Pensitivity101 gives us some food for thought in this old Fibbing Friday list. Food and lies??! – I’m overqualified! 😎
How did tartar sauce get its name?
This spicy condiment was developed by a food engineer with a stutter. He only intended to say that it was a tart sauce, but introduced it to his boss as a tar…tar…tart sauce, and the name stuck – the same way the stuff gets stuck to your clothing if you’re not careful. When I go to Red Lobster, I always get a lobster bib, even if I’m just having sole.
Why is Mardi Gras (aka Shrove Tuesday) also known as Pancake Day?
It all began in Duluth, where the epicures of Minnesota did not have access to fine, upscale dining establishments like Shoney’s. IHOP, the International House Of Pancakes opened a restaurant to fill the gap. Their grand opening happened to coincide with Shrove Tuesday. They ran an advertising campaign that said, “Don’t be in a flap, Jack. Celebrate Shrove Tuesday by making it a Pancake Tuesday, with an endless stack of hotcakes.”
The mostly Lutheran, Swedish-Americans didn’t understand this Catholic Shrove Tuesday thing, but they understood cheap inexpensive food, and came in droves. IHOP repeated the sale for several anniversaries, and soon they were busing in from as far away as Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Then the Scots heard about the great food deal, and in no time the Pancake Tuesday term had spread worldwide.
Why do so many people eat fish during Lent?
It’s a way to feel good, and believe that you’re fooling God into thinking that you’re actually giving something up for a week or so. There may be less fish eaten now, since a Canadian Coast Guard cutter put a few .50 caliber rounds into a trespassing Portuguese fishing trawler a few years ago.
What is the difference between sushi and sashimi?
Sashimi is thinly sliced strips of raw fish flesh, also known in civilized countries as BAIT, to get other fish to bite. Sushi is thinly sliced strips of raw fish flesh, wrapped around vegetables, and coated with sticky rice, to get pretentious Hipsters to bite.
What is noodling?
That’s how half the University and College students get through their semesters without starving to death – some packs of ramen here, a few boxes of macaroni and cheese there.
How do you clean a fish?
I can’t tune a piano, but I can tuna fish. To clean a fish, you can put it in the dishfishwasher. Be sure to remove any detergent and rinse-agent, inserting instead, some butter and lemon juice. By the time the heated dry cycle is finished, the fish should be ready to serve.
What are Swedish fish?
This is a plot by the Swedish candy industry to destroy America. They are little fish-shaped gummies. They are promoted as having NO FAT, and good for you, but are loaded with sugars, mineral oil, which is a lubricant/laxative, and carnauba wax, which puts a great shine on your automobile.
In chess, the bishops may only move at 45-degree angles. The Bishop’s Mitre is a handy-dandy tool to plot your proposed progress out.
What was the movie, The Shoes of the Fisherman about?
This was the sad but true tale of a dedicated angler with a bass-boat. His wife would not allow his bilge-flavored footwear in the house, even in the mud room. He had to take them off and store them in a sealed plastic bag out in the toolshed, and hope that skunks or rats didn’t get at them.
What is the first day after Lent known as?
It has not been officially accepted anywhere, but it is widely known as – SCREW THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION DAY. I’ve been good for three or four months – the last week or so, especially. I’ve eaten more fish than a seagull. I want a bacon double-cheeseburger and onion rings! 🌯