Thursday, February 10, 2005

Some student group on campus is having a big Mardi Gras party tomorrow. Doesn't that seem kind of wrong? I mean, it's great to have a Mardi Gras party the Friday before actual Mardi Gras, since a lot of students can't make it on Tuesday, but the Friday after? Isn't it, um, Lent? Aren't Catholics, the people who, after all, invented Mardi Gras, supposed to not really be partying on Fridays during Lent? It seems kind of like throwing a big Passover pork sandwich barbeque. I'm all for using any excuse to have a party, but if you're going to co-opt other people's rituals, you should at least respect their traditions.

Am I over-thinking this?

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