14 thoughts on “Lent: Part 33

    1. MacCrocodile Post author

      This is the last week of this. I have more than enough movies to fill out the week, but I have to spend all my time on it, so you’ll have to track me down and give me whatever you’re going to give me.

      Reply
      1. yampowered

        Well if you’ve already got the movies then never mind. It was a thingy for 2 free rentals at Scarecrow, which I robbled from Garrett, but if you’ve got movies already I’ll just, like, fritter it away on old cartoons or something!

        Reply
    1. MacCrocodile Post author

      Six, counting today. Just means I’ll have to watch some extra on Saturday, which is still totally Lent.

      I was hoping to time the final movie to end at midnight on Sunday morning, like a proper Easter service.

      Reply
      1. laterhayloft

        Actually, I hate to correct you, but Lent officially ends sundown Thursday (=Maudy Thursday = the day Jesus died)
        However, people mostly agree that what ever you take on for Lent should be carried on through until Sunday Morning. After all Lent is over, but those days are like Lent squared in meaningfulness.

        Reply
        1. MacCrocodile Post author

          And I hate to correct you, but shove it. I mean, um…

          The Wikipedia article defines Easter as the forty-day period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. It is exactly forty days (not counting Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to Easter, but you have to count Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

          Also, the words for Lent in the Romance languages are specifically derived from the word for forty. See Lent post number 19. Interesting side note, the word “quarantine” is also from the French word for forty, referring to the forty days a ship would be kept isolated in harbor to see if anyone on board died of the plague.

          Reply
          1. laterhayloft

            That would suck so much… you complete this horrendously long tip on board a tiny ship, and you finally make it back into port and you aren’t even allowed off the boat for antoehr 40 days.

            It would suck to live in that time period.

Leave a Reply