OT: Giving Up MGoBlog For Lent

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on February 12th, 2013 at 5:38 PM
In my wife and I's growing attempt to set a good example for the kids, we've decided to give up an addiction for Lent. My wife agreed to give up The Bachelor and Grey's Anatomy, which required a gigantic trade off on my part. I'm sorry to my fellow MGoBloggers, but to rid my household of the estrogen evil that is those shows, sacrifices had to be made, so I'm forced to give up MGoBlog for Lent. All I ask, is that when Parker Westphal and Mason Cole commit, someone tip back a Molson and think of me and post the "we ain't got no time for dat shit" gif on a pointless topic. I hope you all have a great Lenten season, and to my fellow Catholics, fight the good fight against your vices. I'll see you on the other side, by which I mean after Easter, not the afterlife. Unless of course I get hit by a bus, then you can take that in the literal sense. For those who are interested: We did get some great news today. After three girls, we found out we're having a boy. Hooray decrease in pink and purple colors, hello Michigan room!



February 12th, 2013 at 7:45 PM ^

You are a better man than I.

Not because you are giving up MGoblog for lent mind you, but for opening yourself up to the pummeling you are about to recieve.

God Bless.

*Edit Got my first "trolling"

...What? I'm Catholic too. Ouch.

User -not THAT user

February 12th, 2013 at 5:44 PM ^

Probably a good time to give up the blog...football season's over, the hockey team sucks, and basketball only gets interesting after Easter anyway.  No need to tell the kids that, though.

And probably still a more sensible idea of mine, which so far looks like it's going to be coffee.


February 12th, 2013 at 5:56 PM ^

I hate to put it this way but the likely truth is you've been had.  You know your wife will probably just go catch up on all the episodes she missed after Easter.  Or, even better, make you get her the Grey's Anatomy Season Whatever Is Right Now DVD for her birthday.


February 12th, 2013 at 5:45 PM ^

It is a worthy cause, but I really don't think we need a thread about what your giving up for lent today.  It might fall under the No Religion/No Politics clause.


February 12th, 2013 at 5:55 PM ^

I also have three daughters, but am choosing to give up playing "Pretty Pretty Princess" for Lent instead. 

Yes, that's a real game.  Dads know what I'm talking about.


February 12th, 2013 at 6:02 PM ^


  • Politics
  •  Drew Sharp, Ace Williams, Mike Valenti. Saying stupid and/or false things about Michigan in order to get Michigan fans upset is a tried and true way to phish for clicks. Let's not feed the trolls.

You make up the rules around here now? 


February 12th, 2013 at 6:09 PM ^

but this is to some extent worse than politics. There have been posts regarding Sharp, Ace Williams and Valenti since the FAQ was posted in '09. There was a religious post deleted just yesterday. 

Rules should be enforced evenly. Whether or not the OP is able to incorporate the blog into his religious practice is irrelevant becasue the nature of the post is still religion. 


February 12th, 2013 at 6:11 PM ^

And religion without any agenda attached to it is not in the smallest bit inflamatory.  The poster is not stating his views on abortion or contraception, he's relating his religion to MGoBlog.  How is that in the slightest bit offensive?


February 12th, 2013 at 6:17 PM ^

it may well be to others. Lent by its nature is overtly Christian. Whether one wants to give up the blog, or booze, or speaking unless spoken to, it is still done to serve a religious purpose.

My point is that if this is allowed than where should the mods draw the line? Would the OP simply need to incorporate the blog in some manner to make it a postable topic?


February 12th, 2013 at 6:26 PM ^

I don't make the rules nor do I enforce them.  But if I did, I would let a tangentially religious post stand if it A) involves the blog and B) does not delve into potentially divisive religo-political issues, such as abortion, etc. 

Just can't see how this post could be inflamatory to anyone, it's a guy sharing a story about giving up MGoBlog for a month. 


February 12th, 2013 at 8:20 PM ^

and I think you're taking things way too seriously.  Those who understand Lent, not saying you don't, just stating my opinion...those who understand realize that giving something up for Lent is designed to be a sacrifice.  The reason for that sacrifice is not as important as the reason that giving up something that may be a vice, is indeed important to you.  The original poster is stating that MGoBlog is that important to him that he's making a sacrifice to do without it as a gesture to his wife who is giving up something similarly important.

Stop wrapping so much resistance to your posts and just realize the personal motivations behind the statements people are making.  He was in no way advocating his lifestyle on anyone, nor should he.  Just ease up and take it in stride, huh?


February 12th, 2013 at 7:12 PM ^

the moderating team views politics and religion as the same category. That's not an attempt to equate the two other than they're personal opinions that are likely to cause the board to go haywire if they're insulted/someone else has a completely different outlook.


February 13th, 2013 at 10:59 AM ^

As an atheist, I'm not sure I agree.  

I see your point: the mere mention of religion, like politics, can cause some unseemly behavior on the board.  I freely confess, I came here to see if the post was overtly religious and to comment if needed.

However, the tone of this post does not seem to be inflammatory or overtly religious enough to require removal.  To me, the post is more about trading MGoBlog for The Bachelor/Grey's Anatomy and a "goodbye" from LordVoldemort.  I'm ok with live and let live in this case, but I do agree that it is better to be more restrictive (to prevent harrassment) than not.