Saturday, March 26, 2011

Orthograph # 123 - Whodathunkit?

19 comments:

nothinghypothetical.com said...

I'm not sure there's much that qualifies as "meat" in there.

Anam Cara said...

LOL!

When the high school (private - Baptist) our son was attending hosted a regional competition, they sold food for the day to family who came to watch their kids present. It was Lent and not a thing they had was fasting food - no fruit or anything like that - only hot dogs, nachos, things like that. Our daughter said, "Well, really, who can say WHAT IS in a hot dog?"

I must say, the dreaded chicken nugget sounds pretty darn good right now.

This Lent seems longer than others. We still have a month to go!

The Ironic Catholic said...

Excellent. And true.

Larry Anderson said...

With respect to David's comment, as a former McDonald's manager, I can vouch for the fact that McNuggets really are chicken. White meat, for that matter.

Keith said...

There is not a fast long enough to make those food-like things appetizing. Sorry Mr. Anderson.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Larry, there is much about your past life I have yet to learn. We will have to go have lunch sometime and swap stories. Somewhere other than McDonald's. :)

hsteven said...

I wouldn't worry about it. McDonald's is fast food!

JeffHolton said...

All this conversation does is magnify a (slightly lame and pathetic) question I've had for years: What does a vegan do for Lent? I mean, is it even interesting?

David said...

I read that vegans tend to eat a lot of junk food in order to get calories. I read that they are OK with "sacrificing" their own health in order to not eat animals. There's a bizarre spiritual confusion in that concept.

Sr Margaret said...

Don't know where they find junk food without animal derivatives. Must be a transatlantic thing. I should have tried being vegan in the US not the UK :)

Anam Cara said...

I want to confess/add that today, as I put our dog in the basement before I left for church (luring her there with a treat) that grilled pig's ear was looking pretty good.

This seems like an especially long Lent to me.....

Anonymous said...

David,

I don't know what your read, but it sounds very bogus. What might a vegan eat for calories? Fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole-grain breads? Much like the diet of many monasteries, and certainly no sacrifice of health--quite the opposite. Now McNuggets, that's where the sacrificing of one's health comes in, and it's not for the benefit of animals, but for a corporation with questionable business and labor practices.

Anonymous said...

>With respect to David's comment, as
> a former McDonald's manager, I can
> vouch for the fact that McNuggets
>really are chicken. White meat, for
>that matter.

Vegans. They taste like chicken...


>What does a vegan do for Lent? I mean, is it even interesting?

Thats easy. Their spiritual Fathers insist they eat meat on Lent.. :-D

dc said...

fasting means not eating, with us all doing what we can within the church's guidelines. A vegan can skip meals, eat less, eat simpler foods, give up eating out.

Anam Cara said...

DC, You've nailed it. The eating less is the hard part. I can go without the meat (although it is VERY tempting), but I then sit and positively stuff myself on a salad of lettuce, kidney beans, tomatoes, and corn chips.

I find the abstinence relatively easy. It is the FASTING part that is hard!

Keith said...

David,
Junk food is a pretty ambiguous term. Depends on how you define it. Vegans tend to eat a fair amount of strangely processed "franken-foods" though. And while you can certainly find vegans that choose to be vegan because of an odd worship of animals, that is not in any way normal. Most truly believe they are doing something very healthy.

Alexander The Mediocre said...

>fasting means not eating, with us
>all doing what we can within the
> church's guidelines.

Not necessarily . There is a story on the Gerontikon (Book of Elders/desert Fathers) which explains the story of a monk who was full with pride because of his great fasting, his spiritual guide told him he should drink meat and drink wine EVERYDAY for a period of time.

The result was that the monk became even thinner because he was feeling so sad everyday because he had to eat meat and drink wine, he felt he was nothing...

So you see, an experienced spiritual Father ultimately decides these things...

Anonymous said...

Now is the time to try ALL those weird breakfast cereals you've always wanted to try, the sugary ones. Almond milk goes real good with some.

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