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It's Lent!

lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Social Entropy++
Hurray? So today is Ash Wednesday for those crazy Christians out there, signalling the start of the Lenten season, which means getting dirt on your forehead and fasting on Fridays and giving something up for lent and yadda yadda. Lent is a time leading up to Easter, which is an underrated holiday involving the Easter bunny coming to life to take down Satan and leave chocolates for good boys and girls or something. Just curious if any of you sinners are gonna be giving up anything for lent. I'm giving up sodas, which will be tough because I love sprite and orange soda. Catholicism is kinda cuckoo about some things, but the basic idea are decent enough in my book. Jesus was a supercool dude. I'm more of an ala carte catholic anyway. If you're not religious, that's cool too! As long as it works for you. So yeah dudes, let's get holy!

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    Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm giving up pooping.

    For forty days.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    I ate so many pancakes last night. Lent is awesome because before it you have to stuff yourself silly with batter, sugar and lemon.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    i was always taught to never give up

    therefore, aint giving up shit

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    meat


    booty meat

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm giving up on life

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I ate so many pancakes last night. Lent is awesome because before it you have to stuff yourself silly with batter, sugar and lemon.

    Man so jealous of you English peeps for having a day dedicated to pancakes. I want Pancake Tuesday! And Bacon Monday!

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    vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I LOVE GIVING UP SHIT. I'm not catholic and sometimes I worry that true catholics would be offended that I really like lent but don't consider myself catholic, but dang I love giving shit up. I don't know what to give up this year, maybe pizza? That would be incredibly difficult for me.

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This year I will give up giving up things for lent, as I have for the last twenty some years.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ruckus wrote: »
    This year I will give up giving up things for lent, as I have for the last twenty some years.

    people who do this always think they are clever

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm giving up raping children in the confessional.

    Vestibule only this season.

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    it's much easier to get a good cut of steak on fridays during lent

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    No meat on Fridays for throughout lent and I'll be giving up any kind of "Sweet" for the duration as well.

    No chocolate, ice cream, cakes, etc..etc..

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    Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Will be giving up: this bad attitude

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    lostwords wrote: »
    I ate so many pancakes last night. Lent is awesome because before it you have to stuff yourself silly with batter, sugar and lemon.

    Man so jealous of you English peeps for having a day dedicated to pancakes. I want Pancake Tuesday! And Bacon Monday!

    It's not government mandated - you could've had your own shrove Tuesday.

    The only pan we have that's good enough for pancakes is about 8" across, so we ended up making pancakes the size of your American things, but as thin as a crepe. It was 3 mouthfuls of awesome before having to make another.

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    Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Sorry, I am cultural protestant of Northern Europe. I do not understand voodoo hexes or magic snake oils.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I am interested in which denominations besides Catholics really observe Lent and ash wednesday. I know that Baptists don't (or usually don't).

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Out here in PA Dutch country we celebrate Fausnacht Day. Shit yes.

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ah fuck. Ash Wednesday always sneaks up on me.

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I tried to give up work for lent. My boss wasnt having it though.

    Maybe I shouild sue for religious intolerance.

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    Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've already given up.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    the best part about pancake tuesday, is that it begets pancake wednesday

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    is mardi gras after lent, or before? Is it over?

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    mullymully Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    im never gonna give it up
    also never going to let it down
    or run around
    and hurt it?

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    it was yesterday

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Langly wrote: »
    is mardi gras after lent, or before? Is it over?

    Fat Tuesday is the last day before lent

    so yesterday

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    shit. now how will i meet my bead quota this year.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm giving up trying to trans-substantiate crackers and grape juice into the flesh and blood of a dead Palestinian prophet.

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    Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Is it not wine anymore?

    Was it ever wine? I've never been to church.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    more blood for me then

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
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    Didn't Ebert lose his jaw to cancer or something?

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
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    I love him.

    He beat up on Kevin Smith about the whole Southwest thing.


    Skull - is wine not grape juice?

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    guy's all class

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Is it not wine anymore?

    Was it ever wine? I've never been to church.

    Depends which church you go to.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Smart Hero wrote: »
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    Didn't Ebert lose his jaw to cancer or something?

    yep, and had to have a feeding tube installed. Has hasn't eaten or drank anything in about three years.

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    CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    For Lent I'm gi- oh wait that's right I'm a godless heathen.

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    MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Langly wrote: »
    I am interested in which denominations besides Catholics really observe Lent and ash wednesday. I know that Baptists don't (or usually don't).

    Lutherans do, mostly because it's an excuse for another potluck

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    vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    hey lost what is the name of the cupcake place you like in dc?

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    hey lost what is the name of the cupcake place you like in dc?

    I go here.

    http://cupcakesactually.com/

    It's down in Fairfax, so a bit further south than DC, but it is a fantastic shop and less than a mile from me.

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    edited February 2010
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    Langly wrote: »
    I am interested in which denominations besides Catholics really observe Lent and ash wednesday. I know that Baptists don't (or usually don't).

    Lutherans do, mostly because it's an excuse for another potluck

    There are a pretty fair number of baptists/baptist-a-likes who do Lent by personal choice, not because it is mandated. My sister generally does it and I've done it a few times. I haven't decided yet about this year (which I guess I should, time's a-wasting)

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