Friday, February 15, 2013

Truth Is Stranger #133: It's Friday, It's Lent, Let's Roast a Gator!.

Alligator is considered a "fish" and may be eaten during those abstinence from meat Fridays.

Well, thank goodness, since I have a few pounds of it in the freezer.  You know, unless I get inspired to get a spear and catch one myself.


Or maybe I'll just fast instead.

9 comments:

Ann said...

I've tried alligator, it's good.

Matthew Lickona said...

Alligator is indeed good, but this post is bad for my faith - religion openly thumbing its nose at truth. Nobody on God's green earth would call a gator a fish. A whale, maybe. A sea turtle, possibly, what with the flippers and all. But a gator? A gator is a lizard. Lizards ain't fish. Hey Archbishop, how 'bout seals? Otters? Penguins?

The Ironic Catholic said...

Well, honestly, I've never been clear about how fish isn't meat. Biologists and nutritionists worldwide are confused by us.

cminor said...

It gets better, Matthew--I understand muskrat is considered fish for Lenten purposes in some dioceses. Haven' checked up on nutria.

cminor said...

Yep, nutria too. Also capybara in some parts of South America.

But if it's any consolation, did you ever notice that all the characters in Veggie Tales except the carrots and asparagus are actually fruit (botanically speaking)?

Dave said...

Sounds like a croc to me...

Gianna Chrysostom said...

Animals that are cold-blooded don't count as meat, so I guess that's why they count as fish.

cminor said...

That works for the 'gators, Gianna, but I'm still scratching my head over the water rats.

Angie said...

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=23328
Regarding muskrat...yuck!