My friend's friend recently emailed this to him...and he passed it on to me. Can anyone confirm this?? Wow.
My sister brought the following to my attention...it's
from a livejournal entry. Pretty far out...I'm not
clear if this can actually be real:
A note here... this story is set in Greece, which is
95% Eastern Orthodox. During Lent, the Eastern
Orthodox church asks its members to fast from meat,
dairy products, wine, and olive oil.
Just in time for Lent, I read the following in "North
of Ithaka" by Eleni Gage...
"Enroute to from Athens to Lia, I stopped at a
roadside McDonald's to use the bathroom and spotted
two huge posters advertising the specials that were
available to help us celebrate McLent. That's right,
not Lent at McDonald's, nor Easter at McDonald's, but
I stole a placemat that commemorated this happy
marriage of the commercial and spiritual. On a bright
green background were printed the words -ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â«Everybody
ready-ÃƒÆ’Ã…â€œ? and then in different colors and fonts
"FASTING". "Fasting is an old tradition and an
opportunity to try something new,-ÃƒÆ’Ã…â€œ explained a
paragraph under this eyecatching header. "Now young
and old alike can avidly follow the custom and enjoy
the renowned McLent!" Then there were the photos of
the delicacies in question: Spring rolls, fried
shrimp, seafood salad, a McVeggieburger and apple pie.
At the bottom of the paragraph was the slogan
"Surrender to McDonald's!" I, for one, had already
This just confirms my decision to choose almost any
other food source over McDonald's.