Mardi Gras: Pancakes and Flashing For Beads

Welcome to Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday in French). The day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the 40 penitential days of Lent. One last blow-out before all that self-denial and atonement. Oddly two symbols have come to represent Mardi Gras recently. The consumption of pancakes and the flashing of breasts in an effort toContinue reading “Mardi Gras: Pancakes and Flashing For Beads”

Mardi Gras: Beads, Flashers, Families and Pancakes

So maybe women with voluptuous breasts flash  them for plastic beads in New Orleans, but in my house Fat Tuesday will involve something much more flat – pancakes! Happy Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday when folks have one last blow-out of debauchery prior to the forty days of abstinence during Lent. In Rio the Samba SchoolsContinue reading “Mardi Gras: Beads, Flashers, Families and Pancakes”

Happy Mardi Gras. Will the next pope be Canadian?

I recall in the lead up to the 1976 Olympic Summer games in Montreal, as is often the case with large-scale events, rumors of huge cost overruns (mind you, later to be confirmed) were rampant. When that was the topic of discussion they were referred to as “Montreal’s’” Olympics. “Montreal’s games won’t be ready on time”; “Montreal’s gamesContinue reading “Happy Mardi Gras. Will the next pope be Canadian?”