgot something look”. My son likes to make banana crepes on that day. We will do so tonight.

As a side note…today is Ash Wednesday. There are people walking around here with ash on their forehead. I am taking bets as to how long I can resist the temptation to lick my finger, say, “You have a little something on your forehead”, and wiping it off.

"Life is the only race you lose by reaching the end." - M.M.

#304589 - 02/06/08 05:17 PM Re: Pancake Day! [Re: reprobate]
Zaftig Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 3415
It was quite yummy.

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