Why the hell would I give up anything for lent? Even if I weren’t an atheist, any day I don’t spend in the tub with a book and a dark beer is a sacrifice to me.
Happy Pancake Tuesday, friends! My favorite book from childhood was about…a witch who made pancakes. Here’s her recipe:
Bewitching Blueberry Pancakes
1 1/4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tbl. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 c. milk
3 tbl. vegetable oil
1/2 c. washed blueberries
Mix all ingredients until fairly well blended. Some lumps will still be present. Stir in the blueberries. VERY IMPORTANT (this is the magic part): As you stir in the blueberries, say the following three times:
Gobble dee gook
With a wooden spoon
The laugh of a toad
At the height of the moon!
Pour on a hot griddle and watch.
You can make things disappear just like Old Black Witch. Put three pancakes in front of any hungry friend and watch what happens.
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Some days, you need brutality.
"Mainly, I just wanted an excuse to rage."
Michael Gira in Kill Your Idols on Swans’ early work (via oneweekoneband)
Someone on a friend’s FB newsfeed wrote how wonderful it was that Matthew McConaughey thanked god for his oscar. I couldn’t help myself; those movie stars and musicians are always thanking Jesus on awards shows! I commented that a deity who would focus on the appearance, bank balance and fame of movie stars while remaining invisible to the suffering of abused children, cancer patients, murder victims, refugees and the victims of natural disasters doesn’t really deserve praise. Furthermore, I said that it was narcissistic of MM to find himself singled out, not humble as he undoubtably meant it. That’s me; making friends all over the interwebs.