Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf today, teeing off at the Masters
at 1:42 EDT today. ESPN will carry the tee shot live, then begin full coverage at 3 PM. Last time Tiger returned from a long break due to surgery, Nike's ad was lighthearted
. This time, things are very different, and the new ad
released yesterday definitely has a different tone, invoking the words of Tiger's late father, Earl Woods. Of course, some in the media are going to keep teeing off on Tiger's scandalous affairs, including this new revelation
of a tryst with a neighbor's 21-year-old daughter.
posted by msacheson
on Apr 8, 2010 -
There is no word on whether IHOP has asked the Vatican to shift the timing of Lent.
As mentioned previously
, today is not only Super Tuesday, but also Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or...International Pancake Day
. IHOP is not a happy camper that the biggest payday in its calendar (when it admittedly not only gives away free pancakes but raises money for charity in the process) has to compete with our pesky American democracy. As they say in their press release: “Super Tuesday, set for February 5, 2008, encroaches upon the centuries-old celebration of Pancake Day, traditionally held the Tuesday preceding Lent to rid iceboxes of forbidden dairy products.”
So it decided to thumb its nose at the Catholics and declare next Tuesday "National Pancake Day
," even though it's during Lent, which defeats the entire purpose. Except for those whose religion's highest priority is the consumption of free pancakes.
posted by ericbop
on Feb 5, 2008 -
Not just your everyday pancakes this time though. Alan Clark has turned his family recipe into a c13 isotope lased medical breakthrough. - via Fark
posted by KnitWit
on Dec 8, 2003 -
Say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with a Russian-style Mardis Gras celebration of Maslenitsa
-Pancake Day. Maslenitsa
is an ancient pagan
weeklong Slavic holiday
held before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Pancakes, the traditional food eaten during this time, are round and hot, representing the sun. "Fat is the key word for Maslenitsa," said Valentina Bakhtina. It is a sort of Mardi Gras without the costumes and with a lot of butter. The central thing is to drink, be merry, and eat - pancakes and more pancakes.
posted by stbalbach
on Mar 4, 2003 -
"Add 1 tablespoon of Fajita Marinade & Seasoning to 1 quart of pancake batter, 2 cups of corn niblets, and 1 cup of diced green peppers. Prepare the pancakes to serve with soups, stews, or chili." Thanks to the McCormick spice company we can have the best of both worlds!
posted by pyramid termite
on Mar 3, 2003 -
. Called by many names
- Blintz, Palascinta, Flensjes, Pannkuchen, Po-Ping - yes, you know they're yummy
, but what do you know about their history
or their religious significance
? For instance, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day
and for the past 53 years, women in Olney, England
and Liberal, Kansas
race down the streets of their towns flipping pancakes, continuing an English tradition that goes back more than 500 years. (Melbourne, Australia
has a Pancake Day race, too!
) The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Shrovetide with a type of pancake called Blini
, and I think most of us know that Latkes
(potato pancakes) are a traditional part of the Hanukah feast
. (Although apparently there is some debate
on the virtues of Latkes over Hamentashen
.) On a more secular note, we've just missed the 2002 Fall Flapjack Festival
, held every year in Land O'Lakes, Florida
. Glenn, Michigan
has an annual Pancake Festival
, too (since 1938). Hey! I'm getting hungry ... somebody pass the Maple Syrup
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 12, 2002 -
National Pancake Week
isn't getting the press it deserves. It seems like sometimes with all this "War on Terrorism" and "Olympic Fever" stuff, we forget about the really important things in life.
posted by Samsonov14
on Feb 14, 2002 -
Don't eat the Pancakes
! Those damn terrorists have gone too far now!
Caution: slow-loading page
posted by CRS
on Oct 19, 2001 -
If you like rabbits with random crap on their heads....
you'll love this site!
Oolong is so calm and patient -- he never gets angry when I take pictures of him. When I put various objects on his head, he stays still for a minute. This is just a result of an intimate relationship between me and Oolong.
The main theme of my site is not to show these 'headperformance' links,
and it's not my hope to propagandize nothing but the strangeness of his
headperformance over the world.
posted by ignu
on Sep 10, 2001 -