Mardi Gras vs. Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:36 AM
What will you choose to do the day before Lent?

Traditional celebration
Mardi Gras - Characterized by drinkin', smokin', carousin'...well, anyone seen an episode of COPS: New Orleans?

Shrove Tuesday - Characterized by eating as many pancakes as humanly possible.

Familiar mantras:
Mardi Gras - "SHOW YOUR..."

Shrove Tuesday - "I say, PASS the BLOODY SYRUP!"

Disturbing imagery
Mardi Gras - http://www.nola.com/mardigras/galleries/

Pancake day - http://www.pancakeday.com/pics2003.html

Aftermath
Mardi Gras - "My tongue is hairy...there's a buzzing noise in my head...and who the heck are YOU?!!?"

Shrove Tuesday - "I bloody can't breathe...there's a pound of batter mix expanding in my stomach...and who's hogging the loo?"

So many choices, so little time. Drink or 'cake? Pass out or pass gas? Or does anyone give a flippin' flapjack?

-'Playa
*** Edited 2/24/2004 2:38:34 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:51 AM
not coaster related. I feel a closure here.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:11 AM
Don't forget the Polish folks with Paczkis! http://acweb.colum.edu/users/agunkel/homepage/paczki.html yum...Jelly doughnuts on steroids! I purchased three dozen for my office from my local Polish bakery!
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:17 AM
Do they polka before or after dinner? Cuz that could get real interesting...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:49 AM
Not coaster related? I always put my bourbon on a coaster! And I'll take bourbon over pancakes any morning! ;)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 10:50 AM
No no no....

Ask any good Pennsylvania Dutchman...

Today is Fasnacht Day.

Basically, a Fasnacht is similar to a donut, but is about 4x heavier (fried in lard).

To make this coaster related... I challenge anyone to eat more than three faschnacts and then go ride a coaster and NOT throw up.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:00 AM
Fried this, polka that...but I ask you, are there any greeting cards floating around the web for Fasnachts? I think not!

-'Playa

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:04 AM
I don't know about you, but I'm spending today in New Orleans Square.

And Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, all in Disneyland---where they serve "mint juleps", perhaps the most vile disgusting anti-boysenberry-punch beverage on the planet. To atone for these julep-induced sins, I'll pay penance by power-riding Ghostrider on Ash Wednesday.

(It all comes back to parks...)

*** Edited 2/24/2004 4:05:34 PM UTC by Brian Noble***

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:27 AM
I miss the old pancake threads :)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:22 PM
Maybe it'd be wise to eat a heaping pile of pancakes so as to soak up all the drinkin'...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:00 PM

Peabody said:
I miss the old pancake threads :)

I don't. ;)

I don't like my pancakes made of thread. I perfer batter and syrup.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:48 PM
But I'm so confused!

The greeting card site says it's September 29. 'Playa says it's October 27. This thread insinuates that it's the same day as Mardi Gras.

When IS Pancake Day?!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:08 PM
According to http://www.pancakeday.com/ it's today, February 24, 2004
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:10 PM
Being polish, I always eat paczkis today. Delicious. It's a tradition I look forward to.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:28 PM
Hey, I'm Polish too! Too bad I'm on the Atkins....
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:28 PM
Damn it, I KNEW I should've actually gone to the dining hall for breakfast this morning!

Forgive me for not celebrating...I have to go hide my head in shame now...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 4:47 PM
Nitro Dave: I was WRONG. There. I said it. I hope you're happy now! ;)

TTDTom: Atkins is whack. The Carbohydrate Addicts diet lets you scarf down the flapjacks and still lose the weight. I've sworn by it for six years and counting.

-'Playa

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 5:18 PM
I know someone else who swears by it. ;)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 7:23 PM
Is it okay to swear if it's not about a diet? Cause if it is, I swear too. ;)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:19 PM
Carbohydrate addicts diet, eh? I clearly remember a song from Kids in the Hall about liposuction. Which is??? Fat reduction.
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