Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Orthograph #110 - Dang! Not Again....

19 comments:

Tim said...

Perhaps the good Bishops will give a dispensation? ;)

Anonymous said...

One might say, "the longer the fast, the more likely McD's has McRibs", right? But, what this graph says is the length of the fast is based on the availability of said delicacy. A fitting epitimia indeed!

s-p said...

Anon, the intention was the former, the latter is tantamount to spiritual abuse. :)

Lazarus said...

The Gardenburger folks make a surprisingly good Lenten version, though it's not always easy to find. Unfortunately I can't have it anymore due to diabetes (too much sugar in the sauce), but it got me through my first Lent as an Orthodox.

あじ said...

I guess I'm pretty lucky to live in the land of Gates, Bryant, Fiorella, and Oklahoma Joe. (And a hundred other great barbecue shops, I just can't mention them all in a combox.) Or not so lucky: fasting is tough year-round.

discourse said...

Luckily, tasted a bite of someone else's McRib and it was not to my taste.

Bullet dodged. :)

hsteven said...

McDonalds is fast food!

s-p said...

Actually we have some good BBQ places around Phoenix, but being in construction and eating fast food every day for basically breakfast and lunch I LOVE the McRib as a break from the standard dollar menu stuff. 3 bucks for lunch when a real BBQ place would run me $7-8.00. And it beats the heck out of Taco Hell's bean burritos during 40 day lenten seasons.

Fr. Sean Lotz said...

Oh come on! You don't really believe there's any actual meat in those things, do you? This is McD's you're talking about.

s-p said...

Fr. Sean, if there's no meat in them I'd like to know what McDonalds did with the 2% of the world's pork production they buy when they sell the McRib. http://www.dailywealth.com/1054/E-coli-McRib-and-a-Bull-Market-in-Pork
Maybe they give it to senators for their spending bills. :/

Ingemar said...

Come on Steve, the Advent fast hasn't even started yet. Get them while they're still hot.

あじ said...

Eating fast food twice a day isn't something I'm required to do, for which I am grateful. Rare is the day my wife and I fail to share breakfast together at home. And I get to nuke frozen Costco stuff for lunch when I'm not eating leftovers.

If it's the bean burrito vs. the McRib, I think you're making the right choice. Don't have any street taco vendors there? Now that's temptation: pastor tacos and hot sauce.

Ingemar said...

They offer shrimp tacos where I live. Neener neener.

(Also I've heard of priests granting a dispensation to begin the fast on Black Friday.)

Matushka Anna said...

Totally off topic:

Steve! Congrats on the Eastern Christian New Media Award nomination!!!

Penelope said...

lol, that is funny

Your Intrepid Editor said...

The church is just trying to protect you.

Lazarus said...

I know the pain. It's the only McDonalds sandwitch for which I get cravings.....ah, the irony!

Anonymous said...

Crueler still is that, for us of the Redneck Orthodox Church, deer season always falls during the Nativity Fast. Therefore, fresh venison tenderloin, a deer season tradition, is forbidden. At least on Wednesdays and Fridays. Or so I've heard. Or wanted to hear.

Anam Cara said...

Found this: now you can have them when McRib is "out of season"

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Make-Your-Own-McRib-Bigger-Better-and-Always-Available