August 9, 2005

Carnival overload.

Should everything in "carnival" form be linked on Instapundit? Apparently. But I'm not up to doing it. Personally, I don't link to carnivals because I don't have anything to add. But it's awfully nice of Glenn to do all that linking!

16 comments:

Paul said...

Ha! It is very kind. I look forward to the Carnival of Receipes because I'm a lousy cook who keeps trying. So what if no one eats it!
It drives me crazy because I'm always missing one or two ingredients. Curses! Great Fun!

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Ann Althouse said...

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Elizabeth said...

I enjoy the Carnival of Recipes, which usually has several good grilling recipes. I also enjoy the play on the word, carnival, or farewell to flesh, as I seek out new BBQ techniques.

Ann Althouse said...

Something about this post is attracting robots!

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Don't worry Ann, no one should follow a self-serving link within a blog.
Elizabeth. That's what Carnival means? Farewell to flesh? I seek out recipes I can follow which result in edible food. Dinner can be called a success then.

Elizabeth said...

Paul,

Yep--that's why carnival precedes Lent. Carne = flesh. During traditional (pre-Vatican II?) Lent, literal flesh--meat--was not eaten, and less literally, the pleasures of the flesh, anything satisfying carnal desires, might be sacrificed. So, no sex, no chocolate. And if you're giving that all up for 40 days, well, you want to have a nice, big party to say goodbye for now.

price said...

I thought the title of this post said "Carnival Overlord" and I got really scared on an instinctual level!

Paul said...

Thank you Elizabeth, no wonder I was not allowed chocolate during Lent when I was in Catholic grade school. The other I knew nothing about then. But on Easter Sunday a large chocolate rabbit was mine, if I could keep my 4 brothers off it.
No wonder the big celebrations before Lent, that is if one intended to be observant. As you said Vatican II changed all that though.
A long-winded thank you, but Thank You still.

Beth said...

I get all those robots on my blog, too, Ann. It's because I am the mother of the Carnival of the Recipes and it is so popular that the bots apparently look for the phrase in blogs.

On the other hand, I appreciate that Glenn links to carnivals because it gives me a chance to see blogs I am unfamiliar with.

BTW, Vatican II did not end Lenten fasting or giving up something for Lent.

Paul said...

Beth.......Oops!-Paul

Elizabeth said...

Beth, you're right, of course. But the giving up is less stringent, now. I don't know the specific rules since I'm a Protestant bystander, but I'm pretty sure that the meat restrictions are lightweight. Here in Louisiana, where the population in the south of the state is largely Roman Catholic, the menus of even fast-food restaurants add fish for the 40 days (yes, Wendy's has a fish sandwich, who knew?). At one point Lent meant no meat for 40 days, then no meat on Fridays (maybe that's the Vatican II change). What is the status now? And am I correct in remembering the no-meat Fridays were the rule even outside of Lent, pre-Vatican II?

Paul said...

Elizabeth, I know you are absolutely right about no-meat Fridays. Way before Vatican II it was a strict rule at home and in school. In fact, it was Vatican II to the best of my knowledge, which eased that restriction and made it voluntary and allowed masses to be said in languages other than Latin. I thought the church was falling apart.